Overcoming a Water Problem

Water from a small creek had worked a way below the surface to seep out onto the Old Hobartian Track. A drain had been added to divert the water but the track often remained muddy.  The plan was to add rock to provide better passage for walkers. The channel to drain water away was widened […]

Snowy Thark

Despite a predicted temperature range of -1° to 7° for the top of Mt Wellington, seven volunteers attended the Thark Ridge working bee on Tuesday 3rd September. We started in fine but overcast conditions. After walking a short distance we began to encounter snow on the ground and were soon up to our knees in […]

Cathedral Capers

Cathedral Rock Track Improvements At long last Parks and Wildlife Service and Wellington Park Trust personnel were able to join Friends of Wellington Park volunteers for a day devoted to improving the track leading to Cathedral Rock. We all arrived early at the beginning of the track (end of Betts Road) but the start of […]

Looking Good

Goat Hills The area had no been visited since July 2018, and fortunately the volume of new Spanish Heath plants and those previously overlooked was not daunting. Quite a number the larger plants were spotted growing with saggs that had now grown high enough to be seen. An area of about 4 hectares was scanned […]

Fixing a Long Standing Problem

Lost World     kunanyi/Mount Wellington The start near the road at Big Bend crosses a soakage that is the headwaters to New Town Rivulet. It is usually wet and a little boggy for much of the year. The work was to install stepping stones to make it better for walkers. The project was conducted […]

Getting Closer to the Devil

Devils Throne This is one of the harder assignments we undertake, simply because it is a 2 hour walk to get there. And the more we cut the further away it becomes. It was a warm day but not uncomfortably so, and we managed to clear about 230 metres of track. Much of it was […]

Easier and Closer Option

With the weather forecast not looking ideal and showers showing up on the radar to the south west, it was decided to just confine ourselves to clearing some vegetation and making minor repairs on the Thark Ridge track. The original destination of Devils Throne required an hour and a half just to walk there and […]

Last Bit Done

Mount Connection With two hedge trimmers in use together with hand loppers, we managed to clear 300 metres of track. Whist this was happening others used loppers and saws on bushes where needed. In one section bauera was removed and it will be quite some time before those parts will need another trim. This completes […]

Demarcation Line Reached

Goat Hills After discovering Erica last year in a part of Goat Hills we returned to finish clearing it to the point where the bush ends and a power easement cuts through. It is hoped that TasNetworks will deal with the weed from this easement before too long. On completing the task, we returned to […]

All Done

Inglewood The last section of gorse was removed from the site along the southern side of the Inglewood Fire Trail. Over a 6 year period the 500 metre length on the south side of Inglewood Fire Trail has been cleared of Gorse. It has taken 16 sessions. Site before gorse removed photo Chris Woods Site […]


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