Friday Forays April 2015

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Friday Foray #7 Tall Trees Walk, Mt Field;  24 April 2015.

Walk: From Tall Trees walk entrance on Mt Field road to the Waterfall Cafe.

Food: Lunch at Waterfall Cafe.

I was lucky to do a Friday walk with Japanese friends Hiroko N, Hiroko K, Shigemi, Yukiko, Kazuko, Harumi, Setsuko, Misa and Hisako. What a glorious day to be out and about in Tasmania. Through the striking autumn colours of the Derwent Valley we drove onto Mt Field to register with the Parks & Wildlife officer before we drove up to the beginning of the Tall Trees Walk. It was beautiful. There were indeed many tall trees, tall ferns, moss covered logs, swimming trout, Pademelons, and laughter and chatter as Carrie, Masako and I joined the 9 Japanese visitors of the Belle Nature Group to walk down past Horseshoe Falls and Russell Falls to the Parks centre.

After a fabulous lunch of chunky vegetable soup, smoked salmon toasted sandwiches and to-die-for chocolate ice-cream we ventured on over Meadowbank Lake to Curringa Farm. What a tour! Adrian, Mark and Jane made us so welcome and topped us up with a scrumptious afternoon tea of just-baked scones, raspberry jam and cream, Princess Mary Cake and tea/coffee.

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Friday Foray #6 Cascade Walking Track;  17 April 2015, one of the Greater Hobart Trails.

Walk: from Behind Silos at Cascade Brewery to end of Cascade Walking Track then down the Old Farm Road to Cascade Brewery.

Food: Snack at Cascade Visitor Centre Cafe & Restaurant

Valeri, Brian, Sally, Rod & Thyme had a fabulous walk along the Cascade Walking Track. So well maintained and signposted, weather perfect for walking, wallabies and birds to spot along the way, it was a magic day for meandering around Mt Wellington’s edges. Good on Cascade and the Hobart City Council for their contributions to the great track, and good on Peter DeGraves for starting it all back in the 1800’s. What a guy!

We wandered back along the other side of the Guy Fawkes Rivulet down Old Farm Road before taking a snack in the Cascade Brewery  Restaurant. The gardens and water features were a delight, we were almost tempted to do another brewery tour.

See our March Forays, our February Forays, our January Forays.

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