kunanyi/Mt Wellington and Mt Nelson Track Updates (May 2022)

Upper Luge and Crosscut Tracks Now Open  The May 2022 edition of Making Tracks  (Hobart City Council Track Care Newsletter) reports that the Upper Luge and Crosscut (the new dedicated climbing track beside it) are finished and open.  That means two of the four new trails on the lower slopes of kunanyi/Mt Wellington bei...

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More mountain bike trails coming soon to Zeehan ...

New 'adventure focused' mountain bike trails are being developed in the Heemskirk Range near Zeehan. The Zeehan trails are being built by Next Level Mountain Bike, the company behind the original Oonah Hill track and trails in the Dial Range at Penguin.As reported in the Advocate Newspaper (published 11 May 2022), Next Level owner Ma...

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More federal funds for biking related infrastructure in Dorset

 A small article tucked away on page 6 of the May 2, 2022 edition of the Examiner, noted that among other things, the federal government had committed $400,000 towards safety improvements for the Cascade Dam Road in Derby (think the road you use to get to the top of Atlas), $100,000 to assist in the restoration of the Scottsdale Rail...

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Waratah Wynyard Council - MTB Trails vs Shared Pathway Project

Waratah Wynyard Council have recently (April 2022) decided not to procced with the development of some potential Mountain Bike Trail proposals put to them recently, and instead explore the feasibility of developing a shared user pathway from Wynyard to Stanley utilising the disused Wiltshire rail corridor or other alternatives and se...

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Five New Trails opened at Wild Mersey for Easter 2022

Five new trails (7 Shreds, Sweet Caroline, Funky Chicken, Harden Up and Syked Out) were officially opened on April 16 2022 adding 10 more kilometres of trail to the Wild Mersey Trail Network. I headed up for a ride not long after (23 April 2022) as a bit of a side detour to a trip up to the North East. I parked down by the ...

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Lake King William Circumnavigation

Crossing Clark Dam Early morning crossing Clark Dam

A circumnavigation of Lake King William has been on the to-do list for a very long time, and I have tried (unsuccesfully) to do it in the past,  but today I finally made that all important decision to actually set my alarm and set out to see if it was possible to circumnavigate Lake King William by bike and packraft ...  I left ...

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George Town MTB Trails (first ride)

Blue Tounge on Mt George Trails Blue Tounge on Mt George Trails

So I hadn’t been expecting much from the new George Town trails.   Truth be told, I expected to just spend a few hours riding them and then drive away thinking “that’s that done, time to go and ride some proper trails.” But, four hours and many kilometres later. I’m happy to say I’m eating my expectations.  Or does it make more sense to s...

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Lake Pedder Kayaking Trip (5-6 April 2021)

Kayak-on-Beach Camping site on Lake Pedder

I've wanted to explore Lake Pedder by kayak for a long, long time now, even before I saw some of the magnificent photos taken by Geoff Murray of camping by the lake shore. But I've also heard whispered stories of challenging and changable conditions, strong winds and steep waves, which combined with having a limited knowledge of where I might be ab...

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