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Upcoming HVDWA Walks
April - June 2023

Please note that all walks commence at 10:30am unless stated otherwise. 


Please bring poo bags and water for your dog(s)!   

If the weather looks inclement on walk day, please check our Facebook page orthis website.

Wednesday 19 April – Franklin Foreshore: Meet in the car park below Osteria @ Petty Sessions. Dogs must be on lead until we are past the Caravan Park. They can then go off lead until we reach the Wooden Boat Shed and once again there is the opportunity for a play and a swim before we return the same way.

Saturday 29 April – Copper Alley Bay: Drive into Cygnet and proceed through the town and the roundabout, keeping the Service Station on your left. Go past the Yacht Club and drive for about 4kms when you will come to a bridge. Once over the bridge turn left into Nichols Road and drive down to the water’s edge. This is an on-lead walk which is very pretty and popular.


Saturday 13 May – Arve Road, Geeveston: Drive to Geeveston and turn into Arve Road at the junction. Drive along Arve Road for about 7 kilometres. The walk is a forestry trail on the left before the turnoff to Tahune Air Walk. You will see a Huon Valley Dog Walking Association banner set up at the beginning of the trail. There is space for parking at the side of the trail.


Wednesday 24 May – Ranelagh Showgrounds: Meet at the car park off Marguerite Street at the Ranelagh Recreation Area. Dogs can have a great run and play in the dog exercise area. Water, poo bags and rubbish bins for used bags are available.


Sunday 18 June – Crabtree: Take the Huon Highway to the Grove Store, turn into Mountain River Road then take the first left into Crabtree Road, follow this for about 2.5 km then turn left into Cross Road, the turning for Lucaston. Park on the grass area and then walk along for about 2kms then return. This is all on lead and is another scenic walk.


Wednesday 28 June – Castle Forbes Bay: From Huonville drive south to Castle Forbes Bay, past the cool stores on the left. A couple of minutes down the road there is a sign for Crowthers Road; immediately after this sign turn left into the parking area. The walk starts on the path to the right of the parking area, near the highway. Follow the path along to a road which leads down to the foreshore. Dogs should be on lead for the first part of this walk as the road goes quite close to the highway.

Please note: 

At the time of publication of the walks schedule, we are subject to the Tasmanian Government’s requirements regarding participation in group gatherings:

  • physical distancing of at least 1.5 metres between people

  • hand hygiene

  • respiratory hygiene (sneeze or cough into your elbow or tissues and clean your hands after coughing or sneezing)

  • frequent environmental cleaning and disinfection.

For more information, refer to

Off lead and under control ?

Several of our walks are ‘off-lead’ but please be aware that , under the Dog Act, it is the owners responsibility to keep their dog under control  and in sight at all times. We love to see our dogs running free and playing together but sometimes there maybe a distraction or situation where your dog is not

responding to you as he/she normally would and needs to go back on the lead. You may need to put your dog on a lead if he or she:

 ·Has poor recall

· Has a habit of running off out of your sight

· Is aggressive or upsetting other dogs

· Is behaving in a way that endangers itself or others

· Any other situation where you feel that you don’t have control of your dog.

 In addition to putting a dog on lead for the behaviours outlined, it is an owners prerogative to have their dog on lead during any of the walks if they feel it is in the best interest of the dog. 


We hope this  information helps you and your dog to  have a fun and relaxing walk.

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