Upcoming HVDWA Walks
May - July 2021
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.
19 May – Skinners Creek Track, Huonville: Meet in the Esplanade, opposite Huon Jet Boats, then follow the signs for the walk. There are several options for this walk, so depending on the weather on the day we can either do a long walk or a short one.
Saturday 5 June: Peppers Road Geeveston – THIS IS A NEW WALK! Drive to Geeveston, turn onto Arve Road and follow this road for approx. 20kms, going straight ahead without taking any turnings, until you are off the tar seal and Arve Road becomes a gravel road. Take this road for another 2kms when you will see Peppers Road on the left. Park on the side of the road and then we will go for a bush walk on a nice wide road. There may be wallabies in the bush so if your dog doesn’t have a good recall it might be wise to keep it on lead, otherwise the dogs can go off lead.
Tuesday 22 June – Verona Sands: If coming from Huonville, drive south through Cygnet (turn left at roundabout) then drive south along the Channel Highway for about 14kms (keep going past the Randalls Bay turn-off) until you come to the sign for Verona Sands. Turn right into Doyle Avenue then right again into Lovering Ave, following the signs to the toilets. Park here then go down to the beach and let the dogs off for a lovely play and swim.
Sunday 4 July – 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 on the right 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.
Wednesday 21 July – Cygnet Sailing Club: This is an on-lead walk. To access it head south from Cygnet along the Lymington Road. You can either park in Cygnet, walk to the roundabout and head straight south from there or drive straight past the roundabout and park on the left of the roadside a bit further along. If you are walking along the footpath you will pass a foot bridge on your left which has a “No Dogs” sign at the far end. This bridge goes to Burton’s Reserve which is a bird sanctuary so your furry friends are not welcome there. As you near the Sailing Club you will arrive at a small picnic area and, if the tide is right, a lovely little beach where your dog can have a paddle or a swim. There is one dog waste bag dispenser and bin along the walk. After the walk you can head back to Cygnet for refreshment at one of the dog friendly cafes or visit the fenced off-lead dog exercise area at the Recreation Ground off Guys Road in Cygnet.
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:
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Please remember to bring your own doggy poo bags and water for your dog(s). And please take used poo bags with you!
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.