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Upcoming HVDWA Walks
April  - July 2024

Please note that all walks commence at 10:30am unless stated otherwise. 
Each walk takes approximately one hour.


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.

Tuesday 30 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 11 May – 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.


Thursday 23 May – Ranelagh:  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. 


Saturday 8 June - Peppers Road, Geeveston:  Drive to Geeveston, turn onto Arve Road and follow this road, 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. There will be one of our banners marking the entrance to Peppers Road.

Sunday 30 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.

Friday 12 July – 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.


Sunday 21 July – Randalls Bay:  If coming from Huonville, drive south through Cygnet, turn left at the roundabout and drive south along the Channel Highway until you come to the turnoff to Randalls Bay.  Drive down the hill and park near the barbecue area.  Dogs must be on lead until we are past the barbecue area then they can go off lead to enjoy the beach.

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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