Upcoming HVDWA Walks

May - July 2022

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.



Thursday 18 August – Ranelagh:  Meet at the car park at the Ranelagh Recreation Area.  Dogs can have a great run and play in the dog exercise area. 


Sunday 28 August – Braeside Road, Franklin:  Braeside Road is 2.5 kms from the southern boundary of Franklin and is clearly sign-posted.  Follow this road for 2.6 kms until you come to Archers Road on your right (Braeside Road changes into a dirt road shortly before Archers Road) drive to number 23 Archers Road and follow the sign to the parking area on the right.   The walk begins through Jane Clarke’s property and she will be leading the walk.  Keep dogs on lead until advised by leader that they can have a run off-lead.


Wednesday 14 September – Franklin Foreshore:  2.00pm 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 1 October – 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.


Sunday 16 October - Heritage Park, Geeveston:  Meet at the main car park behind the Town Hall.  Walk across Heritage Park to the Platypus Walk then follow the river as far as the steps at the end of the walk.  We then ascend the steps to cross the road - take care at the top of the steps as the footpath is narrow. Once across the road, continue the walk along the riverbank and around Memorial Park to the RSL.  Pass the RSL and return across the road, down the steps and back along Platypus Walk until we reach the fenced dog exercise area where dogs can go off lead for a run and play.  You may even see a platypus!  (We did in July!)


Saturday 29 October – 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. 

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.