Upcoming HVDWA Walks
February - April 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.
FIRST NEW WALK! Saturday 13th February, 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.
Wednesday 24th February: THIS IS A TWILIGHT WALK, COMMENCES AT 6.00 p.m. 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 13th March, KENT BEACH, DOVER: Take the Huon Highway south from Huonville to Dover, drive thought the township and turn down Kent Road (on your left) then proceed past the Caravan Park until you come to a sign on the right-hand side of the road which says “Dog Exercise Area”. Park near here then dogs can go off lead along a lovely beach. The beach is rather close to the road so if your dog does not have a good recall you may prefer to keep it on lead.
THE NEXT NEW WALK! Tuesday 23rd March, CALVERT PARK, JUDBURY: Turn off at the Huonville Bridge and follow the Glen Huon Road for about 21kms until you come to another bridge at Judbury. Once over this bridge you will see the entrance to Calvert Park on your left, turn in and park here. This is an on-lead walk which includes a very scenic walk next to the river.
Sunday 11th April, RANDALLS BAY: If coming from Huonville drive through Cygnet (turn left at the roundabout) then 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 be off lead for a nice run and a swim. Thursday 22nd April, 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 walking area where dogs can go off lead for a run and play. You may even see a platypus!
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.