South Coast Track Slides & Stories

WHEN
October 04, 2023 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
WHERE
The Duke Hotel
192 Macquarie St
Hobart, TAS 7000
Australia
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CONTACT
Jimmy Cordwell ·
ABOUT

The South Coast Track is a premiere wilderness experience. At almost 100 kilometres in length, this ancient Aboriginal route includes some of the most rugged south-facing coastline in the world - cliffs, mountains, sweeping beaches and lagoons, heathlands and forests - and is globally renowned for this spectacular and highly remote scenery and unique Aboriginal cultural and historical heritage. 

The Ironbounds, Precipitous Bluff and New RIver Lagoon, the South Cape Rivulet, Cox’s Bight, and more... These iconic places are awash with a rich natural and cultural history, recognised and protected in the creation of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area in 1982.

While it remains iconic and protected, the very essence of the wild and remote coast - and the sanctuary it gives to iconic threatened species - is under threat from a state government determined to privatise world heritage land, including a proposed 7 private developments and associated infrastructure along the length of the South Coast Track that is still in the pipeline. To protect the integrity of World Heritage wilderness, this is another proposal which needs to be stopped. 

In the lead up to summer - and as trips are planned and boots, gators, and 8 days of food packed up and prepared for the trip - we’re settling in for a night at The Duke of beautiful slides and stories to delve a little deeper into the South Coast Track and what makes it one of the most special wild hikes in the world. 

Speakers from the trip include (avid bushwalkers):

  • Dan Broun, Fishers & Walkers Tasmania
  • Andy Szollosi, Tasmanian Wilderness Guides Association
  • Marlee Hurn, Wilderness Society Volunteer & SCT BioBlitz co-coordinator
  • Jimmy Cordwell, Wilderness Society Tasmania

Reserve your seat, enjoy a beverage and a meal at the Duke, and see you there!

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This event will take place on the sovereign and unceded lands of the Palawa people, the rightful owners of lutruwita / Tasmania.

Parking & Public Access: Street-parking is available although it is minimal. Public transport is available to within 100 metres of the venue, both on Macquarie and Davies Streets. The event will be held downstairs at the venue, which is wheelchair accessible. 

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