Ridgeway

The Ridgeway Tea Gardens were run by the Tagg family. A newspaper article in 1931 described it: “Hobart people and tourists should not fail to visit the Homestead at Ridgeway—it is an ideal spot unsurpassed for scenic beauty, incomparable for Read More …

Clematis Hut

Built 1890’s (probably). The members were mostly tradesmen. There were two different version built at different times. An arson attack destroyed this hut in 1908. Presumably the second version was built after this attack, and it was most likely finally Read More …

Falls Hut

Built 1897, originally one room, then two rooms built on, the first subsequently being used as a toolshed. A two-level bridge was built here in 1901. George Mason, a well-known ranger and builder of the original Richards Monument, was the Read More …

Forest Hut

There were several huts with this name, run by the same group of people. An earlier version of Forest Hut was burned down while occupied, two people narrowly escaped being burned to death. Remains include flat areas, paths, and a rock Read More …

The Huts

If you venture through the untracked wilderness of Mt Wellington, you might walk right over a group of mossy stones, a few pieces of aged, broken crockery or a flat area, without realising that you have just visited a forgotten Read More …