The Soaring Club of Tasmania flies at WOODBURY, Tasmania, which is located near the township of TUNBRIDGE. It is approximately midway between Hobart (Southern Tasmania) and Launceston (Northern Tasmania). Placing ‘Woodbury Airfield’ into google maps will get you there, otherwise follow the below directions.
Coming from Hobart (going North)
After you pass Oatlands and St Peters Pass, you will come onto the Northern Midlands plains, a large flat bottomed valley between ranges of hills. A couple of kilometres on, you will see the road sign directing you to the right for the gliding club. Turn off to the right.
Coming from Launceston (going South)
Take the Midlands Highway (highway 1), go through Perth, Campbelltown, past Ross, and past Tunbridge. A couple of kilometres past Tunbridge, you will see the road sign directing you to the left for the gliding club. Turn off to the left.
Once off the main road
Turn off the main highway, cross the railway line. LOOK OUT FOR TRAINS. They are fairly infrequent, but the line is active.
After crossing the railway line, follow the signs. You turn right after crossing the railway line, then left a short distance on, near a weatherboard house. Proceed along this road (bitumen). The road changes to gravel, then about a kilometre or so on at the property “Ratharney”, you will see the sign on a gate on the left hand side directing you to the airfield.
Follow the track. It’s pretty rough. Take particular care if it has been wet as the track can be extremely slippery. There are two more gates to go through before you come to the airfield. If gates are already open, you can leave them open. If you have to open a gate to go through, you MUST shut it. If the farmers sheep get into the wrong paddocks we’ll be extremely unpopular.
By Air, the coordinates are: 42° 11′ S 147° 28′ E