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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby johnw » Sat 22 Dec, 2018 1:27 pm

monte wrote:How hard would it be to connect up tracks between the Overland and Port Davey tracks so there's a semi-official north-south traverse from Penguin to Cockle Creek?

The topic below might give some indication, more or less :shock:. Good Christmas reading, enjoy :).
http://bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27288&hilit=louphi
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby bogholesbuckethats » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 9:55 am

Very few details but might start from their base at Abbotts Peak then head down into the Styx Valley. Any ideas?
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby north-north-west » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 10:07 am

There has been on-and-off talk for some years about connecting the Snowy Range to kunanyi via the Maydena Range. Possibly that?
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby bogholesbuckethats » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 10:21 am

Yeah I thought it might be a snowy range traverse but I hadn't considered joining it up to kunanyi.
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby stepbystep » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 12:21 pm

It's an idea mooted by Bob Brown and perhaps others for over a decade. There are many positives to the idea of a walk starting in Hobart using many existing tracks and trails.
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby bogholesbuckethats » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 1:04 pm

stepbystep wrote:It's an idea mooted by Bob Brown and perhaps others for over a decade. There are many positives to the idea of a walk starting in Hobart using many existing tracks and trails.


Yeah I could see how it would be an interesting trip. Hell of a lot of plantation timber between Mt Lloyd and the Maydena Range that would need to be disguised though.
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby north-north-west » Wed 09 Jan, 2019 4:37 pm

[url]https://www.facebook.com/PalawaLugganah/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARBX4Fano-S8G8PegWklnIqXHsS7Vu2mm7eOlV-OVOJ7ymfS4eb2MbElcCo7ZdEH9yA1v1OBGvXZTT5y&hc_ref=ARQgJ1I_qpjUvAFWgvVyVwwxZkC3RFYRDmCuONihlNTs3ftR7PZdueBhP-jy1s62qkM&__xts__[0]=68.ARBTtd7tZHhQ24v2Xn1s8JGXDFR1mcLCZ7G1BJ95Y3frQqizV3OFBz3-3yBjdEf6v_DZ84rkVx1aHNAH0cApOGCbyez-hT4009-WFcRbLzM2S4WL6Wysl7TV9ud_KS1IgFb_9S1yVyCZ1vlmdl2k53CLSWNJS6ZRj6rSQqi7XUOk3qSJabgyCbRp93nhSpMN-K2BEYEIU3OVHV4j8orxQCvJuzQhVlhT_majfPcjQxLEppXUomA3_qGNp2Qy3qAPpMaX76ceY-4RrQ1wh51bi2SHsJt_s8uRXzMnjbsQSl25LlIE1PL8ucgjHUfC-_OwXY364TRgmiA[/url]

Then there's this idea.
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby tastrax » Wed 09 Jan, 2019 7:21 pm

https://www.facebook.com/PalawaLugganah/

plus a previous topic on the track over the mountain to Snowy Range

http://bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9577
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby gatesy » Sun 13 Jan, 2019 11:16 am

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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby Paul » Sun 13 Jan, 2019 12:51 pm

Tassy has a North/South ( or South/North ) walk.

Its time for a East/West ( or West/East ) walk.

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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby gatesy » Sun 13 Jan, 2019 2:21 pm

Paul wrote:
Its time for a East/West ( or West/East ) walk.

Paul.


The SCT is East/West...

Would rather they just leave places alone...
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby Paul » Sun 13 Jan, 2019 4:06 pm

Thats correct - about 60km
Up north it could be 260km !

And nothing stays the same forever !

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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby MrWalker » Sun 13 Jan, 2019 4:54 pm

Paul wrote:Tassy has a North/South ( or South/North ) walk.
Its time for a East/West ( or West/East ) walk.
Paul.

I agree. There should be a walk from Eddystone Pt to West Pt.
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby Paul » Sun 13 Jan, 2019 5:30 pm

Well thank you Mr Walker for agreeing.
It would be iconic.

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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby Nuts » Mon 14 Jan, 2019 4:55 am

Be a sensible idea to keep extending the 'Latrobe-Wynyard' bike path for touring the north. The necessity for infrastructure in reserves (other than the route) would be minimal v's a walk project and the effect on small towns complementary, v's FIFO 'communities' /more bike parks.
"The guides are all complaining there's mobile reception and hot showers," Godfrey laughs.
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby MrWalker » Mon 14 Jan, 2019 7:35 am

Nuts wrote:Be a sensible idea to keep extending the 'Latrobe-Wynyard' bike path for touring the north. The necessity for infrastructure in reserves (other than the route) would be minimal v's a walk project and the effect on small towns complementary, v's FIFO 'communities' /more bike parks.

The only information I could find on this path was dated 2010 and implied they were waiting for funding. I assume they are still waiting.The planned coastal route makes a lot of sense along there.

It could connect up to the Scottsdale Rail Trail bike/walk path and that can be connected to Blue Tier bike and walk trails, that can be connected across to Eddystone Pt.
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby Nuts » Mon 14 Jan, 2019 12:40 pm

There are some more recent developments in funding, with now a federal budget and unanimous local council support but this gave an overview: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-06/ ... on/7546156

"For the entire network (the coastal pathway), which is close to 100 kilometres, we believe it's going to be in the area of $22 million"

Benefits from a vast cycle touring contingent in terms of regional economy, and about to grow many-fold with the ease of electrics. Benefits to local taxpayers in safer travel and recreation. Positives all round!

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No doubt even this would make a walking route, for those prepared to get involved in suggestions including dictates for unnecessary, mandatory reserve-based infrastructure by moralless proponents.
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby Son of a Beach » Tue 22 Jan, 2019 10:32 am

Looks like some people are suggesting Ben Lomond as Tasmania’s next ‘iconic’ walk - according to the Examiner.
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