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

PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec, 2018 1:27 pm
by johnw
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

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

PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan, 2019 9:55 am
by bogholesbuckethats
Very few details but might start from their base at Abbotts Peak then head down into the Styx Valley. Any ideas?

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

PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan, 2019 10:07 am
by north-north-west
There has been on-and-off talk for some years about connecting the Snowy Range to kunanyi via the Maydena Range. Possibly that?

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

PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan, 2019 10:21 am
by bogholesbuckethats
Yeah I thought it might be a snowy range traverse but I hadn't considered joining it up to kunanyi.

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

PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan, 2019 12:21 pm
by stepbystep
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.

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

PostPosted: Tue 08 Jan, 2019 1:04 pm
by bogholesbuckethats
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.

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

PostPosted: Wed 09 Jan, 2019 4:37 pm
by north-north-west
[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.

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

PostPosted: Wed 09 Jan, 2019 7:21 pm
by tastrax
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

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

PostPosted: Sun 13 Jan, 2019 11:16 am
by gatesy

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

PostPosted: Sun 13 Jan, 2019 12:51 pm
by Paul
Tassy has a North/South ( or South/North ) walk.

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

Paul.

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

PostPosted: Sun 13 Jan, 2019 2:21 pm
by gatesy
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...

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

PostPosted: Sun 13 Jan, 2019 4:06 pm
by Paul
Thats correct - about 60km
Up north it could be 260km !

And nothing stays the same forever !

Paul.

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

PostPosted: Sun 13 Jan, 2019 4:54 pm
by MrWalker
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.

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

PostPosted: Sun 13 Jan, 2019 5:30 pm
by Paul
Well thank you Mr Walker for agreeing.
It would be iconic.

Paul.

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

PostPosted: Mon 14 Jan, 2019 4:55 am
by Nuts
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.

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

PostPosted: Mon 14 Jan, 2019 7:35 am
by MrWalker
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.

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

PostPosted: Mon 14 Jan, 2019 12:40 pm
by Nuts
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.

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

PostPosted: Tue 22 Jan, 2019 10:32 am
by Son of a Beach
Looks like some people are suggesting Ben Lomond as Tasmania’s next ‘iconic’ walk - according to the Examiner.

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

PostPosted: Sun 24 Mar, 2019 7:24 pm
by vagrom
This one looks very interesting but are they pie in the sky thought bubbles?
There once was a plan and some considerable work towards a rail link between Liena and Rosebery, via the Forth Valley and Lake Will - the Innes Track. The story's in Trampled Wilderness
This proposal seems to follow an easement as well as bypassing interesting territory like the Granite Tor Wilderness and Tyndalls.

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

PostPosted: Mon 25 Mar, 2019 8:21 am
by Nuts
Didn't hear much more on that one? The submission /extension closed on the 11th January so I expect we'll all be well informed soon..

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

PostPosted: Mon 25 Mar, 2019 11:11 am
by north-north-west
I've heard a couple of rumours about this one. I think they want to go over the Granite Tor area.
Not a fan of the idea - that would stuff up Inglis, Pencil Pine Bluff and a big swathe of wild country. They need to get the hordes out of Cradle-St Clair instead of adding to the pressure at the northern end.

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

PostPosted: Mon 25 Mar, 2019 5:39 pm
by E.G.
Just a point of clarification. It sounds like Destination West Coast via The Mercury have ended up with a garbled history.

Innes' survey was for a track. And a pack track was made by others. Never a railway line. Historic railway cuttings? There certainly is some benched track up Inglis but there is a lot more rough alpine path and thick scrub further west. Beyond Granite Tor it is easier to walk down the Brougham River than follow the track.

A lot of inaccuracies slipped into the history of the Mole Creek Track from the 1920s onwards and have been repeated so often that they have become the received wisdom.

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

PostPosted: Wed 27 Mar, 2019 4:12 am
by Nuts
Only a small number (compared to car visitors to Cradle Mt.)
But why build new? There, re-imagine the P-C Trail. 'Regional' & 'Sensitive'.

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

PostPosted: Fri 29 Mar, 2019 8:23 am
by Overlandman

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

PostPosted: Fri 26 Jul, 2019 1:41 pm
by Nuts
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

PostPosted: Fri 26 Jul, 2019 3:48 pm
by north-north-west
Oh no! That place will be wrecked if they put in heavy-duty duckboarding and huts and all that sort of *&%$#!!

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

PostPosted: Fri 26 Jul, 2019 3:55 pm
by bogholesbuckethats
The Mercury

AFTER months of excited anticipation, the west coast community is celebrating the State Government’s decision to create Tasmania’s next iconic walk in its region.

Mayor Phil Vickers flew over the area where part of the Philosopher's Tale walk will wind — in the Tyndall Ranges behind Lake Margaret — in a helicopter today.

“It is a spectacular place and this news is exceptionally great,” Mayor Vickers said.

“We are so thrilled we will have another major drawcard to bring people into what is a beautiful region.”

Destination West Coast’s The Philosopher’s Tale concept will feature Mt Owen, the King River Gorge area and come out at Dubbil Barril in the rainforest where walkers can catch the historic West Coast Wilderness Railway out to either Strahan or Queenstown.

Minister for the Environment, Parks and Heritage Peter Gutwein said the development would showcase all the west coast had to offer and further enhance Tasmania’s reputation as one of the best eco-tourism destinations in the world.

The government promised to give Tasmania another major walking attraction, to build on the success of the Three Capes and Overland tracks in the lead up to the last election.

“This proposal provides an opportunity to showcase the rugged and spectacular Tyndall Ranges, with its unique geology and mineralisation, which lie between Queenstown and Tullah,” Mr Gutwein said.

He said the concept would pay homage to the pioneering spirit of the west coast and the expeditions of James “Philosopher” Smith while delivering a new perspective of one of Tasmania’s wildest region’s.

“It is testament to our multi-use reserve principles where our mining heritage and rugged outdoors are celebrated, without compromise, in a truly Tasmanian adventure,”

Market testing and a detailed feasibility study will now be undertaken and public consultation will guide the walk’s route and final design, the government said.

“The Overland and Three Capes Tracks have captured the world’s attention, showcasing our spectacular Island home. Both these iconic walks are booked out in peak season and have had a very positive impact on their surrounding communities, boosting the economy, creating local jobs and redefining the identity of the regions.,” Mr Gutwein said.

“The new walk will deliver a major boost to the West Coast economy, and complements the recently launched Western Wilds Drive Journey and will be supported by the Hobart to Strahan air service that the Government is backing.

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

PostPosted: Fri 26 Jul, 2019 4:05 pm
by bogholesbuckethats

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

PostPosted: Fri 26 Jul, 2019 4:08 pm
by tastrax
They probably thought there would be less opposition because it's 'only' a regional reserve!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protected ... l_reserves

https://www.iucn.org/theme/protected-ar ... -resources

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

PostPosted: Fri 26 Jul, 2019 4:20 pm
by tastrax
This looks like the proposal to date

https://www.westcoast.tas.gov.au/webdat ... 20Tale.pdf

Tyndall proposal starts on page 25