Mt Mueller access 14/02/2016

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Mt Mueller access 14/02/2016

Postby blackbutt » Sat 13 Feb, 2016 11:42 am

Thought today 13/02/2016 I would try to access Mt Mueller tomorrow. Wilkinson book says there is a locked forestry gate..... Can't get keys on a weekend. Can anyone confirm that it is locked.... Thanks Mark
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Re: Mt Mueller access 14/02/2016

Postby north-north-west » Sat 13 Feb, 2016 3:59 pm

Far as I know it's kept locked, but to walk in from the gate is only an extra hour or so each way.
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Re: Mt Mueller access 14/02/2016

Postby Tas Tom » Sat 13 Feb, 2016 5:22 pm

The gate hasn't been locked for as long as I can remember. Last time I was up there was about two weeks ago- all good, no locked gate.

Take gaiters or long pants as the first half hour of the walk is very scrubby at low level- but well worth it when you walk around on the summit!!
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Re: Mt Mueller access 14/02/2016

Postby blackbutt » Sat 13 Feb, 2016 5:36 pm

Thankyou. The book is 5 years old now - just checking. I also keep thinking things must have changed by now with Forestry. I don't know why I keep thinking that - Lapoinya and the new Forestry gate on Arve Rd past Geeveston both suggest status quote maintained- but I can have wishful thinking. We have a plan B.
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Re: Mt Mueller access 14/02/2016

Postby Spoke » Thu 23 Feb, 2017 9:06 pm

Hi
I was wondering if you could tell me how long the return hike is to Mt Mueller?
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Re: Mt Mueller access 14/02/2016

Postby pazzar » Sun 26 Feb, 2017 10:35 am

Depending on your level of fitness, it could take anywhere between 5 and 8 hours.
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Re: Mt Mueller access 14/02/2016

Postby Spoke » Tue 28 Feb, 2017 4:35 pm

Thanks Pazzar,
I actually did it the day you replied. Took me about 7hrs with about an hour chill out time.
Oh and the gate was open.
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Re: Mt Mueller access 14/02/2016

Postby issyg » Tue 21 Mar, 2017 7:11 am

Does anyone know if the gate is currently open? Cheers.
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Re: Mt Mueller access 14/02/2016

Postby Tortoise » Wed 01 Nov, 2017 4:17 pm

Anybody heard/seen lately? Thanks
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Re: Mt Mueller access 14/02/2016

Postby stepbystep » Wed 01 Nov, 2017 4:56 pm

Much easier to call Susstainable Timber Tasmania. They control access(and don't check the forum).
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Re: Mt Mueller access 14/02/2016

Postby Tortoise » Wed 01 Nov, 2017 5:02 pm

Lol Will do. I just didn't know how accurate the info would be. Been burnt before, so to speak - somebody in an office who thought they knew but didn't.
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Re: Mt Mueller access 14/02/2016

Postby doogs » Wed 01 Nov, 2017 5:24 pm

I was there about a fortnight ago, I had no problems with access.
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Re: Mt Mueller access 14/02/2016

Postby Tortoise » Wed 01 Nov, 2017 7:12 pm

Thanks, doogs.
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Re: Mt Mueller access 14/02/2016

Postby gatesy » Mon 15 Oct, 2018 10:10 pm

Hi all,

And apologies for being that bloke who reopens a forum.

I tackled Mt Mueller today and came upon this sign on the turn off to Mueller Road.

I'm unsure if the gate does get locked at 3pm daily but I didn't want to risk it and drove out the gate at about 2:45pm.

Rough guide for timing. I started walking at 8:30 and took 2.5hrs to summit. 40 mins summit time 2 hr descent.

Thought I'd share in case this is something relevant for anyone planning on going anytime soon
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