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

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

Postby north-north-west » Sat 11 Sep, 2021 1:33 pm

"'Welcome to the rainforest, don't complain about the rain'"

Remind me again how much of the proposed route from the Anthony Rd to Lake Margaret goes through rainforest. It's mostly open heath and sedge.
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby taswegian » Sat 11 Sep, 2021 4:27 pm


Remind me again how much of the proposed route from the Anthony Rd to Lake Margaret goes through rainforest. It's mostly open heath and sedge.


That's so typical of many "expert" commentaries these days where the expondor is completely ignorant of reality but speaks to the masses to educate them about this or that with truth being far from their minds.
Justify a cause to prove it's worth.

With the ever increasing use of our wonderful rescue service these days, I fear this walk will increase that when visitors hit rough weather and have had enough and just press the button!

One of the problems these days is the attitude when genuine concerns are raised it's Here we go again, the greenies are ALWAYS against EVERYTHING and just switch off and plow on regardless
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby north-north-west » Sun 12 Sep, 2021 6:44 am

"We on the West Coast don't believe rain means that you can't have fun," Cr Pitt said.

"As someone who has enjoyed the West Coast wilderness my whole life and who has for years been a keen walker, I am excited to see this walk."

The tunnel vision and cognitive dissonance in this are mind-booggling.
You, councillor, are not the target market. Your target market is the 'experience seekers', and slogging through buttongrass and scrub for three days in typical west coast weather with no views, at nearly $200 per day, is not the sort of experience they're seeking.
The Mt Owen MTB tracks make far more sense than this.
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby TentPeg » Sun 12 Sep, 2021 6:54 pm

'slogging through button grass and scrub for three days'......

Don't think so. $34m will get those pesky experience seekers a clear track to walk on.
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby Nuts » Mon 13 Sep, 2021 8:17 pm

Never underestimate the capacity for high paying customers to have a correspondingly miserable time. Computer says Milford Sound scores 182 rainy days and Mt. Read 217 (more than 1mm). There's actually a chance this project could do wonders for limiting further excessive development.
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby Mechanic-AL » Mon 27 Sep, 2021 10:36 am

with all this discussion and planning regarding new walks I was just wondering if anyone could provide a bit of an update on how far the last project has progressed ? Has the 3 Capes actually lived up to its name yet with Cape Raoul included in the itinerary ?
If not, it seems to be taking a long time to get it finished and maybe the emphasis should be on finishing what has already been started.
(not too far off topic I hope.....).
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby tastrax » Tue 28 Sep, 2021 6:27 pm

Mechanic-AL wrote: Has the 3 Capes actually lived up to its name yet with Cape Raoul included in the itinerary ?


My guess is that because there is no commercial interest in the third cape it will never be done (at least in the original concept). It was also always going to be a tough ask to have a boat trip part way into a walk and I suspect the current 4 day/3 night walk better fits a commercial experience for 'softer' clients. There were also some serious track alignment issues on the remaining section.
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby TentPeg » Wed 29 Sep, 2021 1:30 pm

Cape Raoul track has been upgraded as a day walk.
I recently walked the rest of the track. Fantastic job done by all concerned. A great walk suited to a wide range of ages and abilities.
I would happily recommend it to anyone as a great Tasmanian experience.
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby Nuts » Thu 30 Sep, 2021 9:13 am

Cue Scotty (from marketing). Two Capes and a day walk, Tyndall Lakes walk. How about properly funded public space, & only five scary and dangerous war machines? It's an equally quaint thought, 'access for all' without the natural limits imposed by wilderness. The wilds filled with hardened ridge walkers prepared to suffer wet tents or.. stand aside, palanquin passing?
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby north-north-west » Thu 30 Sep, 2021 5:14 pm

Technically it is Three Capes. You do a daywalk out to Raoul and back, then get the boat from Port Arthur to Denmans to do the other two capes. Whether transport to/from the Raoul trackhead is included in any of the paying options is a different question. Maybe walkers should insist upon it and threaten a class action for false advertising if it isn't provided?
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Re: Have your say on Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Postby north-north-west » Thu 30 Sep, 2021 5:15 pm

Nuts wrote:Cue Scotty (from marketing). Two Capes and a day walk, Tyndall Lakes walk.


"Tasmania's Great Wilderness* Experience"


(*note: wilderness not included)
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