Mersey Forest Road - Alternate Access

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Re: Mersey Forest Road - Alternate Access

Postby north-north-west » Sat 13 May, 2017 7:10 pm

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Re: Mersey Forest Road - Alternate Access

Postby onward » Sun 14 May, 2017 7:54 am

Damn it really did happen :)
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Re: Mersey Forest Road - Alternate Access

Postby Tortoise » Sun 14 May, 2017 6:13 pm

tastrekker wrote:As for Arm River Track, before the floods, "normal" access was via Maggs Mountain. However, as far as I know, Maggs Road has not been fully cleared yet. Commercial walk operators have been picking their guests up from Arm Road where the bridge was removed about 1km north of the Arm River Track car park access road. It will be interesting to see what Parks say when they announce Mersey Forest Road is back.

Apparently the fallen timber on the Maggs Rd loop to the start of the Arm River track is now cleared. A friend drove in to the ART trackhead the other day. I couldn't find anything on the Parks website to say that. She didn't check out the last part of the Magg Spur 17 track, so not sure about that bit.
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Re: Mersey Forest Road - Alternate Access

Postby shortstep » Mon 15 May, 2017 4:44 pm

I walked into Pelion Hut via the Arm River track in the last three days. The Mersey Forest Road is now open along with the Maggs Road to the Arm River Track car park. The trees that had fallen over the Arm River track have been cut off & track is a little overgrown with low scrub but otherwise very easy to walk on. It was amazing to see the damage the flood had done at Martha Creek and the landslide on Maggs Road. Well done to the construction guys that have made a fanatastic repair job on the roads.
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Re: Mersey Forest Road - Alternate Access

Postby grant evans » Mon 15 May, 2017 6:57 pm

Well said mate, the damage looked bad enough on the YouTube videos, but to stand next to it and see it with your own eyes the washouts were enormous, I honestly didn't know how on earth they were going to repair them. So to all involved, Forestry, Parks, Department of state growth, state and federal governments and Shaw Contracting I say a big thank you for a job well done!
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Re: Mersey Forest Road - Alternate Access

Postby Davo1 » Tue 23 May, 2017 8:01 am

From Parks & Wildlife FB page

Access to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park and the Lake Augusta Road
Walls of Jerusalem - The Mersey Forest Road is closed at the Fish River just before the turn off to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park car park. Forestry Tasmania are undertaking essential repairs to the Fish River bridge which requires the removal and transportation of the bridge to Launceston via the Mersey Forest Road. It is expected the repair works will take approximately six weeks with access to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park car park available from the end of June 2017.
Due to recent and predicted rainfall the Parks and Wildlife Service has closed the Lake Augusta Road boom gate at Lake Augusta dam wall to prevent further road damage. There is now no convenient vehicular access to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park via the Central Plateau. For information on access to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park and other local walking opportunities please contact the Great Western Tiers field centre on 6701 2104.
Lake Augusta Road – the Lake Augusta Road is now closed at the Lake Augusta dam wall. The Lake Augusta Road is closed each year at the end of the inland fishing season to protect the road from significant damage caused by vehicles driving in heavy wet and snowy conditions. The road is closed over winter and early spring and is usually opened again in early October after the chance of heavy snow falls and spring rains has reduced. The road condition is assessed regularly during September and a decision to open the boom gate is made when the conditions are suitable. For more information on Lake Augusta Road please contact the Great Western Tiers field centre on 6701 2104.
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Re: Mersey Forest Road - Alternate Access

Postby DanR » Fri 02 Jun, 2017 1:32 pm

Great news! I can't wait for the easier route to the walls to reopen.
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Re: Mersey Forest Road - Alternate Access

Postby Overlandman » Fri 30 Jun, 2017 2:05 pm

Just heard on LAFM news that the road to the Walls is finally open. :D
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Re: Mersey Forest Road - Alternate Access

Postby tastrax » Fri 30 Jun, 2017 3:41 pm

Parks Facebook

Good news for access to the Walls of Jerusalem

Driver access to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park has today been restored with the reopening of the Fish River Bridge on the Mersey Forest Road.
The road was badly damaged by the floods of June 2016. Today the Fish River Bridge was reopened, allowing direct vehicle access to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park main parking area and the remaining full length of the Mersey Forest Road.
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Re: Mersey Forest Road - Alternate Access

Postby north-north-west » Fri 30 Jun, 2017 4:41 pm

*sings* Oh Happy Day etc

Wonder what the track to Rinadina Falls is like . . .
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Re: Mersey Forest Road - Alternate Access

Postby Geevesy » Fri 30 Jun, 2017 4:52 pm

It is good news.

Any news regarding the accessibility of the Arm River area?
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Re: Mersey Forest Road - Alternate Access

Postby north-north-west » Fri 30 Jun, 2017 5:35 pm

Well, a mate of mine has been fbing some shots of a walk in via Arm River yesterday, so I think we can assume it's accessible.
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Re: Mersey Forest Road - Alternate Access

Postby norts » Fri 30 Jun, 2017 10:51 pm

I walked into Pelion Hut last weekend via the Arm River. No problems getting to the track.
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Re: Mersey Forest Road - Alternate Access

Postby Haydynb » Tue 11 Jul, 2017 9:17 pm

Rinadeena...accessable but apparently you can't get anywhere close to the old bridge. Road is closed bout 1k before it...makes the walk about 18ks...
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Re: Mersey Forest Road - Alternate Access

Postby NickMonk » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 8:21 pm

Haydynb wrote:Rinadeena...accessable but apparently you can't get anywhere close to the old bridge. Road is closed bout 1k before it...makes the walk about 18ks...


Can you confirm that this means the walk now is only 1km longer to the falls, given that you used to park at the bridge and walk from there? I thought it would be worse than this, tbh.
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Re: Mersey Forest Road - Alternate Access

Postby Haydynb » Mon 17 Jul, 2017 9:14 pm

Hey Nick...yes but a k each way i think. Total is 18ks now, was around 16k from the old bridge
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