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Tide tables doe south coast track

Postby Sasha444 » Sun 27 Jan, 2019 11:56 am

Hi

I’d really appreciate a link to the best tide timetables for this walk ..having trouble working it out from the BOM site ..thanks very much
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Re: Tide tables doe south coast track

Postby Mark F » Sun 27 Jan, 2019 12:31 pm

Just curious why you are looking for accurate tide details. The main tide issue used to be getting around Lion Rock but this is now bypassed. Best site to use is https://www.ausmarinescience.com/tide-times/2019-tasmania-tide-times/. For Port Davey use Bramble Cove, otherwise Maatsuyker Island will approximate for the South Coast.
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Re: Tide tables doe south coast track

Postby Sasha444 » Sun 27 Jan, 2019 6:45 pm

I was hoping to hit south cape rivulet at as low tide as possible .

Thanks for the links you posted
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Re: Tide tables doe south coast track

Postby RicktheHuman » Tue 29 Jan, 2019 7:52 am

Sasha444 wrote:I was hoping to hit south cape rivulet at as low tide as possible .

Thanks for the links you posted


I doubt you will have any trouble at South Cape Rivulet. Unless it rains an awful lot in days preceding your arrival...and even at high tide it's barely going to come past the thighs. I'd say if you have made it that far along the SCT I'm sure that will not worry you! It's not a very wide crossing and sometimes waiting isn't that bad an option
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Re: Tide tables doe south coast track

Postby north-north-west » Tue 29 Jan, 2019 8:05 am

I've generally found that swell creates more of an issue there than tide height.
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Re: Tide tables doe south coast track

Postby Sasha444 » Tue 29 Jan, 2019 3:37 pm

Thanks for all the repliess.

Last time I did the track it hadn’t rained much yet the swell made it very hard to get across . One of our party broke a finger being swept against a rock as he crossed . So want to make it at least challenging as possible .
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Re: Tide tables doe south coast track

Postby RicktheHuman » Wed 30 Jan, 2019 7:10 am

Sasha444 wrote:Thanks for all the repliess.

Last time I did the track it hadn’t rained much yet the swell made it very hard to get across . One of our party broke a finger being swept against a rock as he crossed . So want to make it at least challenging as possible .

Wow that must have been quite a swell, at least there wasn't too far to walk with a broken digit!. There was a quite a swell when I was there last, but it was quite a low tide.
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Re: Tide tables doe south coast track

Postby rangersac » Wed 30 Jan, 2019 11:09 am

Mark F wrote:Just curious why you are looking for accurate tide details. The main tide issue used to be getting around Lion Rock but this is now bypassed. Best site to use is https://www.ausmarinescience.com/tide-times/2019-tasmania-tide-times/. For Port Davey use Bramble Cove, otherwise Maatsuyker Island will approximate for the South Coast.


Yep Maatsuyker Island is the site to use. From memory there was roughly an hour difference for South Cape Rivulet. It's really only a couple of hours either side of high tide with a swell running that can cause an issue.
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