Transport to Scotts Peak Dam in June 2019

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Transport to Scotts Peak Dam in June 2019

Postby Adelaideguy_1976 » Tue 19 Mar, 2019 2:08 am

Just travelling solo doing the port davey and south coast track in June but finding it very hard to find any transportation options to Scotts Peak Dam. Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Transport to Scotts Peak Dam in June 2019

Postby north-north-west » Tue 19 Mar, 2019 4:37 pm

There is no guarantee that Scotts Peak Road and the Port Davey Track will be open by then.
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Re: Transport to Scotts Peak Dam in June 2019

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Tue 19 Mar, 2019 5:22 pm

Id actually be surprised if they were.
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Re: Transport to Scotts Peak Dam in June 2019

Postby north-north-west » Tue 19 Mar, 2019 5:28 pm

ILUVSWTAS wrote:Id actually be surprised if they were.

In some ways yes, in some no.

The Port Davey has not been touched by fires. The Junction Creek track escaped as well, didn't it? So the big issue is road access. It's understandable if TasPAWS want to keep the road closed if there's any chance of the firefronts flaring up again, but otherwise, I don't see what harm there would be in allowing access to the Port Davey. Of course, that would mean trusting people not to abuse the reopening to head into the Western Arthurs and other areas that are more problematic...
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Re: Transport to Scotts Peak Dam in June 2019

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Tue 19 Mar, 2019 6:00 pm

Yeh I agree.

There is alot that needs to be assessed before it will be deemed safe however.
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Re: Transport to Scotts Peak Dam in June 2019

Postby Adelaideguy_1976 » Tue 19 Mar, 2019 11:03 pm

I will be going in June so I think the start of winter will see any potential flare ups well and truly extinguished.
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Re: Transport to Scotts Peak Dam in June 2019

Postby Adelaideguy_1976 » Tue 19 Mar, 2019 11:04 pm

Getting back to the original question, are there any transport options of getting from hobart to Scotts Peak Dam?
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Re: Transport to Scotts Peak Dam in June 2019

Postby Orion » Wed 20 Mar, 2019 3:48 am

Car hire.
Hitchhike.
Bus partway then hitch.
Friend who will drive you there.
Bicycle.
Shuttle service.
Taxi.

That's all I've come up with when trying to figure this out in the past.
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Re: Transport to Scotts Peak Dam in June 2019

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Wed 20 Mar, 2019 5:27 am

Adelaideguy_1976 wrote:I will be going in June so I think the start of winter will see any potential flare ups well and truly extinguished.



It's assessing the tree damage and removing any potential trees that could fall on the road and kill someone that they are currently concerned about.

But yes hitchhiking or offering a local forum member a considerable $$$ is probably the best bet.
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Re: Transport to Scotts Peak Dam in June 2019

Postby myrtlegirl » Wed 20 Mar, 2019 11:21 am

Adelaideguy_1976 wrote:I will be going in June so I think the start of winter will see any potential flare ups well and truly extinguished.


There's talk that winter rains won't be heavy enough to extinguish the burning peat. Flare-ups over winter aren't likely to be an issue. Once it's warmer though.......
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Re: Transport to Scotts Peak Dam in June 2019

Postby Bruns69 » Fri 22 Mar, 2019 2:45 pm

I used Tasmanian Wilderness Experiences services back in 2017 for a pickup at the airport and drop off at Scott's Peak dam.
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