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East Gippy extended walk trail

Postby Heremeahappy1 » Thu 01 Feb, 2018 6:56 pm

East Gippsland extended walking trail campaign. FYI and 2 cents.
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Re: East Gippy extended walk trail

Postby Xplora » Fri 02 Feb, 2018 5:46 am

Cam Walker is a regular contributor to these pages and I doubt this concept plan, in his mind, is about destroying wilderness for profit if anyone has that concern. Some may see it that way and there is of course the danger when you speak of international tourism and then put eco in front of it that people will want to build things to accommodate. The proposal does in fact suggest building ranger stations and camp sites. Errinundra does need a bit more to offer people in the way of walks and this could be a good thing. I doubt Bemm River will change much as a result of it. It is already famous for big Bream in the river and fishermen have been flocking there for many years. They stay in the town and spend money. The area is heavily infested with ticks so tick treatment should be an essential in the first aid kit.
I think the article does have a fair bit of marketing spin and some points which are a bit of a stretch. Mt. Ellery is just under 1300m and does not rate in the top 50 of Victoria's peaks. What part of East Gippsland would you call 'far'. It is a big shire which also includes Mt. Bogong on the north western boundary. That IS Victoria's highest peak and it is just as far away from any other place in East Gippsland. None of the mountains in the area rate among Victoria's highest so to say such is a bit misleading. Is this sort of talk needed to sell a project? There are some fine things to see in that area without the need to hype it up with this. It reminds me of how Tourism NE call Rutherglen and other flat land areas part of the High Country. It also reminds me that East Gippsland only considers the coast and Lakes to be of any value. I am not knocking the concept and would invite Cam to contribute a bit more on it here.
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Re: East Gippy extended walk trail

Postby Heremeahappy1 » Tue 19 Jun, 2018 9:07 am

Further development with short film release.
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Re: East Gippy extended walk trail

Postby peregrinator » Thu 21 Jun, 2018 4:04 pm

Thanks for the update. Xplora's comment that
Errinundra does need a bit more to offer people in the way of walks
is an understatement. Off-track walking in the area is of course extermely difficult. All of the open tracks can be walked in a few easy days. The link mentions Green Road, which is closed to vehicles and I imagine could be a good walk, but last time I was there it was a wall of blackberry. Any proposals to make basic improvements in walking routes ought to be encouraged.
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