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Cradle Mountain Webcam

Thu 06 Sep, 2012 8:02 pm

Tasmanian PWS has installed a webcam at Cradle (and installing them elsewhere as well) :D

http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=28485

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Sun 21 Apr, 2013 8:49 am

Just bumping this link back to page 1.
Regards Overlandman

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Tue 23 Apr, 2013 5:08 pm

This is great i look at it all the time!!! Love it!!

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Tue 23 Apr, 2013 5:31 pm

norts linked here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11312&p=166682&hilit=webcams#p166682 I wonder if a web cam sticky is worth while for the Tassie forum? (I keep looking for them as well, I guess a bookmark is the other option..)

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Mon 27 May, 2013 3:14 pm

Is that a Currawong sitting or flying past the webcam?

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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Tue 10 Dec, 2013 8:06 am

Feels like it snowed last night,
Bumping the web cam pack to the front page,
Regards Overlandman

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Sun 05 Jan, 2014 4:40 am

Wow, first time I've seen it since I was there crunching the snow in 2011!

Thank you for posting this..

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Fri 04 Apr, 2014 2:37 pm

The two webcams (mountain view and carpark) have been replaced by a single webcam which shows both. Looks like much better photo quality.

Let's hope it updates more reliably now too.

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Mon 07 Apr, 2014 4:03 pm

http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/Camera2.aspx

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Wed 21 May, 2014 4:33 pm

So who's put the Work Experience kid in charge of the camera today?
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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Sat 24 May, 2014 2:45 pm

The webcam has been out of action since hoverbeams post :?:

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Sat 07 Jun, 2014 4:26 pm

Looking at the webcam today, nice & sunny with a clear Cradle Mountain,
only to find in the lower left corner. Image taken 29/05/2014 9:30:04 AM :roll:

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Sun 08 Jun, 2014 10:21 am

It's been out of action for a long time now. I wonder if they are waiting for equipment or IT expertise to arrival at Cradle before it can be fixed?

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Mon 09 Jun, 2014 10:20 pm

It takes a nice piccy, the webcam. I did let them know that day, were 'working on it'.
moisture in the lens maybe? (just a guess, it looks so in the last image)

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Thu 12 Jun, 2014 7:30 pm

A new message has appeared in red.

The Webcam is currently offline. We will hopefully have it working again soon.

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Mon 14 Jul, 2014 3:23 pm

Is there any more information about the webcam? It has been out of operation for a long time now, and I am beginning to wonder whether it will ever return. At this time of the year in particular it can provide a very worthwhile service, regarding both weather and carpark conditions, and must surely reduce the number of queries fielded by the Ranger Centre.

I am aware that the campground webcam is online, but it doesn't provide the detail that many people would like when making decisions about walking in the area.

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Mon 04 Aug, 2014 9:34 pm

This is starting to get ridiculous. It must have been three months now.

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Mon 04 Aug, 2014 11:15 pm

South_Aussie_Hiker wrote:This is starting to get ridiculous. It must have been three months now.


It was back on for a just an hour.
I took a screen grab - the NP crew clearing the track probably ripped up the line. But you can see the rain has cleared.

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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Tue 05 Aug, 2014 12:18 pm

Very funny GPPJ :wink:

I saw this on the PWS facebook page last week. Partially explains the slow progress.

The webcam will have to be replaced following repeated failures. It is taking time because we need a specialised rather than an off-the-shelf unit to cope with the sometimes brutal weather conditions. Meanwhile a local business at Cradle has this alternative http://www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au ... e_mountain (go to the "View Webcam" option)


cheers

Peter

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Wed 06 Aug, 2014 7:09 am

GPPJ wrote:
It was back on for a just an hour.
I took a screen grab - the NP crew clearing the track probably ripped up the line. But you can see the rain has cleared.

:)

...and how the forest has grown...

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Sun 01 Feb, 2015 4:27 pm

Overlandman wrote:A new message has appeared in red.

The Webcam is currently offline. We will hopefully have it working again soon.



The same message is still there 8 months on :? , there is no mention of this being rectified,
It would be nice if it is up & running by winter.

Maybe the Anglers Alliance Tasmania should stock Dove Lake with nice big trout & then we may get a decent webcam.

From ABC News

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-01/n ... ection=tas

Anglers in Tasmania are taking advantage of the internet to check the conditions at their favourite fly-fishing spots around the state.

The first documented instance of flyfishing in Tasmanian occurred more than 150 years ago and the sport has grown ever since.

Every season Tasmania's Central Highlands sees hundreds of keen fishermen chasing a big catch.

Gary France from Anglers Alliance Tasmania (AAT) said people would always check the weather conditions before heading out and now the was a far more accurate way to check.

He said the alliance had just brought its ninth webcam to broadcast fishing conditions online.

"Six or seven years ago, our first camera went in at Arthurs Lake," he said.

"You can even see fish moving around on some of the camera shots."

Denis Edwards from the AAT said it had been more popular than he expected, with about 7,200 hits on average per month for the past 12 months.

Most of people who checked the cameras were from Tasmania but there was a growing number from the US, UK and even Brazil.

"I can't get my head around that one so maybe they are great travellers, but I haven't seen many [Brazilian tourists] up here around the lakes, I must say," Mr Edwards said.

He said the AAT was trying to find the money to broadcast another lake live online.

"We're looking at Lake St Clare [in Tasmania's Central Highlands] for number 10," he said.

Mr Edwards said he believed finding sponsorship would be an option, with the website recording abut 300 unique views every day.

But he said getting the pictures from some of Tasmania's most isolated locations was not easy.

"It's where you can get a signal basically, so you need a 3G signal," he said.

"If you don't have that, you don't have a webcam."

Each camera is powered by solar panels and costs about $30,000.

Tourism lecturer Tommy Wong said it was a small investment for something that could revolutionise the wider tourism market.

"Those webcams provide some background information, background stories about the place and what are the attractions," he said.

Mr France said he could only see the AAT building on the technology as it grew in popularity.

"As the information becomes more and more available and more useful, it's preparing people down here for their holiday, perhaps," he said.

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Sun 01 Feb, 2015 5:13 pm

I was grumbling about it to someone up there recently, and they were grumpy too. Some IT boffins got involved, and ... Anyway, they said March was the target date to get the new one up & running. Fingers crossed!

cheers

Peter

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Sun 01 Feb, 2015 7:52 pm

good stuff, it's sorely missed.

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Fri 13 Feb, 2015 2:57 pm

Three cheers! It seems the Cradle webcam at Dove Lake car park is up and running again.

Click on "Webcam - Mountain View" at http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=28485 to see how clear Cradle Mt is ... plus how many cars are parked there.

Note: it's refreshed every 30 mins, so is not "live" in the strict sense.

cheers (and fingers crossed)

Peter

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Fri 13 Feb, 2015 3:38 pm

Does it have a remote focus function? :lol: :mrgreen:

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Fri 13 Feb, 2015 3:53 pm

I think you might have the remotest idea what the answer to that is Phil! :lol:

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Sat 14 Feb, 2015 8:18 am

What a lovely day to be out in the mountains. *shiver*

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Sun 05 Jul, 2015 11:00 am

Down for four days now.

Wasn't this supposed to be a "unique solution to deal with the extreme weather"?

Doesn't seem to be any better than previously given it lasted less than six months.

I wonder if they should just give up on it?

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Sun 05 Jul, 2015 12:01 pm

Impressive webcame, looks like its captured the aurora australis ;)

Travis.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Sun 05 Jul, 2015 12:05 pm

If it is broken, It is a joke
The anglers alliance web cams are in a similar environment and rarely offline.
Come on Parks :x
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