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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Sun 05 Jul, 2015 2:51 pm

Might be because Parks have had their budget slashed and are surviving on a shoestring.

Looks like a case of the poor man pays twice (or thrice!)

Just stumping up the cash to do it properly once would have been far cheaper than all this bandaid rubbish.

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Mon 06 Jul, 2015 2:05 pm

It's clearly not the same issue that brought the feed down last time.
I'm sure they know but jic you could tell them. For all we know the camera could have been swiped?

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Mon 06 Jul, 2015 3:54 pm

It had never crossed my mind it might have been nicked, but would be a perfectly reasonable explanation I guess.

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Mon 06 Jul, 2015 6:17 pm

Ha, well, probably less likely than some tech error, then the obvious is rarely correct.
We could guess, for fun, white noise from alien landing/ bedazzled possum/ greenie looking for tarkine??? :wink: (jj)

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Wed 08 Jul, 2015 12:00 pm

:( and I had all these stunning quips brewing.


Thanks Parkies!

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Bit of sun now perhaps?

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Wed 05 Aug, 2015 5:23 pm

Looks like its buried under snow at the moment!
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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Thu 06 Aug, 2015 1:16 pm

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And it's back!

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Fri 07 Aug, 2015 10:32 am

Here you go 'Overland Man':

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:)

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Fri 07 Aug, 2015 12:09 pm

Thanks Nuts
There is a decent amount up on the mountain.
It would be nice to see a photo of Kitchen Hut, you would have to use the upper level access. :)

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Fri 07 Aug, 2015 7:49 pm

Last time I saw that much snow on Cradle the Face Track was closed. Be brilliant to be up there right now.

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Fri 07 Aug, 2015 8:08 pm

Unfortunately, the road to Dove Lake is closed at the boom gate (old ranger station / 'interpretation centre'), and is unlikely to be opened tomorrow, or necessarily the next day. So it's probably an extra quite a few kms of road walking before you get to start. :( I spoke to a ranger this arvo, and the main problem is that the huge piles of ploughed snow on the sides of the road have now turned to ice, in some places leaving less than a car width to get through. There's nowhere left to plough it to.

Neither the parks website nor the police road closure alerts were up to date as of a short time ago.

We're going with plan B. :)

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Sat 08 Aug, 2015 5:22 pm

Looking at the webcam this afternoon,
there are no cars or people at Dove Lake car park.
So the road is still closed. :?

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Sat 08 Aug, 2015 7:02 pm

Yep it is. Apparently the snow ploughers will reassess at about 8 am tomorrow, but they still may not be able to cut through the heaps of ice - they tried today. Sounds like the earliest possible time it could reopen would be about 9 or 10am, but there's still no guarantee of opening at all tomorrow.

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Wed 12 Aug, 2015 4:55 pm

Overlandman wrote:It would be nice to see a photo of Kitchen Hut, you would have to use the upper level access. :)


From a few years ago, but my two favourite photos of Kitchen Hut are in this linked topic. Unfortunately, my photo is not as good as the other person's. I got there a few days after she did.

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Mon 02 May, 2016 10:18 am

Notice that the web cam is out of action again.
Hasn't come back on line since 6:44 PM on the 30th of April.
Thought the power may be off at the car park but it seems a bit long.
Regards OLM

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Thu 05 May, 2016 6:12 pm

Parks now have a notice in red stating there is an issue with the webcam
due to a fault with the Telstra router. Telstra have been notified and will fix ASAP.
(Well done to Parks for the note)
Regards OLM

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Fri 20 May, 2016 1:03 pm

Noticed the Webcam back on line yesterday.
Thanks Parks and Telstra for getting the issue fixed in 19 days. :?

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Fri 20 May, 2016 1:55 pm

Overlandman wrote:Noticed the Webcam back on line yesterday.
Thanks Parks and Telstra for getting the issue fixed in 19 days. :?


To be fair, it's been up for a few days already. Maybe 4 or 5? Can't quite remember

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Thu 22 Dec, 2016 9:30 am

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Someone has altered the camera.
Hope they put it back to how it was.

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Thu 22 Dec, 2016 12:12 pm

Overlandman wrote:Someone has altered the camera.
Hope they put it back to how it was.

That's no good. I thought the whole point was to see how many parking spaces were available.

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Thu 22 Dec, 2016 3:51 pm

It actually has scroll bars on the right and the bottom so you can still see the carpark....

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

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Thu 22 Dec, 2016 5:00 pm

Thanks Phil.
Can't find the scroll bars on my iPad or iPhone
Can see them on the desktop.
Any ideas?
Regards OLM

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Sat 24 Dec, 2016 9:36 am

Here you go - try the direct link

http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/PWSDoveLake/Camera1.jpg

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Sat 24 Dec, 2016 9:59 am

Not too sharp is it, hopefully sharper at their end (to catch the crooks and hoons).

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Tue 03 Sep, 2019 12:22 pm

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Nice to see the web cam is back up and operating

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Mon 28 Oct, 2019 3:22 pm

Noticed the link to the web cam no longer works & Parks have a new page for the web cam
Picture looks clearer too :D
Go to page below.
Regards OLM

https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-pa ... tainwebcam

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Tue 29 Oct, 2019 10:37 am

And a whole new website -welcome to your backyard : https://parks.tas.gov.au

Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Thu 30 Apr, 2020 9:37 pm

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Noticed the webcam is stuck on 22/04/2020 12.05PM
Maybe they are going to surprise us with what VOS constructions have been up too :shock:
Regards OLM
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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Tue 05 May, 2020 12:02 am

Interesting... note that the VOS container gone too

from parks site: "The webcam at Dove Lake has been removed for servicing and is expected to be restored by the end of May 2020."
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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Wed 06 May, 2020 6:07 pm

Dove Lake spaceship. Enough said..
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