Splendour rock Anzac service

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Re: Splendour rock Anzac service

Postby Allchin09 » Tue 27 Apr, 2021 11:25 pm

wildwanderer wrote:Nice pics on the drop box.

Those spikes at taros look recently cemented. Can anyone confirm?


Are you referring to the photos from the dropbox link? IE, photos P4242324.JPG and P4242325.JPG? I notice any differences in those photos to how they've been in years past.
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Re: Splendour rock Anzac service

Postby kimloane » Wed 28 Apr, 2021 4:14 pm

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Thank you to the organisers for another year. Some great pics posted - thanks also. The Tambourine Bay Venturers, Scouts, and a Cub - really enjoyed the experience - some for a second time. The Venturers, in particular, enjoyed the challenge of walking in overnight from Dunphy's.
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Re: Splendour rock Anzac service

Postby kimloane » Mon 11 Apr, 2022 6:59 am

If the Park reopens in time, will there be a Dawn Service this year?
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Re: Splendour rock Anzac service

Postby Hoojar » Mon 11 Apr, 2022 10:08 am

kimloane wrote:If the Park reopens in time, will there be a Dawn Service this year?


I was actually about to create a post and ask if anyone has an inside word on the Park reopening in time for this exact same reason.

Down here in the Illawarra a local Park Ranger has told me that most of the Parks will remains closed upon geo-technical advice, "until we have three weeks without rain."
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Re: Splendour rock Anzac service

Postby kimloane » Mon 11 Apr, 2022 11:00 am

Thanks. I don’t have any better inside word from Parks. Your inside word sounds pretty much like what I’d expect. Fingers crossed for finer weather.
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Re: Splendour rock Anzac service

Postby kimloane » Mon 18 Apr, 2022 8:03 pm

I see that Parks have Dunphys on the list as open. Any word on the track through Mobbs and on to Splendour Rock? Has a call be made on the service going ahead this year?
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Re: Splendour rock Anzac service

Postby Hoojar » Tue 19 Apr, 2022 10:52 am

I called the Blackheath Office just now. In relation to the the Wild Dogs I was told that, "..there are 78 areas awaiting assessment by Field Officers, Splendour Rock and the Wild Dog Mountains are one of them. We cannot give a time frame for assessment or re-opening. The website will be updated when we know anything more."
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Re: Splendour rock Anzac service

Postby keithj » Thu 21 Apr, 2022 6:11 pm

NPWS has updated to reflect what is closed - see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/vi ... cal-alerts

Access to and from Kanangra-to-Katoomba (K-to-K) from Medlow Gap to Katoomba due to closure of Narrow Neck plateau. Due to the ongoing wet conditions, the Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing.

My reading is that Dunphys to Splendour Rock is not closed.
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Re: Splendour rock Anzac service

Postby FatCanyoner » Thu 21 Apr, 2022 6:18 pm

keithj wrote:My reading is that Dunphys to Splendour Rock is not closed.


That was also my reading.

Bushwalking NSW have also just sent out an email that states: "NPWS have advised that the only access to Splendour Rock on Anzac day is via Mobbs Swamp." I think what they're trying to communicate is that access is from Dunphys. Off-track walking is now allowed, so the route over the Wild Dogs is also an available option. The only relevant closure is Narrow Neck, which remains closed.
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Re: Splendour rock Anzac service

Postby kimloane » Thu 21 Apr, 2022 11:26 pm

Here's what they wrote to me on Wed. Good news. Not exactly sure what they mean by the Wild Dogs Route. Maybe it is the short steep climb from Yellow Dog Ridge Trail ~2k after Mobs Soak - up onto Mt Dingo.
I wrote to them to clarify but haven't had a response yet.
Kudos to them for prioritising the assessment of this area and opening it up.

"After assessment yesterday,
The ONLY access to Splendour Rock is via Mobbs Swamp. This is open.
The Wild Dogs Route to Splendour Rock remains closed.
Our website will reflect that the Blue Mountains NP is again open, but we will not be naming individual tracks or trails unless warranted."
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