Wilsons Prom - Closed sections

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Re: Wilsons Prom - Closed sections

Postby Lamont » Mon 25 Jul, 2022 9:30 am

Lighthouse to Telegraph Saddle is a bit under 4 hours.
Almost all boring road walk.
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Re: Wilsons Prom - Closed sections

Postby juz » Wed 07 Sep, 2022 10:09 pm

Sad news that I hadn’t seen elsewhere, (though the information release is dated July 2022, so perhaps plenty have seen it) was the track to sealers cove won't be open till spring 2023 at the earliest. No news on Oberon bay track either it seems.
Storm Recovery Factsheet - July 22_25072022222256618.pdf
The information from Parks website about the sealers cove track.
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Re: Wilsons Prom - Closed sections

Postby Baeng72 » Wed 07 Sep, 2022 10:35 pm

juz wrote:Sad news that I hadn’t seen elsewhere, (though the information release is dated July 2022, so perhaps plenty have seen it) was the track to sealers cove won't be open till spring 2023 at the earliest. No news on Oberon bay track either it seems.
Storm Recovery Factsheet - July 22_25072022222256618.pdf

I saw this recently.
Apparently flood damage altered hydrology of Sealer's swamp, requiring new boardwalk alignment and not 'just" a repair.
The factsheet does say Oberon Bay anticipated to open late 22.
Make of that what you will.
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Re: Wilsons Prom - Closed sections

Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Wed 07 Sep, 2022 10:41 pm

If You walk into Sealers' cove from Refuge Cove you won't have as many people camping there. The old route there was easy and shorter and allowed the great unwashed to pile in there without much difficulty!
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Re: Wilsons Prom - Closed sections

Postby Baeng72 » Wed 07 Sep, 2022 10:47 pm

paidal_chalne_vala wrote:If You walk into Sealers' cove from Refuge Cove you won't have as many people camping there. The old route there was easy and shorter and allowed the great unwashed to pile in there without much difficulty!

True. But at 24k, you really want to walk there, as the return you are backtracking 12km just to get back to Waterloo Bay and have the option of choosing which route to take form there (light house or back to Telegraph Junction).
But last time I was there, a fat possum was imitating the buggers I saw on the Overland and just casually walking up to my bag while I was right next to them.
Very strong 'come at me bro' vibe from the marsupial.
I put my smelly socks on top of food stuffs.
I won.
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Re: Wilsons Prom - Closed sections

Postby Dexter » Fri 09 Sep, 2022 10:51 pm

I’d happily volunteer to help repair / build what needs to be done there. I’m sure I wouldn’t be alone. Such a pretty part of the world. I have such fond memories of that boardwalk.


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