I’m going to have another go at working from the most southern point on mainland Australia. Planning is well underway for a return trip to Wilsons Promontory in late April 2012.
My earlier attempt to work from the most southern point on mainland Australia was not successful and I have waited a full year to try again. The wait was not entirely my choice as a couple of weeks after my last trip there was a massive storm at the Prom and a significant amount of damage was done to the park. Even the bridge on the main road in was damaged with cars, buses and people stuck on the wrong side for days.
|Herald – Sun picture|
The northern parts of the park were re-opened later in 2011 but the southern area hikes, and of course South Point, remain closed until 30March 2012. Even after this opening some tracks in the south remain closed. This includes part of Telegraph Track, my preferred route to South Point.
At present I have 5 other hikers, all hams, who have said they want to come along for 3 days of hiking. Unlike my previous attempt I have allowed a whole day for the trip from Roaring Meg to South Point and return.
|Tidal River car park – Oberon Bay|
|Oberon Bay – Roaring Meg camp site|
|Roaring Meg camp site – South Point|