Rain forces Bunyip Tours to cancel Wilson’s Promontory trips

Bunyip Tours has been forced to cancel its Wilson’s Promontory tour until further notice after torrential rain lashed the area on Tuesday.  

Managing director George Josevski told Thumbrella the only road into the park remains closed, with doubts over whether it will re-open before Easter.

Helicopters were used to airlift 300 people out of the area after the downpour.

A Parks Victoria spokesman told The Age rangers would go in to formally assess the damage, but it was too early to speculate when the park would re-open.

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  • March 26, 2011 at 8:22 am
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    Is there not a State or Territory that has not escaped a natural disaster over the last few months? Yesterday there was a small eartquake in Korumburra a small town in eastern Victoria. No damage. Today people in Tassie are waiting to see if they have to evacute as Launcestons Tamar river is to peak at 2.5metres. Police door knocked 3,000 homes last night advising residents to be on standby

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  • March 26, 2011 at 10:45 pm
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    I think we have to get used to the idea that nature will disrupt our plans especialy with global warming having a hand in things. For the free traveler it’s best to have a backup plan or even two.

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  • March 27, 2011 at 10:15 am
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    @ Wheels, yep, totally agree. The advantage of being a “free independent traveller ” is versatility.

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  • March 27, 2011 at 11:59 am
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    Launceston has escaped its flooding emergency with only minor damage.
    Based on inital estimates it was thought that it could be a one-in-50-year floods, however this has now been revised.

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