I am not sure whether there has been a post on this already in 2013, but a
quick search of the archives didn't find anything so I thought I should provide
I visited Mt Lyndhurst Station on 16/17 Jul and prior to arriving used the most
recent contact details I could find (0417 824 879 or 08 8757 4061) which got me
through to 'Bill'. He said he was no longer the contact person for access and
gave me a new phone number, 08 8675 7796. This number got me through to the
actual station and Ian Lawton, who along with Paul Cleland is one of the
station owners. I am not sure of the complete background, but Ian made it clear
he was not happy about previous access arrangements. However, he did grant me
permission to access the property and also to camp (I camped near the rusty
car). Ian stressed that it was a working pastoral station, and that he couldn't
have birders just wandering around the property. He said he was happy to grant
access, and also happy for me to provide these new contact details on
birding-aus, but would like birders to contact the station prior to arrival,
preferably providing 2 weeks notice.
Reading between the lines, it would seem that as a community we birders have
some 'fences to mend' with this relationship, so please ensure that we or
anyone we know who is visiting the area contacts the station before attempting
to access the two sites on Mount Lyndhurst - permission should not be assumed,
in spite of the site's popularity.
Regards and good birding!
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