Billy Goat Bluff Track
Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 12, 2006 at 23:29
I have just had a look through Parks Victoria
website to check if Billy Goats is open.
Just in case I missed something, can anybody confirm that it is open at the moment?
Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: Tim@Stratford - Tuesday, Sep 12, 2006 at 23:57
Tuesday, Sep 12, 2006 at 23:57
I was at Horseyard Flat on Sunday - I didn't check Billy Goat Bluff
Track - but the other gates that I saw are currently shut. As far as I know all the Alpine gates are closed at the moment. It has been pretty wet up there over the last week, Wellington/Macalister flowing well, Moroka about double normal flow, I don't think Parks would open the gates early.
All gates (depending on track conditions) should be opened about the Thursday before the Melbourne
Cup Weekend - end of October/start November.
There is another way from the Pinnacles
area to Dargo
which avoids gates (none on tracks) but I'm not sure of the track conditions.
Hope it helps,
Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Sep 13, 2006 at 00:05
Wednesday, Sep 13, 2006 at 00:05
I can't remember if Billy Goats gets locked or not.
Reply By: Batman69 - Wednesday, Sep 13, 2006 at 08:44
Wednesday, Sep 13, 2006 at 08:44
Check the following link for seasonal road closures
Reply By: Leroy - Wednesday, Sep 13, 2006 at 08:52
Wednesday, Sep 13, 2006 at 08:52
I thin k you will find it's closed, if not the tracks you use to get to it will be closed!
Reply By: Robin - Wednesday, Sep 13, 2006 at 08:55
Wednesday, Sep 13, 2006 at 08:55
Billy Goats is normally open , its a little tricky , because the bottom part is not in national park, and also there are no gates, and its not covered or listed by Seasonal Closures .
from Helipad up is in park
If much depended on it I'd call DSE first.
Reply By: Member - Fourplayfull - Wednesday, Sep 13, 2006 at 10:36
Wednesday, Sep 13, 2006 at 10:36
I was in the area last week at London Store Corner 8km. south of Dargo
- locals said it was open but as it is quite steep and I had c/t on I travelled accross to the Marathon Rd . via Limestone Ck. I wanted to access the Moroka track to Licola
but right at the top of Marathon 2kms. from destination Parks gate
was shut .
Parks then advised to take Blanket Tr ( beware slippery) onto Valencia Ck. Tr & up to Moroka . What a ripper - very steep , magic drive along the creek deflated muds to 15psi to get enough grip descending & ascending .
Camped near Higgins (access gate
closed) minus 6 degrees at 4700ft. Then Licola
to Jamieson via Mt. Skene - breathtaking scenery .