Old Settlers Road

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 16:24
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Can you drive the full length of the Old Setterlers Road from the Putty Rd to Wollombi.
I was going up the putty Rd last week and noticed the the National Sparks & Wild Fires have a sign up saying No Thru Rd.
Is it open or closed. Thinking of going up there for a day trip over Easter
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 17:22

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 17:22
From memory it's closed, but ring sparks & wild fires to make sure.
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Reply By: det - Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 10:46

Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 10:46
For up to date information on Settlers Road refer to the "Tracks, Closed Tracks" at http://FAQ.4wdNSW.org

Current status is that the Paynes Crossing access through private property remains closed. Entry is available from the Putty Road, but once you get near Wollombi at Paynes Crossing its a matter of tracking back to the Putty Road..

The 4WD NSW&ACT LandUse team have been working with NPWS to try to establish an alternative route via old snigging tracks, however, that has been unsuccessful. Together with NPWS, they are also pursuing negotiations with the land owners.
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Reply By: Jeff (Beddo) - Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 21:34

Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 21:34
I know this area well and also the issue. The story is that the National Park section in the middle is open as mentioned, though the private property owners at the Paynes Crossings end have issues with Singleton Council due to council not maintaining the road thru their property. Also there is a question as to the location of the actual road & whether it is on the road easement or not. Write to Singleton Council to support the maintenance of this trail for tourism and also fire control. This time it is not NPWS closing trails, they want to keep it open. If you are looking for a good area to go in Yengo NP try the new area called Big Yango, key access and nice trails with fantastic scenery. Phone Gosford NPWS office on
43 204260.
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