Billy Goat Bluff

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 00:39
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Can anyone tell me the current condition of Billy Goat Bluff Track (Vic High Country)?

Thanks,

Dave
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Reply By: Well 55 - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 07:40

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 07:40
Xmas time it was ok for a Pajero to go up.

See if you can find out the phone number of the Fire Tower and give them a ring.
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Follow Up By: thomo - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 20:23

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 20:23
Dont think there is anyone at the tower now.
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Reply By: AndrewW - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 11:36

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 11:36
Hi,

We did Billy Goats on Labour Day weekend (March 7th). Three Hiluxes, two of which were IFS. We made it fine. I really enjoyed the drive, as its quite challenging and steep in places. The least capable vehicle was a standard Hilux ute running 30inch very worn Cooper ST's. He had to reverse up a couple of times and try again, but was generally ok. My Hilux with IFS and 31inch MTRs did everything first go.

Track is in reasonably good condition, but there was some big holes developing in places. I actually thought the steepest part was before the Helipad, on the way up. It seems quite steep in places there, plus one section has a huge hole that needs to be avoided, as the cliff edge is very close. Also the UHF on scan is good, as there isn't many places to pass. We found several other groups coming down as we were going up, but were able to pull over before hand.

Make sure you take a camera, absolutely wonderful scenery.
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 17:39

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 17:39
HAs had a dozer down it since christmas, but is always drivable in a standard 4wd if dry.
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Reply By: Darryn - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 12:15

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 12:15
Guys try Parks Vic or DSE/DPI at Dargo on 51401243 or Heyfield 51397777. They should be able to help with track info. Be careful as all roads/tracks around there will be very busy over Easter. Have a good time, I'm jealous as I am on call for work and can't go too far.
Reg's Darryn
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