The Bridle Track from Hillend

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I was thinking of going camping for the weekend somewhere along the Macquarie river down the Bridle Track from Hillend. I haven't been down there before and was wondering if anyone could tell me how deep the holes are? I am wondering whether it would be worth taking the tinny or not.
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 12:57

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 12:57
My understanding is that the bridle track is still closed.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 13:10

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 13:10
Only if you want to drive the entire length - the track is still open from either end to the landslide.

So you can still get down to the river.
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 13:28

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 13:28
Yes, it's closed at Monaghans Bluff, not far from Hill End

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Reply By: Member - Kelly C1 - Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 14:17

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 14:17
My understanding was that it was closed closer down towards Bathurst and you could still drive quite a way down along the river from Hillend.
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 17:33

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 17:33
The landslide at Monagans bluff is a LOT closer to Hill End (approx 19K's ) compared to Bathurst ( approx 40K's ) but there is still a fair few places to camp in from Hill End.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 17:38

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 17:38
The landslide is close to Hill End. It's been closed for about 5 years, the Bathurst council are too miserable to fix it, probably due to the cost. Funny thing is if this happened back in the Gold Rush days, a gang of men with pick and shovel would have fixed it in no time flat. With the availability of big machinery these days, there is hardy an excuse! Michael.
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 21:20

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 21:20
Excuse......a study to determine if the side of the hill is stable...another one for the bottom side.....another one to see if roadworks will pollute the river....another one to work out the best ( and cheapest ) way of actually doing the roadworks....and that's providing they don't find a rare frog habitat !! lol
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, Dec 09, 2015 at 06:04

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2015 at 06:04
Gronk! If it was China or Tibet, I would have been open a week later!! Michael
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Reply By: Member - Kelly C1 - Wednesday, Dec 09, 2015 at 08:26

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2015 at 08:26
Thanks guys,
Has anyone been there lately? Would you get a tinny into the Macquarie river on the Hillend side of the closure? I'm not sure how deep the river is there.
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