Wongungarra river

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Planing a trip in November to the Buckland Valley and would like to travel across to Talbotville, Dargo and then back to Melbourne, but its a long way back up Tea tree track if its to deep to cross at Talbotville, any one crossed it in the last few weeks.
thanks David M
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Reply By: Ron A - Monday, Oct 17, 2016 at 09:33

Monday, Oct 17, 2016 at 09:33
Here is a couple of links that might help you.

This is the current level at Kingswell Bridge on the Wonnangatta River

Kingswell Bridge Water Level

and here is the current level on the Wonnangatta at Waterford

Waterford
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Oct 17, 2016 at 10:10

Monday, Oct 17, 2016 at 10:10
Call Parks Dargo office a week or so before you leave. They sometimes take a few days to get back to you but will have a pretty good idea. They use the bridge in Dargo as a reference guide for what is crossable upstream.
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Follow Up By: Muddy.au - Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 at 17:34

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 at 17:34
Thanks Tony I will do that, I am also a Tvan owner (2004)
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 at 18:06

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 at 18:06
I towed the Tvan out of Wonnangata, up Wombat Range Track, then Cynthia Range, down Station Track, and across to Talbotville. It went well but I wouldn't do it if their was a hint of a hint of a hint of rain.

I have taken it in and out of Wonnangatta to the west a few times without problems too.
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Reply By: blue one - Monday, Oct 17, 2016 at 10:28

Monday, Oct 17, 2016 at 10:28
Hey Dave,
I was up there a couple of months ago and Tea Tree track has been closed off. Found it overgrown and barricaded off with earth mounds at the start of the track up on the ridge.

Had to back track and use the tracks into Wonangatta to get back to Dargo.

Cheers

Steve
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Follow Up By: Muddy.au - Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 at 17:35

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 at 17:35
I will follow that up with Parks thank you.
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Reply By: carl h2 - Monday, Oct 17, 2016 at 11:03

Monday, Oct 17, 2016 at 11:03
hi muddy was at talbotville 2 weeks ago the river crossing at talbotville was not deep at all as was a lot of the crossing on crooked river.
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Reply By: Muddy.au - Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 at 17:30

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 at 17:30
Thanks for the advice, most helpful.
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Reply By: dad1340 - Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 at 10:33

Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 at 10:33
We are planning to do the full Loop in 2 weeks, Dargo Talbotville, Wonnangatta, Zeka, Howitt and down Billy Goat. Well that's the plan, accompanied with contact numbers for local info near the time.
The whole East Gippsland region has experienced wild weather with floods and trees down (see "River Levels") so while we have a 4WD not a boat a contingency plan is ready. Hopefully it will fine up, Fallen tree's cleared off, rivers recede and the BBQ lit :)

As Ned said, "Such is life"

Cheers

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Follow Up By: Muddy.au - Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 at 10:47

Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 at 10:47
Thanks Dad, I will look forward to update after your trip
David M
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Reply By: Sigmund - Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 at 12:39

Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 at 12:39
FYI The word from ParksVic rangers is that tree falls in Gippsland are no worse than normal this year so while track clearing is continuing we can expect *in general* that seasonally closed tracks will open by Cup Day weekend.

http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/680287/SeasonalRoadClosure-list2016.pdf
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Reply By: dad1340 - Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 at 17:21

Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 at 17:21
Good news Sigmund,
I've received info that Davies Plain, where we go early December and not that far away from Wonna', had 1300mm of rain this winter and discussions would take place with Wayne (Tom Groggin) and Parks re Davies Plains Track Bulldozer repair - all Funds dependant.
River markers are were 2.6m at Dargo and just over 2m near Crooked River.
I was advised by locals to take plenty of sharp chains and water-wings :)
Hopefully a fortnight will see some sun out

Might have to send David M an invoice for any Track Clearing I may have to do ;)

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