Davies Plain Track

Submitted: Monday, Apr 03, 2017 at 09:27
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Guys,

The Vic Parks web site is currently showing Davies Plain Track as closed but doesn't clarify which gate is closed at the southern end (The first one stops access to Buckwong Creek campsite, the 2nd after the camp site) Can anyone tell me which gate is closed please and if the Buckwong campsite/crossing is accessable.

Gazza
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Apr 03, 2017 at 10:00

Monday, Apr 03, 2017 at 10:00
It's locked just NE of Charlie Creek camp site then at Tom Groggin.

You should be ok to get into Buckwong Creek or even Charlie Creek from the SE along Buckwong track.
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Follow Up By: Gundarooster - Monday, Apr 03, 2017 at 11:22

Monday, Apr 03, 2017 at 11:22
Tony,
My mistake, I meant the NORTHERN end of Davies Plain Track., There is a camp site on Buckwong creek at the Northern end of Davies Plain Track about 5 km south of the Tom Groggin ford over the Murray. There are two gates one before the Buckwong camp and one after so I'm trying to find out which one is closed?
Gazza
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017 at 07:24

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017 at 07:24
Gazza, Finally I get where you are talking about. I was thinking up near the hut.

I think the locked gate will be the first one nearer to Tom Groggin. They talk about the track being closed due to flood damage. I assume they mean along the river there after that first gate.

Did you try calling the ranger at Omeo direct? 03 5159 0600
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Reply By: Member - mechpete - Monday, Apr 03, 2017 at 12:24

Monday, Apr 03, 2017 at 12:24
why don,t you ring an ask Parks Vic
they are the ones who know
mechpete
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Follow Up By: Gundarooster - Monday, Apr 03, 2017 at 13:23

Monday, Apr 03, 2017 at 13:23
Mechpete,

Tried that and all they did was point me to their web site which says

"Davies Plain Track is closed between Tom Groggin Track and north of Charlies Creek Camping Area until further notice due to flood damage and extensive tree fall."

Which doesn't help a real lot as Tom Groggin Track starts at the ford over the Murray and he first gate is about 4 KM from there.

Gazza
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Reply By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017 at 05:24

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017 at 05:24
Find out from the PV inquiry line which office is responsible for the area and ring them.
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Reply By: dad1340 - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017 at 13:41

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017 at 13:41
Tom Groggin Station in consultation with Vic Parks have locked off Davies Plain Track at the Groggin end. The ranger responsible locked the southern end last Wednesday while we were camped at Charlie Creek. Prospects of the track opening is currently in the hands of the Aboriginal Council to approve or disapprove repairing the track. Funding has been approved. Parks, like us, just has to wait.

Check the Vic Parks website for any changes. Seasonal closure commences 01/05/2017

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Reply By: Member - Barry P (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017 at 19:43

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017 at 19:43
try omeo tourist office.was through there a few months back.had the latest information on davies track then bye barry
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Reply By: Gundarooster - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 14:21

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 14:21
Finally got thru to Vic Parks Omeo Office and they tell me that the first gate at the Northern end is locked so no access to the Buckwong crossing campsite.
They don't expect it to re open until next summer at the earliest if at all?
It would be a shame to lose this track for ever??

Gazza
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