Wonnangatta - Zeka Track

Submitted: Monday, May 26, 2008 at 22:26
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G'day Everyone,

Intending to go to Wonnangatta via Zeka Track, I have travelled this many times but not for some time, this time I will be going with a camper trailer
Has anyone been down Zeka lately, with or with out a trailer, I would like to know the track condition before I attempt this andn thoughts on getting the trailer in.

regards

Beemer
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Reply By: Crackles - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 22:45

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 22:45
Gaday Beemer, Zeka spur track is in average condition with 3 steepish sections, one cut up a little with rocks & two with slippery clay. I don't recommend trailers go either up or down there in the wet although with care it is often done. Trust you have electric brakes on the trailer to straighten it up when you get out of shape & a good set of tyres on the tow vehicle?
Has been some light snow & rain every week lately in the High Country. Have fun :-)
Cheers Craig.............
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Follow Up By: Member - David P (VIC) - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 22:48

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 22:48
track closures?
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 22:55

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 22:55
Should close after Queens Birthday weekend.

Not sure when you are looking at but assuming it's the long weekend this issue could be relevant.

If you really want to take the camper into the Wonnangatta it could get really interesting if you were stuck there longer than the long weekend because you couldn't tow it out if the long weekend saw a lot of rain.

I'm not sure what happens in those circumstances.

If you do go in that way and have to take an easier route out you can get out via the East Buffalo route to Myrtleford or Whitfield depending on your final destination.

Your call really but I wouldn't tow my camper into or out of the Wonnagatta via another route other than the East Buffalo.

Dave
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Reply By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 22:51

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 22:51
Beemer

You'll get down the Zeta track without too much of a problem.

Biggest concern I'd have would be if somebody was coming up in the opposite direction. Particularly towards the top. You won't be able to pull over, so they will have to back track in reverse.

As you probably know, the track won't be open untill early November (from memory).

Regards

Kim
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Reply By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 23:52

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 23:52
Zeka spur track


I'm sure i read somewhere it was closed due to track maintenance !
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Reply By: Beemer - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 09:21

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 09:21
Thanks for the response, I hope to go during the 2 weeks, just watching the weather.
My camper has electric brakes and mud tyres, I am set up pretty well for off road. Point taken on exit may well have to be via Myrtleford way if weather is bad.
Hopefully the trout are on the bite


Beemer
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Follow Up By: gdobson - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:11

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:11
I was there 3 weeks ago, it was ok for forbys but I wouldn't take my trailer down the Zeka. try the East Buff route, the only pinch is the drop into the valley.
Let us know how you got on.
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 09:26

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 09:26
A friend of mine went in with a Tvan a couple of weeks ago & had no problems at all.
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