Additional Victorian Track closures.

Submitted: Friday, Mar 09, 2012 at 20:01
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Here is a list of new track closures posted due to recent storm & flood damage.
May upset a few peoples plans for the long weekend.
Travel safe, Craig............
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Alpine National Park Closure Report Updated 9 March 2012

Dargo High Plains
• Long Spur Track.

Eastern Alps

• Snowy River Road (or Barry Way) between Wulgulmerang & Jindabyne, NSW and access
to the Willis area on the Snowy River and the Ingeegoodbie/MacFarlanes track network
until further notice due to washout of Suggan Buggan River bridge at Suggan Buggan.
• Macs Creek Road.
• Cobberas Trail.
• MacFarlane Flat Track.
• Ingeegoodbee Track.
• Wombat Creek Track.
• Four Mile Creek Track.
• JP Track.
• Kellys Track.
• Davies Plain 4WD Circuit.
Limestone Creek Track.
• McCarthys Track.
• Buckwong Track.
• Kings Plain Track.
Tom Groggin Track.
• Nine Mile Creek Track - bridge works underway by DSE.

Mansfield

Bluff Link Road from 16 Mile Jeep Track to Howqua River.
• Upper Howqua Camping Area.


Mount Beauty

• Dungey’s Track (DSE estate).
• West Kiewa Logging Road (DSE estate) – closed from intersection with Dungey’s Track.

Oriental Claims Historic Area

• Pedestrian bridge closed.
• Ah Fong Loop walking track closed.

Upper Murray

• Blue Gum Ridge and Surveyors Creek 4WD tracks until further notice.
• Visitors advised to avoid the Indi River camps.

Whitfield

King Hut, Pineapple and Top Crossing tracks are open but please use caution due to high
river levels at crossings.
• Basin Track.
• Burnt Top Track from Basin Track (Wild Horse to Basin Road).
• Long Spur Track.
• Sandy Flat Track.
• McMillans Track.
• Stockyard Track.
• Wabonga Track.
• Top Crossing Track.

Wonnangatta-Moroka

• Dry River Walking Track/Bicentennial National Trail – Howitt Road to Wonnangatta Valley
and Guys Hut to Wonnangatta Valley.
• Wonnangatta access tracks from Dargo & Myrtleford are currently impassable due to high
river levels on the Wonnangatta and Crooked Rivers. Access is only available via Zeka
Spur.
• The Macalister, Caledonia and Dargo River catchments tracks should be avoided until river
levels reside.

Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park


Walking Tracks currently closed:

The Lookouts Walking Track
Bluff Creek Nature Trail
Pine Mountain Walking Track - access to start of walk is by 4WD only.
Hinces Creek Walking Track - likely to be damaged

4WD tracks currently closed:

Upper Dogman Track
Lower Dogman Track
McNamaras Track
Bush Rat Track
Wild Goat Track
Mt Burrowa Track
Pines Track
Hinces Creek Track (past campground)
Bluff Creek visitor area: (some areas open)
Bluff Creek Camp – 3 (of 5) campsites are open.
Blue Gum Camp – open but accessible by 4WD only.
Bluff Falls area – open to top viewing area only, no access to viewing platform below falls.
Hinces Creek Camp - open

East Gippsland

Buchan Caves Reserve

• Fairy Cave remains closed due to flooding

Croajingolong National Park

• The Cicada Trail is closed due to flooding along sections his track, as well as due to the high
river level at the Mueller River Crossing proving to be quite hazardous.


Cabbage Tree Palms Flora Reserve

• Palms Track is closed due to flooding


Snowy River National Park

• Yalmy Road at the Rodger River Track intersection, due to a large fallen down tree
• Exercise caution when accessing Bowen Track, Bowen Link Track, Warbisco Track,
Monkeytop Track, Waratah Flat Road and Rich Knob Track. These tracks are accessible
during dry weather only. Even a small amount of rain can quickly make them un-driveable,
hazardous and prone to damage.
• Deddick Trail is closed to traffic between Rich Knob Track and Bowen Track until further
notice due to a number of large fallen trees across the track
Waratah Flat track has limited access only with visitors able to reach the campsite and
Rodger River Bridge

Cape Conran Coastal Park

Currently the Orbost – Marlo road is closed, so visitors will need to travel via the Cabbage Tree-
Conran Road until the road reopens.

Refer to www.vicroads.vic.gov.au for latest road updates

**Be aware of closure for Eastern Alps, near Snowy River National Park

Snowy River Road (or Barry Way) between Wulgulmerang & Jindabyne, NSW and access to the Willis
area on the Snowy River and the Ingeegoodbie/MacFarlanes track network until further notice due
to washout of Suggan Buggan River bridge at Suggan Buggan.


River Red Gum Parks
Due to recent heavy rains and floods, many of Victoria’s River Red Gum parks and reserves along the
Murray, Goulburn and Ovens Rivers have been closed to protect visitor safety and minimise track
damage. Parks Victoria is urging licensed tour operators and visitors to take extreme caution when
travelling in the area. Conditions are constantly changing as water levels can rise rapidly due to rain
and release from local weirs.
The following parks and reserves have been closed to protect public safety and minimise track
damage.
• Barmah National Park
• Lower Goulburn National Park
• Gunbower National Park
• Shepparton Regional Park
• Lower Ovens section of Warby-Ovens National Park
Murray River Reserves between Yarrawonga and Cobram, Cobram and Tocumwal, and Tocumwal and Barmah
There is limited access to Murray River Reserves along the river from Barmah to Torumbarry, Gunbower to Swan Hill and from Wodonga to Bundalong.
The Torrumbary Weir, Wills Bend and boat ramps from Echuca to Torumbarry are open and accessible by 2wd and 4wd.
Parks Victoria will be working hard to progressively open sections of the River Red Gum parks as water levels recede and as risk assessments are completed by park rangers.
However, some areas are expected to remain closed for some time due to extensive flood damage to tracks and facilities, or excess water in low-lying areas
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Reply By: Member - Warrie (NSW) - Friday, Mar 09, 2012 at 21:47

Friday, Mar 09, 2012 at 21:47
Hi Crackles, it seems that there's not much left open. But coming down Barry Way south from Jindabyne was still possible earlier in the week but now any sort of dirt/gravel road is closed to all but local residents in the Snowt R Shire in NSW. It's still a month until Easter so it should dry out. Here's a pic of the Snowy in flood on Mon 5/3 Image Could Not Be Foundfrom Jacks Lookout....W
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Friday, Mar 09, 2012 at 22:15

Friday, Mar 09, 2012 at 22:15
Appears there are not many options on the NSW approaches but still plenty of tracks open towards the Jamieson/Mansfield side. I suspect with many rivers still up the Park Rangers haven't even got into many areas to see what damage there is. Nice shot of the Snowy. Since the dams were put in it's not a sight you'd see too often.
Cheers Craig...........
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Reply By: Eric Experience - Friday, Mar 09, 2012 at 22:09

Friday, Mar 09, 2012 at 22:09
Crackels.
I drove down Barry Way on Wednesday after the storm. it is a challenge as 3 culverts are washed out. The bridge at Suggan Buggan was repaired on Wednesday. Eric.
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