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    Track Closures for Labour Day 2012

    Urgent: Track Closures for Labour Day 2012

    THANKS TO FWDVic FOR THIS INFORMATION, INFO TAKEN FROM THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE


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    This just in from Parks Vic. Extra closures due to recent flooding:

    Alpine National Park
    Closure Report (by area)
    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
    Closure Report
    (Updated 9 March 2012)
    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
    Closure Report
    (Updated 9 March 2012)
    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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    Good info, thanks Bel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yorgalas View Post
    great to know cheers!
    I do believe you are from NSW from your other post and considering VIC labour day is totally different 2 NSW, I don't see how this thread has warranted you posting here...............your post has been deleted Sorry *L*

    Edit: damn it, someone other mod just banned you......when I was just starting 2 have some fun *LMAO*
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