Rosea, Bundaleer and the Grampians Road/Track Report

Looks like we are finally back to the standard and regular road and track report for the Grampians.Next week, Parks Victoria will be opening eight seasonal 4WD tracks in time for the Long Weekend. Some seasonal roads will stay closed due to flood damage. See below for the list of roads, openings and conditions.

While we are on the subject of the Grampians, a little more info on Rosea and Bundaleer.  With perfect climbing time coming up for those areas, the questions are on everyones lips. Things are finally on the move towards accessing Rosea and Bundaleer. One of the main problems is the road access with both Silverband and Mt Victory Road receiving the worst damage.  The two roads fall under the care of VicRoads so gaining access means not only working in with PV and their schedule, but more importantly fitting in with the VicRoads schedule.
From what I understand now, VicRoads will be finalising their contractor for work on the Silverband Road by the end of October. Access is currently only open to the Sundial Carpark. While there could be a possibility of opening up the next section, VicRoads will be using the Rosea carpark for their trucks and equipment as well as moving up and down the roads,so access via here might not be an option.  I have a number of thoughts and proposals on the possibility of us accessing it via here but the end decision will lie with VicRoads.  As we are not looking at just climbers accessing this. the possibility of too many cars and not enough carparking might be an issue.
David Roberts, Head ranger at Grampians is keen though to help work on a solution to get the areas of Rosea and Bundaleer open whilst work is continuing on the roads.The other option which may be a more viable one is accessing it via a section of Stony Creek Road off Glenelg Road. Repairs can be undertaken to fix this section of road so as to allow access.  Parking will bestill be an issue along  Stony Creek Road so this is something we will need to tackle for a temporary solution. As work would begin on the start of this section, Bundaleer is the obvious first site. I have an inspection visit to the area lined up for mid November.  I am really keen to see if there was any impact from the floods to the climbers access track and climbing areas in both Rosea and Bundaleer and this will give us a much better idea of how soon we may be able to get in there and if there is any work that we need to do on our tracks.

Seasonal Road openings:

· Goat Track
· Victoria Range Track
· Link Track
· Flagstaff Track
· Briggs Track
· Bellfield Track
· Muirfoot Track
· Burnt Hut Creek Track

Grampians National Park                        
Road and Track Report 

Date:  21/10/2011

Asses Ears Road        Public    2WD    Gravel / Rock    Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Billywing Road        Public    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Brimpaen Road        Public    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Bullawin Road        Public    2WD        CLOSED    Very Wet
Emmett Road        Public    2WD        CLOSED
Flatrock Road        Public    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Glenelg River Road    Mt Victory Rd – Flat Rock    Public    2WD    Gravel    CLOSED
Glenelg River Road    Flat Rock  – Lodge Rd    Public    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Glenelg River Road    Lodge Rd – Greens Creek Rd    Public    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Glenelg River Road    Greens Creek Rd – Jensens Rd    Public    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Glenelg River Road    Jensens Rd – Henty Highway    Public    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Greens Creek Road        Public    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Halls Gap – Mt Zero Road    Halls Gap – Pines Rd    Public    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Halls Gap – Mt Zero Road    Pines Rd – Roses Gap Rd    Public    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Halls Gap – Mt Zero Road    Roses Gap Rd – Mt Zero    Public    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Harrops Track    Red Rock Rd – Glenelg River Rd    Public    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Jensens Road        Public    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Jimmy Creek Road        Public    2WD        CLOSED
Lodge Road        Public    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
MacKenzie Falls Road        Public    2WD    Bitumen    Open    No Issue
Mafeking Road        Public    2WD        CLOSED
Mitchell Road        Public    2WD        CLOSED
Mt Difficult Road    Mt Victory Rd – Boroka Lookout    Public    2WD        Open    No Issue
Mt William Road        Public    2WD    Bitumen    Open
Mt William Picnic Ground Track        Public    2WD        CLOSED    Watch for Fallen Trees
Olive Plantation Road        Public    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Pohlner Road        Public    2WD        Open    Wet / Slippery in Sections
Red Hill Road        Public    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Red Rock Road        Public    2WD        Open    Water across road in sections
Redman Track        Public    2WD        CLOSED
Reed Lookout Road        Public    2WD    Bitumen    Open    No Issue
Rose Creek Road        Public    2WD    Gravel    Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Serra Road    Glenelg River Rd – Grampians Rd    Public    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Stapylton Campground Road        Public    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Sundial Road        Public    2WD        Open    Good Condition
Syphon Road        Public    2WD        CLOSED
Wonderland Road        Public    2WD    Bitumen    CLOSED
Yarram Gap Road        Public    2WD    Bitumen    Open    No Issue
Zumstein Track (Shortcut)        Public    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain

Beehive Track        Operational – Open All Year    4WD        CLOSED
Black Range Road        Operational – Open All Year    4WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Boundary Road        Operational – Open All Year    4WD        Open
Brim Springs Track        Operational – Open All Year    4WD        Open
Burrong Track (Shortcut)        Operational – Open All Year    4WD        Open
Cassidy Gap Road        Operational – Open All Year    4WD        CLOSED
Cooinda Burrong Road        Operational – Open All Year    2WD        Open    No Issue
Coppermine Track        Operational – Open All Year    4WD        Open    No Issue
Glenisla Crossing Road        Operational – Open All Year    2WD        Open
Golton South Track        Operational – Open All Year    4WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Henham Track North        Operational – Open All Year    4WD        CLOSED
Henham Track South        Operational – Open All Year    4WD        CLOSED
Hines Track        Operational – Open All Year    4WD        Open    Wet / Slippery in Sections
Mt Difficult Road    Boroka Lookout – Lake Wartook    Operational – Open All Year    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Old Mill Road        Operational – Open All Year    2WD        CLOSED    See Notes
Oslers Track        Operational – Open All Year    4WD        CLOSED
Phillip Island Track        Operational – Open All Year    4WD        Open    Wet / Slippery in Sections
Pines Road        Operational – Open All Year    2WD        Open    Good, but will be slippery after rain
Rosea Track        Operational – Open All Year    4WD    Sand / Gravel    CLOSED
Sawmill Track        Operational – Open All Year    2WD        Open
Spears Road        Operational – Open All Year    2WD        CLOSED
Stony Creek Track        Operational – Open All Year    2WD        CLOSED
Taylors Track        Operational – Open All Year    4WD        Open
Wallaby Rocks Road        Operational – Open All Year    4WD        Open
Yanganaginj Njawi Track        Operational – Open All Year    4WD        CLOSED
Yarram Park Road        Operational – Open All Year    2WD        Open

Bellfield Fireline        Operational – Seasonal Closure    4WD        CLOSED
Briggs Track        Operational – Seasonal Closure    4WD        CLOSED
Burnt Hut Creek Track        Operational – Seasonal Closure    4WD        CLOSED
Chinaman Track        Operational – Seasonal Closure    4WD        CLOSED
Fields Track        Operational – Seasonal Closure    4WD        CLOSED
Flagstaff Track        Operational – Seasonal Closure    4WD        CLOSED
Geerack Track        Operational – Seasonal Closure    4WD        CLOSED
Goat Track        Operational – Seasonal Closure    4WD        CLOSED
Homestead Track        Operational – Seasonal Closure    4WD        CLOSED
Launders Track        Operational – Seasonal Closure    4WD        CLOSED
Link Track    Pohlner Rd – Smiths Rd    Operational – Seasonal Closure    4WD        CLOSED
Lynches Crossing Track        Operational – Seasonal Closure    4WD        CLOSED
Matthews Track        Operational – Seasonal Closure    4WD        CLOSED
Moora Track        Operational – Seasonal Closure    4WD        CLOSED
Mt Cassell Fireline        Operational – Seasonal Closure    4WD        CLOSED
Muirfoot Track        Operational – Seasonal Closure    4WD        CLOSED
Sanders Track        Operational – Seasonal Closure    4WD        CLOSED
Victoria Range Road        Operational – Seasonal Closure    4WD        CLOSED

Billywing Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Bomjinna Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Burma Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Carter Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Castle Rock Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Cranages Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Crute Link Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Crute Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
East Wartook Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Golton Link Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Griffin Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Happy Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Heatherlie Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Hut Creek Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Ingleton Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Kaylmna Falls Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Link Track    Serra Rd – Henham Tk    Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Long Point Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Lynchs Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Mair Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Pomonal Fireline        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Ricky North Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Serra Range Track    Glenelg River Rd – Syphon Rd    Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Serra Range Track    South of Cassidy Gap    Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Seven Dials Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Shilcock Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Stockyard Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Terraces Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Victoria Range Track South        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Waterworks Track        Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED
Zumstein Track    Zumstein – Chinaman Tk    Operational – MVO    4WD        CLOSED

Please Note:
The Mt Zero Rd has been resurfaced in some areas between Halls Gap and Plantation Campground,  drivers are urged to take care particularly after rain. Most roads in the Victoria Valley area are open but can be wet in places. The parks roads are still quite wet and slippery particularly along the edges, A four wheel drive vehicle is recomended if travelling on unsealed roads within the park. Old Mill Rd is closed between Roses Crk Rd and Boroka Lookout Rd. Bullawin Rd is closed.

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