Heyfield and surrounds exploring MEDIUM / HARD

Heyfield surrounding areas, VIC

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We haven't been to this neck of the woods too often and plan to have a good look around the area for future reference. We'll be basing ourselves out of the Heyfield Pub. Both the Mrs and I are experienced travellers and have done quite a bit of the high country, and don't mind having a crack at some challenging tracks, ( but nothing too silly ). We'll be using mud maps for navigation  and over the the next week I'll be putting some type of exploratory routes together, but nothing too concrete.  If you're looking for a relaxed weekend  and want to see the bush rather than the footy, or you know the area and would like to share your knowledge with others, this trip could be for you

Requirement

  • Electric Winch
  • Recovery Gear

  • Mick (Grey Ranger)


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    Ranger (2017 Wildtrak)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Stephan (Dmop85)


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    3.0TD GU patrol (2000 Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Alex (TEQ-80) Trip Leader - Level 3 (Completed over 30 trips) Premium Member


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    Dual cab dual locked dual t/cased LN106 (1992 Hi-Deluxe)
    • 33" Tyres
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Trina And Peter (TrinaH)


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    TD42 GU Coil Cab (2006 Patrol)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Chris (L0wey)


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    07PAJVRX (2007 Pajero VRX)
    • 31" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Adrian (Clinic)


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    4.5 v8 79 series land cruiser (2014 Landcruiser)
    • 35" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

Ray (Ray)
Seasonal track closures limit what you can do in the area immediately north of Heyfield. You might find a track open, only to get to a locked gate.

If you go east, there are tracks still open between Moroka Road, Marathon Road and Freestone Creek Road, though I can't say whether these will be challenging or not, as it's been a very long time since I've done this area in some earnest.

We did a trip a while back from Burgoynes to Freestone Creek and there were some interesting bits, but nothing major. I plan to get reacquainted with the area after the Melbourne Cup weekend and spend three days and a couple of nights checking it out.
16 Sep 2017
Trip Leader Simon (Noturaveragegu)
Ray (Ray) wrote: Seasonal track closures limit what you can do in the area immediately north of Heyfield. You might find a track open, only to get to a locked gate.

If you go east, there are tracks still open between Moroka Road, Marathon Road and Freestone Creek Road, though I can't say whether these will be challenging or not, as it's been a very long time since I've done this area in some earnest.

We did a trip a while back from Burgoynes to Freestone Creek and there were some interesting bits, but nothing major. I plan to get reacquainted with the area after the Melbourne Cup weekend and spend three days and a couple of nights checking it out.
Many thanks for the info and heads up on the closures. I'll check out park web for any other info...... Cheers
16 Sep 2017
Ray (Ray)
Simon (Noturaveragegu) wrote:
Ray (Ray) wrote: Seasonal track closures limit what you can do in the area immediately north of Heyfield. You might find a track open, only to get to a locked gate.

If you go east, there are tracks still open between Moroka Road, Marathon Road and Freestone Creek Road, though I can't say whether these will be challenging or not, as it's been a very long time since I've done this area in some earnest.

We did a trip a while back from Burgoynes to Freestone Creek and there were some interesting bits, but nothing major. I plan to get reacquainted with the area after the Melbourne Cup weekend and spend three days and a couple of nights checking it out.
Many thanks for the info and heads up on the closures. I'll check out park web for any other info...... Cheers
There is another option that you could try from Heyfield. Take the road to Seaton and from there check out the Stoney Tracks, but be forewarned that some of these tracks can be very muddy at this time of year.

We did this in Jan 2016: https://australianimage.com.au/the-high-country-jan-2016/ and the tracks were dry and the creek crossing low, but even then we came across some muddy hills. We eventually ended up at Freestone Creek and I'm fairly certain that the tracks we did will be open, other than Hickeys Creek, but you'd be hard pressed to make that in one day.

If all you have is a day, then you may well spend most of it on the Stoney tracks, but if you do have time, then getting on to the Cheynes Bridge track will fill the rest of the day..
17 Sep 2017
Trip Leader Simon (Noturaveragegu)
I've posted photos of track closures and a possible route to whalhalla but would prefer to head east of Heyfield
17 Sep 2017
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TRIP COMPLETED

1 GOING, 6 Interested
2 adults
Trip Date
30-Sep-2017 (Sat) to 01-Oct-2017 (Sun)

Meeting Point
Heyfield pub
8:30 AM (Sat, 30-Sep-2017)