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Yadboro Flat access

Postby Hoojar » Tue 24 May, 2022 2:54 pm

Has anyone been to Yadboro Flat recently? The Forestry websites says it is '4WD only,' but I'd love some information newer than 9 February. I am taking some friends camping there and then up Pigeon House.

https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/ ... dboro-road

Thanks!

Update: The NPWS website lists Pigeon House as closed. I rang the local office, and they were surprised it is closed, suspect it is due to the roads, and could give no time fram on reopening.

https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/th ... cal-alerts
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Re: Yadboro Flat access

Postby sandym » Tue 24 May, 2022 4:36 pm

That page you linked with the list of closed parks has been like that for months. There is no evidence of closure at 4 or 5 of the parks on the list that I have been to in the last month or so. I would ignore it. I think it is NPWS doing their usual CYA stuff. We just have not had that much rain lately and closing every "unsealed track and trail" is silly as all the tracks are unsealed because they are tracks!

But, I have no recent knowledge of the road into Long Gully and it has been getting rougher and rougher.
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Re: Yadboro Flat access

Postby emydura » Tue 24 May, 2022 6:33 pm

I tried to drive into Long Gully along the Western Distribution Road on the ANZAC day weekend. Got about half way down where the road was closed. So we ended up driving to Wog Wog and walking from there for a few days. I am not sure if you can get in from the coast road to Pigeon House.

I went to Long Gully carpark last October and you seriously needed a 4WD for the last few kms. With all the rain since, I suspect it is worse.
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Re: Yadboro Flat access

Postby _Kj » Tue 24 May, 2022 9:07 pm

Access to Long gully via the western distributor road will probably be out for some time, at least one bridge was lost there

https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/ ... -is-closed

Surprised NPWS haven't put something up for that yet.
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Re: Yadboro Flat access

Postby emydura » Wed 25 May, 2022 8:53 pm

_Kj wrote:Access to Long gully via the western distributor road will probably be out for some time, at least one bridge was lost there

https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/ ... -is-closed

Surprised NPWS haven't put something up for that yet.


Thanks for that link. We didn't drive all the way to this washed out bridge. There was a sign way back warning that the road was closed. Still it would have been nice if there was a sign at the Kings Highway turnoff as we had driven a fair way before finding out we had to turn back.
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Re: Yadboro Flat access

Postby Suz » Sun 20 Nov, 2022 7:46 am

Just wondering if there are any updates since May on access? I have a 2wd hatch so looking for an easy way to access hikes in the area - hopefully in about 3 weeks time.
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Re: Yadboro Flat access

Postby Hughmac » Sun 20 Nov, 2022 6:58 pm

You'd have no issues accessing Wog Wog, which will give you access to plenty of good walking. Would need to do a multi-day hike to make the most of it though.
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Re: Yadboro Flat access

Postby _Kj » Sun 20 Nov, 2022 7:26 pm

NPWS & forestry both have Yardboro Rd & Western distributor closed.

I'd expect Western distributor to be out for some time to come, NPWS are keeping these alerts updated for access on the Yardboro side
https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/th ... cal-alerts

Applies from Fri 23 Sep 2022, 11.54am to Wed 23 Nov 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Nov 2022, 11.43am.

Closed areas: Yadboro Road closed

Yadboro Road in Budawang National Park is closed until further notice due to severe weather.
Access to the following areas are also affected:
Pigeon House Mountain
Blue Gum Flat
Long Gully
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Re: Yadboro Flat access

Postby sandym » Mon 21 Nov, 2022 5:12 am

That "severe weather" warning has been up for almost two months. Classic NPWS CYA.

Best thing to do is try and call but the Ulladulla office never answers the telephone or returns calls so that is a difficulty.
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Re: Yadboro Flat access

Postby Suz » Tue 22 Nov, 2022 7:54 am

Thanks guys, I guess I'll just enter via Wog Wog then :D
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