Billy Goat Bluff (from Dargo) to Port Melbourne in a day

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Billy Goat Bluff (from Dargo) to Port Melbourne in a day

Unread post by damianpd » January 16th, 2019, 2:37 pm

Hey all,

We'll be in the Vic High Country in mid Feb and thinking about hitting the Billy Goat Bluff track from Dargo. How long does this track take to get from Dargo to Licola?

We'll be camping at Dargo the night before and we need to be in in Port Melbourne for the Spirit of Tassie ferry in the PM. Is it too ambitious to tackle Billy Goat Bluff track then drive to Port Melbourne all in one day?


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Re: Billy Goat Bluff (from Dargo) to Port Melbourne in a day

Unread post by Peter Aawen » January 16th, 2019, 4:42 pm

Probably not a good idea to plan on doing that!!

Billy Goat's Bluff track is one of those tracks that can be fairly interesting & steep but basically straightforward if it's been cleaned up & graded recently; or it could take you all day just to get to the heli-pad!! :eek: And if it's been cut up by all the travellers hitting it during the school hols or over a long weekend, it really doesn't take much at all, & certainly no more than a light drizzle to make it pretty much impassible!! Same really goes for taking the dirt (even without doing Billy Goats) & heading thru to Licola & then on to Port Melbourne..... you MIGHT make it in about 8 hours of solid driving if all is good & the weather gods & traffic lights all work with you, but you'd probably get better odds on Carlton winning the AFL Grand Final this year!! :whyme:

If you want to be sure of leaving Dargo & getting to Port Melbourne in time to catch the ferry that evening & you simply can't afford to be late, then it's probably going to take at least 4 hours of driving via the bitumen & you really should schedule yourself a full day to cover all eventualities & stick to the main roads. If you want to do some 4wheeling along the way, you'd be far smarter to allow yourself some extra time in there somewhere.... ;)
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