Blue Rag Range Track is only for 4WD cars with good clearance
Tucked away in the Victorian High Country of Australia, Blue Rag Range Track is a spectacular off road adventure. The track is very remote and rated as very difficult. It’s definitely only for 4WD cars with good clearance.
How long is the Blue Rag track?
The track is 15.9 km (9.87 miles) long. Is starts at the Dargo High Plains Road and finishes with a descent to the Wongungarra river. This gravel rough track snakes its way over the tops of the range and it’s one of the highest alpine tracks in the country. It follows the ridge lines, with rough, rocky, steep climbs, descents and high precarious mountain edges.
How high is Blue Rag track?
Set high in the Australian Alps, the track tops out by Mount Blue Rag at an elevation of 1.715m (5,626ft) above the sea level. Be aware that snow may fall without warning at any time during the year, and Dargo High Plains Road is closed during the snow season. Check closures before departing.
Is Blue Rag Range track hard?
The track is not for the beginner and unprepared as the conditions here are not for the faint-hearted. This track requires four wheel driving and a keen eye on what is coming ahead of you. If you plan to do the track you need to have knowledge about off road driving. The remote road captures the spirit of off-roading. It contains rocky steep climbs and descents with big drops offs on either side of the track to the valley below. The track includes very tight narrow sections, paired with difficult turns and steep climbs. On both sides of the track are drops of thousands of feet to valley below. Some people find this track just too daunting. It requires alertness due to some precarious drops on either side of the trail during the main climb to Mount Blue Rag. Some of the turns are so narrow, that it’s difficult to turn in one go. At least two vehicles and experienced drivers are recommended. This track can get very difficult as it’s thin, and steep and with more wear during the rainy days, ruts will form.
How long does it take to drive the Blue Rag track?
To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 2 and 3 hours. However, due its beauty, the trip will take much long. The track is an exhilarating way to take in the breathtaking scenery of the Alpine National Park, but please drive and conduct yourself in a respectful manner. It is a visual spectacle that can create some nervous moments for drivers attempting to scale its heights, with awesome 360º views at the summit.
Pic: Michael Petroff
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