Steepest hill

Discussion in 'Australia' started by RowBust, Dec 14, 2020.

  1. RowBust

    RowBust Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,104
    Where's the Steepest road in Australia and how long is it?
    #1
  2. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,317
    Location:
    Hobart, Tasmania
    Just about any road to get to my place. :D
    #2
    Phil_Fong, SFCootz, a2zworks and 2 others like this.
  3. enookway

    enookway Are we having fun yet?

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Oddometer:
    900
    Location:
    Leeton NSW
    Bald Top Track in the Vic High Country drops 750m in 4km.
    North of Dargo. Leads onto Sarah Spur.
    Billy Goats is steeper but not as long.

    Plenty of tracks about that are Holy F^*& steep but probably not classed as a "road"
    #3
  4. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Oddometer:
    6,130
    Location:
    Lake Macquarie , NSW, Australia
    Basalt Knob Nth track that runs up towards Mt Hotham from Talbotville has the steepest section of any track / rd I've ever ridden . I rode down it and stopped twice to let my brakes cool down .
    #4
    Ron50, rowdy_im and KIZ like this.
  5. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Oddometer:
    36,599
    Location:
    "Swednavia" - f5ederation of Scandwegia
    I know a gentleman (a very close long time friend of my father's actually) who lived for many years not far from this place...

    [​IMG]

    Mount O'Reilly Road in Samford, Brisbane. It is reportedly 23% gradient... and according to my dad's mate Jim - it is the steepest sealed surface road in Australia. Dunno if that is confirmed or not - but we've been there on occasion (to try out low range in a survey vehicle or two)... and the photo's don't do it justice. Even though it is a sealed tarmac smooth surface - it looks like a damned cliff in front of you. :eek7
    #5
    wombbatt and GodSilla like this.
  6. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    12,190
    Location:
    Brisbane Northside, OZ
    I was actually thinking postman’s track up to Belthorpe might be up there
    #6
    troy safari carpente likes this.
  7. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Oddometer:
    36,599
    Location:
    "Swednavia" - f5ederation of Scandwegia
    Wait... :scratch ... it doesn't say "Lithgow" on your profile, but...? :dunno

    cue @Simosez in 5... 4... 3... 2... :lol3
    #7
  8. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    Oddometer:
    13,928
    Location:
    Northside Brisbane, Qld Australia
    It used to be dirt, and we would have heaps of fun trying to.see who could get up there the highest in 2wds like a TD Cortina wagon, Escort panel Van, Hillman Imp and a VC Safari wagon.
    The winner would get his fuel tank filled at the after hours 20 cent fuel pump.
    #8
  9. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    12,190
    Location:
    Brisbane Northside, OZ
    I remember the road into Leven Canyon in tassie was bloody steep
    #9
  10. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    Oddometer:
    13,928
    Location:
    Northside Brisbane, Qld Australia
    I wouldn't be in a Billy cart going down here.
    IMG_20201214_204553.jpg Screenshot_2020-12-14-20-45-06-34.jpg
    Steepest street in Oz, In Adelaide.
    #10
  11. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Oddometer:
    7,483
    Location:
    King River, Western Australia
    Meh, I've driven a truck on that road and a lot of tracks in the Mt Nebo/MtGlorious area.

    (OK, it was a 6WD truck with Allison auto trans)
    #11
  12. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    12,190
    Location:
    Brisbane Northside, OZ
  13. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    Oddometer:
    4,220
    Location:
    Brisbane, almost heaven!
    Love your style Cruz!
    #13
  14. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    Oddometer:
    13,928
    Location:
    Northside Brisbane, Qld Australia
    Would be interesting to compare Gower St Toowong with Mountain View Road Moorina.
    #14
  15. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Oddometer:
    36,599
    Location:
    "Swednavia" - f5ederation of Scandwegia
    ya' gotta reeeally big dump truck...? we can organise a meet... :lol3
    #15
    Cruz likes this.
  16. Roofchop

    Roofchop Hands up mother stickers, this is a f**k up!

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2016
    Oddometer:
    708
    Location:
    Carool, NSW
    My garden.....

    400 metres north, down 100 metres in elevation to the creek....:rofl
    #16
    bigborett likes this.
  17. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2015
    Oddometer:
    3,474
    Location:
    NE Vic
    Steepest in a straight line? That one above in Bris looks cool, as does the one in Adelaide. Dan’s comment brings back memories of trying to mono all the way up Patrick St in West Hobart, or the combo of the jump in Molle St and the mono up Hill St. Bits of the road from the Blue Duck up to Falls are bloody steep, 23% for the first part? Mt Buffalo? Of course like OldFat says plenty of hills around the Vic high country, but if you want nose bleed steep dirt then the track that follows the penstock at the Rubicon PS near Eildon. Fuck me swinging it’s steep. I’ve never tackled it, but I’ve watched a local legend do it. There’s a few hills in the triangle down that way that are steep and go on for bloody miles, can’t tell you the names of the tracks, maybe @bigborett can help?

    Steep switchback? Brisbane St West in Launceston:
    68899CDD-BB66-42B9-851E-BF47A9364203.png

    Ben Lomond in Tas:
    3D2ED338-01E9-4D0A-879D-EDC4ED629FC4.png

    Powerline Track just off Lockharts Gap in NE Vic:
    CEED0382-64FE-4A90-9FF5-754D3ACCFF3C.png
    #17
    SFCootz and Suncoaster like this.
  18. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2014
    Oddometer:
    6,933
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Not quite right there.
    Billy Goats drops 1200m in 7km.
    That makes it longer but a slightly lower average descent or ascent.
    There are plenty out there steeper than Billy Goats, what makes Billy Goats special is that it just keeps on going and going and going.
    #18
  19. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Oddometer:
    3,695
    Location:
    Canberra
    From Tamboritha Road up to Mount Margaret gets my vote for straight out steepness
    Mt Margaret Track adv.jpg
    But the now disused and overgrown western fork of Blue Rag down to the Wongungarra River to get across to Mount Murray was pretty hairy.
    Blue Rag South West.JPG
    #19
  20. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2014
    Oddometer:
    6,933
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Can't help to much, bloody hopeless with track names at times. Needless to say though that there are plenty of steep ones right through the high country. Some of the real goodies are blocked off now. Like the run straight out of the Black River up Webber Spur Track, only the nanny route is passable now, the straight run used to be quite the challenge.
    @richo360 and @Brute may be better. Brute has a great memory for the names etc.
    #20
    Paul124ac, Cruz and Ron50 like this.