Join me as I take on Johnstones Creek & Mount Buster Track. The two tracks has a combined distance of 62.5km. Nothing to rival the Canning Stock Route though. 4x4Explorer grades these two tracks as Grade 5 and it almost gets as wild as a 4WD 24-7 trip, but not really…. 🙂
Johnstones Creek Track is recommended for experienced 4WD drivers. It is steep with several river crossings. From Home Hills Runs Rd (720 m) the narrow, rough track climbs steeply onto the Hawkdun Range (1,650 m). The track then follows the crest of the range before reaching Wire Yards Hut. Ida Railway Hut is a further 3.5 km, and another 6 km is the turn-off to Chimney Creek Hut. The track then descends steeply into Boundary Creek, climbs again then drops into Guffies Creek before reaching the Mount Buster and Hut Creek Track junction at Tailings Hut.
Mount Buster track starting at the Mount Buster Rd Oteake park entrance, crossing the Little Kyeburn (660 m), the well-formed track climbs steeply to the Buster Diggings (1,200 m). The track then descends steeply into Guffies Creek passing the turn- off to Brown Hut. To reach Brown Hut, turn right onto Brown Hut road which climbs for 2.5 km before reaching Brown Hut (1,100 m). To reach Tailings Hut stay on the Mount Buster Road and continue for 4 km. There are many river crossings.