Victoria High Country January 2016


Victoria High Country - January 2016

Following the great trip we had through the NSW Snowy Mountains in January 2014, I'd like to have a go at the Victoria High Country in January 2016. I had a full itinerary at the May Club meeting, will bring copies to future meetings, and can send a PDF copy to anyone that PMs me with their email address.

In brief the plan is;

Saturday 2 January - Sydney to Jindabyne via Canberra - 462km

Sunday 3 January - Jindabyne to Tom Groggin and The Poplars campsite via Davies Plain Track - 104km

Monday 4 January - The Poplars to Omeo via Limestone Creek Track - 77km

Tuesday 5 January - Omeo to Italian Flat campsite and Dargo - 80km

Wednesday 6 January - Loop drive North of Dargo including Billy Goat Bluff and The Pinnacles - 100km

Thursday 7 January - Dargo to Wonnangatta Station - 85km

Friday 8 January - Wonnangatta Station to Craigs Hut Mt Stirling - 82km

Saturday 9 January - Craigs Hut to Wodonga via Mt Buller and Mansfield - 250km

Sunday 10 January - Wodonga to Sydney - 560km

Total - 1800km

Unlike the camper trailer friendly NSW Snowy Mountains trip, this is a serious 4WD tour. Difficult driving on some C and possibly B grade dirt tracks. This is a mountainous area and we will be covering some steep climbs and descents, winding roads and many creek and river crossings.

Like the NSW Snowy Mountains trip, if you have a passenger that does not like heights, you will get fingernail marks in your dashboard! But we will enjoy some spectacular scenery!

This trip is in bushfire season, and there can also be heavy summer rain (or snow). We may have to deviate from the planned route due to either fire or flood. Some camping will be in caravan parks with all amenities, most in National Parks camping areas with minimal facilities.

Open to 4WD Jeeps with High and Low Range only. If you have to tow, off-road camper trailers only. Trailers are not recommended in many of these areas.

Please consider, and post up on this thread if you are interested. If you would like more information, please PM me with your email address. Given the tracks and distances we could manage 10 or a few more Jeeps.

Definites - Booked at Jindy & Wodonga
1 DaveG
2 WallyD
3 EddyG
4 RobS
5 GregD
6 StickierDuck
7 Dennis - JK Menace & Dusan as passenger
8 Kevin - MY14JK
9 Wayne & Julie A
10 Hunty & Jax
11 Will98

Thanks,
Dave

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