The Pyrenees Ranges are widely renowned for their wine making expertise. At two hours drive west of Melbourne
, this area has some fantastic and challenging tracks as well as great scenery and all within coo-ee of a nice country pub if you feel like a counter tea and catching up with the locals. There are a few camping places
within the Pyrenees such as Cameron Track Campgrounds, however the Glenpatrick Reserve
is idyllic. Once used for cricket, the reserve features a large cleared area, toilets, and a pavilion with sheltered tables and a large fireplace. The reserve is in the middle of many tracks and you can stay for a few days and not travel in and out on the same track twice. It is also the site of the now famous ExplorOz Victorian Gathering each November.
Venture north thru the ranges and you are at Warrenmang
for fine food and wine, Remy also have vineyards to visit and Avoca has THE BEST Bakery in the area. Waterfalls Picnic and Campground
is a quiet secluded area providing plenty of space for your pets to run. The 4WD tracks within the area are superb and rather challenging in places
, and there are a couple of nice walks including ‘The Valley Walk’ - a one kilometre return, easy grade walk, and the one-way ‘Pyrenees Endurance Walk’, which is a more demanding 18km walk.
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No Permits required, but the GlenPatrick Reserve
Committee appreciate donations to help improve what is already a great place, so if you like the place then please make a donation. For more information on the Pyrenees Region, please contact the Avoca Information Centre during office hours.
Avoca Information Centre122 High Street, Avoca 3476
Phone: (03) 5465 1000
Fax. (03) 5465 3597
Things to See & Do
Normal good vehicle preparation is handy but being so close, its not a necessity to carry two spare wheels or other things considered important for more remote areas.
Tyre pressures around 22-25PSI will see you comfortably negotiate the tracks in the area.
Fuel Supplies & Usage
||Diesel||4cyl 15 litres
||ULP||4cyl 18 litres
||LPG||4cyl 22 litres|
|6cyl 17 litres||6cyl 20 litres||6cyl 19 litres|
|8cyl 17 litres||8cyl 18 litres|
Services & Supplies
The following locations have various services and supplies: Avoca
Camp Sites & Accommodation
This area is a classic eucalypt forest area, tracks, when dry, have good traction and a variety of wildlife including Koala, echidna and Kangaroo can be seen.
The area was a Chinese stronghold during the gold rush with many ounces being taken from the ground. Although not as rich as the Ballarat and Bendigo diggings there was still a good income to be hewn from the ground. There is an old cemetery near the GlenPatrick Reserve
and if you are lucky enough to meet Colin the local reserve committee member, ask him to show you further sites of historical significance in the area. It’s a decent walk but worth the effort.