High Country - Woods Point to Porepunkah

StartClick to Reverse the Dynamic Map and Driving NotesWoods Point
FinishPorepunkah
DifficultyDifficulty 4.5/5
Suitable for4WD 
Distance279.44 km
Minimum Days4
Average Speed28.54 km/hr
Driving Time9 hrs 47 mins
Article By: ExplorOz Team
Page Updated: 14 Nov 2009

Description

The purpose of tackling this track is to save a very round-about trip, shaving numerous days off your excursion if you wish to get from Woods Point to the far north-east of the High Country in the shortest possible distance. This route enables you to travel directly from Woods Point to Wonnangatta Valley in 3 days, experiencing challenging 4WDing, ever-changing mountain scenery, historic cattleman's huts and peaceful rivers throughout the entire journey.

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Environment

This route ventures deep into alpine country so seasonal track closures during winter will render this trip impassable at times. Signs and locked gates will confirm closures. Also see Parks Vic for further details.

In the high altitudes (1500m) you'll see Snow Gums and wildflowers; whilst in the lower altitudes you'll drive beneath the rainforest canopy with ferns fringing the track. The ever-changing altitude and scenery is a large part of the delight of a 4WD adventure through the Victorian High Country.

Preparation

This route is definately not the faint-hearted and should only be attempted by very confident 4WDrivers (and passengers). Definately no trailers - due to extreme hill climbs, ruts and virtually no opportunties for reversing.

Fuel Supplies & Usage

Fuel Symbol Only limited fuel at Woods Point.
DieselULPLPG
4cyl 39 litres4cyl 45 litres4cyl 56 litres
6cyl 28 litres *6cyl 51 litres6cyl 49 litres
8cyl 43 litres8cyl 46 litres
Usage is averaged from recorded data (* specific to this trek) and calculated based on trek distance.

Best Time To Visit

Best during summer - for wildflowers and access. Some tracks along this route are subject to seasonal closures during winter.

Closest Climatic Station

Mount Buller
Distance from Trek Mid Point 12.76km W
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C17.317.114.19.96.33.21.42.14.88.412.414.4
Mean Min. °C8.88.96.63.61.1-1.2-2.7-2.4-0.81.24.86.0
Mean Rain mm72.778.679.5103.8131.0147.1163.5150.4149.4142.8127.595.5
    Best time to travel      Ok time to travel      Travel NOT recommended

Services & Supplies

All supplies, food and fuel for the distance should be carried, noting that Woods Point is not a reliable outlet for large fills.

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What to See

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Where to Stay

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Scott Reserve - large designated campground just out of Woods Point settlement.
Bush camp at bottom of Weber Spur Tk on junction of Goulburn/Black Rivers
Bush camp on Lazarini Spur Tk - good site
Wren's Flat - large area for bush camping and vandalised hut off Mt Sunday Tk
Average/poor bush camp on Jamieson River off Low Saddle Rd
Beveridge National Park - extensive camping options alongside riverfront with access for all vehicles and trailers and caravans.

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Directions

LocationsDistanceDirection Time
Woods Point to Burnt Camp14.29 kmNE45° 43 min
Burnt Camp to Lazarinis Spur Tk & Champion Spur Tk7.23 kmNE44° 26 min
Lazarinis Spur Tk & Champion Spur Tk to Heyfield Jamieson Rd & Lazarinis Spur Tk8.95 kmNE65° 15 min
Heyfield Jamieson Rd & Lazarinis Spur Tk to Mount Skene6.47 kmN356° 9 min
Mount Skene to Heyfield Jamieson Rd (Camp/Picnic Area)1.22 kmSW246° 2 min
Heyfield Jamieson Rd (Camp/Picnic Area) to Heyfield Jamieson Rd (Camp/Picnic Area & Lookout)4.48 kmNW323° 5 min
Heyfield Jamieson Rd (Camp/Picnic Area & Lookout) to Wrens Flat Hut21.49 kmN14° 34 min
Wrens Flat Hut to Mt Sunday Rd, Jamieson River0.32 kmSE150° 3 min
Mt Sunday Rd, Jamieson River to The Dog Kennel Campsite20.22 kmE79° 1 hr 2 min
The Dog Kennel Campsite to River Campsite5.74 kmNW337° 23 min
River Campsite to Riverside Camps12.27 kmNE40° 38 min
Riverside Camps to Lovick's Hut21.86 kmNE57° 50 min
Lovick's Hut to Scenic Lookout2.16 kmNE45° 9 min
Scenic Lookout to Bluff Tk & King Billy Tk & Brocks Rd3 kmSE150° 11 min
Bluff Tk & King Billy Tk & Brocks Rd to Peters Ck, King Billy Track6.5 kmE93° 29 min
Peters Ck, King Billy Track to King Billy Tk (Collapsed Log Bridge)1.39 kmNE30° 6 min
King Billy Tk (Collapsed Log Bridge) to Howitt Hut9.47 kmSE123° 18 min
Howitt Hut to Zeka Spur Tk7.97 kmN356° 15 min
Zeka Spur Tk to Half Way Camp6.37 kmNE65° 17 min
Half Way Camp to Dry River, Wonnangatta (Campsite)12.56 kmE97° 28 min
Dry River, Wonnangatta (Campsite) to Campsites along Wonnangatta River3.3 kmSE126° 6 min
Campsites along Wonnangatta River to Duffys & HorsePaddock Camps0.9 kmSE146° 2 min
Duffys & HorsePaddock Camps to Wonnangatta Homestead Site0.66 kmW281° 2 min
Wonnangatta Homestead Site to Wonnangatta River, Wonnangatta Tk8.18 kmSE117° 21 min
Wonnangatta River, Wonnangatta Tk to Hart Spur Tk & Humffray Tk & Wombat Spur Tk2.54 kmNE55° 7 min
Hart Spur Tk & Humffray Tk & Wombat Spur Tk to Mount Sarah Scenic Reserve15.34 kmNE26° 34 min
Mount Sarah Scenic Reserve to Beveridges Station Information34.22 kmN358° 45 min
Beveridges Station Information to Beveridges Station3.46 kmNW311° 4 min
Beveridges Station to Buckland Bridge24.34 kmN338° 27 min
Buckland Bridge to Brookside6.86 kmNE29° 5 min
Brookside to Porepunkah5.69 kmNE26° 5 min
Woods Point to Porepunkah279.44 km  9 hr 47 min
Distance is GPS recorded driving distance (not straight line), Direction is straight line from start to end, Time is calculated from actual GPS driving data.

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