Comment: Vic High Country

We are planning a trip to the High Country in a standard 97 Prado and a 2011 Challenger. None of these vehicles have any modifications. We are planning to start from Mansfield to Harrietville. Will this be possible to do if we stay to the main tracks and what recovery gear as a minimum would be recommended for this trip.
Is there any sections of this track that are very difficult?
Marco B
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Reply By: Crackles - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 18:50

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 18:50
Marco in general both your vehicles should cover most of the tracks between those areas without too much trouble as long as you have reasonable tyre tread. BUT..... if you get heavy rain proir there are several steep hills & rivers that could give you considerable trouble.
At a 'minimum' recovery gear should include a tyre gauge, air compressor, shovel, jack base plate, blind, sturdy front & rear tow points, snatch strap, extension strap & rated D's.
Additionaly a winch, pulley block, tree protector, drag chain & chain saw could be required at times.
Cheers Craig.......
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Follow Up By: Member - john y - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 19:31

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 19:31
Please check for fire activity in the area of travel prior to departure. Harrietville at the moment is an area of CFA advice. Regards
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Reply By: Member - reggy 2 (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 at 20:25

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 at 20:25
Hi Marco
Harriet-ville to Hotham is closed I think, due to fires, Dargo High Plains rd is also closed.
If you are going to follow the trek notes on this site you will need low 4wd, has the Challenger got low 4wd.
There are some steep rough tracks on this track and one should have some 4wd experience to do those.

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