Victoria high country trip

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 19:02
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My family and I are off to the high country in mid march, and we are trying to find the best and most up to date information and maps. Having a bit of trouble finding good maps that are up to date. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. We have 14 days to spend around the area so any suggestions would be great. We are travel with two little ones and another cruiser.
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Reply By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 19:24

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 19:24
The Hema "The High Country-Victoria" is always a good map that covers all of the high country that you may want to travel through.

Get it at the shop on here.
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Reply By: Member - john y - Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 19:50

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 19:50
G'day Tara If you are looking for a good base to start your high country travels the Sheepyard Flat area is a good place to start. Plenty of good camping along the Howqua River with drop toilets and not too far out of Mansfield a town with all facilities .Be aware that the bushfire situation at that time of year can be critical so good communications are necessary. Nevertheless you should have a great time in this historical and beautiful country. regards john y
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Follow Up By: Kyle H - Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 21:00

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 21:00
X2, another great spot is NugNug
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Reply By: Tara S1 - Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 20:26

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 20:26
Thank you very much for the information. Greatly appreciated :)
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Reply By: Member - Russler - Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 23:57

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 23:57
+ 1 for the Hema HC map, it's excellent.

Try and loop in some huts, eg. Craig's Hut (not a real cattleman's hut, but a prop for the movies and rebuilt several times following bushfires), Wallace Hut, Howqua, Bindaree, Stones, Davies Plain. That's so much time, I am envious. Are your vehicles ready for the offroad HC, eg. AT tyres as a minimum, upgraded suspension (nominal 50mm lift), possibly snorkels. If so, you will get into most places just fine. Deflate tyres a bit to assist, and enjoy your holiday.
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Follow Up By: Tara S1 - Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 17:39

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 17:39
Thanks for the information. Yes it is a trip we have wanted to do for a long time so when we are traveling over 2000km to get there we want to enjoy it. The truck is ready. It is an 80 series with mud types, winch, lockers, snorkel, lift. Have also put brakes and a roll-over hitch on the camper :) have now bought the high country maps recommend on here but can't get the book at the moment. But will give use a good place to start.

Thanks again for the information
Tara
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Reply By: Rob K (VIC) - Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 11:10

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 11:10
Hi Tara S1,

You might also look at the Rooftop Map series (paper only). Very detailed and give a good overview of different areas you might be interested in seeing. Also available from the EO shop.

Enjoy the High Country.

Cheers

Rob K
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Reply By: bigfut - Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 08:48

Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 08:48
+1 for the rooftop maps. I have found my hema map to be out of date versus the rooftop map.

Can also recommend Pineapple Flat for a nice camp spot. Just left there yesterday, and it was beautiful.
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Reply By: mick v1 - Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 19:47

Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 19:47
rooftop maps the go but if your going up on the long weekend be prepared a lot of those campsites will be packed
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