Benambra to Tom Groggin the best track to take.

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 12:47
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Hope to travel from Benambra toTom Groggin Saturday week. Advice as to the best track to take, any water crossings, if so any idea of the depth have read some previous blogs and the High Country sounds great. This will be our first time in the Victorian High Country. Thanks in anticipation...

Mike n Lyn
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Reply By: pepper2 - Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 13:25

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 13:25
Mike and Lyn there are many alteratives,a fairly direct route could be...benambra to beloka rd then buenba rd thentom groggin track..mt hope rd...tom groggin track..dogmans track....tom groggin.

or aftre mt hope rd turn right to buckwong track , charlies creek davies plain track dogmans hut , tom groggin....

Be aware the grader has been through many of these tracks recently,while it generally levels and improves the tracks,it also deposits lots of loose soil that turns into sloppy mud with rain in hilly areas eg mt pinnabar .

good camping in many places,as an example kings plain track turns off davies plain track and leads to river side camping ,this track is about 7klm long all downhill ,not hard saw a camper trailer in there recently,but takes possibly 45 mins to the bottom , recently graded.

Have a great trip take warm clothes and full recovery gear.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike and Lyn R2 - Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 16:42

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 16:42
Thanks very much sounds great.

Mike n Lyn
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Reply By: Old 55 - Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 13:45

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 13:45
Generally the tracks suggested are in good condition (was there last week) but the run down Tom Groggin track to Native Dog Hut has a couple of huge wooptydoos and if you are towing a trailer your drawbar will get hung up over the top of these. If your towbar is short you will have a lot less trouble. By your propfile it is a slip on so you should have no trouble.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike and Lyn R2 - Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 16:43

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 16:43
Once again thanks, we do have a slide on so no towing...

Mike n Lyn
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Reply By: pepper2 - Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 18:26

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 18:26
How long do you have for the trip ?
Also have you been to the blue duck inn at anglers rest ? Very scenic camp with pub across the road.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike and Lyn R2 - Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 18:45

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 18:45
Gooday, just travelling through on our way home from Tassie to the North Coast, and just would like to sample the high country for trips in the future. Have not been to the blue duck at anglers rest but sounds excellent. Is it on our way.....


Mike n Lyn
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Reply By: pepper2 - Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 19:11

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 19:11
Anglers rest is on omeo hwy roughly 30 klm north of omeo ( about 35klm from benambra), the route you select depends on how many days you have there are a huge range of possibilities.
When I was in tassie last year I found that it is about 300klm from anywhere to anywhere in tassie.The are area you are looking at is close to 70% the size of tassie so there are many options.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike and Lyn R2 - Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 19:17

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 19:17
Thanks for that, it will not be too far off the track, we are not on a set timetable but thought this would be a good opportunity to check out this area for future trips.
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