location of Firth Park - Wombat Forest - this Sunday

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Some people have enquired how to get to Firth park in the Wombat state forest, this is from the campsaustraliawide web site:

Firth Park Campground - Wombat State Forest Camp Area 24 km W of Gisborne. Turn W off C704 11 km W of Gisborne or 20 km N of Darley onto Carrolls Lane and Firth Rd. 12 km dirt road...not sure if that makes sense but here's some direction from me, that may be even cloudier.. :))

…here’s a quick guide from Woodend – if you’re coming from Melb take Woodend exit from Calder Hwy, go through town and turn left at the Tylden/Woodend Rd there is a sign there to Tylden/Trentham …on one corner is the bakery and across the road from it is the library [coming from Bendigo turn right at this corner] head along this road…you need to turn left when you see the “Pig and Whistle” sign post –[it’s not that large so be wary] you do this prior to Tylden or you can go through Tylden and just after you’ve left the town you’ll come across another sign post to the P&W . Once you come to the P&W if you’ve taken the first left, turn left – into James Lane, you’ll see sign posts to Firth Park…if you took the second sign posting to the P&W…you don’t need to turn off that road just proceed straight past the P & W [remembering to give way of course] it’s all signposted from there….…if anyone wants/needs to contact me…click on the pic

cheers Lyn

looking forward to seeing you there

PS..the weather is looking a bit crappy, pack a coat, it could be a bit wet and cold...

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Reply By: Member - Russell S - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 21:07

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 21:07
Thanks, Lyn. Look forward to the outing!
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 21:17

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 21:17
hi Russell looking forward to meeting you
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Reply By: Member Eric - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 21:19

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 21:19
Any idea , how far Wombat S/T is from ballarat ? Just to give me a gide on time
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Follow Up By: Member - Toonfish - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 23:32

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 23:32
If you come via the freeway probably 30-45 mins and take the greenwood turnoff then head to Blackwood and turn right in town then look for a sign on the right a few blocks after town

oh yeah the pub is great!
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 21:54

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 21:54
Lyn, thanks, not sure if we will make it but will see how we are going. Won't drive the Suze below or never get there.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 22:31

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 22:31
Hahahah theres one for the books, Lynda giving directions. good luck guys, sadly I wont be able to make it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 08:27

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 08:27
hahahaha..oh ye of little faith
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Reply By: John - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 01:16

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 01:16
People you are supposed to be off road gurus in your 4by's.
Why don't you buy a map or a GPS if your real serious.

Lyn can you supply directions to Birdsville ?

Sorry I am a sarcastic sh_t.

See you Sunday, I think Muddy is coming.
Oh and Mrs Diamond if you read this tell the young bloke to watch out for that big 15 year old kid again. LOL.

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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 08:28

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 08:28
I can supply directions to birsville, where are you coming from and where are you going via.....hahahha
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 10:34

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 10:34
You mean you would be happy to tell John where to go?
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 10:53

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 10:53
sorry I left the D out of Birdsville....

and yes Wombie, I'd be more than happy to assist John in any directions he may need... :)
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Follow Up By: John - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 12:42

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 12:42
Everyone wants to tell me where to go ???????????????
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Reply By: Member - Dragan T (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 14:31

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 14:31
Nice one Als!!! Maybe I will be coming for day trip up there, but too early to say, timing is very sesitive at this point. : ) Just put me as a big question mark!

Cheers!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 14:35

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 14:35
hi Dragan,

hope to see you there

Lyn
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Reply By: Julian - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 14:54

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 14:54
If you're coming from Melbourne, going to Woodend is going much too far. If you're on the Calder it would be much shorter to take the Toolern Vale road just past Calder Park and go West until you reach the Bacchus Marsh-Gisborne Road and then turn right. You'll see a sign for Firth Park a few kms up there after you've passed most of the spectacular Lerderderg Gorge scenery(turn left) Alternatively get off at the Gisborne turnoff, go through the town and head for Bacchus Marsh the above turning is now on your right.
From the Western suburbs go out on the Western Hwy and turn off at the second Bacchus Marsh road and head North through Darley to the same turning.
Have fun guys, I'll be entertaining UK visitors - too many for the Land Rover.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 14:57

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 14:57
Hi Julian

thanks for the extra info, I just give directions the way I know to get to Firth Park, as I live just near Woodend, you're right about the scenery near Lerderderg Gorge...

cheers

Lyn
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 18:30

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 18:30
Have a good time everyone - we'll all be here playing two-up, eating yabbies and drinking Bundy. Weather expected to be hot and sunny - 11 min and 30 max for the last two days - flies down to 6 per person (at any one time) - yabbies - about 30 per pot. Good times. Mateship alive and well here (except for her and him and that one over there - and that cow up the road). All for one and one for all.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 19:10

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 19:10
Hi Ruth

enjoy the two up, the weather, the Bundy and I'll pass on the Yabbies...

your post made me smile.. :))
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