seeking Filming Location near Melbourne: trails to clear summit

Submitted: Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 15:55
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Hi all,
I'm a producer of TV commercials - currently seeking a location to film an ad for a 4wd vehicle. Thinking someone here might have recommendations?

We need a mountain summit, near Melbourne (within 90mins drive), which has a clearing large enough to see panoramic views. We also need some nice looking 4wd trails in the vicinity, to film the vehicle heading up the mountain.The summit access does not HAVE to be 4wd-only, in fact, better access would be helpful.

Mt Dissapointment, or mountains around Toolangi are ideas currently on my mind. Wondering if anyone knows of vehicle accessible summit clearings with view?

I also will need to recce these places, and as not a 4wder myself - Has anyone got tips? I'm conducting the search on a shoestring, but if searching for this kind of thing appeals to you I'd love some assistance, a lift/explore of said places?

Thanks! Any ideas are most welcome :)
Asher
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Reply By: Gronk - Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 17:09

Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 17:09
Blue Rag......may not be within 90 mins ( I don't come from mexico ), but what Mt would be better ??
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Follow Up By: Jackolux - Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 17:36

Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 17:36
Blue Rag would be ideal but it's a lot more than 90mins from Melbourne. I can think of quite a few other places all a lot more than 90mins .
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 18:24

Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 18:24
Blue Rag would indeed be perfect, but if it's a Jeep, it might not get there before breaking down.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 23:07

Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 23:07
It can't be a very high profile vehicle, if their advertising budget doesn't allow for hiring a vehicle to scout locations!

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Reply By: carl h2 - Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 20:15

Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 20:15
Hi Asher what about MT Terrible near Jamieson
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 06:09

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 06:09
Mt Sterling ibehind Mt Buller s high, relatively easy to get access to, and has some great views. It would be accessible without any special skills and is quite high.

It has wider tracks, and some rougher / more 4wd tracks. Craigs hut is a great back drop and I haven't seen it in an ad for a long time, if at all.

3 1/2 hours though.

Or Bennison Lookout on the Tamboritha Rd out of Licola. 2 1/2 to 3 hours and great view. Dirt road. 30 mins from pies at Licola.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 10:04

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 10:04
Mt Disappointment is gated.

For your hilltop, one option is Flagpole Hill off the Flowerdale - Yea Rd. It's grassy; has good views around 270+ degrees. Should be close to 2WD when dry.

For some track shots, there's plenty of options in the Flowerdale Plantation and Mt Robertson SF - eg. a roughish climb on Arthur Rd and rougher on the unmade spur trails off it, plus a few mud patches.

Or the W side of Mt Disappointment park for some twin-track climbs with humps (Harrys Nose, Boundary, and Quarry gets a bit rougher). There's some spekky cuttings with views to the W out there.
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Reply By: Gundarooster - Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 13:33

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 13:33
Mt Pinnibar is a lot further from Melbourne (the further the better I reckon) but it has spectacular view of the western side of the main Range which make a fantastic backdrop for a decent 4WD but since presumably the 4WD is one of the current crop you probably wouldn't make it up there with towing it!
Gazza
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 15:29

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 15:29
One thing to consider if looking at Alpine Nat Pk and other such locations, is commercial use.
Pretty sure GOVCO parks people would require you to get a permit for commercial photography etc in their various parks locations.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 at 07:45

Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 at 07:45
Good point Les

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