victorian high country

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I have the bug, I need go and travel this lovely country of our's, have just come back from the Simpson Desert, loved it. Have heard a lot about the high country in Victoria. If anyone has any trek notes and or maps, gps co-ords love to here from you. wanting to travel in november sometime.

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Dave
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Reply By: Trevor Webb - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 07:49

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 07:49
We travelled through from Mansfield to Wanangatta Valley via Zica Spur Track last February and had a wonderful time camping for 2 weeks
You can get all the maps you need from Mansfield Tourist Centre. They were very Helpful
Spend 2 nights at 8 mile camping area on the Houqua River (plenty of Camping spots along the river)
Do the run up around the Huts and have Lunch up at Craigs Hut (Man from Snowy River)
Then move over to the other side at Pineapple Flat camp ground for another couple of nights.
Then from their travel back over towards Lovicks Hut and down through the Zika Spur Track into the Wanagatta River and camp down near the old ruins of the Homestead along the river. Good camping also at the old Tin Mine area of the old town ship along river. Then come out at Dargo . We then went up along the river and camped just along river before you climb out of the Valley at Dogs Grave. From their we made our way to Omeo for resupply before heading in to Duan National Park and camping at Big Hole. Ending up through backroads coming out at Batemans Bay.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 09:36

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 09:36
Trevor. Sound a great late spring/summer/autumn time trip Trevor and a lot closer to get to for Victorians than the Simpson too - though a different time of year. I know a little of the first part of the trip only and am sure I will learn more of the rest in time.....
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 09:55

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 09:55
If you want to see the country, see the rest first and do Vic last, because Vic has so much so close, and it is so good, it can make it difficult to appreciate the rest.

The Hema and rooftop maps of the high country have alot of detail, and have most things worthy marked on them to see on the way around.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 10:36

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 10:36
Check Rudi Paoletti's Adventurer Maps and books site.
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Follow Up By: Member - Toonfish - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:05

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:05
yeah i also recomend rudi's handy books/maps hea also has a yahoo group for some adventurous historians.

there is a track on the right hand side heading from kevington to jamieson called paolettie's tack too (useless trivia !)
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Reply By: crowie - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 14:43

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 14:43
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Try "Bush Tracks of Victoria" , 25 4wd Adventures. Ron and Viv Moon. Kakirra Adventure Publications. It allso tells you what maps to buy. Check out the ExploreOz track notes for Vic. Going to head that way myself in the spring but from the north through Tom Groggin.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 14:55

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 14:55
Crowie just be careful of crossing the Murray at Tom Groggin during Spiring, for that matter all the creeks and rivers at that time of year.
The melting snow will increase the water depth and flow rates quite substantially, especially this year with the higher snow falls.
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Follow Up By: crowie - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 15:24

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 15:24
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Your right. Will have to wait a while I guess. Late spring maybe. Plenty of snow so there will be plenty of water. Have some mates who have done it all before many times so will rely on them for the right time.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 20:46

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A brilliant place, you will love it.
Just be careful as I said.
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