nsw/vic alps trip

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 19:46
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have easter off this year,would like to go to the high country starting near threadbo can anyone suggest possible itenery have fully equiped patrol,thankyou for any assistance.
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Reply By: snailbate - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 20:00

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 20:00
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 20:12

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 20:12
what, in the hope that someone may be running a simmilar trip? What a great idea. Might get away with joining 10 clubs before finding a suitable trip.....

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Follow Up By: snailbate - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 20:16

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HI Leory
The larger club scene has trips to the VIC High country going on all the time this is a very popular trip try your state 4wd assoc we had a club trip at xmas we have a second club trip in the newyear and thereis a trip in early 2005 so if you pick your club and talk about the high country you will find other like people who are willing to go BUT the trip must be planned it must be agreed on by like people what you want to do IE Eating out camping out etc spares Tyres fuel stops where all this should be Thrashed out be fore you start on the trip if you dont the persons expectasion are not the same the route the camp stops the sight seeing and the pic taking is also of concern and I CAN SAY that you will have people leave the convoy
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Reply By: me and my dog - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 21:09

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 21:09
If its the Vic High - you are talking about (not nsw side) Overlander had a good trip in it a few manths ago, I think Nov or Dec edition (search their site should come up) I am looking at doing it next year as a change to my last few trips.
From Thredbo you will cross at Tom Groggins and then go from there.
Also have a look at the Boilybilly "4WD Tracks of the High Country by Craig Lewis and Cathy Savage, you will find heaps of trek notes covering pretty much all of it (I think it is probably for sale through this site.
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Reply By: Richard - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 21:30

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 21:30
Did the the Vic Alps Xmas/New Year. The Hema High Country map and the Boiling Billy publication will provide plenty of ideas.
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Reply By: Member - Anni M (SA) - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 21:44

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 21:44
Hi Brian

We'll be there (Vic high country) for Easter. We don't do much driving I must admit! We stay at the Blue Duck Inn at Anglers Rest (fantastic place with great food), go to the Omeo Rodeo on Saturday and the cattlemen v. professional polo players polo match (fundraiser with lots of cheating and good fun) at Cobungra Station near Dinner Plain on Sunday. Bit of time to spare for fishing in the river too. Its a great country weekend. If we are really lucky the cattlemen gather at the Blue Duck before they go up to muster the cattle and bring them off the high plain for the winter.
Look our for the troopy with EO stickers!
Have a great time
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Reply By: Crackles - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 22:07

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 22:07
It's taken me 20 years & over 200 trips to see 3/4 of the Victorian High Country tracks so with 4 days ex thredbo I'd suggest you wont get far. I'd start at Tom Groggin, Mt Pinnabar, then head south east to the Snowy river. Plenty to see & do for a few days in those areas.
Cheers Craig.............
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Follow Up By: snailbate - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 20:15

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 20:15
hi Crackles
i agree with you
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Reply By: David Au - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 09:01

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 09:01
Make sure you take sufficient warm clothing and your vehicle is filled with proper anti-freeze coolant. I have been in snow in late March at Kiandra. Remember it is Alpine country and even in summer can be in the low tens.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 09:08

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 09:08
Brian,

Great Divide Tours are running a trip out of Jindabyne over the Easter break.

www.4wd.net.au

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Follow Up By: snailbate - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 20:18

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hi Wayne
great divide are allways runnining trips
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Reply By: brumac - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 17:36

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 17:36
Hi Brian; The family and I [ 2 kids 5 & 6] are doing similar over easter. If interested email us. Maybe we can hook up. We will be towing an offroad camper so are a bit slow. Email Brucealmighty@bigpond.com.
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Reply By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 19:21

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 19:21
Brian - just be aware that the NPWS and DSE close many tracks this year on MAY 1st !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We (Sydney Jeep Club) are heading up to Davies Plain from Tom Groggin (cross the Murray) and are heading south from there to SugganBuggan and then back up through Willis and back to Jindabyne. We are doing it from the 6th of April through to the 10th to make sure we don't get the tracks closed on us.

At Easter time, you should be still OK though - just don't delay the trip after that.

Have a look at the Davies Plain track on your maps, or the BB publication mentioned. It's one of my favourite tracks in this country. Leave a good three to four days for it.... and don't rush!
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Follow Up By: snailbate - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 20:41

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 20:41
hi chrispy
great trip have you been up the steps or Billy goats bluf whats the the latest about billy goats bluf
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Reply By: brian - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 08:09

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 08:09
Thankyou for the replies ,i looked up the tag along tour suggested but at approx $1000 per vehicle its too expensive for me,aweekend at the blue duck sounds good,does anyone know if you book a camping space or is it first come,
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Follow Up By: snailbate - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 20:34

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 20:34
hi brian
The club scene is not that bad the Tag a long people will tel you the club scene is dead but it is not
for the cost of the club membership of your choice some $150 you get a lot for your money you get driver training if you jion a large club there is a trip every weekend there is trips all over Australia the clubs know where to go we have been there before
i have seen the cost of the tag along to be $100.00 a day
the clubs do not charge this amount a years also if you join a vehicle brand name the history of the of problems with the brand is accessed
it is worth joining a club
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 20:50

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 20:50
Snailbate

Get your facts right, Tag-along trips are now $140 a day.

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Reply By: snailbate - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 20:57

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 20:57
hi wayne
i am sorry that tag along tours are now $140.00 a day whers club members cost is under $100.00 a year to go bush
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 21:18

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 21:18
Snailbate,

Don't be sorry, you only get what you pay for, and I don't come cheap.

If I was still in the 4WD club I would have not done any of the trips that I am doing now.

No club that I know of is out there 50 weeks a year,and doing trips all over Australia not just a trip in the bush.

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