Swifts Creek Area

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So what can people tell me about it?
Anyone been recently up around there - have the option of it for Easter
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Reply By: signman - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 13:08

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 13:08
The only Swift Creek area I've been to is about 60km N of Bairnsdale in Vic.
Is that the place you're enquiring about???
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 13:08

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 13:08
I presume so.. its a club trip...
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Reply By: fozzy - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 13:19

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 13:19
truckster
havent got maps in front of me and havent been there recently but think mt nunninong is nearby-might be totally of track here as went there easter about 4 -5 yrs ago and think came through swifts crk to get there.
round nunninong is washington wheel and think moscowvilla hut-both worth look at
nice camp spot on i think nunninong tk
if this is area can re look at maps and give you more info if u like
was actually pretty cold at night(as froze water) as up near snowline
was year we had anzac day connected to easter
disregard if not what you were after
cheers
fozzy
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Reply By: Allan Mac (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 13:38

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 13:38
Was running around up and down that way a few weeks ago and there were plenty of tracks/roads closed due to clean up work after the storms of that week. Talking to the locals that was only going to be for a few days though and expected everything to be cleaned up that weekend
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Reply By: floyd - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 16:34

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 16:34
No Automatics allowed up there. Too gay.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 21:09

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 21:09
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Reply By: timber - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 16:53

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 16:53
Was ther for a couple of nights over New Year (moved there after 5 nights at Talbotville), Haunted Stream is the great little run we did, 59 creek crossings, spectacular ferns and scenery. Swifts Creek has a nice little caravan park with clean showers and toilets, a great little general store, a great bakery and plenty of fuel including gas.

Would like to do a lot more exploring around that area but it is a long drive from ACT.

Cheers

Buggerlux
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Reply By: awill4x4 - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 20:02

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 20:02
It's got a great bakery Bruce, the pies are yummmmmmmm.
Regards Andrew.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 23:11

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 23:11
you comin along?
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Follow Up By: awill4x4 - Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 20:23

Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 20:23
Sorry Bruce, we're caravanning it up at Eildon over Easter.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 22:32

Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 22:32
wimp
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Reply By: Crackles - Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 17:44

Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 17:44
Cassilis area is full of old gold mines with a couple of challenging tracks nearby.
Haunted stream is very nice but has very few camping opertunities.
Tell the Bakery you've got a group coming so they can put some extra pies in the oven.
Cheers Craig......
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Saturday, Mar 19, 2005 at 14:57

Saturday, Mar 19, 2005 at 14:57
was also thinking of the area for easter but now maybe a day trip to there from kevington
there are non 4wd ers in my group now it seems

but maybe bikes
hmmmm evil bikes!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 15:06

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 15:06
dude, there is nothing challenging.. the biggest challenge is the leeches...
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Reply By: Leighton - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 14:27

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 14:27
It has been some time since we were there but we found Haunted streem to be fantastic with some great fishing, had to walk the river as the bush is so think on the sides. We found it many years ago from a 4X4 magazine track notes that covered the Cobb and Co trails all through the area. There is also a mine shaft at "Dog Town" which goes straight into the side of the hill and even on a 40 degree day you stand at the entrence and shiver with the cold draft coming out. The entrence is hard to find as it is covered with tree ferns.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 15:05

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 15:05
Fishing? the deepest water was 3 in deep.

Dog Town was ok, not over grown...

Very nice area, but nothing challengnig.

The trip I ran I started at the campsite in Swifts, across to King Casslis Mine, then down Charlottes Spur to the start of Haunted(CANT THINK OF THE NAME!!) which is a GREAT camping spot for 5 sites..

The stream 54 water crossings.. all easy..

Good trip though, never been out that way
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Reply By: Leighton - Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 22:05

Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 22:05
Hi Truckster.
Just had a look and found the original "4X4 Australia" track notes, the title is "Omeo Coach Road" it was made back in 1989. If anyone is interested I can scan and email or fax a copy.
The first time we did this trip we also entered from the Swifts Creek end and ever other time, as we were coming from Melbourne direction we always came up from the south and entered along a track through farming properties. The gate was up a rise just after a farm house at "Tambo Crossing". The first "town" you come to is Stirling after some interesting driving along the river on a track that is cut into the side, like the great ocean road.
Maybe due to this very long spell of dry weather there is no water now, as when we were there many of the holes were well over a meter deep. we caught trout and black fish, (returned).
I should now be promoting the Goobang National park in NSW as we have just moved from Darraweit Guim in Vic and taken over the ownership of the Peak Hill Caravan Park situated on the Newell Hwy . www.peakhillcaravanpark.com.au
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 03, 2005 at 00:18

Sunday, Apr 03, 2005 at 00:18
yea ya can email me a copy
Truckster (Vic)
fu_kew@hotmail.com
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