Weekend trip suggestions

Submitted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 15:41
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Hi
Would anyone in Vic like to offer (or even join in ?) some weekend trip suggestions for this weekend. Was looking at maybe Murrindindi or that area. Somewhere about 3-4 hours from Melbourne with moderate 4WDing. Our vehicle (Terrano auto diesel) is not set up for anything too hard core but don't mind getting it dirty or sratched for the sake of some fun.
Also can anyone tell me where I can get my hands on some route maps of this area or any other areas you suggest.

Look forward to hearing from you all !

Cheers,
-Marc

1990 Terrano TD27 auto
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 17:02

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 17:02
Hi Marc
Murrindindi is a nice area, plenty of tracks of varying intensity. Plenty of challenges off Spraggs road in Toolangi, you can get there(Toolangi) from Murrindindi via Marginal Road. Melbourne map centre has plenty of Hema maps covering the area, you can order on line also... A few from here also frequent Gembrook State Forrest, I'm sure they will offer some info...

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Reply By: Moggs - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 17:40

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 17:40
mcboom, can't help you re: this weekend but a few of us are heading up around the Howqua area on the weekend of 28/29 May. Your more than welcome to come along. Details can be found here:

http://www.exploroz.com/Members/Gathering_View.asp?GatheringID=34
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Reply By: mcboom - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 19:57

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 19:57
Thanks for those suggestions. Will look at Toolangi as well. Any route suggestions ?

Cheers,
-Marc
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 20:13

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 20:13
I don't have any maps with me, how you get there depends on where you are coming from.
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Follow Up By: mcboom - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 20:19

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 20:19
Coming from SE suburbs. What I meant was do you have any suggestions for routes I should take through the forest once I get there ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 22:34

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 22:34
Yep I think I actually confused myself there...

If you make the Toolangi general store a starting point, it's on a "T" intersection(Kinglake Rd & a smaller one, actually about .5km south of the township), you can orientate your map from there. Spraggs road is a good starting point, I can't for the life of me remember the other track names. I think Vic Range track was doable in an unmodified unit, big mud holes from memory, all of which had visible bypass tracks. Your best bet would be to grab a map and explore, Spraggs is IMO the best start point and you can eventually link to Marginal road and head for Murrindindi if you like... Pop out on the Melba Hwy and grab some dinner at The Glenburn Hotel, they put on quite a good meal. The first couple of wicked looking tracks you come to on Spraggs(they cross Spraggs), don't even bother, nothing short of massive lift, tyres and lockers will se you clear these ones.
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Follow Up By: mcboom - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 08:17

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 08:17
Many Thanks for that, will give it a shot and let you know how we go !
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 20:10

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 20:10
did ya sell the patrol?
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Follow Up By: mcboom - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 20:12

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 20:12
yeah ages ago. Got the Terrano now and looking for a 80 Series LC TD with front and rear diff locks :o)
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Follow Up By: Wazza - (Vic) - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 03:15

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 03:15
G'day Marc,

thought you were missing in action .... good to see you back.

Wazza (Mt Skene trip)
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Follow Up By: mcboom - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 08:18

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 08:18
Thanx mate, its good to have a 4by and be back ! How about another Skene trip this year :o) ?
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Follow Up By: Wazza - (Vic) - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 16:41

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 16:41
Sounds good. I have been up around Woods Point a fair bit lately. Great place to stay at the pub when you want a quick overnight trip and couldn't be arsed camping. Go in via Marysville and you are there in a few hours from Melbourne.
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Reply By: gqpat - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 20:59

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 20:59
HI Mcboon me and some guys from work will be heading off to Dargo ,Talbotville,Eaglevale Crossing Wongarra crooked river crossing then on to wonnongatta and out through zeka spur and depending on time Butchers country track and back to Melbourne will b leaving on the 27th may and returning 29-30 th let me know if your interested...
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Follow Up By: mcboom - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 22:21

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 22:21
Unfortunately will be in Sydney that weekend. If you guys are planning any other weekend trips in the future let me know !
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Reply By: mcboom - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 17:42

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 17:42
Any suggestions for accomodation (pub / B&B etc.) in/near Murrindindi or Toolangi ?
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Follow Up By: gqpat - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 21:28

Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 21:28
Should be doing a bigger trip in NOV when Grimme track reopens hopefully the rivers will be up aswell was real fun last november 4-5 river crossings at above bonnet height ,and who said you need a snorkel or even a deisel did them all in GQ no probs ,repost in OCT and will let you know..
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