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Submitted: Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 21:10
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Thanks for all suggestions. We live in Vic - eastern suburbs. Does anyone have any suggestions of where a good place to go for our 1st 'shake-down' trip?
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 21:53

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 21:53
I thought all the Melburnians would have jumped in with a response but you have heaps of options. Sheepyard Flat in the Howqua Valley is a great spot and so is Woods Point both of which are not too far away. The Ottways is another nice spot and if you want to go a little further, the Big Desert and Wyperfield Nat Park are a little more arid but well worth the visit.
Don't stress out if things don't quite go as planned as after a few trips, you will be experts like the rest of us. LOL
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Reply By: Member Eric - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 23:18

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 23:18
You after a day trip ? weekend away ? you want beach camping ? bush camping ?

Hard core ? Soft core ?

Work with me Charley
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 14:44

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 14:44
"Work with me Charlie"

LMAO!
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 06:39

Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 06:39
Hi Mustang Sally

Is it bush camping you're after? If so, then I agree with Des' suggestion, Wood Point is a great place, Sheepyard Flat, Granny's Flat in Jamieson, or what about Kurth Kiln in Gembrook, which probably isn't too far away from you, Toolangi has campsites as does Kinglake, depends on what sort of area you'd like to go to, mountains, beach or desert areas, remembering that this time of year alot of the tracks in the Mountain areas will be closed, check out the Parks Vic web site which lists camping areas and area closures, also available on here are camping guides which are great references as they list what facilities are available at campsites, such as toilets, firepits etc, I reccommend the Camps3 book which is Australia wide and has some great data.

I'm sure other's will suggest some great places for you to start.

Lyn
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 19:54

Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 19:54
geez lyn looking at your rig picture al really got carried away cutting down the cruiser

steve lololol
ps i beleive ron moon is getting 1 done but his got on the telly
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 19:58

Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 19:58
Hi Steve,
that's Al's new truck, 1937 Oldsmobile, his cruiser is fantastic, and you never know Al's might get on the telly too....I'm sure once it's got it's tray on, it'll be on here.....should be next week sometime....other wise,I'll send you a pic if you like,
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 20:45

Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 20:45
goodday lyn
we saw a cut down patrol in darwin last year not sure whether it had a lazy axle but the tray was set up so people could leave their van and sleep in the back had a tinny overhead with a couple of solar panels at the front fan to blow cool? air over the sleeping area really well set up they were travelling around aus but yes be intersted to see the finished product
i like the idea but i dont think denny would let me chop up the nissan

steve
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 09:37

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 09:37
Hi Sally

So mny choices..... Try the high country around my buller and mt stirling for starters, then you have toolangi state forest, gembrook... heaps and heaps of places to go.

The High country is an awesome place and plenty of variation in tracks.

cheers
Crazie
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Reply By: Tonester - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 10:51

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 10:51
Hi Mustang Sally. My first trip was to Wombat State forest. 1 hr 20 away. Camped where we found a spot. Heaps of marked and unmarked logging tracks. It was a fantastic time. Small enough also not to worry about getting majorly lost either if you don't have the gear. The tracks start closing for winter soon however.
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Follow Up By: Mustang Sally - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 16:24

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 16:24
Thanks everyone for all your suggestions. Gives us great choices to think about. Can't believe how helpful everyone is on this website. We are beginning to get excited after reading about the trips that people have done, can't wait until we pick up our new trailer!
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Follow Up By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 18:48

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 18:48
MS,

There's a couple of books available at 4wd shops and map shops etc, one is called "4wd day trips out of melbourne" ideal beginner type trips with easy to follow directions and another called 4wd trips of the high country (or something like that) both worth getting.

Browny
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