looking for good 4wd track at Bogong High Plain area

Submitted: Saturday, Dec 07, 2002 at 01:00
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I am planning to travel to Bogong High Plain area in Christmas for some easy 4wd driving as to test out my 4by.
I am looking for some easy to med standard trek which would not require winch, locker, snorkel etc and good for testing standard vehicle (GQ patrol).
Can anyone suggest some to me? (It would be great if it involves any shallow creek, river crossing)
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Reply By: OziExplorer - Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00
Iamgq? Which/whose maps do you have of the area?
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Follow Up By: Iamgq - Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00
Hi,
I have the one Bogong Apline Area Leisure Map (1:50000) covering area Mt. Beauty, Bogong, Falls Creek, Bogong High Plains down to Anglers Rest.
Any suggestion ? Thanks
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Reply By: OziExplorer - Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00
Iamgq? You are just out of my stamping ground area. Suggest you go to:
http://forums.overlander.com.au/messageview.cfm?catid=6&threadid=2458v
and read that thread. You will find where you can buy proper and correct maps from the CFA. These are a *MUST* have, and everything else is fifth rate. There are also some good links/URL's in that post for the area you want to go to.
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Follow Up By: Iamgq - Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks you so much! ..........Another new forum to me again!.......haha yes!
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Follow Up By: Oziexplorer - Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00
Iamgq, you may also find this useful:
http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/resources/05_0519.pdf

I was looking for that map you quoted, but surprisingly I don't have it. Must not be a map that you can technically navigate by. I only have maps that are cartographically accurate. I am a bit of a map junkie, and in particular a digital map junkie. I take my GPS and iPaq *everywhere*.
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Reply By: IAMGQ - Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00
There are lots of trek around the area called " .... Fire Tk"
Are they mostly rougher than normal trek and can they be trackled by standard vehicle ?
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Reply By: Thommo - Monday, Dec 09, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 09, 2002 at 01:00
IAMGQ,
The Bogong High Plains area is more of a walkers paradise, and I suggest most of the tracks listed would be marked as management vehicles only. Looking at the Parks website, track details may help.
I do not travel that area for 4wd purposes, but my maps show a few tracks that are interesting, and would be definitely 4wd. I use a CFA map; this one is region 23 & 24 combined. Cost around $50, must contact the local office in Wangaratta. I am sure locals in Mt Beauty will be able to give some suggestions when you are in the area. There are quite a lot of trails close by towards Mt Bogong and Mt Fainter.
Any water crossings should be very shallow, however terrain will be rocky, good solid tyres will reduce puncture and grip issues.
Thommo
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Follow Up By: Iamgq - Monday, Dec 09, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 09, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks Thommo!
I also heard about how good the CFA is. Do you know except from ordering from them, is there any place I can buy them in Melbourne Area e.g. Melbourne Map Center, Victoria Information Center ....
If I really need to order from them, just send them cheque ?
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Reply By: Thommo - Monday, Dec 09, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 09, 2002 at 01:00
IAMGQ,
As far as I know, you can only the Area 23 & 24 at Area 23 & 24 district offices.
Maybe the head office in Melbourne can help, however the local office in Wang are very helpfull, I suggest you give them a call 03 5721 4122.
Regards,
Thommo.
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Reply By: jeff- Tuesday, Dec 10, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2002 at 01:00
there aren't many tracks that are not ok for standard 4wd as they have closed all the good ones,maps are available from the melbourne map centre, just tell them the area you are going to and they will fix you up, you defintely do not need a gps and digital maps to cover the high country.
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Reply By: jeff- Tuesday, Dec 10, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2002 at 01:00
there aren't many tracks that are not ok for standard 4wd as they have closed all the good ones,maps are available from the melbourne map centre, just tell them the area you are going to and they will fix you up, you defintely do not need a gps and digital maps to cover the high country.
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Follow Up By: Iamgq - Tuesday, Dec 10, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks jeff, you said:
"there aren't many tracks that are not ok for standard 4wd as they have closed all the good ones....."

good ones...............mean very challenging tracks which is not for standard vehicle ?
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Reply By: jeff- Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00
iamgq, yes that is what i mean, there are some good tracks still open but are not very challenging but you do get some very nice country
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