Best &/or quickest way to Robe from Melbourne

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 21, 2007 at 10:14
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As we are heading to Robe this weekend along with the thousands of others what is the best &/or quickest way to get there?
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Reply By: Andrew from Vivid Adventures - Sunday, Jan 21, 2007 at 10:22

Sunday, Jan 21, 2007 at 10:22
Ballarat -> Glenelg Highway -> Casterton -> Penola -> Robe
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Sunday, Jan 21, 2007 at 10:24

Sunday, Jan 21, 2007 at 10:24
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This is the shortes route, you can adjust for the quickest but if you are driving a 4by that isn't always the best way to go.
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Reply By: GU - Sunday, Jan 21, 2007 at 10:52

Sunday, Jan 21, 2007 at 10:52
cj, if you do go to Robe via the Glenelg Hwy. there could be a couple of interesting water falls just off the Hwy near Hamilton following this rain which was particularly heavy in that area.

From memory they are between Dunkeld and Hamilton with one off to the right and the other to the left, but only say 5 mins off the highway. Could be spectacular.
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Follow Up By: John R (SA) - Sunday, Jan 21, 2007 at 10:58

Sunday, Jan 21, 2007 at 10:58
I think you'll find they're the Coleraine side of Hamilton.

The Wannon Falls, which is only a few hundred metres off the highway, and I forget the name of the other falls. Same stretch of creek, other side of the highway.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Sunday, Jan 21, 2007 at 11:32

Sunday, Jan 21, 2007 at 11:32
Of course GU you are counting on run-off from the rain? There hasn't been any here, closer to the coast. It's been soaking in :-))))
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 21, 2007 at 16:42

Sunday, Jan 21, 2007 at 16:42
The other one is called Nigretta falls, Wannon is on the Glenelg Hwy, Nigretta is off to the right about 5 or so k's out of Hamilton, and there is a back road across from Nigretta to Wannon. They could be ok after this rain, I have abseiled over the rocks at the side of both of these falls.
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Follow Up By: Blaze - Sunday, Jan 21, 2007 at 22:39

Sunday, Jan 21, 2007 at 22:39
Are you guys sure??

Des and I were discussing this the other night and we worked out when you leave Melbourne, go up to Bendigo then Wedderburn, Mildura, Swanhill, Canberra, Shepparton, Mansfield, Lakes Entrance etc and this is the best way. Or maybe that was only for Victorians coming to S.A. LOL
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Jan 22, 2007 at 06:37

Monday, Jan 22, 2007 at 06:37
Yes Blaze you have cl;everly locked onto a Victorian ploy, you see we don't really want to go there so we take the scenic route designed never to get there, although we have still had a holiday. On the other hand when given the opportunity to assist a fellow Australian and compadre we give them the direct route.

hat we havent yet exposed is the route that we tell Croweaters, it gets them out of Vic in under an hour hahahahaha
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Follow Up By: c j - Tuesday, Jan 23, 2007 at 11:12

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2007 at 11:12
But it's always nice to see how good we have it by going somewhere else once in awhile ;-)
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Follow Up By: Blaze - Tuesday, Jan 23, 2007 at 11:36

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2007 at 11:36
CJ, Just cause you don't have any beaches you can drive on LOL Come over to Kingston/Robe "You will be swept away"
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Reply By: John R (SA) - Sunday, Jan 21, 2007 at 11:02

Sunday, Jan 21, 2007 at 11:02
Much of a muchness (where did that saying come from?) whether you go via Ballarat or Geelong (if coming via Melb CBD). In both cases I by-pass the cities, but I'm afraid I can't give you directions. I just follow my nose!

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