Woonangatta

Submitted: Friday, May 09, 2003 at 15:08
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We are planning a trip to the High Country Late January, can anyone tell me if it is possible to get a 1tonne offroad camper tailer into the Woonangatta.

The Vehicle pulling it is 2003 GU 4.2TD. Front and Rear Diff Locks, 9000 pound winch and 50mm lifted OME suspension.

I would love to spend 3-4 days camping there if we can get the trailer down into it!
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 15:48

Friday, May 09, 2003 at 15:48
All depends on the weather...

Your best bet is to call the local rangers in the area, but I dont see why not, mate got a surf in there with a $20k box trailer behind it.
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Follow Up By: Kevin - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 15:50

Friday, May 09, 2003 at 15:50
Do you know what track he took, was it wombat tk?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 15:52

Friday, May 09, 2003 at 15:52
I'll ask him, hes not online at the moment.
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Reply By: Jamieson Prospector - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 19:40

Friday, May 09, 2003 at 19:40
The road into Wonangatta Station is close to highway standard from most directions. I was there recently doing some research on the Wonangatta Station ruins and a Diahatsu Sirion and Suzuki Swift turned up and camped for two days.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 20:59

Friday, May 09, 2003 at 20:59
yer,

I have been into Wonnangatta station in my XW falcon from the Grant end. Did have overload springs and an auto box and just kept to the high side of the ruts and stuff and took my time

Would have been stuffed if it had rained tho! Used to go there on an old 500cc BSA with a sidecar too followed by a Landy.

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Reply By: Phil - Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 08:39

Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 08:39
Kevin,
We went last January and my brother towed a camper trailer in no problems - however it was dry. We came in Wombat Range track and went out via Zeka track. We had no problems at all, but like I said, it was dry. I reckon Zeka track would be the better one in the wet, more rocks and less clay as Wombat had been recently graded. Cheers Phil
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Reply By: Thommo - Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 13:09

Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 13:09
The easiest way in is via Buffalo Creek (Via Myrtleford), Zeka Creek is quite steep for a short section. Another option is to come in via Dargo and Grant, its nearly as easy as Buffalo Creek.
The camp area at Talbotville (below Grant) is very good, can base there and do day trips to the Gatta.
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Reply By: jamcage - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 15:35

Monday, May 12, 2003 at 15:35
I drive a 1991 Hilux 2.8dsl and towed a camper trailer weighing approx 800 kgs through high country from Mansfield down Zeka to Woonangatta, up Wombat to Talbotville then to Dargo. A 1994 Pajero towing a similar trailer also did the trip. We did not have any problems at all. There was no rain when we were there but the tracks were very dusty and soft in some areas. We came across an 80 series cruiser towing a 1500kg trailer in the opposite direction who had to use his winch in a very soft part of Zeka.
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Reply By: Kevin - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 16:35

Monday, May 12, 2003 at 16:35
Thanks Guys I think I will give it a shot!
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Reply By: Member - Stephen (Broken Hill) - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 17:42

Monday, May 12, 2003 at 17:42
Kevin,

I camped at both Wonnangatta Stn and Talbotville in mid-April. The tracks in the region are in superb condition at the moment.

Cheers
Stephen J.Don't die wondering !!
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Reply By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 09:47

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 09:47
Read in this months 4X4 Australia that some of the tracks around Wonnangatta are still closed due to fires. Zeka track was affected. Best to check Parks Victoria website before you go to get latest updates on track closures up that way.Just Do It!

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