High Country in January

Submitted: Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 12:01
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Just looking for any suggestions for a trip to the High Country in January. 2 vehicles are planning to head off from Adelaide and base ourselves around Dargo. We are thinking of places like Blue Rag Range, Moroka range track, wonnongatta track, billy goat track etc.

Just looking for any suggestions of reasonably challenging trips around the area. Also if anyone knows of a good fishing hole there are a couple of mad keen fishermen on the trip.

Cheers and happy new year
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Reply By: Madfisher - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 12:49

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 12:49
Eucembene is fishing exordinary well at the monent. As for rivers get hold of some maps of the area you intend to visit as these will show the major streams, they all hold trout.
Also check out fishnet
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 15:25

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 15:25
You would only get bogged again Pete hahahaha


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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 21:09

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 21:09
You are a funny buggar Kev,lol. We are heading off to the snowies on the 9th, only taking one 4by this time so I had better be carefull.
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Reply By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 15:20

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 15:20
Have you had 4wd drive experience ???
What Type of Vehicles ???

All this type of info would very helpful,On the way back from Blue Rag a bloke came in on our channel,He was on Billy Goats Track in an AWD ,Sliding all over the place and crapping his pants,all we could offer is advice,tyre pressue etc etc if he needed help to stay put till we got there (about 40 minutes away roughly)...He obviously eventually got down...

The wonnongatta river in some areas is not worth crossing at this point..

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Follow Up By: Dutts - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 20:44

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 20:44
Hi Warfer, sounds like you just got back from this area. We will be in a 100 series and a Pajero. Reasonable experience Simpson Desert, googs track in SA, Flinders Ranges etc.


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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 07:59

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 07:59

Heading across country from Mansfield to Tom Groggin last two weeks of Jan with 5 vehicles. May see you on the track.

A few tracks around Talbotville in addition to Billy Goat Bluff.
South Basalt Knob, Bulltown Spur, Cynthia Range.

Can't help with the fishing although we'll have some gear on board so will be interested in any feed back.
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 22:01

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 22:01
Hi Dutts

Check out Twinkles High country thread, have added some comments there.

You can't do better than to camp at Talbotville as a base and check out the area for tracks at every level.

Start by going up nearby Collingwood spur , halfway up you come to a flat area. Just stop and take in the view , there are significant tracks in every direction you look and with 50 plus river crossings in area its just paradise.

Nearby Dargo has overpriced supplies and maps and great pub for meals as well as public toilets and a waste station as well.

We'd never lkeave except that no-where around can you get a decent cappicino.

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