Murrayville road

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 20:44
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Could someone that knows the said road (track) give me info. regarding travel time on dry road, sensible speed to go from Nhill to Murrayville in daylight.
Camping at Ngallo, any thoughts.
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Reply By: mechpete - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 20:58

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 20:58
th murrayville road is normally a pretty good surface, you pick what speed you feel comfortable to travel at . very slippery if wet , lots of clay
will be there myself this weekend . most of the camping places are good
wood can be a bit scarce so collect on the way in
cheers mechpete
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 21:26

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 21:26
I'd take about 3 hours - a lot of it is signposted at 40kmh these days , lots of blind crests to.

Lots of camping places , I like one with no facilites called the Pine at top end 11km east of border , as few go there, but Big billy toward north end of Murrayville road is more popular
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Follow Up By: Harry - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 21:58

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 21:58
Ah your a mindfull of information Robin.
So is the Pine, Ngallo camp area or different ?
Do you have co-ords or lats & longs for the Pine ?
Need to pick up wood before hand ?
Thanks
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Follow Up By: Blaze (Berri) - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 01:26

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 01:26
Hi Harry and Robin,

We usually stay at Yellow Gums camp site, Lots of cover, lots of fire wood, and its set down out of any wind. Mind you why am I telling you guys the best camp spot LOL. I have co-ords for both yellow gums and pine camp, its also marked on the vic deserts map

May be a little damp down there this weekend but lots of sand so no problems.
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 08:30

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 08:30
Good Morning Harry and Berri.

Never actually camped at Ngallo Harry , its a bit civilized.

Pines or right name as per Vic Desserts map "Coburns Pines" has no facilites
at all and its access track is narrow and scratchy, probably why I like it.
Firewood around though.

It is just a few kilometers south of Ngallo on the Ngallo south road.
Its a little tricky to find as there are two old wire fence type gates you
have to pass through to get to the bush.

The other access to these areas , firebreak track from the Murrayville road
is a lot more sandy and even challenging when its warm and dry.

As Berri notes there are several other areas actually on tracks nearby like
Yellow gums , Red gums , and Blue gums - most of which have just a basic table.

If you to that area you have to do Thompson's peak , one of the best little scenic and tricky ridge drives on sand anywhere.

Two recent posts of the area from me were 62344 and 62541
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Follow Up By: Harry - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 17:54

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 17:54
Have taken note of all that Robin,
thanks for divulging your secret
I wont tell anyone else, promise. :>)
Sounds like I better spend a bit of time there.
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Reply By: Crackles - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 21:41

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 21:41
Harry it's around 140km & takes between 2.5 to 3 hours to drive. The clay capped road past the Red Bluff turnoff can get very slippery in the wet & is not suitable for 2wd's.
Cheers Craig..................
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Follow Up By: Harry - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 22:16

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 22:16
Thanks Craig. Guess you wouldn't want rain while your going, or maybe I would, bit of opposite lock keeps you tuned. :>)
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 16:37

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 16:37
"Guess you wouldn't want rain while your going"
On the contry. It's alot of fun trying to stay out of the table drains :-))
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