Woods Point - you must . . . .?

Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 10:13
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We're probably heading up to Wood's Point on the Melbourne Cup weekend. Are there any must see/must dos that our fellow forumites can suggest? Nothing too extreme please as we'll have three toddlers with us."Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

Wombat
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 10:35

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 10:35
You could spend weeks around woods point.. Brilliant area, just get some GOOD maps, like Rudi Paolettis ones, and plan a few. There are some serious places there to go specially if wet, changes from Easy to Hard in 1 minute as we found out last year.

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Reply By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 10:47

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 10:47
glad you mentioned nothing too extreme...!!Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 11:52

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 11:52
Wombat,

Not sure which direction you're coming from but you could incorporate Woods Pt in a drive through Walhalla to Jamieson. Plenty to see and do along the way!

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
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Reply By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 12:07

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 12:07
Gooday Wombat,

Could you please advise of your plans and where you are staying etc as I would be interested in meeting up with you. My email is glennamarshall@iprimus.com.au.

CheersJust Do It!

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Follow Up By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 16:20

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 16:20
Shall let you know as soon as we get plans set in concrete."Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

Wombat
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 16:38

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 16:38
Thanks Wombat, looking forward to it.Just Do It!

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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 12:20

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 12:20
Aren't you coming on the desert trip?1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 12:41

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 12:41
Hi toonfish...nope..it's Woods Point for us that weekend....with 3 little kids...and a couple of bottles of Glayva..i think...need to confirm that with Wombat [and Al..!!]

LynLaugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 22:00

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 22:00
Hi Toonfish
What Desert U doing ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Toonfish - Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 00:36

Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 00:36
Little or big desert sound good but wperfield isnt out of the question up near Hattah /mildura way for 3-4 days work dependant(isnt it always?)
still looking at options .
will have some goodies done for camping b4 then if the finance minister allows it!1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 01:06

Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 01:06
We are going to Wyprefield ( some nice big sand dunes in there not for driving though) on the Friday arvo, then across to Red Bluff Saturday to do the last part of the Border Track & back through the Little Desert, maybe we might pass on the tracks.

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Reply By: Member - Peter [SA] - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 13:33

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 13:33
Just wondering where Woods Point is. Any clues please?
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Follow Up By: tim - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 15:21

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 15:21
Woods point is outback of lake Eildon in victoria.
2 hrs drive from outer Melb nth east
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Follow Up By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 16:22

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 16:22
Woods Point is 55 km from Jamieson, where the Goulburn River swings back in from the east, the road passes through a valley where you will find Woods Point which was, for many years, the main settlement of the Upper Goulburn River Valley.

Gold was first discovered there in 1861. The town began to develop shortly thereafter around a store set up by a man named Wood. By 1865, when Wood's Point was declared a borough, there were 2000 people living in three suburbs and working in 50 large mines and hundreds of small claims. There were 30 hotels, dozens of grog shanties, a brewery, police station, lock-up, hospital, six banks, a post office, churches, private schools, a newspaper, two factories, numerous stores and business premises and even a town crier. Inevitably the gold began to run out and the town declined. The last remaining mine had virtually ceased operations by 1927.

Much of the village was burned down in the 1939 bushfires (as recorded on a memorial beside Morning Star Creek). Today there are about 30 residents, a fine country pub (rebuilt after the fires), an antique petrol station, a general store, picnicking-camping areas and the Woods Point Museum which contains items pertaining to the town's history as a goldmining settlement (open in holiday periods pending staff). Bushwalking tracks, taking in local goldmining relics, are currently being constructed and guiding pamphlets printed, and the Little Comet Mine is also being reopened for tourist inspection (enquire about both at the general store). The 200-km McMillans Track can also be started (or completed) here. 2 km from town, beside the Goulburn River, is Comet Flat Reserve where there is bushcamping (4WD access).

Try these links. I haven't been there since I was little.

http://home.vicnet.net.au/~jdhs/8woodspoint.htm

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ncas/multimedia/gazetteer/list/woodspoint.html

and here are some photo's

http://www.abcmaps.com.au/RetailerPages/Woods%20Point.htm

http://people.smartchat.net.au/~far2happy/Photo%20Gallery/003%2015%20Feb%2002%20-%2027%20Feb%2002/pages/Vic%20High%20Country%20-%20Woods%20Point%20Garage_jpg.htm

and the camping ground is here

http://www.park.contact.com.au/parkstown.asp?state=vic&town=Woods%20Point"Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

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Reply By: Member - Russell - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 14:32

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 14:32
We'll be heading somewhere over this weekend, and will probably make it a 5 day affair - take Friday and Monday off. We had toyed with going to Croajingalong NP, but also want to go back into the Woods Point area - there's great driving for all tastes in there. We last went in there pre-kids, in the early '90s, then drove across the area a couple of months ago looking left and right with envy but not able to turn off due to time. Might be able to tag along if you want company.... Might even have the front TrueTrac (?) and steel sidesteps fitted by then too!Russell S
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Follow Up By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 16:27

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 16:27
We'll let you know our itinerary as soon as we know it Russell. Look forward to your company although are you sure you want to travel with a humble Mitsubishi. Only gagging!"Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

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Follow Up By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 16:37

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 16:37
We'll let you know our itinerary as soon as we know it Russell. Look forward to your company although are you sure you want to travel with a humble Mitsubishi. Only gagging!"Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

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Follow Up By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 17:41

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 17:41
Oooops fell for the "Now did I submit that follow up/" trick."Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

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Follow Up By: Member - Russell - Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 08:07

Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 08:07
Weeeelllll, that changes EVERYTHING! Oh well, just have to make the best of it..... :o)) Variety is the spice of life and all that. Which one have you got?Russell S
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Follow Up By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 11:23

Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 11:23
The Wombatmobile is a 2003 Mr Bitchy Triton dual cab."Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 16:16

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 16:16
Remember the only fuel available in the area is Woods Point servo, which aint the best stuff on earth either.

But the pub has magic meals.
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Follow Up By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 16:25

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 16:25
Thanks for the tip Bruce. As always your advice is 100%. I think I might just top up a jerry there so that I can get a photo in front of that great little servo."Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

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Reply By: Member - Al Symers (SA) - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 21:37

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2003 at 21:37
G'day Wombat,
Wish we could join you. It's a magic place up there but it's a bit of a drive for a weekend. I have some detailed maps of nearby areas but not quite close enough. They are maps by S.R. Brookes Victorian Mountain Tramping Club and are very detailed. Address is (1993) S.R. & P.N. Brookes, 5 Quantock Street Canterbury 3126 if that's of any use to you. I brought them from "The Map Shop" in adelaide
Hope it helpsAl Symers
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Follow Up By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 11:25

Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 11:25
Thanks Al number 2. I'll chase them up and see what I can get."Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

Wombat
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 12:09

Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 12:09
hey Al....take some time off...I'm going!!!

and so is my Glayva!!!

LynLaugh alot..life's too short not to....

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