Caravans & Talbotville Vic

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 14:38
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Has anyone heard of a caravan going in to Talbotville, & if so, what length? Any info would be useful. Cheers :)
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Reply By: Notso - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 15:10

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 15:10
Looks like an interesting trip in a 4WD. Not too sure about a van though.

Google Earth shows the tracks nicely





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Reply By: Andre (FTG,Vic) - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 15:50

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 15:50
Been camping in Talbotville longer then I want to remember, McMillans Track would be to narrow in places even the back way through Black Snake has some narrow bits. Have a caravan myself now and thinking about camping at Grant, very easy with a van, no water or toilets is the only hassle.

Andre
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 18:32

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 18:32
Andre,

There is a toilet at Grant, just behind the old Bank of Victoria site and there is water on the track to the old mine shaft.


Wayne
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Reply By: dieseltojo - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 17:11

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 17:11
Hi Kay bee,
Have you ever been to Talbotville?If you go the way we went ,up the crooked river track you will only have a draw bar left.Its getting out of the rivers wit a few steep exits that would cause you grief .A small camper may be ok.
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Reply By: Brian (Montrose, Vic.) - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 18:17

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 18:17
A friend of mine was up there just recently with a Kimberley Camper, so a camper will get there but don't know about a van though.
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Follow Up By: Member - Vic S (VIC) - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 19:31

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 19:31
What sort of car did he tow it in on ?do you need a large 4x4?
Vic
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 18:29

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 18:29
Kaybee,

A lot would depend on how good you are at reversing a caravan on a narrow winding track with a rock face on one side and a drop off on the other side.

If you were still keen on wanting ti take a caravan down there, drive it first with out the caravan and check it out.

I know that trucks do get down McMillan track but they are escorted by a Parks Vic vehicle. They are the trucks that pump out the long drops in Talbotville camp site, and you would not want to run a truck like that off the track.

Talbotville is such a great camp site, full of history, it would be a shame to camp there with out the Southern Cross in full view overhead and the moon rising over Bull town Spur.

Wayne
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Reply By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 19:13

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 19:13
The road thru from Grant will fit a caravan BUT If you met someone coming the other way, it would get very intresting, especally for you coming out.
not wide enough for 2 vehicles in alot of places and scary when you are on top of a cliff trying to make room for someone to pass.
I would take a van down there ONLY if I could garrantee I wasn't going to meet someone coming the other way.
Shane
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Reply By: ddr - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 12:52

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 12:52
Nov weekend there were a few vans down there. Id say the biggest one there was 18-19ft.

If you met someone else with a van coming the other way youd be pretty stuffed.
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