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Submitted: Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 18:01
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hey Im looking to travel back up to Craigs Hut area over Easter, how are the tracks at the moment, i have a fairly standard Prado, with snorkel and winch, plus all the recovery gear in the world.
also could anyone recommend a 4 day trip over that area, starting in Seymour area, travlling to mansfield and through that way,camping for 4 nights at different locations and returning to mansfield . plus we are thinking of taking our dogs, are dogs permitted in these areas.
thanks in advance
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Reply By: Member - TJ (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 20:02

Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 20:02
Hi Ben,
I think Craig's Hut is just outside the Alpine National Park boundary so you could probably take your dog there. I would check with Park's Vic rather than rely on replies from forum's. Better to be safe than out of pocket. If you are planning to see the best of the High Country then leave your dog at home. The Alpine National park dominates a whole lot of the High Country.

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Reply By: harry & the hobbit - Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 07:15

Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 07:15
Ben,we were up there yesterday and tracks are fine. Didn't go to Craigs but did visit Bindaree Falls off Circuit Rd. which I would recommend. Would be careful taking dogs as it is very difficult to determine where Park boundaries are and it will restrict you a little.
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Reply By: wollyw - Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 09:19

Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 09:19
yes craigs hut is accessable but I would try to leave the dog at home if at all possible, there are plenty of places to camp, you can do a loop from mt stirling , craigs hut , bindaree falls and into sheepyard flat and camp along the way. Drop into Mirimbah Store before heading up towards Craigs Hut, they normally have a pretty good idea of the road conditions . You can also get fuel, coffee lunch etc from them. Have a good trip
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Reply By: ben - Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 19:00

Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 19:00
thanks for all your replies,
i think i might poke up through , Mansfield, Howqua, Jamison, Kevington, Gaffneys, creek, then skirt along the Yarra ranges Nat Park, then to Marysville, Taggerty Alexandra them back through Yea.
We have two dogs who love travelling and are great travellers,.
the places i have mentioned poke in between the National parks from what i can see and should avoid any dramas.
not sure if these camp sites will be busy or not, bt ya never know unless you go.!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Alex B - Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 21:02

Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 21:02
Hi Ben ,
you can definitely take your dog's at Sheepyard's Flat camp ground. We were there for the weekend, great spot right on the river.

Road in from Merrijig is a two wheel drive dirt road, however because of the heavy overnight rain, there was a very boggy/slippery section that took a bit of concentration to keep the truck going in the right direction. A few people with camper trailers had some excitement stopping the vans pulling them off the track, but all good.

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Reply By: dazza62 - Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 22:10

Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 22:10
Hi Ben,

Just back from 3 weeks in that area with our two dogs.

Places to consider staying with dogs are:- Running Creek Camping Area on Howqua River Road, Fry's Hut or Sheepyard Flat, Craigs Hut, Carters Road Camping Area.

If you start at Running Creek you can head over Howqua Hills Track to Fry's Hut and then onto the other options.

Keep in mind it will be busy over Easter in all these areas.

The Circuit Road was partly closed when we were there 2 weeks ago and access was made via The Monument Track to Craigs Hut. Well worth the effort but wouldn't be much fun after heavy rain. Could also be quite cold at Easter.

If you wanted to start a little lower we found Comet Flat near Woods Point quite pleasant.

Enjoy your trip your vehicle will handle it easily unless excessive rain comes through, we had no issues in a slightly raised Pajero.

Get yourself a copy of Rooftops Mansfield - Mt Howitt Adventure Map and you won't get lost.

Cheers Dazza
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