wahalla to eildon

Submitted: Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 16:56
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Hi all as the queens birthday long weekend is not to far away me & a couple mate are thinking of 4wding from wahalla through woods point and finishing up at Eildon. If anyone has done this or could recommend some tracks to take and sights to see....
cheers mark
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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 19:54

Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 19:54
Gday Mark
They are all main roads so not much of a problem , unless it snows , or rains . Watch out for the pedestrian crossing in Aberfeldy just outside the supermarket .

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Follow Up By: Mark C7 - Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 21:36

Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 21:36
Do you know if it can be done by just using mainly 4x4 tracks? And what's with the crossing?
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Reply By: Crackles - Wednesday, May 04, 2011 at 18:03

Wednesday, May 04, 2011 at 18:03
Between Wahalla & Eildon are some of the roughest, steepest & muddiest tracks in Victoria. Other than the one main road accross the top ridge, all other tracks are 4x4 & vary from intermediate to extreme in the wet. As there are possibly upwards of 200 tracks in that area in different states of disrepair, (some closed) it's near impossible to recommend a route not knowing the ability of those in your group or the capability of your vehicles.
A topo map is important to be able to read how steep the tracks are & the Rooftops maps excellent for points of intrest & route planning. There has been alot of old gold mining activity in the area worth exploring.
This area is not particually suitable for inexperienced drivers who don't know where they are going.
Cheers Craig................
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Wednesday, May 04, 2011 at 21:43

Wednesday, May 04, 2011 at 21:43
As Crackles said , mild to wild thru there , I will suggest a fun but not to difficult way noting that many tracks in Thompson catchment are closed by then.

Last week we drove the main road , even spotting deer on roadside near Woods point.

Also worth noting that the Jamieson to Eildon road is now bitumen all the way.

The main road from Walhalla to Woods point then Jamieson is full of camping spots and a 2wd dirt road - but lets veer off to some tracks.

First you can camp in a little park in Walhalla - think its free - either that or we left to early.

Then I suggest the scenic drive up to Matlock.

From Matlock north to Jamieson you can go thru the easy valley drive or go along ridge tracks on both east and west side of Valley.

Taking the west ridge line is great without being to hard and do-able in wet.

Its Matlock, Corn Hill rd turn off (well signposted) , onto Ryan spur and proceeding north to Mt Terrible track coming out onto Jamieson/Eildon rd.

If you need more fun as you hit this road PSA to lake track, which goes to edge of lake Eildon - if not turn left and off to Eildon.

Trouble with this track is that you bypass Woods point Gaffney crk Knockwood and even Kevington pub - good news is that cute tracks go down from this ridge to each of these places.

Basic route I suggested is 6 hours driving - out to 24 hours if take all side tracks.

With a bit of luck you could encounter snow.

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