Trek from Tom Groggin to Benambra

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 13, 2013 at 19:51
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Has anyone taken this route towards Omeo recently?
We will be driving a Nissan Patrol with O.R camper trailer. Just want to know degree of difficulty, incl. river crossing
Thanks
Noels
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 13, 2013 at 20:59

Sunday, Jan 13, 2013 at 20:59
As a start check the trek note, including the feedback at the end High_Country_-_Corryong_to_Omeo
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Follow Up By: Zebra400 - Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 05:26

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 05:26
How are you planning to cross the Murray River? If at Tom Groggin, then your only real option is to drive across the river. Just make sure the river levels are OK, and you know your curved line to drive across.

Weather is the big issue. If it is dry, then you will probably not have too many issues, but a good shower of rain can change all that.

Personally, I would leave the trailer at home, so you can enjoy the trip, and not have to worry about the weather.

Laurie
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Sunday, Jan 13, 2013 at 21:17

Sunday, Jan 13, 2013 at 21:17
Depends which way you go. Up over Davies Plain is okay, but not if there's been any rain and there are a few steep pinches, don't try and tow anything up Mt Pinnibar, and the trip around the back of Mt Anderson via Tom Groggin Tk is easy.

Dave
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Reply By: mikehzz - Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 08:11

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 08:11
I did Davies Plain, McCarthys and Limestone Creek tracks from Tom Groggin to Benambra a few weeks back. There are some very steep sections that would be extremely difficult if wet, doubly so dragging a trailer because the track in that section is clay based so it would be a slip fest. The other problem if wet would be the water depth and speed in the creek crossings. It's tame enough when it's dry even though Parks Victoria rate it very difficult.
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Reply By: noelene/peter b - Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 10:46

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 10:46
Thanks for the input....have decided against it as we can't ditch the trailer. Aren't forums great!
Noels
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Reply By: Go Camping Australia Magazine - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 17:20

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 17:20
Check out the February issue of Go Camping Australia magazine for a story on the trip from Benambra to Tom Groggin. On sale 1 February.
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