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Terry

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A lap of Victoria
« on: February 19, 2021, 11:42:35 AM »
Hi,

despite the decisions of various governments to restrict our movements I have been planning a a more local adventure of travelling around Victoria to see some of the smaller towns and lesser roads travelled and there is room for some extra Mokes to joins us for the whole trip or parts of it. The basic premise is we can't leave the state although a small exception has to be made to get around a river not having a two bridges to cross it and there are a couple of places where we might sneak across the border to see something of interest. :)

Three or four of the regular Mokes crews are already committed  with a few of the other regulars getting splinters from the fence, but being from interstate that is understandable at this stage,  and due to the times we live in everything is very fluid and subject to change at a press conference, weather forecast or suspect poo samples notice. Speaking of poo it is mostly bush camping, BYO toilet paper and no bookings at caravan parks etc to be made, we just camp where the day finishes so you will need to be self sufficient.

Leaving on Saturday the 20th March we are heading along the Great Ocean Road to and following the coast as much as possible to Nelson just inside the border. From there the we go due north making our way up to Mildura on very few bitumen roads. From there will follow the Murray River mostly on the main roads until we get to the last vestiges of civilisation at Corryong where we turn south and head over the hills to Omeo and follow the main road to Mallacoota. Time permitting we will be going coastal to places like Marlo, Loch Sport , Port Albert and other coastal areas of Gippsland hoping to miss the holiday rush and be back in Melbourne on Good Friday, give or take a day.

Terry
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Re: A lap of Victoria
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 01:07:42 PM »
Sounds like a great trip you have planned.
From Mildura there are some good options for non highway driving in variuos areas. Obviuosly Hattah National park will cut out some of the Calder and MVH and bring you out near Wemen. Not much option to Boundary bend and onward except detours to the river junctions but at Wood Wood you can get onto the river tracks that will take you well beyond Nyah.
Also look into Pental Island, Winlaton Benjeeroop to Murrabit and Koondrook and Gunbower island to cut out much of the MVH from Swan Hill.
Cheers, Dave

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Re: A lap of Victoria
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 11:29:59 AM »
Sounds good, we're in Western Vic. Could do a bit of the GOR through to Nelson then up the Border. Penola pie
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