5th Annual Victorian Gathering

Outrage

4x4 Earth Contributer
i am coming from S.A and havent been here before is there going to be a map of directions with the best way to get here. it would be muchly apreciated.

One non-4wd way to get there. Head to Dargo via main roads, north from Dargo onto Dargo high Plains Rd, left onto Grant Rd, left/continue onto Grant Tk, right/continue onto Mcmillans Rd - continue to Talbotville Campsite.

Dargo High Plains Rd is steep uphill (heading north)/very long, tarmac rd.

Becomes dirt once you hit Grant Rd, Mcmillans is narrow with cliff/steep drop off on north side of track. Some spots to pass oncoming traffic, but otherwise only big enough for 1 vehicle, so take care.

Other method involves river crossings, but does not have the long steep section you get with Dargo High Plains. This involves turning left onto Wonnangatta/Crooked River Rd before you reach Dargo, follow this, turn right onto Crooked River Track (Turn off is at the Kingswell Bridge, eastern side of the river). Continue on this track and it takes you to Talbotville, has 3-5 river crossings, a really narrow section with steep drop/cliff on one side and a hairpin just before that section. This method is all dirt once you hop onto Wonnangatta/Crooked River Rd.

Other ways to get there but they are 4wd based.
 

BUSHNUT

4x4 Earth Contributer
i am coming from goolwa




Goolwa SA
Australia


1. Head northwest on Cadell St towardDawson St

600 m
2. Continue onto Strathalbyn-Goolwa Rd

7.9 km
3. Turn left to stay on Strathalbyn-Goolwa Rd

23.4 km
4. Continue onto Sandergrove Rd

2.0 km
5. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit ontoSouth Tce

850 m
6. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit ontoCallington Rd

2.8 km
7. Continue onto Callington-Strathalbyn Rd

6.2 km
8. Turn right to stay on Callington-Strathalbyn Rd

4.8 km
9. Continue onto Goolwa Callington Rd

7.1 km
10. Continue onto East Tce

230 m
11. Turn right to merge onto South Eastern Freeway/National Highway M1

24.3 km
12. Continue onto National Highway A1

22.3 km
13. Continue onto Dukes Hwy/National Highway A8
Continue to follow National Highway A8
Go through 1 roundabout
Entering Victoria

294 km
14. Turn left onto Borung Hwy/C234 (signs for Warracknabeal)
Go through 1 roundabout

39.0 km
15. Turn left onto Borung Hwy/Henty Hwy/B200/C234

850 m
16. Turn right onto Borung Hwy/C234

41.7 km
17. Turn right onto Borung Hwy/Sunraysia Hwy/B220
Continue to follow Sunraysia Hwy/B220
Go through 1 roundabout

54.5 km
18. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Wimmera Hwy/B240

59.4 km
19. Turn left onto Wimmera Hwy/B240/C274
Continue to follow Wimmera Hwy/B240

9.0 km
20. Turn left onto Wimmera Hwy/B240/C282
Continue to follow Wimmera Hwy/B240

21.0 km
21. Turn left onto Calder Alternative Hwy/A790 (signs for Bendigo)

800 m
22. Turn right onto A79 (signs for National Highway A79/Bendigo)

12.8 km
23. Turn right onto Eaglehawk Rd/A79
Continue to follow Eaglehawk Rd

650 m
24. Eaglehawk Rd turns slightly left and becomes Barnard St/C335

1.3 km
25. Turn right onto Arnold St/C329

130 m
26. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit ontoBridge St/C329
Continue to follow C329

600 m
27. Continue onto McIvor Hwy/B280 (signs for Lake Eppalock/Heathcote)

400 m
28. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on McIvor Hwy/B280
Continue to follow McIvor Hwy
Go through 1 roundabout

43.6 km
29. Continue onto Northern Hwy/B75
1.3 km


Heathcote VIC
Australia


1. Head southeast on Northern Hwy/B75toward Chauncey St

16.1 km
2. Turn left onto Seymour-Tooborac Rd/C384

25.4 km
3. Turn right to stay on Seymour-Tooborac Rd/C384

4.8 km
4. Merge onto Hume Freeway/National Highway M31 via the ramp to Wodonga

146 km
5. Take the B500 exit toward Beechworth/Bright

500 m
6. Turn right onto Great Alpine Rd/B500
Go through 1 roundabout

71.6 km
7. Turn right onto Station St

160 m
8. Continue onto Railway Ave

400 m


Bright VIC
Australia


1. Head east on Railway Ave

17 m
2. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit ontoIreland St

180 m
3. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit ontoAnderson St

160 m
4. Turn right onto Great Alpine Rd/B500

45.3 km
5. Turn right onto Dargo High Plains Rd
52.6 km
6. Turn right toward Macmillans Rd

750 m
7. Continue straight onto Macmillans Rd
4.5 km
8. Turn left to stay on Macmillans Rd
850 m
9. Turn left
6.3 km
10. Turn right
850 m

Talbotville
Crooked River VIC, Australia


Hope this helps
 
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Without upsetting anyone - for those without a GPS or unsure of how to get to Talbotville or where it actually is - Roof top map Dargo -wonnangatta adventure map .
On the map Talbotville is high lighted in the Grant historic area if you are coming from bright the adjoining Bright -mansfield map may also be of help .
 

Grumpy

Moderator
i am coming from goolwa

Just go to Wellington cross the ferry then head for Coonalpyn and follow your nose to Melbourne then follow SE Freeway to Traralgon then to Dargo and pick up a map at the general store and find your way to Talbotville which isn't all that far from Dargo, Or why not follow the Luxes over.
 

LowLux

Moderator
Just go to Wellington cross the ferry then head for Coonalpyn and follow your nose to Melbourne then follow SE Freeway to Traralgon then to Dargo and pick up a map at the general store and find your way to Talbotville which isn't all that far from Dargo, Or why not follow the Luxes over.
Sent moparcom a PM saying just that Grumpy but of course Trish and I will do the usual and head to yours first, the night before. Hope our bedroom will be available?
 

Swaggie

Moderator
When i buy Rooftop Maps,they bring them out already laminated and foldable at that (my other maps,not rooftop i had to go and get done,pain in the butt)...Instead of buying it in paper i suggest you pay an extra 10 bucks for the laminated ones...Then you can put on the bonnet (don't worry about it getting dirty) and if ya spill our coffee on it who cares,it just wipes off and they don't rip along the fold lines....

Maybe useless info for some and not for others....Just a suggestion

This is the map that GOR was talking about in his previous post.....

Rooftop-%2520Dargo%2520Wonnangatta%2520Adventure%2520Map.jpg
 
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Croozer

Well-Known Member
Well last night it was a great meeting some real exciting things going to happen on our great trip! Everyone keep posted! We have a huge raffle with all proceeds to go to help the local area.
Make sure you let Mans know how many kiddies you have on the trip so she can plan for ativities. http://www.4x4earth.com.au/forum/victoria/20520-talbotville-kids-2012-a.html
The committee made a few very imprtant decisions.
Make sure everyone gets your t-shirts and polo's ordered as the cut off date is fast approaching.
The famous duck race, camp oven cook off and geocaching events are all set to go!
Come on November I cant wait :D:D
 

Nickj

4x4 Earth Contributer
Ok for those who have not sent in their rego form, please do so soon so we can finalise the name tags.

I have sent out PMs to some of you about your rego form, please complete the online form on the front page.

State by state stats of rego forms received so far:

Canberra (ACT) 0
New South Wales 12
Northern Territory 0
Queensland 2
South Australia 3
Tasmania 1
Victoria 31
Western Australia 0
Somewhere else? 0


Thanks

nickj
 
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Big Rig

4x4 Earth Contributer
Name tags, oh my god. I hope you lot actually remember my Name!

By the way, in my car also I will have paul4nat with me. He is a long term QLD member and Toyota driver and as you've already seen, logitec will be conveying down with us in his jeep.





Ok for those who have not sent in their rego form, please do so soon so we can finalise the name tags.

I have sent out PMs to some of you about your rego form, please complete the online form on the front page.

State by state stats of rego forms received so far:

Canberra (ACT) 0
New South Wales 12
Northern Territory 0
Queensland 2
South Australia 3
Tasmania 1
Victoria 31
Western Australia 0
Somewhere else? 0


Thanks

nickj
 

Slartibartfast

4x4 Earth Contributer
Name tags, oh my god. I hope you lot actually remember my Name!
And be sure to spell my name correctly.
It's Slart_i_bartfast with an 'i' (not with a 'y').
:)

Edit: I turned up at a 'name-taged' event the other week and they called me "Hilary".
Oh the shame :eek:
 

knakkers

Member
Ok, im a first timer for the gathering, i cant wait, ive filled out the rego form, so whats next? any futher info?
Cheers
Stuart
 

knakkers

Member
Is there any mini meets along the way organized for early Thursday morning 15th somewhere alone the Princes Hwy??
So people that are registered for the event, but are unfamiliar with the area & how to get there, can tag along in a convoy. Example, the Longworry turn off BP servo.
Any volunteers to lead a convoy??

Cheers
Stuart
 
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Nickj

4x4 Earth Contributer
Knakkers

I got your rego form. What to do?? You could start packing!
Keep your eyes on the first page of the post for who is going and which day they are arriving. You will also see updates on what trips are scheduled, when and who is running them.

You could start a post on Thursday convoy and see how you go.
Hint. BP Longwarry is now Caltex Longwarry..

Nick
 
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