Beach Driving in Victoria

ladysman217

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Hello,

Does anyone know where there is good beach driving in Victoria? I have had a bit of a look around but can't seem to find anything.

Thanks
 

dbrugg

New Member
Beach driving in vic

Hi there,
As far as i'm aware it is illegal to drive on any beaches in Victoria.:mad:
But I can recommend Robe in SA, the town has a good tourist info centre and a range of accommodation. The track is easily done with almost a stock vehicle with decent all terrain tyres (not muddies). Only aprox' 5 hours from Melbourne.
Also Fraser Island is the best, but is tricky to get to in Qld and you have to be self sufficient.
 

maddog

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The only place in victoria I am aware you can drive on sand dunes is portland. It is owned by portland dune buggy club, and a fee is payable to enter. I also beleive that you need to be affiliated with a club to attend. I would suggest drive an extra 2 hours from portland to Robe SA as its an amazing place.
 

steve80

Member
Agree Robe nice little town Liitle Dip Conservation park good exploring and access on to beach from park. Spewin there is nowhere localish to do it gotta love beach driving
 

GUTSHOT

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Ok We South Ausies Have Sand/beach Driving At Our Feet,but You Guys In Vic Have All That High Country Stuff In Your Back Yards...:)
 

tektrek

Banned
Hello,

Does anyone know where there is good beach driving in Victoria? I have had a bit of a look around but can't seem to find anything.

Thanks


The only beach in Victoria that I have ever driven on is at Shallow Inlet which is just north of Wilsons Prom. It's not as good as SA or QLD but it gives you some idea of what beach driving is like.
 

MADOG

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Agree with all of the above however in my opinion Beachport in SA is the best location to head for. Robe has little sand driving to the north and everything to the south where Beachport as a base permits trips north to Robe and on another day trips south to Carpenters Rocks. We have been going there every second Easter for 16 years and find it a sensational location. Great camping across the back of the Southern Ocean Caravan Park - unpowered upmarket bush camping - very peaceful and awy form the rows of boxes with wheels on.
 

cruiserlad

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true cliffy but thats just because were spoilt for choice but gotta go to the beach to do beach fishing i guess the problems of living in beautiful queensland
 

sschmez

Member
The only beach in Victoria that I have ever driven on is at Shallow Inlet which is just north of Wilsons Prom. It's not as good as SA or QLD but it gives you some idea of what beach driving is like.

all 500m from the entrance around the lagoon to the boat launching and first no go sign:confused:

I wouldn't bother heading out to Shallow Inlet for that experience

Stevo
 

crushaah

New Member
Dont have to go all the way to Robe to get on the beach in SA from Vic.
Can start at Carpenter Rocks (near Pt McDonnell) and work your way up from there through Southend, Beachport, Robe, back on the the beach at Cape Jaffa > Kingston, Kingston to the Murray mouth.
Beach is closed north of the 42 mile entrance and Tea Tree beach entrance on Coorong section though.
 

baldman

Member
Dont have to go all the way to Robe to get on the beach in SA from Vic.
Can start at Carpenter Rocks (near Pt McDonnell) and work your way up from there through Southend, Beachport, Robe, back on the the beach at Cape Jaffa > Kingston, Kingston to the Murray mouth.
Beach is closed north of the 42 mile entrance and Tea Tree beach entrance on Coorong section though.

I believe that the beach is missing due to erosion between 42 mile and Tea Tree crossings :eek: and between Tea Tree Crossing and the Murray mouth is closed due to a seasonal closure due to bird breeding season. :rolleyes:

Were up thay way for the cup weekend to do some fishing and now need to find a new camping spot closer to Kingston :cool:
 

crushaah

New Member
I believe that the beach is missing due to erosion between 42 mile and Tea Tree crossings :eek: and between Tea Tree Crossing and the Murray mouth is closed due to a seasonal closure due to bird breeding season. :rolleyes:

Were up thay way for the cup weekend to do some fishing and now need to find a new camping spot closer to Kingston :cool:
Yeah the beach track along the closed section got washed away in storms ages ago. Might be re opened now if it's recovered. Best to ring Adam at the Salt Creek Roadhouse or the Coorong District Ranger for the latest update.

Pluvver breeding season up past Tea Tree Crossing but the crossing is closed anyway (annual closure). It's under 2'-3' feet of water 10 times saltier than the ocean. Stuuuuff that!
 

Patriot

Administrator
A trip to SA is on the list as our trip to Stocktons was awesome and SA beaches are a little closer for us.

James
 

billolga

Well-Known Member
If you want some sand driving try the BORDER TRACK in NGARKAT National Park, there are some RIPPER sand hills there.
 

GregPS

Member
Resurrecting an old thread ...

Is it possible now to drive from Kingston to Goolwa along the beach? And , how tricky is the mouth (at low tide)? Any restrictions in January? Permits? Beach camping allowed?

I might encourage a diversion on a trip to Adelaide ..

Cheers,

Greg
 

muffin man

Well-Known Member
Resurrecting an old thread ...

Is it possible now to drive from Kingston to Goolwa along the beach? And , how tricky is the mouth (at low tide)? Any restrictions in January? Permits? Beach camping allowed?

I might encourage a diversion on a trip to Adelaide ..

Cheers,

Greg

You can certainly drive to the southern side but you can't get to Goolwa.
The beach is closed is some spots at certain times when some birds are on the job.
 

GregPS

Member
Can you you get back to pavement via beach rd, goolwa?

Google earth (satellite) shows a few cars on the beach just east of here?
 
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