Labour Day Weekend

BUSHNUT

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An invitation Labour Day Weekend

Labour Day Weekend

Loose nuts 4WD is an unofficial club/group of which Bushnut ( Simmo )is a member.

Below is an email sent out to the motley crew, it is also open to new comers !

Hi all Loosenutters,



Labour day weekend March 7th 8th 9th & 10th a 4WD trip is on



Simmo is organizing and leading the trip. Simmo's mobile numbers are 0437831960 and 0438778455
work number 59778455



Please return email if you are coming or call myself on 0427 370 005





Regards



Rob Finley (Fleety)

Manager.



Finley Roberts Design

Ph: 03 9553 4000 Fax: 03 9553 4111

Email: frdrobf@pacific.net.au




LABOUR DAY WEEK END - WONNANGATTA VALLEY.

Wonnangatta Valley is considered the Mecca for 4WD driving in Victoria. We are going in via the ZEKA SPUR TRACK where many a bunghole has puckered up, it is quite steep in places, in dry conditions it would be rated MEDIUM to DIFFICULT, in the wet EFFING INTERESTING . The usual route in is via Licola and then Arbuckle junction but as Cheynes Bridge is out of commission the road at the time of writing is closed

FRIDAY

Make your way to MANSFIELD ( last chance for fuel )

Take the MOUNT BULLER ROAD to MERRIJIG ( last chance for grog )

3 KM'S from MERRIJIG, TURN RIGHT onto the HOWQUA TRACK.

17 KM'S you should be at SHEEPYARD FLAT ( track off to RIGHT ), follow the track which winds up and around to FRED FRY'S HUT camping area , find your own space .


SATURDAY

Break camp. Retrace the track back to the T INTERSECTION of HOWQUA TRACK/BROOKS ROAD.

ZERO you odometer, this is where the trip starts in earnest,

TURN RIGHT- On your way, you will pass PICKERINGS HUT, NOONAN'S HUT and GARDINER'S HUT off to your left.

19 KM'S - T JUNCTION - TURN LEFT into BLUFF LINK ROAD

25 KM'S - Track off to right - Do not turn into , PSA.

29 KM'S - JUNCTION - TURN RIGHT into BLUFF TRACK On this track you will pass BLUFF HUT on your right and later on LOVICK'S HUT on your left. TURN LEFT at KING BILLY TRACK

42 KM'S - INTERSECTION - PSA on HOWITT ROAD .

50 KM'S - Track off to left - Do not turn into

53 KM'S - INTERSECTION - TURN LEFT onto ZEKA SPUR TRACK .

75 KM'S - JUNCTION - STAY TO THE RIGHT HAND TRACK , do no not go left onto Riley's Track.

82 KM"S - WONNANGATTA HOMESTEAD SITE and CEMENTRY, Keep to the LEFT and if possible get down to the rivers bank and set up camp, have a beer and/or sightsee .

SUNDAY

Break camp, there are 2 options for those who have had enough there is the mild way out via RILEY'S TRACK , BUFFALO RIVER VALLEY, DANGDONGAVALE, WHITFIELD, MANSFIELD and then back to the BIG SMOKE .

Alternatively

For those of pure at heart , the adventure continues- zero your odometer. If the river is up, which is doubtful, you will find that your snorkels are indeed wonderful things, 8 crossings .HERNES SPUR can be interesting if wet, let the vehicle in front have a bit of space .

We head roughly SSE along the Wonangatta Track,

9 KM'S - HART SPUR TRACK on LEFT do not turn into -PSA along HERNES SPUR TRACK

13KM'S - at T INTERSCTION turn RIGHT onto WOMBAT RANGE TRACK.

20 KM'S - T JUNCTION, TURN LEFT onto CYNTHIA RANGE TRACK.

30 KM'S - T JUNCTION TURN LEFT onto CROOKED RIVER TRACK

31 KM'S - Collingwood Spur Track on right - Do not turn into - PSA

34 KM"S - TALBOTVILLE, make camp, tell lies, drink grog etc

MONDAY

We then make the relatively easy trip to the Dargo township, alternatively to Harrietville , Bright and Back to the BIG SMOKE
 
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