O'tooles Flat

BUSHNUT

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O'tooles flat

, about 7 KM in from the Wahalla-Aberfeldy Road, along the Donnelly's Creek, a great open spot.

Pictured are some of our Motley Crew, the LOOSE NUTs 4WD GROUP.

Just an idea

Bushnut
 

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Patriot

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Hey guys,

It has been something we have been thinking about. What sort of information would we want to gather?

James
 

GippsSurfer

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types of amenities (if any)
water availability
approx size of the area
difficulty of access to the site (ie; suitability for trailers / vans)
 

Patriot

Administrator
What about cost and whether they are animal friendly? anything else?

Sounds like a great idea, hopefuilly we can get it up and going in the next couple of weeks.

James
 

BUSHNUT

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Hi James,

I am a great believer in some sort of uniformity, otherwise it gets confusing.

I would use symbols simmilar to what is in the RACV Travelling with pets book. that is very simmilat to other camping pubications.

A dollar sign in a square if there is a charge - most of the areas we go into are free, that is the luck of Victorians unlike NSW where they charge like a wounded bull to camp at places like Tom Groggin ( $15 a head last time we were there a couple of years ago, which was the same as Khancoban caravan park where you got a hot shower as well ) . No doubt in the future, the department of name change will get on the same act )

Camping in Australia byCathy Savage and Craig Lewis is a good publication for ideas on symbols

Give us a beel if you want any other thoughts

Bushnut
 

Patriot

Administrator
We were hoping to get it up and running, but the team have been working really hard on another project (even doing overtime!!), so hopefully we can look at it in about 3 weeks.

The first thing we will do is a gallery. That is nice and simple to add. After that is the camping sites.

Sorry for the delay, wish we could move quicker on it.

James
 

centaur

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What a great area to camp, and great pics.... I was thinking of going with the loose nuts group, but I think my old girl HJ60 will be out of place.....
 

BUSHNUT

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What a great area to camp, and great pics.... I was thinking of going with the loose nuts group, but I think my old girl HJ60 will be out of place.....


Would not be out of place, I had one, they are still a formidable machine in the bush,

o'tooles is where the gathering is going to be in November :D:D:D
 

BUSHNUT

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Also what state it is in...

In Australia's God own , central Victoria, look for Moe then to the north, Erica and Rawson, you will see the Thompson dam, about 1/2 way up it and about 7 KM's to the east , thats where it is . :D:D
 
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grit

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I'll be camping down at Bendethra end of next week - its supposed to be the best campsite in Oz... will make sure I get a few pictures to put up & log all the appropriate details into the gps. Very few head in the way we are going (over Dry Creek Crossing) as it includes over 4 hours of C Grade track. Will keep you advised ;)
 

TUFF IFS LUX

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Ive caamped at this spot last year at end of january...awesome spot, but we took the hard way in and encountered some pretty steep tracks.

the site itself is huge and awesome, heaps of room for many people with a nice freshwater stream running past it........

gotta get meself a GPS so I can get back here again....LOL

really enjoyed the sourrounding...the serenity was awesome.
 

knot_gillty

Active Member
Ive caamped at this spot last year at end of january...awesome spot, but we took the hard way in and encountered some pretty steep tracks.

the site itself is huge and awesome, heaps of room for many people with a nice freshwater stream running past it........

gotta get meself a GPS so I can get back here again....LOL

really enjoyed the sourrounding...the serenity was awesome.

Which track did you take in mate?? Sounds like you either took Flats Track or Army Track. Where abouts did you come out at?
 

TUFF IFS LUX

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Which track did you take in mate?? Sounds like you either took Flats Track or Army Track. Where abouts did you come out at?

I made meself a little guide from the directions mate on page one of this thread with google maps so I will know step by step which way to go to get there without a GPS, cheers.

looking at thhe maps looks like I took Flats Track with the boys to get down there.....nice view mind you but you need to leave some space between vehicles.

At the top of flats track where it comes off Williams Spur Track, there a short but steep and rocky section just off the main track joining the two......well worth the challenge to get up it if your game enough.....I got up nice and slowly with me 07 hilux.....a mate got up in his 05 hilux and 32's but copped a fair bit of bash damage under his vehicle....another mate in his 94 hilux with quite a bit of lift ended up breaking a rear diff crown gear going up this track as he was bouncing around like a rabbit, and an 95 80series on 36simex and rear locker couldnt make it up.....go figure....think the tyre took too much power away from him.

Another track you can try if your game enough round there is where Williams Spur Track meets Merringtons, near the creek crossing....there a clearing with an old hut down the bottom and what we found out later was a motorbike track that was steep and rutted with an s-bend at the top and a tombstone just to the right of the track.....think its called dead dog track or something like that....supposedly someone burried their dog there.

White Star Track is a nice drive too...nothing extreme, but a nice and scenic hill climb.....didnt stay long enough to go exploring more tracks around the area but have heard there are some beauties there including one that you get to drive a fair distance through the creek bottom to get to the other side and a steep staircase that zigzags left and right all the way up the hill.

Im sure some of the others on here with more experience will know which ones they are.
 

Grumpy

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I made meself a little guide from the directions mate on page one of this thread with google maps so I will know step by step which way to go to get there without a GPS, cheers.

looking at thhe maps looks like I took Flats Track with the boys to get down there.....nice view mind you but you need to leave some space between vehicles.

At the top of flats track where it comes off Williams Spur Track, there a short but steep and rocky section just off the main track joining the two......well worth the challenge to get up it if your game enough.....I got up nice and slowly with me 07 hilux.....a mate got up in his 05 hilux and 32's but copped a fair bit of bash damage under his vehicle....another mate in his 94 hilux with quite a bit of lift ended up breaking a rear diff crown gear going up this track as he was bouncing around like a rabbit, and an 95 80series on 36simex and rear locker couldnt make it up.....go figure....think the tyre took too much power away from him.

Another track you can try if your game enough round there is where Williams Spur Track meets Merringtons, near the creek crossing....there a clearing with an old hut down the bottom and what we found out later was a motorbike track that was steep and rutted with an s-bend at the top and a tombstone just to the right of the track.....think its called dead dog track or something like that....supposedly someone burried their dog there.

White Star Track is a nice drive too...nothing extreme, but a nice and scenic hill climb.....didnt stay long enough to go exploring more tracks around the area but have heard there are some beauties there including one that you get to drive a fair distance through the creek bottom to get to the other side and a steep staircase that zigzags left and right all the way up the hill.

Im sure some of the others on here with more experience will know which ones they are.


The staircase one u speak of sounds like Trig Track it has 12 switchbacks on it one after the other. CHEERS
 
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