Mansfield to Wonnangatta station MEDIUM

High Country, Alpine National Park, Vic, VIC

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After meeting up at Wallan we will be heading up to the BP service station in Mansfield, this will be our last fuel stop. Extra fuel would be a great safety measure. For those who wish to meet at Mansfield instead of Wallan, we expect to arrive at Mansifeld BP service station at 8-8:30pm. We will meet everyone there. 

 

From the BP we will be heading up toTabacco Flat/ Frys Flat via Howqua Hills Road and Red Hill Track for the night, so expect a late night.

 

 

Then on Saturday morning we have a choice of numerous tracks, which I would love your opinions on.


Choice 1

 

 

Head down Howqua Track and Steiners Road to Mitchells Track, Mount Spur, Mount Sunday Road, Low Saddle Road to Jamieson Hut.

 

 

Choice 2

Head across Howqua Hills Track to Sheepyard Flat, and down Brooks Road to Jamieson Hut.

 

 

With both choices ending at Jamieson hut we would then travel via the Refrigerator Gap Track and Bluff link to Bluff Hut.

 

From here we will then head to Lovicks Hut for some lunch.


Then we will venture out onto King Billy Track, which I have always come across trees across the track (So anyone with a chainsaw make sure you pack it, I have one, but some times one is not enough). We will head down Zeka Spur to Wonnangatta Station, One of Victorias Prime 4WD and hiking destinations.

On Sunday we will be heading out across Wonnangatta track. If time allows us we can explore some tracks like

- Van Dammes Track

- Rileys Creek track

- Humffray River Track

and the list goes on.

 

 

Before hitting  Abbeyard Road towords Wangaratta.

Hope you can join me.

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

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  • John (Bulldog) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 2 trips) Premium Member

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    BULLDOG (2011 JK unlimited)
    • 37" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Joe (Joe_JKU) I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 6 trips)

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    Jeep Wrangler JKU (2009 Wrangler)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
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  • Zak (Uzooz) I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 5 trips) Premium Member

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    Discovery 4 (2010 Discovery)
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    • Winch

  • Jason (FauxBogan) I am first-aid qualified I had chainsaw training Completed Intermediate training Trip Leader - Level 4 (Completed over 37 trips) Premium Member

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    Wrusty (2014 Wrangler Unlimited Overland)
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    • Winch

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    • Winch

  • Kirby Turner (Kirbyt)

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    • Rear Diff Lock
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  • Justin (Jusso)

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    Prado v6, 120 series (2004 Prado)
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  • Kelvin (TREXGQ) I am first-aid qualified Trip Leader - Level 6 (Completed over 76 trips)

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  • Chris (PunisherJK)


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  • Danny (Bogg3d) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 3 trips)


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    • Winch

  • Matthew (discomatt) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 6 trips)


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    V8 discovery with a couple of modds (1996 Discovery)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Mark (Tennismark) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 2 trips)


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    The Burger 4.5 (1999 Landcruiser 100 series)
    • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

Mien and Jack (DutchDuo)
We would have love to join...unfortunately we can't those dates...." no follows a swear word that I as a lady can't put on the internet..."
29 Jan 2015
Mien and Jack (DutchDuo)
No= now
29 Jan 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
Has anyone had any opinions on which route they would prefer?
02 Feb 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
Hey John, can you check if the meeting time is 06:00 or 18:00? ....I think your original meeting time is 18:00 but now it's 06:00
Can you also open up the trip to allow more cars to join? I will join your trip but it's full now.
02 Feb 2015
Jason (FauxBogan) Premium Member
Kelvin, there are already ten cars going. Which is heaps, just to clarify.
03 Feb 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
Hi Jason, Yes, I have been talking to John and I told him that I don't click "Join" trip so that others can join the trip until it's full. He said he could increase the vehicle limit once it's full so that I can join.
03 Feb 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
Hey Johnnie, what's the main difference between Route Option 1 and Option 2?
Personally I like interesting tracks, technical but not too easy dirt road. There will be heaps of dust with such a large convoy.
04 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
personally l would like to do choice 2, which wil be great fun. Red hill track is a long down hill to the camp site. As a night drive will be lots of fun. Mitchell track should be rutted and technical so would be a great start to the morning run.
05 Feb 2015
Antony (Peloza79) Premium Member
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason:
06 Feb 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
You are quick to join Rob! ..... John, route option 2 sounds good.....
06 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
option 2 it is kelvin.
happy to have you on board Rob
06 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
Just a quick Question, so who is bringing a chainsaw with them on the trip
09 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
what size is your chainsaw Rob
09 Feb 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
I will bring my brand new (virgin) Stihl 14" chainsaw! ....
09 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
lots of fire wood I think.
09 Feb 2015
Justin (Jusso)
I'll be bringing my virgin chainsaw too (40cm bar).
09 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
Glad to know everyone is prepared.
09 Feb 2015
Zak (Uzooz) Premium Member
Quite Afew chainsaws already
I won't bother digging mine out from the garage I know it's in there somewhere😄
09 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
l think with all the chainsaw we should be right.l like you disco Zak. after everything thats happened to it. l cant wait to see it on the trip.
09 Feb 2015
Jason (FauxBogan) Premium Member
Are we going to have time for dinner along the way?
10 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
you can grab a bite from the BP/McDonald's if you like or is there something you have in mined Jason
10 Feb 2015
Jason (FauxBogan) Premium Member
I'm just wondering if there is somewhere for a decent feed and a beer along the way? That's a lot of driving including peak hour without a decent break. Maybe eat crap then stop in Mansfield for a beer.
10 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
Ok, Sounds like a plan. We will see how we go with time and see how the others feel.
10 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
nice fire and a steak at camp still sounds better to me tho Jason. So what do the rest think, what would suit you guys.
10 Feb 2015
Jason (FauxBogan) Premium Member
What time do you plan on getting to camp? Whatever, I'll do my own thing.
10 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
was hoping earlier the better. A stop at the pub always takes up a few hours.
10 Feb 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
Ideally I would prefer to cook at camp...but I don't think we will be there until late night, don't we?....... so I suggest we may just grab something light and quick on the first night on the way to fill our stomach... then head to camp site
10 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
The pub is always open late on a Friday. So I'll call in the morning and check what time service ends.
10 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
Ok Just called the Mansfield pub. Service Ends at 8:45.
10 Feb 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
John, can't you be our mobile chef and bartender?
10 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
sure can Kelvin.
10 Feb 2015
Jason (FauxBogan) Premium Member
I just thought of something. Can we make a secondary meeting point at Mansfield Service station at 8pm? That way, those of us who have the luxury of leaving earlier can avoid peak hour and get a decent feed in Mansfield. Sounds good to me! :)
11 Feb 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
I like the idea Jason. I think meeting point at Mansfield would be good too. I may go straight to Mansfield.
11 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
l would have preferred people staying together as a group.
11 Feb 2015
Jason (FauxBogan) Premium Member
I'll most likely be up there by six if people want to meet. I'll be at the main Hotel/Pub at 86 Maroondah Hwy, Mansfield by sixish.
11 Feb 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
Yes, I know John but Mansfield may be a better meeting point to some who are living on this side of the town. Once pass Mansfield, we will stay in a group as we will be entering the wilderness. Either way, I am happy to meet up anywhere.
11 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
can l have a show of hands on meeting in Mansfield or Wallan please so l can change meeting points and times. My Travels will be as originally posted for those that wish to meet at Wallan, but l will need numbers of who is meeting where. so please comment Mansfield or Wallan.
Thank you.
11 Feb 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
I will meet you at Mansfield mate...it will be the best route from where I am..... Thanks
11 Feb 2015
Jason (FauxBogan) Premium Member
Mansfield for me. As the trip leader you have access to all our phone numbers yes?
11 Feb 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
@Jason, John will have access to our phone numbers the day before the trip when our system sends out a Trip Reminder email to check in. Alternatively, you can send him a PM with your phone.
11 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
Thank you Kelvin
11 Feb 2015
Kirby Turner (Kirbyt)
I`ll catch you at Wallan John.
11 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
I'll see you there Kirby
11 Feb 2015
Claudio (claudio)
See you at wallan brother
11 Feb 2015
Zak (Uzooz) Premium Member
I'm thinking mansfeild
Is anyone coming from my way Lynbrook Cranbourne area of so I could just tag along
11 Feb 2015
Gary (poppyg)
Mansfield for me coming from carrum downs
11 Feb 2015
Justin (Jusso)
Mansfield for us. We'll be up there earlier and get dinner for the kids around 5:30 / 6:00. As we'll have the kids, we won't come to the pub so let us know where/when we can meet up with everyone.
20 Feb 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
Hi Justin
I think we can meet at the carpark in front of information centre where there are plenty of carparks for our group
see map below
http://goo.gl/maps/OqdYT

Let say we meet at 8.30pm for Mansfield group?

John please let me know if this suits you....
20 Feb 2015
Mark (Tennismark)
Would it be possible if I tagged along on the saturday??????????? If not…….its ok just will be desperately sad!!!
20 Feb 2015
Mark (Tennismark)
Ive just found Im free from working and would like to join the group,if I can. Please let me know team…It sounds like a really good trip.
20 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
Unfortunately Mark our trip is full. I would love to let you join, but it would be unfair to others as we have a lot rigs going already. it woild also make it hard for on coming traffic. l will be planning another trip soon. Thanks Mark.
21 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
Kelvin we can all meet at the BP in Mansfield. This will be our last fuel stop before entering the HC. between 8.00 and 8.30. onw week to go.
21 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
looking forward to meeting everyone.
21 Feb 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
No worries.... I will help you mention the Mansfield meeting point and time on the trip About area.
21 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
Just been informed
The Australian Alps Walking track will be closed between East Riley Rd and Van Dams Tk when a controlled burn is conducted by DELWP. The closure will be in place for several days from first ignition and is required due to potential hazardous fire conditions and dangerous trees. A longer detour will be available to the south. Ignition is expected to be from 23 Feb onwards, pending favourable conditions. For more information contact Parks Victoria's Bright Office on 13 1963. at Alpine National Park
Friday 20 February, 2015
Just waiting for a phone call.
We may need a different exit plan.
I will keep you all informed.
22 Feb 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
Thanks for update John. Let us know what your plan is once you have found out more from Park Vic.
22 Feb 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
Hi everyone, just want to give you a heads up that John has planned a river crossing on Friday night. To get to the camp site from Red Hill Track, there will be 2 river crossing. If you want to get a snorkel, see if you can get them fitted before the trip. Otherwise, please make sure you will be ready for river crossing. For instance, you should get a "water bra" or something to cover the front to create a bow wave.
22 Feb 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
John, I've updated the Trip About area to mention the meeting time and location at Mansfield.
"For those who wish to meet at Mansfield instead of Wallan, we expect to arrive at Mansifeld BP service station at 8-8:30pm. We will meet everyone there. "
22 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
Thanks Kelvin.
22 Feb 2015
Kirby Turner (Kirbyt)
John, I will be meeting up with you at Mansfield instead of Wallan like originally planned, see you all there.
23 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
no problem Kirby. see you there
23 Feb 2015
Justin (Jusso)
I fitted my snorkel and breathers a couple of weeks ago so should be ok. I haven't done any night river crossings but happy to give it a go. My experience level is about medium so would be happy to get any relevant advice as we go. Hope that is ok.
23 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
well done Justin. l dont think the water level will be very high.
l cant wait to sit around the camp fire and get a good story from Kelvin about his time at that river drive cross.
23 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
On another note regarding the tracks on the way out. l have spoken in great depth with Vicparks and have the all clear. So everything is back on track.
23 Feb 2015
Justin (Jusso)
For anyone visual like me that doesn't know the area that well (yet), I have plotted (very roughly) the path that John has mentioned from Mansfield to Wonangatta Station - https://cloud.hemaexplorer.com.au/public/lvfPBK3ii4YXqyenRelUNYXu//
25 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
I will have a map with all the information need to give to everyone on the friday.
Thanks Justin
25 Feb 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
Great i expect some lollies in the bag :)
25 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
feathers in yours
25 Feb 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
That's awesome Justin. Thanks for sharing the photo/map.
25 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
It is pretty awesome Justin.
But for Kelvin we needs paper maps cos he ain't that great with electronic.
hahahaha
25 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
As the trip is only a few days away l would like to confirm everyones meeting places.
As far as l know all JEEP drives are meeting in Wallan. All the others are meeting in Mansfield. Is this correct.
25 Feb 2015
Kirby Turner (Kirbyt)
Mansfield for me.
25 Feb 2015
Gary (poppyg)
Mansfield for me as well
25 Feb 2015
Justin (Jusso)
Mansfield for us
25 Feb 2015
Jason (FauxBogan) Premium Member
Mansfield for me.
26 Feb 2015
Zak (Uzooz) Premium Member
Mansfeild for me
26 Feb 2015
Claudio (claudio)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Mechanical problem
26 Feb 2015
Nichole Rose (nrose_hilux)
Hi John, just had a look at the map and Wallan is a bit out of our way, will meet you at Mansfield instead.
26 Feb 2015
Gary (poppyg)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Sorry to have to say but I won't be able to make the trip as I am still waiting for my car to be finished. Delay in the alterations.
26 Feb 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
Oh no, sorry to hear that Claudio.....Gary.....I thought you troppy was done already!..... still need more alternation?...haha....no worries mate, catchya next time.
Now we have a spot left. If anyone want to jump in last minute, now it's time.
26 Feb 2015
Joe (Joe_JKU)
JKU is packend and ready for a rocking weekend......See ya all tomorrow.
26 Feb 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
see you all tomorrow
26 Feb 2015
Justin (Jusso)
Looking forward to meeting you all and having a good trip.
26 Feb 2015
Zak (Uzooz) Premium Member
Running around like a headless chook for last minute prep🏃🏃🏃
27 Feb 2015
Justin (Jusso)
I thought that was just part of a normal trip for everyone Zak.
27 Feb 2015
Zak (Uzooz) Premium Member
Leaving Lynbrook now 5:30 wait for me please😬😬😬
27 Feb 2015
Justin (Jusso)
If anyone has photos of our Prado while on this trip, would you mind emailing them to me at justin.marshall@gmail.com as we don't have any action / semi-action shots of it yet and would like anything you might have taken.
Thanks in advance.
12 Mar 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
l would but the last part of the trip has been lost due to a faulty sd card. so l guess we'll need to do it again. but l do have some pics I'll post up on Facebook. your mote then welcome to copy them Justin.
12 Mar 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
Please upload your photos at the Photo Section of the trip so that others can view them.
http://www.4wdtrip.com.au/offroad/trip/photos.aspx?tripid=136

If you want to upload the original file and preserve the quality, you can upload to "File" section. We don't have file size limit. Cheers
12 Mar 2015
Justin (Jusso)
Thanks for the pics on FB John. If I could get the originals, that would be fantastic. I would like to print at least one of the river crossing ones.
I've started processing mine so I'll upload the better ones of mine and Spencer's as there are some good ones.
12 Mar 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
John, you can upload the original pic at "Files" section
http://www.4wdtrip.com.au/offroad/trip/files.aspx?tripid=136

Some images may be too large to be sent by email....unless you can use dropbox or similar apps.....
12 Mar 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
Thanks Rob. your the man. Wombat R&D trip coming up. get your lift in
12 Mar 2015
Justin (Jusso)
I uploaded some pics to the Files section but they aren't there now. Do they have to be approved or did I do something wrong?
12 Mar 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
l have uploaded it here as a file. so you should be able to get a high res pic for processing.
12 Mar 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
file 1039 Justin
12 Mar 2015
Justin (Jusso)
Awesome, got it thanks John.
I uploaded some files but they aren't there now. Maybe I missed a step. I'll try again.
12 Mar 2015
Justin (Jusso)
Ahhh, I just noticed there is a finish upload button that I didn't click last time.
12 Mar 2015
Justin (Jusso)
Got it this time, file are uploaded.
12 Mar 2015
Joe (Joe_JKU)
I have uploaded a "few" pics from my camera. Most of them are action shots from the little hill we tackled just before Wonnangatta Station. I suggest to download the images you like to have a copy of it and admin to delete the shots after some time. Great pics from Zak! Like the wheel lifting! You should frame a few and hang it up the wall......
14 Mar 2015
Trip Leader John (Bulldog) Premium Member
great shot Joe.
14 Mar 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
Thanks guys for uploading the high resolution photos! ..They look awesome! ...Cheers
14 Mar 2015
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TRIP COMPLETED

10 GOING, 6 Interested
14 adults , 5 children , 1 infant (20 in total)
Trip Date
27-Feb-2015 (Fri) to 01-Mar-2015 (Sun)

Meeting Point
BP service Centre 1015 Hume Highway Wallan North
6:00 PM (Fri, 27-Feb-2015)

Organiser JDKR Building Solutions Pty Ltd
John (Bulldog) Premium Member

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