Dargo to Thompson damn HARD

Dargo/licola/aberfeldy, VIC

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Meet up @ kingswell bridge(head towards dargo, take crooked river/Wonnangatta rd on your left just befor dargo) Saturday morning. Might head up Friday night as there is room to camp at the bridge (if a few of us go Friday night and don't get to camp overly late May do a short night drive on a few tracks). Saturday go up billy goats, may go to the pinnacles if the weather is good, take moroka rd to b2 track, than onto b1 track camping @ chromite mine camp ground. Sunday do chromite mine track, burgoines track all the way to Macalister river gorge to camp (depending on flow of the river we may have to turn around and go in via cheynes bridge track, still worth the drive). Monday go up greens hills track to mt useful, onto toomstar track than toombon track finishing near the damn wall. 

 

All cars must have full size spare, front and rear rated recovery points, enough fuel for 3 full days of driving(last place for fuel will be Stratford) and self sufficient for 3 days of bush camping. Will be cold still so pack warm. Please keep in mind that this trip requires a Monday off work so please be sure you can get the day off before committing. I put a photo of the meeting place up, it's the blue dot and can you please let me know wether you will be coming up Friday night or Saturday morning.

Requirement

  • Electric Winch
  • Recovery Gear
  • Antony (Peloza79) I am first-aid qualified Trip Leader - Level 6 (Completed over 54 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (04-Sep-2015 16:52)
    Vdj79 landcruiser (2013 Landcruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Jason (FauxBogan) I am first-aid qualified I had chainsaw training Completed Intermediate training Trip Leader - Level 5 (Completed over 41 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (04-Sep-2015 11:11)
    Wrusty (2014 Wrangler Unlimited Overland)
    • 35" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Julius (Mishka) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (04-Sep-2015 12:43)
    Old MQ Patrol (1989 Patrol)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Christo (Lotriet) I am first-aid qualified I had chainsaw training I had winch training

    GOING
    Driver + 2 Children
    4l v6 petrol (2013 Fj cruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Phil Wright (lx470) I had chainsaw training I had winch training


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    100 series (2000 lx470)
    • 37" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Damon (ourtrol)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    3.0 CRD Patrol (2012 GU)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Daniel (wj_dan) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 2 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    grand cherokee (2013 wk)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Matt (ENRGYZ) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    4.2Lt GU (1999 Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Rudi (rudi)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    2.8 turbo diesel (1998 gq)
    • 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Matt (Midday71)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    80 series turbo 1hz (1995 80 series)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

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


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    79 Single Cab (2015 LandCruiser)
    • 35" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Morgan (Morgspatrol)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    4.2 diesel GQ turbo (1991 Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Winch

Brad Jones (BradZook) Premium Member
Just got to confirm i can get the time off work.
22 Jul 2015
Alex (TEQ-80) Premium Member
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Sorry, didn't twig it was 3 days
23 Jul 2015
David Terrance Sheppard (Dave's rx)
Gday antony sounds a good trip mate will have winch by trip time let you no about Friday night!
24 Jul 2015
David Terrance Sheppard (Dave's rx)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Got my kids
29 Jul 2015
Allan (allanmac) Premium Member
Noticed you have joined the trip Julius; you will thoroughly enjoy. Antony has planned some great tracks & if I wasnt away I would have loved to joined you guys.
10 Aug 2015
Zak (Uzooz) Premium Member
So much wanted to come but have to look after kids as wife gonna be away in the states
I can already see it's gonna be a great trip
10 Aug 2015
Zak (Uzooz) Premium Member
So much wanted to come but have to look after kids as wife gonna be away in the states
I can already see it's gonna be a great trip
10 Aug 2015
Julius (Mishka) Premium Member
hi allan
haven't seen you for a bit,hope you doing well?
I recon it will be a good try run for my old trolley bus
I done a bit more to it. see how I go. looking forward to it.
10 Aug 2015
Jason (FauxBogan) Premium Member
Nice one Christo! Bring it on!
13 Aug 2015
Christo (Lotriet)
Someone has to save the jeeps .....
13 Aug 2015
George (Georgie_Kyro)
Hey Antony
I am keen mate, done that area recently and had a great time.
Pending though as the mrs goes in for surgery tomorrow and will be off work for 3 weeks so depends how shes feeling by that stage, so if its full by then i may miss out.

Hoping to get my custom uca's and diff drop kit in by then so fingers crossed as it would be a great maiden voyafe for it.

Will keep you guys posted.
Georgie
19 Aug 2015
John (JDecay)
No issues with seasonal road closures or snow?
21 Aug 2015
Trip Leader Antony (Peloza79) Premium Member
Just up'd the limit to six cars if anyone else is keen
26 Aug 2015
Trip Leader Antony (Peloza79) Premium Member
And John I've looked on parks vic website and other forums and they all say that billy goats is open, this is the only one I was doubtful about and have tried to call parks in heyfield (even though they will just tell me to look on the website like they have done many times before) but I can't get a hold of they guy they keep transferring me to. As for snow I think it will be non existent. If anything a bit of slush and probably only on moroka rd
26 Aug 2015
Christo (Lotriet)
Hi Anthony ,I will be going up on Friday with my
two boys camping at Kingswell bridge ...should
be there at 3pm .Spoke to Jason yesterday ...he
will be at bridge 6pm.Will leave radio on channel
19......please post phone number ......so excited !
02 Sep 2015
Christo (Lotriet)
Chainsaw anyone ?
02 Sep 2015
Jason (FauxBogan) Premium Member
I've got one. Anthony, Christo and I aren't positive about the camping spot. Will it be obvious when we drive up Wonagatta Road?
02 Sep 2015
Trip Leader Antony (Peloza79) Premium Member
Jason it's the same spot that we stayed on big al's trip on the last night next to the bridge. Cristo if you remember the last trip of mine you came on, it's where we parted ways with the young couple in the jeep, just go over the bridge and you will see the clearing on the right hand side. I have put a map in the file section, it's the blue dot. Jason and julius, can you please make sure you have enough fuel for three full days of driving, I will have room for jerry cans if needed. Julius can you send me your number or call me tomorrow or Friday and we can sort out what time and where we will meet up. I will have a chainsaw with me and will bring some wood for Friday night but won't be there until 8/9 so mabee bring a bag to get it started if heading up earlier. Any dramas feal free to call me if not will see you all for Friday.
02 Sep 2015
Jason (FauxBogan) Premium Member
Oh yeah, I remember. That's a good spot. Christo, it's quite a way down the road. With regard to fuel, I brought another jerry that I'll put in your tray. I'll have 160 litres, which better be enough! I should be at camp by six tonight.
04 Sep 2015
Jason (FauxBogan) Premium Member
It's official. Just got home from the trip and slipped straight back into domestic boredom. I'd rather be out in the bush again. 😣
09 Sep 2015
George (Georgie_Kyro)
Trip report and photos?
09 Sep 2015
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TRIP COMPLETED

4 GOING, 8 Interested
4 adults , 2 children (6 in total)
Trip Date
05-Sep-2015 (Sat) to 07-Sep-2015 (Mon)

Meeting Point
Kingswell bridge-crooked river rd
10:30 AM (Sat, 05-Sep-2015)