Plan is to drive from Dargo area through the bush and out of to Bright via Blue Rag. This will be a MID-WEEK adventure, so you will have to take time off work.
- Drive to Dargo, setup camp around Italian Flat
24th March (Bush day 1) - might be a short day
- Visit Harrisons Cutting
- Drive to Talbotville Camping Area (few different ways to get there)
25th March (Bush day 2) - might be a bit of a longer day
- Talbotville Camping Area, up Basalt to Blue Rag and end up Twin Jeep track or around there and find a camp (most likely bush camp, bring a shovel with you)
- People can choose to either head home via Porepunkah / Bright or head home back down via Dargo
Trip is planned to not spend the whole day behind the wheel (although Thursday might be a longer day). I want to camp a bit, see the views, stop anywhere interesting, setup camp early if possible, get a fire going and actually relax away from work and the busy life. We will have 2 FULL days of bush, so hopefully plenty of time to explore. Hopefully tracks and campsites will be empty as it will be the middle of the week.
I rated trip as MEDIUM / HARD because I never did some of the tracks we will be driving. Tracks WILL be steep and possibly slippery with occasional rock steps etc.
LOW RANGE, GOOD TYRES, RECOVERY GEAR AND A WINCH ARE A MUST.
Depending where you fill up, it might be around 250km to 300km of steep roads, and very steep tracks where your engine will be working very hard in non-stop low range. So please make sure you have enough fuel for the trip. Depending on what fuel your car takes, you might be able to fill up at Dargo - otherwise plan ahead. Once we hit the bush, there will be NO FUEL until Porepunkah / Myrtleford.
PLEASE COME PREPARED
- Electric Winch
- Recovery Gear