Dargo to Haunted Stream and then some. MEDIUM

, VIC

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I have rated this trip medium as i'm not sure what the tracks will be like.

You must have a mechanically sound vehicle with good Off Road tyres.... NO Highway Tyres.

Last fuel will be at Dargo if its open, so please make sure you have enough for 2-3 days driving.

We will meet up Friday night behind the Dargo Hotel in the free camp area. I will be aiming to be there from about 4pm, so any time after is good. If your able to be there earlier and secure a spot, great.

We will head off towards Gidley trk, Friday Spur, Mt Stevens, Wild Horses and Pheasant Trks and across to Haunted Stream track.
From here not to sure which way we will head, not really familiar with this area so open to suggestion but have some in mind, heading back from the end of Haunted stream.

I will be avoiding the National Parks if I can as I will have the dog with and not interested is another fine.

Please ensure you check in before 12pm Friday 5th March.

Requirement

  • Recovery Gear
  • Marcel (Trail Ape) I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 2 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself only
    GU Patrol (2012 Patrol)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Grant (NRV) I am first-aid qualified I have mechanic skills I had winch training Completed Proficiency training

    GOING
    Myself only
    NVR (2016 MQ Triton)
    • 32" Tyres, 1" Lifted
    • Winch



  • Peter (Stumpy11) Completed Proficiency training

    GOING
    Myself only
    Stumpy11 (2006 GU Coil Cab TD42)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch


  • Ward (ward) Premium Member


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Landcruiser 105 (1999 )
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch


  • Mick (Grey Ranger)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Ford Ranger (2017 Wildtrak)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

Dave (Stoops) Premium Member
Haunted stream track is closed since the fires.
5 days ago
Trip Leader Marcel (Trail Ape) Premium Member
Thanks Dave, Looks like your right, will make some phone call to confirm.

That bloody track is hardly ever open, was really hoping to do it.

Will have to find another good track in the area. Any suggestions ??
5 days ago
James Sandison (JimmySando)
Jump on MapShare and click the more to exp[lore button to check map closures. Haunted Stream is still closed since the bush fires. https://mapshare.vic.gov.au/mapsharevic/
4 days ago
Ray (raunchyray)
yea was going to say, Haunted stream track was closed when we were up early Jan and didnt look like much going on to open it. We went from Ensay to Dargo. A few steep sections but nothing too hard, one car struggled on the top of storer track but not too bad was a bit wet. We did,
Tambo SPur tk
Tambo crossing tk
Ollingtons tk
Sugarloaf tk
Purtle spur tk
Peak Rd
Storer tk
Gidley tk
Dargo river rd

This is pretty much all in state forrest too.
4 days ago
Trip Leader Marcel (Trail Ape) Premium Member
Thanks Ray, very helpful.

So spoke to DELWP today and yes Haunted Stream is closed, from Stirling north. So the southern end is open.
Ray's suggestions looks good and we'll prob do that is reverse and can to the southern end of Haunted Stream still and then head up Stirling track.

DELWP said the track would be close till the end of the year. I really don't get why this track is always closed for so long.
4 days ago
Trip Leader Marcel (Trail Ape) Premium Member
I've opened up 2 more spots.
4 days ago
Dave (Stoops) Premium Member
Yeah I’ve heard Haunted Stream may never open as it’s a high maintenance track.
3 days ago
Spencer (Thebozman)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Sorry, will have to go into work Saturday.
3 days ago
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6 GOING, 3 Interested
8 adults
Trip Date
05-Mar-2021 (Fri) to 08-Mar-2021 (Mon)

Meeting Point
Behind Dargo Hotel - free camp area
4:00 PM (Fri, 05-Mar-2021)

Booking

How many people? 1
Adults
Childrens
Infants