Come and try something different, known for its sand driving and dunes. Another great place to wheel within our state of Victoria. Very beautifully national park that is in every part a scaled down version of our bigger deserts.
The meeting point will be the Langi Ghiran camp ground ruffly 10kms Sth of Ararat (pic#1). Direction are, head 34.0kms Nth out of Beauford on the Western Hwy. turn right onto 'Langi Ghiran Picnic Ground rd'. Travel 1.5kms up the road to the Camp Grounds. To save getting up at 'Stupid oclock' Saturday morning and driving 3hrs to the meeting point a few of us will be heading up Friday afternoon and camping at the meeting point overnight, all are welcome to join us.
Day #1 Saturday
Day #1 will see us leaving the meeting point @ 1000 for the short run to Ararat for a quick take-away coffee then track west to The Grampians where we will explore so of the 4wd track the national park as to offer. I have tried to plan our route to include some of the Grampians scenic points of interest including Boroka Lookout (pic #2) and MacKenzie Falls (pic #3) before departing the Grampians via Wartook Reservoir to whind our way up to Horseshoe Bend camp ground at Little Desert National Park.
Day #2 Sunday
Day #2 will start by breaking camp at 0900 with a drivers briefing to decide the days route. At this stage I haven't planed a route as there is over 400kms of tracks to drive in total within the National Park and with the track report being that most tracks are deep sand I am predicting a few snatches required through out the day. Please keep in mind that the idea of this trip is to explore another of Victoria's Nat Parks and to gain experience in driving in sand for future trips to the Simpson Desert and Fraser Island. The day will end with a Northward trek 72kms to the camp ground at Lake Albacutya on the outskirts of Wyperfeld National Park (Big Desert) where we'll find the dunes. The route will see us pass through Nhill where we can refuel and re supply.
Day #3 Monday
Once again breaking camp and a driver briefing at 0900 to plan out the day. The day should see us head to the dunes to try and get to the top. These dune are renowned for not being as easy as they look and will take more than 1 attempt to make it to the top. Camp is planed to be just s/west of 'Big Dune' for the night where a good fire and afew beers await.
Day #4 Tuesday
Nothing planed for the last day, I will leave it upto the group as to what we do. My best guest would be a slow trip home via scenic land marks and points of interest as we will be 630kms from Melb which Google says is 71/2 hrs.