The Otways Waterfall Adventure MEDIUM

Otways Forest VIC, VIC

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I'll be heading down to the Otways for a waterfall tour before the June gate closures. I grew up in the area and visited all the waterfalls as a kid but haven't been back to the Otways for over 20 years. Loose plan is to meet at Winchlesea and head down to Lorne then make our way to Kalimna Falls on Garvey Track west of Lorne, from here we head west to Lake Elizabeth for a look at this intersting area before getting back in the cab and heading to Stevensons Falls 20 mins further west. Depending on the weather this might be as far as we get on day one so possible camp sites include Lake Elizabeth or Stevensons Fall camp, Lake Elizabeth is quieter. If we make good time I'd like to head into the Aire Valley south of Beech Forest to camp near Hopetoun Falls on the Aire River, although we may need to do this part of the track on Sunday morning. From Beech Forest we'll head up through Gellibrand to Colac and out. 

 

This is a good opportunity for those who like waterfalls, (there will be three really impressive waterfalls to check out) and want to check out this often neglected part of Victoria. There are good, challenging tracks through the Otways but a lot of clay so if it rains you need to be prepared with your own rated recovery gear including at least a reliable long handle shovel, 2 rated shackles, snatch strap and recovery tracks. Electric winch or hand winch are also useful resources, but these should only be required if it rains. There are a few crossings of the Barwon River which should be relatively straight forward but, again, if there is rain beforehand a snorkel is a must, although we will take a safety first common sense approach on all crossings and tracks.

 

A Friday night camp is also an option so let me know if you want to meet Saturday morning or Friday night. 

Requirement

  • Recovery Gear
  • Jono (Varangian) I am first-aid qualified I have mechanic skills

    GOING
    Myself only
    Discovery 3 TDV6 (2008 Discovery)
    • 31" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Trina And Peter (TrinaH)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (18-May-2017 21:47)
    TD42 GU Coil Cab (2006 Patrol)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Rick (Rick T) I am first-aid qualified Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (18-May-2017 16:49)
    3.2 diesel (2013 BT-50)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Dave (Stoops) I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 4 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Driver + 2 AdultsChecked-In (19-May-2017 17:38)
    Jeep Wrangler crd (2009 Jk Wrangler)
    • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Mien And Jack (DutchDuo) I am first-aid qualified Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 4 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (19-May-2017 10:57)
    FJ Cruiser 4.0 L V6 (2015 FJ Cruiser)
    • 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Mick (Gosling1) I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (18-May-2017 12:44)
    Hilux SR5 D4D (2010 Hilux)
    • 31" Tyres
    • Winch

  • Josh (FlexyXJ) I am first-aid qualified I have mechanic skills

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (18-May-2017 19:33)
    4.0 Petrol Jeep XJ (1998 XJ)
    • 33" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch


  • Steve (80_Steve)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    80 Series 1HDT (1992 Landcruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch


  • Alexander (ENDGME)


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    Volkswagen touareg tdi (2005 Touareg)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted

  • Brian (BTD4x4)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Disco 4.6 V8 (1999 Discovery 2)
    • 30" Tyres
    • Winch




  • Michael (Mickm91) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 5 trips)


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    VW Amarok Ultimate (2018 Amarok)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock

  • Isaac (BT50)


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    LC 200 (2018 LC200)
    • 30" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Jack (Dynamic Dutch Duo)


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    Toyota FJ Cruiser (2015 FJ Cruiser)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

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TRIP COMPLETED

7 GOING, 11 Interested
13 adults
Trip Date
20-May-2017 (Sat) to 21-May-2017 (Sun)

Meeting Point
Eastern Reserve, Hopkins Street, Winchlesea
8:30 AM (Sat, 20-May-2017)

TRIP FULL