03-Jan-2019 (Thu) to 06-Jan-2019 (Sun) (Alpine National Park - Stratford to Bright, VIC) Medium

James Sandison Organiser: James Sandison (JimmySando) Trip Leader - Level 1

  • Meetup Time: 4:30 PM (Thu, 03-Jan-2019)
  • Meeting Point: Stratford BP 3862
  • Location / Area: W Alpine National Park - Stratford to Bright in VIC
Going3 GOING, 1 Interested
4 adults
TRIP COMPLETED

Trip Summary

Medium - For experienced drivers. You may tackle some tracks with moderate steep and/or rocky/slippery/sandy track sections.

Due to another planned trip not working out I figured that I would make my own last minute , and perhaps others might like to join.

I am planning to take a fairly cruisy 3 night trip through the Alpine National Park from Stratford in East Gippsland to Bright in the ovens Valley. I am not planning to take any crazy tracks, but it pays to be prepared. This is a 3 night trip and you will be required to carry enough fuel, food and water for the entire trip. Decent tyres and a proper spare with all recovery gear is essential.

Thursday 3rd
Plan to meet at the Stratford BP where you can top off your fuel and pick up any last minute items you may require. Plan is to get to the Pinnacles in time for sunset and perhaps dinner then find a spot to camp, perhaps horseyard flats.

Friday 4th
Due to the high forecasted temps I suggest an early start and get driving early an set up camp after completing Zeka Spur near the wonnangatta river

Saturday 5th
I am not particularly familiar with the tracks and camping locations north of Wonnangatta station, so I am thinking we just see how the day goes. I would ideally like to get close to Bright so that Sunday morning we can get into town, fuel up for the drive home and maybe hit a Cafe for some coffee.

Any questions / suggestions please contact me 👌

Proposed route 👉
Shared route
From BP to Porepunkah via C601 and Wonnangatta Rd.

10 hr 33 min (323 km)
10 hr 33 min in current traffic


1. Head north on Princes Hwy/Tyers St/A1 towards Dixon St
2. At the roundabout, continue straight onto Tyers St/C494
3. Turn right onto Stockdale Rd
4. Slight left onto Beverleys Rd
5. Turn left onto Bairnsdale-Dargo Rd/C601
6. Slight left onto Wonnangatta Rd
7. Turn right to stay on Wonnangatta Rd
8. Turn right to stay on Wonnangatta Rd
9. Arrive at location: Billy Goat Bluff Track
10. Head west on Wonnangatta Rd towards Billy Goat Bluff Track
11. Keep left to continue on Billy Goat Bluff Track
12. Turn left onto Pinnacles Rd
13. Arrive at location: The Pinnacles
14. Head west on Pinnacles Rd towards Castle Hill Track
15. Turn right towards Howitt Rd
16. Turn right onto Howitt Rd
17. Turn right onto Dimmick Rd
18. Arrive at location: Dimmick Rd
19. Head south-west on Dimmick Rd towards Howitt Rd
20. Turn right onto Howitt Rd
21. Turn right onto Zeka Spur Track
22. Turn left to stay on Zeka Spur Track
23. Arrive at location: Zeka Spur 4WD Track
24. Head east on Zeka Spur Track towards Wonnangatta Track
25. Turn left onto Wonnangatta Track
26. Continue straight
27. Turn right onto Wonnangatta Track
28. Sharp left onto Van Dammes Track
29. Turn left to stay on Abbeyards Rd
30. Turn right onto S E C Access Track
31. Arrive at location: Dandongadale
32. Head north on S E C Access Track towards Dozer Brown Track
33. Turn right to stay on S E C Access Track
34. Turn left onto Yarrarabula Creek Track
35. Turn right to stay on Yarrarabula Creek Track
36. Continue straight onto Goldies Spur Track
37. Turn right to stay on Goldies Spur Track
38. Turn left
39. Turn left onto Goldies Spur Track
40. Arrive at location: Goldies Spur Track
41. Head east on Goldies Spur Track towards Yarrabuck Track
42. Turn right onto Goldies Spur Rd
43. Turn left onto Buckland Valley Rd
44. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Great Alpine Rd/B500
45. Exit the roundabout onto Great Alpine Rd/B500
46. Turn right onto Station St
47. Turn left onto McConnells Ln
48. Arrive at location: Porepunkah
For the best route in current traffic visit

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=BP&daddr=Billy%20Goat%20Bluff%20Track%20to%3AThe%20Pinnacles%20to%3ADimmick%20Rd%20to%3AZeka%20Spur%204WD%20Track%20to%3ADandongadale%20to%3AGoldies%20Spur%20Track%20to%3APorepunkah&geocode=FVynvP0diEDECCmxK1NRbTcvazGAk00hR-0iFQ%3D%3D%3BFe5Axf0d31HECCkR6ALy6-UlazGDO7zc7jfMAA%3D%3D%3BFUpqxP0dTefDCCld_teAKfslazGwjeYJrUtXRQ%3D%3D%3BFWvTxv0dmbq_CA%3D%3D%3BFVqZyP0dLgu_CCnx0QozXm0mazGY5rk2Fl75Sw%3D%3D%3BFd2czv0daWu-CA%3D%3D%3BFR1uzv0d-_m_CA%3D%3D%3BFV8W0P0dTuvBCCl39PEp158mazHAVaAwpHkFBA%3D%3D&dirflg=d


Requirements

  • CB Radio UHF Channel: To be decided
  • Number of Vehicles: Maximum 6
  • Electric Winch: Recommended
  • Recovery Gear: REQUIRED
  • Additional Note: Hand held or fixed radio
    Decent All Terrain Tyres with good tread at a minimum
    Suspension lift recommended