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Grampians National Park base camp

  • 26 Jan 2018
  • 9:00 AM
  • 28 Jan 2018
  • 2:00 PM
  • Grampians National Park - Boreang Campground
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Grampians National Park  base camp  26-28 January 2018 

Description:  Base camp in the Grampians National Park staying at the Boreang Campground in the heart of the Grampians, some 16 km west of Halls Gap  Access is through  Halls Gap, which is 250 km and 3 hours from Melbourne.   Attendees will be given details of the route from Halls Gap to the campground after registration. The direct road into the campground is narrow and windy and  not suitable for caravans. A longer road in from the west can be used for caravan access.   

We will be doing off road  day trips on Friday and Saturday, with a half day trip on Sunday for those interested. The trip was  undertaken 2 years ago with an intention to now travel on some of the other roads and  tracks where possible to those travelled on the previous trip . We will visit Aboriginal art sites, scenic lookouts,  waterfalls and historical  mining areas and other areas of relevance to the history of the Grampians. The trips are  within the Parks Victoria Grampians Drive Iconic 4WD Adventures.  The best map is the Grampians SV map.

 

The campground has allocated campsites booked through the Parks Victoria website suitable for tents, camper tailers or off road caravans. There are non- flush toilets to a good standard. Water needs to be brought in. Fireplaces are provided.

 

It is at the end of, but still in the school holidays and being a long weekend, sites will need to be booked as soon as possible. If wishing to attend this trip, please register as soon as possible on the club website but no later than Friday  22  December. Following registration the trip leader will contact the attendee to then make a booking.  The sites accommodate up to 6  people and one vehicle per site with a fee for additional vehicles so sites can have multiple families if preferred. Sites are $29.30 per night including one vehicle . Additional vehicle is $9.70 per night or additional two vehicles is $19.40 per night.

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Equipment:  Vehicles need to have low range 4WD capability with good all-terrain tyres and  UHF radio equipped ( or one borrowed from the club). Usual recovery gear should be carried.  

Trip Standard: Easy to medium. The majority of the tracks are graded  easy with some medium graded tracks.

Fuel

Convoy limit: 12 vehicles  

Meeting Arrangements:  9.00 am Friday morning at Boreang Campground

Trip Leaders:  Graeme Allen 0477488434 or graeme.allen86@gmail.com  



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