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Yarra Glen – Toolangi - Narbethong

  • 21 Jan 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Toolangi State forest
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Yarra Glen – Toolangi - Narbethong

Description:   This day trip will commence at Yarra Glen at 9:00 on Sunday morning with a driver briefing at McKenzie Reserve, 45 Bell Street (main street in Yarra Glen).  The reserve is on the left hand side at the northern end of the main street.  We will air down before we start, so please allow yourself some time to do this and to have a coffee if you wish before the start of the trip. 

We will soon be off the bitumen, travelling via the forest back roads to Toolangi and on to the Wirrawilla Rainforest for a short and easy (approx. 2km) walk amongst one of the last remaining stands of Myrtle Beech and Sassafras Rain Forest in Victoria.

After morning tea, we will continue travelling north into the Toolangi State forest to explore some of the 4WD tracks there, before lunch somewhere in the forest.  We will then head to Yea Rock, the former site of a fire tower (and hopefully some views over the tracks recently covered)

A mixture of forest roads and 4WD tracks will take us along the western edge of the Narbethong pine plantation, finishing at the Black Spur Inn – Narbethong, for a coffee before a scenic drive home over the Black Spur and through Healesville.

Weather Should be fine at this time of the year, although there is always the possibility of rain.  Bring appropriate clothing and footwear for a short forest walk.

Equipment:  Well-maintained vehicle with low range, good all terrain tyres, low range, 4WD and reasonable clearance (200mm suggested).  Standard recovery gear including rated recovery points, snatch strap and shackles, dampener, and UHF radio (or one borrowed from the club).

Trip Standard: Easy - medium with some rocky tracks!

Distance: Approximately 85km

Duration: 1 day

Fuel: A full tank ex Melbourne.

Convoy limit: 12 vehicles 

Meeting Arrangements:  9:00 am Sunday morning at the Yarra Glen Bake House (opposite the Yarra Valley Grand Hotel in Yarra Glen).

Trip Leader: Graeme Carter.  If you have any questions then please send me an email at graeme.carter23@bigpond.com or phone 0400 195 932

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