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R.Pepper – Treks 14 & 15 - Around Anglesea

  • 9 Feb 2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • 10 Feb 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • Anglesea
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Robert Pepper’s 4wd Treks Close To Melbourne – Treks 14 & 15 - Around Anglesea 


As we (well, most of us) are camping at Hammond Rd campsite each day's driving shall start from there.

Saturday 9am from Hammonds heading South towards Aireys Inlet (deferring the 1st leg of Pepper's Trek 14 to the Sunday)

Sunday 9am from Hammonds heading East to Anglesea (on the remaining section of Pepper Trek 14) where we will meet up with anyone staying at at Anglesea. We shall have coffee/breakfast at Minerva & the Bean, 69 Great Ocean Rd, then do Pepper Trip 15

Trip 15 seems fairly short, if we have time we shall head towards Lorne to find some more tracks before finishing.


Description:   Robert Pepper's 4WD Treks close to Melbourne. Treks number 14 & 15. Base camp weekend (2 night camp: Friday 8th and Saturday 9th) near Anglesea. The campsite has toilets and area large enough for camper trailers. Campsites will be un-powered bush sites with basic amenities (drop toilets) bring the family and enjoy driving the magnificent Otway National Park with stunning views from the Great Ocean Road coastline. BYO drinking water.

We are going to attempt to free camp at the Hammond Road Campsite which is a 30 minute drive from Anglesea via Aireys Inlet. Hammonds Road campsite only has 20 spaces and works on a first come, first served basis. Alternatively Anglesea Camping Ground is available at $60 per night.

Hammonds Road: https://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/great-otway-national-park/things-to-do/camping/hammond-road-camp-ground

Anglesea Caravan Park: https://angleseafamilycaravanpark.com.au

A number of us will arrive at Hammonds Road on Friday night and try and spread out to make space for those who can only camp on Saturday night. (Make sure to let us know which nights you are camping so we can try and keep you a spot.)

Trek 14 - "The Otways" Saturday - 9.02.19 - A trip in and out of the Otway's forest and bush areas from the Great Ocean Road. Departing from Anglesea town centre at 9am and concluding in Lorne in the late afternoon. Finally a quick (30min) trip back up the GOR back to camp in Anglesea. The trip will contain some sandy and steeper sections but overall difficulty is medium. 

For the full trek details view the PDF excerpt from Roberts book at the link below


Trek 15- "Inland From Anglesea" Sunday 10.02.19 - Heading north from Anglesea through the lush bushland of Anglesea Heath. Concluding in Winchelsea in the early afternoon for lunch. Return to camp in Anglesea before heading home late afternoon. Driving is mostly forest and unsealed roads and is considered medium difficulty with the occasion rutted section; but should be quite dry at this time of year. 

For the full trek details view the PDF excerpt from Roberts book at the link below


Weather:  Coastal area, can be windy and likely to be hot and sunny. Sun protection and good hydration essential.

Equipment:  Vehicles need to have low range 4WD capability, good all-terrain tyres, standard ground clearance and  UHF radio equipped ( or one borrowed from the club).  Usual recovery gear should be carried. Will likely air up and down a couple of times, air compressor recommended.

Trip Standard: Medium - some steep, low-range hill climbs and some sandy tracks!

Fuel: Full tank of fuel ex Anglesea. Approximately 114kms from Melbourne. Plenty of opportunities to fill up in Anglesea, Lorne and Winchelsea and surrounding areas during the weekend.   


Trek 14 = 74kms, mostly high range driving with sections of low range. 

Trek 15 = 50kms, mostly high range driving with sections of low range.

Duration: 2 days

Convoy limit: 10 vehicles  

Meeting arrangements:  ChandPlan to arrive Friday afternoon/evening for a 9am departure from Minerva and the Bean Coffee Shop at 69 Great Ocean Rd in the Anglesea Shopping Centre. Same goes for Sunday. We will aim to finish about 4.00pm in Anglesea.   

Trip Leaders: 

Trek 14 Saturday - Cory Keating 0499 101 838 corytkeating@gmail.com 

Trek 15 Sunday - Travis Mason 0425 340 675 travis.mason@gmail.com

Trek Managers: Jo Thyer 0411 028 090 jo@tmn.com.au and Kenny Macleod 0421 952 540 kenny@scotel.com

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