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R.Pepper – Treks 2 & 9 - Wombat Wanderings & Lerderderg Sojourn

  • 3 Feb 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wombat State Forest & Lerderderg State Park
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Robert Pepper’s 4wd Treks Close To Melbourne – Treks 2 & 9 - Wombat Wanderings & Lerderderg Sojourn 

Description:  We will be running trek 9 first and then onto trek 2 as 9 will finish in Blackwood and 2 will start in Blackwood.  These two Treks will be combined in a one-day trip on Sunday 3rd February 2019.

Trek 9 – Lerderderg Sojourn (approx. 50kms) – Bacchus Marsh to Blackwood (Medium) In the morning we will commence in Bacchus Marsh and then head north on the black top to the Lerderderg State Park. This trek follows O’Briens Rd, past O’Briens Crossing, onto Morning Star Tack and then into Blackwood for our lunch stop.

Trek 2 - Wombat Wanderings (approx. 30kms) - Blackwood to Daylesford (Easy).  After lunch we head out of Blackwood and wind our way briefly on the black top into a valley for an Easy afternoon mainly on forest roads. We head onto the Wombat Forest Drive, which more or less follows the Lerderderg River.  Later we pass Wombat Creek Picnic Area before arriving in Daylesford.

Weather:  This time of year, we would expect it to be quite warm to very hot so ensure you bring plenty of water, sunscreen and a hat!

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:  Medium (9) some difficult sections including, low-range.  Easy (2) forest roads

Fuel:  Full tank ex Melbourne / fuel available in Bacchus Marsh

Distance: Total – approx. 260km Treks 9 & 2 – total approx. 80km Melbourne to Bacchus Marsh – approx. 60kms.   Daylesford to Melbourne – approx. 120kms.

Duration:  1 day

Convoy limit:  10 vehicles

Meeting arrangements:  We will depart at 9am from Bacchus Marsh from the front of Jimmy’s Fish Shop, 171 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh. There is a place opposite, Angelo’s bakery, where you can grab a coffee before we go. We will finish about 4pm in Daylesford.

Trip Leader:  Gary Tinner 0414 742 701 gary.tinner@visaexecutive.com

Trek Manager:  Graeme Allen 0477 488 434 graeme.allen86@gmail.com


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