Wyperfeld and Lake Mungo
Date and time: Friday 10th April – Tuesday 14th April 2020 (Easter)
Description: This a base camp trip in two parts;
Part 1: Arriving in Wyperfeld on Good Friday (10th April 2020) and camping at Wonga camp ground on 10th, 11th. And 12th. April. You have the option to return to Melbourne on the Monday or continue on with Part 2 of the trip.
Part 2: Pack up and travel to Lake Mungo on Mon 13th. April. Camp at Mungo on Mon night and explore the area Mon afternoon and Tue, Returning back to Melbourne either Tue night or Wed.
Note: When signing up, please indicate if you are intending to come to Lake Mungo or just the Wyperfeld part of the trip.
Wonga camp ground about 40km west of Hopetoun, just follow the signs to Wyperfeld National Park. It is a National Park, so no pets, firearms etc. are allowed. The plan is to meet at Wyperfeld Wonga camp around Lunch time on Good Friday. And maybe do a walk from the camp ground leaving at 2.30 pm for those interested. Saturday we will drive north to Snow drift sand due and up to the pink lakes if time permits. Sunday will be a long day travelling west and we will need an early start.
The Campground is quite large and well spread out and I will try and arrive early and find a spot big enough for the group, my car is a Black Land Rover Discovery 4 and I have an Ultimate camper trailer.
The Camp ground has drop toilets but you will need to bring your own water for drinking and washing. These days there are no rubbish bins so we need to take our rubbish out with us.
There are fire pits in Wonga but we are asked to bring your own fire wood and not collect it in the Park
Please note that there is no mobile reception once you reach the campground
Wonga Campground; Bookings can be made on line at Parks Victoria website. Note: you can book up to 6 people and 3 cars per site.
Lake Mungo; Entry fee is $8/car /day and camping fee is $8.50 /person/night. I will find out if we need to make a group booking otherwise its pay on entry.
There is an optional guided walk of the Walls of China ($50/person)
We plan to do the self-drive tour of Mungo on the Tue. (Easy Standard)
Temporary Members & Guests: Please ensure that any guests are signed up as Temporary Members, this can be done using the “Join Us tab “on the club website.
Personal details forms can be found on the club website under the Member’s area.
Weather: Warm days and cold nights are the norm but be prepared for all conditions
Equipment: Well-maintained vehicle with low range, good clearance (200mm minimum recommended), good all terrain tyres (60 profile minimum recommended), recovery points, standard recovery gear including dampener, rated snatch strap and shackles, shovel and UHF radio (or one borrowed from the club).
No pets or firearms
Trip Standard: Easy to Medium depending on weather. The tracks are mostly sand and these can have deep soft patches but for the most part they are not too difficult.
Fuel: Fuel is available at Hopetoun and Rainbow. Our Sat. trip will leave from the camp ground so please fill up before you arrive. Sunday will pass by Rainbow where fuel is available.
Distance: The travel distances can be relatively long (200km + per day), we will have appropriate stops for morning tea, lunch and points of interest.
Duration: 10 -14 April 2020
Convoy limit: 8. It’s a base camp with easy access; Suitable for camper tailers.
Meeting arrangements: We plan to meet at Wonga camp ground Friday 10th April (Good Friday) at about lunch time, for those that want to do the walk from the camp ground please arrive by 2.00pm.
Trip Leaders: John Cunning, mobile phone No. 0488018070.