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    Has anyone driven through the area in far E Victoria?.
    I assume it would involve quite a bit of unsealed road travel, so what condition were they in, what minimum ground clearance would suffice and what were the highlights?.
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    Visit and Explore | Environment East Gippsland Inc

    Sounds like a call Parks Victoria maybe the best option.

    I've never visited there myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    Visit and Explore | Environment East Gippsland Inc

    Sounds like a call Parks Victoria maybe the best option.

    I've never visited there myself.
    Yeah, thatís the likely outcome.


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    It can't be that bad.

    In those situations I just back my driving and my vehicle and go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Wilkinson View Post
    It can't be that bad.

    In those situations I just back my driving and my vehicle and go.

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    Iíd like to take the Astra and get some more kms on it.
    A bit over 100 mms ground clearance is the issue Iím concerned about as I quite like logging roads.


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    I would prefer something a bit more substantial than an Astra, but even an Astra ought to manage. The tricky bits might well be few in number and short in length, and a small amount of slow and careful driving will not appreciably inconvenience you. I have taken standard vehicles over some pretty awful roads with little damage. And if you do find something you can't negotiate, you just have to turn around and go back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Wilkinson View Post
    I would prefer something a bit more substantial than an Astra, but even an Astra ought to manage. The tricky bits might well be few in number and short in length, and a small amount of slow and careful driving will not appreciably inconvenience you. I have taken standard vehicles over some pretty awful roads with little damage. And if you do find something you can't negotiate, you just have to turn around and go back.

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    Hahahaha , youíre probably younger with a stronger back.
    Iíve grown feathers with age.

    Ps, donít forget the vast majority wonít even tackle an unsealed road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagaman View Post
    Hahahaha , you’re probably younger with a stronger back.
    I’ve grown feathers with age.

    Ps, don’t forget the vast majority won’t even tackle an unsealed road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    Easy! Fly over the rough bits.

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    take a proper car and you'll be fine .... A nice citroen CX or DS will do fine. You don't need a 4wd for gravel roads (unless its really muddy ... in which case a big heavy 4wd it going to tear up the tracks pretty badly).

    Worse case is you turn around and come back if you think there si something you know you shouldn't/can't drive across!

    The older car the better. They aren't fragile like they look ....... As the bad gravel roads are what existed when the cars were made new!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    take a proper car and you'll be fine .... A nice citroen CX or DS will do fine. You don't need a 4wd for gravel roads (unless its really muddy ... in which case a big heavy 4wd it going to tear up the tracks pretty badly).

    Worse case is you turn around and come back if you think there si something you know you shouldn't/can't drive across!

    The older car the better. They aren't fragile like they look ....... As the bad gravel roads are what existed when the cars were made new!

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    Lovely area , roads can be very greasy after rain , watch out for wildlife and govt vehicles who know the roads most of which are narrow. Log trucks in the area, be prepared to give them the road as they cant get off
    Gunmark Rd to rainforest walk is ok , Greens road to Club terrace is course well packed gravel for much of it.
    all tracks are well marked but do take a good map.
    Signed walks off the Bonang hwy (sealed for most of it) are worth the effort but expect leeches if wet!!

    Bendoc pub is closest accommodation. Petrol only at Delegate and Orbost , don't rely on phone coverage

    mcKillops bridge to the west is worth it , but be warned road from Wulgulmerang is very narrow with 1000ft drops and no fences .
    little river falls worth the stop

    have lots of fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpine View Post
    Lovely area , roads can be very greasy after rain , watch out for wildlife and govt vehicles who know the roads most of which are narrow. Log trucks in the area, be prepared to give them the road as they cant get off
    Gunmark Rd to rainforest walk is ok , Greens road to Club terrace is course well packed gravel for much of it.
    all tracks are well marked but do take a good map.
    Signed walks off the Bonang hwy (sealed for most of it) are worth the effort but expect leeches if wet!!

    Bendoc pub is closest accommodation. Petrol only at Delegate and Orbost , don't rely on phone coverage

    mcKillops bridge to the west is worth it , but be warned road from Wulgulmerang is very narrow with 1000ft drops and no fences .
    little river falls worth the stop

    have lots of fun
    Thanks.....weíve done the Alpine to Benambra then Limestone Rd to Wulgulmerang - McKillops Bridge descent (MX5) .
    Have Rooftops and Hema (Far E Gippsland)....C4P with 150mm ground clearance should suffice.


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