Blue Rag Range puts you on top of the world, or makes you feel that way at least. When the weather is perfect we will have spectacular views across the high country. By night we will camp at the foot of the mountains on the Crooked River in the historical gold fields. Lots of river crossings and exciting four wheel driving that really shows what our vehicles are capable of. Sleeping under the stars is an experience you will never forget.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Traralgon, VIC|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 20 mins before departure time.|
|NOTE||Sleeping bags available for purchase|
Day 1: Departure
We travel from Traralgon via Briagolong to the Pinnacles where we take a short walk and enjoy the magnificent view of the coast and the mountains from the Fire Lookout Tower. We then head down the steep and rocky Billy Goats Bluff Track and onto the Crooked River Road. Through to Eaglevale and up the steep Eaglevale Track, onto Station Track which takes us passed the historical Talbotville racetrack and down to the river to locate our camp site for the two nights.
Lunch, Dinner provided
Today we head off to Mount Blue Rag for the magnificent views to the south which leaves you feeling on top of the world. We will go via South Basalt Knob Track to the Blue Rag Range Spur Track, exciting 4 wheel driving that everyone will love. Lunch will be on the top of the mountain which provides an awesome backdrop for photos.
After lunch we will travel back to Talbotville on the high plains road, stopping at scenic lookouts along the way.
The afternoon can be spent relaxing by the river or campfire and taking in the beautiful surrounds.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner provided
After a hearty cooked breakfast, we pack up camp and wind our way through the river crossings and up Bulltown Spur Track to the historical township site of Grant. Grant was once known as the ‘capital’ of the Crooked River Goldfields, in 1861 there were more than 700 prospectors working the Crooked River fields and Grant was the supply centre with a population of more than 2000 people.
After some exploring we head on to Dargo which was surveyed in 1864 and settled in the years that followed. Originally as a supply centre for the mine fields however it was not dependent on mining as the river flats were suitable for agriculture. Today it has a local store, hotel and a variety of accommodation places and is home to the Dargo Walnut Festival.
Time for a stop and some refreshments at the Dargo Hotel before making our way back to Traralgon.
Breakfast, Lunch included.