This 3 day experience gets you into the historic gold fields of yesterday. Some exciting four wheel driving on the first day that takes us over the Pinnacles and down into Talbotville where we camp on the meandering Crooked River. We travel into Wonnangatta Station for a day trip and then back via Wombat Range and Cynthia Spur Track. Great four wheel driving experience for everyone with breath taking scenery. Adult price $990, children 8 years to 14 years $600. Not recommended for children under 12 years.
|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 and onto the Crooked River Road. We will drive along the meandering Crooked River and into Talbotville to set up camp at the perfect site.
Lunch, Dinner provided
After breakfast and some exploring we head in to the historic Wonnangatta Station, where the remains of the original homestead are located and for those of you who like a mystery we will provide some reading material on the Wonnangatta Murders. We will travel along Cynthia Range Track, Wombat Range Track then down the very steep rocky terrain of Herne Spur Track, through the river and onto the station flats for a lunch break at the historic homestead site. Walk down to the river or take a break under the trees at your leisure.
After lunch we will head back to camp, travelling up the Wombat Range Track and back to Talbotville for an afternoon swim/shower and a relax by the camp fire while dinner is prepared.
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.