National Parks

Day 159 – Murray-Sunset National Park

murray-sunset national park

Murray-Sunset Mallee Country Leaving Underbool I head west along the Mallee highway towards Linga. A short drive and I crossed the railroad and hit the gravel road heading north in to Pink Lakes. These are a famous feature of Murray-Sunset national park, with a pretty interesting history. Lakes Hardy and Crosbie were two along the main road in. Despite being …

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Day 157 – Wyperfeld National Park

Wyperfeld National Park

Wyperfeld Mallee Country I spent a night in Nhill before heading towards Yaapeet, then north to the Main Entrance Rd into Wyperfeld National Park. This is Mallee country. A 4wd is a necessity to really explore the park. I began by stopping at the Wonga campgrounds to visit the information hut and explore. The Eastern Lookout was next providing excellent …

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Day 154 – Little Desert National Park

Little Desert National Park

A Desert Only In Name I spent 2 days exploring Little Desert National Park. It was a spur of the moment decision to take the drive through. The Quades Rd in gradually changed from bitumen, to gravel, then to sand. Once I reached the park boundary I pulled up and deflated my tyres ready to tackle the sandy tracks that …

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Day 150 – Grampians National Park

grampians national park

Rugged Mountains and Wild Walks Northwards I arrive at Dunkeld, the gateway to the Grampians National Park in western Victoria. I took the Grampians Tourist Rd in and began hiking up the various mountain tracks. There are plenty of stunning mountains to see and climb. Mount Sturgeon was the first I tackled, taking a good 3 hour round trip. Some …

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Day 126 – Fort Nepean Mornington

fort nepean

I headed in to Mornington to drop my car off at a Land Rover specialist to give my Defender a meticulous service and check over in preparation for my intended trip across the Simpson Desert in several weeks time. Unfortunately as it turned out there was plenty to do including rebuild the front swivel hubs and replace the turbocharger. This …

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Day 114 – Wilsons Promontory National Park

wilsons promontory national park

Wilsons Promontory – a Wombat friendly wilderness Wilsons Promontory national park was a short drive from Foster to the parks entrance. The main road in is sealed and the side tracks are all good condition gravel, although some highly corrugated all are 2wd accessable. My first stop was at Darby Beach. It was here the trip in was made totally …

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Day 100 – Snowy River Victoria

Snowy River

Leaving Jindabyne I head south down Barry Way through the southern section of Kosciusko National Park. I spent a few nights camped at Jacobs River beside a beautiful flowing creek. A little further on and I catch my first glimpse of the once mighty Snowy River. This is now a trickle of its former self as much of the water …

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