High Country - Woods Point to Porepunkah

StartClick to Reverse the Dynamic Map and Driving NotesWoods Point
FinishPorepunkah
DifficultyDifficulty 4.5/5
Suitable For4WD 
Distance279.45 km
Minimum Days4
Average Speed28.54 km/hr
Travel Time9 hrs 47 mins
Page Updated: 1 Dec 2016
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Description

The purpose of tackling this track is to save a very round-about trip, shaving numerous days off your excursion if you wish to get from Woods Point to the far north-east of the High Country in the shortest possible distance. This route enables you to travel directly from Woods Point to Wonnangatta Valley in 3 days, experiencing challenging 4WDing, ever-changing mountain scenery, historic cattleman's huts and peaceful rivers throughout the entire journey.

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Environment

This route ventures deep into alpine country so seasonal track closures during winter will render this trip impassable at times. Signs and locked gates will confirm closures. Also see Parks Vic for further details.

In the high altitudes (1500m) you'll see Snow Gums and wildflowers; whilst in the lower altitudes you'll drive beneath the rainforest canopy with ferns fringing the track. The ever-changing altitude and scenery is a large part of the delight of a 4WD adventure through the Victorian High Country.
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Preparation

MUST READ: You are strongly encouraged to read the following articles prepared by the knowledge experts at ExplorOz for your safety and preparation before undertaking any published ExplorOz Trek - Outback Safety, Outback Driving Tips, Outback Communications, and Vehicle Setup for the Outback.

This route is definately not the faint-hearted and should only be attempted by very confident 4WDrivers (and passengers). Definately no trailers - due to extreme hill climbs, ruts and virtually no opportunties for reversing.

Fuel Supplies & Usage

Fuel Symbol Only limited fuel at Woods Point.
DieselULPLPG
4cyl 39 litres4cyl 45 litres4cyl 56 litres
6cyl 28 litres *6cyl 51 litres6cyl 49 litres
8cyl 43 litres8cyl 46 litres
Usage is averaged from recorded data (* specific to this trek) and calculated based on trek distance.

Best Time To Visit

Best during summer - for wildflowers and access. Some tracks along this route are subject to seasonal closures during winter.

Closest Climatic Station

Mount Buller
Distance from Trek Mid Point 12.76km W
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C17.317.114.19.96.33.21.42.14.88.412.414.4
Mean Min. °C8.88.96.63.61.1-1.2-2.7-2.4-0.81.24.86.0
Mean Rain mm72.778.679.5103.8131.0147.1163.5150.4149.4142.8127.595.5
    Best time to travel      Ok time to travel      Travel NOT recommended

Services & Supplies

All supplies, food and fuel for the distance should be carried, noting that Woods Point is not a reliable outlet for large fills.

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What to See

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Where to Stay

Scott Reserve - large designated campground just out of Woods Point settlement.
Bush camp at bottom of Weber Spur Tk on junction of Goulburn/Black Rivers
Bush camp on Lazarini Spur Tk - good site
Wren's Flat - large area for bush camping and vandalised hut off Mt Sunday Tk
Average/poor bush camp on Jamieson River off Low Saddle Rd
Beveridge National Park - extensive camping options alongside riverfront with access for all vehicles and trailers and caravans.

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Directions

Woods Point to Burnt Camp
Driving: 14.29 km
Heading: 45°
Avg Speed: 19.87 km/hr
EST Time: 43:09
Burnt Camp to Lazarinis Spur Tk & Champion Spur Tk
Driving: 7.23 km
Heading: 44°
Avg Speed: 16.66 km/hr
EST Time: 26:02
Lazarinis Spur Tk & Champion Spur Tk to Heyfield Jamieson Rd & Lazarinis Spur Tk
Driving: 8.95 km
Heading: 65°
Avg Speed: 34.15 km/hr
EST Time: 15:43
Heyfield Jamieson Rd & Lazarinis Spur Tk to Mount Skene
Driving: 6.47 km
Heading: 356°
Avg Speed: 41.02 km/hr
EST Time: 09:27
Mount Skene to Heyfield Jamieson Rd (Camp/Picnic Area)
Driving: 1.22 km
Heading: 246°
Avg Speed: 29.64 km/hr
EST Time: 02:28
Heyfield Jamieson Rd (Camp/Picnic Area) to Heyfield Jamieson Rd (Camp/Picnic Area & Lookout)
Driving: 4.48 km
Heading: 323°
Avg Speed: 45.75 km/hr
EST Time: 05:52
Heyfield Jamieson Rd (Camp/Picnic Area & Lookout) to Wrens Flat Hut
Driving: 21.49 km
Heading: 14°
Avg Speed: 37.82 km/hr
EST Time: 34:05
Wrens Flat Hut to Mt Sunday Rd, Jamieson River
Driving: 0.32 km
Heading: 150°
Avg Speed: 6.15 km/hr
EST Time: 03:07
Mt Sunday Rd, Jamieson River to The Dog Kennel Campsite
Driving: 20.22 km
Heading: 79°
Avg Speed: 19.43 km/hr
EST Time: 01:02:26
The Dog Kennel Campsite to River Campsite
Driving: 5.74 km
Heading: 337°
Avg Speed: 14.63 km/hr
EST Time: 23:32
River Campsite to Riverside Camps
Driving: 12.27 km
Heading: 40°
Avg Speed: 19.03 km/hr
EST Time: 38:41
Riverside Camps to Lovick's Hut
Driving: 21.86 km
Heading: 57°
Avg Speed: 25.85 km/hr
EST Time: 50:44
Lovick's Hut to Scenic Lookout
Driving: 2.16 km
Heading: 45°
Avg Speed: 13.97 km/hr
EST Time: 09:16
Scenic Lookout to Bluff Tk & King Billy Tk & Brocks Rd
Driving: 3 km
Heading: 150°
Avg Speed: 15.27 km/hr
EST Time: 11:47
Bluff Tk & King Billy Tk & Brocks Rd to Peters Ck, King Billy Track
Driving: 6.5 km
Heading: 93°
Avg Speed: 13.04 km/hr
EST Time: 29:54
Peters Ck, King Billy Track to King Billy Tk (Collapsed Log Bridge)
Driving: 1.39 km
Heading: 30°
Avg Speed: 12.33 km/hr
EST Time: 06:45
King Billy Tk (Collapsed Log Bridge) to Howitt Hut
Driving: 9.47 km
Heading: 123°
Avg Speed: 30.9 km/hr
EST Time: 18:23
Howitt Hut to Zeka Spur Tk
Driving: 7.97 km
Heading: 356°
Avg Speed: 30.43 km/hr
EST Time: 15:42
Zeka Spur Tk to Half Way Camp
Driving: 6.37 km
Heading: 65°
Avg Speed: 21.4 km/hr
EST Time: 17:51
Half Way Camp to Dry River, Wonnangatta (Campsite)
Driving: 12.56 km
Heading: 97°
Avg Speed: 26.69 km/hr
EST Time: 28:14
Dry River, Wonnangatta (Campsite) to Campsites along Wonnangatta River
Driving: 3.3 km
Heading: 126°
Avg Speed: 30.24 km/hr
EST Time: 06:32
Campsites along Wonnangatta River to Duffys & HorsePaddock Camps
Driving: 0.9 km
Heading: 146°
Avg Speed: 18.09 km/hr
EST Time: 02:59
Duffys & HorsePaddock Camps to Wonnangatta Homestead Site
Driving: 0.66 km
Heading: 281°
Avg Speed: 14.8 km/hr
EST Time: 02:40
Wonnangatta Homestead Site to Wonnangatta River, Wonnangatta Tk
Driving: 8.18 km
Heading: 117°
Avg Speed: 23.27 km/hr
EST Time: 21:05
Wonnangatta River, Wonnangatta Tk to Hart Spur Tk & Humffray Tk & Wombat Spur Tk
Driving: 2.54 km
Heading: 55°
Avg Speed: 20.26 km/hr
EST Time: 07:31
Hart Spur Tk & Humffray Tk & Wombat Spur Tk to Mount Sarah Scenic Reserve
Driving: 15.34 km
Heading: 26°
Avg Speed: 26.76 km/hr
EST Time: 34:23
Mount Sarah Scenic Reserve to Beveridges Station Information
Driving: 34.22 km
Heading: 358°
Avg Speed: 44.9 km/hr
EST Time: 45:43
Beveridges Station Information to Beveridges Station
Driving: 3.46 km
Heading: 311°
Avg Speed: 43.72 km/hr
EST Time: 04:44
Beveridges Station to Buckland Bridge
Driving: 24.34 km
Heading: 338°
Avg Speed: 53.63 km/hr
EST Time: 27:13
Buckland Bridge to Brookside
Driving: 6.86 km
Heading: 29°
Avg Speed: 69.32 km/hr
EST Time: 05:56
Brookside to Porepunkah
Driving: 5.69 km
Heading: 24°
Avg Speed: 65.72 km/hr
EST Time: 05:11
Distance is GPS recorded distance based on the travel mode shown (Driving, Straight, Cycling, Walking etc), Direction is straight line from start to end, Avg Speed & EST Time is calculated from GPS data.

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