Vic / SA Desert Trip

Steve34
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Vic / SA Desert Trip

Unread post by Steve34 » November 12th, 2010, 8:23 pm

Decided to do something different for Melbourne Cup Week this year and head to the Mallee . Left on Sat morning head for Mildura , made it to Avoca just as the storms hit .
Arrived in Mildura mid afternoon and took the kids to NSW for 5 mins :) only to find out that the Old Mail Route along the Murray was closed :mad: .
So off we head to Lock 9 to camp for the first night ( wet and windy )
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Headed up to The Old Customs House for a look not before a problem with my cousins new Troopy
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Wheel nuts decided to depart :o
Second night camp was at the old Shearers Quaters in Sunset National Park
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Lives up to its name :thumb:

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More to come soon

Cheers , Steve .

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Re: Vic / SA Desert Trip

Unread post by ranger2452 » November 12th, 2010, 9:10 pm

lookin good so far mate :)
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Re: Vic / SA Desert Trip

Unread post by nao » November 16th, 2010, 4:43 pm

murray sunset is a great place, we stayed at the shearers hut last year and looking forward to going again

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Re: Vic / SA Desert Trip

Unread post by Steve34 » November 17th, 2010, 6:24 am

Sorry guys , my computer locked me out of the forum for the past 5 days and i just worked it out this morning . :o
Will continue with trip report tonight .

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Re: Vic / SA Desert Trip

Unread post by Steve34 » November 18th, 2010, 4:44 pm

OK , back to it . Went and had a bit of a look at Sunset Crater before heading down Sth Bore track to th Aborigonal Rock Holes
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Me waiting for the rest of the crew to catch up
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From there we took Sunset Track to eventually set up camp 3 at the Pink Lakes .
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Found some mud to have fun in :)
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More soon :)

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Re: Vic / SA Desert Trip

Unread post by Steve34 » November 18th, 2010, 5:15 pm

Had some fun on the way to camp 4 with some really good tracks , after crossing over the Mallee HWY and nearly loosing another wheel off cousins Troopy ( bet he wished he still had the Troll ) we went down Twelve Mile Track .
Settled in to Big Billy Campsite for 2 days for a rest .

Camp at Pink Lakes
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and a Pink Lakes sunset
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Looking down from Big Dune Lookout
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Mav in action
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Camp and visiters
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Half way now . Stay with me ;)

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Re: Vic / SA Desert Trip

Unread post by rumpig » November 18th, 2010, 8:20 pm

keep it coming :thumb:
some nice sunsets out there by the looks of it

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Re: Vic / SA Desert Trip

Unread post by Steve34 » November 18th, 2010, 8:27 pm

Thanks , shame about the photo quality . Neither myself or my daughter were in the zone for great shots .
Gives me a good excuse to go back :thumb:

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Re: Vic / SA Desert Trip

Unread post by vk3aif » March 19th, 2015, 5:53 pm

Resurecting an old thread I know but I am intending heading over to this area the rest of the week after Easter and the Mildura 100 ski race.

Has anybody have any suggestions of absolutely must see, not to be missed places or tracks while I'm there? Looks like I will be travelling alone at this stage so would prefer not to have to do too much digging if I can avoid it but don't mind a little bit.

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