20180324 Woodford Tracks
09-01-2018, 08:23 PM,
#1
20180324 Woodford Tracks
Saturday 24th - 25th March 2018.
Weekend away OR Sunday for day trippers.
Hopefully will have Sirlezz? able to join us for this trip as he been able to explore some of tracks in this area with the corroboree.
Meeting times for Saturday (and Sunday for day trippers) and camping location to be discussed.
Regards
Kris
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10-01-2018, 01:09 PM,
#2
RE: 20180324 Woodford Tracks
Looking at going on this trip as well.

Big Grin
Happy 4wding

Steve (Weathermen)

President  2014 - 2017
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11-01-2018, 11:41 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-01-2018, 07:37 PM by sirlezz.)
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RE: 20180324 Woodford Tracks
Okay I found the track routes and booklet  I was given a year ago – yahoo Big Grin  The Track Options in the booklet were rated on the 2016 Corroboree weekend as Extreme, Very Hard, Hard, Medium and Easy
I am suggesting that we do Hard and or Medium as they will cater for everyone and still challenge your driving skills and you wouldn't wanna do easy as you could take a Suzuki Hatch on those drives and that isn't why we got a 4wd

Hard – these are the two I went on and their descriptions but there are a lot more too

  1. James Alpin McPherson's hideout - The wild Scotchman might not have joined a bushranging gang if he had stopped to enjoy the scenery that you will enjoy on the first part of the trip. A nice scenic drive will get you there but to get back home you will first have to tackle the steep descents and creek crossing that leads to medium ascents with a few rough tracks thrown in as well
  2. Boggo Road – Like its name sake this track has a little bit of everything to keep you entertained from deep ruts mud of varying depths rock step ups loose shale, steep inclines and declines and some narrow tracks, Just make sure your choose to freedom carefully as picking the wrong one could end up with you having a little bity of new body art or a mud pack that you didn't have on the way in
Medium – this is the one I went on it is a little way out of Woodford but was fun to do and a good day out
  1. Ben Hall run – You will be able to see where you are going and where you have been, but the fun is in the bit in-between. You have options on this one, to navigate through some steep inclines and declines, some mud and a water crossing or choose to take the alternative bypass tracks in abundance. Just remember if you decide on the challenge then wheel placement is important as there are a couple of tricky corners
If we go for the one night camping or two night we have options

Camping options two provided


Cruice Park Free only one night
This is a well shaded and popular site just 4km out of Woodford, just before the main D’Aguilar Highway intersection. It is technically a rest area, but they permit 20 Hour Stays. There are several areas scattered throughout, some on level ground and some not so level. There are some nice grass areas available also. You have the choice of shaded sites, or out in the open if you need to use your solar panels.
Access is easy and it accommodates all size vehicles including Big Rigs. There is plenty of space to manoeuvre.
There is a new amenities block with toilets only, located right next to the old one which is still also in use. They are kept clean and maintained daily. There is a small water tanks for fresh drinking water and a small shelter for BBQÕs. There is also a great children playground. At night there is some highway noise, but not often.
There is a nice backdrop of rolling hills and mountains from the flat pad on the top of the site. There is also a small area that is cordoned off and well marked. They do not permit camping in this area due to treated water used in the area.
There is no charge for the use of this facility, so if you are staying at this site we encourage you to help keep it clean, and please visit and support the nearest town or village.
Whilst this area is technically a Rest Area, the Department of Transport has permitted the use of this particular Rest Area for Overnight Stays. Time limits do apply and are stipulated in our features below, but there should also be signs available on site to indicate this.

Woodford Showgrounds fees apply but can do two nights
camping area is flat and grassy with access for all sizes of rigs and tents. The campground is available all year round with a maximum time limit of 7 days. Powered and unpowered sites are available with clean and tidy facilities. Dogs are welcome at the site but owners should be responsible. Supermarkets and other shops are within walking distance.
FEES & BOOKINGS
$10.00 first person powered site
$ 7.00 first person un-powered site
$ 5.00 each additional person per site (powered or un-powered)
Children under the age of 5 years old are free
Thanks
Les
Secretary 2012/2017
Ham VK4FAEB
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15-01-2018, 03:53 PM,
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RE: 20180324 Woodford Tracks
Thanks Les.
Happy 4wding

Steve (Weathermen)

President  2014 - 2017
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