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  • 1 Oct 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Exploring the Brisbane Ranges

Bacchus Marsh to Anakie

Date and time: 10:00am to 4.00pm, Saturday 1st Ocober 2022

Description: We will leave from the back of the FoodWorks car park at 1-9 Bennet Street, Bacchus Marsh.

This trail follows the Robert Pepper trek through the Brisbane Ranges National Park. It is an easy trail, unsealed and suitable for Classic vehicles and AWD.

We will leave Bacchus Marsh to travel to the north end of the Brisbane Ranges heading along the twisty drive to admire the various views to Melbounre and Geelong along the way. There will be an opportunity to see wildlife or wildflowers such as grevillea, velvet daisy-bush, wattles, hakeas and orchids.

There are various saw mills and mine sites to see and at the end of the ranges lies the historic gold mine town of Steiglitz which we can explore.

Leaving Steiglitz we travel down a valley to Anakie. If time permits and if anyone is interested we can walk the Anakie Gorge.

Here you can continue to Geelong and Princess Hwy to Melbourne or back to Bacchus Marsh to the Western Hwy.

Trip Standard: The trip is rated as easy.  The road is unsealed and twisting but is suitable for Classic vehicles and AWD.

Food: Bring morning tea and a picnic lunch and water.

Weather: At this time of year it could be cold and wet or the best of spring weather. Review the weather forecast leading up to the trip to ensure you have the appropriate clothing, footwear (for walks)

Equipment: A well-maintained vehicle with normal road tyres are OK for this trip (All Terrain tyres would be preferred), UHF radio.  Recovery gear is not mandatory, but if you have it, bring your standard recovery gear including, rated snatch strap, shackles and a shovel.

No pets or firearms as it is a National Park.

Fuel: Fuel is available at Bacchus Marsh

Distance: Bacchus Marsh is approximately 58kms from Melbourne CBD. The trip is about 62kms to Anakie.

Duration: One Day

Convoy limit: 10 vehicles

Passengers & non-member participation: If you wish to bring a passenger that is not a partner or your child,  they must be registered as Temporary Members to join the trip. See our website for details.
Temporary (Guest) Membership

Temporary Members are NOT allowed to drive with out speaking to the Trip Leader first. This is to ensure that the driver and vehicle are sufficiently prepared for the trip.

Meeting arrangements:We will meet at the Foodworks carpark at Bacchus Marsh (1-9 Bennett Street). Good coffee, breakfast, cakes and sandwiches at Baby Black Espresso bar but can be busy on a Saturday morning.

Trip Leader: Bart Dixon on 0411 460 361 or bdixonau@gmail.com.

Please contact the Trip Leader if you are unsure of any of the requirements for this trip.

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