High Country 4wd Tag Along Tour
the Australian 4x4 Tag Along Tours High Country 4wd tag
along trip as we travel through this beautiful Australian
region visiting some of the regions well known landmarks including
Wonnangatta, The Pinnacles and Dargo, and some of those not
so well known with the days drives being balanced between driving
some of the easier tracks to some of the iconic High Country 4wd,
low range, tracks.
Our 4wd tag along tours are relaxed and are not full of rules and
regulations. We don't sit for hours in camp either but, instead,
experience well balanced days of sight seeing - we don't
believe that you will find better value anywhere else. Some of the
people that have been with us on these trips have come back again
and again and again, all have left having experienced a memorable
trip and one that they will remember fondly for many years to
Come on an adventure of a lifetime on this 4wd tag along tour,
your tour leader, John Cantrell, is very passionate about the High
Country and has an extensive knowledge of the region, its
terrain, its tracks and its alternative routes. He has
decades of 4wd driving experience both in Australia and
overseas, sometimes in very remote areas, and is one of New South
Wales leading 4wd driver trainers, so if you are not that
experienced and need some help and advice you are traveling with
the right person.
This High Country 4x4 tag along tour will be breathtaking in views
with pleasant evenings camped alongside a river and daily driving
that will see us viewing stunning and spectacular countryside as
we alternate between driving valleys and their many water
crossings to traversing ridge lines and their unique views.
As we set off from Harrietville at around 8.30am on day one you
can look forward to various track types, including some steep,
some rough, some good, some not so good, lots of river and creek
crossings, weather permitting, and stops at some of the Victorian
High Country's famous and some undiscovered attractions.
Not long after leaving Harrietville we will be on a gravel road
and a few minutes later will be selecting low range as we prepare
for our trip south, on the back tracks, to Talbotville for lunch
and thereafter to our campsite beyond, but not before we encounter
a steep ascent up the mountain and steep down the other side. The
views only one of these tracks is amazing and will give an insight
on what is planned for later on in the trip.
The views on one of the afternoon tracks will give a clear
perspective of the type of terrain that we have covered so far.
At our campsite you can have a relaxing swim, go for a walk or
simply veg out. Even though this is only day one you will have
already experienced breathtaking scenery, a variety of tracks and
you would have passed through historic gold mining country as well
as rich pastoral land.
Camp firesin the evening are part of the deal, fire restrictions
permitting, and the camp site is equipped with a toilet.
During the High Country 4x4 tag along tour we will visit the
Pinnacles. This in particular, and along with the rest of the High
Country, is one of Australia's "must see" destinations with
Australian and international travellers alike placing them on
their to do lists.
Unless have been here you just cannot imagine the incredible views
over the peaks of countless mountains that spread out below you
for as far as the eye can see as you stand on the observation
tower on one the regions highest points.
If you want to define 'breathtaking' then this is the place to do
it. On our way to The Pinnacles we will experience a bit steep in
places, a bit rough in others and certainly a fun track to drive.
The views from the saddle three quarters up are definately worth a
stop together with a few photographic shots.
This drive is not untypical of the many High Country tracks that
start off in valleys and make very rapid rises to the tops of
mountains and, seemingly, the top of the world. Our travels away
from The Pinnacles will take us through remote country and on a
mix of rugged and remote tracks, but not hard, to those that will
be in good condition but steep.
We will be moving towards Dargo where we have the opportunity of
refueling and restocking. This is a very old town comprising
the original pub with the general store and fuel supply across the
Dargo is on the fringes of the historic Grant area which saw
massive investment in the late 1800's on the discovery of gold.
Most lost their money though and the town of Grant, up the hill
from Dargo, was short lived.
We will almost certainly visit the Wonnangatta Valley, and maybe
even its historic Wonnangatta Homestead site depending on time,
having wound our way through remote and steep country, also with
On the last day of our trip, we will head back to
Harrietville aiming to conclude the trip some time in the
afternoon. The scenery on the way out promises to be
different to what we have seen so far and the drive not too
hard. This is a perfect setting for the last day.
On your High Country 4wd tag along tour Australian 4x4 Tag Along
Tours supply a fully equipped support vehicle with recovery
equipment, satellite phone, personal locator beacon and first aid
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