This one’s a ball tearer of a track that snakes through some of Vicco’s classic alpine touring country and if you’re yet to experience it, you’re in for real a treat.
The drive kicks off near Thredbo Village, not far from the headwaters of the mighty Murray River and leads travellers across windswept high plains before intercepting the Murray River near the Tom Groggin Station camping area.
It’s a true iconic track that should be conquered at some point by every Victorian 4WDer and the scenery is out of this world.
Access to the track from the south is via Omeo and Benambra. The track is located deep in the High Country over 400km from Melbourne, so although the 130km route can be knocked over in a single long day of driving, Metro visitors should factor in an overnight stay.
STUFF TO DO
4WDING: Some of the steeper rocky sections can require low range to traverse, but the track is fairly easy going for the most part in dry conditions. Sudden weather changes and chilly conditions are common due to altitude, with the high plains sections of the track at elevations over 1500m.
THE HIGH PLAINS afford visitors spectacular views of the ridgelines and valleys. Plan a springtime visit to see the mountainsides cloaked in wild flowers.
LOCATION: The Davies Plains Track is located 400km northeast of Melbourne. Access from the capital is via the Princes Highway and Great Alpine way, via the townships of Omeo and Benambra.
CAMPING is available at the end of the track at the Tom Groggin Station camping area within the Kosciuszko National Park. The Poplars campground has pit toilets, fire pits and swimming access to the Murray River. Charlies Creek campground offers shaded, grassy sites with fire pits but no other amenities.
FUEL is available in Omeo and Wangaratta, or Albury/Wodonga if you’re coming from the north.
MORE INFO is available online at www.fwdvictoria.org.au