The Davies Plains is a relatively remote drive through some strikingly pretty sections of the Victorian High Country.
The beginning of the track is located close by to the headwaters of the iconic Murray River and visitors traverse windswept high plains before intercepting the Murray again 40km to the north near the Tom Groggin Station camping area.
This is an iconic track located in some of Victoria’s classic offroading country and should be ticked off the bucket list by every Melbournian 4WDer at some point.
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 metro visitors are advised to allocate a minimum of two full days for a visit to allow for travel time.
STUFF TO DO
4WDING: The track itself is relatively easy going in dry conditions, with a few steeper rocky sections that could require low range but should be easy enough to crawl over.
The high plains sections of the track are at elevations over 1500m above sea level, so be prepared for sudden weather changes and be sure to carry a full recovery kit.
SPECTACULAR VIEWS are on offer from the high plains, particularly when looking to the east along the northern section of the track towards the Indi Wilderness Area, which boasts acres of wildflowers during springtime.
LOCATION: The Davies Plains Track is located just over 400km to the east-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, Wangaratta or Albury/Wodonga – depending on which direction you’re coming from.
MORE INFO is available online at www.fwdvictoria.org.au