JACKAROO & HOLDEN 4WD CLUBS TRI-STATE GATHERING
Easter 2013 – Thurs 28th March to Tues 2nd April. NEWSLETTER NO. 1
The Victorian Jackaroo 4WD Club will be hosting next year’s tri-state gathering.
Join us for a Pyrenees Parade!
The Pyrenees Ranges are located in western Victoria, about 180 kms south of Kerang and 70 km west of Ballarat. Avoca is the main town in the ranges and we will be based just west of it, at Moonambel.
The Pyrenees are a southern extension of the Great Dividing Range, with altitudes from 300 metres to more than 750 metres (980–2460 ft). Main peak is Mount Avoca (747 m). There are numerous excellent 4WD tracks, ranging from easy to challenging and some first-rate lookouts over the surrounding countryside.
Melbourne to Moonambel (via Ballarat) 195 km
Adelaide to Moonambel (via Bordertown & Stawell) 560 km
Sydney to Moonambel (via Deniliquin, Kerang & St Arnaud) 990 km
The Pyrenees are central to several good four wheel driving areas. The St Arnaud Range National Park, an excellent 4WD venue, is about 50 km north of Avoca. Nearby Kooyoora State Park has spectacular granite formations, as does Langi Ghiran State Park, south west of Avoca. South of the Pyrenees are the Grampians Ranges, a striking series of sandstone mountain ranges with good 4WD tracks and stunning scenery. The highest peak is Mount William, 1167 metres (3828 ft).
Other regional attractions include the historic Golden Triangle towns, site of Australia’s richest gold rushes of the 19th century, plus a renowned local wine region.
Our base will be the Moonambel Recreation Reserve, in a bush setting just outside the town limits. Once a bustling Gold Rush town, Moonambel is now a quiet village with a population of approximately 270 people, a pub and a general store. It is only a 15 minute drive to Avoca, a town with a range of services. We will be camping on and around the football oval. The Moonambel Recreation Reserve has some powered sites and modern facilities, including toilets, showers, a hall/dining room and a commercial kitchen.
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