Chromite Mine via Billy Goat


Our trip started from Dargo, the gateway to the east of the Victorian High Country.

Our journey took us up in altitude through the old gold mining town of Grant before heading down Collingwood Spur Track to the Crooked River. From this track, panoramic views could be seen of the climb up Billy Goat Bluff Track.

After morning tea on the Crooked River, our convoy ventured up the challenging rocky Billy Goat Bluff track. Upon arriving at the top of the climb, lunch was taken at the Pinnacles. The fire tower at the Pinnacles affords fantastic views over the Wonnangatta & Crooked Rivers below.

The afternoon took us across Tamboritha Saddle along the 2WD Moroka Road. On the Saddle descent we headed off to the 4WD tracks again, heading down the B1 track to the Wellington River where our evening camp was set up.

Sunday morning took us through the Chromite Mine area on the Dolodrook River. After climbing out of the river bed, we travelled along the ridge line before heading down the famous rocky Burgoyne Track. This tracks gave us panoramic views of the Macalister River.

With our trip almost over, we took on the challenge of 'Hoppy Hill' - a well known rocky climb on Burgoynes. One of our convoy came to grief on this track with noises coming from his rear diff. After removing his drive shaft, he travelled out slowly to air up at Cheynes Bridge, 10kms south of Licola.



Views from the Pinnacles at the top of Billy Goat


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