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Maritz Bend meet

 

 

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maritz bend bush camp

labour day long weekend

 

Members are invited to attend the next group get together at Cemetery Bend in the Toolamba State Forrest

 If you wish to attend please add your name in the
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YOUR HOST for the long weekend will be David Pederick and Sue Leavold.

WHEN. Labour Day Long Weekend from 7th to 9th March 2009.

WHERE. Cemetery Bend Bush Camp on the Goulburn River in the Toolamba State Forest - Old Toolamba in Northern Central Victoria.

CAMPSITES. A medium sized well treed area comprising both sunny and shaded sites, with a couple of scattered picnic tables and fireplaces. A few bollards exist, but they donít interfere with site accessibility. The campsite is on the banks of the Goulburn River with a sandy beach and swimming hole.

PLEASE NOTE. This is a bush campsite with limited facilities.
◦  There are two longdrop toilets, however you may prefer to bring  your own porta potti.
◦  The water in the Goulburn River is flowing and clean however it would be advisable to bring your own drinking water. 
◦  Wood is readily available, a few chain saws would be handy.

GETTING THERE.
◦  From Melbourne take the Hume Freeway to Seymour then the Goulburn Valley Freeway.
◦  Take the Murchison turn off onto the old Goulburn Valley Highway.
◦  At the Murchison East T intersection turn left.
◦  Turn right after crossing the Goulburn River at Murchison then veer right into River Road and turn right at the Mooroopna - Murchison Road turn off,  just after leaving Murchison.
◦  Approximately 14 km from Murchison turn right into Barron Road after the Old Toolamba cemetery. (NB Barron Road is not ◦  signposted -There is a house immediately after the cemetery on the corner of the entry to the forrest.
◦  Immediately prior to the turn off Kiota Road is on your right.)
◦  Follow the track (Do Not Take The Left Track) until you come to the camp ground (Approx 1 km).
◦  Signs will be placed on trees for you to follow.

THE ROAD. Freeway, then sealed major roads to the State Forrest, sandy compacted dirt road to camp site with a few medium holes easy traversed by a small car.

BOOKING. Individual bookings are not necessary.

CAMPING FEES. Nil

CAMPFIRES. Campfires are only allowed in the fireplaces provided. One  that is  centrally located will be chosen for all of us to use.

FIREWOOD. Dead wood is allowed to be collected, there is plenty in the forest for collection, a few chainsaws would be useful.

WATER. The water in the Goulburn River is flowing and clean however it would be advisable to bring your own drinking water.

TOILET. Two long drop toilets are provided for all campers, as well as people using the day picnic area, however you may prefer to bring  your own porta potti.

SHOWERS. None available.

RUBBISH. Bins are not provided. Please take your rubbish home.

DOGS are welcome, but required to be on a lead at all times.

POWER. There are no powered sites.

GENERATORS. Emergency use only. Please check with your host before using in order to avoid disturbing other campers.

MOBILE PHONES. Poor  reception at campsite.

CB RADIO. Could be useful to have available. Our official radio channel is UHF18.

SERVICES. There is a General Store and Hotel in Toolamba approximately 4 km away. The Hotel has a good reputation for its dining. Murchison, approximately 14 km away,  has an excellent bakery, small supermarket and Hotel. Shepparton is 20km away and has all facilities and services of a large rural city.

 

              

 

THINGS TO SEE AND DO NEARBY. The are many tracks to explore in the state forest. There is a popular swimming and fishing area in the river at the campsite and another about 500 metres away on another river bend. (The river is subject to changing conditions and should be carefully explored for snags, fallen logs and sand bars before swimming. Diving from the river bank is not recommended). The old Toolamba cemetery is interesting from an historical perspective.

FURTHER AFIELD. The historic gold rush township of Rushworth is approx. 25 km to the west with a futher 10 km south to the historic Balaclava gold mine and old Whroo township site. Mooropna is approx 15 km to the north where the SPC Ardmona factory outlet provides a wide variety of bargains. (Keep some space in the trailer).  The rural city of Shepparton is a further  5km east of Mooroopna.

The following local websites may be of interest:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toolamba,_Victoria
http://www.greatershepparton.com.au/visitors
http://www.campaspe.vic.gov.au/level3.asp?menuID=16&pageID=1007
http://www.walkabout.com.au/locations/VICMurchison.shtml

ACTIVITIES. Bring your most useless camping purchase for show and tell around the campfire on Saturday evening.  (Family members may not be exited!)
No other organised activities for this get together have been planned.
It's simply meant to be a relaxing weekend enjoying the area.

You do not need a camper trailer to attend. Members without a camper are more than welcome to come along & get a first hand unbiased opinion of a particular camper trailer from their owners. Come along & meet the faces behind the typing. You are also very welcome to drop in for the day.

Please keep in mind that the group owners will not accept any responsibility for members & non-members actions during the weekend get together.

If you decide to attend, it is solely at your own responsibility, including any side trips or outings during the weekend meet.

                           Australian CamperTrailers Group co-owners


                                                                                                                       Ron, Kevin & Rob.

 

 

 


 

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