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Victorian High Country January 2024 Tour

Victorian High Country Craigs Hut

An unforgettable High Country Tour Showing you all the best parts of this beautiful area

Here is how our January 2024 tour went...

As we headed to Jamieson to meet our customers for the start of our 7 day Hema Tour to the Victorian High country, we were concerned about the weather for the upcoming trip. Having watched the rain falling over the past week and seeing a number of waterways higher than usual had us concerned. The High Country can be unforgiving in wet conditions, so extra care and navigation would be needed. Nevertheless, we headed to our meeting point at the Howqua Valley Holiday Park and started greeting our group as they arrived in the grey and rainy conditions.

As the drivers briefing started, the skies seemed to magically clear to blue and the sun came out, a sight we had not seen in the past week. We had our group introductions and drivers briefing, followed by dinner and some drinks around the camp site. This was a fully booked tour group, and had people joining us from NSW, VIC and SA. The group was also made up mostly of father and son pairs, which is slightly different to our normal family groups that join these sorts of tours, but made for a nice atmosphere of exploration and adventure amongst the group.

The next morning, we woke to blue skies and sunshine again and set out to begin 7 days of exploring the mountain tops, valleys and rivers of the Victorian High Country. We tackled a mixture of scenic and technical tracks, visited iconic High Country huts such as Craigs Hut and Bluff Hut, and safely navigated our group through some of the tougher technical tracks including Billy Goats Bluff, Blue Rag Range and the Caledonia River Track. 

Billy Goats Bluff has been in very rough condition for the past 12 months, making it a fairly technical drive and is not for the inexperienced. Our group did have to stop a couple of times for guidance over some of the obstacles, but overall they made an outstanding effort at completing a very challenging track safely with no damage or major recoveries. 

Also of note throughout the trip were the higher than usual water crossings. We encountered water up to the bonnet of our vehicles in some instances, after the previous week’s rain, but again safely navigated the group through these obstacles. Track conditions were mostly dry with the sun and light wind, and the temperature was warm enough for us to wash off the dust of the day in some of the rivers we camped by each afternoon. 

Our last afternoon was spent in Dargo sightseeing, visiting the Dargo Hotel and having our farewell dinner at the Dargo River Inn, where we recapped the excitement of the trip and found out what everyone’s highlights were. Our group were presented with our custom Adrenalin Off-Road challenge coin for completing the Victorian High Country.  We aired up and checked everyone’s vehicle over before releasing the tour at Harrietville to head our separate ways.

See some of the photos from this tour

Thinking about doing a
Victorian High Country Tour?

Head over to our Tag Along Tour page and you will see lots of great options available. From short tours in NSW or others that head to places like Cape York, The Simpson Desert and other great 4WD holiday locations. 

The best part about our tag along tours is everything is supported by our 4WD shop in Sydney that has a retail showroom and a workshop. It means everything can be set up for your vehicle before you go on a tour. 

We can check to ensure you vehicle is safe to travel with, make sure it has the right equipment suitable for the tour location and make any adjustments needed. 

Then when you are on the tour with us if you are not sure about anything we can help you. It is like having your own personal 4WD assistants on hand every step of the way. 

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