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    Suggestions for beginner 4by trip

    Hey guys, looking for a place to take the truck to get it muddy that's not too far out of Melbourne, just looking for a weekend trip so a few hours out is good. I'm not really familiar with any tracks as i'm new to it all.

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    Hi Irvs, you could head nth to Tallarook good tracks and some mud for beginners, take your own recovery gear,
    If I can get the front wheels off mine to change tyres I'd go with you. used to be instructor elsewhere .
    Good fun up Tallarook.

    Or out Gisbourne way, tight tracks and deep bog holes
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    Everything's muddy right now and lots of tracks are closed seasonally.

    The south of Wombat state Forest (and all of Lederderg) is hilly, can be steep but has less mud than the flat highland.

    Anglesea Heath is mainly sandy, easy and fun to drive. As soon as you head into the Otways though it can become boggy very quickly.

    When I'm out with only one car (with a hand winch) I often have to check the track ahead. Walk down a few meters into a creek and see if you can get out the other side or if you could turn anywhere or reverse back up should you not make it. Check depth of bog holes. And don't risk it any more in the afternoon...

    I've been to Bunyip State Park a while ago. Has some interesting tracks but stay away from Anderson Track. I've seen monsters come out of that track fully covered in mud...
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    Cheers guys, will be going with a mate in his hilux, both of us have winches and recov gear, so we should be good, cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irvs View Post
    Cheers guys, will be going with a mate in his hilux, both of us have winches and recov gear, so we should be good, cheers
    Good luck mate and have a great time.

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    Cheers MR, appreciate the advice, I tend to err on the side of caution as it is and seeing as this is my first outing I'll be careful with the old girl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irvs View Post
    Cheers MR, appreciate the advice, I tend to err on the side of caution as it is and seeing as this is my first outing I'll be careful with the old girl
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