Members of Numurkah Rotary Club staged the club’s Tenth Environmental and Heritage Discovery Tour (4WD) to the Victorian Alps region raising funds for future Rotary Projects.


The aim of the trip is to have a very social, enjoyable, stress free, time camping in the Victoria Alps, touring around the area chosen and communing with the natural environment.


This year the trip was based at Talbotville and we toured the historic gold town of Grant and the isolated Wonangatta Station property.


At night, campfires, company and the great food was provided by the Rotarians.


This annual event continues to show Numurkah Rotary at work at its’ convivial best. Thank you to all who assisted with this most successful rotary project.




The Rotary Club of Numurkah is having its 10th Annual 4WD  Discovery and Environmental Trip into the Victorian Alps from Friday  10th April till Sunday 12th April 2015.  It is the weekend at the end of the Victorian School Holidays.


Plans are based on assembling at Lankey Plains Hut, 17.5Km down the Dargo Plains Road from the Great Alpine Road, having had the lunch you have provided, and be ready to leave this point at midday on the Friday. All meals after your Friday lunch are provided.

You will need to be fuelled up at this stage. Mobile phone contact is usually poor in the areas we travel.

We will drive to our campsite at Talbotville for 2 nights. We will try to get to the campsite early to pitch tents, collect firewood and water and set about cooking. Please feel free to help.

Those with Camper Trailers please leave flat grassy sites for tent pitchers.

Saturday – Relax, fish, read, walk, 4WDrive touring as you wish. This year we will be doing a day trip into Wonnangatta Station.

Some coins Saturday night are required by all as we roast people after the roast around the campfire.

Sunday -After breakfast, pack, clean up and head out having lunch along the way. Leave your plates and utensils out for the lunch meal.


All meals will be provided from Friday afternoon till Sunday afternoon including tea breaks and nibbles and we feel they are good value for money. Any special diets will need to pick and choose or cater otherwise.


Vehicles must observe convoy rules of allowing plenty of safe room between vehicles particularly if steep, and being responsible for the vehicle behind yours when turning onto another track.

An UHF transceiver is desirable to provide contact and entertainment en route.





The donation to Rotary for community projects is $120 per person ($70 per child under 12 years old). This is still only $60 a day for “gourmet meals”. Please think of it as a donation to Rotary for community projects.


Numbers are limited and confirmation of booking will only be on the official ENTRY FORM and full payment of fees up until the places are filled. Hence, discuss this trip soon and send your reply ASAP. A clever “it” person is needed to get an internet email reply form going, but this year please print it out, fill it in and spend 60c for snail mail or give to a Numurkah Rotarian.


Make Cheques/Money Orders payable to Numurkah Rotary Club 4WD Trip. There is no credit card facility, but cash accepted if paying in person or a Direct Bank Credit to   BSB 083760, Account Number 167344745       with FULL DETAILS please.

Further information       email to

Please provide your up to date email address as it helps reduce our postage.


Individuals must bring their own

Tent, bedding, toiletries, plates, bowls, knife, fork, spoon, drinking glasses and beverages (tea and coffee provided), mug, tea towel, folding chair, torch, fishing rods, etc. A Thermos for day trips is a good idea.

Bring your own drinking water if wanted, although creek water will be provided.

Warm clothing is required as 60 plus people can’t get warmed by a campfire. Bring sun protection, but it is also possibly going to be wet weather, so be prepared. We are unlikely to be delayed so only bring some emergency rations if you get hungry quickly.


At the Camp

-Peace and quiet is the courtesy after midnight

-Children must be supervised at all times

-A National Park toilet is hopefully available. Please use this as it minimises damage made by so many people in the same camp area digging holes. A camp toilet will be made if the Parks toilet is unusable.

-No soap or detergents to be used near waterways when camping.

-No dogs or cats and firearms are prohibited.

-All fire regulations will be strictly enforced.


-If you bring bottles and stubbies please carry them out.

- Consider cans and crush them before putting them in the rubbish bag to make it easier for the rubbish collectors