Grade: Medium to difficult
Distance: Over 180km
Duration: 2.5 days
The route: The Aberfeldy Four Wheel Drive Track is considered one of Victoria's greatest 4WD experiences. It combines rich history, striking landscapes and the thrill of touring on rugged, unsealed terrain. Take the journey that passes through some of the area's most stunning landscapes, from rugged bushland to breathtaking mountain top views and stone river crossings.
The 4WD track follows the original Aberfeldy track from the early 1800s, which was used as a transportation route for horse and carts during the gold rush. Step back in time and discover the heritage of the area telling tales of local families, famous travellers and important figures from long ago. Interpretation signs are en route throughout the drive marking historic sites and remnants, such as the Red Jacket Cemetery and the old mines of Toombon.
There is also a multitude of ways that 4WD enthusiasts can immerse themselves in nature with some side trips for walking, and ample camping and fishing opportunities.
There are two main Back Road Tours - Donnellys Creek Loop and Jordan Valley Loop (both are Easy – Medium) – linked by an access road (Easy). There are also three side trips including Hanging Rock Walking Track (Difficult – Very Difficult), Aberfeldy Crossing (Difficult) and White Star Township (Easy).
Fuel points: Jamieson
Camping: Walhalla, Edwards Hill, Donnelly's Creek Recreation Ground, Goonans, O’Tooles Flats, Little O'Tooles, Jorgenson, Andersons, Matlock, Meringtons Flat and The Junction, Skipworth Reserve, Doctors Creek Reserve, Tunnel Bend Campsite, Twelve Mile Campsite, Flour Bed Campsite, Blue Hole Campsite, Picnic Point Campsite, Snake Reserve Campsite, Moonlight Spur, Gaffneys Creek Campsite, Jack Scotts Reserve and Comet Flat Reserve.
Toilets: Walhalla, Meringtons Flat, The Junction, O'Tooles Flats, Little O’Tooles, Andersons, Donnelly's Creek Recreation Ground and Matlock, Jack Scotts Reserve, Comet Flat Reserve, Gaffneys Creek Reserve, View Point, Moonlight Spur, Snake Reserve Campsite, Picnic Point Campsite, Bluehole Campsite, Twelve Mile Campsite Tunnel Bend Campsite, Flour Bed Campsite, Skipworth Reserve, Doctors Creek Reserve and Jamieson.
Distance from Melbourne: 125 kilometres (approximately)