ACC Sydney City Slickers - Tag Along to the National Muster

From October 04, 2019 until October 11, 2019
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Tagalong to the National Muster at Warrnambool Victoria 
Friday 4th to Friday 11th October 2019
 
General Information
 
Join other members of the Sydney City Slickers and your hosts, Ronee & Terry Manley and Ron & Therese Camilleri traveling to Warrnambool Victoria for the Australian Caravan Club National Muster from Friday 11th to Sunday 20th October 2019. 
 
For those choosing to, you can also register for the National Muster Return Tagalong. (Information about the return tagalong was sent to members on Monday, 2nd July)
 
A Tagalong donation of $2.50 per person will apply.
 
This is a Freedom Camping/Budget Camping/Caravan Parks Tagalong.
 
A feature of this Tagalong will be our visit to the Grampians National Park and surrounding regions of Hamilton Victoria.
 
The Tagalong to the National Muster will start at the 7-Eleven Service Centre Fuel/Food stop at Pheasants Nest, South Bound Hume Highway (see more details later).  We will depart this site at 10.30am sharp so please ensure you’re on time.
 
ACC National Muster 
 
The National Muster at Warrnambool Victoria is an Australian Caravan Club Muster and you will need to register directly with the Australian Caravan Club.  
 
Accommodation  
 
We will be staying at free camps and low cost sites where you will need to be fully self-contained.  We are also stopping at two caravan parks.  We will support local communities where possible.
 
Regarding the caravan parks you should book your accommodation ASAP. We have made a group booking but cannot guarantee a site if you delay your individual booking.  When booking, advise the park that you are in the group booking of the Sydney City Slickers and ensure you advise the overall length of your carav
 
 
Pets
 
This muster is pet friendly subject to the following ACC Pet Policy.
                                                                                           
Tagalong Program
 
Please note that 4 days of travel will be about 250km per day
 
Date
(October) Location Location address Details Distance to destination
Fri 4th 7-Eleven Service Centre
Pheasants Nest 
M31 – Hume motorway - take Ramp 6.5km after the Picton Rd overpass
(Exit 7 sign 6.8km)
 
Meet at large vehicle carpark behind 7 Eleven Service Centre.
Departing here at 10.30am Sharp
Amenities & shop START
Fri 4th Jugiong
1 Night Jugiong Memorial/Recreation Park NSW (showground)
Toilets, water
Pets OK 256km
Sat 5th Urana
1 Night Victoria Park Sports and Recreation Ground, Urana NSW Toilets, water
Pets OK
240km
Sun 6th Saint James and Devenish Stop off for Silo Art at Saint James and Devenish (5Km down the road)
Lunch Stop 160 km
Sun 6th Aysons Reserve
1 night
799 Burnewang Road,  Burnewang VIC Toilets, dump Point,
No water
Pets OK 150km
Mon 7th to Tues 8th Halls Gap
2 Nights
Halls Gap Caravan Park

26 School Rd, Halls Gap VIC

Ph. (03) 5356 4251

You need to book this caravan park
$36 per night with Power.
Dump Point
Pets OK
239km
 
Wed 9th to Thu 10th Hamilton
2 Nights Lake Hamilton Motor Village
8 Ballarat Road, (Glenelg Hwy) Hamilton VIC
Ph. (03) 5572 3855
 
You need to book this caravan park
$36 per night with Power.
Dump Point
Pets OK 100km
 
Fri 11th National Muster site at Warrnambool Surfside Holiday Park,
120 Pertobe Rd, Warrnambool, VIC
Ph. (03) 5559 4700
Separate Registration is REQUIRED 100km
 
Tagalong Registration:  Registrations are required before 31st August 2019.
 
If you would like to join this event, please complete and return the REGISTRATION FORM to the Tagalong organisers, Ron & Therese Camilleri. 
 
 
Jugiong Memorial/Recreation Park (showground)
 
Located in the heart of Jugiong with several cafes and galleries to explore, this is a very large Free Camping area which was once the Showground and now maintained by the local progressive association. The camping area is extremely large and will fit many campers of all types from tents to big rigs. The ground is mostly level and grassed, with lots of areas to spread out.  There are many sunny areas for solar and some shade closer to the river bank.  Water points and bins are scattered throughout the park and there are toilets at the front near the entrance.  There is also a tennis court on site which is open for use and some tracks leading to the river which is ideal for a swim.  Facilities are limited as indicated below and they offer a 7 day stay.
 
Urana Freedom Camping
 
Getting there once in the town area, the campground is located to the south of town on the main highway called Federation Way. Keep an eye out for the old water tower with the Giant Spider Sculpture and the entrance is near that.
 
The entrance is via Victoria Park and is marked with a big yellow flag.   Once in you can drive to the caretaker’s cottage and let them know you have arrived. “In the middle of everywhere” is a small community run campsite.  The sites are suitable for fully self contained vehicles only, and spread over two separate areas.  The grassed area is best when dry, but the asphalt area is available in wet weather. There are no powered sites and it is pet friendly.  The campsite has been set up and run by volunteers of Urana Inc with all money collected going towards community projects.  Urana has had floods in recent years and there are sadly still signs of this however it is well provided for with a Hotel, Cafe, Bowling Club, Post Office, Doctors and Pharmacy, as well as basic groceries, rural supplies, fuel and real estate.
 
Aysons Reserve 799 Burnewang rd. Burnewang Victoria 
 
A nice open camp area on the banks of the Campaspe River near Rochester and Elmore in Victoria.  Not too far from Bendigo/Axedale.  A great spot to get away for 1 or 2 nights through to a week away.  This is a very open area with some large mature eucalypts.  The river is easily accessible from the campsite, so don't forget your canoe and fishing rod.  Elmore Aysons now has bollards around rivers edge.  You must camp behind them across the road around edge.  Still good.  Also now has a Dump point.
 
Halls Gap Vic, Gateway to the Grampians (Two Night Stay)
Head into the very heart of the Grampians National Park and base yourself at Halls Gap, a great starting point for a wide range of adventure activities.  Pitch a tent or settle into your luxury eco-accommodation and revel in the stunning bushland scenery and inquisitive wildlife all around.  Rest easy and soak up the Grampians' natural wonders.  
 
The MacKenzie Falls and Beehive Falls are both a short drive away from Halls Gap, and the nearby Bellfield, Lonsdale, Fyans and Wartook Lakes offer opportunities for canoeing, fishing and birdwatching.  Alternatively, explore the many walking tracks around town.  With a total of over 160 kilometres of routes to choose from, you're bound to find a walk that appeals.  For incredible views of Western Victoria, take a walk up to The Pinnacle.  For an easy climb that will suit the family, follow the track from the Sundial Carpark to the Pinnacle via Devil's Gap.  If you're keen to test your stamina a little more, walk from the Wonderland Carpark and ascend via the Grand Canyon.
 
Hamilton Vic, South End of the  Grampians (Two Night Stay)
 
Hamilton is a major centre located in the south-west of Victoria, south of Horsham and north of the coastal towns of Portland and Port Fairy. Hamilton features attractive tree-lined streets and a commercial centre which is mainly confined to the areas around Thompson Street, Gray Street and Brown Street. Hamilton boasts a couple of impressive churches which can be found at "Church Hill" which is at the western end of Gray Street. Hamilton offers a number of attractive parks, gardens and recreation areas. 
 
The 4 hectare Botanical Gardens were established in 1870 and feature a significant collection of pine and oak trees.  There is also a rotunda, fountain, caretaker's cottage and an animal enclosure.  The 221 hectare Community Parklands, located at the northern end of town, are an important recreation and conservation asset and include a sporting complex, lakes, and fields of native wildflowers. 
 
Lake Hamilton is located at the eastern end of town and is surrounded by 25 hectares of parkland.  The lake's edge adventure playground is located at the end of Rippon Road, adjacent to BBQ and picnic facilities.  A boat ramp is located off Mill Road.  A walking and cycling track circles the entire lake. Other attractions in Hamilton include the Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, located within one of the airline's original hangars close to Lake Hamilton. 
 
The Hamilton Pastoral Museum, accessed via Hiller Lane, displays historic farm machinery, horse drawn vehicles and other relics depicting early rural life in the area.  The Hamilton Art Gallery, in Brown Street, includes collections of paintings by Australian artists as well as ceramics, tapestries and relics from India, China and Japan.  
 
A short drive west of Hamilton on the Glenelg Highway are the Nigretta Falls and the spectacular Wannon Falls, both of which lie on the Wannon River and are best seen after rainfall. South of Hamilton, on the road to Port Fairy, is the Mt. Napier State Park which features the volcanic cone of Mt. Napier - the most recently active volcano in Victoria. 
 
Hamilton is a good base for exploring the Grampians National Park, with the southern end of the park around a 20 minute drive north-east via Dunkeld. Just west of Dunkeld is a lookout allowing visitors to view the park's southern peaks of Mt Sturgeon and Mt Abrupt.
 
The National Muster at Warrnambool
 
Please refer to you’re the Nomad 2019 Winter Edition or call the Muster Hosts, Terry & Pam Hawkins on 0417 556 112,  or send an email to:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
PET POLICY
 
The ACC Board recognises that some ACC members wish to participate in Branch functions and activities while accompanied by their family pet(s). The Board also recognises that some ACC members are not comfortable in participating in activities where pets are present. 
 
All Branches and SIGS are to abide by the published standard ACC Pet Policy as per the following, and also shall not be at variance with local regulations regarding the presence and control of animals, the applicable health regulations, or the rules and regulations that a particular venue may have in place.
 
Pet Policy of the ACC 
When we are conducting an event at a location where animals are permitted members’ pets are welcome at Club functions on the following conditions-  
 
• Pet owners must obey all local laws as well as any Park policies.
• Pets are not permitted in food preparation areas or at group gatherings where food is consumed or at formal meetings. 
• With the exception of guide dogs pets are not permitted in a marquee or hall.
• Owners must ensure that their pets are not a nuisance to other people.
• Owners are responsible for cleaning up any ‘mess’ deposited by their pets.
• Dogs must be kept under control (i.e. on a lead) at all times, except in designated off leash areas and in secure enclosures.
• When in public places dogs must be kept on a lead.
• If a member’s pet has been declared a dangerous animal or has exhibited dangerous behaviour in the past then when that pet attends a club event  it must be confined or otherwise made harmless in such a way that it presents no danger to any person, pet or animal also present at that event.
Dogs that are permitted by Legislation, accredited and defined under a law of each Australian State or Territory are exempt from this policy. 
 
Policy effective as at 27 February 2017