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Locations for multi day hikes with a dog

Postby Rileyr » Sun 29 Apr, 2018 8:12 am

Hi all,

I'm struggling to find places where I can take my dog on multi day hikes.

I'm based on the eastern side of Melbourne, but am willing to travel for longer hikes - the longer the hike the further I would be willing to travel.

Victoriawalks.org.au has some good day hikes and parksvic have some good camping locations, but struggling to find longer distance trails.

Can any one suggest multi-day hikes that allow dogs and that are reachable from Victoria?



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Re: Locations for multi day hikes with a dog

Postby ofuros » Sun 29 Apr, 2018 9:26 am

Maybe string some state forests together...not the same as walking multi day trails in national parks, but you are restricted by taking your dog.

https://www.ffm.vic.gov.au/visiting-sta ... s-and-maps

https://www.ffm.vic.gov.au/visiting-sta ... g-your-dog
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Re: Locations for multi day hikes with a dog

Postby Rileyr » Sun 29 Apr, 2018 2:40 pm

Thanks oferus,
Hopefully I can manage to find something with some decent length to it.
Unfortunatley I cant use the app because I have an android.

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Re: Locations for multi day hikes with a dog

Postby Mark F » Sun 29 Apr, 2018 2:54 pm

A couple of thoughts; in NSW the Hume and Hovel Track from near Yass to Albury. There are a couple of national parks/nature reserves on the route that would need to be bypassed but plenty of country walking. I also expect there are quite long sections of the Bicentennial National Trail that are outside park boundaries.
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Re: Locations for multi day hikes with a dog

Postby ofuros » Sun 29 Apr, 2018 3:20 pm

Rileyr wrote:Thanks oferus,
Hopefully I can manage to find something with some decent length to it.
Unfortunatley I cant use the app because I have an android.

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Not sure how helpful they are but there are downloadable Pdf's here...

https://www.ffm.vic.gov.au/visiting-sta ... -to-visitj


Rail trails ?

https://www.railtrails.org.au/trail-des ... /gippsland
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Re: Locations for multi day hikes with a dog

Postby Rileyr » Sun 29 Apr, 2018 4:43 pm

Mark F wrote:A couple of thoughts; in NSW the Hume and Hovel Track from near Yass to Albury. There are a couple of national parks/nature reserves on the route that would need to be bypassed but plenty of country walking. I also expect there are quite long sections of the Bicentennial National Trail that are outside park boundaries.


Thanks Mark,
I will check them out! The Bicentennial National Trail was also one of my first thoughts, but I checked the website and it says no dogs.

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Re: Locations for multi day hikes with a dog

Postby Rileyr » Sun 29 Apr, 2018 4:46 pm

ofuros wrote:
Rileyr wrote:Thanks oferus,
Hopefully I can manage to find something with some decent length to it.
Unfortunatley I cant use the app because I have an android.

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Not sure how helpful they are but there are downloadable Pdf's here...

https://www.ffm.vic.gov.au/visiting-sta ... -to-visitj


Rail trails ?

https://www.railtrails.org.au/trail-des ... /gippsland
Thanks oferus,
Those rail trails look like an option!

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Re: Locations for multi day hikes with a dog

Postby Rileyr » Sun 29 Apr, 2018 5:41 pm

The Hume and Hovell track looks promising!

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Re: Locations for multi day hikes with a dog

Postby Drummo62 » Mon 30 Apr, 2018 8:14 am

Most of the Goldfields track http://goldfieldstrack.com.au/is ok with a dog or Beeripmo for an overnighter
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Re: Locations for multi day hikes with a dog

Postby Rileyr » Mon 30 Apr, 2018 12:41 pm

Drummo62 wrote:Most of the Goldfields track http://goldfieldstrack.com.au/is ok with a dog or Beeripmo for an overnighter
Fantastic! Thanks Drummo62!

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Re: Locations for multi day hikes with a dog

Postby Pongo » Wed 02 May, 2018 9:48 pm

Lerderderg Gorge is dog friendly. You can easily spend 2-3 days out there traversing it.
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Re: Locations for multi day hikes with a dog

Postby Rileyr » Wed 02 May, 2018 10:21 pm

Pongo wrote:Lerderderg Gorge is dog friendly. You can easily spend 2-3 days out there traversing it.
Awesome thanks Pongo!

Looks like I've got a few good options now

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Re: Locations for multi day hikes with a dog

Postby Drummo62 » Thu 03 May, 2018 8:33 am

Just be careful in Lerderderg. I looked at that as an option to take my border collie but dogs are not permitted in the Conservation area or MacKenzies flat. North of O'Briens Crossing is pretty good though.
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Re: Locations for multi day hikes with a dog

Postby Rileyr » Thu 03 May, 2018 11:13 pm

Drummo62 wrote:Just be careful in Lerderderg. I looked at that as an option to take my border collie but dogs are not permitted in the Conservation area or MacKenzies flat. North of O'Briens Crossing is pretty good though.
Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Locations for multi day hikes with a dog

Postby GPPJ » Sat 12 May, 2018 6:36 pm

Pongo wrote:Lerderderg Gorge is dog friendly. You can easily spend 2-3 days out there traversing it.



Had to google that one.
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