February 2023 Victorian High Country
This 7 day event, will take you high into the Victorian Alpine Forests. We’ll get you off the bitumen and onto the famous tracks that are on every 4WDer’s bucket list. Dargo High Plains, Wonnangatta Track, Blue Rag, Talbotville, to name a few. We will traverse many iconic tracks and stay in the prettiest towns. You will enjoy sensational country food and hotel accommodation – organised for you! All this whilst raising funds to support Prostate Cancer Research – an insidious disease that one in seven blokes will be diagnosed with today. Don’t miss this great week away in the Victorian High Country!
The Itinerary February 2023
(The Daily content may change after we conduct the first survey)
DAY 1 SATURDAY 18th February
Merimbula to Jindabyne Towamba Valley – Bombala – Dalgety – Jindabyne
DAY 2 SUNDAY 19th February
Jindabyne to Bright Barry Way – Omeo – Falls Creek – Mt Beauty
DAY 3 MONDAY 20th February
Day Trip returning to Bright Billy Goat Track – The Pinnacles
DAY 4 TUESDAY 21st February
Bright to Myrtleford Blue Rag – Dargo – Grant
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY 22nd February
Myrtleford to Mansfield Nug Nug – Lake Buffalo – Rose River
DAY 6 THURSDAY 23rd February
Day Trip returning to Mansfield Craig’s Hut – Mt Buller
DAY 7 FRIDAY 24th February
Mansfield to Wodondga Beechworth – Rutherglen
Vehicles – Support – Communication
Any well prepared 4WD vehicle may enter the event. Your vehicle must be:
- Road registered,
- Roadworthy and insured for minimum Third Party property.
- Have the required safety equipment as detailed in the Rules and Regulations (see separate listing).
- All vehicles must have minimum UHF radio fitted, dust lights and a snatch strap.
- Event indemnity form completed by all entrants (at the first night briefing).
- For this trip only – you will be required to have undertaken a recognised 4WD training course prior to participating in this event.
A road book (detailing route distances and instructions for each day) will be distributed at the briefing to all entrants. All cars will be issued with door panels (as promotion for the event and to include vehicle number) prior to the start in Merimbula – entrants to nominate their own car number.
The event is not a race it is an ‘adventure’. Our sweep vehicle will provide mechanical support to assist all vehicles to make it to each night stop. Official and support/sweep vehicles will carry Sat Phones. Event communication will be by UHF radio, event ‘APP’ and briefings.
Fundraising for Prostate Cancer
Each vehicle is required to raise a minimum of $1,500 for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Of course, you don’t have to do this on your own, most people ask their family and friends to support them. You don’t have to stop at $1,500, we also will have an award on the final night for our highest fundraiser. 100% of all donations go to assist with prostate cancer research – no expenses are deducted from these donations. We utilise the fundraising platform “funraisin” to make donations easy and receipts can be printed when donations are made.
Outback Adventure – How We Started
Ross Alexander was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 2013. He joined the NSW Prostate Cancer Foundation Board in 2015 to support the work of the Foundation and to “give a bit back”. Ross believes that his survival today is the result of the advances in medical research, science and the awareness campaigns that the Foundation funds and promotes today.
In the past 30 years Ross has supported many charity car rallies as an entrant and during this 30 years has raised in excess of $300,000 personally. With financial funding being the most important requirement of the Prostate Cancer Foundation today, in 2017 Ross sought the help of Peter Fehon and Vic Widman to run an Outback Adventure and raise funds for Prostate Cancer medical research.
PETER FEHON handles all the administration, bookings, daily organisation and running of the event as Event Director.
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is a broad based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer research in Australia. The Foundation is dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families recognising the diversity of the Australian community.
Why is this research so important?
- 3,152 Australian men a year die from prostate cancer. That is 8 a day
- 16,700 Australian men a year receive a new diagnosis. That is 45 a day
- In early stages of prostate cancer there may be no symptoms
- One in 6 blokes will be affected by prostate cancer by age 85
- Around 95% of men will be alive 5 years after a diagnosis of prostate cancer – this is largely as a result of medical research
How to Get Started
- Register as a participant in the OUTBACK Adventure – Go to this page here
- Confirm your entry with payment of the entrance fee of $750.00
- Create your fundraising page on the Funraisin platform – Go to this Funraisin page here
- Book your Merimbula accommodation
- Talk to your friends about joining you for this adventure
Our first Rally in 2018 raised a massive $200,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation