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    GREAT OTWAY NATIONAL PARK walks

    Allambee Beek Falls,
    Saturday or Sunday, 15-16th June


    A 2.4km slip-slither-and-slide along atrocious Curtis "Road" (it was appalling early in May, and is now reported to be a "colossal mud bath") to a flagged turn-off into rainforest. Our walk then descends gently for 1.8km through vigorous growth and dark rainforest ending at a sharp drop to the creek, after which we meander along moss and lichen-covered rocks and ledges to A B Falls — grandstanding in its cool, open and serene amphitheatre.

    • Meet Forrest Brewery 9.30am (also the place for post-mortem afterward).
    • Lift available from Geelong (2-3) leaving 8.00am. PM or SMS me for starters by 8pm Friday please.

    *** Be prepared for very wet conditions ***


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    OOh, good luck with the rainforest this weekend....at least the waterfall should be full

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    Actually weather for weekend in that area looks pretty good, going to get a gut load of rain tomorrow though. Pity I'm out, have to catch up on home duties after being away weekend gone.
    For those thinking its a good walk, and the pubs a winner. Take spare shoes, pants.

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    I have read a few minutes ago a huge 100mm+ dump is heading for the Otways which could put a big question mark on road access, already advised as "slippery" by Parks Victoria. Will get in touch with the local yokels in Forrest for updates up until Friday evening.

    http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/about-us/n...fall-predicted
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    Quote Originally Posted by tony lockerbie View Post
    OOh, good luck with the rainforest this weekend....at least the waterfall should be full
    Possibly too full...


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    OK, if we don't get washed out, I'm interested (mad?).
    Excuse my ignorance but where's the Forrest Brewery?
    /Frank...

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    ....ah! 26 Grant Street, Forrest, Victoria 3236, by chance?

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    yep, only brewery in Forest.

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    Frank,
    The brewery was for a long time a decrepit service station that ceased operations in the mid-1980s and lay in shambles, a vermin-infested heap. There was nothing much of interest to attract people to Forrest then unless they were into mountain biking, and for most people it was a town that you would miss if you blinked. The transformation has been astounding yet Forrest retains its slow and sleepy pace (and it's true that's how the locals like it) despite the substantial visitor influx afforded the town from the brewery. People have travelled as far as Byron Bay to visit the place!


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    The timing of this walk might be a tad awry, me thinks.
    111mm of rain has fallen in the last 24 hours at Mount Sabine
    and still another 100 or so scheduled today and tomorrow...
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    Thanks Gary,
    That explains the odd looking building in Google street view!
    /Frank

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