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Our trip West Victoria (Read 75425 times)
 
Reply #400 - May 17th, 2018 at 9:52am

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Dave, have just seen a post on Caravanners Forum where someone has camped at Lake Batyo Catyo.  No water in the lake again however it seems you can camp there with no facilities.

Found on another Facebook Page where they left the old ski club building there, also the jetty and boat ramp but everything else has gone.

Might be worth a visit if you get over that way.

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Reply #401 - May 17th, 2018 at 3:04pm

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Dave

Got this today from council so camping allowed again

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Derek,

Thank you for your email of 17 May 2018 in relation to camping at Lake Batyo Catyo.

I can advise that bush camping is allowed at the lake reserve. There are no toilet facilities, powered sites or rubbish arrangements so we request campers to be self sufficient and take care of the site when visiting.

7 Principles of Leave No Trace
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Dispose of Waste Properly
Leave What You Find
Minimise Campfire Impacts
Respect Wildlife
Be Considerate of Your Hosts and Other Visitors
The following is a link to the Leave no trace Australia website to provide some tips when visiting:  http://www.lnt.org.au/programs/7-principles.html

Should you require any further information please let me know.

Regards

Tony Dark
COORDINATOR RECREATION & CHILDRENS SERVICES
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Reply #402 - May 17th, 2018 at 4:25pm

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Thanks for that info Derek
 
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Reply #403 - Jun 13th, 2018 at 8:40pm

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May 2018
Friday 4th Day1
After nearly 3 weeks without a car....we got it back Wednesday...only to find Thursday there was a bang noise in back we had to unload it Friday morning (all ready packed to go away) and take it back to Adelaide, it had a rebuilt gearbox, and they forgot to put a exhaust bracket back on...all fixed we headed home reloaded and hitched up ..looked at clock 12pm..headed over to Victoria to Lake Ratzcastle arriving 5:30pm SA time......worst part of trip was guzzling fuel...had to top up at Coonalpyn before stopping at Tintinara to fuel up

Saturday Day2
Started day off by finishing setting up the caravan from last night late arrival

Sunday Day3
Rain and more rain......had to did a trench around the awning walls..flooding

Monday Day4
Rosie washed few clothing.....hung it on the line then moved it all over the place chasing what sun there was.........that late afternoon we had neighbours from WA directly accross the track from us

Tuesday Day5
They left early ...all our meals were made on the webber........Rosie starting to get used to it now....we packed up everything not needed that night ready for an early start tomorrow....caught up with Steve today....cant believe its been 12 months since we been here......lot additions like many new picnic tables...plus its donation to stay here now

Wednesday Day6 Towitta Trip
I personally hate being woken by sound of roudy diesel heaters...so up and packed and were leaving by 7:30am...Got fuel at Tintinara again,return trip..306klms using 82ltrs fuel...GRRRRR!!!.....even with fill tank it just got us to Towitta..we arrived early set up same as Lake Ratz...behind the shed....followed by Rob and Lindsay and his wife Jeannie.......that night we sat by Poddies plough disc fire pit..but was windy and cold

Thursday Day7
More arrived today

Friday Day8
Campoven cooking commenced today......though with heatbeads instead and under the verandah........Rick & Cindy arrived late today......My phone being playing up

Saturday Day9
More the same

Sunday Day10
Again same

Monday Day11
All left bar Rick & Cindy and us......wind had stopped so we had a campfire going

Tuesday Day12 Headed off to Walker Flat
Had a look at Swan Reach but it was packed........so headed to Walker Flat....Hettner Landing...found a non-River view and set up ...left the River view for Rick & Cindy

Wednesday Day13
Rick took us both sight seeing to places they have camped before plus couple other places of interest (Shell Hill and Black Hill and Black Hill Rock)

Thursday Day14
Rick & Cindy packed up and headed home.....we stayed on......but weather was crappy......no rain yet

Friday Day15 Home bound
We packed up early......tried local shop to get fuel...but was none.....just got to Murray Bridge not much fuel left...(drove in the Exit didnt I)
Got home in time for late lunch

PS... took car back to Mitz......had work done and seems to be running better......will see next time we tow the van
PPS......I bought a new phone.....hope its blue tick......
 
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Reply #404 - Sep 2nd, 2018 at 7:54pm

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Well we are back at Lake Ratzcastle Victoria..been here since last Friday...weather not been that good...but at least the car is running well 330klms on 45ltrs is back to average fuel not like last time 310klms on 87ltrs to Towitta COG..this trip we are hoping to get to some different places...will let you all know when we get there
 
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Reply #405 - Sep 7th, 2018 at 8:13pm

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Reply #406 - Sep 7th, 2018 at 8:15pm

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Thursday 6th
We moved on to Hynes on the Rocklands...been here several times
 

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Reply #407 - Sep 7th, 2018 at 8:28pm

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Dave, do you know if they have restocked the lake at Ratzcastle??

Photos look good of both sites.
 

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Reply #408 - Sep 7th, 2018 at 9:11pm

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Yes they have and becoming good size...just under plate size...yellow belly...red fin/ yellow fin...and trout as well
 
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Reply #409 - Sep 12th, 2018 at 7:43pm

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Well today is day 13 of this trip and we have moved on to Jeparit CP near Lake Hindmarch North of Horsham ...we been here 2013...only thing thats changed is now has 2 small cabins

We have power at $20 night
 

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