Vennells and Middle Ridge - 26-30 November 2021

This is where we went; Wurundjeri, Taungurung and Gunaikurnai Country.

Warburton Swing Bridge.

Vennells Campground by the Big River.

A sizeable collection of firewood.

The Big River, which had quite a flow going.

This superb fairy-wren sure loved KEV570.

Target shooting.

Taking Jaffa for a walk. Jaffa lost his privilege of freedom after jumping in the river, getting swept away and needing rescuing.

Cooking up a storm!

Tomahawk steaks.

Bacon and eggs.



Nailed it!

Cheesy garlic bread.

Roast veggies.

Climbing Mt Duffy.

Mt Duffy summit.

Lush valley.

Mt Bullfight.

Mt Torbreck.


Blue-tongued lizard.

Crossing the picturesque Enoch Creek.

The small, sleepy off-the-grid village of Enoch Point.

Lake Eildon and The Paps.

Goulburn Arm, Lake Eildon.

Looking a lot healthier than when I was last here 18 months ago. Photo taken: 29 March 2020.

Granny's Flat Campground.

Jamieson River.


Cresting Mt Skene.

Looking towards the south-west.

Looking towards the north-east.

Mt Buller.

Our plan A (Barkly River) fell through.

So did our plan B (Mt Skene Creek).

We had little choice but to camp at this clearing at the top of Mountain Ash Spur. It actually wasn't a bad spot; very peaceful.

Travelling Middle Ridge Road.

Thin but dense.

The start of the notorious Barkly River Jeep Track; we didn't drive it though.

The Sentinels, The Gable End and the Macalister River Valley.

Ferntree gully. LOL.

Purple wildflowers.


Interesting shoots coming out of this dead tree.

Checking the depth and base of this bog hole.

Getting through.

Steep and rutted descent of Shillinglaw Spur.

We eventually made it to Mt Skene Creek via the long way.

Shillinglaw Creek flowing into Mt Skene Creek.

Camp by Mt Skene Creek.

My newest tent, which allowed me to gaze at the stars whilst lying in bed.

Trying his luck in Mt Skene Creek.

Barkly River.

Rugged gorge country.

Mt Margaret Range.

The Target Creek Valley was quite a sight after all of the recent rain.

It wasn't looking nearly so healthy 4-5 years ago. Photo taken: 12 March 2017.

Not a bad spot to live.

Macalister River.

McMillan Lookout.

It's been a long day!