The second lot of stepping stones wasn't so easy, Anakie Gorge, in the Brisbane Ranges, north of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. This lot of stepping stones was much more of a challenge! There was no obvious path so I ended up getting out and finding a way through the rocks and walking the Overlander across. But on the way back I found I didn't really need to get out and rode across. Doing this sort of thing makes you realise that the capabilities of the Overlander by Terrain Hopper are just awesome! January 2017.
This is definitely Level 5 stuff. The vertical drop at the stone wall on the other side requires very careful negotiation, even in an Overlander 4Z! I got out of the Overlander and walked it down into the creek bed. Once in the creek bed it was pretty straightforward, but still Level 4.
There's a challenge for Parks Victoria here. Come on guys, this is not giving the less abled in the community fair access! By all means use the stepping stones for those able to use them, but a simple path alongside them opens the Gorge up to many more people. Without a serious four wheel drive off-road wheelchair, this is as far as a person with a walking limitation can go. Even people who can do some walking, like older people, find the stepping stones intimidating and won't be able to go any further. Come on, Parks Victoria, this needs to be better!
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