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This cache is part of the Australian Adventure Riders series of caches intended to be accessed by motorbike, but all welcome.
The cache has been placed across and up the road a bit from Hammonds Camping Area, where the Otway Forest Park adjoins the Great Otway National Park. It can be accessed via Hammonds Road or Bambra Road. There is a fairly-new toilet facility, although it should be noted that this is a "No Fires" campground.
Many roads and tracks in this area are ideally suited for Adventure riders, dirt bike riders or 4WD enthusiasts, although the challenge for winter visitors will be finding a route that avoids those tracks that are seasonally closed between 01 June to 31 October each year. Further information on the tracks and road closures can be found from "Parks Victoria". The "specific page" has a "map" you can download (1Mb pdf) that will be very useful for planning your route between the [ADVAUS] caches in this area (strong hint).
Please note that the cache is available all year round - even by 2WD car - via Bambra Road road.
The cache you seek is a camouflaged 1L Sistema, hidden at the base of a large tree. There are a few family-friendly swaps, in addition to the logbook and pen. The cache is close to the parking area, so your vehicle should be visible at all times.
*If you are pursuing other caches in this series (e.g. Gentle Annie Track), the shortest route via the map is via Bambra-Boonah Road and Seaview Road.
Please note the following important warnings:
- Bambra-Boonah Road - Beware! There are currently log trucks using the northern section of this road. It is single-lane carriageway, with blind corners and no where to evade traffic. Not currently recommended, although weekends might be okay (not 100% sure).
- Seaview Road Access - the northern end of this Road has a down-hill section of over 100m that is deeply rutted. When wet it turns into an impassable "slime", where you keep sliding downhill even you have brakes on and feet on the ground (not kidding). It is almost impossible simply to stand. Not recommended in the wet for anyone, and not recommended for 2WD cars at all.
You can easily detour by continuing along Bambra Road to Bambra and then following the tarmac to Deans Marsh and towards Lorne, where you can pick up the southern end of Seaview Road.
(No hints available.)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum