Site, Travel & Transport


The site for VG2019 is MAFEKING ROVER PARK


Mafeking is located on Caveat-Dropmore Rd, in the Strathbogie Ranges, just over 150 km North of Melbourne CBD, approximately a 2 hour drive. 
Care should be taken when driving on the surrounding roads as some are narrow and often have a large amount of local traffic. Night driving should also be cautious as their is a large amount of wildlife both in the surrounding area and on Mafeking itself. One (1) trailer per unit may be left at the campsite attached to a car for the whole weekend - you cannot exit the camp until after the camp closes on Sunday afternoon. See the Conditions of Entry for full details. 

TRAVEL OPTIONS

Drive

The drive is about 1 hour 30 minutes from Melbourne and is easily accessible from google maps

From Yea

Yea is accessible via the Maroondah Highway then Melba Highways from the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. From Yea turn onto the Goulburn Valley Highway which heads to Seymour. Approximately 3 km from Yea the Ghin Ghin Road (Marked by a Mafeking sign) branches right and heads through Highlands and Caveat to Mafeking Rover Park.

From Seymour

Seymour is accessible via the Hume Highway from the western suburbs of Melbourne. From Seymour head towards Yea, under the Railway line and turn left onto Highlands Road (Marked by Mafeking Sign and sign marked “Highlands”) just before Mitre 10 and Seymour High School. Once on Highlands Road you do not need to turn until you reach the T intersection at Highlands and turn left on the Ghin Ghin Road (which comes from Yea). 

From Euroa

On the Hume Highway take the South Euroa exit and turn left on to the overpass. You will come to a T intersection from which you turn right onto Creightons Creek Road. Travel about 30 km until you reach Terip Terip and turn right. Approximately 4 km later turn right onto Springs Road. Follow this road until you come to a T intersection and turn left onto Boundary Road. Follow this road for approximately 3 km and Mafeking will be on your right. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • Catch a train from Melbourne to Seymour Station (about 1 hour 20 Minutes), then the VG Shuttle Bus to Mafeking (about 45 minutes - at an extra cost). 
  • You will need to look up the trains timetable to work out what time the trains are getting into Seymour so that you are able to coordinate with your bus pick up time. 
  • There will be Scouting personnel at Seymour Station to direct you to the VG bus pick up area. 
  • If you miss your train or it is delayed, make sure to ring VG admin on 0409 123 043 to let them know so that they can re-organised your bus seat or alternate transport

SHUTTLE BUS

  • The cost of taking the shuttle bus from Seymour Station to Mafeking on Friday night, or from Mafeking to Seymour on Sunday is as follows: 
    • $15.00 per trip (either Friday or Sunday): 
    • $18.00 if both trips are booked online (Friday and Sunday) 
  • Please note: you will need to book and pay for the VG Shuttle Bus as part of  the registration process by the close of the online booking system (typically one week prior to the event).    
  • Book early, as the bus only seats 40 passengers per trip. If travelling as a Unit, please endeavor to make sure all your members are booked on the same bus. 
  • Bus times:     
    • Friday night from Seymour: 6 pm, 7:30 pm and 9 pm. Extra shuttles will be added if needed. 
    • Sunday afternoon from Mafeking: 12 pm, 1:30 pm and 3 pm