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Travel instructions to Arapiles. Tuesday, 15 February 2011 At 11:16:37 PM Chockstone Moderator
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On 14/02/2011 kieranl wrote:
>We really should have a Sticky on the Find Climbers and Crags and Beta forums for travel instructions to Arapiles.

A good idea. Consider it done! (There is a sticky pointer back to this thread, over on Crag and Beta section).

A compilation from a couple of recent threads.
Feel free to add corrections and updates as necessary.


An enquirer wrote something like;
>We are arriving in Melbourne. We are trying to get to Arapiles without renting or buying a car. Please help with advice on how to do it.

On 13/02/2011 kieranl wrote:
>5th March is a Saturday. Most people from Melbourne will be travelling from Melbourne on Friday for the weekend.
>Were you planning on getting to Arapiles on the Saturday, Sunday or Monday?
>If your're lucky someone will be coming up on the Sunday with space.
>V-Line train and bus to Horsham (30 km from Arapiles) operates daily - think it's about $25 per person one way. During the week there is a connecting bus from Horsham to Arapiles in early afternoon but on weekends you'll have to hitch (or take a taxi but that's an expensive option and sounds like not on your radar).

On 14/02/2011 ajfclark wrote:
>Catch a v-line train/bus to Horsham, hitch to Arapiles (or catch the bus maybe? Timetable. )

On 14/02/2011 s1Mon.at wrote:
>(on a different note and should I find Internet again, one more question:
>how do I get out there without my own car easiest? Take bus? Go to Arapiles
>Campground to find other climbers? Will I die without a tent? Are there
>other accommodation options out there?

and Wendy replied:
>Take V line train/bus combo Southern Cross Station to Horsham Coach Terminal. Hitch to Arapiles. Try and pick up someone with a tent. Failing that, bivy out, if it rains, move into the picnic shelter. Meeting people there will be easy. other accomodation options involve hitching to the mt each day. Try really hard to pick up. Seriously, it is normally fine to bivy, later this week might get a bit wet, but the picnic shelter is huge. Or you can stop at Kmart in horsham and buy a tent for $20.

On 14/02/2011 widewetandslippery wrote:
>Additional advice is that a shuttle bus runs from the Horsham coach terminal. If you go from melbourne you get into horsham about 11:30. you can leave your stuff at the bus station. Go shopping in bulk and return to bus station. This means you can buy as much shit as you want without having to worry about carrying it anywhere. The shutle bus leaves around 2pm? and can drop you off directly at arapiles.

ajfclark added:
>2:20pm. Timetable with phone number to get the return bus is linked above. You have to ask the driver to stop at Arapiles.

On 12/12/2012 kieranl wrote:
>Make sure to catch the train on Friday morning or you'll miss the Horsham-Arapiles
>bus connection which only runs once a day Monday-Friday.

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