The site for VG2019 is:

Mafeketing located on Gembrook-Launching Place Road, Gembrook, in the Dandenong Ranges, just over 70km east of Melbourne, approximately 1 hour 30 minutes drive.
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:


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



 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). 



 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 30km until you reach Terip Terip and turn right. Approximately 4kms 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 3km and Mafeking will be on your right. 



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 co-ordinate 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-organise your bus seat. 



Please note: you will need to book and pay for the VG Shuttle Bus as part of the registration process by 25 November 2019.

Book early, as the bus only seats 40 passengers per trip.  If travelling as a Unit, please endeavour to make sure all your members are booked on the same bus.
The cost of taking the shuttle bus from Ferntree Gully Station to Gilwell on the Friday night, or from Gilwell to Ferntree Gully on the Sunday is as follows:
1 trip (either Friday or Sunday):   $10.00 each way
2 trips (Friday and Sunday) :   $15.00 for both

Bus times:

Friday night from Seymour:   6pm, 7.30pm and 9pm. Extra shuttles will be added if needed.

Sunday afternoon from Mafeketing:   12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm


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