2014 Christmas BBQ / Picnic

Event Date: 
Sun, 14/12/2014 - 12:30 to 16:00


Michael and Michelle have once again kindly agreed to host the club’s Christmas Picnic / BBQ at their property on the banks of the Maribyrnong river in Keilor. 

This Year's BBQ will be held on Sunday December 14

Trip Planning Meeting

Event Date: 
Thu, 20/11/2014 - 19:30 to 21:00

We are holding a trip planning meeting on Thur. 20th. Nov. 2014  at 7.30pm.

We will meet upstairs at East Malvern RSL to sketch out some of the trips for the next 12 months.

If you intend to run some trips over the next 12 months or even if you have ideas for trips or places to visit but don't want to run the trip then come along.

If you can't make the night but have ideas please let me know, I can be contacted by phoning 0488018070 or sending an email to trips@rangeroverclub.org.au

John Cunning

Trips are the lifeblood of the club so thanks in advance for your input.


Oxfam Christmas Tree Deliveries 2014

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/12/2014 (All day)

Oxfam Christmas Tree Delivery Run Sat. 6th. Dec 2014 or Sun 7th. Dec. 2014

Oxfam Christmas Tree Deliveries have traditionally received great support from the RRCV and Four Wheel Drive Vic. and this year deliveries can be carried out on either Sat. 6th. Dec. south and east of Melb. or Sun. 7th. Dec. west of Melb.  So if you are able to volunteer a few hours of your time to deliver Christmas trees for Oxfam then please sign up on the website or contact John Cunning on 0488018070.    

Please Note the new collection point for Saturday 6th. Dec is Heatherwood School, 370-380 Springvale Rd. Donvale. Vic. 3111

Annual Far East Gippsland Track Clearing - with Parks Victoria

Event Date: 
Sat, 25/10/2014 (All day) to Sun, 26/10/2014 (All day)

Once again we will be assisting Parks Victoria in track clearing the weekend prior to Cup weekend.  The tracks we will be focussing on are the remote Deddick Trail, Bowens Track and  Waratah Flat in the Snowy River National Park.   Due to extensive fires early this year in the Snowy River National Park together with storms and high winds, Parks Victoria are predicting that there will be many trees to clear and tracks could be damaged.  

Well equipped vehicles with winches, chain saw certified operators and sturdy chainsaws will be required.  Only people with a current chainsaw certificate will be able to use a chainsaw. People to assist will also be welcome.  We will be bush camping in remote bush or camping at McKillops campground depending on progress made.  Parks Victoria Rangers will be accompanying each of the 3 groups and provide communications support.

Contact Prue Hasler for more information

0439 890 688

Ross Dean's Licola to Hotham Trip

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/11/2014 - 17:00 to Tue, 04/11/2014 - 11:10

Licola to Hotham

1st to 4th. November 2014. Cup Weekend!

Trip Leader: Ross Dean

For the past few years Ross has run this iconic trip and it is on again in 2014. Starting at Licola and ending at Mt Hotham, this trip presents club members with the opportunity to experience some of the best that the Victorian High Country has to offer. The route travelled and camp sites visited can vary from year to year, depending on weather and other circumstances. Regular places visited include, Mt Wellington, Millers Hut, Wonnangatta River, Talbotville, Blue Rag Track (this is a highlight).

Wyperfeld Weekend

Event Date: 
Sat, 20/09/2014 - 09:00 to Sun, 21/09/2014 - 17:00

The exact itinerary is still being developed but the basic plan is to camp at Wyperfeld Wonga camp ground for two nights. We will explore the Big Desert tracks to the west of Lake Albacutya  and to the north of Wonga camp ground and well as some of the walks near the camp ground.

Trip standard: Easy to medium depending on weather conditions.

Short Notice... Mt Skene Snow Camping Trip

Event Date: 
Sat, 16/08/2014 - 09:00 to Sun, 17/08/2014 - 17:00

I have been asked by a couple of friends to run another trip to Mt Skene, I’m opening this to club members and have space for 3 cars.  We will be starting in Walhalla and travelling some of the harder tracks north of there on our way to Mt Skene.  Camping will be above the snowline on Mt Skene.  Depending on conditions we will travel to Jamieson or back towards Rawson on the Sunday. 

Narbethong Base Camp 18 & 19 October

Event Date: 
Sat, 18/10/2014 - 09:00 to Sun, 19/10/2014 - 16:00

The weekend will consist of two different trips that will, depending on numbers, be run over two days. And if necessary we can add another trip if numbers are high.

Departure time 9.00am Saturday morning and return to the Hotel late afternoon. Evening meal and social at the hotel.