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If you are not a member of the club, and would like to join us on a trip, contact the Trips Coordinator to discuss what might suit you. 

There are some trips that don't require training but all require insurance, in the form of club Temporary Membership. It's only $11 but gets your name on our club insurance policy.   


Upcoming events

    • 4 Apr 2017
    • 6 Dec 2017
    • 9 sessions
    • East Malvern RSL

    We meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month (avoiding January and some major holidays).

    We follow a general structure but the evening is a fairly informal event:

    • New members welcome
    • Trip reports
    • Guest speaker (or guided discussion on a relevant subject)
    • Tea break (tea provided)
    • Raffle 
    • General club business 
    The East Malvern RSL has a good bistro, and there's time to eat if you get there by 6:30-7:00.

    If you are not a member and interested in joining let us know you're coming so we can help you feel welcome.
    • 4 Oct 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • East Malvern RSL Club, Flanders Room (ex Ladies Bowls Room downstairs).
    • 0

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    Targeted at new members, but also open to members who have recently changed vehicles or need a refresher. This course is free to new members and a nominal charge is applicable for repeat members. The RRCV's Driver Trainers are accredited with FWDV and on completion of both theory and practical sessions, you will receive a proficiency certificate that is recognised by all FWDV affiliated clubs. Theory is at East Malvern RSL Club, Flanders Room (ex Ladies Bowls Room downstairs). 

    Time: Course commences at 7:30pm sharp - please arrive at least 10 minutes beforehand to complete some paperwork. The practical session is on the Sunday  October 8th  (details provided at the Theory session) - sign up here for both the theory and practical sessions. 

    Signups: members - please log in and sign up via the form below. Enquiries to the driver training co-ordinator, Manole Ioannou. training@rangeroverclub.org.au 

    Please note that student numbers are limited by the number of instructors available. 

    Be prepared to learn and have fun! 

    Note: If this session is fully booked please register your interest by emailing training@rangeroverclub.org.au and we will organise another course as soon as possible.

    • 8 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Black Spur Inn
    • 1

    Do not Register here. Register for  the theory night event only


    • 27 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 29 Oct 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Yark
    • 0

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    Trip Leader: Kenny Macleod (0421 952 540) 

    Cruiserkhana is back a little later than normal. 

    It's a weekend of fun and competition we're teams and individuals compete for some amazing prizes and a trophy - the club won the team eventast year. 

    Current gathering numbers, a formal submission needs to be made to the Toyota Land Cruiser club. 

    We will try for two teams of three this year. If it fills up add yourself to the waitlist and well see if we can get a third team together. 

    Note: Early bird price is $121 per driver and $60 per navigator. After July, it goes up by around $20.

    We'll post more soon... 

    Trip Standard: Easy/Medium


    • 4 Nov 2017
    • NA

    Non members invited to join a club trip need to register for Temporary Membership. This is a legal requirement and covers 4WD Victoria's insurance.

    Must be arranged & paid for prior to 1st trip.


    • 4 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 7 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Victorian High Country
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    Description:  This trip will start early on Saturday morning at Sheepyard Flat (approximately 3½ hours drive from Melbourne) and take 4 days to travel through the Victorian high country, visiting some of the high country’s most iconic locations.  From Sheepyard flat, we will climb up into the alpine regions to the south of Mt Buller to visit Bluff hut and Lovicks hut for magnificent views northward toward Mt Buller.  We will then continue to Howitt hut on the high plains for lunch and down into the Wonnangatta valley for the first night’s camp at the old Wonnangatta homestead site.  (est distance 130 Km). 

    Little now remains of the homestead apart from its foundations and a number of European trees, but on day 2 will spend some time in the Wonnangatta Valley and explore the homestead site and the cemetery before heading to Guys hut and then Mt Murray for lunch.  Here we can take a short walk to the summit for magnificent 360 degree views of the high country to the south (weather permitting).  We will then descend into the Buckland valley via Mt Selwyn and camp at Beveridge Station (est distance 70 Km).  This site was settled by the Beveridge brothers in the mid 1880’s, but the Buckland Valley is more famous for being one of the riches alluvial gold fields in Victoria.  Gold was discovered in 1850 by Henry Pardoe who obtained 360 oz of gold in just a couple of days!! 

    On day 3 we will travel via some of the tracks to the south of the Buffalo Plateau to camp at Lake Cobbler (est dist 100 Km).  Lake Cobbler was originally an alpine wetland and the lake was created by loggers in the mid 1900’s by damming one end of the valley.

    On the last day we will descend into the King Valley via the Staircase and King hut to reach the Mt Stirling Circuit Road and then on to Craigs Hut, Mt Stirling, Binderee Falls (time permitting) and the Mt Buller village before returning to Mansfield where the trip will end (est dist 110 Km).

    Equipment:  This trip will be suited to confident 4WDrivers with some experience.  Your vehicle will need to be equipped with a UHF radio (or one borrowed from the club), good all terrain tyres, low range, 4WD and have reasonable clearance (approx. 200mm recommended). You will need camping gear (no trailers!) and food and supplies for 4 days in the bush. Bring your recovery gear if you have it.

    Trip Standard: Medium - Hard – some steep, low-range hill climbs and some rocky tracks!

    Fuel: a full tank ex Mansfield where all fuels are available. NB the Mansfield service station closes at 9:00 om Friday evenings.  Approx. distance 410Km.

    Further info and briefings closer to the time - or email me with any questions.

    Convoy limit: 8 vehicles

    Meeting Arrangements:  8:00 am Saturday morning at Sheepyard Flat

    Sheepyard flat directions (Google maps shows Howqua track to Sheepyard flat)
    • From Mansfield, take the Mt Buller Road for 20 Km to Merrijig.
    • 2 Km past Merrijig, turn right onto Howqua track (the turnoff is well signposted)
    • Follow Howqua Track (a well graded 2WD dirt road) for 19 Km (approx.) down into the valley to a bridge over the Howqua River.  Ignore any minor roads branching off Howqua Track
    • I will try to find a camp site for our group just past the bridge on the left of the road.  I will have channel 15 open, so you can call on the UHF is you cannot find us.

    Trip Leader: Graeme Carter ph 0400 195 932 or email graeme.carter23@bigpond.com

    • 4 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 7 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Licola to Hotham, Victoria
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    Trip Leader:  Ross Dean

    Description:  For the past few years Ross has run this iconic trip over Cup Weekend and it is on again in 2017. 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).

    Meet at: The general store in Licola at 9:00 am on the Saturday morning.

    Trip Standard:  Medium (if wet, can be hard in places)

    Equipment:  Well maintained vehicle with low range, well shod All Terrain tyres, standard recovery gear (snatch strap, shackles, shovel etc) plus extras. Camping gear and food/water provisions for 3 nights. UHF Radio.

    Fuel:  full tank ex Licola. Petrol vehicles are advised to carry extra fuel as there is no fuel available at Mt Hotham - next stop is Harrietville. Return trip is generally via Harrietville, Bright, Myrtleford.

    Weather:  It's Victorian High Country - expect the best or the worst. (Some trips have seen late snow falls).

    Limit: 7 vehicles + Ross, due to limited camping site availability.  

    Contact: Ross Dean for more details: 98873109 or sign up on the website.


    • 4 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 7 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • North Western Victoria
    • 5

     

    Hattah Lakes and the Murray - Sunset National Parks - Cup Weekend

    Dates: 4th to the 7th November 2017

    Location: North Western Victoria - Victoria’s Deserts

    Trip Leader: Lloyd Hetrick

    Description: 

    There will be two options for this trip depending on the conditions and access into the Hattah - Kulkyne National Park.

    Trip Standard: Easy to Medium - all vehicles must have low range and high clearance is advisable if doing Option 2 where there will be lots of sand driving. Its advisable to of completed your driver training but it is not essential

    Option 1. 

    The plan is to spend two nights Saturday and Sunday camped on the Murray and do two day trips into the Hattah - Kulkyne National Park doing some nature of the nature trail walks. Then pack up camp and head into the Murray - Sunset National Park on the Monday and spending a day exploring the park before finding a camp site near the Pink Lakes then on the Tuesday heading to and exploring the area around the lakes before heading home.

    Day 1. Meeting place will be at Hattah on the Calder Hwy where we will then head off into the National Park visiting the Visitors centre and                         exploring the southern part of the park on the way through the park to the Murray - Kulkyne Park on the banks of the Murray where we will find a camp site. It is not intended that this will be a long day and there should be plenty of time for a swim or some fishing in the Murray at the end of the day - note a NSW fishing licence is required to fish in the Murray and can be purchased at the Hattah or Wemen stores. This camp will be a base camp so on: 

    Day 2. We will do a day trip into the Hattah Lakes National Park exploring the northern section, again this should not be along day.

    Day 3. We will pack up camp and head into the Murray - Sunset National Park and explore the northeastern section of the park before finding a camp site on the way towards the Pink Lakes.

    Day 4. The morning will be spent exploring the area around the Pink Lakes before heading to Underbool for a coffee and/or some lunch and then heading home.

    Fuel is available at Ouyen, Underbool and at Wemen. - a full tank when leaving Ouyen should be ample to get to Underbool.

    There are no toilet facilities in the camp areas on the Murray - bring a shovel.

     

    Option 2. (only if Hattah Lakes is not accessible)

    The plan is to do overnight camps and travel each day. We will travel through the eastern part of the Wyperfeld National Park, pass through and fuel up at Underbool before heading into the Murray - Sunset National Park pass the Pink Lakes and then across to the border track and then follow the border track Sturt Hwy before heading home. This trip follows follows the Border Track Trip in Hema’s 4WD Adventures book.

    Day 1. Meet in Hopetoun on the Henty Hwy from where we will then head off into the Wyperfeld National Park winding our way through the eastern section around the Wirrengren Plain to Underbool for a cool drink and where we will top up with fuel and then to head to the Pink Lakes with the aim of camping at the Lake Becking or Mt Crozier Campsites.

    Day 2. Take the Sunset Track to the Border Track making camp in the Pheenys Track campsite.

    Day 3. Follow the Border track up to the Murray and then follow the track along the Murray towards Kulnine East near where we will camp. 

    Day 4. Pack up camp and following the tracks near the river head into Mildura for a coffee before heading home.

    Fuel is available at Hopetoun, Underbool and in Renmark (60km roundtrip back to the track)

    There are toilet facilities at all but the last campsite.

    General notes for both trips:

    Meeting time: 9.00am Saturday the 4th at either Hattah or Hopetoun local stores - I will notify all participants of which option we will be doing on the Wednesday or Thursday before we leave after I have checked out what the conditions are like at Hattah Lakes.

    Equipment: Well maintained vehicle with well shod All Terrain tyres, standard recovery gear (snatch strap, shackles, shovel etc) plus bring recovery tracks only if you have them (I have some and will share if required) and any other extras you think you may need for sand driving. Camping gear and food/water provisions for 3 nights. UHF Radio. Air compressor. Fishing rod if you are a fishermen as there should be opportunities to fish in the Murray.

    Weather: Its early November so could be hot during the day and cool at nights. Its anticipated it will be fine for most of the trip but bring a rain coat in case of the odd shower.

    Limit: 5 vehicles plus Lloyd

    Contact: Lloyd Hetrick for more details - 0418 336 156 

    Regards

    Lloyd 

    Ph: 0418 336 156

    Email: lhetrick@optusnet.com.au 

    • 2 Dec 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 3 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Victorian High Country
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    Description:  The weekend is to be based at the Icicles Ski Club lodge on Mount Buller (approximately 3 hours from Melbourne).  It will be a base camp using club lodge accommodation within the Mount Buller Alpine Village.  Lodge accommodation cost is approximately $35 for adults and $25 for children per person/night, available on both Friday and Saturday nights.  We will be self-catering for meals within the lodge. The lodge has 11 individual bedrooms with 2 to 5 bunks/beds in each and bathrooms shared between 2 rooms. 

    NB Last year we were the only party in the lodge, but it may be shared with Icicles club members and if so, then RRCV members may have to share a bunk room with other RRCV members. Also if the trip is full, then all people in your vehicle will need to share a bunk room.

    This is an ideal trip for members that want to experience great 4WDriving, mountain views and high country history without camping.  Highlights include stunning views from Mount Stirling, Bluff hut, Craigs Hut (to name a few), plus some challenging 4WD tracks. Two day trips are proposed.

    Day 1.  Starting at Mount Buller, we drive to Howqua Gap via the Corn Hill Road and around the Circuit Road to Bindaree Falls.  There is a short walk to the falls and the outlook down the valley from behind the waterfall can be quite spectacular.  Then we descend into the Howqua valley to Bindaree Hut and climb up to Bluff hut hut for magnificent views back toward Mt Buller.  We travel back to the lodge via Sheepyard Flat with a short side trip to Fry’s hut (time permitting).  Back at the lodge, we can walk to the summit to see where we have travelled for the day and hopefully to view a spectacular sunset and/or wander around the Alpine Village.  Distance for the day is approximately 162 km

    Day 2.  Starting again at Mount Buller, we head down to Howqua Gap and along the Stirling Circuit Road to Craigs Hut, where the Man from Snowy River was filmed.  We then descend into the King river valley and ford the river a few times before arriving at Pineapple Flat for lunch.  Back across the King River to Weston Track, we visit No 3 Hut and after following Carters and Buttercup Roads, we arrive at Merrijig and continue on to Mansfield for an end of trip coffee before a 2.5 hour drive back to Melbourne.  Distance for the day is approximately 106 km.

    Due to the need to finalise accommodation numbers with Icicles, cut-off date for sign-up is Tuesday14 November (or when the convoy limit is reached).  Please advise in the comments in your sign-up, the number of people and number of nights accommodation required (Fri/Sat or just Sat).  Following that date, members will be advised of payment arrangements and meeting arrangements for either Friday evening or Saturday morning, depending arrival times at Mount Buller.

    Weather:  Alpine environment, potentially cold and wet. Bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

    Equipment:  This trip will be suited to confident 4WDrivers with some experience.  Your vehicle will need to be equipped with a UHF radio (or one borrowed from the club), good all terrain tyres, low range, 4WD and have reasonable clearance (approx. 200mm recommended). You will need your own food and supplies for the 2 days. Bring your recovery gear if you have it.

    Trip Standard: Medium -  some steep, low-range hill climbs and some rocky tracks!

    Fuel: a full tank ex Mansfield where all fuels are available. NB the Mansfield service station closes at 9:00 om Friday evenings.  Approx. distance 268 Km.

    Convoy limit: 11 vehicles  

    Meeting Arrangements:  8:00 am Saturday morning at Icicles Ski Lodge. Stirling road Mt Buller Village.

    Trip Leader: Graeme Carter ph 0400 195 932 or email graeme.carter23@bigpond.com
    Further info and briefings closer to the time - or email me with any questions.

Past events

2 Sep 2017 Strath Creek - Wallan Day trip
2 Sep 2017 Wallan - Strath Creek Day trip
26 Aug 2017 EOI (by 9th August) Walhalla to Jamieson via Mt Skene
20 Aug 2017 Wombat Day Trip, Easy to Medium Std.
6 Aug 2017 A Sunday Lunch at The Plough Trentham
27 Jul 2017 ARB Factory Tour
12 Jul 2017 Driver Training Theory
9 Jul 2017 Sunday Trip - South Col and More 2/2 - A Bush Matters trip with the Haslers.
8 Jul 2017 Saturday Trip - South Col and More 1/2 - A Bush Matters trip with the Haslers.
6 Jul 2017 Simpson Desert, Birdsville and Corner Country
10 Jun 2017 Butcher Country - Queen's Birthday Weekend
10 Jun 2017 Butcher country track/caledonia track
26 May 2017 Following Burke and Wills
21 May 2017 Marysville to Thornton
7 May 2017 Wombat Wanderings - Blackwood to Daylesford and back
3 May 2017 Driver Training Theory
29 Apr 2017 Marysville Show and Shine
22 Apr 2017 Coonawarra Trip
14 Apr 2017 Border Track-Murray Sunset - Easter Trip
1 Apr 2017 Walhalla - Aberfeldy Track
25 Mar 2017 Advanced Recovery Training Course
23 Mar 2017 Licola to Horseyard Flat
11 Mar 2017 Dargo Spit Roast Dinner
19 Feb 2017 Wandin - Victorian 4WD Show
9 Feb 2017 Trip Planning Meeting for 2017
22 Jan 2017 Otways Day Trip - Anglesea to Lorne
3 Jan 2017 Mt Buller, surrounding mountains and cattlemen’s huts
28 Dec 2016 Photography Day Trip
6 Dec 2016 Annual Christmas Meeting
8 Nov 2016 Monthly Meeting
29 Oct 2016 Licola to Hotham Cup Weekend
29 Oct 2016 Mansfield, Wonnangatta valley, Mt Murray, Lake Cobbler trip
22 Oct 2016 Bush Mechanics Workshop
22 Oct 2016 Range Rover Driver Training Practical
22 Oct 2016 Annual Far East Gippsland Track Clearing
19 Oct 2016 Range Rover Driver Training Theory
19 Oct 2016 RRCV Committee Meeting

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