Range Rover Club Victoria

New Member? 

Part of your membership includes training - have a look below to see if any training courses are planned. If not, email the Training Coordinator to arrange the next course.

Not a Member? 

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. 

Everyone going on a club trip needs to be either a Member or Temporary Member, for insurance purposes. Temporary Membership is only $15 but gets your name on our club insurance policy.   


Upcoming events

    • 5 Feb 2018
    • 4 Dec 2018
    • 11 sessions
    • East Malvern RSL

    We meet at 8pm on the 1st Tuesday of most month (avoiding January and some major holidays).

    The East Malvern RSL has a good bistro, and there's time to eat if you get there by 6:30-7:00.

    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 
    If you are not a member and interested in joining let us know you're coming so we can help you feel welcome.
    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Yark
    • 2
    Register

    To register for this event you need to do two things

    • Register and pay at cruiserkhana.com.au and 
    • tell us that you have done so by signing up as a club trip here . 


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    Cruiserkhana is back!

    It's a weekend of fun and competition where teams and individuals compete for some amazing prizes and a trophy - our club won the team event in 2016 and came a close 2nd place last year.

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

    Note: Price is $195 for driver and navigator - further pricing below:

    Convoy limit: depends on inter-club demand - won't be more than six but might only be three. 

    It's important to register on Cruiserkhana site to ensure you get a space.

    Trip Standard: Easy/Medium - You need a rated recovery point and a snatch strap.

    To view a video of last year’s highlights go to https://youtu.be/3GAGrakKRkk.

    For more information and to enter on-line go to www.cruiserkhana.com.au.


    Details:

    What is CruiserKhana?

    CruiserKhana is a 4WD competition focused on testing the driver’s skill and knowledge of their vehicles capabilities by simulating various off-road scenarios and conditions. The competition is designed for standard 4WD vehicles or those set up for touring. As a result, highly modified vehicles are not required.

    Who runs CruiserKhana?

    CruiserKhana is run by the Toyota Land Cruiser Club of Australia (Victoria) Inc. otherwise known as the TLCCV.

    When is CruiserKhana held?

    The CruiserKhana event is being held over the weekend of the  19/20/21 October 2018.

    Where is CruiserKhana located?

    The CruiserKhana event is held at the TLCCV property near Yarck, in northeast Victoria, less than a two-hour drive from the outskirts of Melbourne. Signs to the event are displayed from the Yarck Hotel on the Maroondah Highway from midday on the Friday, October 19th 2018.

    What are the costs?

    1. One Competitor and Navigator - $195
    2. Two Competitors sharing the same vehicle - $265 ($132.50 each)
    3. Non Competitor - $50 each
    4. Children under 12 - $ 35
    5. Children under 5 – free

    The cost includes camping and three course presentation dinner on Saturday night.

    Are there Prizes?

    Yes, thanks to our Major Partners ARB, Terrain Tame and Piranha, as well as many other valued sponsor, we expect to have over $10,000 worth of prizes on offer this year.

    How do I enter?

    Go to the website www.cruiserkhana.com.au   or just click “Apply Now”.

    And make sure you sign up as a RRCV trip to tell us you're going.

    https://www.tlccv.com.au/index.php/cruiserkhana

    https://www.tlccv.com.au/index.php/cruiserkhana/ckhana-2018-faqs

    Trip Leader: Kenny Macleod - 0421 952 540 & kenny@scotel.com

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Far East Gippsland
    • 20
    Register

    Annual Far East Gippsland Track Clearing with Parks Vic. 

     

    Trip Title*:

    Annual Far East Gippsland Track Clearing with Parks Vic

    Trip Type*:

    Weekend

    Start Date:

    20/10/2018

    End Date:

    21/10/2018

    General Description*:

    Annual Far East Gippsland Track Clearing with Parks Vic

    We will again be assisting Parks Victoria Rangers with track clearing and track assessments. Tracks will be within the Snowy Rover NP, Errinundra NP and Alpine NP. We will be travelling in remote mountains and bush with Parks Vic Rangers and this is a marvellous opportunity to experience some remote corners of Gippsland, assist Parks Vic and learn about how the bush is managed.
    Dinner on Saturday night will most likely be hosted by the Tubbut Community with assistance from Parks Vic.
    Trip run in conjunction with the Pajero 4WD Club, Land Rover Owners’ Club and the VNPA

    Trip Difficulty*:

    Medium

    Meeting Place*:

    Meeting places to be advised. Some people usually meet at Goongerah or Orbost and others at McKillops Bridge

    Meeting Time*:

    08:00 AM

    Minimum tyre type*:

    All Terrain

    Required Equipment*:

    Low Range, Snatch strap & shackle, UHF Radio

    Additional Equipment required:

    Camping gear, food and water for the weekend.
    Leather gloves, saws, crowbar, shovel.
    Clothing for wet and cold conditions.
    Full fuel tank from Orbost or Buchan.
    Driver training advised.
    Chain saws together with all safety equipment including chaps, steel toe capped boots, helmet, goggles, ear muffs for those who have completed a certified chainsaw course. Vehicles with winches encouraged although not compulsory. People required with chainsaws as well as those to clear timber from the tracks.

    Approximate Trip Distance*:

    250km Orbost to Orbost

    Maximum Vehicles*:

    20

    Trailers permitted:

    No

    Accommodation:

    Bush camping at McKillops Bridge camping area

    Trip Leader*:

    John and Prue Hasler

    Email*:

    p.thwait@bigpond.net.au

    Phone Number:

    59757350

    Preferred Contact Method:

    Email

     

     

       

     

    • 3 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 6 Nov 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Mansfield, Wonnangatta valley, Mt Murry, Lake Cobbler
    • 0
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    Mansfield, Wonnangatta valley, Mt Murry, Lake Cobbler trip.  Sat 3/Nov to Tue 6/Nov

    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 with 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 140 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 85 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 110 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 and the Mt Buller village before returning to Mansfield where the trip will end (est dist 115 Km). 

    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 (at least 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:  Hard – some steep, low-range hill climbs and some rocky tracks!

    Fuel:  a full tank ex Mansfield where all fuels are available.  Approx. distance 450Km.  There is no fuel along this route, so you will need to carry enough for the entire distance of mainly low range driving.  For some vehicles, this will necessitate carrying additional fuel.

    Distance: Approx. distance from Mansfield is 450 Km of mainly low range driving. 
     
    Duration: 4 days

    Convoy limit: 6 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 TrackI 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. 
    We will aim to finish about 4.00pm in Mansfield 

    Trip Leaders: Graeme Carter ph 0400 195 932 or email graeme.carter23@bigpond.com  
    • 3 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 6 Nov 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Licola Mansfield Wonangatta Station
    • 0
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    Licola to Mansfield via Wonangatta Station

     

    Trip :Licola to Mansfield via Wonangatta Station

    Date: Saturday 3 November to Tuesday 6 November 2018

    Trip description

    This trip travels over the Victorian  high country  from Licola to Mansfield visiting iconic peaks, ridgelines valleys, huts and historic places.

    We  depart from the Licola General Store at 0900 on Saturday morning and travel along the Tamboritha Road up onto McFarlane saddle where we will enjoy morning tea amongst the snow gums. We then continue onto the Moroka Road and turn onto the  Mount Wellington track to Mount Wellington for stunning views over the Latrobe Valley to the south. Returning to the Moroka Road, we then visit the Moroka Hut before arriving at our overnight camp on the Moroka River at Horseyard flat. Time permitting, we can walk to the upper part of the Moroka Gorge and  waterfalls.

    The next day we head up to the Pinnacles for one of the most panoramic views of the high country. We then drop  down the iconic Billy Goat Bluff Track to and cross the Wonnangatta River, passing through Eaglevale and then  up onto the Cynthia Range track, again traversing  another scenic ridge top drive. Finally we drop into the Wonangatta Valley and travel along the picturesque valley to the Wonangatta  homestead for our overnight camp. We will visit the site of the original homestead and the cemetery, both surrounded by 100 year old English trees and hear of the history of the homestead, including the mystery of the  unsolved murder.

    On the third day of our trip, we head further up the valley before climbing Zeta Spur track up onto the Howitt Road along the Snowy Range and then visit Howitt Hut. We then drop down to the headwaters of the Macalister River before climbing up the King Billy Track for our overnight camp at the King Billy saddle amongst the snow gums.

    On our final day we travel along the ridge line with panoramic views to both the north and south, passing by Lovicks and Bluff Huts before dropping down to the Howqua River and then  heading back to Mansfield either via Sheepyard Flat or the Stirling Ring Road, anticipating an arrival in Mansfield of around 4.00pm

    Meeting place and time: Licola General Store at 0900. If you are camping at Licola on Friday night, as I will be, pls let me know and I will book a site in the Licola Caravan Park for you as  we can put a number of tents and people on the one site.

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

    Equipment:  Vehicles are to have low range 4WD capability, good ground clearance (minimum 200mm) , good all-terrain tyres and be  UHF radio equipped. Usual recovery gear is to be carried.

    Trip Standard: Medium to hard.  Some steep, low-range hill climbs and descents and some rocky tracks with a couple  of river crossings.

    Fuel: a full tank ex Heyfield. Whilst there is fuel at the Licola General Store, fuel at Heyfield is better priced. As we will be camping one night at a high altitude  alpine environment, diesel fuel is to have an additive to avoid a possible gelling  of the fuel if temperatures drop below zero. Icebreaker is such an additive.

    Convoy limit: 8 vehicles

    Trip Leader: Graeme Allen

    Contact   Graeme  on 0477488434 or graeme.allen86@gmail.com  for any queries. There is no mobile reception at Licola, so if delayed in arriving, pls ring the Licola General Store on (03) 5148 8786.

       

     

    • 7 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • East Malvern RSL Club, Flanders Room (ex Ladies Bowls Room downstairs).
    • 2
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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 November 11th (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 add your name to the waitlist.  Any further questions email training@rangeroverclub.org.au 


    • 17 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 18 Nov 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Skipworth Campground
    • 0
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    Trip : Base camp - Skipworth campground, Jamieson River

    Date : 17/18 November  2018

     
    Description:   Base camp at the Parks Victoria Skipworth campground on the Jamieson River, approximately 11 km  south of Jamieson on the Mansfield - Woods Point Road from Friday night to Sunday afternoon.  This trip provides the opportunity for members wishing to take their families and caravans or campertailers, as the Skipworth campground is located on the  sealed section of the Mansfield- Woods Point and is  a large  flat grassy site,  set up with toilets and fireplaces. Whilst the campground is on the Jamieson River, drinking water is to be  carried into the campground. 

    Saturday will  see us leaving the campground at  0900 for a trip up to Mount Terrible at 1325m for    morning tea, with great views over the high country, along medium to steep graded   tracks. We then  follow the ridge line south along the Mount Terrible and Ryan Spur tracks to Frenchmans Gap on the Mansfield - Woods Point Road. We then travel north  along the German Spur track back to the main   road stopping at the historic Kevington Pub for light refreshments before returning to our camp.

    On the Sunday , we visit the ruins of the Star of West mine, near Kevington before fording the Jamieson River and heading up the Sappers and the  Jamieson Lookout tracks dropping downdown     into Jamieson. The track are steep up and down  but are good fun. We then return to the campground  for a late lunch and pick up any camping equipment before heading home.

    The Hema Map High Country Victoria, Western Sheet indicates the location of the trip

    I will be at the campground early afternoon on the Friday to set up an area for our club.

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

    Equipment:  Vehicles are to have low range 4WD capability, good ground clearance, good all-terrain        tyres and  UHF radio equipped. Usual recovery gear is to be carried.

    Trip Standard:Medium -  some steep, low-range hill climbs and descents and some rocky tracks, which   all will be fun.

    Fuel:a full tank ex Mansfield. Note that the Mansfield service station closes at 9:00 pm Friday evenings. Approx. distance from Melbourne is 235 Km.

    Convoy limit: 10 vehicles 

    Trip Leader: Graeme  Allen

    Contact   Graeme  on 0477488434 or graeme.allen86@gmail.com  for any queries.

           

     

         
       

Past events

14 Oct 2018 Wombat State Forest Park
3 Oct 2018 Driver Training Theory
28 Sep 2018 Wyperfeld Wanderings – base camp trip
26 Aug 2018 Sunday lunch at the Plough in Myrniong
25 Aug 2018 Maralinga and Great Victoria Desert Trip (plus Gawler Ranges and WA’s Goldfields)
25 Aug 2018 Mount Skene Snow Trip
17 Aug 2018 4x4 Show
15 Aug 2018 Driver Training
7 Jul 2018 Bush Mechanics' workshop
1 Jul 2018 test trip ***** do not use unless part of the test team
25 Jun 2018 Canning Stock Route - Halls Creek to Wiluna
16 Jun 2018 First-Aid course.
16 Jun 2018 Four Wheel Drive Victoria Members Update Day
15 Jun 2018 Cape York
9 Jun 2018 High country - Licola to Mansfield
6 Jun 2018 Driver Training Theory
27 May 2018 Wombat Wanderings - Blackwood to Daylesford and back
25 May 2018 4WD VIC Event - Chainsaw Course
6 May 2018 Marysville to Thornton
4 May 2018 Simpson Desert
21 Apr 2018 Daylesford to Castlemaine - The Golden Way
18 Apr 2018 Driver Training Theory
14 Apr 2018 King River base camp, walk to Mount Cobbler
6 Apr 2018 4WD Victoria Clean up the Bush 2018
30 Mar 2018 Land Rover 70th - Cooma NSW
30 Mar 2018 Victoria's Deserts
25 Mar 2018 Wombat day trip
9 Mar 2018 Dargo Base Camp
4 Mar 2018 Driver Training Practical
28 Feb 2018 Driver Training Theory
24 Feb 2018 Otway's weekend
18 Feb 2018 Victorian 4WD show - Warragul
10 Feb 2018 Mt Buller, surrounding mountains and cattlemen’s huts
8 Feb 2018 East and West Coast of Tasmania
26 Jan 2018 Grampians National Park base camp
21 Jan 2018 Yarra Glen – Toolangi - Narbethong
9 Dec 2017 Range Rover End of Year Picnic / BBQ
5 Dec 2017 Christmas party & club meeting
18 Nov 2017 Base camp -Skipworth campground on the Jamieson River.
4 Nov 2017 Hattah Lakes & Murrary Sunset National Parks
4 Nov 2017 Licola to Hotham Cup Weekend
4 Nov 2017 Mansfield, Wonnangatta Valley, Mt Murry, Lake Cobbler cup weekend
4 Nov 2017 Butcher country track/caledonia track/west toward Jamieson
27 Oct 2017 Cruiserkhana
15 Oct 2017 Wombat Wanderings - Blackwood to Daylesford and back
8 Oct 2017 Driver Training Practical
4 Oct 2017 Driver Training Theory
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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