Range Rover Club Victoria

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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.

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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. 

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

    • 21 Mar 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Kilsyth
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    ARB Kilsyth Factory Tour 

    Description:  Factory tour of ARB Kilsyth, on the evening of Thursday 21st March. There will be a chance to shop on the night after the tour so bring your cheque book.

    Meeting arrangements:  Meet at ARB, Gate 3, 42/38-44 Garden St, Kilsyth at 5:30 for a 6:00 start

    Trip Leader:  Troy Cogan TL (0414884085)

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lerderderg State Park & Wombat State Forest
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    Robert Pepper’s 4wd Treks close to Melbourne – Trek 16 – Amblers Lane (Bacchus Marsh – Blackwood) 

    Description:   Treks 16 and 17 will be undertaken on Saturday 23/March and Sunday 24/March.  These treks can be done separately, however if you would like to do both treks and stay in the area on the Saturday night then there are plenty of accommodation options to be found in the Trentham and Daylesford areas.  There is also the Blackwood Mineral Springs Holiday Park which is about 550 meters from the Blackwood Hotel.

    This Trek will start in Bacchus Marsh and travel on the bitumen to Wombat State Forrest.  The track follows onto Ractliffe Track which is narrow and requires high-clearance 4wds and is particularly challenging as there is a water crossing that involves steep climbs.  The trip winds itself between Lerderderg State Park & Wombat State Forest several times.  We plan to have lunch at the lovely O’Briens Crossing and then finishing the trip at the Blackwood Hotel.

    Weather:  This time of year, we can expect it to be anything from quite warm to quite cool, so ensure you bring appropriate clothing and food.

    Trip Standard: This trip is classified difficult.  Drivers must have completed the RRCV club training and have had some experience on difficult classified tracks.  Some tracks may have some significant mud obstacles after rain.

    Equipment:  High clearance vehicles with low range 4WD capability.  Good all-terrain tyres with not less than 50% tread.  Vehicles must be UHF radio equipped (or one borrowed from the club).  Usual recovery gear must be carried.

    Fuel:  Full tank ex Melbourne / fuel available in Bacchus Marsh Ballan, Daylesford

    Distance:  Total – approx. 230km.  Trek 16 – total approx. 78km.  Melbourne to Bacchus Marsh – approx. 60kms.  Blackwood to Melbourne – approx. 90kms

    Duration:  1 day

    Convoy limit:  8 vehicles

    Meeting arrangements:     We will depart at 9am from Bacchus Marsh from the front of Jimmy’s Fish Shop, 171 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh.  There is a place opposite called Angelo’s bakery where you can grab a coffee before we go.  We will finish about 4pm in Blackwood.

    Trip Leader:  Gary Tinner 0414 742 701 gary.tinner@visaexecutive.com

    Trek Manager:  Graeme Allen 0477 488 434 graeme.allen86@gmail.com

     




    • 24 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lerderderg State Park & Wombat State Forest
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    Robert Pepper’s 4wd Treks close to Melbourne – Trek 17 – Blackwood - Daylesford 

    Description:   Treks 16 and 17 will be undertaken on Saturday 23/March and Sunday 24/March.  These treks can be done separately, however if you would like to do both treks and stay in the area on the Saturday night then there are plenty of accommodation options to be found in the Trentham and Daylesford areas.  There is also the Blackwood Mineral Springs Holiday Park which is about 550 meters from the Blackwood Hotel.

    This Trek will start in Blackwood and travel for a short distance on the bitumen before entering the Wombat State Forrest where we will be spending our day.  Once we pass the Garden of St Erth the road becomes a narrow 4wd track.  We then climb a rocky hill to a height of 700 mts.  Further along we find Mountview track which is quite narrow and rutted requiring high clearance.  It can be muddy as it passes close to the highest point in the forest.  We then mainly follow flat forest tracks until we come to Burnt Stable Spring – the tracks leading in and out of the spring may not be signposted so a lot of care must be taken.  We will finish the trip in Daylesford at the Visitor Centre.  There is a Diner on the opposite side of the road where we can have a drink.

    Weather:  This time of year, we can expect it to be anything from quite warm to quite cool, so ensure you bring appropriate clothing and food.

    Trip Standard: This trip is classified difficult.  Drivers must have completed the RRCV club training and have had some experience on difficult classified tracks.  Some tracks may have some significant mud obstacles after rain.

    Equipment:  High clearance vehicles with low range 4WD capability.  Good all-terrain tyres with not less than 50% tread.  Vehicles must be UHF radio equipped (or one borrowed from the club).  Usual recovery gear must be carried.

    Fuel:  Full tank ex Melbourne / fuel available in Bacchus Marsh Ballan, Daylesford

    Distance:  Total – approx. 250km. 

    Trek 17 – total approx. 44km.  Melbourne to Blackwood – approx. 90kms.  Daylesford to Melbourne – approx. 115kms

    Duration:  1 day

    Convoy limit:  9 vehicles

    Meeting arrangements:    We will depart at 9am from the front of the Blackwood Hotel 22 Martin St, Blackwood VIC 3458. We will finish about 4pm in Daylesford

    Trip Leader:  Gary Tinner 0414 742 701 gary.tinner@visaexecutive.com

    Trek Manager:  Graeme Allen 0477 488 434 graeme.allen86@gmail.com

     




    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • East Malvern RSL Club, Flanders Room (ex Ladies Bowls Room downstairs).
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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 March 31st (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 


    • 31 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Gembrook to Noojee
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    R.Pepper - Treks 7 and 8 – Yarra Forests History Tour

    Description:  We will do Trek 7 from the R. Pepper book in reverse, commencing in Gembrook and finishing in Powelltown.  Then there will be a 24 Km, half hour, transit through Yarra Junction to Warburton to commence Trek 8.  From Warburton, Trek 8 will take us through the forest to finish at Noojee.

    Trek 7

    From Gembrook, our trek visits Kurth Kiln Regional Park, where a charcoal kiln was built towards the end of 1941 and early 1942.  When petrol rationing was introduced in 1940 during the Second World War, charcoal was considered an appropriate replacement and the design of the charcoal kiln was purchased from Ernest Kurth, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Tasmania.  However the use of charcoal was not that successful and the plant was closed in 1944.  Today it is possible to view the historic remains of the plant, as well as the nearby picnic and camping areas.

    We will then continue on to Powelltown which is located in the Yarra State Forest where there are numerous walking tracks —some of which are old tram tracks built to convey timber—which will take you to old sawmills and through forests dominated by towering mountain ash, grey gum, messmate, myrtle beech and southern sassafras. 

    Trek 8

    Starting from Warburton the trek heads west into the Yarra State Forest, along Big Pats Creek Rd. The forest tracks wind their way through lush forest until arriving at Starlings Gap and the camping area.  From here, the route proceeds north-east to visit the Ada Tree (time permitting).  There is a 3.2 km walk to this mountain ash, which is one of the largest trees in the world.  It weighs over 1100 tonnes and stands around 76 m high, but is thought to have once been about 120 m tall.

    After viewing this natural wonder you continue south towards Noojee along New Turkey Spur Road and Lower Bennies Road to exit the forest along the Yarra Junction–Noojee Road.  Just 2.1 km east of this junction is the detour to the historic timber Trestle Bridge.  Then it’s only 2 km along the bitumen into Noojee situated on the Latrobe River.

    Weather:  Should be mild at this time of year, but rain is possible anytime. It could also be very warm so bring plenty of drinking water and food for breaks and lunch

    Equipment:  This is an easy trip and is suitable for AWD vehicles.  A UHF radio (or one borrowed from the club) should be carried.  Usual recovery gear should be carried if you have it (just in case).

    Trip Standard:  Easy - suitable for AWD vehicles

    Fuel:  a full tank ex Melbourne. Fuel also available in Gembrook.

    Distance:  Trek 7 - approx. distance is 40Km.  Trek 8 – approx. distance is 60Km of high range driving.

    Duration: Day trip

    Convoy limit: 10 vehicles

    Meeting arrangements:  We plan to meet in the main street of Gembrook outside Spencers Store 97, Main Street and depart at 9.00am sharp.  If you plan to get coffee beforehand then you will need to arrive a little earlier.  We will aim to finish about 4.00pm in Noojee.

    Trip Leaders: Fran and Chris Pearson - 0433 113 382 / 0407 922 522  pearson496@gmail.com

    Trek Managers:  John & Prue Hasler  - 0428 833 471 / 0439 890 688 j.hasler@bigpond.net.au / p.thwait@bigpond.net.au

    • 2 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • East Malvern RSL
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    Monthly Club Meeting

    Club meetings are held at 8pm on the first Tuesday of most months at East Malvern RSL — check out the calendar for more details, and then come along and see what we’re about! (let us know you're coming so we can look out for you).

    You don't need to register but you can if you wish. The Registration button's just there by default.



    • 6 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Daylesford to Castlemaine
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    Robert Pepper – Trek – 10 The Golden Way: Daylesford to Castlemaine

    Description:  This trip is to validate Trek 10 in the Robert Pepper 4WD Treks Close to Melbourne book.  It is a one-day trip that winds its way from Daylesford to Castlemaine on forest roads and tracks and through heritage rich goldfields, once one of the richest in the world.  Leaving Daylesford, we travel on tracks through the Hepburn Regional Park and pass the Swiss-Italian 19th century Lavandula Farm and Cricket Willow, which are both worth visiting and staying for some time on another occasion.  We then take forest roads through the Dry Diggings State Forest before visiting the villages of Yandoit and Franklinford.  Crossing the Midland Highway, we then travel on forest roads and tracks through the Upper Loddon State Forest to Vaughan Mineral Springs.  From Vaughan the trek continues along the western boundary of the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park and given time, provides the opportunity to walk the Eureka Reef Walk.  The final section of the trek includes two creek crossings and finishes in Castlemaine via the Midland Highway.

    The trip is on a Saturday, which will allow those who may wish to stay overnight, to further explore the historic goldfield heritage of the area or perhaps take a ride on the Goldfields steam rail between Castlemaine and Maldon.

    Other than Robert Pepper’s book, Rooftop’s Daylesford–Castlemaine–Ballarat Forest Activities Map covers the entire trek.

    Weather: This is Victoria, so anything is possible.  Bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

    Equipment:  Vehicles need to have low range 4WD capability with good all-terrain tyres and UHF radio.  Usual recovery gear should be carried.

    Trip Standard:  Easy to medium.

    Fuel:  A full tank ex Daylesford.

    Distance:  Approximate distance from Melbourne to Daylesford is 114 km and the trek is 75 km.

    Duration: One day.

    Convoy limit: 10 vehicles.

    Meeting arrangements:  Meet at 09:00 SATURDAY morning  at the Daylesford Information Centre, just south of the roundabout at the top of the hill on the main street of Daylesford.

    Trip Leader:  Simon and Julie Bridge - 0413691343 / scbridge@btinternet.com

    Trek Manager:  Graeme Allen - 0477488434







    • 14 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Royal Botanic Gardens - Cranbourne
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    Social Day Picnic/BBQ at the Royal Botanic Gardens - Cranbourne

    When: Sunday 14 April 2019

    Description:  A Family Picnic/BBQ day at Royal Botanic Gardens - Cranbourne

    This amazing new garden which is 15 hectares in size, features a gallery of exhibition gardens, sculptures and displays - all highlighting the beauty and diversity of our Australian landscape

    The gardens have a lot of activities on offer and there are a number of walking tracks and themed gardens as well as a Garden Explorer Tour you may like to do.

    “Discover the iconic Australian landscape on this bus tour led by an expert guide. From the Red Sand Garden, journey along the east coast of Australia, around the river bend, before winding back through the Peppermint Garden, taking in the wonders of the native bush”

    If we want exclusive use of the Garden Explorer  Tour we need to have a minimum of 10 people and the cost is $12 per person payable in advance.  I am advised that there is a lot more information relayed on an exclusive tour and it is 30 minutes duration as opposed to 20 minutes for the general public.

    Alternatively you can queue up and take your chance at a cheaper price of $8 per concession/child and $10 per adult.

    Please advise in the comments if you wish to book the tour. Payment details will be provided at a later date.

    Note: Please leave your dogs and other pets at home.  Assistance animals are permitted.

    What to bring:  Picnic rug, Esky, Food,

    Distance:  Approx. distance from East Malvern RSL is 40 Km

    Duration:  I would recommend planning to spend a full day out here.

    Meeting arrangements:  The gardens open at 9am and Chris and I will be there from that time to secure some picnic tables.

    We will meet at the Woodland Picnic area located just a 500 metre walk from the Visitor Centre, offers undercover BBQs and seating as well as a large playground and grassy area.  Please note that BBQs are not able to be booked or reserved.

    Trip Leader:  Fran Pearson - 00433 113 382 / pearson496@gmail.com

    • 16 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Yea to Narbethong
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    Robert Pepper’s 4WD treks close to Melbourne - Trek 5 -Yea to Narbethong

    Description:  This is the longest trek in the Robert Pepper book with plenty to see and do along the way.

    We will begin the trek in Yea leaving from the Police Station and head off the main road to visit the 200-metre-long Cheviot Tunnel.  The tunnel was built between 1887 and 1889 for the Tallarook to Mansfield Rail Line, which operated until 1970.  We will then continue north to Molesworth before turning east and then south along Black Range Road to traverse Black Range State Forest.

    An interesting view can be had around SEC (State Electricity Commission) Track — a hint to what the views are of is in the track name.  Here you can get up close and personal with giant electricity pylons and admire the long-range view from the firebreak, we will stop here for morning tea.

    Lunch will be a little further along the trek in the Murrindindi Scenic Reserve which encompasses the Murrindindi River and has a multitude of campsites and picnic areas.  At the southern end of the reserve are the Murrindindi Cascades which are accessed via a well-maintained walking path.  The cascades can also be seen through the forest from the vehicle track.

    The final section of the trek, before reaching Narbethong, passes through commercial forest plantations.  There is no public access on side roads but we will pass through the plantations via the main road and end the trek at the Black Spur Inn.

    Weather: It is Autumn and likely to be cool and possibly wet.  Bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

    Equipment:  Vehicles need to have low range 4WD capability with good all-terrain tyres and UHF radio equipped (or one borrowed from the club).  Usual recovery gear should be carried. 

    Trip Standard: Easy.  This trek is comprised of well-formed dirt roads, though be aware that some can be narrow and occasionally unexpectedly slippery when wet.  Beware of large branches on the road which can flick up and cause damage.

    Fuel:  a full tank ex Melbourne, fuel available in Yea

    Food:  Please bring food and drink for morning tea and lunch

    Distance:  Trek 5 - Approx distance from Yea to Narbethong  is 85Km of mainly high range driving.

    Duration: 1 day

    Convoy limit: 10 vehicles

    Meeting arrangements:  We plan to meet in the main street of Yea outside the Police Station at 4 High Street and depart at 9.00am sharp.  If you plan to get coffee beforehand then you will need to arrive a little earlier.  There are a couple of cafes in High Street.  We will aim to finish about 4.00pm in Narbethong

    Trip Leaders: Chris and Frances Pearson 0407 922 522 / 0433 113 382

    Trek Manager : Graeme Carter 0400 195 932

    • 19 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 22 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • North East Victoria
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    High Country of North East Victoria

    (Easter trip)

    Description:  This trip will traverse the High Country of north east Victoria, covering an area from Bruthen in the south to Omeo in the north.  It will offer some of the best four-wheel drive touring in the Victorian High Country, taking in stunning mountain scenery, historic cattlemen's huts, great camping destinations, beautiful autumnal colours of the poplars within the old gold mining areas, as well as the history and folklore of the High Country.

    The route is  based on a number of the treks in the recently published “4WD Treks of the High Country “by Craig Lewis and Cathy Savage, published by the same publisher as the Robert Pepper book of 20 Treks around Melbourne, which is currently being validated by our club.

    The trip will commence in Bruthen on Friday morning 19 April , from where we will  travel north through the former gold mining areas of the 1850’s, visiting sites of old mining towns and then crossing (52 times!) and following the Haunted Stream down, coming out onto the Great Alpine Road near Ensay. We will then head north along the Great Alpine Road to just north of Swifts Creek where we then wind our way east over Mount Nugong, visiting the historic Washington Winch and the Moscow Villa Hut before arriving at Gelantipy.  We then turn and head north along the Gelantipy Road to Suggan Buggan, visiting the historic school house. Turning west from Suggan Buggan, we travel along the Cobberas Track, passing between Mt Cobberas at 1833m and the Rams Head Range, to Native Dog Flat. 

    From Native Dog Flat, we will then head towards Omeo where we will finish this Easter  trip at Omeo on Monday afternoon.  The participants on the Easter trip can then head back to Melbourne with the participants on the extended trip heading back to Native Dog Flat, re-joining the  Limestone Creek Track heading towards Tom Groggin on the NSW- Victoria  border.

    Weather:  The trip will be undertaken in late Autumn within an alpine environment, so be prepared for cold and wet weather and even a light dusting of snow!  Take appropriate clothing, footwear and weather protection and a warm sleeping bag !

    Equipment:  As a minimum, basic recovery gear including a rated snatch strap, dampener, rated shackles, gloves and a shovel is to be taken. Maxtrax or the like would be advantageous, a set of basic tools, vehicle spares and puncture repair kit are to be taken.  A second spare tyre fitted to a rim would be beneficial in the event of side wall damage to a tyre. Vehicles to have low range capability, be in sound condition, UHF radio equipped, with good, high profile,  all-terrain tyres and good ground clearance (200mm minimum).  A snorkel is preferable for water crossings, which at the time of the year should be relatively shallow.

    This trip is not suitable for camper trailers. Tents or swags only to be taken.

    Trip Standard:  Track classification - Difficult.   According to the trek notes, the majority of the tracks will be easy and moderate  in dry weather but  some will be difficult so  drivers must have the confidence and  competency  to tackle the  difficult tracks, particularly in the event of wet weather that may make the  moderate tracks difficult, recognizing  that  the trip is in late Autumn and in the Australian Alps.  There will be a number of water crossings.

    Fuel:  A full fuel tank out of Bruthen with refuelling available at Gelantipy with a  final refuel at Omeo before heading home. As we will be camping 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.

    Distance:  The total distance is approximately  400km.

    Duration:  The trip is for 4  days finishing at Omeo on the Monday afternoon 22 April.  Omeo to Melbourne is 400km.

    Convoy limit:  8 vehicles.

    Meeting Arrangements:  Meet at the general store in Bruthen on Friday 19 April at 9.00am.  Melbourne to Bruthen is 300 km.

    Trip Leader: Graeme Allen – 0477 488 434 or graeme.allen86@gmail.com. Don’t hesitate to contact Graeme for any queries you may.

     

    • 19 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • North East Victoria
    • 5
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    High Country of North East Victoria

    (Extended trip)

    Description:  This extended  trip will traverse the High Country of north east Victoria and the Kosciusko National Park, covering an area from Bruthen in the south to Corryong in the north, being undertaken from Easter through to the weekend following Anzac Day.  It will offer some of the best four-wheel drive touring in the Victorian High Country, taking in stunning mountain scenery, historic cattlemen's huts, great camping destinations, beautiful autumnal colours of the poplars within the old gold mining areas, as well as the history and folklore of the High Country.

    The route is  based on a number of the treks in the recently published “4WD Treks of the High Country “by Craig Lewis and Cathy Savage, published by the same publisher as the Robert Pepper book of 20 Treks around Melbourne, which is currently being validated by our club.

    The trip will commence in Bruthen and travel north through the former gold mining areas of the 1850’s, visiting sites of old mining towns and then crossing (52 times !) and following the Haunted Stream down, coming out onto the Great Alpine Road near Ensay. 

    We then head north along the Great Alpine Road to just north of Swifts Creek where we then wind our way east over Mount Nugong, visiting the historic Washington Winch and the Moscow Villa Hut before arriving at Gelantipy.  

    We then turn and head north along the Gelantipy Road to Suggan Buggan, visiting the historic school house. Turning west from Suggan Buggan, we travel along the Cobberas Track, passing between Mt Cobberas at 1833m and the Rams Head Range,  to Native Dog Flat.  We then travel to Omeo where the Easter trip participants will leave the trip and head back to Melbourne.. We then return to Native Dog Flat and head  then north along Limestone Creek Track, crossing the  start of the headwaters of the Murray River, onto the iconic Davies Plain track, travelling along beautiful snow plains, before arriving at Tom Groggin, on the Murray River at the Victorian/NSW border on the Alpine Way.

    From Tom Groggin, we ford the Murray River into NSW and head up the Alpine Way to Geehi where we travel along the Geehi Walls Fire Trail visiting a number of historic Snowy Mountains huts and viewing the craggy western side of towering Main Range before  returning to the Alpine Way and making our way to  Corryong through Khancoban. 

    From Corryong, we head south to Surveyors Gap and visit the memorial to where Jack Riley died, being the inspiration for Banjo’s Man from Snowy River.  We then drive up to the summit of Mount Pinnibar at 1773m, with a spectacular 360-degree view over the Kosciusko Main Range. Continuing south we drive up to another summit, Mount Gibbo at 1750 m and then make our way to Benambra and finishing at Omeo.

    Weather:  The trip will be undertaken in late Autumn within an alpine environment, so be prepared for cold and wet weather and even a light dusting of snow!  Take appropriate clothing, footwear and weather protection and a warm sleeping bag !

    Equipment:  As a minimum, basic recovery gear including a rated snatch strap, dampener, rated shackles, gloves and a shovel is to be taken. Maxtrax or the like would be advantageous, a set of basic tools, vehicle spares and puncture repair kit are to be taken.  A second spare tyre fitted to a rim would be beneficial in the event of side wall damage to a tyre. Vehicles to have low range capability, be in sound condition, UHF radio equipped, with good, high profile,  all-terrain tyres and good ground clearance (200mm minimum).  A snorkel is preferable for water crossings, which at the time of the year should be relatively shallow.

    This trip is not suitable for camper trailers. Tents or swags only to be taken.

    Trip Standard:  Track classification - Difficult.   According to the trek notes, the majority of the tracks will be easy and moderate  in dry weather but  some will be difficult so  drivers must have the confidence and  competency  to tackle the  difficult tracks, particularly in the event of wet weather that may make the  moderate tracks difficult, recognizing  that  the trip is in late Autumn and in the Australian Alps.  There will be a number of water crossings.

    Fuel:  A full fuel tank out of Bruthen with refuelling available at Gelantipy, Omeo, Khancoban and Corryong with a final refuel at Omeo before heading home. As we will be camping 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.

    Distance:  The total distance is approximately  800km, with approximately 100km on sealed roads between the off-road routes.

    Duration:  The trip is for 9 days finishing at Omeo on the Saturday afternoon 27 April , allowing either a return drive home that night or the next day by staying overnight at Omeo.  Omeo to Melbourne is 400km.

    Convoy limit:  8 vehicles including the participants on the Easter trip..

    Meeting Arrangements:  Meet at the general store in Bruthen on Friday 19 April at 9.00am.  Melbourne to Bruthen is 300 km.

    Trip Leader: Graeme Allen – 0477 488 434 or graeme.allen86@gmail.com. Don’t hesitate to contact Graeme for any queries you may.

     

    • 20 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Goog’s Track/Eyre Peninsular
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    Goog’s Track/Eyre Peninsular

    Description:   Sherry and I should like to run a trip to Goog’s track and the Eyre Peninsular over the Easter/ANZAC day period. Our plan is to leave Melbourne on the Thursday afternoon and stay in Renmark Thursday night, and drive on to Glendamdo on Friday. We plan to meet for the official start of the trip at Glendambo, 9.00am on Saturday morning and spend the next 4 days driving down Goog’s track taking in side trips to Jellabenna rocks and Lois rocks. This will allow 3 days touring the Eyre Peninsular before driving back to Melbourne.

    Goog’s track sometimes referred to as the ‘mini Simpson’, but the dunes are nowhere near as steep or high.  The track runs north from Ceduna to the Trans Australian Railway Service road 40km west of Tarcoola. We will start in Glendambo some 123km to the east of this on the Stuart highway. The track traverses sand ridges, rocky tracks and clay pans crossing endless scrub country.

    Please note there is no mobile phone reception once we have entered the park sections and that a fresh fruit and veg scam quarantine is in operation at Vic-SA border.

    Camping:  The camping grounds have drop toilets with no washing facilities, potable water, or showers – bring adequate water for drinking and cooking, and plan to cook on a fuel stove. Book camping at Goog’s Lake for the evenings of 20th – 22nd April (3 nights) at: https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/booking#Yumbarra%20Conservation%20Park

    Weather:  Desert conditions - can be hot but cold at night.

    Equipment:  Bring recovery gear, snatch strap, shackles and a shovel [if you have MaxTrax (or the like) you can throw them in if you like]. Cars should be in good condition and all terrain tyres.

    UHF Channel 10.

    Sufficient food and water for 6 days

    Please leave pets and camper trailers at home.  

    Trip StandardMedium - Most of the main tracks will be easy-medium but there may be track sections that are more difficult depending upon weather and sand conditions

    FuelAllow 150 litres from Glendambo for Goog’s track.  

    Distance: Approximately 650km – 350km Glendambo to Ceduna PLUS side track  to Jellabinna Rocks (200km return) and Lois Rocks (100km return)

    Duration: 4 days on Goog’s track followed by 3 days touring the Eyre Peninsular

    Convoy limit8 vehicles.

    Meeting Arrangements:  We plan to meet in the Glendambo on Easter Saturday at 9.00am.

    Trip Leaders: Mark Bown and Sherry Mayo; 0437251645.  mark.bown@csiro.au


    • 1 May 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • East Malvern RSL Club, Flanders Room (ex Ladies Bowls Room downstairs).
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    Register

    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 May 5th (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 


    • 3 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 5 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • tba

    4WD Victoria - Clean Up The Bush Weekend 2019

    DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

    REGISTRATIONS YET TO OPEN

    Description:  4WD Victoria are looking to perform another Clean Up the Bush activity in 2019 in the ????? region based out of ?????. Arrangements have been made with local Shires, DELWP and landowners for disposal of the car bodies, tyres etc. This event is to be held (TBA) on the first weekend in May which is Friday 3rd until Sunday 5th of May, based at the ??? where 4WD Victoria have camping and toilet facilities available to us. (Caravans, camper vans and tents are most welcome in this space.)

    4WD Victoria will provide catering for Saturday breakfast, Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast. Lunch to be provided by participants.

    Weather: Usually quite mild, but this is Victoria, potentially cold and wet.  Bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

    Equipment: Bring gloves and wear long pants and strong boots.  Bring your trailer to collect the rubbish if you have one.

    Trip Standard: Easy

    Distance:  TBA.

    Duration: 2 days although participants can attend the one day if preferred.

    Meeting Arrangements:  9:00 am Saturday morning ????, although some participants are likely to meet Friday night for dinner beforehand in ???? and camp on the Friday night.

    Trip Leaders: Contact either Graeme Allen (0477 488 434 ) or Graeme Carter (0400 195 932) for any further information required.

    • 7 May 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • East Malvern RSL
    Register

    Monthly Club Meeting

    Club meetings are held at 8pm on the first Tuesday of most months at East Malvern RSL — check out the calendar for more details, and then come along and see what we’re about! (let us know you're coming so we can look out for you).

    You don't need to register but you can if you wish. The Registration button's just there by default.



    • 1 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 30 Jun 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Kimberley
    • 4
    Register

    Kimberley and Gibb River Road

    Description:  The trip will be about 700kms through the Central Kimberley Plateau and the Mitchell Plateau to the coast at Kalumburu and then onto Kununurra, visiting about 18 sites along the way – National Parks, gorges, waterfalls, cattle stations and the Kalumburu Community. Creek/river crossings and camping.  Helicopter flights at some sites. No mobile phone coverage. Limited EFTPOS facilities.

    Dates:   Depart Derby on or about 1st June 2019.  Arrive Kununurra on or about 30th June 2019

    Road Conditions:  Bitumen, formed natural earth, dust, graded roads in average condition, corrugations, creek/river crossings, some tracks into sites.

    Weather:  Dry Season so mild day-time temperatures, cold nights (low temperatures). Appropriate clothing and foot ware suitable for the conditions.

    Camping:  Camping in designated camp sites most of which have toilets, some have showers. Little or no ‘free camping’ due to private land ownership. Roads are suitable for camper trailers. Camp fees may apply. BYO fire wood. Gas stoves recommended.

    Equipment:  Vehicles need to have low range 4WD capability, good ground clearance (min 200mm), good all-terrain tyres including 2 spares, UHF radio equipped plus a hand held (or one borrowed from the club), usual recovery gear, RACV Total Care. Spare parts/ tools to be discussed at the pre-trip meeting(s) TBA.

    Fuel:  Available at 2 roadhouses, Drysdale River Station & El Questro

    Water:  Available at the roadhouses, National Parks and most camp grounds.

    Permits: Two permits are required & can be purchased on-line (TBA).

    Pre-trip meeting(s):  TBA but early April.

    Convoy: 6 vehicles.

    Trip leader:  Peter Nissen  Ph. 0418 562 549 or 9592 2556.  Email  pnissen@bigpond.net.au

    • 4 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • East Malvern RSL
    Register

    Monthly Club Meeting

    Club meetings are held at 8pm on the first Tuesday of most months at East Malvern RSL — check out the calendar for more details, and then come along and see what we’re about! (let us know you're coming so we can look out for you).

    You don't need to register but you can if you wish. The Registration button's just there by default.



    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • East Malvern RSL Club, Flanders Room (ex Ladies Bowls Room downstairs).
    • 4
    Register

    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 June 23rd  (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 


    • 30 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Somewhere in the High Country
    Register

    Test event 

    This is open to the public and not attached to any particular even yet - its just for testing.

    Equipment:  Vehicles need to have low range 4WD capability with good all-terrain tyres and  UHF radio equipped ( or one borrowed from the club).  Usual recovery gear should be carried.  

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

    Fuel: a full tank ex ????   

    Distance: Approx. distance from ???? is ?? Km of mainly low range driving.

    Duration: ?? days

    Convoy limit: ?? vehicles  

    Meeting arrangements:  We plan to meet in the main street of ??? outside the ??? and depart at 9.00am sharp.  If you plan to get coffee beforehand then you will need to arrive a little earlier.  
    We will aim to finish about 4.00pm in ???   

    Trip Leaders: Name(s) - Phone Number and/or email & add additional Contact info, if required 
    • 2 Jul 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • East Malvern RSL

    Monthly Club Meeting

    Club meetings are held at 8pm on the first Tuesday of most months at East Malvern RSL — check out the calendar for more details, and then come along and see what we’re about! (let us know you're coming so we can look out for you).

    You don't need to register but you can if you wish. The Registration button's just there by default.



Past events

12 Mar 2019 Dargo extension - Dargo, Bright, Canberra
9 Mar 2019 Dargo Base Camp - Relocated to The Otways
5 Mar 2019 Club meeting
27 Feb 2019 Driver Training
24 Feb 2019 R.Pepper – Trek 12 – Narbethong – Marysville
23 Feb 2019 R.Pepper – Trek 13 – Marysville – Thornton
17 Feb 2019 Victorian 4WD Show - Warragul.
9 Feb 2019 R.Pepper – Treks 14 & 15 - Around Anglesea
3 Feb 2019 R.Pepper – Treks 2 & 9 - Wombat Wanderings & Lerderderg Sojourn
2 Feb 2019 Mt Buller, surrounding mountains and cattlemen’s huts
28 Jan 2019 R.Pepper – Trek 20 - Cobaw State Forest : Lancefield to Kyneton
13 Jan 2019 R.Pepper – Trek 18 – Mt Robertson: Pheasant Creek to Glenburn
17 Dec 2018 R.Pepper – TREK 3 - Beyond Yarra Glen: Yarra Glen To Whittlesea
15 Dec 2018 FWDV Iconic Snowy River Tour
17 Nov 2018 Skipworth - Jamieson River Base Camp
7 Nov 2018 Driver Training
3 Nov 2018 Licola to Mansfield via Wonangatta Station - Cup weekend
3 Nov 2018 Mansfield, Wonnangatta valley, Mt Murry, Lake Cobbler trip. Sat 3/Nov to Tue 6/Nov
20 Oct 2018 Annual Far East Gippsland Track Clearing with Parks Vic.
19 Oct 2018 Cruiserkhana 2018
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
5 Feb 2018 Club Meeting - 8pm on 1st Tuesday of most months
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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