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 $11 but gets your name on our club insurance policy.   


Upcoming events

    • 4 Apr 2017
    • 3 Dec 2018
    • 19 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.
    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Daylesford
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    Daylesford to Castlemaine  - The Golden Way

    Description:   The trek winds its way from Daylesford to Castlemaine on  forest roads and tracks through heritage rich goldfields.   Leaving Daylesford we travel on tracks  through the Hepburn Regional Park stopping in at the historic Blowhole. Continuing on we briefly stop at the  Swiss-Italian 19th century Lavandula Farm and at Cricket Willow, which are both worth visiting and staying for some time on another occasion.  We then  travel  through the Dry Diggings State Forest on forest roads  before visiting the village of Yandoit. Crossing the Midland Highway, we then travel on forest roads and tracks through the Upper Loddon State Forest to Vaughan Mineral Springs, stopping  for a cleansing mineral water. We then trek through the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park where we will visit the ruins of the largest water wheel in the world, being the Garfield Waterwheel and given time, will walk the Eureka Reef Walk. The Castlemaine Diggings was once  the worlds richest shallow alluvial goldfield with the landscape we will travel through being reflective of this history.

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


    Daylesford is approached either along the Western Highway via Ballan or the Calder Highway via Woodend. The distance from Melbourne either way is approximately 115 km. 

    Weather This is Victoria, so anything is possible, potentially cold and 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 to medium

    Fuel Full tank ex Daylesford

    Distance: Approximately 80km

    Duration: 1 day

    Convoy limit12 vehicles  

    Meeting Arrangements:  09:00 at the Daylesford Information Centre,  just south of the roundabout at the top of the hill  in the main street of Daylesford.

    Trip Leaders Graeme and Carolyn Allen. Contact Graeme on 0477488434 or graeme.allen86@gmail.com for any queries

    • 4 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 20 May 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Simpson Desert
    • 3
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    Simpson Desert  

    Description:   Simpson from Oodnadatta to Birdsville. 

    Weather:  Desert environment, potentially cold. 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.  

    Basic mechanical spares suitable for your vehicle should be carried.  A second spare tyre should also be carried. 

    Sand Flags that comply to Simpson desert requirements are mandatory.

    No Trailers, firearms, pets  

    Trip Standard: Medium - This is a remote area trip and the desert sands can be quite soft.  The tracks leading from Birdsville an to Oodnadatta can be rough and corrugated.

    You will need fuel for at least 800km of desert driving and food and water for 5 days + emergency requirements in the desert.

    Min 5 litres per person per day in the desert.

    A desert parks pass is required, these can be purchased on line or from National Parks South Australia (approx. $160 per vehicle)

    Fuel: a full tank ex Birdsville where all fuels are available. NB need to carry enough fuel for 800km of low range driving

    Convoy limit: 8 vehicles  

    Meeting Arrangements:  Meet at the Big4 caravan park in Renmark on the evening of Friday 4/May

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


    • 6 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Marysville
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    Marysville to Thornton 

    Description: We'll be heading towards Neds Gully for morning tea and then up to trestle bridge for lunch. Then returning to the Black Spur Inn for a coffee before we head home. 

    Approx. 1 1/2 hours back to the outer eastern suburbs via the black stuff.

    WeatherCheck local weather the day before the trip. Bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

    Equipment:  Driver training handy but not essential.  Vehicles need to have low range 4WD capability with good all-terrain tyres and  UHF radio equipped ( or one borrowed from the club). 

     



    Bring basic recovery gear; snatchem straps and shackles, gloves hats and glasses and clothes suitable for the likely conditions.


    Don’t forget to bring your morning tea and lunch.

    Please leave pets at home.

    Trip Standard: Easy/Medium

    Fuel: Caltex Fuel available at Marysville  

    Distance: Approximately 85km

    Duration: 1 day

    Convoy limit: 4 vehicles plus 6 reserved spaces for new members.  If you would like to come along and the trip is full, please add your name to the waitlist.  New members will be given preference, followed by the next on the waitlist.     

    Meeting arrangements:  We will leave Marysville 9am sharp.  If you want a coffee before we start you will need to arrive a bit earlier.

    Trip Leaders: Troy Cogan TL (0414884085)  


    • 27 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Blackwood to Daylesford
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    Wombat Wanderings - Blackwood to Daylesford and back. 

    Description:   The Wombat State Forest is a beautiful area, north west of Melbourne with a rich historic history of gold mining and timber milling.  The trip follows a network of, at times, challenging 4WD tracks through the Wombat State Forest, west of Blackwood. 

    The trip from Blackwood to Daylesford is classified as a difficult standard, mainly in the first half of this outbound leg where we climb to the ridge of the Great Dividing Range, being  the highest point in the forest at some 878m, encountering some steep  narrow tracks, bog holes, mud ruts which can be  slippery in wet conditions.

    The rundown to Daylesford is easier along relatively flat forest tracks although there still may well be soft spots. The return leg back to Blackwood is classified as easy and travels mainly along the Wombat Forest Drive that more or less follows the Lerderderg River valley downstream, providing a very scenic forest drive,  finishing at the enchanting Garden of St Erth for coffee and scones. 

    Blackwood is reached from Melbourne via the western Freeway , turning off the C318 exit to Greendale and then 17 km to Blackwood. Blackwood is 90 km from Melbourne and should take an hour. Alternatively, to that of travelling up in the morning,  there is a caravan park in Blackwood on the Lerderderg River or various B&B's and cottages around Blackwood, for those that may wish to make a weekend of the trip.

    Take lunch and morning tea and appropriate clothing to suit the weather on the day.

    Weather:  Victorian winter, potentially cold and 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: Medium 

    Fuel: a full tank ex fuel ex- Melbourne as Blackwood is a sleepy hollow on a Sunday morning.

    Distance: Approximately 75km

    Duration: 1 day

    Convoy limit: 10 vehicles  

    Meeting Arrangements:  We will meet at the Blackwood General Store, in the middle of Blackwood (it's only a little town) for a 09:00 departure.

    Trip Leader: Graeme Allen. Please don't hesitate to contact Graeme on 0477 488 434 or graeme.allen86@gmail.com if you have any queries or require any further information.

    • 6 Jun 2018
    • 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 June 10th (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 

    • 15 Jun 2018
    • 12:00 AM
    • 6 Jul 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Cape York
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    Cape York 

    Description:    This trip will leave Port Douglas on the 15th June and travel to some of the iconic places in the Cape York area.  We plan to see the sights of the Cape rather than attempt "car breaking" tracks.  There will be opportunities to observe many of the challenging aspects of some tracks, but it is up to individuals if they wish to attempt them or take the bypass tracks.

    We will leave Port Douglas and travel to Cooktown via the Bloomfield track, then to Weipa where we will spend a couple of nights.  Then we will drive parts of the Old Telegraph Track, spending some time at a couple of iconic spots.  From there we will make our way to the Loyalty Beach and use that as a base from which to visit some of the points of interest nearby.  We also plan to spend some time at Punsand Bay and visit the Tip before returning via the Northern Bypass and Peninsular Development roads to Port Douglas.

    The itinerary is fairly flexible at the moment so we may stay additional days or visit other points of interest at places that appeal to the group

    Weather:  Tropical. 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, good all terrain tyres, low range, 4WD and have reasonable clearance (at least 200mm recommended). We shall discuss remote area travel spares when we know which make of vehicles are on the trip.  The vehicles will have to be in first class mechanical condition so a detailed service and check by mechanics who understand the rigours of remote area travel is required.  the rough corrugated roads in the Cape will be hard on suspension systems and tyres in particular.  

    Trip Standard: Medium but with probable lengthy stretches of bad corrugations.  

    Fuel: Fuel is available at various roadhouses along the way so there are no requirements to carry additional fuel .

    Distance: Approx. return distance from Port Douglas is 2500 Km of unsealed road driving.

    Duration: 22+ days approx.

    Convoy limit: 6 vehicles  

    Meeting arrangements:  We plan to meet in Port Douglas on 15/Jun.  Details to be confirmed 
       
    Trip Leaders: Graeme & Lyn Carter, Malcolm and Ruthje Mullis 


    • 16 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 17 Jun 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Black Spur Inn, Narbethong
    • 16
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    Two-day Certified First-Aid course.

    A couple of years ago, the club ran a certified 2-day first aid course, focussing on being in the outback. It was an awesome course and well received. 

    It's time for a refresher and/or to learn!

    Date/time: Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17
    2 day course, 5.5 hours per day 

    Location: Black Spur Inn, Narbethong

    You can book accommodation at the Black Spur Inn 

    http://www.blackspurinn.com.au

    Mention you are with the club for a 10% discount


    Course: Outback First Aid/Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)

    The package includes:

    • 2 days of interactive first aid training
    • First Aid book
    • Gifts and prizes
    • Nationally recognised Apply First Aid certificate (if required)
    • Discounted First Aid products

     What to do:

    Please wear comfortable clothing

    Bring a pen and paper

    Please apply for a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and bring it on the day (Only if you want a certificate). You may have one from previous years. You can apply here http://usi.gov.au 

    Course Leader: James Azzam from Designer First Aid Solutions

    http://www.dfas.com.au/

    James is highly experienced with a Bachelor of Emergency health (Paramedics) and extensive First Aid training. He has spent years in the 4WD world so understands the requirements for being offroad.

    Cost:

    Cost for the course is $140 (+ $3 credit card fee) for the 2 days. If a first aid certificate is not wanted, you will receive a $15 credit to use towards first aid products. 


    Trip Leader: Jo Thyer (jo@scotel.com - 0411 028090)


    • 25 Jun 2018
    • 10 Jul 2018
    • Western Australia
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     Canning Stock Route – Halls Creek to Wiluna - Call for Expressions of Interest

    Submitted by Mark Bown

    Event Date: Wednesday, 25th June 2018 to Thursday, 10th  July 2018

    Event info: 

    Canning Stock Route – Halls Creek to Wiluna

    RRCV Jaunt July 2018

    Call for Expressions of Interest

    (much of which is taken from Patrick’s EOI for the Madigan Line Trip last year- Thank you Patrick!)

    To the best of my knowledge the club has not run a Canning Stock Route since 2007.

    We'd look to run this trip from North to South starting at Halls Creek on Wednesday 25th June and finishing at Wiluna on 10th July, giving us 16 days on the track. This will allow those with time on their hands to tack trips on to the start and end of this trip.  This is not a trip that should be undertaken without very serious consideration given to all of the topics covered in this expression of interest document. There will sections of dune driving and some massive and soft dunes to tackle in addition to the endless kilometres of brain jarring corrugations. All of that said it’s likely to be an interesting trip for those capable and with a totally prepared rig.

    Please read through the following expedition requirements carefully and if you feel as though you'd like to be a part of the discussion and possibly join the trip let us know. By its very nature this cannot be a club trip where it's 'first in best dressed'- careful and serious consideration needs to be undertaken by the trip leader with regard to the safety and capabilities of the eventual final group so as to ensure that everyone enjoys a wonderful and safe adventure. This as yet is not a call for sign-ups – we need to see the level of interest first to see if the trip is doable. We plan to rotate the lead vehicle and TEC with all those wishing to lead having the opportunity to do so.

    Personal Considerations:

    You ought to be free of health concerns (as much as any of us can be!) and have a clear understanding right from the outset that this will be a physically demanding trip. This is rugged terrain, very hard on anyone with back complaints etc, not to mention anyone with a low tolerance of flies! A sense of humour and sense of adventure is paramount for this trip, as would be a willingness to take direction when necessary from the trip leader and to go with the flow if plans have to change for whatever reason. You would also need to understand that in the event of a major breakdown to one of the vehicles the group may be unable to complete the trip.

    Driving and skill level required:

    If you haven't travelled in the deserts before then this trip is not for you unless in the interim you undertake proper sand driving 4wd training. There's nothing more frustrating for yourself or the rest of the group that long and unnecessary delays waiting continually for one car to complete an obstacle. We'll all be caught out by a dune here and there, that's understood, but it's vital for the enjoyment by all that all drivers are at a level. At any rate, once the final group has been determined, we may look to stage a sand driving weekend in Wyperfeld National Park to enable us to all brush up on sand driving skills.

    Supplies/Catering:

    You would need to be able to comfortably carry food and supplies for a minimum of 16 days away from services, in hot daytime conditions and cold nights. Be prepared to cook on fuel stoves only as we will not be able to have fires at all camps.

    Vehicle and Vehicle Preparation:

    On similar trips in past years on trips in desert trips we've had several mechanical issues even though our vehicles were all thoroughly prepared. Broken coil springs, blown shock absorbers, reversing lights rattling loose and causing electrical issues, shattered rear quarter windows, broken torsion bar mounts, bothersome turbo charger hoses and umpteen tyre failures to name a few. As such it's vital that your high-clearance, low range equipped 4WD undergoes a thorough pre-trip inspection and major service before setting off. Your car needs to be in top-notch condition.

    Wheels/Tyres: 

    Rim size no bigger than 18 inch. Your tyres, ATs at a minimum, need to be new or near new, and two full spare wheels need to be carried. A tyre repair lit, good quality air compressor and your willingness and ability to assist with tyre changes a must. You'll also find a good quality tyre deflator a godsend and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring system is great for peace of mind on long corrugated stretches. A jack and jacking plate so that you can easily jack your fully loaded rig in sandy conditions

    Suspension:

    A suspension upgrade where possible (eg Kings Springs/ Koni Shocks) is highly advisable. A spare Rear (and front where applicable) spring should be carried. A spare rear shocks (comparable to your updated ones) should be carried. 1 spare front shock absorber.

    Fuel Capacity:

    Sufficient fuel for 1200 km (Minimum 220 litres of diesel for a 3.0 litre Toyota Prado – you must know your fuel consumption in sand driving). Trip is probably unsuitable for petrol vehicles.

    Roof Rack Loads:

    Must be within vehicle manufacturers limits, taking into account the weight of your roof rack.

    Spare Parts:

    Filters, Hoses. belts, fuses and oils should be carried.

    Other considerations:

    RACV Total Care a must as is a comprehensive tool kit to suit your vehicle

    All items in your vehicle need to be securely tied down

    A Solar Charge option for layover days is a really good idea - No generators

    You'll need an in car UHF aerial plus a 5W hand held

    You'll be required to attend pre-trip planning meetings and pre-trip vehicle inspection.

     

    Enquiries/expressions of interest to mark.bown@csiro.au or phone 0437251645

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    • 1 Jul 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • ****** Location *****
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    The main way to set up a new trip is to "Duplicate" this template and change it accordingly. 

    Full instructions can be found here
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    Weather:  Alpine environment, potentially cold and 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). Usualrecovery gear should be carried.  

    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 from Melbourne is 235 Km.

    Convoy limit: 12 vehicles  

    Trip Leaders: Name(s) - Phone Number and/or email & add additional Contact info,if required


    • 7 Jul 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 8 Jul 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Black Spur Inn, Narbethong
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    Bush Mechanics' workshop  

    Description:   A Bush Mechanics' workshop will be run over two days at Jim Kennedy's workshop at the Black Spur Inn and it is a must for long distance travel.

    Why not make it a social weekend and stay at the Black Spur Inn on the Saturday night. To book accommodation please call (03) 5963 7121.

    Camping at the back of the Black Spur Inn is also available.

    Mechanical breakdown is part of 4 Wheel Driving!  A broken spring and a busted shock absorber during a Simpson trip. A snapped trailing arm in a Hilux (albeit the car belongs to another club convoy) on a Butcher Country trip. Leaking radiator, ran out of spare tyres, broken CV joints and the list goes on.......

    Do you have a get out of jail card?  Do you know what to do to get you back to civilization?  If you want to know more about these things, this is the trip for you!

    This trip is an extension of the very successful basic mechanic weekend course that Jim already runs.

    There will be theory and practical demonstration on a variety of minor and major bush repairs which may include:

    1. What tools to carry on a short and extended trip?

    2. What spare parts to carry a short and extended trip?

    3. Minor Bush repairs such as:

    • Tyre repairs
    • Leaks e.g. from radiators, cooling systems, fuel tanks, axles, hoses,

    4. Water in engine

    5. Busted shockers

    6. Dead electrics

    7. Busted windscreens

    8. Damaged exhaust

    9. Major bush repairs and “get out of jail card”

    Duration: 2 days

    Limit: 10    

    Meeting arrangements:  The workshop will start at 9:00 on Saturday at the Black Sour Inn, Narbethong. We will aim to finish about 4.00pm on Sunday    

    Trip Leaders: Jim Kennedy - Black Spur Inn (03) 5963 7121


    • 18 Jul 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • East Malvern RSL Club, Flanders Room (ex Ladies Bowls Room downstairs).
    • 8
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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 July 22nd  (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 


    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Maralinga and Great Victoria Desert to WA's goldfields
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    Maralinga and Great Victoria Desert Trip  (plus Gawler Ranges and WA’s Goldfields)


    NOTE: Date changed to 25th Aug - 11th Sept

    Description:   The trip will travel through Gawler Ranges, staying for 3 nights at Mt Ive station.  Then on to Maralinga for 2 nights to include a tour of the nuclear weapon test areas conducted by the local custodians of the area (the tour that is – not the nuclear bombs!!). 

    The Anne Beadell Hwy is our route across the Great Victoria Desert to Queen Victoria Spring Nature Reserve.  This is a very important site in the exploration of Australia and seems to be seldom visited.  The trip is expected to arrive in Kalgoorlie on 6 September and then tour some of the tourist sites of the Goldfields on a 4 night stay in the caravan park. 


    This trip places you within “near” distance of the more spectacular wildflower areas of WA, or close to the Eyre Hwy if you want to return promptly to Melbourne.  Christine and I shall be travelling on to Perth for family visiting on the morning of 11 September. 

    Some important notes:

    1.  I have travelled the Anne Beadell with an off-road camper trailer.  It did get a quite a few scratches (actually I broke a side window on the T Van when I hit a branch) but it got across.

    2.  This trip demands fuel for your vehicle for 1100kms.  Very good calculations are required, especially if you are towing a camper trailer in true off-road conditions.  The 1100 kms is a genuine distance without a safety margin so add another 20 litres to your calculation for this.

    3.  You will need to carry water for 5 days, preferably with a separate drinking water container for 8 days’ supply.

    4.  Fees will be payable at Mt Ive, Maralinga and Kalgoorlie (actually Boulder caravan park).

    5.  Permits to visit Maralinga will need to be booked well in advance.  They have limited capacity for the tour and camping there.  I would like to book these by 31 March.

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

    Weather: Usually comfortably warm in the desert in spring but be prepared for cool evenings.

    Equipment This trip will be suited to confident 4WDrivers with some experience.  Your vehicle will need to be equipped with a UHF radio, good all terrain tyres, low range, 4WD and have reasonable clearance (at least 200mm recommended). We shall discuss remote area travel spares when we know which make of vehicles are on the trip.  The vehicles will have to be in first class mechanical condition so a detailed service and check by mechanics who understand the rigours of outback travel is required.  

    Trip StandardMedium but with probable lengthy stretches of bad corrugations, sand and washouts.

    Fuel: This trip demands fuel for your vehicle for 1100kms (longest distance between fuel stops).

    Distance: Estimated total distance 3500 Km.

    Duration: 17 days

    Convoy limit: 8 vehicles  (increased from 6)

    Meeting Arrangements: 10:00 am Saturday morning in Port Augusta.(more details later)

    Trip Leaders: Alan and Christine Hawkes. email ahaw2901@yahoo.com.au  mob 0419744832

    • 26 Aug 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Plough in Myrniong
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    Sunday lunch at the Plough in Myrniong

    Description: Lunch at the Plough in Myrniong on Sunday 26th. Aug

    A booking has been made for 12 people so sign up if you are interested in a winter Sunday Lunch. 

    Please let use know how many are coming by either adding guests or registering for each person.

    Trip Leaders : Karen Brown

    • 17 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • ****** Location *****
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    Weather:  Alpine environment, potentially cold and 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: 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 from Melbourne is 235 Km.

    Distance: Approximately 85km

    Duration: 1 day

    Convoy limit: 12 vehicles  

    Meeting Arrangements:  8:00 am Saturday morning at

    Trip Leaders: Name(s) - Phone Number and/or email & add additional Contact info, if required

Past events

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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