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

    • 3 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Mount Buangor & Mount Cole State Parks
    • 4
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    Exploring open tracks in the Mt Cole & Mt Buangor State Parks. 

    This is day 1 of a 2-day weekend - separated to allow for registration of individual days. If you wish to attend both days, you will need to register for both.

    Saturday is a 4WD trip that will explore the open tracks in the Mount Buangor  & Mount Cole State Parks area.

    Leaving Beaufort via Raglan-Elmhurst Rd we will then head into the State Park and make our way slowly up to Lookout Hill (970m) the take in the views from Ben Nevis (871m) before descending into Middle Creek Campground.

    Weather:

    Cold and possibly wet and windy so ensure you bring appropriate clothing and food.

    Latest weather:

    http://www.bom.gov.au/places/vic/beaufort/

    Observations:

    http://www.bom.gov.au/places/vic/beaufort/observations/ben-nevis/

    Trip Standard: Medium - 

    Whilst many maps indicate that most of the roads and track are rated as easy mainly using high range, 4WD Low range will be required.   Be prepared for the possibility of coming across some steep and/or rocky/slippery/muddy sections.  May have shallow water crossings.  Suitable for medium clearance vehicles with dual range and all terrain tyres. Will be more difficult in wet conditions. Some 4WD experience recommended.

    Equipment:

    Snatch straps, shackles, dampener, compressor, UHF radio (or one borrowed from the club) with low range and All Terrain (AT) tyres and good vehicle ground clearance. 

    Camping/Accomodation:

    Middle Creek Camping Area

    • There are 30 unpowered sites in a large open area, all of which accommodate both caravans and tents. Each site holds a maximum of 6 people.
    • Non-flush toilets, fireplaces, picnic tables and a picnic shelter are provided.
    • Campfires only allowed in designated fireplaces - supply your own wood.

    Ferntree Camping Area

    • Ferntree Camping Area is suitable for tents only. The five individual sites are small and each is in a secluded bush setting. Each site has its own fireplace and picnic table. Campers should be self-sufficient and bring drinking water and firewood. Non-flush toilets are located in the adjacent day visitor area.

    Bailes Camping Area

    • Bailes Camping Area contains 5 unpowered sites suitable for both tents and caravans.  Non-flush toilets, communal fireplaces and picnic tables are provided. Campers should be self-sufficient and bring drinking water and firewood.

    Non-camping accomodation:

    https://www.parkstay.vic.gov.au/mount-buangor-state-park

    Water: No drinking water is supplied in camping or picnic areas. 

    Fuel: Full tank ex Melbourne, fuel available in Beaufort (Caltex).

    Distances:

    Melbourne to Beaufort – 163 km (approx. 1 hour 50mins)

    • Ararat to Beaufort – 45 km (approx. 32min via the Western Hwy A8)
    • Ballarat to Beaufort – 51 km (approx. 38min via Western Hwy A8 & M8)

    Off road tracks – approx. 60 - 100km

    Duration: 1 day (with option to register for 2nd day)

    Convoy Limit: 8 vehicles

    Meeting arrangements:

    Beaufort Visitor Information Center
    72 Neill St, Beaufort VIC 3373

    UHF Channel:  15

    Trip Leader:

    Simon van den Berg 0424 544 297 5i.b3rg@gmail.com


    • 4 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Mt Buangor & Beaufort area
    • 9
    Register

    Mt Buangor & Beaufort area 
    Day 2 - scenic/social trip

    This is day 2 of a 2-day weekend - separated to allow for registration of individual days. If you wish to attend both days, you will need to register for both.

    Sunday we will mostly be a scenic drive / social trip visiting local attractions such as Lake Goldsmith Steam & Vintage Rally, Stockyard Hill, Mt Cole Reservoir a few local wineries on the way then stopping for lunch at the Mount Langi Ghiran Vineyard.

    Weather:

    Cold and possibly wet and windy so ensure you bring appropriate clothing.

    Trip Standard: Easy - 

    Sunday we will mostly be a scenic drive / social trip visiting local attractions such as Lake Goldsmith Steam & Vintage Rally, Stockyard Hill, Mt Cole Reservoir a few local wineries on the way then stopping for lunch at the Mount Langi Ghiran Vineyard.

    Equipment:

    UHF radio (or one borrowed from the club.  Suitable for All Wheel Drive and High Range 4WD.  Can be low clearance with single range and road tyres.

    Camping/Accomodation:

    Middle Creek Camping Area

    • There are 30 unpowered sites in a large open area, all of which accommodate both caravans and tents. Each site holds a maximum of 6 people.
    • Non-flush toilets, fireplaces, picnic tables and a picnic shelter are provided.
    • Campfires only allowed in designated fireplaces - supply your own wood.

    Ferntree Camping Area

    • Ferntree Camping Area is suitable for tents only. The five individual sites are small and each is in a secluded bush setting. Each site has its own fireplace and picnic table. Campers should be self-sufficient and bring drinking water and firewood. Non-flush toilets are located in the adjacent day visitor area.

    Bailes Camping Area

    • Bailes Camping Area contains 5 unpowered sites suitable for both tents and caravans.  Non-flush toilets, communal fireplaces and picnic tables are provided. Campers should be self-sufficient and bring drinking water and firewood.

    Non-camping accomodation:

    https://www.parkstay.vic.gov.au/mount-buangor-state-park

    Food & Water: Suggest bring your own morning tea, coffee (thermos) and light snacks.

    Fuel: Full tank ex Melbourne, fuel available in Beaufort (Caltex).

    Distances:

    Melbourne to Beaufort – 163 km (approx. 1 hour 50mins)

    • Ararat to Beaufort – 45 km (approx. 32min via the Western Hwy A8)
    • Ballarat to Beaufort – 51 km (approx. 38min via Western Hwy A8 & M8)

    Scenic drive – approx. 110 km

    Duration: 1 day (separate registration required for the previous day)

    Convoy Limit: 10 vehicles

    Meeting arrangements:

    Beaufort Visitor Information Center
    72 Neill St, Beaufort VIC 3373

    UHF Channel:  15

    Trip Leader:

    Simon van den Berg 0424 544 297 5i.b3rg@gmail.com


    • 16 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 18 Aug 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale VIC 3032
    Register

    4x4 Show Melbourne Showgrounds


    Tickets  are $19 per adult (Kids 15 & Under Free) 
    Club members get a 15% discount 


    Click here to get the discount code.  
    https://www.rangeroverclub.org.au/4x4-Show/

    When

    Friday 16th August: 9am – 6pm

    Saturday 17th August: 9am – 6pm

    Sunday 18th August: 9am – 5pm

    Where

    Melbourne Showgrounds 
    Epsom Road, Ascot Vale VIC 3032

    Details

    https://tickets.lup.com.au/national-4x4-outdoors-fishing-and-boating-expo-melbourne-2019


    • 24 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 25 Aug 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Walhalla to Jamieson via Mt Skene
    • 0
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    Snow trip - Walhalla to Jamieson via Mt Skene

    Date and time:  24th/25th August

    Description Snow driving and camping - Mt Skene

    Due to demand, we will now run 2 trips, one from Walhalla to Jamieson (South/North) and the other from Jamieson to Walhalla (North/South).  The South/North trip will meet in Walhalla on Friday night or Saturday morning and head off on Saturday morning north to the Heyfield-Jamieson Road via Aberfeldy and Mt Selma.  We'll then follow the Heyfield-Jamieson Road to the summit of  Mt Skene where we plan to camp.  On Sunday we'll head down to Jamieson.

    The North/South trip will commence from Jamieson and tackle the route in the reverse direction. 

    Participants will be allocated to either trip as we get closed to the date.  This allocation will be so that there is a mix of experienced drivers on both trips.

    Weather:  e.g.  Alpine environment, will be  cold and potentially wet and windy.  Bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

    Equipment:  e.g.  Vehicles need to have low range 4WD capability with good all-terrain tyres, good ground  clearance and UHF radio equipped (or one borrowed from the club). 

    Usual recovery gear of a snatch strap, shackles, shovel, dampener plus snow chains and recovery tracks.

    Warm clothes and wet weather gear.  A tent (pop-up tents can prove to pop-down in heavy snow), sleeping bag (suitable to better than -10oC), and sleeping mat suitable for camping in the snow.  

    Trip Standard:  e.g.  Medium to hard  (depending on the weather & track conditions (snow))

    Fuel:  a full tank ex Moe or Mansfield.  If you’re using diesel then fill with Alpine diesel (we need to check/advise if available at Moe as we get closer to trip date) and/or add additive to stop it jelling – the instructions on most additives indicate you can’t add too much. Torque Breaker is one such additive.

    Distance:  Approx. distance from Walhalla to Jamieson is 150 Km of mainly low range driving.

    Duration: 2 days

    Convoy limit: 2 x 10 vehicles

    Meeting arrangements:  We will to meet at the Star Hotel Carpark in Walhalla 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 Jamieson

    Trip Leaders: Name(s) – Graeme Allen - graeme.allen86@gmail.com. and Mark Bown 0437 251 645 or mark.bown@csiro.au,

     


    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 29 Sep 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Ngarkat CP/ Wyperfeld NP
    • 0
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    SA-Vic Border Track

    Date and time:  Friday 27th September 2019, 09:00, Renmark.

    Description: This is a camping trip and unsuitable for camper trailers. The tracks are mostly sand which can have some deep soft sections. The trip is classified as being medium.

    The Border Track runs due south along the Vic-SA border. The trip will start in Renmark and end in Rainbow taking in sections of the Border Track as far south as Red Bluff. 

    We will be camping at  Pine Hut Soak (Pinnaroo SA, Ngarkat Conservation Park) on Friday night, and Red Bluff Camping Area (Wyperfeld NP) on Saturday night.

    An access fee applies to Ngarkat CP and a National Park Camping fee applies to Pine Hut Soak (book on-line at www.parks.sa.gov.au). 

    The camping grounds have drop toilets with no washing facilities, potable water, or showers – bring adequate water for drinking a cooking, and plan to cook on a fuel stove.

    Please bring basic recovery gear, snatch strap, shackles and a shovel [if you have MaxTrax (or the like) you can throw them in if you like]

    UHF Channel 15.

    There will be opportunity to refuel halfway through the trip in Pinnaroo.

    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.

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

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

    Trip Standard:   Medium - some sand (actually its all sand)

    Fuel:  a full tank ex. Renmark

    Distance:  Approx. distance from Renmark is 340 Km of mainly high range driving.

    Duration: 3 days

    Convoy limit: 8 vehicles

    Meeting arrangements:  We plan to meet at Renmark  in the car park outside The Murray River Queen and depart at 9.00am sharp.   We will aim to finish about 2.00pm in Rainbow.

    Trip Leaders: Mark Bown & Sherry Mayo. 0437251645. mark.bown@csiro.au, sherry.mayo@csiro.au.

Past events

20 Jul 2019 The Innocent Bystander
14 Jul 2019 Disco/RRS tech review - Practical Session
13 Jul 2019 Disco/RRS tech review - Theory session
2 Jul 2019 Club meeting
30 Jun 2019 Parks Vic Bunyip - Help needed 30 June
29 Jun 2019 Lerderderg State Park
19 Jun 2019 Driver Training
8 Jun 2019 Wyperfeld
5 Jun 2019 Toolangi Explorer - Looking for Challenges after Proficiency
4 Jun 2019 Club meeting
1 Jun 2019 Kimberley and Gibb River Road
25 May 2019 R.Pepper - Trek 6 - Marysville to Mt Matlock + Extension
19 May 2019 R.Pepper - Trek 11 – Mt Disappointment & Trek 19 Andersons Garden
14 May 2019 R. Pepper – Trek 1 – Brisbane Ranges
11 May 2019 R.Pepper - Trek 19 – Andersons Garden
7 May 2019 Club meeting
4 May 2019 Blaze Aid- Bush Fire Relief
1 May 2019 Driver Training
23 Apr 2019 High Country of North East Victoria/Kosciuszko National Park
20 Apr 2019 Goog’s Track/Eyre Peninsular
19 Apr 2019 High Country of North East Victoria- Easter trip
16 Apr 2019 R.Pepper - Trek 5 - Yea to Narbethong
14 Apr 2019 Social Day Picnic/BBQ at the Royal Botanic Gardens - Cranbourne
13 Apr 2019 Reconnaissance- Pyrenees Ranges
6 Apr 2019 R.Pepper – Trek 10 – The Golden Way: Daylesford to Castlemaine
2 Apr 2019 Club meeting
31 Mar 2019 Exploration of the Tallarook State Forest
31 Mar 2019 R.Pepper - Treks 7 and 8 – Yarra Forests History Tour
27 Mar 2019 Driver Training
24 Mar 2019 R.Pepper – Trek 17 – Blackwood - Daylesford
23 Mar 2019 R.Pepper – Trek 16 – Bacchus Marsh – Blackwood
21 Mar 2019 ARB Kilsyth Factory Tour
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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