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Brisbane Ranges - Anakie - Bacchus Marsh

  • 13 Jun 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Brisbane Ranges - Anakie - Bacchus Marsh
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  • Use the "Guests" option to say how many passengers will be in the car. This includes partner, child, other RRCV member, or Temporary Member.

    Note: the number of passengers will be restricted.

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Brisbane Ranges - Anakie - Bacchus Marsh

Date and time:  Saturday 13 June 2020.  10:00am

Location:   Brisbane Ranges - Anakie - Bacchus Marsh


The maximum convoy limit is now based on the number of people on the trip, not the number of cars, and there are hoops that we need to jump through to comply with the restrictions.

As part of your registration, we need to know how many people are in your car. We use the "Guest" option but in this case; a guest is ANYONE that is not you. This includes your partner and/or children that live with you (i.e. the club's standard family membership criteria). 

COVID-19 Passenger Restrictions : 

  • Maximum people in the group is 10 
  • Temporary Members are not allowed.


These additional restrictions have been put in place to confirm with the Government regulation. It's the trip leader's responsibility to ensure they are adhered to and you will be asked to confirm each one during registration. So it's more important than ever to follow the Trip Leader's instructions.

  • All passengers are your family members (partner or child, in same household)
  • As the club member, you are responsible to ensure your passengers are aware of and follow the restrictions.
  • Everyone must respect social distancing, of 1.5m, from other members - particularly during:
     -  Breaks - briefings, tea breaks, lunch breaks, etc. 
     -  Recoveries - stay in your car where possible, unless asked to help.
  • You cannot attend If you are feeling unwell, been in close contact with anyone suspected of having the virus, or recently returned from overseas 
  • Bring hand-sanitiser along with your normal kit.
  • There will be no access to public toilets or other facilities because they are closed.
  • We also suggest that you use the COVIDSafe app.

All passengers must be named for tracking purposes. Use the Guest's function at the bottom of the registration page.
If you bring anyone that has not been registered as a guest, you will not be allowed on the trip.


The number of people on the trip must remain within the prevailing restrictions or the organiser and participants might receive large fines, as well as greater chance of infection.

So, before you start registration, make sure there are enough places for everyone in your car. Note: that does not guarantee they will be there by the time you finish, particularly if there are a few of you.

If you fail to get everyone registered, let us know and we'll add them to the waitlist.

===  Using the Guest/passenger registration  ===

The "Add a Guest" button is at the bottom of the registration page. Before you start registration, make sure there are enough places for everyone in your car. Note: that does not guarantee they will be there by the time you finish, particularly if there are a few of you.

You need to register each person (including children) individually, by filling their name (phone and email if different from yours), and clicking Done.

Once everyone is listed, click Next to go to the Confirmation page. Everything else is the same as normal registrations.

Note: If the number of spare places run out before you add everyone, it means that someone else was registering at the same time as you. There is no way to avoid this clash and it's first come, first in.

===== End of COVID-19 Restrictions Section  = Enjoy the trip ======

Description:, For the most part this day trip will follow Trek 1 from Robert Peppers Book 4WD Treks Close to Melbourne.  The track is a beautiful, winding drive through woody forest, small hills, rocky gorges, scenic ridges, a historic town and abandoned gold mines.

Along the way we will be stopping to explore sights such as the old gold mining town of Steiglits which dates back to the 1890’s.  There are also some great views of the You Yangs and Port Phillip Bay along the way.  We’ll aim to stop for lunch in one of the more remote picnic and/or campgrounds.  Who knows we may even strike some gold - just remember to bring your permit (aka miner’s right) along if you want to keep it.  

Weather:  Melbourne, variable even in Winter, potentially cold and wet, can be slightly muddy when wet. Bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

Equipment:  good off-road tyres (All Terrain, 60 profile recommended as a minimum), UHF radio (or one borrowed from the club), rated recovery points, standard recovery gear including dampener, rated snatch strap and shackles.

Whilst a well maintained low range (or equivalent) with good ground clearance (200mm) vehicle is typically recommended an all-wheel drive and high range 4WD is more than adequate for this Trip.

Camper trailers, pets, firearms, or alcohol are not permitted.

Trip Standard: Easy, mostly dirt roads, some sections are narrow with blind corners, steep, low-range hill descents, and some rocky sections and minor river crossings over concrete causeways following heavy rain.

Fuel:  a full tank ex Melbourne. 

Distance:  Approx. distance from Melbourne (taking M1) 83 Km.  Trip distance approx 62 Km (of which 26 km is on bitumen).

Duration: 1 day

Convoy limit: 10 vehicles (or Max group of 20 people) whichever limit is registered first.

Meeting arrangements:  We plan to meet outside the Anakie General Store (2153 Ballan Rd, Anakie VIC 3213) and depart approx. 10.00am.  Arrive a little earlier if  you want to grab a coffee or snacks from the general store.  We will aim to finish about 4.00pm in Bacchus Marsh.

Trip Leaders: Simon van den Berg (0424 544 297), 5i.b3rg@gmail.com

More Information:  Brisbane Ranges National Park Visitor Guide(download pdf)

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