2022 Recent Trips/Activities
 
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ColinHardie InPixio3Colin Hardie 
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Trip Leader)
 

SA - Mainly the Eyre Peninsula
(Extended Trip)

Sat 25 Jun - Sat 16 Jul, 2022

Join us for an extended and fairly leisurely 3 week trip over June and July.

Port Augusta, Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Coffin Bay, Googs Track, Flinders Ranges
95% of driving will be easy to medium. Some short sections may be difficult.

There will be lots of flexibility to join us for as little or as much of the trip as you want.

Camper Trailers are welcome. We will have a standing camps and do day trips. If you do not want to take your trailer on Googs Track then you can detour by the hard top and meet us at Flinders Ranges.

Where possible we will use free camping or book into SA Park Camping.

5 Vehicles

 

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Sara Matt Lilley CutOutSara & Matt Lilley 
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Trip Leaders)
 

Lock your Hubs Little Desert Trip Spectacular - Trip 1
(Queens Birthday Weekend Trip)

Sat 11 - Sun 12 Jun, 2022

Come join a big trip over the Queens Birthday long weekend, great for new members on their first trip to test their sand and (optional) bog hole driving skills!

We'll be base camping at Lake Charlegrark Caravan Park so bring your Caravan, Camper, Tent or Swag!

8 spots are reserved for new members (2 years of membership or less) It'll be a great first trip after doing your DA!

10 Vehicles

 

 

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SimonMustey SherrySalvesenSherry Salvesen & Simon Mustey 
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Trip Leaders)
 

Lock your Hubs Little Desert Trip Spectacular - Trip 2
(Queens Birthday Weekend Trip)

Sat 11 - Sun 12 Jun, 2022

Come join a big trip over the Queens Birthday long weekend, great for new members on their first trip to test their sand and (optional) bog hole driving skills!

We'll be base camping at Lake Charlegrark Caravan Park so bring your Caravan, Camper, Tent or Swag!

8 spots are reserved for new members (2 years of membership or less) It'll be a great first trip after doing your DA!

10 Vehicles

 

 

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BradKnight AngelaTongeBrad Knight & Angela Tonge 
(
Trip Leaders)
 

Lock your Hubs Little Desert Trip Spectacular - Trip 3
(Queens Birthday Weekend Trip)

Sat 11 - Sun 12 Jun, 2022

Come join a big trip over the Queens Birthday long weekend, great for new members on their first trip to test their sand and (optional) bog hole driving skills!

We'll be base camping at Lake Charlegrark Caravan Park so bring your Caravan, Camper, Tent or Swag!

4 spots are reserved for new members (2 years of membership or less) It'll be a great first trip after doing your DA!

7 Vehicles

 

 

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CleanUpAusDayAlison Williams 
(Trip Leader)
 

Clean Up Australia - Lerderderg - 4WD Trip
(Day Trip) 

Sat 28 May, 2022

Trip: Easy to Medium

Join in the annual "Clean up Australia Day" event in the Lerderderg State Forest.
We'll be cleaning up areas requested by Parks Vic. This could be rubbish pick ups or removing illegal fireplaces.

Easy to Medium.

 

15 Vehicles

 

 

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Brian RietaMedancicBrian & Rieta Medancic 
(
Trips Leaders)
 

Weekend at Gramps - Grampians
(Weekend Trip)

Fri 27 - Sun 29 May, 2022

Time for a lazy weekend away at the Grampians.

It is a base camp at a caravan park to be advised. This trip will include sightseeing and some four-wheel driving as tracks permit.

Lots of awesome places to visit and to walk to so bring your walking shoes. We will be booking a dinner at one of the local pubs for Friday night and lunch at a winery on Sunday.

We may choose to stay another night, but the trip will officially end on Sunday.

6 Vehicles

 

 

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Anita WarrenSprigg InPixioAnita & Warren Sprigg 
(
Trip Leaders)
 

Desert Adventures 2022
(Extended Trip)

Sat 14 - Thu 26 May, 2022

Travel up to Dalhousie Springs at your leisure, lots to see on the track.

Departing from Dalhousie Springs, we will travel North to Chambers Pillar before arriving in Alice Springs for Supplies. From Alice we head out to Jervious Station before heading south down the Hay River track to Poeppels Corner in the Simpson Desert. We will continue down the K1 Line to the Birdsville track before heading to Mungerannie for fuel.

From here we will travel on the Walkers Crossing Track to Innamincka and out to the Coongie Lakes. From Coongie Lakes we will travel down the Old Strzelecki track to Cameron’s Corner and stop the night at Fort Grey.

From here its into Tibooburra for Fuel and south to Broken Hill where the trip will conclude.

6 Vehicles

 

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Rig Road Simpson Desert
(Extended Trip)

Sun 8 - Thu 12 May, 2022

Trip Leaders - Warren & Anita Sprigg

Travel up to Birdsville at your own Leisure, there is much to see along the way to add to your Desert Holiday Adventure.

There is free camping available on the Common or stay at the Caravan Park. You may wish to have a play on Big Red, see the sunset etc.

Departing from Birdsville Bakery @ 9 am sharp. We head west out over Big Red and Head along the QAA line to Poeppels Corner Post. From the post we turn South down the K1 Line before Turning West again on the Rig Road. We will see the Southern side of the park that is different to the popular French Line, it’s also a little less travelled and remote.

The rig road was originally clay topped so that the Oil Search Trucks could traverse the area but much of this has now deteriorated away. You will see the Lone Gum, Desert Sunsets and Rises, Swim in the warm Dalhousie Springs Water and experience the stunning night time skies.

From Dalhousie we head to Oodnadatta where this trip officially concludes. Travel down the Oodnadatta track at your own leisure, there is lots to see and explore.

5 Vehicles

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Tony BarbBryant InPixio2Tony & Barb Bryant 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Simpson Desert Soiree
(Extended Outback Trip)

Fri 6 - Sat 14 May, 2022

Trip - Medium

The trip will start at Leigh Creek, so you will need to arrive the day before to give yourself time to refuel and stock up on last minute supplies.

We will be travelling via Maree to the Oodnadatta Track, onto William Creek, then heading north to Old Andado homestead via Oodnadatta (fuel top up), with a night's stop at Eringa ruins along the way.

After overnight at Old Andado, we head back to Mt Dare where we refuel, then onto the Simpson Desert. Travel will be along the French Line to Dalhousie Springs where we will stay two nights then south onto the Rig Road. The trip will finish in Birdsville after having time to play on Big Red along the way.

It is illegal to collect firewood in the park so everyone is to bring at least one bag of good firewood.
SA Desert Parks Pass is required (a fee applies) as will be a Witjira National Park pass (no fee) for staying at Dalhousie Springs on the 9th & 10th of May.

Each person is responsible for ensuring they have the appropriate passes for the trip.

No pets or firearms allowed and you must provide full proof of Covid vaccination.

Preference will be given to those who were registered for the previous trip that was cancelled due to Covid, however there will be spots available for others.

6 Vehicles

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Madigan Line Sand & Dust Tour 2022
(Extended Trip)

Sun 1 - Fri 6 May, 2022

Trip Leaders - Warren & Anita Sprigg

Travel up to Oodnadatta at your own Leisure, there is much to see and do on the track and should be explored if you have never traversed it before.

Our trip departs Oodnadatta at 9 Am Sharp, I suggest every one arrives the day prior and attends to Fuel / Food requirements as required. We head North up to Mt Dare where we neck the Fuel tanks again for our journey across the Desert. From Mt Dare we head to Old Andado Station on the very Edge of the Simpson Desert.

From here it’s extremely isolated travelling as we venture across the desert following Cecil Madigan’s Camp sites. You will see Molly Clark's homestead, visit the Twins and experience the desert and its majestic scenery. The sun sets and rises are magnificent, I have permission to use the tracks on Adria Downs Station on this trip so from the Hay River Track we’ll see camp 17 onwards.

7 Vehicles

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Lock your Hubs Little Desert Trip Spectacular!
(Anzac Weekend Trip)

Fri 22 - Mon 25 Apr, 2022

Trip Leaders - Simon Mustey & Sherry Salvesen

Come join a big trip over the Anzac Day long weekend, great for new members on their first trip or test the sand driving skills of more senior members!

We'll be base camping at Lake Charlegrark Caravan Park so bring your Caravan, Camper, Tent or Swag!

10 spots reserved for new members (2 years of membership or less) It'll be a great first trip after doing your DA!

30 Vehicles (3 convoys)

 

 

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Brian RietaMedancicBrian & Rieta Medancic 
(
Trips Leaders)
 

Your Way or the Otways
(Weekend Trip)

Fri 8 - Sun 10 April, 2022

Come and join us on a weekend away exploring some of the tracks and attractions in the Otways and along the Great Ocean Road.

New to us so be willing to explore.

The adventure will start off from Anglesea making our way towards Lorne. This will be a two-night stay.

F riday night we’ll stay over at one of the local caravan Parks in Anglesea and get to know each other over a meal at the pub.

Saturday night we will be camping so you will need to bring your swag/tent and food.

Come and join us for a getaway in the west!

 

6 Vehicles

 

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Jericho Working Bee
(Mid-Week Activity)

Mon 21 - Wed 23 Mar, 2022

Activity Leader - Dulcie Watts

Trip - Easy to Medium

Working Bee cleaning up the Historical sites in and around Jericho cemetery and township and along the Walhalla/Woods Point road.

Monday is the travel day, Tuesday is the work day and Wednesday will be a mystery tour of local 4wd tracks i n the morning and pack up in the afternoon to go home.

15 Vehicles

 

 

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Brian RietaMedancicBrian & Rieta Medancic 
(
Trips Leaders)
 

Sheepyard Flat Escape - Get lost with the sheep
(Weekend Trip)

Fri 18 - Sun 20 March, 2022

This trip is a base camp at Sheepyard Flat starting on Friday afternoon with camp set up and dinner together.

Saturday will be a fun journey along the Howqua River visiting huts and finishing up at Craigs Hut.

Sunday will be pack up time and head down to Tunnel Bend where we will have a walk through the diversion tunnel.

The weekend trip is a bit of exploration so there may be some diversions but rest assured you'll be safe with Brian & Rieta's mapping skills. We always end up back on track.

As it is a base camp you will need to bring your own set-up and food. There is a drop toilet on site. Your car must be ready for a river crossing, climbs and ruts. Highly recommend having a snorkel, lift and recovery gear.

6 Vehicles

 

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Pinnacles, Billy Goat, Haunted Stream
(Weekend Trip)

Fri 11 - Sun 13 March, 2022

Trip Leaders - Chris Atkin & Alison Hilton

Our trip will be travelling to The Pinnacles, Billy Goat then onto Dargo for the evening.

Dinner at the Dargo Hotel on the Saturday evening (optional).

The following day we will travel east along Haunted Steam which has 54 fords to traverse ending in Bruthen.

6 Vehicles

 

 

 

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BlazeAid pic4Eric Bishop 
(
Activity Leader)
 

BlazeAid Trailer Delivery
(Weekday Activity)

Thu 3 and/or Fri 4 March, 2022

We have been approached by the TLCCSA with a request for assistance.

The challenge is the ferrying of 10 tandem axles trailers from Victoria to Perth for BlazeAid, in support of fire relief in WA.

Our contribution, in assisting them, is picking up the trailers up in Kilmore and transporting them to Sunshine, where they will be picked up by other transport.

Fuel costs will be reimbursed by BlazeAid.

10 -12 vehicles

 

 

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Wombat State Forest - exploring
(Weekend Trip)

Sat 19 - Sun 20 Feb, 2022

Trip Leader - Colin Hardie

We will visit a local market and focus on the history of the area. It will involve some 4WD. There is a wide range of sites we could visit. There are old water channels that lead to mine remains. There is an option for rough walk to visit the Tunnel from Amblers Lane. Depending on road conditions, weather and people's interest, we will vary the sites visited.

Sunday will explore the more difficult and iconic tracks. The aim will be to drive Amblers Lane, Trout Tk, Diggers Tk avoiding the enormous bog hole, down XL Tk, Ratcliffe Tk, Nuggets Tk, Holts Rd.

There are tracks that are not on the maps and the ones that are there vary in condition from month to month. A flexible approach to the route will be taken.

6 Vehicles

 

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King Valley - Easy like a Sunday Morning
(Extended Weekend Trip)

Fri 11 - Mon 14 February, 2022

Trip Leaders - Brian & Rieta Medancic

On Friday we will take the chains off from the busy week and settle down in Gentle Annie’s caravan park followed by a pub dinner at the Mountain View Hotel in Whitfield.

Saturday will be a visit to Paradise Falls before making our way through the Alpine National Park visiting Pineapple Flat and King Hut.

Sunday we take a drive to Lake William Hovell and Tomahawk Gap followed by a relaxing lunch at Gracebrook winery.

Monday after pack up we will visit Powers Lookout then finish up at Milawa Cheese Factory to experience some local produce and morning tea before heading home.

We will be base camping as a group in the caravan park on an unpowered site so you will need to bring your own accommodation. 

6 Vehicles

 

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High Country Explorer
(Mid Week Trip)

Mon 7 - Sat 12 Feb, 2022

Trip Leaders - Viv & Baz Gardner

Trip - Medium - may be difficult if wet

Traveling on tracks throughout the High Country taking in some iconic areas and Huts and exploring other areas.

We are looking forward to a great trip for all.

6 Vehicles

 

 

 

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Snobs Creek Waterfall
(Day Trip)

Sun 6 Feb, 2022

Trip Leaders - Viv & Baz Gardner

We will be traveling on the blacktop/forest roads and tracks.

BYO lunch, drinks and snacks.

Dress for the conditions.

6 Vehicles

 

 

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Strathbogie Sticky Beak
(Day Trip)

Sat 5 Feb, 2022

Trip Leaders - Viv & Baz Gardner

We will be traveling on forest roads and tracks, exploring the Strathbogie ranges and their surrounds.

Returning to Yarck at the conclusion of the trip.

6 Vehicles

 

 

 

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