Current TLCCV Club Trips & Activities



Up coming Trips/Activities

 

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Yarck bookings

Members are required to book separately for each day they would like to visit/stay at the TLCCV Yarck property.

Members may also book their partner and their children or temporary members

Click here to apply for temporary membership.

You must not arrive before 12 noon on the first day of your booking, and you must leave the property before 11am on your last day. For members booking more than one consecutive day, they will be required to leave before 11am on the day after the last day of their booking.

NO extensions are possible, unless you go online and book. If there is no availability for an extension, you must leave according to your online booking.

All COVID Safe Regulations that apply at the time of your booking dates, must be followed.

 Maximum 50 members per day

 

 

 

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zoom social pic2Ian Ross 
(Activity Leader)
 

Zoom Social BYO Supper Meeting
(Social Activity)

Thu 25 Feb, 2021 at 7:30pm

Feeling cooped up and missing our monthly meetings?

Is there nothing on TV?

Missing your TLCCV friends?

Well fret no more as its time for a bit of chatter and fun. Join us for a Zoom Social Meeting but its BYO Everything.

All are welcome to join in to have a chat with your fellow club members and have some fun whilst doing that.

Our newer members are especially welcome to join in on this fun night.

Yes there will be some prizes but you have to be in it to win it!

Meeting details sent to you when you register. Click on picture to register. 

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Dandos CampgroundGreg Fleet 
(Activity Leader)
 

Camping at Dandos in the Otways
(Geelong Branch Activity)

Fri 5 - Mon 8 Mar, 2021

Geelong Branch is heading down to Dandos Campground in the Otways again.

Hoping to conduct Camp Host, come and join us for any part of the Long Weekend.
Bring a tent, swag, caravan or camper trailer, plenty of room for everyone.

It's a great weekend that is not focused on driving, in fact, just for a change, we'll be camping in the one spot all weekend, enjoying some camaraderie around the campfire.

Bring your camp oven for some camp cooking sessions on Saturday.
Greg will be running some damper cooking sessions.

Bring a roast to cook for dinner. (if you don't have a camp oven, just ask we have plenty amongst us to share)
Dandos offers Fire Pits, Picnic Tables, Drop Toilets, Running Creek at the back of the campground to cool off, Happy Hours around the campfire.

50 members

 

 

 

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Heidi Laurie InPixioHeidi & Laurie Miles 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Tingaringy Trailer Trip
(Labour Day Weeknd Trip)

Sat 6 - Mon 8 Mar, 2021

On Saturday, we will head north from Orbost we 4WD thru the Errinundra Plateau with our trailers in tow, then base camp on the Deddick River.

On Sunday, we will 4WD up to Mt Tingaringy, right on the VIC/NSW border. We will loop back down the Laurie Track & the Tingaringy Creek to camp.

On Monday, after reconnecting our trailers, we head down to McKillops Bridge, crossing the mightly Snowy River, as well as visiting the Little River Gorge before heading home.

No dogs, no cats, no firearms.

4WD Camper Trailers most welcome. 

6 Vehicles

 

 

 

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Course Presenters - Ingrid Makowski & Les Ryan

 

Photography for Beginners Course  

Sat 13 - Sun 14 Mar, 2021

9am at Yarck  

So, you want to take some great and memorable photos, but so far you are disappointed with your results.

You have a camera, and there are lots of buttons on it, and you don’t know what to do with them.

Come to the weekend Photography Course, and we will show you how to get to know your camera, and that photography can be heaps of fun.

 



 

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PortArlingtonPierAlison Willaims 
(Activity Leader)
 

Portarlington Pier Picnic
(Geelong Branch Activity)

Sun 14 Mar, 2021

Join us in Portarlington for a Picnic beside the Pier.

Take a stroll down the Pier and watch the Port Phillip Ferry Dock,view the Melbourne skyline, paddle the shallows or bury your toes in the white sands of this lovely beach.

The Picnic area has Gas BBQs, toilets and shelter.

For anyone joining us from Melbourne, make your way via train or tram to Docklands and catch the 10.40am ferry, arriving in Port at 11.50am. Leaving for Docklands at 4.30pm $33 return. Tickets must be pre-booked www.portphillipferries.com.au

50 members

 

 

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ChrisAtkins AlisonHilton InPixioChris Atkins & Alison Hilton 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Wonnangatta Valley extended trip
(Extended Weeknd Trip)

Thu 11 - Mon 15 Mar, 2021

Meeting in Myrtleford approx mid morning exact time TBC.

The Wonnangatta Valley will be approached via the East Buffalo road.

Day trips will include Billy Goat Bluff, Zeka Spur and a visit to the Dargo Hotel for lunch.

Activities will be weather dependent.

Base camping Wonnangatta Valley, trailers permitted

6 Vehicles

 

 

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Chris GregBurr InPixioChris & Greg Burr 
(Trip Leaders)
 

High Country Huts Trip
(Weeknd Trip)

Sat 27 - Sun 28 Mar, 2021

Trip - Easy to Medium, subject to weather conditions

Come and join us as we tour the High Country & visit some of the historic High Country Huts.

We will make our way through the High Country and visit some of the great huts and camp Saturday night at the great Craigs Hut to witness a fabulous sunset and an even greater sunrise.

On Sunday afternoon we will be visiting some more fabulous huts.

Tracks will be Brocks Road, Monument Track, Speculation Road,Circuit Road, No 3 Track, Black Landing Track, King Basin Road, Carters Road, Mount Stirling Road. (If time allows).

6 Vehicles

 

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DulcieWatts InPixioDulcie Watts 
(Trip/Activity Leader)
 

Jericho Working Bee
(Mid-Week Trip/Activity)

Mon 29 - Wed 31 Mar, 2021

Trip - Easy to Moderate depending on weather

Working Bee cleaning up the Historical sites in and around Jericho cemetery and township and along the Walhalla/Woods Point road. Arriving Monday, working Tuesday and Wednesday will be a mystery tour of local 4wd tracks.

15 Vehicles

 

 

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Rob AlisonDuff InPixioRob & Alison Duff 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Tom Groggin
(Easter Weeknd Trip)

Fri 2 - Mon 5 Apr, 2021

Trip - Medium

Our trip will start at Nowa Nowa on Friday where we will head towards the Alpine National Park & Benambra where we air down and start our 4x4 adventure heading to our 1st night's Camp at Native Dog Flat.

Saturday we will head across Davies Plains plateau & camp at Tom Groggin on the VIC /NSW border.

Sunday will see us leave Tom Groggin and loop back to camp alongside Limestone Creek.

Monday will see us pack up & head for home.

8 Vehicles

 

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Heidi Laurie InPixioHeidi & Laurie Miles 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Enjoy sand driving the VIC / SA Border Track
(Easter Weeknd Trip)

Fri 2 - Mon 5 Apr, 2021

Trip - Medium, depending on weather conditions

Travel through the sandy Wyperfeld Nat Park via Lake Albacutya, circling the Big desert via Ross Springs.

We will then travel through the 'Disputed Country' before crossing into SA & heading the Border Track.

We will experience some interesting sand dunes & bog holes, before finishing in Nhill.

Note:
No trailers, no dogs, no cats, no firearms permitted on this trip.
Permit:
A day permit is required by each vehicle to travel down the one way section of the Border track

8 Vehicles

 

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Chris GregBurr InPixioChris & Greg Burr 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Easter at Dargo & Crooked River ending at Lake Glenmaggie
(Easter Weeknd Trip)

Fri 2 - Mon 5 Apr, 2021

Trip - Easy to Medium, subject to weather conditions

Arrive in Dargo Friday for a leisure day and Meet and Greet everyone. Have a visit to the Iconic Dargo Hotel later in the day.

Saturday & Sunday we will start 9.00am sharp after short debrief and will visit some of the great surroundings that Dargo has to Offer.

We will also be spending time crossing the Crooked River as we meander down the tracks that cross this well known river. Some great vistas and a visit to one of the towers that offers 360 degree views of the Dargo area.

Monday will be a leisure day to just meander our way home down to Lake Glen Maggie for lunch.

6 Vehicles

 

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Anita WarrenSprigg InPixioAnita & Warren Sprigg 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Madigan Line Sand & Dust Tour - North Simpson Desert
(Extended Outback Trip)

Sat 10 - Sat 24 Apr, 2021

Trip - Medium with some difficult sections

A Fast Paced Adventure for those willing to travel at Highway Speed Limits on the Black Top, and appropriate safe speeds on the Outback dirt roads & tracks.

Visit places of interest daily, as we head North up through the Gammon Ranges and onto the Oodnadatta Track.  Travel to Dalhousie Springs, Mt Dare Hotel, and across via the Madigan Line/QAA Line.  We will visit Poepels Corner along the way as we head to Birdsville. From Birdsville we will visit Haddons Corner Post, on the way down to the Dig Tree on the Cooper Creek. We will Camp at Fort Grey before heading into Tibooburra. From Tibooburra its a fast run these days down to Broken Hill and Mildura.

You, your passengers, and your vehicle must be able to handle the dust and corrugations of the outback on an extended trip.  Early Starts and Sunset Finish's will be required.   Fees and Permits are required.

6 Vehicles

 

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Chris GregBurr InPixioChris & Greg Burr 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Walhalla Weekend Adventure
(Weeknd Trip)

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Apr, 2021

Trip - Medium to Difficult, subject to weather conditions

Our Walhalla Adventure will be travelling around some awesome tracks and exploring the area and some of the views are spectacular. There will be river crossings and see the Thomson Dam wall from a different angle but you may need to look closely. We may even get to see a mine if we are lucky.

We will be camping Saturday night at O'tooles Camp ground and making our way back into Walhalla for some history finding about this Historic mining town.

Tracks to include Donnelly Creek Road, S Track, Morning Star Track, Army Track, Williamson Spur Track, Beardmore Track, One Speck Track.

6 Vehicles

 

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Viv BazGardner 2020 InPixioViv & Baz Gardner 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Desert Delights - Murray Sunset NP, Lt Desert NP, & Border Track
(Midweek Trip)

Mon 26 Apr - Sat 1 May, 2021

Trip - Medium depending on weather conditions

Exploring the Murray Sunset NP, Little Desert NP and Ngarkat Con Park where a vehicle permit will be required.

Camper trailers will be expected to take the chicken tracks around the difficult areas as required.

5 Vehicles - 2 places available for off-road campers

 

 

 

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Course Presenter - Wayne Hevey - 4WDV

 

Chainsaw Course 

Fri 14 - Sun 16 May, 2021

So you thought you knew everything about chainsaws?

Members who have done this course discovered that they didn't.

Gain new skills and up to date regulations.

Nationally recognised certificates are required by TLCCV, 4WDV & Parks Victoria.

Course Presenter - Wayne Hevey - 4WDV

COST: $400 pp
Deposit of $100 payable on application to secure your place
(Non refundable if cancelled within 2 weeks of course)

This course will fill quickly so apply now - only 12 places available

You must have Australian Standard chain saw & PPE safety gear, which includes:

  • Helmet with face shield-face mask
  • steel capped or solid work boots
  • chaps
  • gloves


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MichaelSchuettke InPixioMichael Schuettke 
(Trip Leader)
 

2020 Kimberley Dust and Corrugations Tour - TAKE 2
(Extended Outback Trip)

Wed 19 May - Tue 15 Jun, 2021

Trip - Easy to Moderate with some difficult sections

Travel the furthest you can by car from Melbourne to experience some of the finest dust and corrugations the Kimberley region can offer. 

Starting out in Alice Springs this is a fast paced trip packing in as much as possible into 4 weeks.

Highlights include the Bungles, Kununurra (and surrounds), El Questro Station, Mitchell Falls, Mt Elizabeth Station (Munja Tk), Mornington Station (Dimond Gorge) and Windjana Gorge to name but a few. 

For some variety there will also be some rough off road sections such as the Karunjie Tk, Walsh Point Tk and Munja Tk.

6 Vehicles

 

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Course Presenter - Tony Swinden

 

Wheel Bearing Course  

Sat 5 - Sun 6 June, 2021

You may be in the middle of the Canning Stock Route and need to replace your 4WD wheel bearings.

Be prepared with the know how, and what spares and tools you need to carry for the job.

Don't miss these informative demonstrations, covering front and back wheel bearings, and a CV joint removed on a Troopy. Bearing kits discussed.

There will be some 'hands on' time required - tools supplied.

BYO: Overalls, heavy duty hand cleaner, pen and paper & personal Covid-19 gear

Participants: 12 members (bookings limited to 1 person per Membership)

 

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Chris GregBurr InPixioChris & Greg Burr 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Eldorado & Woolshed Valley
(Queens Birthday Weeknd Trip)

Sat 12 - Mon 14 Jun, 2021

Trip - Easy to Medium, subject to weather conditions

We will be base camping at Reedy Creek Camping Area on Saturday & Sunday. We will be exploring and sightseeing the Woolshed Valley.

There is plenty of history to see around this area and you might like to do some gold panning right where we camp. You may get lucky.

We will also be exploring Reid Walk and discover the suspension bridge and 4WD up Monument Hill. We will also visit the smallest Pub in Victoria "McEvoy Tavern". We will also visit Woolshed Falls.

We will make our way home through Beechworth on Monday and we will end our trip there.
Some may wish to stay and join us for lunch before we head off home.

6 Vehicles

 

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ForgeVillella Inpixio 3Forge Villella 
(Trip Leader)
 

Simpson Desert (Madigan Line)
(Extended Outback Trip)

Sat 26 Jun - Sun 11 Jul, 2021

Trip - Difficult

We will be heading off on a 2 week trip to cross the Simpson Desert. We will be tackling the Madigan Line East to West. Before we arrive there, we will pass through some of the sites along the way (i.e Mildura, Broken Hill and Innamincka). Once we get to Birdsville we will sleep, fuel up, top-up our water supply and make our way to Big Red before setting off.

We will be following the Madigan line across the Northern Simpson, via Hays Track. We will be remote for most of the journey, traversing the 1000 odd dunes along the way. The plan is to cross the desert in 7 days, ending the trip at Mt Dare.

Further details to be provided at the pre-trip briefing. Desert passes will need to be purchased for both the Simpson Desert and Innamincka NP. Before applying through the website, please contact Forge to discuss.

First preference for this trip will be given to members who booked on last year's cancelled trip.

5 Vehicles

 

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LandCruiser 70th Anniversary celebrations
(Extended Activity)

Circa 1st August, 2021

Expressions of Interest

This year around 1st of August 2021, the Landcruiser will be 70 years old.
While they have not been in Australia that long, nevertheless it’s a significant landmark.

An informal request from our friends at the TLCC SA has been received, as to whether members of our Club would be interested in joining in a multi-state gathering to celebrate the occasion. I believe a similar request has been sent to NSW and QLD.

I am seeking expressions of interest from members who would like to join in a caravan/camper-trailer trip to Broken Hill and surrounds, including places of interest for the outbound and return drives, with a duration of around 2 weeks, either side of 1st August 2021 date. The duration is indicative.

At this time, there is no detail behind this proposal, other than to seek the level of interest. Given the lead time, and member response from around the Clubs, a complete trip itinerary any costs and activities, will be developed in the new year, if there is member support.

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Kimberley Adventure - Seeking Expressions of Interest
(Extended Trip)

Mid August to end of September, 2021

Expressions of Interest

The plan is to meet at Port Augusta, Travel through Woomera Restricted Area, Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta, Finke, Chambers Pillar, Alice Springs, Tanami Track to Halls Creek, onto Broome then towards Derby, Bungle Bungles, and thereabouts.

Lots of fishing in rivers and open sea.

Trip will then travel onto Darwin, and return back to Melb Via Katherine and beyond.

 

 

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