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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Brian RietaMedancicBrian & Rieta Medancic 
(Trip Leaders)
 

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

Fri 21 - Mon 24 May, 2021

Trip - Easy to Medium

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.

Easy start Saturday morning we head off to Lake William Hovel where we will stop for morning tea and start our 4wd journey. The track starts off on the upper King Valley Rd. From there we will be turning left onto the Sandy Flat Track. This track will cross the King River. We follow the Sandy Track until we come to the Long Spur Track. The Long Spur Track will lead us back to the upper King Valley Road through another river crossing and then back to the campsite.

Sunday will be another easy day with some sightseeing at Powers Lookout and Paradise Falls. This will be followed by a relaxing lunch at Gracebrook winery. Sunday afternoon will be relaxed by a campfire and good company.

Monday morning pack up camp and head past Millawa to experience some local produce before heading home.

This trip will require you to bring your accommodation. You can bring along your Camper trailer, caravan, tent etc.

No pets allowed

6 Vehicles

 

 

 

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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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Alan GailMcMeekin InPixioAlan & Gail McMeekin 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Gukf Country - East Arnhem Land
(Extended Outback Trip)

Sat 17 Jul - Sat 14 Aug, 2021

Trip - Medium - some river crossings

From Mt Isa travel to the southern and western Queensland/ NT gulf country, visiting Riversleigh fossil sites, Adel’s Grove, Lawn Hill NP, along the Savannah Way to Caranbirini Conservation Reserve, Lorella Springs, Seven Emus Station, Limmen NP, then on to Katherine.

From Katherine, travel via the East Arnhem Road to the Gove Peninsula, Nhulunbuy and surrounds and return to Katherine, where the trip concludes.

5 Vehicles

Note: Members who had previously registered for this trip in 2020, will be given preference.

 

 

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Course Presenter - Bill Black

 

4WD Maintenance Course 

Sat 17 - Sun 18 July, 2021

So you are planning to venture into the Australian outback, ask yourself :

  • Is my 4WD prepared and up to the trip it is about to undertake? No?
  • Do I know what regular checks are required whilst travelling? No?

Then this course is for you.

Identify problems before taking off, insuring that your vehicle is mechanically and electrically sound.

Tyre treads - brakes - lights - leaks - fluid levels - loose wires - loose belts - engine oil - battery terminals.

Plus various other things you may never have thought of.

Tools discussed that should be carried.

Participants: 10 members (bookings limited to 1 person per Membership)

 

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Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 002Activity Organisers - Michael Martin with John & Liz Mills
 

LandCruiser 70th Anniversary Muster
(Extended Activity)

Wed 28 Jul - Thu 5 Aug, 2021

This is the “Landcruiser 70th Birthday Muster”.

Starting on the 28th July at the Broken Hill Outback Resort we will stay until the 3rd August. The 1st August is the anniversary and there will be a formal dinner in celebration of this.
During our stay here there will be organised activities on offer as well as free time to explore Broken Hill and surrounds.
The Broken Hill Tourist Bureau will be providing information on local sights and attractions to assist with your stay.
On the 3rd August we will move to Eldee Station for a stay until the 5th August. The station offers some great drives, and as home to the ARB challenge, we will be putting together a challenge of our own.
Broken Hill is where the internationally acclaimed Australian company BHP originated, while up the road is Silverton, the home of the Mad Max movie, and an original silver mining town. Both have lots to see and do.

For more information, click here.

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Tony BarbBryant InPixioTony & Barb Bryant 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Simpson Desert Soiree
(Extended Outback Trip)

Fri 6 - Wed 18 Aug, 2021

Trip - Meduim to Difficult

We will be heading off for approx. 2 weeks, leaving from Broken Hill. If you are not attending the 70th Land Cruiser anniversary gathering, you can meet us in Broken Hill.

Our trip will proceed along the black top to Yunta whereupon we head north towards Frome Downs, Leigh Creek and the well known Copely bakery. After that, we’ll traverse along some of the Oodnadatta Track, then head off towards Mt Dare and Old Andado station, but stopping at a few other locations along the way.

After an overnight at Old Andado, we’ll come back for fuel at Mt Dare then off to Dalhousie Springs for a days rest.

Mainly travelling along the French Line with a few diversions along the way, we will eventually get to Birdsville where the trip ends.

Further details to be provided at the pre-trip briefing along with a pre-trip check list to help people prepare.

Note: No camper trailers, pets or firearms permitted on this trip

6 Vehicles

 

 

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Kimberley Trip
(Extended Trip)

Sun 15 August - Thu 30 September, 2021

ThisTrip will Start in Alice Springs, travel across the Tanami Track, to Wolfe Creek Crater, Halls Creek, Bungle Bungles, Fitzroy Crossing, Geikie Gorge, Broome, Cape Leveque, Derby, Gibb River Road, Bell Gorge, Silent Grove, Charnley River Station, Dillie Gorge, Gravillia Gorge, Donkey Pools, Mornigton Station, Mt Elizabeth Station, Walcott Inlet, Drysdale River Station, Mitchell Falls, Kalumburu, Pago Mission, El Questro, Wyndam, Hairy Dog's Fishing Camp, Kunanurra, Lake Argyle Resort, with this trip endingatt Kununurra.

The Trip will require many permits to Aboriginal reserves and National Parks.

Trip participants will be advised of the relevant Parks Passes and Costs as soon as the participants list is finalised, and before the end of April.

12 Vehicles

 

 

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Yarck Adventure Day
(Day Activity)

Sat 25 September, 2021

All Welcome

Bring the kids and learn about Yarck:

  • -Bush Safety - what to do if you're lost.
  • -Fire Safety - how to build a campfire.
  • -Complete the Yarck Nature Trail and the Emu Egg Walk.
  • -Catch a yabby in our dam or plant a tree.
  • -Learn to light a fire and cook your own lunch

Limit - 50 members - click on pic to register

 

 

 

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Viv BazGardner 2020 InPixioViv & Baz Gardner 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Springtime to Blue Rag - 8 Day Trip
(Midweek Trip)

Sat 6 - Sat 13 Nov, 2021

Trip - Medium to Difficult

We will be travelling across the Victorian High Country on tracks, visiting High Country Huts, Wonnangatta Station, Mayford, Blue Rag Ridge line Talboltville and Billy Goat track before heading home on the blacktop.

5 Vehicles - Must have a High Lift & be fitted with a snorkel

 

 

 

 

 

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ColinHardie InPixio3Colin Hardie 
(Trip Leader)
 

Wombat Sate Forest - exploring
(Weekend Trip)

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Nov, 2021

Trip - Easy to Medium

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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