Recent Trips/Activities - 2018
 
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AndrewShiells InPixioAndrew Shiells 
(Trip Leader)
 

Merry Murrindindi!
(Day Trip)


Sun 16 December, 2018

Trip Rating - Easy

Escape the chaos of Christmas and join us for a relaxing day exploring the Murrindindi area.

We'll be visiting some of the well known (and less known) sites, travelling mainly on forest roads.

Be prepared for a couple of short walks and don't forget your picnic lunch.

6 Vehicles

 

 

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Viv BazGardner 2020 InPixioViv & Baz Gardner 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Yes! Mt Terrible
(Weekend Trip)

15 - 16 December, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium

Saturday morning we will be breaking camp and departing at 8.00am travelling on
forest roads and tracks to Mt Terrible then on to the Yarck Hilton for the evening.

Sunday we will be driving the tracks of the Yarck property before heading home around lunch time.

6 Vehicles

 

 

 

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JamesClark InPixioJames Clark 
(Trip Leader)
 

Aberfeldy Adventure
(Weekend Trip)  

8 - 9 December, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium to Difficult

Explore the exciting 4WD tracks near the Aberfeldy River, including a visit to O'Tooles Flat,
plus take in the views as we descend the famous 12 switchbacks on Trigg Track, just north of the old mining town of Walhalla.

8 Vehicles

 

 

 

 

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JamesClark InPixioJames Clark 
(Trip Leader)
 

Avon River
(Weekend Trip)  

17 - 18 November, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium to Difficult

Starting in Heyfield we will travel to Huggette Crossing, Ben Cruachan Creek, Avon River.

After a bush camping for the night on the Avon River we will travel to, Ben Cruachan and McMillans Lookout before finishing on the Heyfield Jamieson Rd.

6 Vehicles

 

 

 

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Viv BazGardner 2020 InPixioViv & Baz Gardner 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Rubicon Ramblings
(Weekend Trip)

17 - 18 November, 2018

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium  Weather dependant

For those who can join us on the Friday night we will have a welcoming fire waiting.

Saturday - We will be travelling on forest roads thru the Rubicon State Forest and returning to camp early afternoon to collect firewood for the evening fire..

Sunday - We will be breaking camp at 9.00am and travelling towards Melbourne thru the Toolangi Black Range Forest and finishing our trip at Yarra.

7 Vehicles

 

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ChrisTreble InPixioChris Treble 
(Trip Leader)
 

Xmas through the Murrindindi
(Day Trip)  

17 November, 2018

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium (weather dependent)

Being run as part of the Geelong Branch Christmas Break Up, this trip will take you through the Mirrindindi area.

Note: only members attending the Christmas Break Up will be included on this trip.

7 Vehicles

 

 

 

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IanWells InPixioIan Wells  
(Trip Leader)
 

Haunted Stream Recce
(Weekend Trip)  

10 - 11 November, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium (difficult if wet)

A recce to explore the Haunted Stream with up to 50 creek crossings and the historic and now abounded ‘ghost’ towns in the area.

On Sunday we explore the 4WD tracks around Swifts Creek including the famous TVGC 

6 Vehicles

 

 

 

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Murray Sunset & Wyperfeld National Parks
(Melb Cup Weekend Trip)

3 - 6 Nov, 2018

Trip Leaders - Rob & Alison Duff

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium - Beginners welcome

After meeting Friday night, we will start our adventure at the most North West corner of Victoria.

We will head south down the Border track Crossing the Sturt Hwy & into Murray Sunset National Park where we will continue along the border track, turning off to rocket lake.

The next day will take us via the Pink Lakes & into Wyperfeld National Park and eventually end up at Wonga camping ground on Monday night.

Tuesday will see us packing up & heading for home.

8 Vehicles

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Portland Sand Dunes
(Melb Cup Weekend Trip)

2 - 6 November, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium/hard sand driving

Trip Leader - Garry Cooper

Drive the only legal sand dunes in Victoria.

Test your skills on the many steep dunes. Apart from a drop toilet there are no amenities at the camp. Caravans, camper trailers, tents are OK.

No Pets.

Sand driving Saturday and Sunday, Monday visit Picaninny Ponds, SA beach drive, lunch at the Port MacDonald Pub. return home Tuesday.

13 vehicles 

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Brian SandraTanner InPixioBrian & Sandra Tanner 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Robe SA - Sand Driving
(Melb Cup Weekend Trip)

2 - 5 November, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium - Hard

Travel the Millicent Buggy Club sand dunes, drive along the spectacular S.A coastline.  An excellent trip for new members to gain experience or for those who just enjoy sand driving with beautiful views for the camera lovers & fun for the children to go sliding down the dunes.

The Tourist Park has an excellent kitchen area with BBQs and cooking facilities. BYO everything, but there are plenty of facilities to purchase extra supplies.  Saturday night dinner at one of the local restaurants  

14 vehicles 

 

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Viv BazGardner 2020 InPixioViv & Baz Gardner 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Snobs Creek Waterfalls
(Day Trip)

Sun 7 October, 2018

Trip Rating - Easy

We will be meeting at the Yarra Glen Adventure Playground " McKenzie Reserve" Car Park.

Excellenct trip for New Members.

We will be leaving from Yarra Glen and travelling thru the Black Range Forest on forest roads to the Snobs Creek Falls and then returning to Yarra Glen via the Toolangi State Forest on forest roads.

8 Vehicles

 

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Otways Waterfalls Day Trip
(Day Trip)

Fri 28 September, 2018

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium

Trip Leaders - Graeme & Veronica Innis

Starting and finishing in Forrest, this trip will be a mostly easy drive exploring Otways bush roads
and tracks and visiting waterfalls in the southern Otways.

There will be an optional bush walk at the waterfalls including some steep sections and steps.

8 Vehicles

 

 

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Graeme VeronicaInnis InPixioGraeme & Veronica Innis 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Otways Waterfalls Recce
(Day Trip)

Sun 16 September, 2018

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium

Starting and finishing in Forrest, this is a recce to confirm tracks are open and to check their condition.

It will be a mostly easy drive exploring Otways bush roads and tracks and visiting waterfalls in the southern Otways.

There will be an optional bush walk at the waterfalls including some steep sections and steps.

4 Vehicles

 

 

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DulcieWatts InPixioDulcie Watts 
(Activity Leader)
 

Jericho Historical Sites - Working Bee
(Weekend Activity) 

8 - 9 Sep, 2018

Come behind the gates on this working bee cleaning up the Historical sites in and
around Jericho cemetery and township and along the Walhalla/Woods Point road.

Explore some tracks Sunday morning if all the work is completed.

 Everyone welcome

 

 

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Mt Skene South Side Snow Trip 2
(Weekend Trip)  

25 - 26 August, 2018

Trip Leader - James Clark

Trip Rating - Medium to Very Difficult - depending on snow conditions

Starting in Licola this trip will tackle Mt Skene from the lesser used southern side
of the mountain avoiding the crowds on the opposite side.

Come prepare to camp the night above the snow line as our final campsite will depend on snow conditions.

The trip will finish in Licola.

8 Vehicles

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Lock Your Hubs Mt Skene Snow Trip
(Weekend Trip)

11 - 12 August, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium

Joint Trip Leaders - Sherry Salvesen & Simon Mustey and Sara & Matt Lilley

A large, exciting and family friendly weekend trip to Mt Skene to experience
some of the best snow driving in Victoria.

We will be based at Jamieson, from where we will travel up to Mt Skene
to drive in the snow, have some fun, and then return to the Jamieson Courthouse Hotel and socialise!

New members are encouraged to come along, and vehicles will be split into two groups
with two trips run concurrently to ensure that the large numbers of vehicles run smotthly.

 

20 vehicles (2 groups of 10) - 5 positions for new members 

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Mt Skene South Side Snow Trip
(Weekend Trip)  

28 - 29 July, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium to Very Difficult - depending on snow

Trip Leader - James Clark

Starting in Licola this trip will tackle Mt Skene from the lesser used southern side
of the mountain avoiding the crowds on the opposite side.

Come prepare to camp the night above the snow line as our final campsite
will depend on snow conditions.

The trip will finish in Licola.

8 Vehicles

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Viv BazGardner 2020 InPixioViv & Baz Gardner 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Black Range Winter Wander
(Day Trip)

Sun 22 July, 2018

Trip Rating - Easy

We will be meeting at the McKenzie Reserve Adventure Playground in Yarra Glen.
We will then be travelliong on forest roads and exploring the area
and visiting points of interest on the way.

Excellent trip for new members.

6 Vehicles 

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JamesClark InPixioJames Clark 
(Trip Leader)
 

Pyrenees Day Trip
(Day Trip)

Sun 10 June, 2018

Trip Rating - Difficult

Starting in Avoca this day trip will explore the large range of tracks in the Pyrenees.

Including Frasers, Old Bluff Tracks and Mt Warrenmang before finishing at Glenpatrick.

No pets, firearms or trailers.

8 Vehicles 

 

 

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Sara & Matt Liiley
(Trip Leaders)
 

Little Desert - McDonald Hwy
(Quuens Birthday Weekend Trip)

Sat 9 - Sun 10 June, 2018

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium

Starting at 2.30pm is the Saturday afternoon drive into the National Park
which will include a night drive.


Sunday will be a full day travelling the McDonald Hwy and other track
through the Western section of Little Desert. Carry sufficient water and food
for a couple of days just in case.

16 Vehicles - 2 convoys 

 

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Viv BazGardner 2020 InPixioViv & Baz Gardner 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Visiting Craigs Hut
(Day Trip)

Sun 27 May, 2018

Trip Rating - Easy

We will be traveling to Craig's Hut returning back at Yarck.

6 Vehicles 

 

 

 

 

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Eric Bishop 
(Trip Leader)
 

Aberfeldy Crossing
TLCCV 45th Anniversary trip

(Day Trip)

Sun 6 May, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium

Heading down O'Keefes Track, just north of Aberfeldy which takes us
down to the Aberfeldy Crossing where we will park up read the Information Boards
and walk along a track exposed specifically for the journey to old Hotel sites.

The trip is an easy one but there will be a fair bit of walking.

10 Vehicles 

 

 

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Eric Bishop 
(Trip Leader)
 

Souvenir Mine
TLCCV 45th Anniversary trip

(Day Trip)

Sat 5 May, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium

A relatively easy drive and a walk down hill to the mine that is safe to enter
and interesting for those that have not seen one before.

It also includes an old Boarding House site which have Information sign boards
explaining the history relating to these sites.

10 Vehicles 

 

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TonyM MichaelM GeoffD
Tony Middleditch, Michael Martin & Geoff Dumaresq 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Donnelly's Creek Ramble
TLCCV 45th Anniversary trip

(Day Trip)

Sat 5 May, 2018

Trip Rating - Easy to Hard

Departing Rawson, we will stop on the Thompson wall to air down & morning tea.

Heading towards Merringtons Flat & up to Williamson Spur. We have a steep decent
on Army Track to Store Point then follow Donnelly's Creek Track back to the main road.

Stopping at points of interest along the way.

Bring your own refreshments. Option of a split convoy (up to 2 x 10)

20 Vehicles 

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Morningstar Water Wheel Wander
TLCCV 45th Anniversary trip

(Day Trip)

Sat 5 May, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium

Trip Leaders - Viv & Baz Gardner

Travelling from Rawson Caravan Park to the Morning Star Water Wheel
and surrounding area via tracks and trails, then returning to Rawson Caravan Park.

8 Vehicles 

 

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Betty & Marcus Kunath 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Rawson 45th Birthday Bash
TLCCV 45th Anniversary trip

(Day Trip)

Sat 5 May, 2018

Trip Rating - Difficult

Exploring the region and tracks around Rawson / Aberfeldy / Walhalla.

7 Vehicles 

 

 

 

 

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Sharyn & Andy McGregor 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Get Dugout & Ruined
TLCCV 45th Anniversary trip

(Day Trip)

Sat 5 May, 2018

Trip Rating - Easy

A nice easy day trip out on the tracks to find an old dugout, a hut and ruins
around Mt Baw Baw with time out for a packed picnic lunch.

8 Vehicles 

 

 

 

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Viv BazGardner 2020 InPixioViv & Baz Gardner 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Tarra Valley Rainforest Trip
(Weekend Trip)

28 - 29 Apr, 2018

Trip Rating - Easy

On Saturday, we will be traveling on forest roads thru the Strezlecki Ranges
arriving on Saturday afternoon to set up camp.
Sunday, we will be doing leisurely walks that are available with in the park.
Fern Gully, Suspension Bridge etc before heading back towards Melbourne via the freeway.

8 Vehicles 

 

 

 

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HarryKing InPixioHarry King 
(Trip Leader)
 

Madigan Line
(Extended Outback Trip)

28 Apr - 13 May, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium to Hard

We will be following the route taken by Cecil Madigan
when he crossed the Northern Simpson using camels in 1939.

This is the most remote, least travelled and challenging of the recognised
Simpson crossings with many large and difficult sand ridges to negotiate.

Some previous sand driving experience is recommended.

The actual crossing is expected to take six to seven days.

Further details to be provided at the pre trip briefing

6 Vehicles 

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Graeme VeronicaInnis InPixioGraeme & Veronica Innis 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Enfield State Park Recce
(Day Trip)

Sun 22 April, 2018

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium

We will be checking out the tracks, historical mining sites and other points

of interest in and around the Enfield State Park and Ross Creek Forest area.

Bring food and drink for the day.

Bring suitable footwear for some exploring on foot. 

5 Vehicles 

 

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Viv BazGardner 2020 InPixioViv & Baz Gardner 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Blue Rag in April
(Weekend Trip)

14 - 16 Apr, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium

We will be traveling in National Park. Their rules apply

If you have not been to Blue Rag lately, here is your opportunity.

Sat traveling to Mt Freezeout where we will camp overnight.

Sunday Visiting Blue Rag and weather permitting going down to the
Wongungurra river, then back up to camp at Mayford overnight .

Monday returning back to Melb via various tracks and the Blacktop
visiting points of interest along the way

6 Vehicles 

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DulcieWatts InPixioDulcie Watts 
(Activity Leader)
 

Jordan Valley Loop - Working Bee
(Weekend Activity) 

14 - 15 Apr, 2018

Come away on this exciting weekend & assist with the Working Bee
to clean up the historical sites in and around Jericho.

Why not come along and help with the Working Bee team
and help clean up the Historical sites in and around Jericho cemetery
and township and along the Walhalla/Woods Point road.

 Everyone welcome

 

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Graeme VeronicaInnis InPixioGraeme & Veronica Innis 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Anglesea Day-Night
(Day Trip)

Sat 7 April, 2018

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium depending on weather

We will spend a couple of hours on the 4wd tracks in the Anglesea Hinterland
before returning to the Anglesea Hotel for dinner.

In the dark after dinner, we will do the same tracks in reverse.
(the opposite way, not driving backwards).

Trip will conclude in Anglesea around 10pm

8 Vehicles 

 

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Viv BazGardner 2020 InPixioViv & Baz Gardner 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Easter at Yarck Trip 2 - Murrindindi Meander
(Easter - Day Trip)

Sun 1 Apr, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium

We will be traveling thru the Black Range Forest on forest roads/tracks
visiting Jim's lookout and other points of interest and returning to Yarck for the evening.

6 Vehicles 

 

 

 

 

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Viv BazGardner 2020 InPixioViv & Baz Gardner 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Easter at Yarck Trip 1 - Mt Terrible
(Easter - Day Trip)

Sat 31 Mar, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium

We will be traveling thru Rubicon State Forest on Forest Roads
and the Blacktop to Mt Terrible, then returning to the Yarck Hilton for the evening.

6 Vehicles 

 

 

 

 

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VIC/SA Border Track
(Easter Weekend Trip)

30 Mar - 2 Apr, 2018

Trip Rating - 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 down the
 Vic/SA Border Track.

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

8 Vehicles

 

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GregFleet InPixioGreg Fleet 
(Trip Leader)
 

Snake Valley Ramble
(Weekend Trip)

17 - 18 March, 2018

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium (Weather dependant)

From the hotel we will travel to the property to set up camp & have morning tea.

Saturday will be spent exploring bush tracks nearby.

Bring a torch to explore an old mine. Watch the sunset from the fire tower before heading back to camp.

There will be a short trip on Sunday morning before finishing up around lunch time.

8 vehicles

 

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Wonnangatta & Beyond
(Weekend Trip)

17 - 18 Mar, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium

Trip Leaders - Rob & Alison Duff

On this trip we will travel into the historic Wonnangatta Station
via King Billy & Zeka Spur Tracks

We will take in the magnificent views along the way.

After exploring Wonnangatta, we will head out via Cynthia Range
& up the famous Billy Goat Track, ending our trip at Licola.

7 Vehicles

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JamesClark InPixioJames Clark 
(Trip Leader)
 

Mt Murray, Blue Rag & Mayford
(Labour Day Weekend Trip)  

10 - 12 March, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium

Explore the Mt Selwyn area on the way to Mt Murray.

If the weather permits we will camp near the top of Mt Murray on the Saturday night.

On Sunday we will check out the magical views from Blue Rag,
then head down the steep decent to camp on the Dargo River at the old Mayford townsite.

Monday will see us return to the Great Alpine way at Mt St Bernard where the trip will conclude.

6 Vehicles

 

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HeidiMuehlebach LaurieMiles InPixioHeidi & Laurie Miles
(Trip Leaders)
 

Davies High Plains Adventure
(Labour Day Weekend Trip)

10 - 12 Mar, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium to Hard (depending on weather conditions)

Situated in the far NE of Victoria, we will cross the mighty Murray River
before climbing up onto Davies Plain. We will take in the views from Mt Pinnibar
to Mt Kosciuszko, plus visit Davies Hut & camp on the picturesque Buckwong & Limstone Creeks.

8 Vehicles

 

 

 

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Viv BazGardner 2020 InPixioViv & Baz Gardner 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Butcher Country/Macalister River - Recci
(Weekend Trip)

3 - 4 Mar, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium

We will be exploring tracks in the area & points of interest.

6 Vehicles 

 

 

 

 

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Blue Skies to Blue Rag
(Extended Weekend Trip)

Fri 23 - Mon 26 Feb, 2018

Trip Leaders - Viv & Baz Gardner

Trip Rating - Medium

We will travelling 3 days across the High Country tracks to Dargo.

Bush camping along the way.

4th day visiting Blue Rag Ridge line before heading home via Dargo on the blacktop. 

5 Vehicles 

 

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Mirimbah Magic - 4WD, MTB & OziExplorer all in one!
(Weekend Trip)

24 - 25 Feb, 2018

Trip Leaders - Heidi & Laurie Miles

Trip Rating - Easy (Medium in places ) - Great trip for new members

Come & enjoy a weekend with some great 4WDing & some MTBing for those fit members.

We will be base camping at Mirimbah (at the base of Mt Buller).

Some of you may wish to sit around the campfire on Sat morning & listen
to Laurie talk about the famus mapping software "OziExplorer".

We will be hitting the 4WD tracks as well, taking in the great climb up to Mt Stirling
after visiting Howqua Gap Hut. Heidi will be heading off on her MTB to explore
the amazing MTB trails around Mt Buller.

On Sunday, we will 4WD to Lake William Hovell & return via Pineapple Flat.

8 Vehicles

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Anglesea Ladies' Drive
(Day Trip)

Sat 10 Feb, 2018

Trip Leader - Veronica Innis

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium (harder if wet)

Ladies, start your engines.

Veronica will lead a reasonably easy trip along the 4WD tracks in the Anglesea Heathland
heading towards the back of Lorne for a picnic lunch.

There may be a few more challenging tracks in the Otways during the afternoon.

We will finish up back near Anglesea around 5.30pm.

Join us for dinner at the Anglesea Hotel (optional).

8 Vehicles 

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Viv BazGardner 2020 InPixioViv & Baz Gardner 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Caledonia River Recci
(Weekend Recci)

3 - 4 Feb, 2018

Trip Rating - Difficult

We will be traveling exploring Tracks in the area

3 Vehicles 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tingaringy Trailer Trip
(Australia Day Weekend Trip)

26 - 28 Jan, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium (some interesting climbs on Tingaringy Tk) - weather dependant)

After leaving Orbost on Friday morning, we will head thru the Errinundra Plateau
with our trailers in tow, and base camp on the Deddick River.

On Saturday, we will 4WD up to Mt Tingaringy, right on the VIC/NSW border.

We will loop back down the Laurie Tk, crossing the Tingaringy Creek before returning to camp.

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

8 Vehicles

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Under the Southern Cross - Wabonga Plateau
(Australia Day Weekend Trip)

Fri 26 - 28 Jan, 2018

Trip Leaders - Viv & Baz Gardner

Trip Rating - Easy/Medium

We will be traveling thru the King Valley/Wabonga Plateau area on Forest Roads,
Tracks and the Blacktop.

6 Vehicles 

 

 

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MattLilley smMatthew Lilley 
(Trip Leader)
 

Yarck and Surrounds
(Australia Day Weekend Trip)  

26 - 28 Jan, 2018

Trip Rating - Medium

Friday we will be exploring the Yarck property and driving all the tracks
.... even the challenging ones!
Saturday will see us heading off property to Craigs Hut via Mt Stirling.

From there we head past Bindaree Falls and Bindaree Hut.
Sunday morning we will check out some technical challenges.

6 Vehicles (4 places reserved for new members)

 

 

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Mt Howitt Jamieson Valley
(Australia Day Weekend Trip)  

26 - 28 Jan, 2018

Trip Leader - James Clark

Trip Rating - Medium to Difficult

The trip will commence at Sheep Yard Flat and will travel to Bluff Hut,
Lovicks Hut and Howitt Hut with an overnight camp on the Caledonia River.

On the Sunday we will complete the Caledonia Track, Butcher Country Track
and the Malcalister River Track visitng the High Cone and Upper Jamieson Hut
before camping on the Jamieson River.

On Sunday we will visit Wrens Flat and take the Mitchells and Stony Creek track
before finishing on the Mansfield Woods Point Road.

6 Vehicles

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