2023 Past Trips/Activities
 
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Graeme VeronicaInnis InPixioGraeme Innis & Veronica Vermeulen 
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Trip Leaders)
 

Cruise through the Otways
(Day Trip)

Sat 25 November, 2023

Meeting at Bellbrae Recreation Reserve before heading into the Anglesea Heathland and winding our way down into the Otways.

Depending on which way the wind is blowing, we may head across to Forrest, or may end up at Wye River and head home via the Ocean Rd.

We aim to back at the starting point by 4.30pm. Bring your lunch, snack, water etc.

(Excellent intro for new members)

 

8 vehicles

 

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MattLilley 2021Matt Lilley 
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Trip Leader)
 

Lock your Hubs - Lunch at Craigs
(Day Trip)

Sat 11 November, 2023

Saturday we will be heading out from Yarck to Mansfield for a fuel stop then on up into the hills. We will be stopping first at Howqua Gap Hut for morning tea and then onto Craig's Hut (made famous from The Man from Snowy River films).

After lunch we will go searching for a waterfall while taking in the views of the mountains. Don't forget your camera as there will be plenty of opportunity to get some great shots.

We will be headed back to Yarck for a great social night and enjoy the 50th cairn unveiling.

6 vehicles

 

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JohnPriceJohn Price 
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Trip Leader)
 

Melb Cup Day in the Great Otway National Park
(Day Trip)

Tue 7 November, 2023

This trip is being organised primarily for new members that have yet to participate in a TLCCV run event.

I am hoping that we can spend most of the day in the Anglesea Heath, however, given that many of the steeper tracks there have been permanently closed, we may need to venture further down into the Otways to get our 4WD fix for the day.

All members are welcome to apply for this trip however preference will be given to new members yet to get onto a trip.

10 vehicles

 

 

 

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Rob Alison Duff 2023Robert Duff with partner Alison Duff 
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Trip Leader)
 

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

Sat 4 - Tue 7 November, 2023

Our Trip will start at banks of the Murray River on Friday night with a nice welcoming fire.

Saturday morning will see us officially start our trip where we head of to try & locate the junction of Vic,SA & NSW Borders which will req a 1½ hr return walk . From here we will follow the start of the border track crossing the Sturt hwy where we start seeing the begining of the dunes &on to our 1st bush camp on Saturday night.

Sunday will see us head towards Rocket Lake & on towards Mt Crozier which req’s a short climb to check out the views.

Monday we will head via the pink lakes into Wyperfeld National park & finish at Snowdrift for a slide down the natural white dunes.

Tuesday will see us head down the sandy freeway track adaptly named which is always fun finishing up at Wonga Campground where our trip will end.

This trip covers a fair bit of sand driving, but no major dunes so is great for those looking to experience their first sand driving experience or the more experienced with the fast-sandy tracks later in the trip

8 vehicles

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The Legends of Dargo
(Melb Cup Weekend Trip)

Sat 4 - Tue 7 November, 2023

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Trip Leader - Piers Thompson

As the high country opens up on the 2nd November, we will be taking on the challenges of some difficult tracks and river crossings that might change depending upon the weather and track conditions, especially as the some of the tracks will have only just opened after the winter closures.

  • Talbotville and Grant old towns
  • Billy Goat Bluff
  • The Pinnacles lookout
  • Budgee Budgee
  • Crooked River and its endless crossings
  • Swift's Creek and Dogs Grave
  • Mad Dog lookout
  • Blue Rag Range

7 vehicles

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South Australian Sands Dune Hopping
(Melb Cup Weekend Trip)

Fri 3 - Tue 7 November, 2023

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Trip Leaders - Chris Atkins & Alison Hilton

Drive the beaches of South Australia on this long weekend adventure.

Camping bush style (generator permitted) $15 per adult per night.

This trip is new to us so please treat it as a recce to make another Cup weekend trip for other members to run in future years.

• Long Beach
• Coorong if permitted
• Little Dip Conservation Park
• Stony Rises
• Cape Jaffa
• Bernoulli Conservation Reserve
• Canunda National Park if we believe our skills are up to the challenge!

8 vehicles

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ChrisTreble InPixioChris Treble 
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Trip Leader)
 

November@Robe 2023
(Melb Cup Weekend Trip)

Fri 3 - Mon 6 November, 2023

Come & drive the sand dunes over 2 days at Robe.

Saturday night will be a group dinner.

Sunday will be a simple BBQ dinner.

Monday is a free day to explore the beautiful sites on Robe.

9 vehicles

 

 

 

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JohnPriceJohn Price 
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Trip Leader)
 

Anglesea Heath Reccy
(Day Trip)

Thu 2 November, 2023

We will explore all of the tracks in the Anglesea Heath so that we can establish an all day reasonably challenging trip for new members to enjoy on the upcoming Melbourne Cup Day .

Given that a lot of the Northern area tracks have been permanently closed we may need to venture a bit further down into the Otways to create a full day.

4 vehicles

 

 

 

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Brad Angela Greybackground2Brad Knight & Angela Tonge 
(
Trip Leaders)
 

Little Desert Springtime Spectacular
(AFL Grand Final Weekend Activity)

Fri 29 - Sat 30 September, 2023

Come join a fantastic trip over the Grand Final long weekend.

Great first trip after winter to test your sand and (optional) bog hole driving skills, enjoy spectacular scenery.

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

Come and experience Spring time in the desert.

6 vehicles

 

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AlisonWilliams GregFleet InPixioAlison Williams & Greg Fleet 
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Activity Leaders)
 

Yarck Adventure Weekend
(Weekend Activity)

Sun 13 August, 2023

All Welcome - lots of activities for children.

  • Join our local Landcare members for an evening spotlight along the Burch Hut Trail
  • Milo and supper at the Burch Hut
  • Meet the Yarck Fire Brigade
  • Learn to cook lunch over an open fire
  • Learn about Land for Wildlife
  • Meet our local Parks Vic Rangers
  • Plant some trees

 

 

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Cuddle a Wombat - Visit 2
(Day Activity/Trip)

Sun 13 August, 2023

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Activity Leaders - Sharyn & Andy McGregor

Narbeview wildlife shelter is welcoming us back for another day of wombat cuddles and while we are there, we can help them in return with some odd jobs around the shelter.

There are 25 baby and juvenile wombats inside and 11 large wombats outside that need feeding and caring for.

Weather permitting after lunch, your trip leaders will lead you up Mt Margaret 1250m to find some snow.

8 Vehicles

 

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Snow Play in the Rubicon 2
(Day Trip)

Sat 12 August, 2023

Sharyn and Andy McGregor 2023

Trip Leaders - Sharyn & Andy McGregor

Meet at Yarck hotel 9am for a fun day trip into the Rubicon State Forest on tracks above potential snow level. 1000m to 1300m above sea level.

Trip may include a visit to a high country hut and waterfall.

8 Vehicles

 

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Lock your Hubs Cobaw Challenge
(Day Trip)

Sat 12, 2023

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Trip Leaders - Simon Mustey

A more adventurous trip, we'll be looking at the more exciting tracks in Cobaw State Forest.

Bring your Recovery Gear, Bring your A Game!

8 Vehicles

 

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Who's Keen for Mt Skene
(Weekend Trip)

Sat 5 - Sun 6 August, 2023

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Trip Leaders - David McAlister & Michelle Dodkins with Duncan Stadler

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 for dinner at the Jamieson Brewery and Grill. We will also take a tour across Mount Sunday and Mount Terrible before finishing up after lunch on the Sunday.

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 number of vehicles run smoothly.

20 Vehicles (2 convys of 10 vehicles)

 

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Cuddle a Wombat
(Day Activity)

Sat 22 July, 2023

Sharyn and Andy McGregor 2023

Activity Leaders - Sharyn & Andy McGregor

Saturday morning trip leaving the TLCCV club property for a nice easy trip to a local towns animal wildlife refuge where we can spend a few hours volunteering to help out with a variety of odd jobs including feeding and cuddling baby wombats.

8 Vehicles

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Mid Winter - Mid Week Meander from the Club's Yarck Property
(Day Trip)

Wed 19 July, 2023

JohnPrice

Trip Leader - John Price

An opportunity to camp at Yarck and then take a scenic meander through State Forests.

We will head from Molesworth through to Narbethong and then onto Marysville. From there we will meander through mountain forest and state park to the Rubicon Historic area, the site of the state's first hydro electric power scheme before heading to Thornton and back to Yarck.

This will be a 200km day. I have not done a reccy for this trip, however, as the tracks will be closed, we will be on most likely wet and slippery but well maintained dirt roads.

8 Vehicles

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Snow Play in the Rubicon
(Day Trip)

Sat 15 July, 2023

Sharyn and Andy McGregor 2023

Trip Leaders - Sharyn & Andy McGregor

 

Saturday Day Trip to find snow around the Rubicon.

Option to camp at Club property with your trip leaders before and after trip and get warm by the fire.

Pack your wet weather/snow gear and hopefully the weather plays in our favour while we enjoy a drive thru the Rubicon state Forest and we get to play in the snow.

8 Vehicles

 

 

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Anita WarrenSprigg InPixioAnita & Warren Sprigg 
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Trip Leaders)
 

Canning Stock Route South to North
(3 week Outback Trip)

Mon 5 - Sun 25 June, 2023

Like corrugations? Well this track has a few on its 2000 odd km length. It's not for the faint hearted, just getting to the kick off point is a long drive, then you have to get back home. Leaving Kalgoorlie we head north to Wiluna and our last fuel before Kunawarritji (Well 33).

The lower section is easy peasy. From 33 north it gets a little more interesting. Queen baths is on the list of must see as are all the wells. Do your homework on this stock route prior to even expressing your interest in the trip.
The trip will conclude in Halls Creek, so we will see Wolfe Creek crater as well. Have a holiday in the Kimberley'or high tail it back home if you have to work.

7 Vehicles




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Lock your Hubs 4WDing - Little Desert Spectacular
(King's Birthday Weekend Trip)

Sat 10 - Sun 11 June, 2023

SimonMustey SherrySalvesen

Trip Leaders - Sherry Salvesen & Simon Mustey

Come join us 4WDing to one of Victoria's best kept secrets, Little Desert.

This family friendly trip will suit both new members and more experienced members who want to brush up on their sand driving skills!

Positions are reserved for new members (2 years or less in the club)

 10 Vehicles

 

 

 

 

 

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Lock your Hubs Little Desert - King's Birthday Weekend
(King's Birthday Weekend Trip)

Sat 10 - Sun 11 June, 2023

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Trip Leaders - Sara & Matt Lilley

Enjoy a relaxing weekend in Western Victoria.

Saturday morning is free time, the trip will officially start at 1pm on June 10.

We'll explore the Eastern section of the Little Desert NP and return to camp just after dark.

On Sunday we'll travel the McDonald Hwy to the Western Section. The tracks are a mix of sand and mud, most bog holes have alternate tracks.

We'll be back in time for happy hour on Sunday.

6 Vehicles

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Little Desert - King's Birthday Weekend
(King's Birthday Weekend Trip)

Sat 10 - Sun 11 June, 2023

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Trip Leaders - Graeme Innis  & Veronica Vermeulen

Enjoy a relaxing weekend in Western Victoria.

Saturday morning is free time, the trip will officially start at 1pm on June 10.

We'll explore the Eastern section of the Little Desert NP and return to camp just after dark.

On Sunday we'll travel the McDonald Hwy to the Western Section. The tracks are a mix of sand and mud, most bog holes have alternate tracks.

We'll be back in time for happy hour on Sunday.

 

 8 Vehicles

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Cathedral Range & Rubicon
(Day Trip)

Sun 7 May, 2023

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Trip Leaders - Chris Atkins & Alison Hilton

This trek provides a gentle meander through areas of mountain forest and state park as it runs north from Marysville to Thornton.

Discover relics of past activity, gold mining and logging and also historic remains of our first hydro-electric power station.

Trestle bridges, possibility of water falls. This trip has it all without the overnight stay.

 

 8 Vehicles

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Lost in the Otways
(Day Trip)

Sun 2 Apr, 2023

David Linda Holzgref

Trip Leaders - David & Linda Holzgref

We will be starting our trip at Anglesea, checking and driving tracks out the back of Anglesea with a few 4x4 challenges and driving thru the Scenic otways.

 10 Vehicles

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TLCCV 50th Anniversary Day Trips starting from Mt Beauty
(50th Anniversary - Day Trips)

Sat 25 Mar, 2023

Click here to view 7 club trips
run over the March 2023 celebration weekend
at Mt Beauty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Entree to the Otways
(Mid Week  - Day Trip)

Wed 22 Mar, 2023

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Trip Leader - John Price

This trip will start in Geelong and we will make our way to Anglesea.

From Anglesea we will make our way to Lorne via tracks and dirt roads.

We will be in 4WD low range for 60% of this time.

From Lorne we will head up into the Otway rainforest and will eventually air up again at Deans Marsh.

We will be stopping for morning tea and lunch along the way.

7 Vehicles

 

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Tour de Fiftieth
(Mid Week Trip)

Sun 19 - Fri 24 Mar, 2023

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Trip Leader - Marcus Kunath

Quality driving over Quantity of driving. Trip has difficult driving sections balanced with plenty of time for camping / fishing / socialising.

Participants will have the option of joining Sunday evening dinner at the Erica Hotel or commencing the journey for a 9am departure Monday morning from the Erica Caravan Park.

Due to the length and location of the trip no prior reconnaissance journey will be undertaken.

The Tour de Fiftieth is subject to change due to prevailing conditions.

6 Vehicles

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Burgoyne's with the Lot
(Weekend Trip)

Fri 17 - Sun 19 Mar, 2023

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Trip Leaders - Sue & Steve Smith

Friday night at Merringtons Campground.

On Saturday morning, heading East on Donnelly's Creek Road. Army N Track to Williamsons Spur Track to Springs/Black Range Rd to Burgoynes Track. Follow track to Licola Rd. Licola Rd to Cheynes Bridge campground for Saturday night.

Sunday: Retrace back (6km) to Burgoyne, then Mt.Margaret, Staircase, Dolodrook, Avon tracks to Avon River. Retrace to Ben Cruachan/Millers Rd to Heyfield.

8 Vehicles

 

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BradleyMeatchem 2023Brad Meatchem 
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Trip Leader)
 

Redwood Reccy
(Day Trip)

Sun 26 Feb, 2023

Friday night at Merringtons Campground.

Reasonably easy drive on bush tracks. starting Anglesea heading south to the Redwood Forest.

Meet at Bunnings Waurn Ponds.

 

8 Vehicles

 

 

 

 

 

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Wandiligong State Forest
(Weekend Trip)

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Feb, 2023

PiersThompson 2023

Trip Leader - Piers Thompson

Our trip will begin Saturday morning at Bright.

The Saturday recce will be in the Wandiligong, Buckland, Harrietville forests, and possibly Selwyn.

Sunday will be an easy day recce. It will be in the same region with the trip ending mid-afternoon, basically in time for the return drive to Melbourne

6 Vehicles

 

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Weekend at Grannys
(Weekend Trip)

Fri 17 - Sun 19 Feb, 2023

Brian RietaMedancic

Trip Leaders - Brian & Rieta Medancic

We will be base camping at Granny's Flat Campground. Facilities at the campsite include a drop toilet and a river. You will need to bring enough food and water supplies for the weekend. and a sense of humour.

Our trip will start Friday as a chance for everyone to socialise and get to know each other. We will be there early Friday to secure a spot.

We will be exploring some of the local tracks and visiting the Champion mine site and time permitting making our way to Mt Terrible. There will be at least one river crossing.

Sunday's plan is to relax and maybe explore another track depending on consensus and then visit the Jamieson brewery for lunch. 

8 Vehicles

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Touring Toolangi - easy peasy day out
(Day Trip)

Sun 12 Feb, 2023

Anita WarrenSprigg InPixio

Trip Leaders - Anita & Warren Sprigg

New Members, get your first trip under the belt. Bring your picnic lunch, portable BBQ, chairs etc. along as we plan to stop for a good lunch break. This is the social part of the day where members can mingle, new friendships will be made today.
The run is through the state forest and will include at least one good climb to test your selves on. Apart from that its all easy peasy and designed to get you used to convoy procedures radio chat and perhaps having a turn as tail end charlie. It is all about have some fun "out n about".

Meeting place: Travel from Lilydale on the Melba Highway through, Dixon's Creek and up Mt Slide.
At the top of Mt Slide turn right on the Healsville Toolangi Rd, there is a big area immediately on your right hand side. That is our meeting area.

The trip will conclude at our starting point around 4 pm give or take.

8 Vehicles

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King Valley Australia Day - 4 day weekend
(Aus Day Weekend Trip)

Thu 26 - Sun 29 Jan, 2023

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Trip Leaders - Viv & Baz Gardner

We will be exploring tracks in the area, points of interest crossing rivers and also visiting Lake William Hovell. 

W e will be going to the hotel on Saturday night for dinner for those who wish to join in.

6 Vehicles

 

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Mt Blue Rag - How to rec your 50th Anniversary
(Weekend Trip)

Fri 6 - Sun 8 Jan, 2023

Brian RietaMedancic

Trip Leaders - Brian & Rieta Medancic

This trip is a recce for the TLCCV 50th Anniversary. We are planning to base camp in Myrtleford or nearby in a caravan park depending on availability. Free camp will be an alternative.

The trip will begin Friday night with dinner. On Saturday will start driving at MT Beauty and we will work our way down Dargo High Plains Rd. Some of the tracks and sights include Blue Rag Range Track, Basalt Nth track, Blue Rag Trig Point, Basalt Knob Hut, Whisky Bottle Flat, Langley Plain Hut and anything else of interest in the area.

Sunday will be an easy day to explore Mt Buffalo National Park.

6 Vehicles

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