Trips run in 2015

 


BradRiddingtonBrad Riddington 
(Trip Leader)
 

Mt Murray - Mayford
(Extended Weekend Trip)
 
 

Fri 11 - Sun 13 Dec, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium

Explore the Buckland Valley on the way to Mt Murray. On Friday night, we plan to camp near the top of Mt Murray, as it is a new moon that weekend, so therefore a dark sky, so we can try for some star photos from the summit.

On Saturday 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. Sunday will see us return to the Great Alpine way at Mt St Bernard.

6 Vehicles

 

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2015 12 FrontPicHeidi & Laurie Miles
(Trip Leaders)
 

Experience the Grampians
(Weekend Trip)

Laurie & Heidi's 100th TLCCV Trip

12 - 13 Dec, 2015

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium

We will explore some exciting tracks in the Grampians in Western Victoria, including some MVO's

8 Vehicles

Trip Pics

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JamesClark-smJames Clark 
(Trip Leader)
 

Jamieson to Mt Skene
(Weekend Trip)  

5 - 6 Dec, 2015

Trip Rating - Very Difficult

This trip tackles the harder tracks in the Jamieson / Mt Skene area and includes Silvermine Spur, Mt Sunday and the Barkly River Road.

We will be bush camping on the Saturday night. Returning to finish in Jamieson on the Sunday afternoon.

6 Vehicles

 

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IanWells PicIan Wells 
(Trip Leader)
 

Grandeuer of Wonnangatta (1)
(Extended Weekend Trip)

Thu 19 - Sun 22 Nov, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium

This exciting High Country trip follows the Buckland River. taking in the spectacular views from Mt Murray before heading down along the Humphrey River to visit the famous Wonnangatta Valley.

Our final challenge is to climb the Zeka Spur Track.

6 Vehicles

 

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JamesClark-smJames Clark 
(Trip Leader)
 

Avon River
(Weekend Trip)
 
 
 

14 - 15 Nov, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium to Difficult

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

After a bush camping for the night on the Avon River we will travel to the site of Golden Point Hut, Ben Cruachen, McMillan Lookout before finishing on the Heyfield Jamieson Rd.

6 Vehicles

 

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Garry Cooper-2Garry Cooper 
(Trip Leader)
 

Portland Dunes
(Melb Cup Weekend Trip)
 
 

30 Oct - 3 Nov, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium to Difficult - depending on sand condition and your experience

Drive the only legal sand dunes in Victoria and experience the magnificent views from the top of 200 metre high dunes.

Full camping equipment required (caravans and campers are allowed). Experience shows you should be equipped for wind and rain.

14 Vehicles

 

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LaurieHeidi-2Heidi & Laurie Miles
(Trip Leaders)
 

Snowy River Ramble
(Melb Cup Weekend Trip)

31 Oct - 3 Nov, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium to Hard

After leaving Buchan, we will cross the Snowy river at Jacksons Crossing, then head up the Deddick Trail.

After reaching McKillops Bridge, we will head across MacFarlane Flat to Native Dog Flat. We will then head down to Swifts Creek via Hells Hate Hole before heading home.

8 Vehicles

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LizMillsLiz Mills  
(Activity Facilitator)
 
 

Trip Planning / Camp Cooking /Bush Mechanics / LED Lighting / Solar Panels

(Weekend Activity)    

17 - 18, Oct, 2015

A fantastic weekend activity, designed to give tips and ideas on catering & packing, plus cooking on hot coals, as well as information about Solar panels & LED lights. Information about spare parts & tools that you take on your 4WD trip, will be discussed.

 

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SimonMustey-sm
Simon Mustey
 
(Trip Leader)

 
 

Lock your Hubs - Cobaw Recce!
(Day Trip)

2 Oct, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium to Difficult

Come join us on the new public holiday to Cobaw State Forest.

We'll be checking out a few of the more challenging tracks in the area, so an ability to laugh with and not at your trip leader when he get stuck again! is an advantage.

8 Vehicles

 

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MichaelSchuettkeMichael Schuettke  
(Trip Leader)
 

Cape York
(Extended Outback Trip)   
 

8 Aug - 2 Sep, 2015

Trip Rating - Difficult

Travel to one of the last great wilderness areas remaining in Australia..

A great relaxing 4 week trip covering over 3000km. Interesting tracks to 4WD are Creb Tk, Bloomfield Tk, Old Telegraph Line Tk (OTL), Frenchmans Tk & Old Coach Road.

Expect many river crossings (some deep), interesting corrugations, log bridges and some serious side angles.

6 Vehicles

 

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Hari Marigos2Hari Maragos  
(Activity Facilitator)
 

"The Cookout"

(Weekend Activity)

14 - 16, Aug, 2015

Travel to one of the last great wilderness areas remaining in Australia..

Hari's Cookout at Yarck has returned after a few year's break. The cookout has been designed with everyone in mind, to learn and share their cooking experiences, recipes and assorted paraphernalia that they have collected over the years. As winter will be upon us (and the tracks closed), we will all be snuggled in our respective hidey-holes. This activity at Yarck is great way of getting out & about in winter & sharing your cooking ideas with other members around the warm camp fire.

Expect many river crossings (some deep), interesting corrugations, log bridges and some serious side angles.

 

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SherrySalvesenSimonMustey
SaraMattLilley-sm
Sherry Salvesen & Simon Mustey
with Matt & Sara Lilley
 

(Trip Leaders)
 

Lock your Hubs - Mt Skene Snow Trip
(Weekend Trip)

15 - 16 Aug, 2015

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium

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 the Jamieson hotel, from where we will travel up to Mt Skene to drive in the snow, have some fun, and then return to the pub and socialise! New members are encouraged to come along, and vehcicle will be split into two groups with two trips run concurrently to ensure that the large number of vehicles run smoothly.

20 Vehicles

 

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Don Bryant-rDon Bryant  
(Trip Leader)
 

NT/QLD Savannah Excursion
(Extended Outback Trip)

12 Jul - 3 Aug, 2015

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium

Commencing with the Finke River Gorge south of Alice Springs, this trip follows various roads/tracks north to the Keep River National Park in the far north west of the Territory.

From there, the trip follows the Savannah Way (in part) to Queensland taking in various other Parks and points of interest before turning up the western side of Cape York to Kowanyama and Pormpuraaw.

It then crosses to Cape Melville on the east coast and finishes in Cooktown.

8 Vehicles

 

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Don Bryant-rDon Bryant
(Trip Leader)
 

The Old Ghan Railway
(Extended Outback Trip)

28 Jun - 8 Jul, 2015

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium

This trip follows the Oodnadatta Track, covering the historic route of the Old Ghan Railway between Pt. Augusta and Alice Springs.

Side trips include Lake Eyre, Dalhousie Springs, Lamberts Centre, Chambers Pillar, and other places of interest along the way.

As this period falls within the July School Holidays, children are most welcome

8 Vehicles

 

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SherrySalvesenSimonMusteySherry Salvesen & Simon Mustey 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Lock Your Hubs Simpson Desert
(Extended Outback Trip)

27 Jun - 10 Jul, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium

Come join us as we explore the Oodnadatta track, the Simpson Desert and surrounding areas, finishing in Broken Hill.

The itinerary will include Dalhousie Springs / Simpson Desert / Birdsville / Dig Tree / Innaminka / Camerons Corner.

6 Vehicles

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GrahamCahill-smGraham Cahill
(Trip Leaders)
 

Big Red Bash - Birsdville
(Outback Trip)

6 - 8 Jun, 2015

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium

The Big Red Bash is reputed to be the most spectacular outdoor concert venue in Australia with the mighty 40M high Big Red as its stage backdrop.

This trip will be heading north from Ouyen & travelling via the Birdsville track & returning through Corner Country.

Free camping is provided at Big Red.

6 Vehicles

 

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LaurieHeidi-2Heidi & Laurie Miles
(Trip Leaders)
 

Sandy Wyperfeld Trailer Trip
(Queens Birthday Weekend Trip)

6 - 8 Jun, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium

A great 4WD Trailer Trip - We will travel through the sandy Wyperfeld Nat Park with our 4WD camper trailers over the Queens Birthday weekend.

With sandy conditions, we will be mostly taking the chicken tracks over the dunes.

Overnight Saturday & Sunday night will be bush camping in Wyperfeld NP.

Camper Trailers must be set up for outback 4WDing & be fitted with off road tyres

6 Vehicles

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HarryKingHarry King
(Trip Leader)
 

Simpson Desert - East West Crossing
(Extended Outback Trip)

10 - 21 May, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium

We will be crossing the Simpson Desert East to West which is slightly more difficult than the more traditional West East route and for the most part will be sticking to the less used WAA line.

The final route will depend on weather and track conditions In addition to the actual crossing the itinerary will include the Dig Tree and other Bourke & Wills historic markers, Cullyamurra Waterhole, Innamincka, Coongie Lakes, Birdsville, Dalhousie Springs and various historical & geographical points of interest along the Oodnadatta Track.

6 Vehicles

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JamesClark-sm
James Clark
(Trip Leader)
 

Mt Howitt 
(Weekend Trip)

2 - 3 May, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium to  Difficult

Starting at Sheepyard Flat, this trip will explore some High Country huts before heading over King Billy & camping overnight near Howitt Hut.

On Sunday, we will head down Caledonia Track before 4WDing acrosss the bottom of Butcher Country to the Macalister River & finishing in Licola

6 Vehicles

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GeoffDumaresq
Geoff Dumarsesq 
(Trip Leader)
 

Mansfield
(Weekend Trip)  

 

2 - 3 May, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium

A great trip for new members who have just completed their DA. Starting at Mansfield we will visit some of the High Counrty.

We plan to visit Frys hut, Lovicks Hut, Craigs Hut plus some others, and returning to Mansfield on Sunday.Arrive back in time for happy hour and socialising.

8 Vehicles

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Garry Cooper-2
Garry Cooper
(Trip Leader)
 

Visit to Wandarrah
(Weekend Trip)
 

1 - 3 May, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium

A great trip to visit another 4WD club's country property. Leave Caltex servo under the guidance of Nissan Club Leaders, arrive Wandarrah and settle in. Saturday - drive the various tracks around the Wandarrah area with lunch on the tracks. Arrive back in time for happy hour and socialising.

Sunday is a short trip, lunch on the track, return to Wandarrah for pack up and early afternoon leave for home.

All members need to bring own food and drink for the Weekend. Wandarrah has hot showers and toilets but NO DRINKING WATER. .

10 Vehicles

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IanWells Pic
Ian Wells
(Trip Leader)
 

High country Rivers Magnifique
(Easter Weekend Trip)

4 - 6 Apr, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium to Difficult

This exciting High Country trip follows the Buckland River where we will camp overnight.

Next day, take in the spectacular views from Mt Murray before heading down to the Humphrey River for another overnight camp.

Wonnangatta River will be our next camp spot prior to taking on the iconic Billy Goat Bluff Track. A short walk to the Pinnacles to capture more spectacular High Country views before exiting at Briagolong. .

6 Vehicles

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MichaelSchuettke
Michael Schuettke
(Trip Leader)
 

Easter on the Deddick
(Easter Weekend Trip)

4 - 6 Apr, 2015

Trip Rating - Difficult

Short notice trip with no need to take a day off work to get to the start point. Spend Easter Saturday driving the iconic Deddick Trail descending the legendary Staircase before camping on the Deddick River.

Sunday is and easier day with visits to McKillops Bridge and the Little River Gorge.

On Monday we will explore some of the little traveled tracks up to the Nunniong Plain before ending the trip near Ensay. Expect rocky and steep sections, black soil bogs and eroded tracks.

6 Vehicles

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LaurieHeidi-2Heidi & Laurie Miles
(Trip Leaders)
 

Vic/SA Border Track
(Easter Weekend Trip)

3 - 6 Apr, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium

Our Border Track trip will take us 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 heading down the SA/Vic Border Track, experiencing the border sand dunes, before finishing in Nhill.

8 Vehicles

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BradRiddingtonBrad Riddington 
(Trip Leader)
 

Mt Cobbler
(Weekend Trip)

21 - 22 Mar, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium

Take in the superb views from Mt No.3, descend down Westons track to the King River, visit Pineapple Flat, King Hut and Lake Cobbler. View Dandongadale Falls, Victoria's highest single drop falls.

After a night bush camping we will check out the views from the razorback, then continue on to cross the King River on our way to Lake William Hovell for lunch, with one little surprise after lunch, it will be time to air up and head home via Tolmie and Mansfield.

8 Vehicles

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LaurieHeidi-2Heidi & Laurie Miles
(Trip Leaders)
 

MacFarlane Flat Adventure
(Labour Day Weekend Trip)

7 - 9 Mar, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium to Difficult

This exciting trip starts in Buthen. We will then head up to the NSW border & 4WD across the Ingeegoodbee Track & MacFarlanes Flat.

After camping overnight on MacFarlanes Flat, we will 4WD to The Playgrounds, at the base of Mt Cobberas No. 1.

A short walk to the summit of Mt cobberas No. 1 is possible. Overnight camping is possible at Native Dog Flat or Native Cat Flat.

Monday will take us down through Hells Gate, exiting out of the 4WD tracks at Swifts Creek.

8 Vehicles

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MichaelSchuettke
Michael Schuettke
(Trip Leader)
 

Beautiful Butcher Country
(Weekend Trip)

28 Feb - 1 Mar, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium to Difficult

Starting from Licola we will head north to the Macalister River crossing the river a number of times before making the steep climb up to the Butcher Country Tk.

On Sunday we will head south along the Caledonia River Tk with many more river crossings then climb up the Dingo Hill Tk before heading south to the Chromite Mine.

6 Vehicles

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MattMcPhee-Geelong
Matt McPhee
(Trip Leader)
 

Otway Mystery Night Drive
(Night Drive)

28 Feb, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium

An exciting mystery night drive, departing from Aireys Inlet.

A great 2 hour night drive through the Otways, allowing for an easy return home via the Great Ocean Road.

15 Vehicles

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LaurieHeidi-2
Heidi & Laurie Miles
(Trip Leaders)
 

Swifts Creek Explorer
(Weekend Trip)

21 - 22 Feb, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium to Difficult

Come & explore the exciting 4WD tracks around Swifts Creek, including the famous TVGC track.

Trailers welcome as we will be base camping at Swifts Creek Caravan Park

8 Vehicles

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MichaelSchuettke
Michael Schuettke
(Trip Leader)
 

Buxton/Royston Range Day Trip
(Day Trip)

14 Feb, 2015

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium

Get away from town for a journey on some 4wd and logging tracks visiting the Keppel Hut, the Royston Dam and then trek along the Royston Range to the Morris Lookout for the views over the Goulburn and Eildon region.

A visit to Snobs Creek falls to wrap up the day. Trip ends at Snobs Creek.

8 Vehicles

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AdamTakacs
Adam Takacs
(Trip Leader)
 

Mt Sunday Again
(Extended Weekend Trip)

12 - 15 Feb, 2015

Trip Rating - Difficult to Very Difficult

Take an extended weekend break to explore the more challenging and scenic tracks in the High Country. Mt Sunday, Barkly River Jeep tk, the Macalister and Caledonia Rivers and other areas are on the itinerary. Finishing around Licola.

Track and weather conditions will determine final route.

6 Vehicles

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LaurieHeidi-2Heidi & Laurie Miles

(Trip Leaders)
 

Mirimbah Magic
(Weekend Trip)

7 - 8 Feb, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium

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 & listen to Laurie talk about the famous mapping software "OziExplorer" on Saturday morning.

We will be hitting the 4WD tracks as well, taking in the great climb up to Mt Stirling after visiting Howqua Gap Hut plus some others. Heidi will also 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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LaurieHeidi-2Heidi & Laurie Miles
(Trip Leaders)
 

Tantalising Tingaringy
(Aus Day Weekend Trip)

24 - 26 Jan, 2015

Trip Rating - Medium to Difficult

Starting our trip in in Orbost, we will head north to Mt Tingaringy, driving to the summit on the NSW border.

We will also take in the views as we head down to McKillops Bridge. On Monday we will visit the Little River Gorge before heading home.

8 Vehicles

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AdamOliviaTakacs
Adam & Olivia Takacs
(Trip Leaders) 
 

NYE in the High Country
(Extended New Years Eve Trip)

30 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan, 2015

Trip Rating - Easy

A relaxed family friendly trip over the new years period. It's a busy time of the year, so we will be base camping by a river, with time to fish, practice your campfire skills, swim, read a book, and maybe have a few half day 4wd adventures. Camping along the Mitta Mitta river upstream of the Blue Duck, communal camp oven meal for nye.

8 Vehicles

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