Trip Pics

 


ForgeVillellaForge Villella 
(Trip Leader)
 

Day Trip - Mt Disappointment
(Day Trip)

Sunday 4 June, 2017

Trip Rating - Medium (more difficult if wet)

A day trip at Mt Disappointment State Forest, meeting at Heathcote Junction.

Driving to Mt Disappointment for a walk to the top, followed by a trip to Strath Falls.

6 Vehicles


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Barry Vic GardnerViv & Baz Gardner 
(Trip Leaders)
 

15 Mile Hut
(Weekend Trip)

3 - 4 June, 2017

Trip Rating - Easy - Black Top & Forest Roads (winding)

This trip will be travelling on winding blacktop & forest roads to the 15 Mile Hut taking in scenic views & returning to the Yarck Hilton on Saturday night.

Sunday leisurely breakfast then the trip finishes after the Hilton tidy up.

Suitable for all club members.

6 Vehicles 

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MichaelSchuettkeMichael Schuettke 
(Trip Leader)
 

Canning Stock Route 2017
(Extended Outback Trip)

29 May - 18 Jun, 2017

Trip Rating - Moderate but extremely remote

This 3 week trip will cover the 1850km Canning Stock Route
from Wiluna in the south to Billiluna in the north
including a visit to the Rudall River National Park in the middle.  

Make it part of a longer trip and visit the Bungles and Lake Argyle afterwards.

5 Vehicles

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RobDuff picRobert Duff 
(Trip Leader)
 

Strathbogie Ramblings
(Weekend Trip)

20 - 21 May, 2017

Trip Rating - Medium to hard it wet

This trip will travel over some interesting tracks within the Strathbogie area enjoying some great views of the surrounding areas & looking at some of the historic goldmining venutres in the area.

6 Vehicles

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GraemeInnis 1Graeme Innis 
(Trip Leader)
 

Anglesea Day-Night
(Day Trip)

Sat 22 April, 2017

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 actually going backwards!).

Trip will conclude in Anglesea around 10pm

8 Vehicles 

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VIC/SA Border Track
(Easter Weekend Trip)

T rip Leaders
Heidi & Laurie Miles  

14 - 17 Apr, 2017

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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GraemeInnis 1Graeme Innis 
(Trip Leader)
 

Forrest Foray
(Day Trip)

Sat 25 March, 2017

Trip Rating - Medium, harder if wet

Saturday will be a full day exploring Otways bush roads & tracks around Forrest.

Team BBQ or dinner at the pub Saturday night depending on weather & opinion.

8 Vehicles 

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Heidi & Laurie Miles
(Trip Leaders)
 

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

25 - 26 Mar, 2017

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

Come & enjoy a weekend wil 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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LaurieHeidi-2Heidi & Laurie Miles
(Trip Leaders)
 

Tingaringy Trailer Trip
(Labour Day Weekend Trip)

11 - 13 Mar, 2017

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

After leaving Orbost, we will head thru the Errinundra Plateau with our trailers in tow, and 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 Tk, crossing the Tingaringy Creek before returning to camp.

On Monday, 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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Barry Vic GardnerViv & Baz Gardner 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Tarra Valley rainforest Weekend Trip
(Weekend Trip) 

25 - 26 Feb, 2017

Trip Rating - Easy

Travelling on gravel roads thru Strezlecki State Forest.

On Sunday, we will do some leisurely walks, Fern Gully, Suspension Bridge etc.

8 Vehicles

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GraemeInnis-1Graeme Innis 
(Trip Leader)
 

Paddys Swamp Recce
(Day Trip)

Sat 18 February, 2017

Trip Rating - Medium (with possibly some difficult tracks in the afternoon)

An easy trip along the 4WD tracks in the Anglesea Heathland heading towards Bambra.

The afternoon will be spent exploring Paddy's Swamp area

We will finish up near Bambra around 5:30pm

Join us for dinner at the Barwon Htoel in Winchelsea (optional).

6 Vehicles

 

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Heidi & Laurie Miles 

(Trip Leaders)
 

Swifts Creek Explorer
(Weekend Trip) 

18 - 19 Feb, 2017

Trip Rating - Medium - depending on weather conditions

Explore the exciting 4WD tracks around Swifts Creek, including the famous TVGC track. This trip has some great high country views. .

Trailers are most welcome at our base camp at Swifts Creek Caravan Park.

No dogs, no cats, no firearms permitted on this trip.

8 Vehicles

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DulcieWattsDulcie Watts 
(Activity Co-ordinator)
 

Jordan Valley loop - Working Bee
(Weekend Activity) 

4 - 5 Feb, 2017

Why not get involved with a great Working Bee to help clean up the Historical sites in and around Jericho cemetery and township and along the Walhalla/Woods Point road.

We will explore some tracks Sunday morning if all the work is completed.

No limit Many hands make light work!

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Heidi & Laurie Miles 

(Trip Leaders)
 

Avon River Adventure
(Weekend Trip) 

4 - 5 Feb, 2017

Trip Rating - Medium

We will head north, crossing the Avon River & Ben Cruachan Creek many times. We then head east following the southern edge of the Avon Wilderness area & camp on the Avon River.

On Sunday we will retrace our steps to the Ben Cruachan Creek, then head up to Ben Cruachan to take in the views. We continue to follow the Ben Cruachan Creek and then climb up to McMillans Lookout to take in the views.

We will descend from McMillans & finish our trip near Cheynes Bridge, just north of Licola.

No trailers, dogs, no cats, no firearms permitted on this trip.

8 Vehicles

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Barry Vic GardnerViv & Baz Gardner 
(Trip Leaders)
 

"The Murrundindi Meander" - Out of Yarck
(Weekend Trip) 

14 - 15 Jan, 2017

Trip Rating - Easy/Medium

Travelling on forest roads / 4WD tracks in around Murrindindi area, visiting points of interest & returning to the Hilton for the evening.

On sunday we will return to the Murrindindi area, returning to Yarck in the afternoon with the choice of heading for home or staying over.

7 Vehicles

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Heidi & Laurie Miles 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Aberfeldy Adventure
(Weekend Trip) 

17 - 18 Dec, 2016

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 of TriggTrack just north of the old mining town of Walhalla.

No dogs, no cats, no firearms permitted on this trip.

8 Vehicles

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Xmas 2016Brad & Melody Schaffer 
(Activity Facilitator)
 

TLCCV Family Christmas Party
(Daytime Activity) 

Sunday 11 Dec, 2016

Fun & Games will be provided - Santa will arrive 1:30pm sharp with presents for the kins 

Value of each present $20 ($10 that is paid by member in advance)

Presents to children 15 years and under.

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Garry Cooper 2Garry Cooper 
(Activity Leader)
 

Oxfam Christmas Tree Delivery
(Weekend Activity) 

3 - 4 Dec, 2016

Trip Rating - Easy, but will be a good test of your navigation skills

This a great way to start off your Christmas Season by delivering Christmas trees to the families of Melbourne and at the same time supporting a worthwhile cause. Trees are already paid for so you don't handle any money.

If you can help contact click on Garry's photo.

No Limit - The more the merrier

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Ian Wells 
(Trip Leader)
 

Wonnangatta Revisited
(Extended Weekend Trip) 

Wed 30 Nov - Sun 4 Dec, 2017

Trip Rating - Medium

This exciting High Country trip follows the Buckland River where we will make our first night's camp.
On Thursday morning, we take in the spectacular views from Mt Murray before heading down along the Humphrey River for another overnight camp.

Friday will take us into the magnificent Wonnangatta Valley where we camp for 2 nights before exiting via the cynthia Range Track to Dargo.

Preference given to new members & or members with young children (Trip Leader will have 6 & 9 year olds in tow).

5 Vehicles

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GraemeInnis 1Graeme Innis 
(Trip Leader)
 

Grampians Day Trip
(Geelong Branch Breakup Weekend) 

Sat 26 Nov, 2016

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium, but harder if wet

This trip will explore some bush roads & tracks in the Grampians and take in a few local tourist sites.
The trip is in conjunction with the Geelong Branch breakup weekend at Lake Fyans.
Cabins, powered & unpowered sites available. BBQ at the park on Saturday night.

10 Vehicles

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SimonMustey smSimon Mustey 
(Trip Leader)
 

Lock Your Hubs Ellis Track
(Day Trip) 

Sat 19 Nov, 2016

Trip Rating - Very Difficult to Extreme (Simon is not joking!)

Want to have a crack at what is regarded as the hardest track in the country?

I've got a day trip for you! You'll need to have plenry of experience 4WDing more of the chllengign tracks, using recovery equipment and having a great time!

6 Vehicles

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Heidi & Laurie Miles 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Little Desert Trip
(Weekend Trip) 

12 - 13 Nov, 2016

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium - depending on weather conditions

Explore the sandy Little Desert. We will be base camping and heading out on the sandy tracks each day.

Camper trailers welcome!

No dogs, no cats, no firearms permitted on this trip.

Note: Currently Horseshoe Bend is closed due to flooding. We will reassess our camping location nearer the trip date.

10 Vehicles

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Barry Vic GardnerViv & Barry Gardner 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Rubicon Area - New Members Trip
(Weekend Trip) 

12 - 13 Nov, 2016

Trip Rating - Medium

Bush Camping and 4WDing thru Rubicon State Forest and heading back to Melbourne on Sunday.
A Campfire will be waiting for those who can make it on the Friday night.
We will be leaving camp on Saturday morning at 9.00am.
Returning to camp early Saturday afternoon to collect firewood for the evening campfire.
Sunday morning pack up camp and depart at 10.00am following forest roads back towards melbourne and finishing in the Yarra Glen area.

7 Vehicles

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Garry Cooper 
(Trip Leader)
 

Portland Sand Dunes
(Melb Cup Weekend Trip) 

29 Oct - 1 Nov, 2016

Trip Rating - Medium to Hard depending on sand condition & your experience 

Drive the only legal sand dunes in Victoria.Test your skills on the many steep sand hills.
Be prepared for wet & windy conditions.Apart from a drop toilet, there are no amenities at the camping area. 

14 Vehicles

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SimonMustey smSimon Mustey 
(Trip Leader)
 

Lock Your Hubs Pyrenees Ranges
(Day Trip) 

Saturday 17 Sep, 2016

Trip Rating - Difficult

A day trip to the Pyrenees Ranges located just out of Avoca. We'll be heading straight from one challenging track to another, try your hand at Old Bluff Track if you're brave enough. Bring your recovery gear and your A game.

6 Vehicles 

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Barry Vic GardnerViv & Baz Gardner 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Snobs Creek Falls - Day Trip
(Day Trip)

Sunday 11 Sep, 2016

Trip Rating - Easy

Travelling on gravel roads thru Toolangai Black Range Forest  to Snobs Creek falls and surrounding areas. Returning to Yarra Glen.

6 Vehicles

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GraemeInnis-1Graeme Innis 
(Trip Leader)
 

Otways Waterfalls
(Weekend Trip)

3 - 4 Sep, 2016

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium

Exploring Otways bush roads and tracks and visiting a couple of waterfalls in the southern Otways. There will be a some bush walking at the waterfalls including some steep sections and steps.

Team BBQ or dinner at the pub Saturday night depending on weather and opinion.

8 Vehicles

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Don Bryant

(Trip Leader)
 

Great Victorian & Gibson Deserts Excursion
(Outback Trip)  

25 Aug - 11 Sep, 2016

Trip Rating - Moderate with some difficult sections

We travel north across the Nullarbor Plain to Forrest and, then via various tracks across the Great Victoria Desert - also using portions of the Connie Sue Highway, Anne Beadell Highway, Hanns Track (un-mapped section), and the Great Central Road - to Warburton.

From there, it's north up the Sandy Blight Junction Road and east on the Gary Junction Road to The Alice.

8 Vehicles

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Sherry Salevsen & Simon Mustey
&
Sara & Matt Lilley
(Joint Trip Leaders)

Lock your Hubs!  Mt Skene Snow Trip

(Weekend Trip)  

6 - 7 August, 2016

Trip Rating - Medium

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

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

New members are encouraged to come along.

Vehicles will be split into two groups with two trips run concurrently to ensure that the large number of vehicles run smoothly. 

20 (2 groups of 10)

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AlanMcMeekin2Alan McMeekin 
(Trip Leader)
 

Canning Stock route (CSR)
Alice Springs to Billiluna to Wiluna
(Outback Trip)  

31 July - 26 August, 2016

Trip Rating - Medium to Difficult

We will travel quickly from Alice Springs along the Tanami Track for 2 days to Billiluna on the northern end of the CSR, and then at a more leisurely pace head south for 11 days to Georgia Bore.

We will then make a westerly diversion for 5 days to the Karlamilyi National Park, and purchase fuel.

After returning to the CSR, we will continue south for 9 days to Wiluna - the end of the CSR.

A leisurely to moderate tour pace is anticipated, averaging about 100km per day while on the CSR, with 4 rest days over 27 days, and a total distance of 3200 kms.

5 Vehicles

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James Clark 

(Trip Leader)
 

Mt Skene South Side Snow Trip
(Weekend Trip)  

30 - 31 July, 2016

Trip Rating - Medium to 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.

8 Vehicles

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GraemeInnis-1Graeme Innis 
(Trip Leader)
 

Little Desert McDonald Hwy
(Day Trip)

23 - 24 July, 2016

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium

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

Sunday will be an optional half day activity.

8 Vehicles

 

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LaurieHeidi-2Heidi & Laurie Miles 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Sandy Wyperfeld Trailer Trip
(Queens Birthday Weekend Trip)

11 - 13 June, 2016

Trip Rating - Medium

We travel through the sandy Wyperfeld Nat Park & Big Desert State Forest with our 4WD camper trailers.

Overnight Sat will be somewhere in Wyperfeld NP, & Sun will be somewhere in the Big Desert State Forest.
4WD trailers (set up for 4WDing) are permitted.

6 Vehicles

 

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GraemeInnis-1Graeme Innis 
(Trip Leader)
 

Little Desert Recce
(Weekend Recce)

11 - 12 June, 2016

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium

We will have a short drive Saturday afternoon and a longer drive on Sunday checking out the Little Desert tracks to work out the details and routes for our July trip.

 4 Vehicles

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Mac Redfern 

(Activity Leader)
 

Wombat State Forest Clean Up
(Weekend Activity)

3 - 5 June, 2016

Let's support Mac Redfern as he takes over as TLCCV's Emergency Response Co-ordinator.

Why not help to create a positive image of 4WD with the community.

Mac is looking for your help to clean up after illegal rubbish dumping.

Have some fun, meet some people, get out in the great Wombat State Forest.

Vehicles - no limit

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GraemeInnis-1Graeme Innis 
(Trip Leader)
 

Otways: Coast to Gellibrand
(Day Trip)

Saturday 7 May, 2016

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium (Harder if wet)

The trip will wind through the bush parallel to the coast before swinging inland over the ridge and down towards Forrest.

We will then continue west over the next ridge and will aim to finish up in Gellibrand township around 4.30pm

8 Vehicles

 

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Michael Martin 

(Trip Leader)
 

Fraser Island & TLCC National Conference
(Anzac Day Weekend Trip)

23 - 27 Apr, 2016

Trip Rating - Medium - depending on weather conditions

Come and explore Fraser Island on Qld's sunshine coast with other TLCC members.

This trip will include a visit to the TLCC National Conference in Noosa Heads before heading to Fraser Island. You will take in the sandy island tracks both coastal & hinterland. Included is a special TLCC Anzac Day service on Fraser Island.

10 Vehicles

 

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JamesClark-smJames Clark 
(Trip Leader)
 

Mt Murray, Blue Rag & Mayford
(Weekend Trip)  

23 - 25 April, 2016

Trip Rating - Very Difficult

Explore the Buckland Valley 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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Heidi & Laurie Miles
(Trip Leaders)
 

Sandy Wyperfeld NP & Vic/SA border Track
(Easter Weekend Trip)

25 - 28 Mar, 2016

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 Centre Track.

We will join the Vic/SA Border Track at the bottom of the One Way section.

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

8 Vehicles

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MichaelMartin-TonyMiddleditchMichael Martin &
Tony Middleditch 

(Trip Leaders)
 

New Members High Country Huts Trip
(Weekend Trip)

19 - 20 Mar, 2016

Trip Rating - Medium (Harder if wet)

This exciting new members trip will visit Lovicks & Bluff huts plus Mt King Billy & Mt Stirling.
Trip concludes pm in the Mansfield area.
Introductory trip for newer members with experienced members on hand.

10 Vehicles

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GraemeInnis-1Graeme Innis 
(Trip Leader)
 

Bells to Bambra
(Day Trip)

Sunday 13 Mar, 2016

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium (Harder if wet)

Explore the tracks of the Anglesea Heathland and paddy's Swamp area. Aiming to conclude near Bambra by 5:30 PM

Optional dinner to follow at the Barwon Hotel in Winchelsea.

8 Vehicles

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DulcieWattsDulcie Watts 
(Trip Leader)
 

2016-03-Jordan Valley Working Bee - Region G
(Labour Day Weekend Trip)

12 - 14 Mar, 2016

Trip Rating - Easy to Medium

A great way to give value back to the High Country. Dulcie had organised another great Working Bee near Aberfeldy (just north of Walhalla).

Over the weekend we will be cleaning up the Historical sites in and around Jericho cemetery and township and along the Walhalla/Woods Point road.

We will also explore some of the tracks in and around our historical sites on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning.

10 Vehicles

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Laurie & Heidi Miles 
(Trip Leaders)
 

Tingaringy Trailer Trip
(Labour Day Weekend Trip)

12 - 14 Mar, 2016

Trip Rating - Medium to Difficult

We head north from Orbost to Mt Tingaringy, driving to the summit on the NSW border. Take in the views as we head down to McKillops Bridge via the Laurie Track.

On Monday we will visit the Little River Gorge before heading home.

8 Vehicles

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Paul HawdonPaul "Tracks" Hawdon 
(Trip Leader)
 

Mt Robertson Ridge Rambler
(Day Trip)

Sun 28 Feb, 2016

Trip Rating - Medium (Difficult if wet)

We are revisiting one of our older and more popular day trips. We have only returned to this area a few times since the 2009 fires.

The regrowth has been great, but there is still evidence of the fire damage. Views from the ridges and spurs into the valleys on either side are excellent.

With a bit of ever present dampness from the forest the tracks are fun, add some rain and it's sure to make a few sections more challenging.

8 Vehicles

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JamesClark-smJames Clark 
(Trip Leader)
 

Mount Gentle Annie Recce
(Day Trip)  

Sat 27 Feb, 2016

Trip Rating - Very Difficult

This trip tackles the forest tracks in Labertouche area and will include Robertson Creek Fire Line, South Hells Gate, Mount Gentle Annie and Westerns Fire Break.

This is a recce trip for a larger convoy day trip in March so expect a bit of back tracking and navigation adjustments as we put together a club a trip.

Tracks in this area can become impassable after heavy rain and as such the final route may vary.

 4 Vehicles

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Heidi & Laurie Miles
(Trip Leaders)
 

Swifts Creek Explorer
(Weekend Trip)

27 - 28 Feb, 2016

Trip Rating - Medium to Difficult

Explore the exciting 4WD tracks around Swifts Creek, including the famous TVGC track.

Trailers welcome at Swifts Creek base camp

8 Vehicles

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Heidi & Laurie Miles
(Trip Leaders)
 

Avon River Adventure
(Weekend Trip)

13 - 14 Feb, 2016

Trip Rating - Medium to Difficult

We will head north, crossing the Avon River & Ben Cruachan Creek many times. We then head east following the southern edge of the Avon Wilderness area & camp on the Avon River.

On Sunday we will retrace steps to the Ben Cruachan Creek, then head up to Ben Cruachan to take in the great views. We continue to follow the Ben Cruachan Creek and then climb up to McMillans Lookout to take in the views.

We will descend from McMillans & finish our trip near Cheynes Bridge, just south of Licola.

8 Vehicles

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Paul HawdonPaul "Tracks" Hawdon 
(Trip Leader)
 

Mt Robertson Ridge Rambler
(Day Trip)

30 Jan, 2016

Trip Rating - Medium (Difficult if wet)

We are revisiting one of our older and more popular day trips. We have only returned to this area a few times since the 2009 fires.

The regrowth has been great, but there is still evidence of the fire damage. Views from the ridges and spurs into the valleys on either side are excellent.

With a bit of ever present dampness from the forest the tracks are fun, add some rain and it's sure to make a few sections more challenging

8 Vehicles

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Toyota Weekend at Yarck
(Weekend Trip)

16 - 17 Jan, 2016

Come & enjoy being driven around Yarck in 3 new Toyota 4WDs.


Our DA instructors will drive you around the property so you can experience the driving capabilites of these new Toyota vehicles.


Sauage sizzle will be provided on Saturday night.

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LaurieHeidi-2Heidi & Laurie Miles
(Trip Leaders)


 

Aberfeldy Adventure
(Weekend Trip)

9 - 10 Jan, 2016

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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