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Planned Trips

This has become an annual trip where the Club manages the main Aid Station and Overnight Hut for the 100km run and trek organized to raise money to support autism services in the Mansfield area.  The trip involves getting to Lovicks Hut by Thursday night to be ready to receive the first runners by Friday mid-morning.  Any runners/trekkers who arrive later than 2.00pm are required to stay overnight.  Our duties are to track the arrival and departure of runners, radio progress reports to HQ; top up water and food supplies and check the competitor’s general health condition.  We also help put up tents and cook the evening meal for those staying.  Saturday is an early start to get the runners breakfast and on the track by 7.00am.  From Saturday lunchtime, our involvement is over and the rest of the weekend is ours to enjoy with some 4x4 touring. No campers and no dogs on this trip please. Trip standard is “medium” with the possibility of “difficult” (single black) tracks.

A Skills sharing weekend based at East Warburton.

Skills sharing will cover the whole range of basic 4x4ing skills including plugging and changing tyres, basic “on-track” maintenance, basic tool kit and spares, recovery techniques including towing, snatching and winching.

This trip is an ideal introduction to the Victorian High Country for new members and will include a variety of tracks - mostly easy - with some verging on Medium. There will also be a few easy river crossings. This is a touring event stopping overnight at different locations to visit a number of iconic locations in the High Country where we will learn about the places and people that were among the early explorers and settlers. Plus: we will discover the mysterious connection with the Mornington Peninsula.

This is our annual trip where we take out a 4 day membership of the PDBC and can drive the sand dune complex od Discovery Bay National Park.  It is a base camp with campers and caravan access to the PDBC campsite.  It also has toilets and a shower.  You can arrive any time from Thursday onwards and most stay until the Monday. Numbers are limited to 15 vehicles so get in early.  This is a truly unique opportunity in Victoria to drive in steep sand dune country with of the greatest wild coastal views available.  There are no tracks as such as you can drive anywhere on the sand within the designated area. Normal 4x4s with All-Terrains are quite OK to attend. It is also a great opportunity to some experience driving in soft sand before heading to do desert trips.  Weather can be cold and windy so be prepared.  No dogs permitted as it is National Park.

Roast beef, pork and ham with all the trimmings served in a typical bush overlooking the Grampians!  This event is hosted on club members private property with basic facilities available.  It is part social part touring with the possibility of some light 4x4 tracks.  The Saturday is devoted to touring the area and collecting fire wood.  The Sunday is the lunch event with various activities – KrisKringle and the Bush Golf tournament – followed by deserts and music around the fire.  Monday is a quite day with some doing more touring and others “recovering” before heading home. Camper, caravan and dog friendly.

A three week trip with 2 weeks camping on Flinders Beach on North Stradbroke Island, Queensland.  We are camped on the beach with basic toilet facilities but no showers, fresh water or power at the campsite.  All facilities including fuel supermarkets, water hotels medical are available with a 5km beach drive.  The focus is on relaxing, fishing, walking and enjoying the campfire at night.   The return journey usually have a secondary focus – last year it was the Artesian Bore Bath track in Northern NSW.  Trip standard is easy as beach driving is mainly limited to low tide when the sand is very hard.  Caravan, camper and dog friendly.