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  The History of the Canning Stock Route
Posted by: sirlezz - 08-02-2018, 03:36 PM - Forum: General chat - No Replies

Hi this is an audio podcast that you can listen to about the history of WA's Canning Stock route, very informative in a layback style and thus easy to listen to and enjoy

  • Story of being bogged for days on end and then just driving out after the ground was just custard with the rain days before
  • 1800+km Route which was laid in 1910 to drive cattle to market free of charge but was an early disaster due to??
  • the driving route follows the dune hollows and crosses the low points where possible so is 200kms more than the stock route
  • aboriginal issues throughout the early days brought about a Royal Commission
  • was in use until 1959 and became a part of the II WWar effort strategy


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  It’s not too early to make an Easter booking!
Posted by: troopiepete - 05-02-2018, 11:42 PM - Forum: Vendor Advertising - Deals for members - No Replies

Dear Campers
It’s not too early to make an Easter booking!
Last Easter was a disaster. Ex-Cyclone Debbie came through and overnight dumped 250mm on the
Retreat. Roads were washed out and the camping ground was waterlogged. All bookings had to be
This year we are looking good weatherwise. The road from Cleared Ridge to the Retreat has been
graded and is in tip-top condition. However, Council have not yet graded the rest of the road and its
condition makes it almost impassable for SUV's or camper vans.
If you are considering booking, please be aware, in my opinion only genuine 4WD vehicles will be
able to handle the road.
Charges: We have kept the current charges stable for the past 4 years and we don’t intend raising
them in 2018. Nor will we apply an Easter surcharge. We try to keep the costs at a level which will
benefit all of us.
Camping: Adults are $25 per adult per night;
Cabins: $160 per night (sleeps up to 8 persons)
Children under 12: free of charge; and
Children under 16: at half price.
We are also pet friendly
Many Tks
Ben Barton | Mt Barney Wilderness Retreat | www.mtbarney.com.au
ben@mtbarney.com.au | 0437105765

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Posted by: Buzzo - 04-02-2018, 12:49 PM - Forum: New to the Forum - Please introduce yourself - Replies (8)

G’day All.

My names Steve and I've been dropping in after finding the forum for a while and thought I'd better pull my finger out and say hi.

I've had my old Nissan ute for 19 years but lost the bug and hardly used it until a couple of years ago. The bugs well and truely back again and I'd really like to meet up with people with the same interests. I work away a lot but will come to one of your monthly meetings when a chance comes up. 


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  Proposed trip
Posted by: troopiepete - 10-01-2018, 03:37 PM - Forum: Club Trips - Replies (1)


This may be covered in the meeting tonight but while I remember it...

Merv (Dad) was thinking of doing a trip in the hills behind Kempsey NSW - possibly even look at one of the easier to get into caves in that area...

This would have to be a 3 or 4 day weekend and would require a good solid 4 to 5hr Drive to get there depending on how we attack this and obviously the route we take.
If anyone can both think of a time to do this and is interested in joining us please let me know - we will do this as a club trip.

Little bit of History - Mum's Father Col Carter was big into caving when he was alive and as a young boy I joined in on several trips - there are several Ghost towns and caves out that way and it will be a bit of a Nostalgia trip for us.. hopefully we can still remember where thing are.

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  2018 Uluru, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs Winton
Posted by: Weatherman - 10-01-2018, 02:14 PM - Forum: Club Trips - Replies (12)

Well Finialy I have had time to put up a post on the 2 week Desert crossing and Ulura trip happening from June 2nd till 17th.

It looks like there are 5 cars confirmed with the main objection to walk the Rock pending on access.

We are hoping that we might be able to cross paths with the 4 week trip from Poppels Corner or on the other side at Dalhousie Springs before both trips head of on there main challengers ( Madigan Line, Ulura) 

This trip will start off on Saturday the 2nd from Brisbane heading straight out to Bridsville with the first night stop just out side Quilpie at a free camp then of to Birdsville for a pie and fuel.

Depending on what happens when we get to Uluru and if/when the climbers are able to traverse the Rock on what a direction and places to see.

After the rock we will be heading cross the Plenty Hwy towards Winton to stop of at the dinosaurs then on to Carnarvon Gorge before heading home.

I have attached a spreed sheet with the proposed trip as the outline/guide pending on how things go along the way.

If you have any questions or might be interested in coming along please reply to this post.

There will be a informal get together around end of May early April for all the travelers attending or wanting to attend.

Happy and Safe Travels.   Cool

.xlsx   2018 Trip Ularu 1.xlsx (Size: 11.5 KB / Downloads: 42)

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  20180324 Woodford Tracks
Posted by: White Bush Pig - 09-01-2018, 08:23 PM - Forum: Club Trips - Replies (3)

Saturday 24th - 25th March 2018.
Weekend away OR Sunday for day trippers.
Hopefully will have Sirlezz? able to join us for this trip as he been able to explore some of tracks in this area with the corroboree.
Meeting times for Saturday (and Sunday for day trippers) and camping location to be discussed.

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  20180310 Teewah / DI / Freshwater / Rainbow beach
Posted by: White Bush Pig - 09-01-2018, 08:15 PM - Forum: Club Trips - Replies (1)

Saturday 10th - 11th March 2018.
Beach weekend getaway while the weather is still great for swimming!
Exact meeting time and camping location to be agreed upon, however the suggestions for camping are:
Teewah beach (beachfront camping).
Freshwater (between Teewah and DI. For camping, this would be my pick).
Double Island point.
Rainbow beach.
All these locations are not too far from each other (relatively speaking). Tongue
There is an inland track from Freshwater to Rainbow and there are the lagoons that are great to go to for swimming too.
If you have any further suggestions, please do so.

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  20180217 Scenic Rim Adventure Park
Posted by: White Bush Pig - 09-01-2018, 07:50 PM - Forum: Club Trips - Replies (5)

Saturday 17th - 18th February 2018.
Another weekend getaway, this time to Scenic Rim Adventure Park!
The invite is open to any day trippers that may wish to come out for just the Saturday OR the Sunday.
Scenic Rim 4x4 Adventure Park.

Meeting: 7.30am Hungry Jacks Beaudesert for an 8am leave.

636 Tamrookum Creek road, Tamrookum Creek Qld 4285
There is now 60km signs along our entry road and we ask that you be mindful of the wildlife, cattle and courteous to our neighbours along Tamrookum Creek road as you enter our property, thank you.
From Beaudesert CBD follow Mt Lindsey Highway towards Rathdowney 8klms before Rathdowney turn right into Tamrookum Creek Road follow for   6klm.
Vehicle entry rates:

  • 4WD Day rate Friday to Sunday vehicle day  pass $45 per vehicle
  • Additional consecutive days are $10 per vehicle per day
  • Midweek Mondays to Thursdays (not including public holidays or school holidays) vehicle day pass $35 per vehicle
  • Non driving vehicles parking at the office $10 per vehicle
Camping fees:
  • Adults $12 per person per night
  • Children 5 to 16 years $8 per person per night
  • Children under 5 free
    Link to website: http://www.scenicrimadventurepark.com.au/
  • Details as advised last time from Wendy at Scenic Rim:
  • Thank you for the enquiry. We do recommend the deposits to hold your spot as we are only permitted 20 vehicles. We do receive deposits right up to the day before. If someone pays a deposit and is unable to attend on the day we do carry this across to another date. Deposit of $40 per vehicle can be paid into the account below. Balance of payment can be paid on line or cash when checking in at the office. Campsite 1 is a good site for first timers who are towing and campsite 7 is also a popular site but you do have to go up three hills half way up the property. I have attached a copy of the required information and paperwork we are to supply to all visitors to the park it does answer most questions. Please pass this on to the others in your group. For those camping we do not charge for children under 5 years, hot showers or firewood which you can collect yourself from the property. If travelling through Beaudesert please stay on the Mt Lindsay Highway heading towards Rathdowney. Tamrookum Creek road is a right hand turn off the highway. You have 2 kilometres of tarmac then 4 K’s of dirt our property is on the right. Some GPS’s are taking people off the highway to no through road tracks..
  • Please use the date of the booking as a reference number. 
  • > St George Bank
  • > BSB 114-879
  • > A/C 473463232
  • > Scenic Rim Adventure Park Pty Ltd

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  20180120 Gordon Country
Posted by: White Bush Pig - 09-01-2018, 07:39 PM - Forum: Club Trips - Replies (4)

Saturday 20th - 21st January 2018.
A weekend getaway to Gordon Country! (Open to day trippers that may just wish to go and explore for the Saturday or Sunday too).
Location: 2081 Inverramsay rd, Goomburra 4362
Property size: 4000 acres
Pets allowed.
Cabins are also available should you wish for a bit more comfort than camping.
Camping fees: $17 per adult per night, $10 per child per night. Children up to and including 4yrs old free.
There is a mandatory vehicle fee of $10 per car or $30 per 4wd. This covers the duration of your stay.
Online bookings are preferred (ensure you print your receipt) but payments can be made on check in.
Link: https://www.gordoncountry.com.au/

Meeting location: Puma servo at Aratula (formerly the BP roadhouse) 7.30am for an 8am leave time.
Uhf channel 28.
Please comment on this thread if you think you can make it so we can know numbers.

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  201707 - Simpson Desert and 3 Corners
Posted by: troopiepete - 03-01-2018, 05:41 PM - Forum: Past trips - No Replies

201707 - Simpson Desert and 3 Corners

I have been asked to post up a trip log of our trip -
If you have any Photos then please post on here as it tends to be easier to find than Facebook

Attached Files
.xls   Simpson 3 Corner updated 20170723 as it happened.xls (Size: 56 KB / Downloads: 39)
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  20180519 Fraser Island Cleanup
Posted by: troopiepete - 05-12-2017, 09:05 AM - Forum: Club Trips - Replies (2)


Fraser Island Cleanup has launched a new web page and registrations are now open.
More details are on there page and will be covered at the next meeting.


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  Free beer!!
Posted by: Doc - 28-11-2017, 07:17 AM - Forum: General chat - Replies (2)

Now that I've got your attention, we have quite a number of 10kg chlorine buckets, most with lids.

All washed and clean.

Great for fishing, washing the car or doing that camping trip clothes wash.

Let me know who wants how many. Yes they are free.

Pick up Sandgate or if work permits, I can bring to the next meeting.

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  Winch rope
Posted by: johnnyn - 26-11-2017, 07:31 PM - Forum: Technical - Replies (4)

Hello someone

i was using my winch to move some heavy things at shed

Whilst my alloy cable was winding in I noticed that my cable had a was kink and giving out sharpe pieces 

So time for a new cable

Ii have been looking at that synthetic poly rope with 9mm with a breaking strain of 12,000 pounds

My question is that suitable for my patrol


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  Francis Birtles the original outback adventurer
Posted by: sirlezz - 29-10-2017, 12:23 AM - Forum: General chat - Replies (1)

If you have never heard of him he crossed Australia many times on a bicycle motorcycle and car and Travelled from England to Melbourne by car

Vic Moon has written up quite some detail on the guy who paved the way  in the 1920's way before 4wd did

He is arguably Australia's greatest motoring adventurer and was an acclaimed hero of his time and he really was the first to drive from the UK to Australia - unlike some university students who claimed they were the 'first overland' in the 1950s. Ron and Viv Moon relate his story.

click on this link to read stacks more


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  Free 4wd Magazine 216 Pages
Posted by: sirlezz - 25-10-2017, 09:58 PM - Forum: General public info - Replies (1)

Hi guys got onto this mag from facebook Smile

check it out page 28 reminds me of the Lake Eyre trip hahaha Blush


hope you can see it Big Grin

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