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20180519 Fraser Island Cl...
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Proposed trip
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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 - No Replies

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: 19)

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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 (1)

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: 21)
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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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  2017 October 11 Meeting
Posted by: daggy - 08-10-2017, 07:35 AM - Forum: General chat - No Replies

Hello everybody, don't forget the October meeting starting at 7.30pm.  

This week we will hear about the 2017 Corroboree , plans for the Xmas party and updates on the 2018 Simpson Desert trip.

Prospective members welcome.  Come along and partake of tea or coffee after the meeting.

Let us know if you have any new or general business, here.

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Posted by: daggy - 15-09-2017, 08:03 PM - Forum: 2018 Mad Hay Simpson - Replies (13)

Well, I thought it better to start a new thread for the 2018 Simpson Trip as the planning that Peter started has changed considerably.

Again like always, we start with a plan and  timings and try to work with these but sights to see, road conditions and that perfect camp site and turn everything upside down.

The rough plan is a trip departing Fraser Island on 21 May and returning to Brisbane sometime around 15-16 June.

Don't rule the trip out if you haven't got 4 weeks off.  This is a trip that still has a lot of planning and even as it stands at the moment there are points where you can meet up or jump off.

Without working out how many days from here to there.  The current plan is leave Fraser and travel to Longreach to Boulia cross into the Northern Territory on the Donohue/Plenty Highway.  Travel the Hay River Track to Poeppel Corner then East/West across the Simpson on the French Line to Mt Dare.  Onwards from Mt Dare and cross West East on the Madigan's Route to Birdsville.

What we know.  We would like to spend about 14 days in the desert.  It will be extremely remote with up to 1000 kilometres between fuel, food and water.

We need permits for Hay River Track (2017 $200 and $20 camp fee at Batton Hill, mandatory camp), Desert Parks Pass ($160) and Madigan Line (CLC permit, no charge).

We are lucky enough to have communication with somebody that had travelled these more remote tracks and lots of advice is being sought and provided.

Like all out trips into the desert there is explicitly NO trailers.   

If you interested in this trip,, please reply here.  Even if you're unsure you can make it, you're welcome to have input.

There is a lot of planning to be done and as such we would like to have a team meeting to discuss what everybody would like to get out of a trip like this.  The meeting will take place sometime in October or November.

Confirmed travellers are:
Victor ?

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  20171021 Levuka 4wd Park 21st-22nd Oct
Posted by: White Bush Pig - 12-09-2017, 09:45 PM - Forum: Club Trips - Replies (4)

Camping getaway to Levuka 4wd Park.

Overnight camping trip.


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

Club channel: 58

Comment on this thread if you can make it for this trip.

***This trip has been postponed from 16-17 Sept until 21-22 Oct.***

Unfortunately I will not be able to make this trip.

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