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  2015 July/August Big Trip out West to Simpson Desert -COMPLETED
Posted by: sirlezz - 19-12-2014, 11:42 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (9)

Hi Everyone

Please see the earlier thread "PREPOSED 2015 REMOTE DESERT TRIP" for more information

This trip is up for interest and proposed track run around July August 2015

it is envisionaged take around 2 weeks at least to visit everything along the way

Johnny Osbaldison has proposed this run to start us off

Brisbane-Goondiwindi-St George-Cunnamulla-Currawinya NP-run south then turn west-Tibooburra-Camerons corner-north to Innamimnka-a run south on the Strezelecki -Lynhurst-Maree-run north to Birdsville-run west out to poppoels-back to birds-north loop into Bedourie-Windorah-Quilpie-Charleville-and home


Please see the earlier thread "PREPOSED 2015 REMOTE DESERT TRIP" for more information

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  2015 Moreton Districts Off Road Club tagalong tour in planning
Posted by: sirlezz - 19-12-2014, 11:21 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (1)

Hi guys

Johnny O has had some dialogue with a member of the club and he is keen to get things started and has referred me to the club trip coordinator Dodgy

I have expressed an official interest via email in a tag along tour with Moreton Districts Off Road Club in their usual playground of the Sunshine coast hinterland, Beerburrum, Glasshouse mountains and Maleny areas etc. Rolleyes

just putting this one on the radar and see what interest comes up from us and them Idea

As I have never been 4wding in the glass house mountains and or surrounding forests I hope this type of trip will satisfy those of us who would like something different where we may have never been before Tongue

our reciprocation trip can be around our usual haunts or maybe Sundown National Park when we plan it later on this year Cool

anyway we can work something out over the next few months Big Grin before locking it in Eddie Shy

MDORC have at the moment on their planner
Sat 18 April Mt Mee night trip
Sat -Sun 23-24 May Jimna
Sat 21 June Glass house Mountains

If there is anything you might like to tagalong please reply to this forum


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  2015 Sundown National Park
Posted by: sirlezz - 19-12-2014, 10:57 PM - Forum: Care Trips - Parks working bees - No Replies

Hi guys Angel

We should gazette in some time for our next visit and working bee to the park, before 2015 begins in earnest, as we have the beginning loading up with trips away Cool

Will put it on the agenda at our next February meeting to nail down a date for 2015Big Grin

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Wink Do you still drive this kind of stuff?
Posted by: ScampyRob - 12-12-2014, 08:15 AM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (5)


Hi guys just wondering do you still drive these kind of tracks, low range fun often?HuhHuh

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Wink Rob Hepburn..
Posted by: ScampyRob - 11-12-2014, 08:20 AM - Forum: New to the Forum - Please introduce yourself - Replies (2)

Hi all,
Great to meet you all last night and join. Indy and I are looking forward to the trips next year.
Enjoy the Festive Season.

Below is attched the Story behind our search for the GQ patrol and some pics..





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  2015 24 - 26 Jan Australia Day Weekend COMPLETED
Posted by: sirlezz - 10-12-2014, 10:55 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (34)

Looking for a place to go to on this long weekend Huh
a place to swim stay cool and beat the crowds etc. Cool

some suggestions are back to Cooloola at Teewah beach Idea
Gets busy but is is cool good for a swim, fish and some touring down rainbow beach at low tide, would be good if you can stay longer than the 3 days

Janowen 4wd park,at Goomburra there maybe a swimming hole, but not sure yet plenty of 4wd tracks and close to Brisbane
Will check it out for how busy it may be Shy

Moreton Island was discussed but it needs more than a weekend to justify the ferry costs and could be busy too would be good to stay longer than 3 days Tongue

Any way post some ideas of your own wild ones or not AngryBlushConfusedHuhUndecided

I will check them out over the next few weeks, and report back but being xmas butmay be slow getting information

we should make our mind up by mid January and settle for one whatever you want it to be
so get busy and we will make it happen Big Grin

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  2015 28 Feb - 1 March Maryvale Horse Endurance Ride COMPLETED
Posted by: sirlezz - 03-12-2014, 10:51 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (1)

Opportunity to drive and camp in some remote areas to assist the horse endurance club with radio support of the ride and emergency calls etc.Angel

a different weekend outing for sure but a good one Tongue

Peter writes:
I have been contacted by the Maryvale Horse Endurance organiser, the ride
for next year is on the weekend of the 28th of Feb and 1st of March.
I need to know ASAP if you are able to assist me in making this happen for
yet another year.

We need people for Manning two checkpoints and Ride Base, one checkpoint
will need a repeater link and Amateur Radios to make the distance but the
other should be fine with just UHF CB.
If you are able to help or would even like to just travel up for a look on
the weekend please let me know...

Please let me know over the next few days of your intentions.

Peter Richens - 0427 600 181
River City 4WD Club - Vice President 2014 - 15

Who is in?

Hams Cool
Peter Richens VK4SD
Les & Erik Neilson VK4FAEB & VK4FAEC
BrisGary - tentative

CB radios Rolleyes
Sharyn Rayner

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Rainbow Storm Ready for Qld! are you ready?
Posted by: sirlezz - 03-12-2014, 06:25 PM - Forum: General chat - No Replies

Hey guys check this out Angel

This is a link to Qld governments Get readiness website for all types of natural disasters that could affect you Huh


As 4wders we are used to getting prepared for the road trips and camping Cool and refining our gear and preparations to make the adventures so much better Wink

this website has the tips on getting ready for the those inevitable Summer Storms especially when we are camping, being prepared and not getting caught out

Yes It has happened to me, my family and friends all too often, especially when we get complacent and think it wont happen to me (again)

One of my work collegues just lost his car to hail, his house damaged by falling tree and lost he beloved dog all in one November 2014 storm last week
thankfully the dog was found some 8k's away
Insurance is covering the rest we hopeRolleyes

anyway Check it out for any new or old ideas that you can use Idea
if your ready you are preparedCool

Keep safe

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  2015 7- 8 Feb Imbil tag-along tour with Nth Coast 4WD COMPLETED
Posted by: sirlezz - 18-11-2014, 06:16 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (24)

HI guys

I got an invite to go to Imbil with Nth Coast 4wd club who organised the great 2013 Corroboree and drive some of the tracks that were presented on that weekend Blush Wink Big Grin Tongue

We will base camp at Borumba Dam camp grounds and track out from there for two days camping over Friday and Saturday nights

Some of these tracks are quite scenic with views into the dam and forest valleys with runs through the pine plantations as well Wink they are moderate to harder in places but all doable, just like the Levuka weekend Big Grin

It is just over 2 hrs drive from Brisbane and you can bring your campers/tents and other gear to lay out for an easy weekend camp Cool

I will have more details when they are provided, but I have said to their Trip Coordinatoer I will put in a date claimer for our club and drum up some interest Idea

I can discuss more details at the next club meeting wherever that is

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  Moreton Island times Easter 3 -6 April
Posted by: Weatherman - 17-11-2014, 05:08 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (4)

Hello fellow club members,

At the last meeting we talked about a trip next year to moreton island and I was going to check on the times.

Well it looks like they do two trips on the Fridays, one at 8:30 am and one at 1:00 pm over to the Wreaks and returning back to Brisbane at 4:30pm on the Sunday.

This might be worth looking at early next year?

Steve & Wendy

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  Roothy's Back
Posted by: daggy - 31-10-2014, 08:52 PM - Forum: General chat - Replies (6)

Looks like some new DVD's on the way with Roothy, Glenno (in a Discovery) and a bloke named Kenno.

Here is the website link https://lowrange.tv/

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  Car Parking
Posted by: johnnyn - 24-10-2014, 07:44 AM - Forum: General chat - Replies (2)

Hello Fellow Clubnighters

The Qld assn has requested that

At clubnights can we use the western carpark (the other end) and not to park where we do at present

This is a request by the neighbourrs and it would be a courtesy effort/thing by us


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  Membership query?
Posted by: Tricky Vicki - 20-10-2014, 01:47 PM - Forum: New to the Forum - Please introduce yourself - Replies (4)

Hi, We have been to a few of your camping trips and would like to officially join. Can you please contact me in regard to joining. thanks, Vicki

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  2015 club trips in planning
Posted by: sirlezz - 08-10-2014, 10:31 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (6)

Hi Thrill Seekers

These are the proposed trips for 2015 following discussions at club meetings outings and from this forum Idea

We intend to have an outing every month, and to supplement this with day trips and some night trips etc Rolleyes

You can plan your year ahead and get time off or arrange your schedule to fit and of course we are always open with your ideas along the way so don't hold back, fire in suggestions to me or to this forum and I will contact you to discuss them

January Australia Day weekend 24 - 26
COMPLETED Janoween 4wd park - Trip Leader Steve Gordon

February could be a busy month

COMPLETED tag along tour with Nth Coast 4wd club - Trip Leader Les Neilson
all reports from the attendees that it was great and they would do it again

COMPLETED 28th of Feb and 1st of March.Maryvale Horse Endurance - Trip Leader Peter Richens

COMPLETED Club Meeting 11th

Cancelled 16-17 Tagalong tour to Glass house mountains with MDORC as Trip is fulled subscribed with max of 10 vehicles - Trip Leader Les Neilson

Day Trips outings please see specific post

April -
Club Meeting 8th
School holidays 3 -18 April

Easter time 2-6 April
CANCELLED Kroombit Tops as park is closed due to Cyclone Marcia damage
nothing planned as yet

COMPLETED - 18th April City View 4wd park all weekend

Anzac Day Saturday 25th April

MDORC - Moreton Districts Off Road Club have a inter club challenge programmed for this weekend at Landcruiser Park
Gymkhana style of weekend Sat and Sunday with lunch and Saturday night Dinner provided expecting around 4 cars from each club and hoping to have at least 20 cars to complete

POSTPONED - 2 - 3 Victor's Killarney State Forest private property weekend more details to be provided soon
Club Meting 13th

COMPLETED - 31 Fraser Island Clean up see separate post for details - Trip Leader Steve Gordon
and make it known if you think you might be going - we are posting intentions by 14 February to Qld 4wd
we will still finalise numbers and itinerary early May and make payments then


Queens Birthday 8th June Long weekend Dodgy

COMPLETED - 13-14 Springfield Horse endurance Sunday for checkpoints and radios

Club Meeting 8th
school holidays 27 June - 11 July

COMPLETED 11 - 12 July Sundown Nat park clean up visit Jason to contact the ranger

Club Meeting and Brisbane Show day 12th

Ewingar Forest NSW - Trip Leader ?????

8 - 30 Big trip to South Australian tour including Flinders Ranges
please see trip post

Club Meeting 9th and AGM
School Holidays 19 Sep-4 October
Late in the month Victor's Killarney State Forest outing

Club Meeting 7th
3 - 5 Corroboree at Kalbar

Club Meeting 11th

14 - 15 XMAS camp out - site to be decided ? ie Mt Barney retreat we will post some details of this resort soon,

Club meeting 9th
XMAS 25th
Boxing 26th
possibly some days trips in here

Night tours suggestions so far are:

Mt Mee meet at Dayboro at dusk 4 -6 pm depending on sunset time of year and tour the park for 2 hours have refreshments returning home that night
Duck Creek Rd - meet at Beaudesert at dusk 4 -6 pm depending on sunset time of year and tour the road to O'Reilly's stop for refreshments and return home the same way that night
Brisbane Forest Park plenty of photo opportunities - meet at Mt Cootha Lookout at dusk and watch the lights come on in Brisbane then tour through to Mt Nebo at Jolly's lookout for refreshments, continuing up the mountain and through the goat track to Samford and then home

Day Tours potentials

Border tour note - will have some national park costs
Lions Rd, Border Ranges, Springbook , visiting lookouts & picnic grounds

Tamborine Mountain run, visiting lookouts, walking tracks and brewery for lunch

Binna Burra Mountain run, out from Brisbane via Nerang visiting lookouts, walking tracks and cafe at the top return via Canungra via the back way to Beaudesert and home

lake Coolmunda at Inglewood, west of Warwick

Weekend tours

Mt Mee areas and Care areas that we have not been before
Need care bear HDJ78R on this one Sad

Glenlyon Dam, west of Sundown National Park

As you can see we are preparing for some trips, and your ideas are always welcome and this is the forum to discuss
there will always be short notice trips so watch the forum regularly Angel

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  More Driver Training
Posted by: troopiepete - 08-10-2014, 06:59 PM - Forum: General chat - No Replies

This just arrived via email..

Dear Peter,

We appreciate you are likely to have links with your local community and have your own areas for use however we are looking at opening our training facility to a select number of external organisations and take this opportunity to provide you with this information about our training facility, as a potential venue for use by your 4WD Club.

This facility has been designed by Kev Williams, Director of Australian 4WD and Advanced Driver Education, providing a wealth of different terrain and an opportunity for a broad range of uses.

The area at Kurwongbah (north of Strathpine) is a fully functional 4WD facility, which includes a range of graded tracks suitable for UTV/4WD/SUV vehicles – plus other areas for the delivery of a range of Advanced 4WD activities.

The facility is in an area which has country roads and unsealed roads in close proximity making it a superb and versatile venue.

I would be keen to meet you at the facility, at a time convenient to yourself, to discuss what the area can offer and the types of events that this area will easily lend itself too.

We look forward to having an opportunity to discuss this directly with you.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on 3264 1877, or via email enquiry@australian4wd.com.au <mailto:enquiry@duncansoffroad.com.au> to discuss your needs and your potential use of this area.

Yours sincerely,

Kev Williams
Director / Principle Trainer and Assessor
Australian 4WD Advanced Driver Education
07 3264 1877

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