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  Spring Mountain Endurance ride - 18th 19th May 2013
Posted by: troopiepete - 11-04-2013, 12:54 AM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (5)


I need to get numbers for manning checkpoints for the Annual Spring Mountain Horse Endurance ride - 18th 19th May 2013.
This is a very important role and the ride cannot proceed without your help!

The actual ride starts at sunrise on the Sunday morning but you need to be out at your checkpoints before the horses are on the road so some locations may be suited to camping over night or you can camp at ride base and head out early..
Being so close to Brisbane it's also possible to run out before first light and set up early in the morning..
Either way your help will be appreciated.

I will require all helpers who will be manning checkpoints to drop into ride base on Saturday so we can allocate a spot for you and if necessary take you to the location as some are quite remote.

What will I be doing?
Well it's very basic but also very important!
You need to be recording the riders numbers as they travel through and the time they passed your checkpoint, once you have a chance the numbers and times need to be radioed back to ride base - usually in time slot groups.
We are not after down to the second results and often a group of 5 to 10 will come through - all of these can be slotted into the same time.

A second job that is often very appreciated by the riders is the provision of water, plastic cups and town water will do but often you will be supplied with bottled water in 10L containers or alike.

What do I need?
Food & water for yourself - most sites are remote
A chair - it goes for many hours
Shade is often needed as it can get quite hot!
Clip board, Pen and some scribble paper for recording the numbers.
If camping then other gear will obviously be required.

Can you please post a reply with your intention to assist and I will add it to the list.

Checkpoint people:
Peter - VK4FSD
Danny & Katie VK4ZUK
Adrian - 4WD
shaz - 4WD
Mick - 4WD
Ross - 4WD
Plus 3 Guys from the South Side Amateur Radio Club

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  Levuka 4wd park
Posted by: hekarewe - 09-04-2013, 10:02 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (7)

ok guys heres the next trip for the club 27-28 of april at levuka 4wd park fun weekend of 4wding and fun n games trip leader for this is Victor so if your going please let contact victor via the forum so he knows who wait for etc at this stage i dont where the meeting place will be for this so will find out from victor and then let everyone on here.

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  The Third Row of Seats
Posted by: johnnyn - 24-03-2013, 08:04 AM - Forum: Care Trips - Parks working bees - No Replies

Hello Clubers

I was at the QA Presidents meeting yestersday 23/03/2013

In general business the question of the third row of seats came up

So here is the ruling

If you remove them only and return the holding bolts to there position then that is called a temporary removal and all is good
This could be for a spefic trip or longer

But if you remove the seat belts as well that is called a permanent modification and a transport inspection and compliance plate-modification is needed

For more detailed and rerquirement details are needed all is written on the Department of Transpoert website


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  13th Annual Fraser Island Clean Up - Registrations Now Open
Posted by: daggy - 20-03-2013, 07:39 PM - Forum: Care Trips - Parks working bees - Replies (4)

13th Annual Fraser Island Clean Up
Registrations Now Open
Hello Member Clubs,
Club Registrations for the 13th Annual Fraser Island Clean Up are now being accepted.
When: 1st – 3rd June 2013
Location: Various locations around Fraser Island, in cooperation with QPWS.
What will be happening?
Saturday morning - Registration Open, Arrive on the island, set up camp, time for your own club to explore the Island.
Sunday - Clean Up Activities, followed by a BBQ and entertainment.
Monday – explore some more and sadly time to pack and head home, unless you or your club want to extend the visit*
Where do we camp?
Each club will be designated a camp area (beach camping ONLY). If your club has already expressed an interest in camping in a particular area you will be notified shortly regarding this.
We request that clubs do NOT make their own arrangements for camping on the island.*
*QPWS vehicle & camping fees will again be waived for the long weekend. Of course, if any of your club’s members intend to arrive before or stay after the times stated above they will be required to pay all the normal fees applicable. Advising us of this scenario will mean that you may not have to relocate camp after the cleanup.
How do we get there?
4WD Qld are again negotiating the availability of reduced barge fares between Inskip Point and Fraser Island. Confirmation of prices will be sent out with the permits & stickers.
How do we register?
To officially register for this year's event, simply complete the enclosed form providing all relevant details and return to the Association's mailing address, ensuring that it arrives by 5pm, Friday May 4, so please ensure that if you are mailing your registration, it arrives by this time.
NB: The event is only open to financial club members only. This means, only club members and their own children. No other family members or friends allowed.
Please ensure that your registration has been mailed to the Association in time for the deadline of 5pm Friday 26Th April 2013.
If your club has not received the electronic registration from, please download it from the website at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.4wdqld.com.au/downloads.html">http://www.4wdqld.com.au/downloads.html</a><!-- m --> under the Fraser Island Cleanup folder.
If your club has registered electronically please disregard this notice.
If you have any questions, or would like to assist during the event, please do not hesitate to contact Jenni <!-- e --><a href="mailto:FICU@4wdqld.com.au">FICU@4wdqld.com.au</a><!-- e --> or Nola <!-- e --><a href="mailto:nola.chase@4wdqld.com.au">nola.chase@4wdqld.com.au</a><!-- e -->
With your help, we look forward to making this year’s clean up another successful 4WD Qld event!

Now is the time to commit to the clean up. Please reply by adding your name to this thread

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  2013 - October - 26,27 - Yabba Kilcoy to Kenilworth
Posted by: hekarewe - 20-02-2013, 10:04 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (35)

this will be a weekend tour from kilcoy to kenilworth through the Yabba SF this in the Dirty weekends SE QLD book on page 192

9-10 march 2013 meeting place will be at the Kilcoy bakery at 0830 for a 0900 departure. the address is 19 william st kilcoy had a look on google maps looks like there should be ample of street parking to meet up in.

i will be looking for any information any has on the area as i have NEVER been there and will be following the direction in the book good luck to us all LOL so as usual let me know who ios coming by either PM or on here

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  Clean Up Australia Day - Beerburrum Forest, 3rd of March
Posted by: Hdj78rv - 13-02-2013, 09:19 PM - Forum: Care Trips - Parks working bees - Replies (5)

For anybody interested.


The Beerburrum Forest is a great place for a great day out, whether it’s 4WDriving, trail bike riding, bush walking, picnicking etc . . . but illegal dumping and littering in the forest creates problems for everyone that visits.

HQPlantations and Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) would like to invite you, your members and friends to help us clean up the Beerburrum Forest on Sunday, 3 March 2013.

When Sunday, 3 March 2013

Time 7:30 AM site briefing (for the early birds)
10:00 AM site briefing

Where Meet at the HQPlantations office on Red Road, Beerburrum
Signs will then direct volunteers to the oval
What to bring
Bring along your gloves, water sunscreen and a hat
Refreshments Refreshments will be provided
Sign Up
Volunteers can sign up by registering at:
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We would be very grateful for any help that you can give us to spread the word and get as many volunteers along as possible on the day. Your support will help make the forest more attractive and safer for everyone that uses it.

Help us send a clear message that litter and illegal dumping is not acceptable.

Pre-Clean Up Day Organised Tour

To support the day, and to highlight the problem of illegal dumping and what is currently being done about it, we are also organising a tour of the forest for those that want to know more.

This will be an ideal time to meet representatives of other groups and to contribute your ideas for future ways to reduce litter and illegal dumping in the forest.

The tour is tentatively set down for the morning Monday, 18 February 2013.

Places for the tour are limited so please respond as early as possible.

Marquee on the oval

There is also an opportunity for you to set up a marquee on the oval to promote your groups activities in the forest.

If you have any questions about the day's proceedings, the tour, or setting up a marquee please do not hesitate to contact Mr John Monico on 07 3330 5408 or via email at <!-- e --><a href="mailto:john.monico@ehp.qld.gov.au">john.monico@ehp.qld.gov.au</a><!-- e -->.

HQPlantations Pty Ltd and the Litter and Illegal Dumping Unit of the Department of Environment Protection have been working successfully together to reduce the incidents of illegal dumping in the Beerburrum Forest.

This email was sent by John Monico, Sustainability Outcomes, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP), Queensland Government, 400 George St, Brisbane, QLD 4000 to <!-- e --><a href="mailto:care@4wdqld.com.au">care@4wdqld.com.au</a><!-- e -->

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  Birdsville for Easter 30, 31st March & 1st Of April
Posted by: troopiepete - 08-02-2013, 09:39 PM - Forum: * NON club trips - Replies (4)


Just letting you know,
If you are a follower of 4WD Action you may know that at Easter time is 4WDA 200th edition of the Magazine and they are holding a special event out at Birdsville.
If you are interested in attending you will need to register on there web site <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://birdsville.sydney.emgcloud.net/">http://birdsville.sydney.emgcloud.net/</a><!-- m -->

I have registered but still working out the details..

Birdsville is not exactly next door so it will take 2 to 3 days to get there unless you are prepared to drive continuously for around 20hrs!!
Total distance - one way is close to 1584Km from Brisbane (south side) to Birdsville!
and don't forget about all the wild life that will be jumping out trying to jump on board - Roos, Cattle, sheep - you name it is WILL try and wreck your car unless you have a huge and solid Bull Bar :lol:

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  The Fraser Cleanup
Posted by: johnnyn - 31-01-2013, 07:31 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (40)

Hello Fellow Rivercityians

If we want to go up

We need to get our act together

We need to have an indept chat about it at clubnight

This year several things have changed from last time

One of the major changes is that a payment must be made before you venture up

A decision must be made where we want to camp
But if some of us want to stay longer we must advise of this interest


NEW 13 MAY 2013
The plan for the Fraser Island trip is this

For those heading up Thursday morning, we are meeting at the Etamogah Pub at 10.00am and heading up to Inskip Point and finding a campsite near the barge near the end of the bitumen near the carpark. For those that are travelling up Thursday night you will find us in this area, also call on channel 28.

We are heading over to the island on the first barge and then travelling up the beach until we find a suitable campsite within our designated area. We will pitch the club banner and drop off some gear. We are then heading for the cape and the lighthouse where we will stay for the night and return to base camp on Saturday morning.

If you are coming later or not interested in the cape, Johnny will be waiting at the Inskip Point RV until 8am and then travel over and remain with the camp until Saturday moring when he will return to Yurong where he will register the club for the cleanup.

There are no plans for the remainder of Saturday at this time, It was mentioned that the track from Orchid Beach to the western side of the island is open and may be worthwhile visiting.

Travelling on Thursday are

Thursday night
Steve and Wendy

Friday morning

Saturday morning
Marc and Laurence

If I have forgotten anyone, please add your name.

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  Feeling Good
Posted by: johnnyn - 30-01-2013, 07:28 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (3)

Hello Fellow Clubers

No doubt most of us have been watching the water situation

So how about it

If any member or family friends or needy groups want any help

How about we group up and go out do something and fly the flag


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  Temporary Restricted Beach Access on Double Island Point
Posted by: Hdj78rv - 23-01-2013, 05:52 PM - Forum: Care Trips - Parks working bees - Replies (8)

Hi all,

Just received this notice regarding beach conditions at Double Island Point.



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  Glass house mountians
Posted by: hekarewe - 13-01-2013, 05:11 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (20)

10 febuary 2013

this will be a day trip to the glass house mountians you will need food and drinks for the day all your recovery gear and full tanks this will be a full day of fun and adventure

meeting place will be matildars servo at Steve erwin way

trip leader will be wade or myself this will be great day out

meeting time will be 0830 for 0900 departure.

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  Duck creek Rd/ o'rielies
Posted by: hekarewe - 13-01-2013, 05:04 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (14)

20 January 2013 day trip only

for those who would like to get out for a day and have look see around.

this was suggested late last year so here it is i have had a quick look on google earth and it looks easy to find i have no idea what its like so come along for an explore with me for a day and see what we find

Meeting place will be at Christie Street / Kidston Street, Canungra 8.00am for an 8.30 am start so we can make the most of the day

what to bring your recovery gear and drinks and snacks for the day aim to have morning tea at O'Reilly's and then onto Duck Creek Rd

contact via PM for contact details remember let me know so i know if we need to wait for anyone

meeting place has changed for this trip
I have been advised that duck road is much more interesting if we go at it from the Beaudesert end so the new meeting place will be macca's at Beaudesert at 0800 for a 0830 departure.

hope to see you all there

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  rivercity 4wd club membership drive weekend
Posted by: hekarewe - 13-01-2013, 04:53 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (43)

16 to 17 of Febuary at Janowen 4wd park

this is a memebership drive weekend so we want to see as many members as possible there for the weekend. we will be trying get some guests there for the weekend as in Torq4x4 and fortified finiance there to do their thing for weekend and join in the fun as well. i will also be trying to get some heavily modified cars there for weekend from the nissan patrol forum to put on some driving demos of what can be achieved if you wanted to go done that road.

<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://janowenhills4wdpark.bigpondhosting.com/aboutus.htm">http://janowenhills4wdpark.bigpondhosti ... boutus.htm</a><!-- m -->

what to bring weekend camping kit recovery gear and full tanks thanks guys

contact Peter for details

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  Australia Day camping on Teewah Beach..
Posted by: troopiepete - 11-01-2013, 05:41 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (5)

Who is up for a Camping trip on the Australia Day long weekend to Teewah Beach up near Freshwater, idea is to do a little exploring but mostly to sit back veg out and do some fishing! I may be heading up on the Thursday returning Tuesday. If you are interested in joining up please let me know.
This is a busy time of the year so bookings may be limited.

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  Bulburin National Park
Posted by: ross and cher - 03-01-2013, 02:54 PM - Forum: * NON club trips - Replies (2)

Bulburin National Park is approx 120klms South West of Gladstone and 70klms North East of Monto.

As we had stayed a few nights in Monto, an early start saw us through Many Peaks & Builyan and turning into Bulburin Forest Road by 6AM and making good time. We were only aiming to do the “Loop Road” so we could get to Eurimbula NP and set up camp early.
Coming up to the park we found a turn off and a “4wd only” sign, but no further information, so thought we would have a quick check in case it was the loop road. About two k’s in the road forked, and yet again there was no evidence of any signage. Now geography was never my best subject, but I instinctively chose the right fork & set off down a rarely used and rough track, which slowly disintegrated. Not to be deterred, I stubbornly followed the chosen track (morning coffee hadn’t yet kicked in), down an increasing slippery slope only to find it was a dead end – a nice little waterhole in the creek, but a dead end nonetheless, so we had no choice but to tackle the slippery shale and steep slope that I had so determinedly launched down.

Fortunately Shiny and I managed enough throttle to tackle the slope without dislodging too much shale or ending sideways, even more fortunate given the winch runner’s coffee was still sitting on the kitchen bench, so humour was not an option …
Following on in good form from leaving Cher’s coffee behind and taking the wrong track, I decided that the left fork still didn’t feel right so we headed back to the main road and onwards …

Eventually we made the 16klms from the entry to the old barrack site – a magic camp site, nicely grassed with plenty of shady trees for shelter and privacy, and best of all, even at this busy time of the year, there were only two camps established.
Again a distinct lack of signage at the campgrounds saw us take the left fork, after all, it surely had to be the loop road. After another little detour and several dead ends, we had an enjoyable scenic tour of the pine forest before finally coming through the camp ground again.

Off on the main track before we came to yet another fork in the road, fast running out of options, we figured that this had to be the loop road and off we set. The track was narrow winding and from our observations, seldom used, but a rather interesting drive high up through the ranges.
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Some of the water diversion mounds felt like Mt Everrest to a poor old stocker Shiny, particularly as the narrowness of the track meant little angle to work with. However we soldiered on, at last confident that we were on the loop road and would be soon coming out near the Bruce Highway.
We were rewarded with some nice scenery along the way, even though there was lots of evidence of controlled burns in the area (including smouldering logs across the track)

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At least we were half right, as we were now inadvertently doing the loop in reverse and ended up back at the original left fork from 6AM!

Still glad to have done it though as it is pretty countryside and well worth exploring.

From there we went back through the campsite (again) and continued on Dawes Range Road (a series of climbs and drops similar to the loop road) and Granite Creek Forestry Road which, 33 klms later, bounced us out at the Granite Creek Rest Area (Great Driver Reviver site, with some very friendly local volunteers) and onto Agnes Water for lunch before heading out to Eurimbla.
All in all, it was a very pleasant mornings drive, and looks like a fantastic bush camping spot, with lots of other tracks to explore through the forestry as well. Would be a great group outing for those willing to tackle the 5 hours to get there – think Sundown without the crowds…, and for an extended trip, Dawes National Park and Kroombit Tops National Park (and Beautiful Bettsy Bomber Site) are within easy reach, and via a couple of tracks that would test Adrian’s reduction gears…

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