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  2018 05 Mad Hay Simpson trip as it happend
Posted by: troopiepete - 05-08-2018, 09:43 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (2)


I have made this post so we can place pictures and other items up from our last trip..
Stay tuned

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  2018 Corroboree Warwick Showgrounds
Posted by: sirlezz - 11-07-2018, 10:50 PM - Forum: * NON club trips - Replies (1)

Hi everyone this year just got this information from Facebook and it looks like some travelling involved in the trips out so far promises of more information to come  Big Grin

It won't be long now before the 38th Annual Corroboree (2018) is here, so this post is just a quick heads-up, as we don't have a dedicated club planning the activity this year. We will try to get more information out as the association finalises some of the planning and logistics.
Long Weekend Dates:
Saturday 29 September
Sunday 30 September
Monday 1 October
Camping: Warwick Showgrounds Kingsford Street Warwick QLD 4370

Catering will be provided by same people who did Woodford Corroboree Register and pay via website

Trips will be held in the surrounding 4WD / National Parks 

Janowen Hills 4WD Park 1570 Inverramsay Road Goomburra QLD 4362  distance 44 Kls
http://janowenhills.com.au/ https://www.facebook.com/Janowen-Hills-Camping-4WD-Park-38…/

The Springs 4x4 Park 21153 New England Highway The Glen QLD 4370 distance 24Kls 
 https://www.thesprings4x4.com.au https://www.facebook.com/TheSprings4X4Park

Sundown National Park Sundown Road 
Ballandean QLD 4382 distance 140kls

https://findapark.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/sundown https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sundown-National-Park/116713501710046


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  Mad Hay Simpson trip 2018
Posted by: troopiepete - 08-05-2018, 10:50 PM - Forum: Past trips - No Replies


I have posted this thread to let the rest of you know what our plans are and possibly where we will be but please do not hold us to the days and locations as nothing is set except or departure and return dates - the rest are our desired plans but as this is very remote travel and can be affected by bad weather or other things plans can change.

Woohoo we are all getting excited!

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  Proposed trip behind Kempsey NSW
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: Past trips - Replies (44)

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

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  20180324 Woodford Tracks
Posted by: White Bush Pig - 09-01-2018, 08:23 PM - Forum: Past 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: Past trips - Replies (5)

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: Past 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: Past 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

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  20180519 Fraser Island Cleanup
Posted by: troopiepete - 05-12-2017, 09:05 AM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (6)


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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  20171021 Levuka 4wd Park 21st-22nd Oct
Posted by: White Bush Pig - 12-09-2017, 09:45 PM - Forum: Past 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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  2018 Cape York
Posted by: daggy - 28-06-2017, 08:23 PM - Forum: Club Trips - Replies (5)

Well after a conversation with Kris about the Cape a few weeks ago I found myself doing some trip planning.  As such with permission to travel I am keen to go again.  Express you interest here as from previous experience the sooner you start planning and the further out the more enjoyable the trip will be.

When will we go, just have to be between May and September.  What will we see, well that is still to be decided, about the only thing that would be set is 4 weeks Brisbane to Brisbane.  If your interested let us know here.  Most importantly start advising on the places that you want to see, 4 weeks is not that long but most things can be done.

Even if you not coming and know of some iconic places, don't hold back.

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  2017 November 18-19 Xmas
Posted by: daggy - 19-06-2017, 04:45 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (18)

At the June meeting we had a quick discussion relating to when and where to have this year's Xmas break up.

Friends of mine own and run Aloomba Lavender at Liston in New South Wales just outside of Stanthorpe.  At the meeting I did say that the cost was $15 per adult and $5 per child.  I have just had this verified as $15 per site (2 persons) and $5 per site.  All level camp sites.  We will be able to camp in a separate area (by ourselves) away from other campers.  Still the same distance from the showers and toilets.  Firewood supplied at no extra charge, as it is for all campers.  

A little bit about Aloomba Lavender, it is run by Peter and Tere Bonner.  Tere was the home economics teacher at the local high school and now makes the best scones.  Devonshire tea or coffee is well worth it.  There are about 6 acres of lavender which hopefully should be in flower in later November, only the weather knows.

More here http://www.aloombalavender.com.au/

The area is easily accessed from the Mount Lindsay Highway and is sealed road all the way in from Stanthorpe, so if towing a van or driving a two wheel drive vehicle there is no problem.  

Some have asked about the possibility of a wine tour.  I have spoken with a local tourist company, pick up and drop off at Aloomba, starts about 9.30am until 4.00pm, includes lunch at a brewery and then a number of stops at the local wineries.  Cost is around $100 each, depending on numbers we could have the bus to ourselves.

I have made a tentative booking for the 18th and 19th.

I am currently looking into some other options to the winery tour.  Undercliffe Falls is a short drive where there are some waterholes that are good for a swim.

Further discussion at the AGM in August.  Any questions, ask me and I'll try and answer.

We are going to Aloomba Lavender for our Xmas party.  Departure times for leaving BP Aratula will be posted closer to the day.  However, we are looking for who (and how many) are coming and what day you will travel there.

Merv and Margaret (2)
Paul and family (3)
Darryl (1)

Kris and Elizabeth (2)
Steve (1)
Peter (1)
Doc (2)
Paul (2)
Peter and family (I can't count that high)

We will be accommodated in the Triangle Paddock.  If you are arriving on Friday, head down the driveway and make your way to the office/carpark/campground and see Tere or Peter in the shop and they will direct you to the camp site.

Travelling on Saturday, want to travel with the group.  MEET AT BP ARATULA AT 7.00AM FOR A 7.30AM DEPARTURE.

On arrival at Alloomba you will see where those that arrived Friday are camped.  Head straight to this area and then you can walk over to the office/shop and sort the other things out.  Did I say Tere does the best scones (ever).

Saturday plans are fairly simple, after lunch we can go for a drive around the property.  Depending on the weather we may find a place for a swim.  Sunday we can go for a short drive over to Undercliffe Falls.  After that the day is yours and quite possibly time to head for home.

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  22-29 Sept 2017 Outback Challenge - Broken Hill
Posted by: Doc - 15-06-2017, 07:55 AM - Forum: * NON club trips - Replies (1)

Hi Peeps,

I'm planning on heading out to the Outback Challenge which is held around Broken Hill/Silverton.

It is a 4WD comp and probably one of the premier and most difficult events of the year.

The dates are for the event so I'll probably be leaving Brissie on the 18th or 19th of Sept and returning around the 1st Oct.

At this stage I am considering marshalling.

If you aren't that keen driving, I more than likely will have a spare seat (If you can put up with me for a coupla weeks Big Grin  ) as my partner is a school teacher and time off is unlikely..............

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