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  Boonah / Duck Creek road day trip
Posted by: White Bush Pig - 27-10-2015, 08:43 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (9)

Hi All!
This day trip on Sunday 8th November will be lead by Steve (Weatherman).
Meeting at Hungry Jacks at Beaudesert at 8am for breakfast and leaving at 8.30am sharp.
Heading out to Boonah and then back through Beaudesert out to Duck Creek road, stopping around half way up at a picnic area for lunch.
(Remember to bring some gold coins for the donation box at the start to Duck Creek road, as approx. 5km is privately owned and these funds help towards maintaining the track).
After lunch continuing up the track to the end at O'Reilly's before returning back down Duck Creek road and then onto Beaudesert again.
This trip should not difficult, though if there has been a bit rain then Duck Creek road can get a bit slippery. Should just be a great Sunday drive.

Things to bring:
Recovery gear (should be standard anyway).
Own lunch and drinks.
Gold coins for donation.

UHF Club channel 28.

Reply on this thread if you are able to make it.

Kris (Trip Coordinator)

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  20160513 to 16th May - Fraser Cleanup 2016
Posted by: troopiepete - 11-10-2015, 10:42 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (38)

The dates have been confirmed!

This years Fraser Cleanup is set for Friday the 13th until Monday the 16th of May 2016..

So now you know and have less excuses as to why not to book the time.
Remember this long weekend is your chance to help the Island while getting your camping and access for free - oh you should also get a discount on the Barge.

Actual details are thin at this stage and will be updated as it gets closer to the date.

Updated list of people interested in going..

  • TroopiePete
  • POP - Merv & Margaret
  • Johynn
  • Daggy        
  • White Bush Pig (Kris)
  • airvicelec
  • Weather man - Steve & Wendy
  • Voodoo - Stewart
  • Paid in RED

    Please pay the $5 payment per vehicle ASAP
    Bank details - BSB 124001   Account Number 10199696
    Please email us your payment details.

    Now not Going:
  • Sirlezz

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  Sunday 20 September Mt Mee Reconnaissance run
Posted by: sirlezz - 12-09-2015, 10:24 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (8)

Weather Man and Sirlezz are planning a day trip to Mt Mee to suss it out for a future weekender trip

I have been there 3 time before but have never clocked it all and want to suss out some southerly tracks into the D'Aguilar Ranges if possible
also looking at at steep climb at Narangba as an option Undecided

Looking for only a couple of cars at max to join us or if you can comment on any spots of interest or options that you know about Idea for us to check out as well Cool

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  Mt Mee
Posted by: Weatherman - 16-08-2015, 08:53 PM - Forum: * NON club trips - Replies (6)

Hi guys, looking at going this weekend coming 22/23rd heading to the mt mee area and exploring. Will make a discussion later in the week. Anyone interested or know the area or just want to go camping and 4wding put up a post here.

Steve & Wendy

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  Peter & Narelle's Cape Trip 2015
Posted by: troopiepete - 16-08-2015, 08:11 AM - Forum: * NON club trips - Replies (8)

Hi all

Not trying to rub it in "much" but decided to make a trip report on the forum for future reference..

Day 1
We left sunny Brisbane about 6am Saturday Morning the 15th of August and basically drove straight through to Mackay with only a few rest stops on the way..
A long drive and not our original first night spot but Narelle was not felling to well so we decided to hang the expense and book a Motel room for the night, we ended getting a room in the Mackay Motor Inn around 7:30pm, nice couple run it and even cooked a late dinner for us - free internet and all Wink 
Narelle is feeling a little better today, our plan is to visit my Unlock Australia friend Kim and his wife in Townsville before setting up camp at Balgal Beach for the night.

During our travel through Rockhampton we passed another Troopcarrier of Australia member, I expected to run across a few but not on the first day :-)

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  2016 Australia Day weekend 23 - 26 January
Posted by: sirlezz - 23-07-2015, 08:38 AM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (19)

Hi guys

2016 Oz weekend has Australia Day on the Tuesday, Cool
So if you can wangle the Monday off it will give us four days of adventure Big Grin

Paul B has offered up KinKuna Beach near Woodgate Idea

It is a national Park and has dune camping right near the open water

the area has play pens for 4wding and some exploring and fishing in Coonar Creek within the park and on the Elliot River nearby

Also nearby (30mins) at Promisedland Cordalba State Forest  that borders on the Burnett River has  plenty of good tracks and hills etc. which would be good for a days run outing Tongue

Bundaberg highlights

  • Bundy Rum tour and bottle shop if that is to your liking,  Cool
    Bert Hinkler museum,  
    Railway Museum,  
    Mystery Craters,  
    Mon Repos Turtle venue,  
    Sharon Gorge rainforest walking tracks and free camping

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  Fraser Clean up 2015 COMPLETED
Posted by: Weatherman - 30-06-2015, 05:54 PM - Forum: Past trips - No Replies

I can't find the original 2015 Fraser Clean up Thread to put Photo's up on from our trip this year so I'll put them up here.

Steve & Wendy

see original post here at this link Cool

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  2015 11-12 July Sundown National Park COMPLETED
Posted by: sirlezz - 14-05-2015, 09:04 AM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (29)

Hi guys
Planning a trip to Sundown National Park to do some track building repairing etc. to ensure we maintain our adopted park commitments Cool

All details of the following for the outing will be confirmed at 10th June Club meeting and posted here:

. Trip Leader
. Leaving times for Friday and Saturday
. Gear to be taken and used for track maintenance
. Proposed Itinerary for the weekend

Please indicate if you are going at next club meet or on this forum if you are not attending so we can plan the numbers Dodgy

we will also extend an invitation as we promised to Nth Coast 4wd for hosting the Imbil trip for us, (please note they have already have an outing booked on this weekend)
I have done this today via email to Murray Carr in time for their next meeting Tongue

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  2015 July 3 - Birdsville Big Red Bash 4wdQld COMPLETED
Posted by: sirlezz - 25-04-2015, 10:29 AM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (1)

Hi Thrillseekers breaking news of a new event at Birdsville this July IdeaBig Grin

Four Wheel Drive Queensland is supporting the Big Red Bash

We’ve been contacted by the team at Birdsville Big Red Bash to invite us to the 3 day July music festival.

The details and website are documented below and they are offering free camping at the event, and will help to accommodate larger groups such as clubs who wish to attend, to camp in the same areas etc…

As Birdsville is definitely on many people’s bucket lists, please pass these details around to your members and contact the team below for more information.

Reminder to mention the email below and you below to a 4WD QLD club. Idea

LETTER to 4wdQld from Greg Donovan the Managing Director of Big Run Events

As mentioned I organise the Birdsville Big Red Bash music festival at Big Red Red just outside Birdsville. All details of the concert are on the website see http://www.bigredbash.com.au

Held in the first week of July (school holidays) it’s an amazing outback event and this year is going to be fantastic with Jimmy Barnes as headline artist. There is free camping for 3 nights near the concert area at Big Red included.

You can see a promo video here

We have developed an offer that provides benefits to clubs and groups such as 4wd clubs, that want to come along to the Bash, in terms of discount off ticket price, plus a reserved and allocated campsite. I attach a flyer which is easy to distribute on line so you would be free to pass onto the individual clubs.

We have a couple of 4wd clubs from NSW running club trips to the Bash (in reality they are running a larger trip but incorporating the Bash into their itineraries), so are looking to let 4wd clubs know about it, and offer them these club benefits.

Obviously being based in Queensland (albeit a long way away in Birdsville!) we think that this offer may be of interest to some of the 4wd clubs in Queensland, thus Paul mentioned that it would be best to contact you in the first instance, rather than trying to make individual contact with every club.

We could set up a promo code such as 4wdqld for any club members to buy discounted tickets on line, or alternatively we are able to set up a code for each club which may be interested to allow them to purchase their discounted tickets.

Based on which clubs are coming and how many in their groups , we would then set aside preferred campsites at the concert so they can all camp together.

Also he was not sure if you publish a Queensland 4wd magazine or newsletter , but if so we would be interested in advertising in that too.

I hope that information and explanation is adequate, and would be interested in your feedback, and hopefully this is something that Four Wheel Drive Queensland can let affiliated clubs know about.

Kind regards
Greg Donovan
Managing Director
Big Run Events

299 Condamine St ,
Manly Vale NSW 2093
P +612 9949 8754 m 0438 038 005

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Posted by: airvicelec - 20-04-2015, 08:10 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (9)

HELLO  Club members

I am organizing a trip on Saturday 2 May to Sunday 3 May 2015 with one night camp over. Back of Killarney Township driving through private property into State Forest up in the hills.

We will meet at 8.00 am at Hungrey Jacks Beaudesert. Leaving 8.30 am sharp. Travelling through Rathdowney Township heading towards Maroon Dam, crossing the border at White Swamp.  Heading up to Carrs Lookout Bungalow.

STOP - Morning Tea 11.00 am and pick up a Traveller.

Then travelling down The Condamine River Road to Killarney, last stop to replenish food, petrol, drinks and snacks. Then heading up the Range through private property to top of the mountain at Camp Site.

After we set up Tents, we will go exploring in The State Florest.
Sunday morning to continue 4 W D in the area leaving 2.00 pm hearding home sweet home.

Please contact me, if your attending by Thursday 30 April 2015.
SO far look like 6 vehicle are comming and yes the weather is going to be bad ; IF TOO WET WILL ONLY MAKE A DAY OF IT ???????????
Victor - 0400 929 772[/size][/font]

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Lightbulb 2015 Cooroboree 2nd - 5th of October
Posted by: troopiepete - 12-04-2015, 09:51 AM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (15)

[/b]The 2015 Cooroboree hosted by the Motley Crew now has a working website


Registrations are now open and you can fill the form in on the web site.

I have already Registered and would like to see others from the club join in.

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  2015 Big Trip to South Australia 8 - 30 August
Posted by: sirlezz - 08-04-2015, 11:13 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (1)

Hello Thrill seekers
Victor is organising a three week trip leaving 8th August returning 30th August

This will be a 6,000k + trip and being a long way from home, you will need to be prepared with a capable and recently serviced vehicle, with adequate camp gear etc. some spares, recovery gear and of course food and water
(I will include a checklist soon)

Plenty of free camping along the way, with showers available at least every second day,
Glamping in units and pub meals are options for weary travelers and have been included in the planning

Short Itinerary so far
First Week
Leaving Brisbane and Heading to Broken Hill (3days) and visit the Mad Max Museum
then (2 days) to Clare Valley for a rest day of visiting wineries

Going north to Port Augusta then east through the Gawler Ranges then down to the Eyre Peninsula to finish the first week touring a fish or tuna farms

Second Week
Overnighter in Coffin Bay National Park then over to Ceduna, before heading out on the GOOGS Track overnighting at Mt Finke then onto Woomera
Finally heading to the Flinders ranges for 5 days of exploring including Wilpena Pound

Third week
Heading homeward via Cameron's Corner Currawinya National Park and St George etc. and any other place of interest along the way

Planning is under way at the moment and remember this is still a flexible trip with some opportunities for side trips etc.

There will be planning meetings held after May 13th Club Meeting, please watch for the announcements on this page

If you are interested in this trip, even if uncommitted at the moment please indicate your interest on this forum and attend the meetings to discuss details and your places of interest

Members interested so far
Victor Cox
Nigel Williams
Paul Burgess
Les Neilson

There will be a maximum of seven vehicles for the tour, but looking for a minimum of four

A more detailed Itinerary with mileages times/dates and route/maps will be supplied in May some time

This will give you an opportunity to study the route and see what is on offer and what can be done during the tour to ensure that the best things are available for everyone

This is what the future meetings are for; to nail down the important times dates and places and then allow for some flexibility and adhoc where possible

So if this trip wets your appetite and you are keen or just interested please let us know by replying to this forum and stay tuned for more information to come

This route is not perfect as it has a limit on stops and only follows main roads and not 4wd tracks(Googs track) but it gives an indication of where the tour will take you
will post a better map soon

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  2015 18 -19 April City View 4wd park all weekend COMPLETED
Posted by: sirlezz - 11-03-2015, 10:32 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (13)

Hi guys we are booking in this weekend up at the City view park
you can come up for a day or camp the weekend Angel

Trip Leader Steve Gordon

it is only an hour from Brisbane so you can make the daily run quite easily Big Grin

we will meet as usual at Hungry Jacks Beaudesert at 8am on Saturday Tongue

see you thereCool

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  2015 Nov 21-22 XMAS Trip options
Posted by: sirlezz - 24-02-2015, 12:05 AM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (28)

HI guys

Plenty of time to plan this one so I will start with some Options

1. Mt Barney Retreat
has some new tracks just made by the owner and he would like to expand them,  also a really big camp kitchen where could cook up a storm, and dam to swim in and then some border touring in and around the conondale river

2. Imbil at Borumba Dam camp grounds,  we can utilise the forestry tracks to entertain ourselves with an easy run into Kenilworth through the forest and land into the cheese factory for some tasting and tour and then try some of the other challenging tracks with a Saturday evening big dinner

3. More to come watch this space

all comments welcome

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  2015 March 14-15 Glass House Mountain tagalong tour COMPLETED
Posted by: sirlezz - 08-02-2015, 09:06 PM - Forum: Past trips - No Replies

Hi guys anyone interested in a tour of the Glass house mountains Huh Exclamation

Rivercity will need to confirm or not after this February meeting of our intentions to go Tongue
so let you notions be knownIdea

This is the invite from MDORC 4wd club

Hi Les
We have a Glasshouse Mountains Day Trips planned for 14th March 2015 (please see the Club Calendar http://www.mdorc.org.au). I have included Gary in on this email as he is our trip coordinator. I will have a chat with the committee at the next committee meetng and see if we can come up with some ideas for a weekend trip. Our next committee meeting is 21st January 2015.



President MDORC

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