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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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  2015 April 25-26 MDORC Challenge at LandCruiser Park COMPLETED
Posted by: sirlezz - 08-02-2015, 08:07 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (3)

Hi Guys received this interest invite from the Moreton District Outdoor Recreation Club (MDORC) Dodgy

this invitation is a different outing than we are used too for is to participate in a fun weekend with novelty challenges for 4wders Wink

I will chase up some more information on the type of weekend they have in mind and see if we have some interest in attending Huh

thanks Les

this is the email invite I received last week -

Good Evening Les,

Allow me to introduce myself - I am the Public Relations Officer of Moreton Districts Off Road Club. I am also one of the organisers of MDORC's Annual MDORC Challenge.
Traditionally our MDORC Challenge has been an club only challenge which involves numerous driving and novelty challenges with Modified and Standard Classes.
This year we have decided to open this challenge up to some other 4wd QLD Clubs. We see this as an opportunity to build relationships with other clubs with a vision to be able to set up joint trips with other clubs to be able to offer more variety of trips to our members.
This years MDORC Challenge is being held at Landcrusier Mountain Park on the 25th - 26th of April 2015 and would like to extend an invitation to your club to attend.
We have already had confirmation the the Rum City 4WD Club will be attending and we hope you will be interested as well.

Thanks Aleisha Gill

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  2015 Easter 3-6 April Kroombit Tops NP trip near Monto
Posted by: sirlezz - 22-12-2014, 07:49 AM - Forum: * NON club trips - Replies (4)

[/b]For anyone interested in Joining us or just for your information about the trip and area Idea

I am wanting to do this trip as I failed (as a day trip) the first time getting there late (got lost) with no time to spare to visit the Betsy bomber, Angry

My son has done this once using the Monto access track, as he was camping at Cania Dam however there are 3 more tracks into the park and all are accessible right at this moment Cool

My son is planning a trip in 2015 and I will try to join him if I can depending on what trips we have on already that doesn't clash Rolleyes

Itinerary so far

Friday travel to and camp at my daughters, near Monto -
Saturday drive to and night camp at Kroombit NP
Sunday tour park taking different route out and return home

Monto is 6+ hours from Brisbane
My daughter has acreage there and we can camp overnight there saving fees
then an early start, refuel at Monto, then head up to the park via Monto track and visit the Betsy bomber site complete the loop road and camp over night close by
Sunday tour some more of the park and take one of the other tracks out of the park and return home Sunday

1 North this is a 2 wheel drive road and easy but long way round
2 West along the razorback track and down into Biloela - challenging and scenic
3 East along the Clewley Gap road - challenging but not very long into Ubobo
4 Return via the Monto track - an option but not 1st choice

This will be a full on weekend of driving to there, touring around and then home again somewhat exhausted but satisfied Big Grin Cool Tongue

The tracks are often challenging but doable, so we go slow and steady
The bomber site alone is worth it
The loop road is a one way traffic only and well worth a drive too
a couple of great lookouts

check out these attachements

.pdf   kroombit-tops-map(2).pdf (Size: 168.81 KB / Downloads: 361)

.pdf   Kroombit 4WD Brochure- web.pdf (Size: 5.46 MB / Downloads: 718)

For myself as I have the time (not working)
I will probably head up Friday early to Monto, Meet up with my son when he arrives from Bundaberg, and get ready for Saturday morning start
and after leaving the park I will return to stay Sunday night at Monto before heading home leisurely
might also want to visit Cania dam, Waruma dam or some other local sites before heading home to round out the tour for me

As I said you are welcome to join us on the tour
will post more information as 2015 rolls on and we firm up a dateShy

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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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  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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  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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  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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