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  Fraser Island Campground Hosting positions available
Posted by: troopiepete - 17-03-2015, 03:14 AM - Forum: General chat - Replies (4)

Just received this email,
Not sure on all the details - if you are interested I suggest you give them a call..

Good Afternoon

ECOllaboration is a not for profit community organisation based in Nambour. We are currently co-ordinating Campground Hosts for Fraser Island. We would appreciate if you would consider circulating the following information to your members and networks.

Kind Regards
Janine Bedros

Fraser Island Campground Hosting positions available

There are campground host positions available on Fraser Island this school holidays.

Campground Hosts assist the Park Rangers and act as ambassadors for the park. The duties are simple and leave you with time during the day to enjoy the island. You require two adults, a 4WD, a self-sufficient camping set up, and one first aid certificate between you. Your barge pass and vehicle permit are provided.

There are positions available for school holidays, long weekends, and most dates in between.

For more information contact ECOllaboration on (07) 4576-4777 or info@ecollaboration.org.au

Janine Bedros
Community Engagement Officer
Donaldson Rd, (Behind Uniting Church)
PO Box 311 Nambour Qld 4560

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  Camping Suggestions
Posted by: Greg - 14-03-2015, 08:22 PM - Forum: General chat - Replies (1)

GDay All, my wife and I are new to the Brisbane area and miss nice quiet spots to camp on a creek or a river with our border collie. Any suggestions? We love to just pitch the tent, swim and relax by a fire without the hassles that go with commercial camping areas. Happy to travel a few hours.

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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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Posted by: Fishy - 08-03-2015, 10:21 AM - Forum: New to the Forum - Please introduce yourself - Replies (3)

Hi, I'm Colin, club site looks very interesting. I'm fairly new to 4wd. We own a Landcruiser Troop Carrier (I saw a few on the intro page photo!), so thought I would find out a bit more about this club!

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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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Posted by: pjbjleal - 01-02-2015, 06:36 PM - Forum: New to the Forum - Please introduce yourself - Replies (4)

I am new to 4wding. I am married with four children, have been involved with the scouting movement for more than a decade. We love camping and exploring, looking for new adventures with our 4wd. Just bought a 2006 Pajero 3.2 DID turbo.

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  G'day Guys and Girls
Posted by: komaterpillar - 18-01-2015, 06:19 PM - Forum: New to the Forum - Please introduce yourself - Replies (4)

Gday Everyone

I'm Brett from Toowoomba (sounds like an intro at an AA meeting). I've been wanting to join a 4wd club for a while and I was down at Sundown a couple of months ago and ran into a few members from here on the rats castle loop so thought I may as well drop a line and see what River City is all about.

The wife and I love getting out fishing and camping and go as often as possible. I work a 2 and 2 FIFO roster so that helps quite a bit.

Current forby is a 2013 Defender with a bit of fruit.

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Our next planned trip is dragging the camper over to North Straddie for a couple of days. This will be the first time I've driven up the beach and figure straddie should be a good introduction to it. I've done a fair bit of sand driving at work but all desert work where there isn't a tide sneaking up on you.

Anyway that's me, hope to tag along on a club trip or 2 and meet a few new people

cheers Brett

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  2014 end of year celebrations and best wishes
Posted by: sirlezz - 24-12-2014, 07:13 PM - Forum: General chat - Replies (1)

Hi Everyone

All the best of the festive season to you and your families, may the holidays bring you lots of fun and good cheer doing the things you love to do

It seems a long time between drinks but yet it is here again, and then we start another year with hope for good things to come Angel

But do enjoy your xmas and new year celebrations and all the days between them

If you are working Thanks for being there for the rest of us consumers who flurry about trying to do all the things we need to do at this time Tongue

If you are relaxing, enjoy it to the max you deserve it Big Grin

Be safe, and bring good cheer to all those you meet Cool Big Grin

All the best and see you in 2015

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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: 262)

.pdf   Kroombit 4WD Brochure- web.pdf (Size: 5.46 MB / Downloads: 274)

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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  When do we meet and how to find us?
Posted by: troopiepete - 21-12-2014, 12:28 PM - Forum: General public info - No Replies


So you have made it this far and would like to investigate our club further, possibly even become a financial member Cool

When do we meet:
The Clubs official meeting night is every 2nd Wednesday of each month - 7:30pm Start,
Except for January when we usually take a month off for other activities.

To help you out below is a list of dates for 2016:
April 13th, May 11th, June 8th, July 13th, August 10th, September 14th, October 12th, November 9th, December 14th.

Where can you find us:
The Club rooms are at 90 Muriel Avenue Moorooka next to the skate park, Car park is at the Right hand side of the building..



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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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