Tallarook Nov 2017

John Mc, Jeremy and Rob S went up to Tallarook one November Friday night, got the fire going, camped out. Did a few tracks on the Saturday. Rob gleefully announced the Ford had to pull out the Toyota. Had a heard of goats wander through the camp. Was a great campsite with a great view, near the Warragul Rocks. Good fun only half an hour away from home.

Simpson Desert August 2017

Another successful Simpson desert crossing for Paul with another 7 members vehicles following in August 2017. The members and partners left  early on a wet and drizzly Saturday morning searching for adventure and sunshine and finding both a few days later. The 2-week trip passed thru some of Australia’s historical outback places and towns including, Lake Mungo, Broken Hill, Milparinka, Cameron corner. From Cameron Corner it was the Old Strzelecki taking us up to   Innamincka and into Birdsville for a well-earned drink at the iconic pub.

The Simpson Desert Straddles SA NT and QLD borders and is the largest parallel sand dune in the world.

The enthusiastic group took the French line East to West putting our sand driving skills to the test across the Simpson Desert, beginning with Big red without complications.

1100 sand dunes later the soothing waters of Dalhousie springs was our reward.

Good fun had by all on the crossing and all agreed they could easily turn around for a return trip.

From Mt Dare up to Old Andado to meet the colourful caretaker with lots of stories to tell then its bull bars pointing south for home via the Oodnadatta track.

 

Christmas Trip – Running Creek Camp Nov 2016

Lots of vehicles attended the annual Christmas trip. This time the venue was Running Creek Camping Reserve on the Howqua River between Macs Cove and Jamieson. This was a base camp with some members arriving on the Friday, others coming on Saturday. The crew went for a drive around the area on the Saturday, followed by a spit roast in the evening, which was provided by the club.

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Western Australia – June/July 2016

Paul D lead this big 6-week trip across to the opposite side of the country. They started with 5 vehicles, finished with three. Lee’s patrol only made it as far as Ceduna when gearbox problems meant it couldn’t continue. Luckily there were enough seats for him to ride with others in the group.

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