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If you are not a member of the club, and would like to join us on a trip, contact the Trips Coordinator to discuss what might suit you. 

There are some trips that don't require training but all require insurance, in the form of club Temporary Membership. It's only $11 but gets your name on our club insurance policy.   


Upcoming events

    • 4 Apr 2017
    • 6 Dec 2017
    • 9 sessions
    • East Malvern RSL

    We meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month (avoiding January and some major holidays).

    We follow a general structure but the evening is a fairly informal event:

    • New members welcome
    • Trip reports
    • Guest speaker (or guided discussion on a relevant subject)
    • Tea break (tea provided)
    • Raffle 
    • General club business 
    The East Malvern RSL has a good bistro, and there's time to eat if you get there by 6:30-7:00.

    If you are not a member and interested in joining let us know you're coming so we can help you feel welcome.
    • 22 Apr 2017
    • 9:30 AM
    • 25 Apr 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Coonawarra, S.A.
    • 4

    Sat.22nd (@ 9:30am) to Tue 25th. April ( ANZAC Day)

    We would like to stay at the bush camping area at Bellwether Winery. There is power and water for 8 caravan and tent sites plus 4 glam tents. Unpowered sites are also available.

    Toilets, showers and BBQ area also available. You can view details at the website: www.bellwetherwines.com.au 

    Option to stay at local motel also. We plan to use the fire pit for one evening meal and go out for another.

    Plenty of time to visit wineries and Penola.

    Limit : 10 cars

    Contact Bruce Bloomfield for more details: 0418380535

    ** Start date changed to Sat 22nd because the Friday is a travel day. **

    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 30 Apr 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Marysville, Victoria

    Marysville Show 'n Shine, come along and show off your unique vehicle setup or unique car.

    For other information, check out the Event Facebook Page

    More details to follow soon!

    Meanwhile contact Jim Kennedy on 0428392004 for more information.



    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 30 Apr 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Woods Point, victoria
    • 5

    Hi all its a bit last minute but Laura, kids and I are going to do a weekend trip to Woods Point Victoria,


    It will be medium with the possibility of up grading to hard (just add water)

    Most likely staying around Knockwood, north of Woods Point heading up Army Track, Lazarinis Spur, Webber Track to name a few.

    4wds will need to have all terrain tyres,  suspension lift, recovery gear and recovery points.

    Driver training needs to have been done

    Most likely meeting early on the corner of Warburton Woods Point Rd and Thomson Jordan Divide Road Saturday morning. Heading up to the top of Mount Matlock, Cornhill Track, Ryan Spur and Moonlight Spur to Knockwood.

    Saturday night sleeping under the stars

    Sunday morning heading up Army Track, Lazarinis Spur, Webber Track to Woods Point.

    In Woods Points we will have an explore and lunch before heading home.

    Be prepared for all weather!


    • 3 May 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Theory East Malvern RSL - Ladies Bowles Room
    • 2


    Targeted at new members, but also open to members who have recently changed vehicles or need a refresher. This course is free to new members and a nominal charge is applicable for repeat members. The RRCV's Driver Trainers are accredited with FWDV and on completion of both theory and practical sessions, you will receive a proficiency certificate that is recognised by all FWDV affiliated clubs. Theory is at East Malvern RSL Club, Ladies Bowls Room (downstairs). 

    Time: Course commences at 7:30pm sharp - please arrive at least 10 minutes beforehand to complete some paperwork. The practical session is on the Sunday  7th May,  (details provided at the Theory session) - sign up here for both the theory and practical sessions. 

    Signups: members - please log in and sign up via the form below. Enquiries to the driver training co-ordinator, Manole Ioannou. training@rangeroverclub.org.au 

    Please note that student numbers are limited by the number of instructors available. 

    Be prepared to learn and have fun! 

    Note: If this session is fully booked please register your interest by emailing training@rangeroverclub.org.au and we will organise another course as soon as possible.

    • 7 May 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Wombat State Forest
    • 0

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    Trip leader: Graeme and Carolyn Allen. Please don't hesitate to contact Graeme on 0477 488 434 or graeme.allen86@gmail.com if you have any queries or require any further information.

    Description: The Wombat State Forest is a beautiful area, north west of Melbourne with a rich historic history of gold mining and timber milling.  The trip follows a network of, at times, challenging 4WD tracks through the Wombat State Forest, west of Blackwood. 

    The trip from Blackwood to Daylesford is classified as a difficult standard, mainly in the first half of this outbound leg where we climb to the ridge of the Great Dividing Range, being  the highest point in the forest at some 878m, encountering some steep  narrow tracks, bog holes, mud ruts which can be  slippery in wet conditions.

    The rundown to Daylesford is easier along relatively flat forest tracks although there still may well be soft spots. The return leg back to Blackwood is classified as easy and travels mainly along the Wombat Forest Drive that more or less follows the Lerderderg River valley downstream, providing a very scenic forest drive,  finishing at the enchanting Garden of St Erth for coffee and scones.  

    Blackwood is reached from Melbourne via the western Freeway , turning off the C318 exit to Greendale and then 17 km to Blackwood. Blackwood is 90 km from Melbourne and should take an hour. Alternatively, to that of travelling up in the morning,  there is a caravan park in Blackwood on the Lerderderg River or various B&B's and cottages around Blackwood, for those that may wish to make a weekend of the trip.

    Take lunch and morning tea and appropriate clothing to suit the weather on the day.

    Trip Standard: Hard

    Trip distance: 75 km  

    Equipment: snatch straps, shackles, dampener, compressor, shovel, UHF radio etc. with low range and AT tyres and good vehicle ground clearance.

    Fuel: fuel ex- Melbourne as Blackwood is a sleepy hollow on a Sunday morning.

    Vehicle limit: 8 vehicles

    'Meetup' arrangements for commencement of trip: We will meet at the Blackwood General Store, in the middle of Blackwood (it's only a little town)  for a 09:00 departure.   

    • 21 May 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Cathedral Range State Park
    • 0

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    Trip Leader: Troy Cogan TL (0414884085) Ken Archibald TEC

    Note: Three places have been removed from open sign-up, and reserved for new members that have just completed training. If you are a new member and no places left, please add yourself to the waitlist and contact Trip Leader.

    Description: We'll be heading towards Neds Gully for morning tea and then up to trestle bridge for lunch. Then to Thornton for a coffee before we head home. 

    Approx. 1 1/2 hours back to the outer eastern suburbs via the black stuff.

    Bring your thermos morning tea & lunch. 

    Trip Standard: Easy/Medium

    Equipment:  Driver training handy but not essential. Basic recovery gear required. 

    Radio's essential for this trip. UHF: Channel 10

    Fuel: Caltex Fuel available at Marysville 

    Convoy limit: 10 vehicles

    'Meetup' arrangements for commencement of trip: We leave Marysville 9am sharp.  If you want a coffee before we start we get up there a bit earlier.


    • 26 May 2017
    • 10 Jun 2017
    • East Malvern RSL
    • 0

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    This trip is planning to follow in the steps of Burke and Wills on allowed roads and tracks. The trip will start just out of Melbourne and wind its way via places like Menindee, Tibooburra, Innamincka, Birdsville, Boulia, Cloncurry finishing the northerly path at Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria. 

    It is expected most of the trip to be in high range along sealed roads and corrugated and dusty “tracks” – thus suitable vans that can handle badly corrugated roads can come along. Overnight stops will be a mix of National Parks and caravan parks with several rest days. 

    After Karumba, we will travel to Lawn Hill National Park for a few nights and then end the trip in Mt Isa – those not wishing to go to Lawn Hill can leave the trip in Karumba. Participants can then make their own way home at their own pace and via their own route. 

    The trip is expected to leave on 26-May-17 and finish in Mt Isa on 10-Jun-17. In June 2015, a book “Following Burke and Wills Across Australia” by Dave Phoenix was published. 

    The trip will follow much of this book. For those interested in the historical nature of B&W, it is recommended to obtain a copy and read this book (the club has a copy in its library) – there are many books on B&W which can also provide the travails of B&W.

    Departure – Friday 26 May 2017, meet at Lancefield (north of Sunbury) at 12:30pm – there is parking available in the main street of Lancefield – try to meet near the bakery – we will then travel a relatively short distance to Terrick Terrick NP to camp the night.

    Itinerary – most days we will travel about 6 hours with rest days available at some spots (namely Mutawintji NP, Birdsville, Karumba, Lawn Hill NP). Main towns/places of interest that we will pass through include Swan Hill, Balranald, Lake Mungo NP, Pooncarrie, Menindee, Broken Hill, Mutawintji NP, Tibooburra, Thargomindah, The Dig Tree, Innaminka, Birdsville, Boulia, Mt Isa, Cloncurry, Normanton, Karumba, Lawn Hill NP.

    Fuel – it is expected diesel and petrol will be available at most places – greatest distance between fuel stations is 650km (this assumes all places nominated to have fuel do have fuel). Melbourne to Karumba via our route is approx. 4,400 km.

    Food and Water – as can be seen from our itinerary, we will pass through many towns – water may be scarce in many of these and food may be of limited choice. Ensure you are carrying adequate supplies.

    Weather/Clothing – For May/June, Birdsville has a "mean" maximum of 25.8C and a "mean" minimum of 7.9C. Mt Isa has 27.4C and 11.5C; Broken Hill has 19.1C and 5.6C. Ensure you have appropriate clothing and bedding. Little rain is expected although much of the area had a soaking in 2016. Expect many flies in the daytime and mosquitoes in the tropics.

    Cooking – do not rely on open fires – if possible and in suitable conditions, we will have an open fire. Bring your own fuel eg LP Gas.

    Trip Leaders – Phill and Jane Collyer

    • 10 Jun 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 12 Jun 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Licola Victoria
    • 0

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    This butcher country trip will be run in the opposite direction, meeting in Mansfield Saturday morning and ending in Licola on Monday about lunch.

    I'm also going to change the last part of the trip exploring part of caledonia track, dingo hill track and Kelly's track.

    The trip will be mobile recommend swag or small tent, no camper trailers, prepare for all weather!

    Trip is over 3 days

    Max 8 4wds including trip leader

    Must have all terrain tyres

    Must have done driver training

    Must have recovery gear, Recovery points front and rear are required and a snatchem strap must be carried.

    Must have CB radio 

    There are several river crossings which can vary in depth, some requiring a snorkel, depending on conditions.

    Full tanks of fuel leaving Mansfield. Fuel additive for Diesel cars is recommended

    Meeting Point: Mansfield central  carpark in main street

    Trip Standard/Characteristics: Medium to hard "just add water"

    Vehicle Requirements: Well maintained vehicle with low range, good clearance, good all terrain tyres.

    Other Equipment: standard recovery gear including dampener, rated snatch strap and shackles, shovel and UHF radio.


    And preferred trucks to have snorkel

    Depending on weather


    • 10 Jun 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12 Jun 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Licola to Mansfield
    • 0

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    Trip Leader: Ross Dean

    General Trip Overview

    Butcher Country Queen’s Birthday Weekend 2017.

    High country seasonal closure book end tour, led by Ross Dean

    This trip is a mobile tour, camping in different locations each night, and is unsuitable for elaborate tents and camper trailers.

    Our tour starts in Licola, traversing the Butcher Country track, visiting the Howitt High Plains, several cattleman huts and spectacular views of the Alps, coming to conclusion at Sheep Yard Flat (near Mansfield) on Monday after lunch.

    There are several river crossings which can vary in depth, some requiring a snorkel, depending on conditions.

    Parts of the track are steep and rocky, other parts are muddy or snow covered (I hope for snow but no guarantee) requiring all terrain tyres (not road tyres). Recovery points front and rear are required and a snatchem strap must be carried.

    Full tanks of fuel leaving Licola (fuel is not always available). Fuel additive for Diesel cars is recommended

    This trip has a solid medium rating, not extreme.

    Meeting Point: Licola general store and cacamp ground

    Trip Standard/Characteristics:Medium any  

    Vehicle Requirements: Well maintained vehicle with low range, good clearance, good all terrain tyres.

    Other Equipment: standard recovery gear including dampener, rated snatch strap and shackles, shovel and UHF radio.



    Convoy limit: 8 Vehicles

    Trip Leader Details:

    Ross Dean

    Mobile:  0418171835


    • 6 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 18 Jul 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Oodnadatta, Simpson Desert, Corner Country
    • 2

    Trip Leader: John Cunning & Simon Brewin

    General Trip Overview
    We plan to start the trip from Oodnadatta meeting there on the Wednesday evening 5th. July and crossing the desert at a leisurely  pace and a few late starts or early finishes to provide time to sook up the desert.

    We will have a full day in Birdsville to look around and then travel home via the corner country taking in Cordillo downs (largest sheep shed in Australia) and then Innamincka and the Dig tree before heading back to Melbourne.

    Meeting Point: Oodnadatta, the night before i.e.) Wednesday 5th. July

    Trip Standard/Characteristics: Medium,

    This is a remote area trip and the desert sands can be quite soft.

    The tracks leading from Birdsville an to Oodnadatta can be rough and corrugated.

    You will need fuel for at lease 800km of desert driving and food and water for 5 days + emergency requirements in the desert.

    Min 6 litres per person per day in the desert.

    A desert parks pass is required, these can be purchased on line or from National Parks South Australia (aprox. $160 per vehicle)

    Vehicle Requirements: Well maintained vehicle in good condition is essential. good clearance, good all terrain tyres.

    Basic mechanical spares suitable for your vehicle should be carried

    A second spare tyre should also be carried

    Sand Flags that comply to Simpson desert requirements are mandatory

    No Trailers, firearms, pets  

    Vehicle limit: 8

    Other Equipment: standard recovery gear including dampener, rated snatch strap and shackles, shovel and UHF radio. The group will carry at least one sat phone, if you have personal recovery beacons please bring these.

    Copy of Simpson Desert Birdsville Corner Country.xlsx

     

    http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Safety/desert-outback-wise

    Useful Links:

    https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_Park/Browse_by_region/flinders-ranges-outback/simpson-desert-conservation-park-regional-reserve

    https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_Park/Browse_by_region/flinders-ranges-outback/innamincka-regional-reserve#see-and-do

       


    Convoy limit: 8 Vehicles

    Trip Leader Details:

    John Cunning; 0488018070

    Simon Brewin; 0409533401

     

     

    • 4 Nov 2017
    • NA

    Non members invited to join a club trip need to register for Temporary Membership. This is a legal requirement and covers 4WD Victoria's insurance.

    Must be arranged & paid for prior to 1st trip.


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