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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.
    • 26 Aug 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 27 Aug 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Mt Skene
    • 4

    EOI Walhalla to Jamieson via Mt Skene

    PLEASE SIGN UP AND SEND ME (mark.bown@csiro.au) details of your passengers BY WEDNESDAY 9th August EVENING.

    I plan to run a trip to Mt Skene on the w/e of the 26-27 August. This will require that I submit an application to FWDV on Friday 11th August.

    The current plan is to meet in Walhalla on Saturday morning and head off North to the Heyfield-Jamieson Road via Aberfeldy and Mt Selma. We'll then follow the Heyfield-Jamieson Road to Mt Skene where we plan to camp. (I have threatened Sherry that if there is enough snow then we'll be camping in an igloo).  

    On Sunday we'll head out to Jamieson.

      

    Meeting arrangements

    Walhalla 9:00 "sharp".

    Fuel - if your using diesel then fill with Alpine diesel or add additive to stop it jelling

    Trip standard   -   Medium  (depending on the weather & track conditions (snow))

    Equipment -   Warm clothes and wet weather gear.  A tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping mat suitable for camping in the snow. Usual recovery gear of a snatch strap, shackles, shovel, dampener, jack base etc. Vehicles required to have good ground clearance, good AT tyres and a UHF radio. Wear appropriate clothing to suit weather conditions on the day and snow chains

      

    Trip Leaders: Mark Bown 0437 251 645 or mark.bown@csiro.au

    Convoy limit -   10 vehicles

     

    • 2 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Mount Disapointment State Forest
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Wallan- Strath Creek Day Trip

    The trip follows Trek 19 in the Robert Pepper's 4WD Treks Close to Melbourne book. 

    The trip is through the more isolated areas of the Mount Disappointment State Forest from its south eastern corner near Upper Plenty to the historic village of Strath Creek at  its northern  end. It passes through the Wandong Regional Park, visiting a number of very nice campsites  and the Strath Creek falls. 

    There are a number of scenic  viewing spots over the valleys that will be visited along the trip. The forest consists of mountain ash in the wetter parts, with messmate stringy bark and candlegums in the drier parts and manna gums around the creeks.  

    The trip involves both low and high range with some creek crossings and some relatively steep ascents and descents with spoon drains requiring high clearance. The trip concludes at Strath Creek with the return trip to Melbourne via Broadford  or Flowerdale. 

    Trip distance is 63 km. 

    Bring morning tea and lunch

    An option is  available to those attending this  day trip to stay on after the trip and camp overnight in the Mount Disappointment State Forest, at the Andersons Garden campground, which will be visited on the day trip. It is described by Robert Pepper as" a delightful, grassed camping area on the site of a former homestead beside the Sunday Creek, surrounded by towering mountain ash, with toilets and fireplaces " It is located at the end of the sealed Clonbinane Road, off the Hume Highway  about 8km east of Wandong. If the weather is inclement on the days leading up to the Saturday or on the day,  then this camping option may be cancelled and we will just undertake the day trip. Can those members  attending the day trip, please indicate in the comments box on their sign up or email the trip leader,  if they wish to camp overnight. 

    Meeting arrangements

    Meet at the Ferguson Plarre Bake house in Wallan for a 9.00 am departure.  For those travelling to Wallan via Whittlesea, their meeting point can be at Upper Plenty on the corner of Clarke's Road and the Wallan/ Whittlesea Road at 9.15 am.  Let the trip leader know of your intended meeting point.

    Trip standard   -    Medium to difficult in parts depending on the weather.

    Equipment -   Usual recovery gear of a snatch strap, shackles, shovel, dampener, jack base etc. Vehicles required to have good ground clearance, good AT tyres and a UHF radio. Wear appropriate clothing to suit weather conditions on the day.

    Trip Leaders: Graeme & Carolyn Allen - 0477488434 or graeme.allen86@gmail.com   

    Convoy limit -   10 vehicles


    • 2 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Mount Disapointment State Forest
    • 4

    Strath Creek - Wallan Day Trip

    Due to popular demand, this trip is the reverse of the Wallan to Strath Creek day trip listed on the RRCV web site.

    The trip follows Trek 19 in the Robert Pepper's 4WD Treks Close to Melbourne book. 

    The trip is through the more isolated areas of the Mount Disappointment State Forest from its south eastern corner near Upper Plenty to the historic village of Strath Creek at  its northern  end. It passes through the Wandong Regional Park, visiting a number of very nice campsites  and the Strath Creek falls. 

    There are a number of scenic  viewing spots over the valleys that will be visited along the trip. The forest consists of mountain ash in the wetter parts, with messmate stringy bark and candlegums in the drier parts and manna gums around the creeks.  

    The trip involves both low and high range with some creek crossings and some relatively steep ascents and descents with spoon drains requiring high clearance. The trip commences at Strath Creek, which can be accessed from Melbourne via Broadford or Flowerdale and concludes in Wallan. 

    Trip distance is 63 km. 

    Bring morning tea and lunch 

    An option is  available to those attending this  day trip to stay on after the trip and camp overnight in the Mount Disappointment State Forest, at the Andersons Garden campground, which will be visited on the day trip. It is described by Robert Pepper as" a delightful, grassed camping area on the site of a former homestead beside the Sunday Creek, surrounded by towering mountain ash, with toilets and fireplaces " It is located at the end of the sealed Clonbinane Road, off the Hume Highway  about 8km east of Wandong. If the weather is inclement on the days leading up to the Saturday or on the day,  then this camping option may be cancelled and we will just undertake the day trip. Can those members  attending the day trip, please indicate in the comments box on their sign up or email the trip leader,  if they wish to camp overnight

    Meeting arrangements

    Meet at Strath Creek at junction of Flowerdale road and King Parrot Creek Rd at 9:00 sharp.

    Trip standard   -   Medium to difficult in parts depending on the weather.

    Equipment -   Usual recovery gear of a snatch strap, shackles, shovel, dampener, jack base etc. Vehicles required to have good ground clearance, good AT tyres and a UHF radio. Wear appropriate clothing to suit weather conditions on the day.

      

    Trip Leaders: Mark Bown and Troy Cogan - 0437 251 645 or mark.bown@csiro.au

    Convoy limit -   10 vehicles


    • 4 Oct 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • East Malvern RSL Club, Flanders Room (ex Ladies Bowls Room downstairs).
    • 4

    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, Flanders Room (ex 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  October 8th  (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.

    • 8 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Black Spur Inn
    • 1

    Do not Register here. Register for  the theory night event only


    • 27 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 29 Oct 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Yark
    • 2

    Trip Leader: Kenny Macleod (0421 952 540) 

    Cruiserkhana is back a little later than normal. 

    It's a weekend of fun and competition we're teams and individuals compete for some amazing prizes and a trophy - the club won the team eventast year. 

    Current gathering numbers, a formal submission needs to be made to the Toyota Land Cruiser club. 

    We will try for two teams of three this year. If it fills up add yourself to the waitlist and well see if we can get a third team together. 

    Note: Early bird price is $121 per driver and $60 per navigator. After July, it goes up by around $20.

    We'll post more soon... 

    Trip Standard: Easy/Medium


    • 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.


    • 4 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 7 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Licola to Hotham, Victoria
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Trip Leader:  Ross Dean

    Description:  For the past few years Ross has run this iconic trip over Cup Weekend and it is on again in 2017. Starting at Licola and ending at Mt Hotham, this trip presents club members with the opportunity to experience some of the best that the Victorian High Country has to offer. The route travelled and camp sites visited can vary from year to year, depending on weather and other circumstances. Regular places visited include, Mt Wellington, Millers Hut, Wonnangatta River, Talbotville, Blue Rag Track (this is a highlight).

    Meet at: The general store in Licola at 9:00 am on the Saturday morning.

    Trip Standard:  Medium (if wet, can be hard in places)

    Equipment:  Well maintained vehicle with low range, well shod All Terrain tyres, standard recovery gear (snatch strap, shackles, shovel etc) plus extras. Camping gear and food/water provisions for 3 nights. UHF Radio.

    Fuel:  full tank ex Licola. Petrol vehicles are advised to carry extra fuel as there is no fuel available at Mt Hotham - next stop is Harrietville. Return trip is generally via Harrietville, Bright, Myrtleford.

    Weather:  It's Victorian High Country - expect the best or the worst. (Some trips have seen late snow falls).

    Limit: 7 vehicles + Ross, due to limited camping site availability.  

    Contact: Ross Dean for more details: 98873109 or sign up on the website.


    • 25 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 26 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Victorian High Country
    • 0

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    Description:  The weekend is to be based at the Icicles Ski Club lodge on Mount Buller (approximately 3 hours from Melbourne).  It will be a base camp using club lodge accommodation within the Mount Buller Alpine Village.  Lodge accommodation cost is approximately $35 for adults and $25 for children per person/night, available on both Friday and Saturday nights.  We will be self-catering for meals within the lodge. The lodge has 11 individual bedrooms with 2 to 5 bunks/beds in each and bathrooms shared between 2 rooms. 

    NB Last year we were the only party in the lodge, but it may be shared with Icicles club members and if so, then RRCV members may have to share a bunk room with other RRCV members. Also if the trip is full, then all people in your vehicle will need to share a bunk room.

    This is an ideal trip for members that want to experience great 4WDriving, mountain views and high country history without camping.  Highlights include stunning views from Mount Stirling, Bluff hut, Craigs Hut (to name a few), plus some challenging 4WD tracks. Two day trips are proposed.

    Day 1.  Starting at Mount Buller, we drive to Howqua Gap via the Corn Hill Road and around the Circuit Road to Bindaree Falls.  There is a short walk to the falls and the outlook down the valley from behind the waterfall can be quite spectacular.  Then we descend into the Howqua valley to Bindaree Hut and climb up to Bluff hut hut for magnificent views back toward Mt Buller.  We travel back to the lodge via Sheepyard Flat with a short side trip to Fry’s hut (time permitting).  Back at the lodge, we can walk to the summit to see where we have travelled for the day and hopefully to view a spectacular sunset and/or wander around the Alpine Village.  Distance for the day is approximately 162 km

    Day 2.  Starting again at Mount Buller, we head down to Howqua Gap and along the Stirling Circuit Road to Craigs Hut, where the Man from Snowy River was filmed.  We then descend into the King river valley and ford the river a few times before arriving at Pineapple Flat for lunch.  Back across the King River to Weston Track, we visit No 3 Hut and after following Carters and Buttercup Roads, we arrive at Merrijig and continue on to Mansfield for an end of trip coffee before a 2.5 hour drive back to Melbourne.  Distance for the day is approximately 106 km.

    Due to the need to finalise accommodation numbers with Icicles, cut-off date for sign-up is Tuesday14 November (or when the convoy limit is reached).  Please advise in the comments in your sign-up, the number of people and number of nights accommodation required (Fri/Sat or just Sat).  Following that date, members will be advised of payment arrangements and meeting arrangements for either Friday evening or Saturday morning, depending arrival times at Mount Buller.

    Weather:  Alpine environment, potentially cold and wet. Bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

    Equipment:  This trip will be suited to confident 4WDrivers with some experience.  Your vehicle will need to be equipped with a UHF radio (or one borrowed from the club), good all terrain tyres, low range, 4WD and have reasonable clearance (approx. 200mm recommended). You will need your own food and supplies for the 2 days. Bring your recovery gear if you have it.

    Trip Standard: Medium -  some steep, low-range hill climbs and some rocky tracks!

    Fuel: a full tank ex Mansfield where all fuels are available. NB the Mansfield service station closes at 9:00 om Friday evenings.  Approx. distance 268 Km.

    Convoy limit: 11 vehicles  

    Meeting Arrangements:  8:00 am Saturday morning at Icicles Ski Lodge. Stirling road Mt Buller Village.

    Trip Leader: Graeme Carter ph 0400 195 932 or email graeme.carter23@bigpond.com
    Further info and briefings closer to the time - or email me with any questions.

Past events

20 Aug 2017 Wombat Day Trip, Easy to Medium Std.
6 Aug 2017 A Sunday Lunch at The Plough Trentham
27 Jul 2017 ARB Factory Tour
12 Jul 2017 Driver Training Theory
9 Jul 2017 Sunday Trip - South Col and More 2/2 - A Bush Matters trip with the Haslers.
8 Jul 2017 Saturday Trip - South Col and More 1/2 - A Bush Matters trip with the Haslers.
6 Jul 2017 Simpson Desert, Birdsville and Corner Country
10 Jun 2017 Butcher Country - Queen's Birthday Weekend
10 Jun 2017 Butcher country track/caledonia track
26 May 2017 Following Burke and Wills
21 May 2017 Marysville to Thornton
7 May 2017 Wombat Wanderings - Blackwood to Daylesford and back
3 May 2017 Driver Training Theory
29 Apr 2017 Marysville Show and Shine
22 Apr 2017 Coonawarra Trip
14 Apr 2017 Border Track-Murray Sunset - Easter Trip
1 Apr 2017 Walhalla - Aberfeldy Track
25 Mar 2017 Advanced Recovery Training Course
23 Mar 2017 Licola to Horseyard Flat
11 Mar 2017 Dargo Spit Roast Dinner
19 Feb 2017 Wandin - Victorian 4WD Show
9 Feb 2017 Trip Planning Meeting for 2017
22 Jan 2017 Otways Day Trip - Anglesea to Lorne
3 Jan 2017 Mt Buller, surrounding mountains and cattlemen’s huts
28 Dec 2016 Photography Day Trip
6 Dec 2016 Annual Christmas Meeting
8 Nov 2016 Monthly Meeting
29 Oct 2016 Licola to Hotham Cup Weekend
29 Oct 2016 Mansfield, Wonnangatta valley, Mt Murray, Lake Cobbler trip
22 Oct 2016 Bush Mechanics Workshop
22 Oct 2016 Range Rover Driver Training Practical
22 Oct 2016 Annual Far East Gippsland Track Clearing
19 Oct 2016 Range Rover Driver Training Theory
19 Oct 2016 RRCV Committee Meeting

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