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Toolangi social day with family friendly short half day trips

  • 30 Jan 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Toolangi


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Toolangi social day with family friendly short half day trips



Date and time:  9:00 am on Sunday 30th January 2022

Description:  We will meet at the Toolangi Recreation area (about 1 to 2 hours drive from the Melbourne CBD) at 9:00 am on Sunday 30th January.  There will be one or more morning half day trips of varying standards, a lunch break back at the recreation area and then one or more afternoon trips.  We will plan to finish at the recreation area by 4:00 pm, allowing plenty of time for the trip home.

The format of this day will allow members to participate in a morning activity or an afternoon activity or both.  The recreation area has electric bar-b-ques, a shelter and toilets.  The half day trip format will allow families to participate in short trips that are more appropriate for young children.  The Toolangi Recreation reserve has an oval and surrounding bushland for family activities during the lunch break.

On arriving at the reserve, we will have one or more trips that you can sign-up for.  After you have had a chance to selecting a trip there will be a driver briefing where you will then be introduced to a trip leader and then head out into the bush for the morning.  The same trip allocation procedure followed at lunch for the afternoon trip(s).  The number of trips will depend on the number of participants and availability of trip leaders.

This should be a relaxed day and a nice social way to start the club year after lockdown 2020 - 2021.  There will also be an option for members to spend Saturday night at the Toolangi reserve.

The planned routes will be subject to weather and fire danger restrictions.

Weather:  Should be warm at this time of year, but this is Melbourne so be prepared and watch the weather forecast leading up to the trip and bring appropriate clothing and footwear for a possible short walk.

Equipment:   This trip will be mainly on easy tracks.  A well maintained vehicle with normal road tyres is OK for this trip.  You will need to be equipped with a UHF radio (please let me know ASAP if you need to borrow one from the club).  You will need enough fuel for approx. 60 km of forest diving.  Some of the trips will be on medium tracks and for these trips you will need low range (or equivalent), All Terrain tyres and have reasonable ground clearance.

Recovery gear is not mandatory, but if you have it, bring your standard recovery gear including, rated snatch strap, shackles and a shovel.

We will have morning tea in the bush and lunch at the Toolangi reserve.  Please BYO lunch and morning tea.  There are electric bar-b-ques, toilets and an eating shelter at the reserve.

No pets or firearms

Trip Standard:  Easy – Mainly gravel forestry roads, but some trips may have a few steep, low-range hill climbs and some rocky tracks!.

Fuel:  a full tank ex Melbourne

Distance:  The half day trips will be approximately 40 - 50 Km each.

Duration: 1 day

Convoy limit: Unrestricted

Meeting arrangements:  We will meet at the Toolangi Reserve, Cherrys Lane Toolangi at 9.00am (instructions on google maps).  We will aim to finish about 4.00pm back at the reserve.  There will also be an option for members to spend Saturday night at the Toolangi reserve.

Trip Leaders: Graeme Carter. Members click here for contact details

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