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King's Birthday Long Weekend. Vic-SA Border Track

  • 8 Jun 2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • 10 Jun 2024
  • 4:00 PM
  • Renmark SA
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Description:   The Border Track runs due south along the Vic-SA border. The trip will start in Renmark and end in Rainbow taking in sections of the Border Track as far south as Red Bluff, and then travelling east through the Big Desert Wilderness Park and Wyperfeld NP on Chinaman Well Track ending the trip in Rainbow. The tracks are mostly sand which can have some deep soft sections.

We will be camping at Pine Hut Soak (Pinnaroo SA, Ngarkat Conservation Park) on Saturday night, and Red Bluff Camp site (Wyperfeld NP) on Sunday night.

An access fee applies to Ngarkat CP and a National Park Camping fee applies to Pine Hut Soak

Vehicle entry fee Ngarkat Conservation Park ($13)

Vehicle entry… - National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia

Pine Hut Soak Campground ($21)

Pine Hut Soak… - National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia

The camping grounds have drop toilets with no washing facilities, potable water, or showers – bring adequate water for drinking a cooking, and plan to cook on a fuel stove.

Please contact Sherry or Mark if you are unsure of any of the following requirements for this trip.

Weather:  We will be passing through desert  environments, be prepared for a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions. Bring sun-block, aerogard or similar.

Equipment:  Below are the recommended vehicle requirements.  If you are not sure if your vehicle is suitable for a trip, please have a chat with the trip leader.

Good off-road tyres (All Terrain, 60 profile recommended as a minimum), UHF radio (or one borrowed from the club), a well-maintained vehicle with low range (or equivalent), good ground clearance (200mm recommended as a minimum), recovery points, standard recovery gear including dampener, rated snatch strap and shackles, shovel. Drivers must have completed the RRCV club training or equivalent. 

This is a camping trip and unsuitable for camper trailers. The tracks are mostly sand which can have some deep soft sections. The trip is classified as being medium. No pets or firearms. 

Additional Equipment required:  Camping gear, food and water for the trip - there will be some refuel and shopping opportunities en route.  Morning tea will and lunch be in the bush each day – byo thermos, etc. 

Trip Standard:  Medium.

Fuel:  Renmark, Pinnaroo, Rainbow. Longest distance without refuelling is approximately 200km.

Distance: Make sure you are aware of your likely fuel consumption on desert tracks. Renmark to Pinnaroo 140km, Pinnaroo to Rainbow 200km.

Duration: 3 days

Convoy limit: 8 vehicles 

Meeting arrangements:  Renmark Visitors Information Centre Saturday 8th June 2024- 09:00

Club Guest Registration policy:  It is club policy in regard to insurance cover that if a member brings any non-members on the trip they must be registered and have paid the required fee as Temporary Members BEFORE the event. 

i.e.  non- members can no longer register on the day with the trip leader. 
Temporary Membership information and ways to register can be found at:

Temporary (Guest) Membership

Also if a non-member wishes to bring their own vehicle, the member inviting the non-member must contact the trip leader for approval to bring the vehicle. Such approval will take into account skills of the driver, suitability of the vehicle and whether or not a place within the convoy limit is available for a non-member's vehicle.

Trip Leader: Sherry Mayo & Mark Bown, phone 0437 251 645, email Mark.Bown@csiro.au

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