Trips & Events

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This list includes all our upcoming trips & events, be it a weekend away, a social event, a training session or a longer trek. Some events have additional information via a link.

You can see a list of our previous trips here….
You can also read some reports of our trips here….

  • Border Track (SA/Vic) – 15-23 May 2021
  • Family Fun Day – 23 May 2021
  • Peake – Training/Social – 29-30 May 2021
  • Mt Little Station, Hawker – 12-14 June 2021
  • Maralinga and Head of Bight – 27 June – 3 July 2021
  • Puppy Springs, Tintinara – Training/Social Trip – 17-18 July 2021
  • Morgan Quarry – training/Social – 14-15 August 2021
  • Western Wander – 19-27 August 2021
  • Oratunga Cactus Cull – 28 August – 4 September 2021
  • Eagle Dell Social Weekend – 25-26 September 2021
  • Blue Ranges, Southern Flinders – 2-4 October 2021
  • Palmer, Adelaide Hills – Club Members Only – 8-10 October 2021
  • Adelaide 4WD Adventure Show – 22-24 October 2021
  • Christmas Social Weekend, Caurnamont – 27-28 November 2021
  • New Year Social Event – 12 January 2022

Want to join a trip? All trips have to be booked in person at a Club meeting. Visitors are welcome on most trips.

Border Track (SA/Vic) – 15-23 May 2021

Trip LeadersGreg D & Jim C
TerrainSoft sand and grey clay
Skill LevelBasic
Trip DistanceApprox 600km
MeetingRenmark – Woolworths car park
Saturday 15th at 11.30am for 12.00pm departure.
AccommodationBYO Tent / Swag – the track is not suitable for towing
CostApprox $200 for Bordertown Caravan Park and Ngarkat Permit.
NotesNo chainsaws or pets

Must be self-sufficient for food and water for 7 days
Bring recovery gear, compressor, some firewood

Further details will be addressed at the February 2021 General Meeting

Family Fun Day – 23 May 2021

Trip LeaderJulie G
Skill LevelSuitable for all skill levels
MeetNewton Target Car Park, Gorge Road, Newton
9.00 for 9.30am start
NotesConvoy drive through the Adelaide Hills, ending at Morphett Vale. Arrive destination approx 11am
Playground and toilets on site.
Optional train rides available—suitable for all ages
BYO picnic lunch, drinks, chairs
Register your interest on the trip sheet at the next club meeting

***Closed in shoes a must to ride trains

Optional: Engineering and behind the scenes tour of shed/workshops and track
Cost$8pp for train rides. Unlimited rides – commencing at 1pm – suitable for all ages
NotesEach vehicle will be required to carry a full set of recovery and safety equipment. A list will be given to each participant at the pre-trip meeting.

No pets or firearms; and fire restrictions will be in force.

This trip is restricted to a driver skill level of intermediate or higher. There will be steep, rocky ascents and descents and deep river crossings.

Please note that if there are restrictions on the number of people in a group, then it will have to be last on, first off.No pets or firearms. Fire restrictions will be in place

Peake – Training/Social Trip – 29-30 May 2021

Trip LeaderTBA
TerrainSand driving and bush tracks
Skill LevelSuitable for all skill levels
DistanceApprox 300 km. Fuel available from Tailem Bend
Meeting9am for 9:30am departure
Meet at Peake Post Office, Stirling Wells Rd, Peake
AccommodationTents, camper trailer and caravan accessible
Cost$25 per vehicle per day
NotesBring training manuals and log books for those in training.
Please bring firewood, sand flags and recovery gear.
On-site bush toilets.
BYO everything else.
This is a working farm – no firearms, motorbikes. Dogs must be on leads at all times.

Mt Little Station, Hawker – 12-14 June 2021

Trip LeaderVal & Steve P
TerrainStation tracks, ridge top drives, creek crossings. Basic recovery
Skill LevelNovice to basic
Meeting5 June – Mt Little Station, 347 Mt Little Rd, Hawker
DistanceApprox 800km return
Fuel available from Hawker
AccommodationBush camping – Swags/tents, camper trailer and caravan accessible
Cost$30 per couple per night.
Children free
RestrictionsNo firearms
NotesPets allowed on leash.
Toilets and showers available near the main homestead – no charge.
Please bring some firewood for a communal fire.
See website for more information at www.mtlittlestation.com.au

Puppy Springs, Tintinara – Training/Social Trip – 17-18 July

Trip LeaderJim C
TerrainSand and rocks
Skill LevelNovice and basic
MeetingTo be confirmed
AccommodationSwags, tents, camper trailers and caravans
Cost$70 per vehicle; fuel and Tintinara
NotesBring all supplies; some firewood to share; recovery gear.
Hot showers and flushing toilets on-site

Maralinga and Head of Bight – 27 June – 3 July 2021

Trip LeadersBarbara B and Michele C
Skill LevelIntermediate. Lower range vehicle and off-road camping
MeetingMeet at Ceduna Foreshore Caravan Park, 27 June 2021, 6pm at camp kitchen
AccommodationTent/swag, camper trailer or off-road caravan.

Contact Ceduna Foreshore Caravan Park direct on 8625 2290 to book and pay for your accommodation ($35 per night) for the first Sunday night, 27 June
Cost$240 per person plus travel expenses
Budget $2000 per vehicle
DistanceApprox 3000km
Fuel available at Ceduna then Nundroo.
NO FUEL AT MARALINGA
– Ceduna to Nundroo – 160km
– Nundroo to Maralinga – 220km
– Maralinga to Nullarbor Roadhouse (fuel available here) – 310km

Ceduna-Maralinga-Nullarbor Roadhouse = 720km
Nundroo-Maralinga-Nullarbor Roadhouse = 530km
RestrictionsNo pets, no firearms, no alcohol permitted on Maralinga Tjarutja Lands
NotesMaximum of 8 vehicles
Deposit of $240 per person required by 15 April 2021
Bring your own food, water and all supplies including pre-dinner drinks and snacks. You will need to be self-sufficient and will need your own power supply
On tour day you might like to bring a camera, packed lunch, snacks and drinks.
Last chance for shopping is at Ceduna

Morgan Quarry – training/Social – 14-15 August 2021

Trip LeaderTBA
TerrainSand and rock
Skill LevelSuitable for all skill levels
Meeting9am for 9:15am start at Morgan boat ramp
AccommodationArrange own accommodation at Morgan Caravan Park or camp in the free camp across the river.
CostCaravan Park – fees apply
Register on-line to camp over river in the Conservation Park
NotesBring standard supplies; firewood if camping; recovery gear.
Bring training manuals and log books for those in training

Western Wander – 19-27 August 2021

Trip LeaderJim & Lea C
MeetingMeet at Mt Ive Station at 5pm.
TerrainGravel roads, station tracks, narrow sandy tracks and sand dunes.
DistanceTrip distance 1900km
AccommodationSwag or tent.
Permit required for National Park camping
Cost$800 approx. Allows for camp cost $141; track cost $110; fuel. Additional cost of a meal at Kingoonya Hotel one night. No deposit required.
RestrictionsNo pets, chainsaws or generators
NotesMaximum of 8 vehicles.
Must have high clearance and low range.
NOT suitable for towing vehicles.

Bring food supplies, water, recovery gear and compressor. Some firewood. More detailed itinerary is available on request.

Oratunga Cactus Cull – 28 August – 4 September 2021

Trip LeaderRalph A
TerrainRocky, steep, low range required; or get a lift with someone who has. Intermediate level
MeetingOratunga 9am Sunday 29 August 2021
AccommodationShearer’s quarters-6 rooms, House-4 rooms; or BYO tent, swag, camper or caravan.
CostNo camping fees.
You can top up fuel at Angorichina Store in Parachilna Gorge.
Restrictionsno pets, no firearms
NotesPay for your own pub meal mid-week in Blinman hotel.
We will go for a drive the same day.
Possible fees for touring other property tracks.
bring your own food, drinks and all supplies. No shops nearby.
Need bushwalking clothes and boots, torch and thermos. Own GPS.
Snacks for pre-dinner drinks; novelty games for evening amusement.
Some assistance is provided towards fuel costs. Further details emailed at a later date.
Some participants travel on Saturday and spend Sunday working on property. Others travel Sunday for a Monday start.

Eagle Dell Social Weekend – 25-26 September 2021

Trip LeaderJulie G & Kerry M
TerrainRocky, steep, low range required; or get a lift with someone who has. Intermediate level
MeetingTBC.
8am for 8:30am departure
Please indicate on the trip sheet if you will be arriving Friday or Saturday.
DistanceCurrency Creek area; 150km return
AccommodationSwags, tents, camper trailers and caravans
Cost$20 per vehicle, payable at September meeting
RestrictionsNo off-track driving allowed at the camp grounds. More details available closer to the date
NotesBring all supplies and equipment.
There is a toilet on-site but please bring all other supplies, including a small bag of firewood.
Social dogs on leads welcome.
Good family weekend. Lots of activities – see magazine for more details.

Blue Ranges, Southern Flinders – 2-4 October 2021

Trip LeadersIain B and Maria D
TerrainBush tracks, ascents and descents, possible creek crossings.
Please note that owners will not allow us to drive these tracks if wet.
Skill levelsNovice – Basic – Intermediate
MeetingCaltex Bolivar Carpark
8am for 8:30am
DistanceApprox 800km return
AccommodationTents, camper trailers and caravans
Cost$20 per vehicle per night.
Track costs $20 per day.
If we decide to go to the Argadells – $50 per day
RestrictionsPets, chainsaws, firearms, generators
NotesMaximum of 10 vehicles including trip leaders
Please bring water, food and recovery gear.
Drop toilet at campsite.
Fire ring at campsite but there may be fire season restrictions

Palmer, Adelaide Hills – Club Members Only – 8-10 October 2021

OverviewWe have been invited to join the Summit Trax Club at a private property for a weekend of good fellowship.
This trip is unfortunately limited to CLUB MEMBERS ONLY. Sorry, no visitors
Trip LeaderKerry M
TerrainSand and rock – various levels of expertise required
MeetingTungkillo – Friday 4pm and 6:30pm; Saturday 10am – to be confirmed closer to date
DistanceApprox 150km return
AccommodationDue to washouts on the access track, the trip is only suited to off-road caravans, campers & tents.
No standard caravans
Cost$15 per vehicle for the weekend
RestrictionsNo off-track driving allowed at the camp grounds. More details available closer to the date
NotesSocial dogs on leads welcome.
Please bring firewood for the communal fire.
You will need to be totally self-sufficient.
Refer to magazine for more information

Adelaide 4WD Adventure Show – 22-24 October 2021

OverviewPlease consider volunteering over this weekend to help man our stand at the Show. The trip folder will be available later in the year – please jot your name down if you can help.

Christmas Social Weekend, Caurnamont – 27-28 November 2021

OverviewLakeside Camping Ground at Caurnamont is a private camp ground on the banks of the Murray not far from Mannum
Trip LeaderMaria D & Michele C
MeetingLakeside Camping Ground
DistanceApprox 130km
AccommodationEasy access for tents, camper trailers and caravans
Cost$20 per vehicle per day
RestrictionsNo watercraft with motors
NotesSocial dogs on leads welcome.
No power available but toilets and showers are available on site.
Kayaks and fishing welcome

New Year Social Event – 12 January 2022

Overview:Details to be confirmed later in 2021
Trip Leader:TBA
Terrain:TBA
Skill Level:TBA
Meet:TBA
Notes:TBA