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….

  • Minlaton Social Trip – 11-14 March 2022
  • Ngarkat Working Bee – 26-27 March 2022
  • Bridle Track – 22-25 April 2022
  • Lawn Bowls – Social Day – 1 May 2022
  • Witchelina – 14-21 May 2022
  • Bi-annual Club fishing trip – 22-27 May 2022
  • Peake – 28-29 May 2022
  • Holowiliena (via Cradock) – 10-13 June 2022
  • Argadells, Flinders Ranges – 30 September – 3 October 2022
  • Sunday Drive Souther Adventure – TBA

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

Minlaton – 11-14 March 2022

Trip LeaderBarbara B
TerrainSand on beach run
Skill LevelBasic
MeetingMinlaton Caravan Park, Saturday 11:59am
AccommodationMinlaton Caravan Park (ph) 08 8853 2435
NotesBook your own site at the Caravan Park (They know we are coming)
Dogs on lead at all times
Planned beach run on the Sunday (Bring shovel,. sand boards and recovery (snatch) straps)
Only 15 minutes to either side of the Peninsula
Email tripsofficer@overland4wd.com if you wish to be added to this trip

Ngarkat Working Bee – 26-27 March 2022

Trip LeaderMaria D
TerrainSandy tracks; mud (if wet)
Skill LevelBasic
MeetingNgarkat Conservation Park, approx 200km SE of Adelaide
AccommodationTent/swag, camper trailer and caravan. Camping: Camper trailers and caravans can be accommodated. The Pine hut Soak campground has one long drop toilet, but you need to bring everything else (water food, shelter). Please note that the working bee dates will still be in fire danger season so the ‘campfire’ will need to be artificial (a gas stove will be OK)
NotesBYO food, water and shelter. Bring high visibility vests or clothing & possibly share them with your fellow workers Long drops provided at selected campgrounds.
Work will be undertaken generally on a section of the Ngarkat CP Border Track, as organised by DEWNR, who will also provide materials and specialist tools for the work.
Handheld and in the car UHF radios will be useful.
Tools Post hole digging tools, pruners, loppers, bow saw, handsaw, shovel, rake, hand tools, battery powered electric drill / angle grinder with a range of drill sizes and spade bits. UHF In car and handheld UHF radios will be useful; Channel 16 will be used initially. Personal Working gloves and footwear, drinking water, sun protection (hat, long sleeves, long pants, sunscreen).

Bridle Track – 22-25 April 2022

Trip LeaderJulie G and Barbara B
MeetingMurray Town Caravan Park
CostCaravan park fees are $10 a night unpowered site – book your own
AccommodationCaravans, tents, campers
Skill levelBitumen/dirt roads
BYOEverything – be self-sufficient – Food, fuel, wood
NotesNo firearms/chainsaws. Fuel can be bought at Pt Pirie, Melrose
If you need power please contact Julie

Lawn Bowls, Social Event – May 1 2022

OverviewSocial Bowls with lunch at Para Hills Bowling Club
Trip LeaderJulie G
MeetingPara Hills Bowling Club – 390 Bridge Road, Para Hills
TimeCommencing 12:30pm with a sausage sizzle (GF) – drinks available at members prices from the club room bar – cash or card acceptable
CostA total cost of $12.00 per person (includes sausage sizzle and use of bowling green)
Payment to be made on the day – cash please
BYOPlates and cutlery

Witchelina – 14-21 May 2022 (Saturday to Saturday)

OverviewWitchelina is a former pastoral property that comprises a magnificent outback expanse extending from Lake Torrens in the south to Marree in the north.
Trip LeaderTrevor and Barbara B
MeetingTBA
CostCamping Fees – $15 per person per night at Witchelina ($60 per person)
Fees to drive – $80 for the 3 days driving
Camping and driving fees must be pre-paid through the club
AccommodationSwag, tent, camper trailer, off-road caravan. Must be completely self-sufficient.
Long drop toilet, showers (extra cost) available at Witchelina
Other accommodation available but it is expensive and will have to be personally arranged.
NotesAttendees are welcome to drive directly to Adelaide on Thursday
Must be self-sufficient – BYO food, water.
See magazine for more details

Bi-annual Club Fishing trip (Coffin Bay Fishing Trip Sunday) – 22-27 May 2022

Trip LeaderGrant R
TerrainSandy Tracks; Beach terrain
MeetingCoffin Bay Caravan Park on the Sunday at a time to be advised
CostCamp Fees are $13 per vehicle per night plus a park entry fee of $12
Skill LevelBasic, intermediate
AccommodationTent, swag
NotesWe will then make our way 56km to the Pool Campground which will involve some beach driving. All vehicles must have a complete set of beach recovery equipment. Sand recovery boards should be included. The beach drive can be tricky so caravans must not be taken. Trailers tents and swags will be the go. The pool camp site has toilets but other than that you have to be self-sufficient. As this is a national park pets, firearms and collection of firewood is banned. Please take some firewood.

Booking is online – it would be good if a camping coordinator volunteered because that way we can use the multi-vehicle camp sites so that we can all be together.

Peake – Training & Social Weekend – 28-29 May 2022

Trip LeaderJim C
TerrainSandy tracks
Skill LevelBasic
MeetingMeet at the Peake Post Office at 9am on Saturday. If arriving Friday, please get there before 6pm. No entry after this time.
AccommodationTent/Swag, Camper trailer and Caravan
Cost$25 per day per vehicle – track fee. pay on the day to Jim or Michele
Camping free
FuelNo fuel available at Peake. Please fill up at Tailem Bend
NotesBYO food, water and shelter.
Long drops available.
Bring recovery gear and tyre inflation equipment; training books if you have them.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Please bring some wood for the shared fire. It can get cold at night.

Holowiliena Station, north of Cradock – 10-13 June 2022

Trip LeaderJulie G & Nigel C
TerrainStation tracks and dirt roads; bitumen
Gutter crossings require high clearance vehicles
MeetingMeet at campground on Friday afternoon, 10 June 2022
AccommodationTent/Swag, Camper Trailer and Caravan
Cost$195 per vehicle based on 2 adults; Single $160
Includes 3 nights camping; 2 x 4WD tracks (not difficult) and 2 hour history tour, including morning tea
Blacksmith forged items for sale – cash only
FuelOrroroo or Jamestown for reliable fuel supplies. No fuel available on the property.
RestrictionsDogs on leads TBC. No chainsaws or firearms.
NotesBYO food, water, amenities and shelter. No toilets on site. MUST BE SELF SUFFICIENT
Bring second spare wheel/tyre if possible
Please bring some wood for the fire

Argadells, Flinders Ranges – 30 September – 3 October 2022

Trip LeaderIain B and Maria D
TerrainSteep, rocky tracks
Skill LevelBasic; intermediate
DistanceApprox 800km return
MeetingFriday – Cockroach campsite, Argadells
AccommodationTent/swag, Camper Trailer and Caravan
CostCamping fee: $45 per person
Track costs: $50 per vehicle
Deposit of $15 per person required
FuelOrroroo or Jamestown for reliable field supplies. No fuel available on the property
RestrictionsNo firearms, generators, motorbikes or pets. No collection of firewood at campground.
NotesBYO food, water, amenities, recovery gear.
Please bring some wood for the fire.

Sunday Drive Southern Adventure – Date TBA

OverviewPoints of interest Happy Valley reservoir, Clarendon Bakery, Mount Bold reservoir, Macclesfield, Prospect Hill, Mount Magnificent, McLaren Vale, Menz Fruchocs McLaren Vale
Trip LeaderLes & Eileen B
TerrainRoad travelled bitumen, gravel roads, windy roads and tracks (easy)
MeetingVictoria Hotel Car Park O’Halloran Hill
Time9:00am for a 9:30am departure
CostOwn petrol/purchase lunch from bakery if you choose
AccommodationDay drive no accommodation.
Close to suburbs: total trip 130-140 kms from carpark to McLaren Vale
NotesBring lunch or purchase from bakery, chairs. Toilets Clarendon, Mt Bold, Macclesfield, Prospect Hill McLaren Flat.