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….

  • Meet & Greet Drive – Goolwa – 14 March 2021
  • Victorian High Country – 14-27 March 2021 (Trip Full)
  • Argadells – 17-18 April 2021
  • 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
  • Morgan Quarry – training/Social – 14-15 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
  • Christmas Social Weekend, Caurnamont – 27-28 November 2021

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

Meet & Greet Drive – Goolwa – 14 March 2021

Trip Leader:Peter P
Terrain:Sand
Skill Level:Suitable for all skill levels
Meet:Carpark at the end of Beach Road, Goolwa, at 9.30am for 10am departure
Notes:Bring a shovel, your recovery gear, morning tea and lunch, drinks and chairs, bathers, fishing gear.
Lunch at the Murray Mouth
Please bring a UHF CB radio, if you have one (the club uses channel 24).
There could be a chance for some fishing and cockling.
Please email Peter P and Trips Officer, Alan L, if you plan to attend.

Victorian High Country – 14-27 March 2021 (Full)

OverviewBase camping will be in Dargo, Knockwood (near Jamison) and Sheepyard Flat (just off the Mansfield to Mt Buller Road). Most campsites will be free.
Trip LeaderTrevor and Barbara B
TerrainVery steep descents and ascents, tracks and dirt roads, river crossings
Skill LevelIntermediate or higher
MeetingThis trip will commence in Bright (at a point to be determined) on Sunday the 14th and end at Sheepyard Flat on Saturday the 27th.
This will allow those people who work to have to use the minimum amount of their holidays. Adelaide to Bright, and Sheepyard Flat to Adelaide, are both about 10 hours driving.
AccommodationSwags, tents, camper trailers and SMALL, single axle, genuine off road caravans are all OK. We will be travelling on the dirt, Dargo High Plains Road, where there is a long steep descent into Dargo. It is highly recommended by Parks Victoria that full size caravans do not attempt the road. There could be other long steep ascents and descents on dirt roads when towing.
CostMost campsites free
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.

This trip is limited to a maximum of 6 vehicles. Vehicles must have low range and high clearance. It will be a base camp trip with daily excursions to the iconic tracks in the area.

Base camping will be in Dargo, Knockwood (near Jamison) and Sheepyard Flat (just off the Mansfield to Mt Buller Road). Most campsites will be free.
Swags, tents, camper trailers and SMALL, single axle, genuine off road caravans are all OK. We will be travelling on the dirt, Dargo High Plains Road, where there is a long steep descent into Dargo. It is highly recommended by Parks Victoria that full size caravans do not attempt the road. There could be other long steep ascents and descents on dirt roads when towing.

No pets or firearms. Fire restrictions will be in place

Argadells – 17-18 April 2021

OverviewThe Argadells is a working sheep station with tourist facilities and some excellent “Adventure/Technical Driving.” It is situated 28 kilometres north of Quorn on the Arden Vale Road
Trip LeaderRalph A
MeetingTo be confirmed closer to the event
AccommodationWe will be staying at the Cockroach campground where it is suitable for swags, tents and camper trailers. Large caravans can stay in the station caravan park. If you plan to use a caravan, sites have to be individually booked on the Argadells website. Caravan park fees to be paid directly to the station.
There are long drop toilets at Cockroach and showers are available in the caravan park.
CostCockroach campground fees are $10 per person per night and track fees are $50 per vehicle. Ralph will collect fees on arrival.
NotesNo pets or firearms. You have to be self-sufficient and bring some fire wood (as well as some marshmallows!)

You can arrive earlier and leave later if you desire. Extensions will not be considered as part of the Club trip and will not be covered by club insurances.

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
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
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.
Bring your own firewood.
See website for more information at www.mtlittlestation.com.au

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
NotesDeposit 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

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.
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
AccommodationTents, camper trailer and off-road caravans only
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

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