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….

  • Peechara Bush Camp – 6-8 March 2021
  • Meet & Greet Drive – Goolwa
  • 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
  • Oratunga Cactus Cull – 28 August – 4 September 2021

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Peechara Hills Bush Camp, Nackara – 6-8 March 2021

OverviewPeechara Hills Bush Camp is 3500 acres of pastoral land adjoining the road to Broken Hill. There ae many tracks of varying difficulty
Trip LeaderGreg D
TerrainSteep climbs, rocky gullies, rolling hills

There are many tracks of varying difficulty to negotiate, offering steep climbs, rocky gullies and rolling hills. Terrain is similar to the Flinders Ranges. The camp offers 5km of abandoned railway line to explore as well as an opportunity to try dry gold panning. There is also a “lion on the hill” feature that we will try to locate.
Skill LevelSuitable for all skill levels
MeetingTBA
AccommodationSuitable for swags/tents, camper trailers and caravans.
CostAdult – $10 per person per night
Child (12 and under) $5 per night
One-off track fee of $30
NotesPeechara Hills Bush Camp is 3,500 acres of pastoral land, approx. 36km from Peterborough, off the Barrier Highway, on the way to Broken Hill.

There are many tracks of varying difficulty to negotiate, offering steep climbs, rocky gullies and rolling hills. Terrain is similar to the Flinders Ranges. The camp offers 5km of abandoned railway line to explore as well as an opportunity to try dry gold panning. There is also a “lion on the hill” feature that we will try to locate.

No showers or toilets at campsite but available nearby. Drop toilet. Bring all supplies, fresh water.

Charlie has offered a free guided tour of the property including an old gold mine, aboriginal rock art and a lookout. There is also a dry creek bed included in the tracks.

There are toilets and showers at some campsites, but we will be bush camping – there is a long drop on site. Firewood is available as is bore water.

The club trip will be by convoy to the camp (allow 3 hours) and will end at noon on Monday. You will be free to return home or stay longer, or journey onto another destination.

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