Weekend at Landcruiser Park
Kev & Julie arrived Friday lunchtime .
Followed by Jim & Karen , Frank , trip leader Rob,Scott with his daughter Madison.
Kris & friend , Noel & Sharron , Sam & Brad ( late Sat morning apparently).
Set out on drive up to Claw Gorge. 7 creek crossings & lots of gravel hill climbs . Good drive to 60 series & fourbys way. Back to camp for lunch.
Dave & Lisa had arrived by this time .
Julie & Karen had done a walk out to Peach Trees.
Afternoon drive was Cruiser Canyon !
Well what an adventure this turned out to be .. Three very treacherous rock crossings - was once a creek . Took us at least three hours to help all through this very rocky terrain . Lots of fun though & certainly put all the fellas through their paces & new road building skill. They all earns their beers that night.
A lovely fire was going on our return where tales were told & camp ovens baked roasts & chocolate puddings.
Sunday morning dawned & unfortunately two cars were retired Nigel & Danielle with a flat tyre & Dave & Lisa something to do with the engine ( not sure what it was ).
So off we all went to check out Prado Parade & the Troopy Trail and along the Iron Pot Road. Lots of steep rocky terrain and even a little different bit of trees - rather like rainforest . We saw deer & Roos & plenty of cows. The drive was uneventful but still great driving . Back to camp around midday pack up & off home . Thanks for leading the trip Rob. M.
A nice little group & a lovely weekend .
Canungra Gold Coast Trip Report
Meeting at the Shell on the highway were Jim & Karen, Kev & Julie and Rod & Paula. After the mandatory coffee we headed down the highway where we were joined by Trever.
After heading over the gateway we headed towards Ipswich and after losing Tever at the turnoff and making a wrong turn before Beaudesert found us all going different ways and being overtaken by Rob & Deno. We got to camp just in time for Chris from the Gold Coast club to open the gate into the property.
After setting up camp Brad and Sam arrived followed by Dave, Nigel and Danielle, Rod and Heather, then Barry and Steff.
As the sun went down it was time for happy hour, before heading to the Canungra Pub for dinner which was a great feed, then back to camp for a night around the fire with a few ales and a lot of laughs with our host from the Gold Coast.
Saturday we headed for a look out only to find a lock gate, so headed back to camp to try a different track to the lookout with all going well until the track just became too wet to continue so after some 15 point turns we turn all the cars around. The last was Chris the President of the Gold Coast Club and he needed a little bit of extra help and needed to winch back down the track before we could turn him around.
Once all down safely, we headed back to camp for lunch. A few members headed in to town and later on we went for a run through the creek and a few had a go at driving down a rock wall.
Saturday night was feast of flavours as we had a communal dinner, with all members cooking many different dishes for everyone to share, follow by another night around the fire.
Sunday morning some members went to Tamborine Mountain to do some sightseeing, while others went to check out Swan Gully 4wd Park. Our trip was short lived as the Bronco proved that while it was great on the flat, as soon as you put it to the test uphill lets just say it broke again.
So back to camp where we caught up with the others and packed up camp and after saying goodbyes to our hosts we all headed home with a quick detour to load the Bronco on to the trailer before heading off on a tour through Brisbane and enjoyed the lights of the city which was interesting drive with caravans in tow.
To our hosts and friends The Gold Coast Club we would like to say thank you for a great weekend and look forward to our next trip together.
Friday lunchtime Karen Jay and I arrived at Charlie Moreland to find Kev and Julie set up and enjoying the peace and quiet.
After setting up, Kev, Jay and I went out to do a recky on the tracks we would use for the DAP
Friday arvo saw many other members arrive including Rob, Deno, Andrew Meaghan, Rod , Heather, Brad and Sam.
With the fire started we settled in for a relaxing sometimes chilly evening and we were joined by new members Brendan and family.
Saturday morning we were joined by more members, as well as Tony from 4wd Qld who came along to pass on his knowledge and give us a few pointers on running a successful DAP.
After some theory and recovery techniques and safety we headed off through the creek to do the driving part of our program.
After a number of obstacles and challenges, members were shown then completed the stall recovery technique on a hill before heading back to camp via a few more tracks.
Saturday afternoon, our day trippers headed home and few more members arrived as we cranked up the fire for a night of yarns and ales.
Sunday morning, Karen and Julie went hiking as new group of arrive for their Dap day which went well with a repeat of Saturday.
In total we had about 20 members put through the program making for a great weekend camping.
Big thank you to Tony from 4wd Qld as well as Kev and Brad for their help in presenting the DAP over the two days.
See you on the next trip.
Double Island May Cleanup Weekend Trip Report
A windy day greeted myself, Jay, Derek and his mate Paul, Trever and little Eres on Friday as we set up just north of the Surfriders Camp.
After setting up we settled in for an easy relaxing afternoon before starting a fire and having dinner and a few ales then early night.
Saturday morning saw a hearty breakfast as we waited for the arrival of members Brad, Stan and Jo with visitors Frank, Simmone, Nicole and Sarah.
We headed off to the start of our cleanup area being The Alesha track. After collecting what was unfortunately an all too familiar haul of beer bottles and cans on the track we turned into the bay and cleaned up along the beach and dunes as far as the point.
By now it was close to lunch time so we headed back along the beach to find a spot to set up for lunch. After lunch we headed into rainbow for the customary ice cream, then we headed out of town and down the Fresh Water track back to camp and dropped off our rubbish bags to be weighed at Surfrider HQ where we were joined by late comer Rod who had collected a couple of bags of rubbish on his way up.
After getting organised at camp we headed down to Surfriders for the afternoons entertainment and prize draws. While kids played on the jumping castle we had a few ales and sausage sandwiches while listening to music and hoping to have the winning ticket.
As evening fell and the cold wind set in we headed back to camp to crank up the fire have dinner while the kids ran around with torches and did kids stuff. A great night was had around the fire with an interesting debate about football codes.
Sunday morning we woke to a very wet camp, so after breakfast we packed up camp and headed home. On the way Brad, Jay and myself stopped in to give the guys a hand to load the rubbish on to a tipper said our goodbyes, then headed down the beach to the ferry and home.
I would like to thank Craig, Aaron and everyone involved with Surfrider Foundation Sunshine Coast for putting on this great event for the 10th time. Our club members should all be proud to be involved with over 3 tonne of rubbish collected.
What a great weekend away, thanks Paul for taking the lead as trip leader on Saturday what a great drive through all those beautiful creek crossings and a lot of fun when we had to snatch strap the motor bike rider out of the creek when he nearly dropped his bike.
Fun with 38 variety bash brats n bash 4wd guys going the opposite way such beautiful scenery. Very cold the first night but the nice sitting around the camp fire having talking Sh-t.
Shame we couldn't afford the $96 apple pie from Suttons apple farm at Stanthorpe they looked awesome but the small slice for $12 just hit the spot instead.
Lovely Rosellas, and Loriketts to feed each day, and Paul had to fight off the killer Possum that was about 3 foot tall and about 73 kilos. All in all a great weekend, lovely weather, lots of driving, awesome waterfalls, great scenery even on the drive down and back, great company see photos below.
Trip Report: We arrived at Benarkin free camp around midday , Jim & Paul were not very far behind .
The ground was rather full with motor homes but we managed a nice shady area.
Set up, had lunch & Paul & Brad went off for a mountain bike ride. Whilst they were gone,Trevor & his 3 year old son turned up .
They returned around 4 & drinks nibbles & chatter was had . Brad set his iPad up & the boys settled in to watch the footy ( being the only girl I read my magazine).
We left camp around 9 Sunday morning to go Along the Old Coach Road, saw a couple of Roos & lots of cows.
Stopped along the way for morning tea. Continued along and finished the track until the end where we said goodbye to our visitor.
We continued the return journey - got a little lost, but eventually returned but to Benarkin.
A really nice drive , spots where you could & did have a little play . Nice to see some new scenery .
Thanks Paul for being trip leader.
Day Drive Teewah Beach
Meeting at BP Forest Glen were club members Jim and frank along with 5 visitor cars.
We left at 9.00 and headed to the barge at Tewantin and while letting down tyers we were joined by Derek and Mary.
On to the beach and about 20ks up we met members, Brad, Sam, Andrew, Meaghan, Rob, and our trip leaders Heather and Rod who were camping.
We stop in at Red Cannon and had a walk through the sand hills and took some photos. then we headed up to Double Island and into the bay via the Leisha track where we set up the club gazebo and had a sausage sizzle for lunch with members having a swim to cool down and enjoyed the great scenery.
At 2.00 we headed to Rainbow Beach for a customary ice cream, before heading out of town to take the track to Fresh Water. We stopped at the lake for a refreshing swim and then down onto the beach and back to the barge and home.
Thanks to Rod & Heather for leading.
Trip Report Woodford Camp February 2017
Attending the trip were Rod, Paula, Ryan, Jim, Kiwi, Jeff, Scott and new member Wayne. Also on the trip were visitor’s Trevor and Dave.
Arrived Friday Evening to find Rod, Paula, Ryan and Kiwi had set up down where we were for the Corroboree. Also set up were a couple of Gold Coast members who had ducked off to the pub for dinner.
We set up the club gazebo and camp, and then started a late happy hour with more members arriving including new club member Wayne Jones.
After the intros we all sat down and got to know each other and our favourite beverage. After many laughs and a few stories shared by both clubs we retired at a reasonable hour (wink)
Saturday morning after breakfast a few more members arrived and we planned our trips for the day.
Because of the numbers and vehicles we split into two trips with Ryan & Paula leading one and myself leading the other.
If you are wondering what happened to Big Rod, well he went to Nambour to try and get another tail shaft as the 4 day old one on the Bronco broke during Friday arvos recky.
I believe they had a lot of fun on Ryans Drive going by the stories and photos, while i took the new members and visitors from both clubs on an easy drive up rocky creek rd in Bellthorpe Forest and arrived back at camp in time to join the others for lunch.
After lunch we car pooled and went for a quick 1 hour drive (haha) I found myself in my old 80 which was a lot of fun to see what the old girl could still do. Thanks Jeff
We headed back to camp at around 4.00 for happy hour which was enjoyed by all under our club gazebo. Thanks to the GC Club for a great feed.
For dinner a number of members went to the pub while others stayed back and got a fire going with a great night had by all with stories from the days adventures.
Sunday morning saw a few go home early while others went on a scenic trip to Neurum Creek and I led a small group for a quick morning drive which finished at lunch time.
We said our goodbyes and headed home after a great weekend.
I would like to say thank you to Club President Chris, his lovely first lady Jenny and all of the members of the Gold Coast Club for making the trip and I look forward to many more trips with you as our two club form a great relationship.
Finally a big thank to Ryan, for taking on a leadership role at such a young age. Well done.
Glasshouse Night Drive (Double Black Diamond)
6 Cars met at Steve Irwin Way and headed off about 4.00. When we got to Glasshouse town ship, we met up with 3 more cars that drove up from north side of Brisbane.
Ryan our trip leader took us under the rail line and up to the lookout and down to the start of our first track.
After airing down we headed off on what can only be described as one of the best tracks in Glasshouse. (Choppers Rock Run) May I suggest it’s not the track for Troopy’s as the owner found out.
Andrew in the 76 Cruiser also found the limits with some incredible 3 wheel action and being a passenger I could only hang on.
With the tight turns of this track some found their turning circle was really crap.
After the climb out which included driving a very steep rock face Andrew decided the 76 wasn’t like his old 80 he’d had enough and headed home.
After transferring the flag to the jeep we head of to do the track thanks to the recent 4wdqld Corroborree is now known as Boggo Road.
Boggo road is a track we’ve done many times before but the entrance and exit are certainly different. Loose rock is the way to describe this track and along the way we also ventured up ball bearing with it’s rock step up and loose surface the fun was added to by the water that is picked up at the bottom by our tyres and dropped on the track.
Most made it without much trouble except for the Troopy and Dave’s 80 found the step a bit too much and needed the help of the Jeeps winch, which was great for Kev as he got to do it twice.
After Boggo Road the crew from down south decided it was time to head home. We said good bye and with 5 left we headed off to do little red.
Little Red is one of those tracks where picking the right line will make it look easy or result in panel damage and at night it’s even more important. So with reverse been used a few times we all made it through unscathed.
Pulling out onto the main road at about 9.30 we decided it was time to call it a night and headed to the glasshouse garage to air up and head home.
Big thanks to young Ryan for a great job in leading his first trip.
DI Beach Clean Up Oct 7-9th 2016
Friday: Jim, Rod Heather & Amy, Andrew & Meaghan, Mick W, Derek & Mary met at the barge at 8am for our trip across. Everyone went through the cutting with little incidents. The beach was torn up and we knew this was not going to be an easy trip to camp. Off we headed...
Derek, Andrew & Rod bogged all within 10 mins. Jim raced back to Derek, Mick helped Andrew and Rod was about 2kms ahead of us so had to wait. Derek free then Jim had to hook up to Mick because the Cruiser and Van were on a nasty angle heading towards the water and it was pulling Mick down with us. Everyone finally on the top side of the sand again and headed to camp. Was definetly the worst beach drive I have ever encountered (white knuckled on the grab bar the whole way).
Everyone set up and relaxing and Kiwi turned up with yet another trailer load of wood :). WTG Wood Master. Nice day chatting on the beach and sitting back watching the whales swim by ( I missed this as had a nanna nap for 3 hours).
Andrew headed down to cutting to help Chris & Julia on the first ever beach drive and they did well and got back to camp without any issues and everyone had dinner then Kerri & Ken turned up and set up with some issues with parts of tent missing. Early night for most to be fresh for the bid day ahead.
Saturday: 9am our visitors Jo & Stan turned up to help with the clean up. Off we headed to do Leasha Track and Bayside. On the track waiting for us was a Red Belly Black Snake so made it a bit nervous having to go in to long grass to check for rubbish. Was a lot cleaner than it was in March which is a great thing as people might finally be learning to take their rubbish home with them. We headed around to point for lunch and a swim and it was pretty busy up there so we just sat on the low tide island.
Headed back to camp at 1.30 so bags could be dropped off by 2.30 and then get ready for the afternoon at the Surf Riders area. Yummy sausages provided and they had some great fun for the children to partake in and all the adults were having a ball cheering the children on.
Well Trivia time. We did really well but our tally sheet wasn't handed in and once they realised they didn't get our scores they gave us 2nd place as 1st place had already collected their prizes. Still a great prize which is donated back to the club for our Christmas Party.
After everything finalised at Surf Riders we all went back to camp for talks around the BLAZING fire. 1 by 1 everyone headed to bed because we all had to be up early and pack up for the low tide.
Sunday: All packed up by 7.30am and everyone on the beach by 8 and heading home. Jim went via Cooloola Way for a reckie and rest of us on the beach. Was a great drive back with the beach being what we were use to (complete 180 to what it was Friday Morn). At the cutting a Van was stuck so we waited for them to be recovered but a few young ones thought they could be heroes and race around us and get past the van and up the cutting.. Well didn't work out to well for them as they found themselves stuck. ( had to laugh) Was a long line up for Barge but we were all over by 9.30.
Was a fantastic weekend and can't wait for the next one.
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