This year the Club celebrated Christmas in July at The Old Milk Factory Wyong. Good food , good company and a great venue made for a very enjoyable day.
Eight vehicles attended A Driver Awareness Day on a very cold day in July. After a discussion on the many aspects of 4WD, a check of the vehicles and recovery points the group headed OFF To drive some interesting and technical tracks.
The Long Weekend at Lithgow was well attended with ten vehicles and their occupants. As to be expected, for that part of the world, the weather was quite cold and wet . However that didn’t stop us from enjoying ourselves as we visited the Lost City, Glow Worm Tunnel and an example of Aboriginal rock art at Black Fellas Hands. On the way home a trip was organised to Newnes in the Wollemi NP. The ruins at Newnes are a reminder that this beautiful,quiet locality was once a thriving and productive oil shale town.
Ancient Art at Blackfellow Hands
Newnes Hotel: (1907) is the only building left from what was once a thriving mining town.
Eight vehicles had an early start at Dungog on a cold Sunday morning. After a quick cuppa we headed off through the beautiful, surprisingly green countryside. Although we had to stop a few times to clear the track along Cabbage Tree Road, it was a good day. Everyone enjoyed the wonderful scenery, that changed as we progressed through the rainforests.
A group of eleven club members plus visitors met in Canberra prior to heading across Kosciuszko and the NSW High Country then down to the Snowy River area , before finishing off in Marlo, Victoria. Along the way they encountered challenging driving territory , variable weather conditions , herds of wild Brumbies and opportunistic, fearless possums.
The Group at Blue Waterholes
Crossing The Swampy Plains River
Suggan Buggan School House
Drive for life is a charity group that runs organised tours to various iconic 4wd tracks within Australia to support the Northcott Foundation. This year some of our club members joined the group on their 7 day trip to the Victorian High Country. The group visited a selection of High Country highlights traversing rough fire tracks , steep rocky climbs & descents as well as creek and river crossings. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the trip and were blown away by the magnificent views.