CAMPING WEEKEND 26th -28th OCTOBER 2018

The Club spent a great weekend “Escaping to the Country” on a Cattle and Horse Riding property. Though we didn’t ride any horses we were kept very busy relaxing, checking out the animals and going for scenic property drives.
Like a lot of farming areas the property has been badly affected by the drought. Even with the recent rain making things a little greener, the owners were still having to hand feed their stock every day..
I think the Club helped out a little by being there and paying for our camping and firewood.
THE CAMP

Morning Tea on a Property Drive
Cliff Views
Clearing a Fallen Tree

     

Heading off for a Drive
Around the Cattle & Horse Riding Property

Horse Riding
Cattle on the Property

The Campsite
Setting Up
Afternoon Tea

JUNE LONG WEEKEND-Lithgow 9th-11th June 2018

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.
The Lost City
The Lost City

Ancient Art at Blackfellow Hands

Beehive Kilns at Newnes:
Beehive Kilns at Newnes
Ruins of the Old Schoolhouse
Ruins of the Paraffin Sheds

Newnes Hotel: (1907) is the only building left from what was once a thriving mining town.

 

 

 

KOSCIUSZKO-SNOWY MOUNTAIN TRIP February-March 2018

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

Coolamine homestead
Yarrangobilly Caves

 

South Glory Caves
Dam & Causeway
 Crossing The Swampy Plains River
Cooking Dampers
Keebles Hut in the mist
Keebles Hut Camping Area

Suggan Buggan School House

 

McKillops Bridge
Sheep Crossing a Forest Road

DRIVE FOR LIFE- VICTORIAN HIGH COUNTRY March 2018

 

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.