Scheduled Club Meetings 2018
Monday 5 February
Monday 5 March
Monday 9 April
Monday 7 May
Monday 4 June (AGM)
Monday 2 July
Monday 6 August
Monday 3 September
Monday 8 October
Monday 5 November
Monday 3 December (Christmas Party)
Upcoming Trips & Training
July 7 – 8 CHRISTMAS IN JULY. This is an annual trip put on for Club Members. It will be held at Borrika, in the Mallee region again. Last year’s event was very successful and is not to be missed this time round. A very relaxed and fun filled few days. Kindly organised by Jill and David Chenery.
July 28 – 29 PEAKE. Practice your sand driving and enjoy a social weekend at Peake. Trip Leader: Simon Smith.
August 28 – September 5 FRASER ISLAND. Trip Leader: Ian Delaine
August/September TBA NGARKAT BORDER TRACK. Trip Leader: TBA
September 28 – October 1 LITTLE DESERT TRIP. This trip has been running each year for over 20 years and it is popular with members from Victoria, NSW and our Club for a reason. Trip Leader: Alan Dash or SA Trip Leaders: Helen Sosnowski & Alan Leverenz
2019 BEACHPORT Australia Day Weekend. Trip Leader: Sandy Delaine
2019 CAPE YORK. Details will be finalised later in 2018. Trip Leader: Ian McColl
Completed Trips 2017/18
July 24 – 27 MERNA MORA Recce #2. This trip is open to all members of the Club. Join the committee for a outstanding few days. Trip Leader: Greg Stevens
July 29 – 30 PEAKE. Practice your sand driving and enjoy a social weekend at Peake. Trip Leader to be advised.
August 11 – 25 SIMPSON DESERT. Is this on your bucket list? Then join us in a small group travelling at a leisurely pace over the beautiful sandhills. Trip Leader: Ian McColl
August 25 – 28 MERNA MORA Recce#3. This trip is open to all members of the Club. Join the committee for a outstanding few days. Trip Leader: Peter Williams
September (Postponed) HORSESHOE TOP-END STATION. This weekend will focus on a famous local Sir Hubert Wilkins. Please go to this link and read this short text which will give you some background into the history. Trip Leader: Alan Pickering
Sept 28 – Oct 2 LITTLE DESERT TRIP. This trip has been running each year for over 20 years and it is popular with members from Victoria, NSW and our Club for a reason. Check out some of the images in the Gallery section of our website. Trip Leader: Alan Dash
October 11 – 15 MERNA MORA Recce #4. This trip is open to all members of the Club. Join the committee for an outstanding few days. Trip Leaders: Sue and Simon Smith
November 17 – 18 DEEP CREEK CONSERVATION PARK. Come and experience a wide range of activities such as bushwalking on an extensive network of trails, camping at Stringy Bark Campground and viewing the spectacular scenery of Backstairs Passage, Kangaroo Island and the rugged Deep Creek valley. Trip Leader: Steve McRae
December 2 MONARTO ZOO DAY TRIP. Never made it to Monarto despite driving past the sign countless times? Here’s your opportunity. Trip Leaders: Helen Sosnowski & Alan Leverenz
January 26 – 29 BEACHPORT. This annual trip is held over the Australia Day long weekend. Enjoy sand driving, camping and socialising. The local Lions Club hold a fundraising breakfast on Australia Day. Bookings are being organised by the Club this year and you are required to speak to Sandy if you decide to attend. Trip Leader: Sandy Delaine.
March 29 – April 3 MERNA MORA TriState Event. The upcoming 2018 TriState is to be hosted by our Club. We will be joined by members from the Jackaroo Clubs of New South Wales, the ACT and Victoria. Also an invitation was extended to the Sapphire Coast 4WD Club at Bega who were very involved in staging the 2017 TriState. Please join us in this interesting and uniquely beautiful part of Australia, The Fabulous Flinders. You will enjoy some truly magnificent trips, driving, camping and socialising around the campfires.
April 4 – 7+ ARKAROOLA WILDERNESS SANCTUARY. This trip will leave from Merna Mora Station after the conclusion of the TriState. Duration at Arkaroola is up to the individuals with the official trip finishing on 7 April. Arkaroola features rugged mountains, towering granite peaks, magnificent gorges and mysterious waterholes, the home to over 160 species of birds and the shy and endangered Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby. For further information: Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
Trip Leader: Ian McColl
April 14 – 15 PEAKE. Practice your sand driving and enjoy a social weekend at Peake. Trip Leader to be advised.
May 19 – June 2 GOOGS TRACK. This north-south dune track in South Australia never achieved its original aim to connect arid-region pastoral properties with coastal shipping ports. However, thanks to the persistence of the Denton Family in the 1970s, it’s now a great 4×4 adventure route. This will be a tenting trip, possibly with visits to the Gawler Ranges and St. Ives Station. Trip Leader: Rob Gowling.