Sat 13/1/18. Macalister Gorge. Ridge-top views of the Macalister River valley beyond Licola, and some steep tracks which access the Gorge. If it’s a hot day we’ll get to cool off in the river (BYO lilo etc!). Pricing $170/vehicle, past customers $150.
Sat 27/1/18. Back to Palestine. Explore Jericho and the Jordan River Valley where tree ferns reminded the early gold miners of Palestine. If it’s a hot day we can cool off in the river which tunnels under a 4WD track! Pricing $170/vehicle, past customers $150.
Sun 18/2/18. Victorian 4WD Show. Now in Gippsland for 2018, at Lardners Park, Warragul. Our stand “Gippsland’s High Country” will again be shared with regional tourism. However we’ll have extra space which will include showing our 8WD ‘double-Defender’ recovery unit. Details are at: www.vic4wdshow.com.au/.
Wed 25/4/18 (Anzac holiday). Yarra Track. The original Yarra Track was a packhorse trail to the Goulburn River goldfields, then a bushwalking route until swallowed by Melbourne’s water catchments. This easy but scenic trip will take us through similar mountain ash forests to emerge at Dom Dom Saddle beyond Healesville. Pricing $170/vehicle, past customers $150.
Sat 19/5/18. Avon River Ramble. Explore the Avon River and its gnarly tributary Ben Cruachan Creek, near the Avon Wilderness, beyond Heyfield. At the summit of Ben Cruachan marvel at the special rock where people sometimes lose their heads! Pricing $170/vehicle, past customers $150.
Sat~Mon 10~12/3/18 (Labour Day Weekend). Billy Goat Bluff. Tackle a 4WD climbing challenge of 1200 vertical metres in just 7km. See Bass Strait from the summit of Mt Wellington. Camp among the snow gums on pleasant snow grass plains. This classic 4WD adventure features some of the Victorian high country’s best views at the best time of year for good weather. Pricing $380/vehicle, past customers $360.
Sat~Sun 7~8/4/18. Mt Terrible Trails. Traverse rugged, mountainous 4WD trails in gold mining country around the Goulburn and Big Rivers. Enjoy great river-side campsites. Pricing $300/vehicle, past customers $280.
Fri 30/3/18~Mon 2/4/18 (Easter). Davies Plain Drive. Experience magnificent and remote high country 4WD touring at its best, where brumbies and wild dogs roam free. This expedition will require teamwork to get through, but will be rewarded by awesome photographic opportunities. Pricing $425/vehicle, past customers $405.
Sat~Sun 24~25/2/18, 17~18/3/18, 21~22/4/18 and 26~27/5/18*. Advanced 4WD weekend residential courses. Based at Mountain Rivers Tourist Park, Rawson. Entertaining theory presentation on ‘Getting the Right Gear’ and ‘Tackling Tough Trails’. Practical exercises that will carefully take vehicles to their limits. Stories about rescues and incidents that you won’t want to repeat. Course includes detailed notes and certificate which exceeds industry standards. [*= Possible ‘Green Oval Experience’ course for Land Rovers with terrain response systems.]
Wed~Fri 13~15/6/18, Tue~Thu 19~21/6/18 and Tue~Thu 26~28/6/18. Hazardous Area Authority courses. Bus and coach driver training meeting VicRoads requirements for snow season passenger transport. Residential courses based at Mountain Rivers Tourist Park, Rawson. Entertaining theory presentation and practical exercises on Mt Baw Baw access roads. These challenging road conditions exceed those for any other alpine resort in Australia.