Club trip - 3rd & 4th Setpember 2011
18-07-2011, 08:34 PM,
#1
Club trip - 3rd & 4th Setpember 2011
Hi

Club trip for September will be to The Springs 4x4 Park.
This Park has excellent camping facilities, with easy to quite hard tracks, being only a few hours drive from Brisbane is easily done as either a Day trip or an over night camp, again this could be a bit of both with those unable to stay heading home after spending the day tripping around the park.

Springs 4x4 park - 21153 New England Hwy Dalveen QLD 4374
Basically head up to Warwick, drive through town towards Stanthorpe, several K's out of town is the park.

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Meet up for Trip is at the Last service station on the Right hand side of Aratula on the Cunningham Highway
Meeting time 7:30am Departing at 8am

Aratula is roughly 88Km - just over 1hr from my place in Algester.
So please allow enough time to get there, some of us will be having Breakfast at this location before departing.

Please look out for Victors Air Master work Vehicle, he will try and park it in a prominent location.
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28-08-2011, 09:41 PM,
#2
Re: Club trip - 3rd & 4th Setpember 2011
Hi all

I am a new member to this group [went out on the Jenowan trip in August]

Was wondering if this trip is still on :?: ... just read that you are away Peter [hope you are having a great time].


thanks in advance for any info.


Sharyn
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29-08-2011, 03:43 PM,
#3
Re: Club trip - 3rd & 4th Setpember 2011
I'll be there with my 5yold son, not sure if we'll be camping yet, just watching the whether leading up to Saturday.
Cheers,
Simon
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29-08-2011, 06:18 PM,
#4
Re: Club trip - 3rd & 4th Setpember 2011
Shazz Wrote:Hi all

I am a new member to this group [went out on the Jenowan trip in August]

Was wondering if this trip is still on :?: ... just read that you are away Peter [hope you are having a great time].


thanks in advance for any info.


Sharyn

Sharyn/everyone,

Its definitely on, Vic called me a couple of days ago and said 8 cars are going and I think 4 are camping

Meeting details are:

Where: Same servo as last time, shell servo in Aratula.
When: 7:30 - ready for 8am-ish leave
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29-08-2011, 09:01 PM,
#5
Re: Club trip - 3rd & 4th Setpember 2011
Cool ... count me in then!!! Big Grin Confusedhock: :mrgreen:
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30-08-2011, 08:51 PM,
#6
Re: Club trip - 3rd & 4th Setpember 2011
Good to see all is going to plan,
I believe it's been a tad wet down there.. for once we have not had a drop of rain so all has been good, seen heaps heaps of Photo's but don't want to chew up mu bandwidth with DL them so will post some when we return.

Have a ball of a time - please take photo's and post them on the forum.
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01-09-2011, 06:45 PM,
#7
Re: Club trip - 3rd & 4th Setpember 2011
Hi Guys, I have only started at Brisbane Bus Lines this week and am hoping for the weekend off. I have packed the Patrol and my son William and I are keen to meet up with you all at Aratula at the posted time of 7.30 for an 8am kick off. We should be camping with those who are, and i'll bring my bbq plate that goes over an open fire for anyone wants to use it and will bring a camp oven if anyone wants to try it out if they dont have one themselves. Don't worry i'll clean it after just have a crack if you want.
Cheers, SimonGQ.
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07-09-2011, 09:36 PM,
#8
Re: Club trip - 3rd & 4th Setpember 2011
So how did the trip go?
where r yr trip reports?

Us remote people would like to see some guff on the trip!!
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08-09-2011, 01:39 PM,
#9
Re: Club trip - 3rd & 4th Setpember 2011
Good points, lets hear/see what happened.

I was unable to make it, so I'm dying to see what I missed out on Smile
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08-09-2011, 03:00 PM,
#10
Re: Club trip - 3rd & 4th Setpember 2011
We wanna hear about YOUR TRIP first!!!!!!!! :lol:

OUR trip report ..... let's see .....

brekkie was nice - nice clear day .... NO rain!!!!!
trip up the Gap was uneventful.

Had fun playing on the many tracks - some of which were classified as medium to difficult ... NO rain.

Some stayed overnight - bit chilly as the fires were started early ... no rain as far as I know.

Trip home .... not so easy.
Semi broke down on uphill climb at top of Gap [last section of roadworks] - so our mini-convoy of 3 decided to do a u-turn out of the ever increasing queue and find a detour down the mountain through Queen Mary Falls area.
I was the "piggy in the middle" ... being my first night drive through the many creek crossings we came across ... what fun!!!

then we hit civilization ..... Jimboomba to be exact ... the town was in lock down with a huge RBT across all sides of the major intersection. We were good little citizens and were allowed to pass [eventually].

Dunno about my "Protectors" ... but I got home about 1.30am ... got inside, had a shower and then crawled into bed exhausted. Peeked out the window to lovingly look at my rig covered in "fun" from the day and guess what - still NO rain LOL. Unpacked the rig on the Sunday during daylight.

I personally had a blast at The Springs .... except for the teetering on 2 wheels with the rest of the car flapping in the breeze Confusedhock: ... very unnerving to say the least :? It is the anxious feeling of "teetering before toppling over" that had me concerned :? :oops:

I would have loved to stay overnight - but I didn't expect it to be as cold as what it was ... but will be better prepared next trip.

Did I forget anything??? ..... did I mention we had no rain????? :lol: Wink Wink Wink



eta - I deliberately left out what we "saw" between the Gap and Warwick - those that were on this trip will know what I mean.
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10-09-2011, 04:33 AM,
#11
Re: Club trip - 3rd & 4th Setpember 2011
Sounds like you had a fantastic day shazz
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11-09-2011, 08:53 PM,
#12
Re: Club trip - 3rd & 4th Setpember 2011
Wow

Sounds like you had fun, even more on the trip home,
How upsetting to have a detour through the Condamine :-)

Um regarding our trip - will do a report soon, just working on downloading all the photo's and track files oh and unpacking the car!

We arrived home somewhere around 7pm after visiting Narelles Brothers place in Kingaroy - What a day 620km all in one day!!

5250km in 21 days!

What a trip - it will take some time to sort out a report!
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11-09-2011, 10:30 PM,
#13
Re: Club trip - 3rd & 4th Setpember 2011
TroopiePete Wrote:Wow
How upsetting to have a detour through the Condamine :-)

It was .... cos it was dark!!! :lol:
Being that it was my first time through that area, I couldn't appreciate the views. Smile
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