Social Events, Weekend Trips and More
4WD day trip – The Yarra Forests
Non-4WDrivers are encouraged to attend
Join Mat G, Mark R & Gordon C on a 4wd Day Trip a short distance from Melbourne. We’ll be “threading through vast expanses of beautiful forest surrounded by some extremely tall trees. There is also plenty of opportunity to spot some common fauna including the master movie that is the lyrebird, and perhaps also the relatively rare swamp wallaby.” Other highlights include Starlings Gap, and the 300-year-old Ada Tree. This mountain ash is one of the largest trees in the world and stands around 76m high. Before our trip ends at Noojee we will visit one of the few remaining timber trestle bridges in Victoria.
WHEN: Sunday 12th November
TIME & MEET: Meet 9.30am for 10.00am departure at the Car Park outside Nando’s cnr. Larissa Ave and Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood - opposite Ringwood Lake. REL 49 J8.
ROAD CONDITIONS: Freeway and sealed roads to meeting point. NOTE: 1. Routes might be closed due to changed conditions. 2: If so then we will change from the advertised routes to others which are open. 3: 4WD routes are not pre-driven before the date of the event.
4WD TRACK CLASSIFICATION = EASY - Ideal for first timer drivers. Suitable for AWDs and 4WDs. For explanation of classifications go to motafrenz.org.au and click on the Events tab.
SUITS CARS: AWD SUVs and 4WDs. Leave your car at the Meeting Point, and car-hop for the 4WD section of the day. At the end of the day you will be ferried back to the meeting point to collect your car.
BRING: Picnic lunch plus Basic Personal Kit; picnic lunch, water bottle, spare food, spare warm clothing, walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and rug. DOGS NOT ALLOWED in National Parks
BOOKING: Preferred so that we know to wait for you if you are running late.
COST: Your fuel-contribution to vehicle owner.
RSVP: Mat G 0435 530 127 , When you RSVP could you please advise me, for planning purposes, of the following: -
1. Are you bringing your own 4WD vehicle? If so, please advise number of passengers, their names, and how many spare seats you can offer for those who will need a lift from the Meeting Point?
2. If you are not bringing your own 4WD vehicle, in whose 4WD vehicle will you be travelling? OR please let me know that you will need a seat in someone’s 4WD vehicle*.
3. Will you be self-sufficient for lunch, or like in the past, would you like to share lunch? If you would like to share, what would you most prefer to bring?
4. Ambulance cover is a good idea; http://ambulance.vic.gov.au/
* Seats for those people not bringing their own 4WD vehicles cannot be guaranteed. (In all our years of 4WD events we have always had seats available.) When you RSVP please state that you will be needing a seat in a fellow-member’s vehicle. Closer to the date of the event please contact the designated event organiser and ask that person to confirm to you that a seat will be available for you. The event organiser will then confirm (or otherwise) that a seat will be available, and this will save you from attending the Meeting Point and finding that a seat is not available. Please remember that the availability of seats depends on the goodwill of the 4WD vehicle owners. Although we will try to accommodate your seating request, we cannot guarantee you a particular seat in any vehicle.