This event has ended!
Jan 25

Australia Day Down South

Registrations Closed
Start Date
25-Jan-2024 5:00 pm
End Date
28-Jan-2024 5:00 pm
(UTC+08:00) Australia/Perth

Registrations Are Closed

If you would like to participate in this trip, click on the Register button.

Please note that we pay no attention to the Going/Interested function of Facebook. You must Register here.


Trip Manager:

Rod Dally 

Trip Grade:



950 kilometres approximately.


The Thursday overnight stop is at Greenbushes, only 2 hours from our Meeting Place.

Next morning the Down South Road Trip heads to Walpole via Mt Frankland National Park. The fantastic Frankland River Circuit (see below) is a highlight of the Road Trip.

Straight from one world class experience to another as we transition to Bellanger Beach (Blue Holes). If the beach is open we’ll drive to the mouth of Nornalup Inlet - a location available only to 4WDrivers.

Friday night at Eco Park, Nornalup.

Saturday is a full day of beach work at Quarrum Beaches from where we’ll visit Peaceful Bay and then return to our overnight camp at Eco Park, Nornalup.

We don’t ‘beeline’ to Cockburn on our return – there is so much to see!!

Through the Walpole Wilderness Area to Mt Frankland, Lake Muir, Tonebridge, Boyup Brook, Mumballup and the fantastic Ferguson Valley. The Down South Road Trip ends at Burekup.


* Frankland River Circuit - this 100km circuit has been developed by C4WDC and includes:

Coalmine Beach

Nornalup Inlet

The Knoll

Hilltop Lookout

Giant Tingle Tree

Circular Pool

Valley of the Giants

Ancient Empire

Conspicuous Cliffs Lookout

Frankland River

Monastery Landing


Vehicle Limit:

12. Participation is by order of nomination.

Meeting Time:

5.00 p.m. Thursday 25 January 2024.

Meeting Place:

BP Baldivis (Southbound), Kwinana Freeway, Baldivis.

UHF Channel:

14 (alternative is 15).

What to Bring:

Standard recovery gear and camping gear. You need to be self-sufficient in respect of food and water.


As consideration for participation in the trip, photos are to be made available at no cost for use in the photo-essay Trip Report published on the Club website. Copyright in the photographs is retained by the photographer.


The Cockburn 4WD Club Inc and the Trip Manager do not accept liability for any loss, damage or injury to persons or property arising from participating in this Trip. While all due care will be taken, no responsibility will be accepted.

Vehicle Damage and/or Recovery:

Your vehicle may be damaged and/or become inoperable/immobile and other participants in the Trip will make ‘best endeavours’ to repair it or get it to a populated place or another place where commercial recovery can be effected. The ultimate cost of damage/recovery is your responsibility.


If you act inappropriately while on the Trip, you will be asked to leave. 


If you intend to be a participant in this Trip click on the Register button. If you need more information to make a decision, contact the Trip Manager.

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