ABOUT US

What can the Cockburn 4WD Club do for you?

The initial premise for establishing the Club was ‘family friendly, 4WD touring’. That clearly resonated with a lot of people. A family orientated club catering for family participation.

Although most members are from the Cockburn area, this is not mandatory. Membership of the Cockburn 4WD Club provides many advantages for 4WD owners. Organised trips in the company of people who have similar vehicles and interests. The advantages of travelling with a group of experienced four wheel drivers are many.

The Club has regular events including trips, social functions and training. Guest speakers at our bi-monthly meetings deliver presentations on a wide and varied range of subjects. The Club has knowledgeable and experienced drivers willing to help those new to four wheel driving. We are part of an Australia-wide insurance scheme that provides a wide range of protections when you’re out there four wheel driving.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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OUR MOST RECENT TRIPS

Outback Trek 2020 – Mt Palmer Track

We finished the Gus Luck Track at Yellowdine. The weather was foul. A strong, cold, south-easterly was blowing. The sealed Great Eastern Highway to home was tempting and  three crews chose to take it. Kim, Steve, Aaron, and Brad and Jane continued on the planned route along the unmaintained Mt Palmer Track. Hardly worth a […]

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Outback Trek 2020 – Gus Luck Track

Day 8 Gus Luck Track From the now-non-existent town of Goongarrie on the Goldfields Highway to Goongarrie Homestead, a DPAW Conservation Reserve about 14 kilometres west,  the track is wide open and good travelling. It deteriorates after the turnoff to Davyhurst. The way we went. We emerged at the boundary of Goongarrie Starion about 30 […]

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Outback Trek 2020 – Goldfields

Day 6 – Great Victoria Desert to Leonora We left our camp at the top of Lake Minigwal heading out of the desert and towards Burtville. About 19 kilometres to the north we hit a wide, well maintained, 80kph track. Clearly there is a mine nearby. As the road turned further to the north we […]

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Outback Trek 2020 – Great Victoria Desert

Into the Great Victoria Desert. We refuelled and hit the bitumen heading east on the Eyre Highway. At Fraser Range it was a sign of the times that the leaseholders had locked the gates at the three possible access points to the Fraser Range-Zanthus Track. While we could have visited the homestead to arrange access […]

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Outback Trek 2020 – Dunns Track

The Plan for the 10 day, 3200 kilometre Outback Trek was to travel Dunns Track from Cocanarup to Norseman, refuel there and head to Fraser Range from where we would drive to Zanthus, a siding on the Trans Australia Railway. We would then head north to Cundeelee, Queen Victoria Springs and Streich Mound. We would […]

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Winnejup-Yeagarup-Wilga

Friday It was cold, wet and miserable when we set up camp at Winnejup. Shelters and a fire improved the outlook. There was consistent rain and wind throughout the night. The popups were welcome. Saturday We planned to drive to Yeagarup via Yornup, Wheatley, and Deanmill, rather than just beat down the bitumen to Manjimup […]

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Coolgardie to Mount Jackson

Our route north of Coolgardie took us to Kunanalling, a gold mining ghost town that drew its last breath in 1942. Kunanalling Gold was discovered here by Speakman, Erickson and Ryan in 1892 and by 1898 the town was booming. It boasted a telegraph station, police station, court house, government school, post office, mechanics institute, […]

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Harvey Hills

A one day Road Trip to the hills on the northern side of the Harvey Weir. We located the correct track down the valley into the area where we wanted to be and aired down by the edge of water. A few hundred metres along the track and we were into the first obstacle. Next […]

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Murchison River Expedition 2020

Heavy rain from Tropical Cyclone Damien caused the Murchison River to flood in early February. At Mt Padbury, 706 kilometres upstream from the mouth at Kalbarri, the river was as big as the record flood of 2006 caused by TC Emma. The difference with this event was that because Damien brought rain only as far […]

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Lucky Bay Coral Coast

Australia Day 2020 Lucky Bay is 18 kilometres north of Port Gregory and 37 kilometres south of Kalbarri at 28° 3’1.13″S 114° 9’57.02″E. At 550 kilometres north of Perth, the trip will take about six hours. The Shire of Northampton has established a quality and affordable campground there. Access is off George Grey Drive. Turn […]

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Drive the Coast – Wedge to Cliff Head

We planned to drive 145 kilometres from Wedge to Cliff Head, as much as possible on the beach, during the xmas/New Year break. Saturday was spent on the beach and dunes at Wedge. Wedge to Milligan Island We started our push north about 0930, shortly after Greg arrived. Stromatolites are cyanobacteria that convert carbon dioxide […]

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Bilbunya Dunes

Cockburn – Norseman – Twilight Cove – Baxter Cliffs – Bilbunya Dunes – Israelite Bay – Cockburn   Five people in three vehicles from the Cockburn 4WD Club travelled from Perth to Cocklebiddy and through to Israelite Bay returning to Cockburn in early October 2019. We drove through the Great Western Woodlands, past Norseman and […]

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