ABOUT US

What can the Cockburn 4WD Club do for you?

The Cockburn 4WD Club is a ‘family friendly, 4WD touring’ organisation - 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 – 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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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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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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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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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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Darkin Ridge Day Trip

The Club’s first trip from York to Cockburn in May 2019 intended to follow a really interesting and challenging course found on the way home from a Holland Track trip. Whether the track has been re-aligned or a turn was missed is uncertain but the trip – although a pleasant-enough drive through the jarrah forest […]

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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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Granite Monsters

The Granite Monsters Road Trip toured some of the amazing granite outcrops that extend from the south-west tip of Australia to approximately 800 kilometres north-east on the edge of the Great Victoria Desert. Mindebooka Hill Our Granite Monsters Road Trip was held over the September long weekend in 2019. Eleven people in six vehicles met […]

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Spinifex Range and Hunt Pinnacles

The two most easterly parts of Hunts Track – Southern Cross to Kambalda and Kambalda to Spinifex Range and Hunts Pinnacles – are entirely in the Great Western Woodland. It was the setting for another great Road Trip. Surveyor C.C. Hunt explored by horseback to Spinifex Range (140 kilometres east of Kalgoorlie) in 1866 and also to what […]

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