Trip Reports

Taking Photographs for Trip Reports

These ‘Rules’ won’t turn you into a professional photographer, however, they will make your pics more useful. With a digital camera it is so easy to just click away. However, a little planning will help save you a lot of time in ‘processing’ your photographs after you return home. And they will be more useful […]

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Hunt Track – Gnarlbine to Moorine

Lake Douglas to Gnarlbine Rock We pulled into Ampol Coolgardie to refuel and were presented with a dire situation. The coffee machine was out of order. The Road Trip continued regardless. The Pioneer Cemetery at Coolgardie is always worth a visit. It was used for only two years before the Coolgardie Cemetery was opened. There […]

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Exploring the Eastern Goldfields

Centre of Western Australia to Lake Douglas   The expedition made its way out to Glen-Ayle Carnegie Road, after which time Gary took over as Trip Manager. In masterful fashion he proceeded to get the expedition back on schedule. It was important to reach Laverton this night because we had arranged for the managers of […]

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To the Centre of Western Australia

Shoemaker Crater to Glen-Ayle Station     With the marking of the Crater’s centre completed and duly recorded we headed north to a track that we hoped would take us to Granite Peak Station. A dry creek bed presented a delay in getting the camper trailer through, however, that was the only obstacle before we […]

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To Shoemaker Crater

There are easier places to reach than the exact geographical Centre of Western Australia, however, the desire to be the first to accurately determine this unique and iconic location made it an attractive and compelling destination. To be clear, we were not the first to travel to this vicinity, however, we were the first to […]

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South Coast Beaches

Australia Day 2022 was on a Wednesday. This allowed for an extended break to explore some previously untravelled beaches on the south coast between Cape Riche and Bremer Bay. The Wellstead Bush Camp was an excellent place from which to branch out to the beaches on each of the four days we had available to […]

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Dwellingup Recce

The first item to check out on our recce was the Dwellingup Fencelines Track. Lots of medium level challenges that would be substantially more difficult if wet. Ten kilometres in we reached our turnaround point.  32°45’24″S 115°58’58″E .  No excessively lifted, double diff locked purpose built hill climbers with 37” tyres among our group. No […]

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Hunt for Hunt’s Wells 2021

The Plan A mid week Trip to confirm the location of Koorkoordine Well, find Hunt’s Well Boorabbin Well, find a secondary well/soak at Boorabbin, visit Yerdanie Well, confirm a section of the Hunt Track from the east of Gnarlbine Rock to the west, and find a lost soak on the west side of Gnarlbine. We […]

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Beating Around Boorabbin

The main aim of this Trip was to relocate an historic Bicentennial Plaque, however, there was much to see and do before and after we got to Karalee, scene of our project. To Mindebooka Friday night camp was at Mindebooka Hill, one of our ‘get out of town’ locations. Getting to the campsite on Friday […]

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Relocation of Historic Plaque

Re-positioning of an incorrectly-located, well-marking plaque is probably of real interest to only the aficionados of such a recondite subject, however, this undertaking attracted 9 people to engage in a 3.5 day, 1000+ kilometre Road Trip from Cockburn to Boorabbin and return. Probably the opportunity to visit the wondrous Great Western Woodlands, engage in a […]

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Chittering Moondyne Day Trip

Twelve vehicles assembled at Bullsbrook around 9.00 o’clock on Sunday morning. Trip Leader Jason presented the trip plan and gave us a rundown of how the day would progress. There were many new faces – a very positive sign. A trip recce had been done the weekend before and both Jason and Gilbert, who were […]

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Ninghan Station

Ninghan Station Outback Experience July 2021 It is time to head north to finish the school holidays. For all the Outback Truckers fans, a haulpack heading north was a welcomed disruption. With its very out of place architecture, particularly for Western Australia’s Wheatbelt, New Norcia in the Wheatbelt is always a great stop. We made […]

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Wokalup

The Trip started on a cold Sunday morning in Byford. Shortly after nine o’clock, Brad and Bob Swift in a 105 Toyota Landcruiser, Mark Grey and his daughters in a Kia Sorento, and Trip Leader Gilbert Karel in his 150 series Toyota Prado headed to Wokalup, to meet Andrew and Jo Newhouse in their 120 […]

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