Trip Reports

Xmas Party 2020

The first Cockburn 4WD Club Xmas Party was held in December at The Last Drop, Beeliar. About 65 Members turned up over the course of the evening. Apart from the socialising, enjoying food and drink and reminiscing over past Trips, Members received awards for making an impression on Trips throughout the year, and, later, were […]

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Lennard Track

Lennard Track is a 12 kilometre drive through Wellington National Park starting where River Road crosses the Collie River and finishing at the top of Mount Lennard where Lennard Road enters the National Park. It is a challenging track that requires one’s attention, more so as it gets wet – to the point that is […]

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Margaret River Tracks and Beaches – Group 2

The Margaret River Tracks and Beaches Road Trip started with all vehicles meeting at BP Baldivis. As there were 19 vehicles participating we split into three groups each of which approached the Trip in a slightly different way. This is the Report of Nick and Fiona’s group including Nathan and Kirsty in their Triton, along […]

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Margaret River Tracks and Beaches – Group 1

The Margaret River Tracks and Beaches Road Trip started at BP Baldivis. Because of the large number of vehicles participating and the tight tracks at particular parts of the route the Road Trip was split into three groups. This is the Report of Brad and Jane’s group including Hyney and Beatrice in their Jeep, Lance […]

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Gus Luck Track

The Plan was to do more than just the Gus Luck Track. The Trip was planned for four and half days from 22-26 October 2020. We would spend the first night at Mindebooka Rock, south of Doodlakine. The next morning we would travel to Merredin, then Sandford Rocks where would try to find a part […]

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Harvey Weir Hills, Tracks, Ruts and Holes

Eighteen vehicles wheeled out of Byford, with participants looking for some 4WD fun on the hills around Harvey Weir. At the weir (and after having picked up another vehicle along the way) tyres were aired down and the convoy was split into two groups.  Nick Carroll lead the first group and Brian Hunt lead the […]

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Dalwallinu Wildflowers Road Trip

A four day tour of the Pithara/Dalwallinu area in early October 2020. Our Road Trip was a little bit late for the best of the annual spectacular wildflower display, however, this was no loss as the locals believed that the season was less than optimal anyway. Trip Leader Matt Hall arranged for us to camp […]

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WA’s Best Bakeries

Despite the title of this Road Trip it was not just a drive on bitumen roads from bakery to bakery. It was a genuine 4WD trip with plenty of challenging, tight, overgrown tracks and spectacular scenery is some of the prettiest parts of Western Australia. Day 1 Saturday 12 September 2020 We left Byford and […]

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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, 80 kph track. Clearly there is a mine nearby. As the road turned further to the north […]

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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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