Tassie 2016 MEDIUM

Tasmania, TAS

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Heading to Tassie in 2016. Dates, times, locations to follow. At this point I have penciled it in for the March school holidays 2016, this is only a proposed date to work towards. As with all my trips stay tuned for updates. 

 

Jase.

Requirement

  • Electric Winch
  • Recovery Gear
  • Jase (Jase69er) I am first-aid qualified I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 5 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult + 2 Children
    FZJ-80 Series (1FZ-FE) (1996 Landcruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Terry De Vries (mrmods) I have mechanic skills

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult
    105 series 4.2 1HD-T (1998 landcruiser)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Tim Cantone (Boss) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 2 Children
    Landcruiser 79 series dual cab (2015 GXL)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch


  • Gary (poppyg)

    GOING
    Myself only
    4.5V8 diesel Landcruiser (2015 VDJ79R)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Anthony (atowen) I am first-aid qualified

    GOING
    Myself only
    V8 Bruiser (2004 Uzj Cruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Dave (disco) I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 4 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult + 1 Children
    Land Rover Discovery 2 (2003 Discovery 2)
    • 33" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Josh (Jrgordon) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)

    GOING
    Myself only
    79 series (2014 79 series landcruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • George (Georgie_Kyro) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 5 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult
    Pretty Penny (1999 GU Patrol)
    • 37" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch


  • Alex (AlexPatrol) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    GQ (1992 GQ)
    • 33" Tyres
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch


  • David (Davidb)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Nissan patrol (2010 Patrol)
    • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Brett (Koenandaxton)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    3.0lt gu patrol (2003 Patrol)
    • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Mick (Surfs Up)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Surfs up (1994 Surf)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted

  • Matthew (discomatt) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 6 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    V8 discovery with a couple of modds (1996 Discovery)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch


  • Gregory Cavanagh (sveken)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    2.8L CRD Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (2007 Wrangler Unlimited)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Peter (Pjamesk)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    JK (2010 Wrangler JK)
    • 31" Tyres
    • Winch


  • Steve (Nav4x4)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    2.5 diesel navara (2012 Navara)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Glenn B (Hanglider) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    JKU Wrangler 08 (2008 JK Sport Unlimited)
    • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Winch


  • John (Evltd)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Ls1 gq ute / 4.6 Rangie classic (1989 Gq)
    • 37" Tyres, 7" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Leo (04PLAY)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    80 SERIES TURBO DIESEL (1995 GXL LANDCRUISER)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

Matthew (discomatt)
What side of Tassi are you thinking, Liza and I did the east coast years ago but have never done the west which is where all the serious 4wd tracks are, would be keen on a west coast trip to tackle Belfour and the like
14 Jan 2015
Trip Leader Jase (Jase69er)
Yep, I recon Belfour in hi on the 'must do' list.
14 Jan 2015
Matthew (discomatt)
I will ask Allanmac to post his video of his Belfour experience, it is certainly a eye opener, unfortuently there were a few other issues that happened on his trip that put a real downer on it, might try and talk him into another crack at it. A top trip with everything from sand beach driving to rugged bush tracks with unspoiled and untouched bush, nature at its best.
14 Jan 2015
Luke (bushstig)
Did a little bit of 4wding on the west coast about 6 years ago on my honeymoon and it was great. Just watched the new 4wd action dvd & got me thinking about tassie again. Very excited! Thanks Jase.
15 Jan 2015
Allan (allanmac) Premium Member
I will ask Allanmac to post his video of his Belfour experience, it is certainly a eye opener, unfortuently there were a few other issues that happened on his trip that put a real downer on it, might try and talk him into another crack at it. A top trip with everything from sand beach driving to rugged bush tracks with unspoiled and untouched bush, nature at its best.

Thanks Matt, but not sure how to put a video up..?????? You are right though, Balfour was an experience & put a 'dampner' on the trip then to top it off the next day was the big incident.

Anyway Jase, have been there twice, 1st time in February 2009 & the 2nd time was the eventful trip in September 2010. Am just expressing my opinion here, doesnt make me right or wrong, but my thoughts after two trips down there.

1. If you plan to do some of the serious 4wding on the West Coast, think about limiting how many vehicles go & if some are taking camper trailers, they are not suitable for many of the tracks; including many parts of the beach.

2. February is the best time to go; still very warm to enable plenty of swimming etc. Also Balfour will have very little water in it unless it is a wet summer. Also west coast is always windy, so much more bearable on warm days.

3. Vehicles have to be in 'tip top' condition, if not they will be found out on the west coast.

4. Permits are required for many parts of the West Coast and are easy to purchase.

5. Day sailings are generally cheaper, but IMO, a waste of a day as it is a bloody boring trip just looking at ocean...lol.

If you have any questions etc, feel free to ask & for those going am sure you will all have a fantastic time. I would have expressed interest in the trip, but you have more than enough members going/interested.
21 Jan 2015
Allan (allanmac) Premium Member
This is video; not sure if it will work..?????

http://vid2.photobucket.com/albums/y33/allanmac/4wd%20videos/BalfourBigOne.mp4
21 Jan 2015
Allan (allanmac) Premium Member
Jese, I also added a file that gives some info on permits & a map of 4wding in the Arthur-Pieman area on the West Coast.
21 Jan 2015
Trip Leader Jase (Jase69er)
Allan, cheers mate for the info, alway good to get first had info.
21 Jan 2015
Trip Leader Jase (Jase69er)
Ok all, just a quick heads up,,, I got onto the Spirit of Tasmainia website to do a dummy booking to get a price. My booking was based on 2 Adults and 2 kids in a 4 berth cabin with a car over 2.1 mtrs RETURN. Price was just over $1350. There are cheaper options available to you, eg. You choice of acom. Also note that I was unable to book more that 12 months from now (March / April 2016 not available at this point in time), so we hopefully will get it a little bit cheaper for booking 12 months in advance.
21 Jan 2015
Tim Cantone (Boss)
Hi Jase,

Thanks for the update on the ship details. I have a mate that wants to come along with his truck is this o.k - he is not a member of 4wd trip however he is experienced ,regards Tim
21 Jan 2015
Trip Leader Jase (Jase69er)
Mate, all good.
21 Jan 2015
Trip Leader Jase (Jase69er)
Tim would be good if he joined up and registered, Free,,,
21 Jan 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
Thanks for the great info Allanmac... they are important for us to plan the trip...
Jase...i went to Tassie by ferry last yr...i would have to agree with Allan..day sailing is very boring and waste a day.... but not such how much difference on pricing
...the dinner is awesome...watch a movie at their cinema...few drinks and slept well..got there early morning
21 Jan 2015
Nayala (nayala)
Hi noob here from NSW.
Interesting to join in but the school holiday in NSW and victoria is slitghtly different. LOL
Cheers
26 Jan 2015
Trip Leader Jase (Jase69er)
Nayala, yeah that sux, I'm a New South Welshman so I know what you mean
26 Jan 2015
Matthew (discomatt)
A few good vids on EARTH from a Christmas trip from Steve 223, couple of tracks that would be on the must do list but not with a group of 10 plus cars as they look like a challenge that could go pear shaped pretty quick
28 Jan 2015
Trip Leader Jase (Jase69er)
Everyone go out and get the latest 4wdAction (228) Mag with DvD and have a look at the Tassie track they hit, OMG,,, Its called the 'Money Pit' because every car does at least $1000 worth of damage.
29 Jan 2015
Trip Leader Jase (Jase69er)
Welcome Josh...
29 Jan 2015
Gregory Cavanagh (sveken)
Wow, I'm planning the same trip for the same dates for my 21st, might tag along depends how,similer the trip is
15 Mar 2015
James (HighKMPatrol)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason:
15 Mar 2015
Trip Leader Jase (Jase69er)
Just an update....

I'm working very hard on gathering all the info needed to make this trip as good as it can possibly be. I've also keeping in close correspondents with the ferry company to get us the best possible deal I can muster. Over the winter period I'll be call a meeting to outline the trip, pricing, dates, etc for the group to comment on.

Working hard to please you all, Jase.
15 Mar 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
Thanks for the update Jase
15 Mar 2015
Gavin (VADER)
Thanks Jase
25 Mar 2015
Rebecca (RED)
Hi Jase, sounds like you have a big job ahead of you! We went to Tassie a few years back, didn't do any 4WD tracks as we had a toorak tractor at the time.

We found Feb was the best time to go as the weather was the warmest for the west side. It gets bloody cold on the west side even in Summer.

we past Montezuma Falls Track going into Strahan and wet our tyres at the beginning of the track and said we'd be back one day! Not sure what it's like.

We managed to get a great deal on the Spirit of Tassie, I'll try and find the tickets and post how much it costed us.

We took the tent and it was really hard to pitch a tent due to all the rocky ground, so camper trailer or rooftop tents seem to be the way to go.

Noticed you have alot of interest in the trip, is it worth thinking about having a base camp and splitting the vehicles up into lots of 10 and doing a few different tracks per day as groups and then swapping the groups so everyone gets to do all the tracks but not waiting in a traffic jam on the tracks? so possibly having a few trip leaders to take groups on the tracks.
No sure if there are a few tracks close to each other, that would only work if they were close to each other.

Definitely interested in coming to tassie and doing 4WDing now we have a real 4by! :-)

Loved the Vid Allanmac! held my breath though. LOL

Beck
16 Apr 2015
Trip Leader Jase (Jase69er)
Hey Beck, thanx for your input, I will sure take your advice.
16 Apr 2015
Jake (jakelux)
PM me if your interested in a cracking private property camp spot on the East Coast with one of the harder tracks in the area! Jake
28 Apr 2015
Tim Cantone (Boss)
Jake (jakelux) wrote: PM me if your interested in a cracking private property camp spot on the East Coast with one of the harder tracks in the area! Jake
Hi Jake,
Thanks for the update mate - sounds great to me
28 Apr 2015
Trip Leader Jase (Jase69er)
Yep sounds good mate. Will do
28 Apr 2015
Trip Leader Jase (Jase69er)
Hey George, welcome aboard
29 Apr 2015
Allan (allanmac) Premium Member
Hey Jase, have justed added a few photos from my Tassie trips that may 'wet the appetite' for you and all those attending your trip. I have plenty more at home from the East Coast etc if you want to see some more.
30 Apr 2015
Trip Leader Jase (Jase69er)
Wow awesome photos Allan. I need to catch up with you for a chat I think
30 Apr 2015
Dave (disco)
Wow amazing photos Allan, thanks.
30 Apr 2015
Matthew (discomatt)
Not wrong they do wet the appetite and no wonder you say the paj was never quite the same after that trip, Balfour really could cause a lot of damage....
30 Apr 2015
Colin (Col_and_Nic)
Got a few more $$$ to spend on the troll b4 we commit to this trip but hopefully by June .....
30 Apr 2015
Allan (allanmac) Premium Member
Jase (Jase69er) wrote: Wow awesome photos Allan. I need to catch up with you for a chat I think
No probs Jase, any questions etc feel free to ask.
04 May 2015
Darren (nuttbag007)
Allan (allanmac) wrote: This is video; not sure if it will work..?????

http://vid2.photobucket.com/albums/y33/allanmac/4wd%20videos/BalfourBigOne.mp4
Great video. I think the bow wave was the only thing that got the car infront going again!
10 May 2015
Allan (allanmac) Premium Member
Jase (Jase69er) wrote: Ok all, just a quick heads up,,, I got onto the Spirit of Tasmainia website to do a dummy booking to get a price. My booking was based on 2 Adults and 2 kids in a 4 berth cabin with a car over 2.1 mtrs RETURN. Price was just over $1350. There are cheaper options available to you, eg. You choice of acom. Also note that I was unable to book more that 12 months from now (March / April 2016 not available at this point in time), so we hopefully will g ...
Hi Jase, was a bit bored at work, so did a couple of price comparisons as can now book for the dates you proposed; Sat 26th March and I had returning April 10th, (not sure if that is your return date though). One thing I will say; if you are taking a camper, be prepared to pay!.

1st costings based on 2 adults staying in basic private cabin with porthole, (worth it imo), a vehicle and camper trailer. Take note, they now charge extra if you have a nudgebar/bullbar & towbar, so do include if you have them as they do generally check.
Cabin accommodation - $744.00
4wd & camper - $806.00
TOTAL COST: $1550.00

Without camper trailer but same accomodation details.
Cabin accomodation - $744.00
Vehicle with towbar etc $186.00

TOTAL COST: $930.00

As I mentioned, a huge cost savings without camper trailer/caravan.
The 'ocean recliners' instead of cabin will reduce the above costs by $264 per couple but I can tell you from experience, dont expect to get much sleep as they are not all that comfy; a bit like a normal airline seat.

The absolute cheapest option is 'day ticket' for the day sailing on Sunday March 27th & returning April 10th also, as they have both a day & night sailing this day.
Total cost for 2 adults and vehicle (no camper) is $510.00 return. Add $468.00 (total $978.00) if taking camper trailer.

Maybe it is worthwhile for those intending to go to get on the Spirit of Tasmania website and have a bit of a 'play' looking at the various options.

Unfortunately, I doubt whether you will get any big discounts as 26-27th March is the start of school hollies PLUS it is the Easter weekend.

Hope you dont mind me posting this Jase, but as I said, was a bit bored at work so looked at the prices cause if Cheryl & I dont do the 'Kimberley' next year we may consider doing Tassie in Feb or early March, but as we would be taking the camper, am not sure if it is worth it as I think it is outrageous the extra they charge to take a camper or caravan.
11 May 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: I may not be able to make this trip due to my new job. I will confirm later.
13 Jun 2015
Gavin (VADER)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Unable to attend
13 Jun 2015
Luke (bushstig)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: To far away to commit
14 Jun 2015
Mike Frahm (Mike-DK)
I have a Conqueror camper trailer, will it suit the trip to bring it, and dos anyone else plan to do that
regards
Mike
29 Jun 2015
Trip Leader Jase (Jase69er)
Hi all, due to some personal / family commitments I'll have to postpone this trip to a later date of which I haven't considered as yet. Sorry to all for the disappointment but unfortunately I can't control these personal events.

Jase
20 Jul 2015
Nichole Rose (nrose_hilux)
Jase (Jase69er) wrote: Hi all, due to some personal / family commitments I'll have to postpone this trip to a later date of which I haven't considered as yet. Sorry to all for the disappointment but unfortunately I can't control these personal events.

Jase
Sorry to hear Jase, I was looking forward to this trip.
21 Jul 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
Hi all,
Unfortunately this trip has been postponed as indicated by Jase. I will remove this trip from the directory for the time being.
21 Jul 2015
Nichole Rose (nrose_hilux)
Would someone esle be interesred in leading the trip?
22 Jul 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
Nichole, if anyone who are willing to lead this trip, I can change them to take over this trip.
22 Jul 2015
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TRIP COMPLETED

10 GOING, 15 Interested
14 adults , 6 children (20 in total)
Trip Date
Sat, 26-Mar-2016

Meeting Point
Spirit of Tasmania, Melb docks.
8:30 AM (Sat, 26-Mar-2016)