Ellis Track 4x4 Adventure (Ellis Challenge) HARD

Wesburn, VIC

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Ellis Track, it is considered one of the hardest tracks in Victoria, Australia.

 

Big rock, off-camber hill climb, mud, deep rut... 

 

It's a short track but it requires technical driving, experience and a very capable 4WD. It's most suitable for experienced 4wders and should not attempt if  you are inexperienced. 

 

It's located at Warbuton/Wesburn. Most of the hard sections will have chicken tracks around them. 

 

I will have an early start of the day. 

 

Depending on the group, I may run it as an Ellis Challenge (based on points). The challenge will require careful line picking, track building, technical driving and team work. Last but not least,  you have to have nerves of steel to complete the track and challenge. 

 

To give you an idea what to expect, see video below from my last trip. 

 

 

For this trip, I will limit this trip to 6 cars only. 

 

Note: Your vehicle has to be registered and fully insured (compensive or 3rd party). Sorry, no P Plate on this trip. 

 

Minimum requirement of your vehicles is

  1. 33" MT with at least 2" suspension lift
  2. Lockers or Traction Control
  3. Electric Winch
  4. Rock sliders / underguard are HIGHLY recommended

If possible, find yourself a navi (aka winch bitch) who can help you run your winch and spot for you if needed. 

 

Meeting point would be at Start of Ellis Track (Tarrango Rd) http://her.is/1NU3xKQ

 

Requirement

  • Electric Winch
  • Recovery Gear
  • Kelvin (TREXGQ) I am first-aid qualified Trip Leader - Level 6 (Completed over 82 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (26-Nov-2015 18:24)
    TREXGQ (1993 Patrol)
    • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Peter (GQ351C)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult + 3 ChildrenChecked-In (27-Nov-2015 18:47)
    GQ351C (1990 GQ Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" 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

  • Zak (Uzooz) I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 5 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself only
    Dakuwqa (2020 Gladiator)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Clive (clive22) I have mechanic skills

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (27-Nov-2015 08:09)
    Land Rover 110 (1985 County)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Eddie (Tonka) I am first-aid qualified I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 9 trips)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (26-Nov-2015 12:21)
    Jeep (2005 TJ)
    • 35" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Simon (1TUFFGU) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    4.8 (2002 Patrol ST)
    • 36" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Tony (le Dakar) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 3 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    GU Patrol 4.8 (2004 GU Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Tim (Panda)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Gu 48 (2004 Patrol)

    • Robert (Rigger64) Trip Leader - Level 2 (Completed over 12 trips)


      I am Interested / In Waiting List
      TARA The Mighty Zook (1992 4 Runner)
      • 30" Tyres, 2" Lifted
      • Winch

    • Clint Witton (clints GU)


      I am Interested / In Waiting List
      GU turbo diesel (2002 GU)
      • 35" Tyres, 4" Lifted
      • Front Diff Lock
      • Winch

    • Starky (Starky)


      I am Interested / In Waiting List
      GQ, TB48 goodness, 4 link rear (1990 Patrol)
      • 36" Tyres, 2" Lifted
      • Front & Rear Locker
      • Winch

    • Darren (nuttbag007) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)


      I am Interested / In Waiting List
      350 Rangie (1989 Range Rover)
      • 35" Tyres, 5" Lifted
      • Front & Rear Locker
      • Winch

    • David (Davevk) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 10 trips)


      I am Interested / In Waiting List
      JK Wrangler Diesel (2013 Wrangler)
      • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
      • Winch


    • Matt (mattski)


      I am Interested / In Waiting List
      80 series (1993 Land Cruiser)
      • 36" Tyres, 4" Lifted
      • Front & Rear Locker
      • Winch

    Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
    Hi Zak, are you taking your new defender for this trip?
    06 Sep 2015
    Christopher Smith (GXL4x4)
    What a great track iv done it 3 times and every time iv done it its in different condition but all ways bloody hard good luck have fun.
    06 Sep 2015
    Zak (Uzooz) Premium Member
    Kelvin (TREXGQ) wrote: Hi Zak, are you taking your new defender for this trip?
    I will mate
    Should be ready by then
    06 Sep 2015
    Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
    Zak (Uzooz) wrote:
    Kelvin (TREXGQ) wrote: Hi Zak, are you taking your new defender for this trip?
    I will mate
    Should be ready by then
    Cool! ..Will she has 35" twin locked?
    06 Sep 2015
    Tim (Panda)
    Might want to concider that every car should have someone to run rope... gets tiring running rope for multiple cars.. especially if everyone is taking the fun lines
    06 Sep 2015
    Clint Witton (clints GU)
    Do you have room for one more😁
    07 Sep 2015
    Donald Topping (TheDonsWay)
    The email for this trip came though this morning, yet I saw this posted last night.
    07 Sep 2015
    Zak (Uzooz) Premium Member
    Kelvin (TREXGQ) wrote:
    Zak (Uzooz) wrote:
    Kelvin (TREXGQ) wrote: Hi Zak, are you taking your new defender for this trip?
    I will mate
    Should be ready by then
    Cool! ..Will she has 35" twin locked?
    35 with T/C
    Will see how she goes then consider lockers
    07 Sep 2015
    Clint Witton (clints GU)
    Donald (TheDonsWay) wrote: The email for this trip came though this morning, yet I saw this posted last night.
    I got the email at 10:40 last night, trip was already full :(
    07 Sep 2015
    Simon (1TUFFGU)
    yep you have to be quick! I have been waiting for a trip to this track for ages.
    Anyone interested in doing a separate trip on the same day. We could start a bit later.
    07 Sep 2015
    Clint Witton (clints GU)
    Sounds good mate, I'll be in 👍
    07 Sep 2015
    Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
    If possible, find yourself a navi (aka winch bitch) who can help you run your winch and spot for you if needed.
    07 Sep 2015
    Barry (Wookie21)
    I live 5 mins from this track its my fav if i had my toy still id be there but im not quite setup and its really my family tourer
    08 Sep 2015
    Tony (le Dakar)
    Hi All. I will be coming on the trip and riding with Kelvin. My main interest is to do some filming including some aerial shots from the quad copter. I would also like to swap my Go-pro camera around in the vehicles (if OK with the Driver). The plan is to put a good YouTube video together.
    Once the trip completes late Saturday, I am looking at camping out on Sat night somewhere at the top of Ellis track (I'll take the chicken run up). If anyone else is interested in camping out that night, let me know. Cheers.- Tony
    09 Sep 2015
    Matthew (discomatt)
    If anyone wants a rope puller and spotter for the day I would love a passenger seat
    04 Oct 2015
    Alex (AlexPatrol)
    WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason:
    15 Oct 2015
    Eddie (Tonka)
    And I'm in. Giddy Up.
    15 Oct 2015
    Peter (GQ351C)
    Matthew (discomatt) wrote: If anyone wants a rope puller and spotter for the day I would love a passenger seat
    Hi Matt, you can take my passenger front seat if you can lower your standards and ride in an old GQ :)
    15 Oct 2015
    Matthew (discomatt)
    your on Peter, could not think of another car I would rather be in to do Ellis, certainly not lowering standards to go in your old Pootrol ;-)
    16 Oct 2015
    Eddie (Tonka)
    So who is going to tackle the gatekeeper?
    21 Oct 2015
    Eddie (Tonka)
    http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q47/Victor_the_secret_turtle/922703_10201383967388076_105266730_n.jpg
    21 Oct 2015
    Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
    Eddie (Tonka) wrote: So who is going to tackle the gatekeeper?
    Hey mate, not sure which part is the gatekeeper. Please fill us in on that day. I just know that it's a freaking awesome track. It is so technical and challenging! ... I know the last part is called "Rock Garden".... what other names does it have?"
    Most of the parts will have chicken tracks.... I went there in Dec with Jamie last year.
    21 Oct 2015
    Eddie (Tonka)
    Kelvin (TREXGQ) wrote:
    Eddie (Tonka) wrote: So who is going to tackle the gatekeeper?
    Hey mate, not sure which part is the gatekeeper. Please fill us in on that day. I just know that it's a freaking awesome track. It is so technical and challenging! ... I know the last part is called "Rock Garden".... what other names does it have?&quo ...
    As the name suggests it's the first large rock you encounter, most take the chicken track to the left. The rock doesn't look like much but the only line is to drag your side up and over it. Pic is in the link above... Before the chicken track this was the only way and if you couldn't make the rock you turned around and went home...
    21 Oct 2015
    Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
    Eddie (Tonka) wrote:
    Kelvin (TREXGQ) wrote:
    Eddie (Tonka) wrote: So who is going to tackle the gatekeeper?
    Hey mate, not sure which part is the gatekeeper. Please fill us in on that day. I just know that it's a freaking awesome trac ...
    Ar yes, I remember this one now. I think I took the chicken tk last time... anyway, I will give it a go this time.
    21 Oct 2015
    Matthew (discomatt)
    Even the chicken tracks need a very capable driver and vehicle, can't wait even though I am a passenger again it is still a blast. One day I will have a separate work car so then I will definitely put Ellis at the top of the must do list to see how far I can get before the winch comes out
    23 Oct 2015
    Eddie (Tonka)
    Eddie (Tonka) wrote:
    Kelvin (TREXGQ) wrote:
    Eddie (Tonka) wrote: So who is going to tackle the gatekeeper?
    Hey mate, not sure which part is the gatekeeper. Please fill us in on that day. I just know that it's a freaking awesome trac ...
    Video of the first obstacle...

    https://vimeo.com/65495101
    15 Nov 2015
    Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
    Gents, the time has finally come. Say hello to "Ellis". Please make sure you arrive a bit early so you can pre your vehicle and air down. I aim at hitting the track at 8:30-8:45 am. Please triple check your winch and all recover gear.

    Feel free to ask if you have any questions.

    See you all on Sat.
    23 Nov 2015
    Eddie (Tonka)
    Kelvin (TREXGQ) wrote: Gents, the time has finally come. Say hello to "Ellis". Please make sure you arrive a bit early so you can pre your vehicle and air down. I aim at hitting the track at 8:30-8:45 am. Please triple check your winch and all recover gear.

    Feel free to ask if you have any questions.

    See you all on Sat.
    Can't wait!
    23 Nov 2015
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    TRIP COMPLETED

    6 GOING, 10 Interested
    8 adults , 3 children (11 in total)
    Trip Date
    Sat, 28-Nov-2015

    Meeting Point
    Start of Ellis Track (Tarrango Rd) http://her.is/1NU3xKQ
    8:30 AM (Sat, 28-Nov-2015)

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