Toolangi - hard day workout HARD

Toolangi State Forest, VIC

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Update: trip is now postponed until 9th Nov, due to seazonal and additional unexpected track closures. Advise is also given from more experienced drivers to Toolangi that even the tracks which are open might be undrivable.

This trip is for experienced 4wd drivers with well setup and equipped 4wd cars!

Important Note: 
Only join and participate in this trip at your own risk. 
Every one will be responsible for their own safety.
Remember, as in any trip, if you or one of the trip members see that the track in front of them, we will assist you in exiting the trip or might discuss meeting at the end of the hard section, so that you can continue...

Approximate distance:
50 - 75 kms approximately (including tracks) from the meeting point.
Full Tank from Melbourne should be sufficient for this Trip 

Trip Description:
This trip is categorised as hard as I have not led any trips in Toolangi but from memory when I participated in other trips the terrain can get very challenging. It should be dry for the week prior and on the day so the tracks should be between medium and hard, but I am staying on the safe side as I dont want anyone to freak out later...
We will aim to finish by 4pm
We will be stopping for lunch so BYO food and water.
All Trip Participants, including passengers, must wear fully enclosed footwear (e.g. sneakers, work type boots) whilst on this Trip.

Recovery Equipment:
The minimum requirement is one Snatch Strap, 2 Bow Shackles rated, a Dampener and Riggers Gloves (a full recovery kit is preferable and more appropriate, but not ssential). Riggers Gloves must be worn when dealing with recovery equipment or for track clearing if encountered. Equipment must be in very good condition.. If you don't have this recovery equipment do not join!!

Your vehicle must be Roadworthy and appropriately set up for the trip (if you know of any mechanical or maintenance issues with your vehicle, you must have these fully resolved/rectified before the Trip). You will need ground clearance for the Hard Tracks, therefore a suspension lift of at least 2 inches is strongly advised to minimize vehicle damage. Appropriate or Acceptable front and rear recovery points, for snatch strapping or winching, are essential. Due to the terrain of Toolangi State Forest I recommend a minimum of 33' Mud tyres. Tyres on or very close to roadworthy are not acceptable. Onboard UHF Radio, basic vehicle spares and tools, First Aid Kit and Fire Extinguisher.

Update: Snorkel might be required if deeper bogholes are to be attempted.

You need to be fully self-sufficient and bring enough Food, Water and Snacks for all persons in your vehicle for lunch. I usually stop and grill some steaks so you could and will have enough time to fire up your portable cooker. You also need to bring sufficient Water for every person in your vehicle. Weather can be very unpredictable in the mountains so please bring a warm clothes.

Planned Tracks list:

- Rockey track
- Lyndalls Track
- Aeroplane Track
- Cockpit Track
- campsite tk
- martins tk
- blowhard range tk
- kalatha creek north tk
- not much help tk
- luke creek tk no 2

And few others...


  • Electric Winch
  • Recovery Gear
  • Jack (Jack105) I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 4 (Completed over 38 trips) Premium Member

    Myself onlyChecked-In (09-Nov-2019 09:37)
    FZJ105R (1998 Land Cruiser)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Omer (FLXN)

    Driver + 1 ChildrenChecked-In (08-Nov-2019 12:42)
    Jeep (2017 Rubicon)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Jesse (Jess) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 3 trips)

    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (08-Nov-2019 18:54)
    Petrol 80 (1993 80 Series)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Brendan (BP JK) Completed Proficiency training

    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    (2020 Gladiator)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Andrew (Corkerrr)

    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Nav (2017 Navara)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock

  • Nicko (garlani) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 3 trips)

    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Patsy (2002 Patrol TB48 Ti GU3)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Nathan (SIKRUBI) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 2 trips)

    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    JK Rubicon (2009 Wrangler)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

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4 GOING, 5 Interested
6 adults , 1 children (7 in total)
Trip Date
Sun, 10-Nov-2019

Meeting Point - corner Melba Hwy and Rockey Tk
8:30 AM (Sun, 10-Nov-2019)