Bunyip exploration trip MEDIUM / HARD

Bunyip, VIC

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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 is too difficult, don't attempt it, we will arrange to meet you on the other side.

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

 

Trip Description:
This trip is categorised as medium/hard so it is required to have minimum 32 s M/T or aggressive A/T tyres and a working electric winch .
BYO Recovery gear is MANDATORY
We will aim to finish by 6pm
We will be stopping for lunch so BYO food and water. I will be firing up my portable cooker and doing some grilling, so the lunch will be around 30 minutes...
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!!

VEHICLE & EQUIPMENT:
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 harder Tracks, therefore a suspension lift of at least 2 inches is strongly advised to avoid vehicle damage. Appropriate or Acceptable front and rear recovery points, for snatch strapping or winching, are essential. As mentioned above, due to the terrain of the State Forest a minimum of 32 A/T or Mud Tyres with very good tread depth are required. Tyres on or very close to roadworthy are not acceptable. Onboard UHF Radio, basic vehicle spares and tools, First Aid Kit and Fire Extinguisher. If you don't have 32' inch tyres and minimum 2 inch lift do not join!!
 

FOOD AND GENERAL PROVISIONS:
You need to be fully self-sufficient and bring enough Food, Water and Snacks for all persons in your vehicle for Lunch. You also need to bring sufficient Water for every person in your vehicle. .

Some tracks on the list to go to from https://4x4fever.com/bunyip-state-forest/
Andersons Track (-37.935871, 145.678452)

Hardest track in Bunyip – by a mile. It’s passable with all terrains and no lift in the dry summer, add a bit of water to the mix and I’ve watched doubled locked, lifted patrols with 35inch + rubber struggle to get 100 meters up.

Little Bunyip Track (-37.934586, 145.672867)

This can get a little challenging in the wet, but a fun track. If you’ve got road rubber, you might struggle, but one to check out if you are in the area.

Other tracks on the list..

Bullock Link Tk - https://tracks.4x4earth.com/4wd-track/bullock-link-track/358

Rocky Track Tk - https://tracks.4x4earth.com/4wd-track/rocky-track-bunyip-state-forest/357

Robertson Creek Tk - ??
Gentle Annie Tk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZsDnXCGvqk 
Tea Tree Tk - ??
Bunyip Ridge Tk - ??


TBc..

some good vids:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CodOQJHE5T0








Requirement

  • Electric Winch
  • Recovery Gear
  • Jack (JacekPrado) I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 3 (Completed over 23 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (29-Feb-2020 11:06)
    FZJ105R (1998 Land Cruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Stephan (Dmop85) I am first-aid qualified

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (29-Feb-2020 01:44)
    3.0TD GU patrol (2000 Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Joerg Mutsch (melbourne_wj) I have mechanic skills

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult + 2 ChildrenChecked-In (29-Feb-2020 02:22)
    Jeep Grand Cherokee LImited V8 4.7L (2002 Grand Cherokee Limited)
    • 33" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Baz (baz1000) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (27-Feb-2020 17:31)
    GU coil cab (2002 Y61)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Matt (Jeeper) I am first-aid qualified

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (29-Feb-2020 12:51)
    Jeep JKU (2015 JK)
    • 34" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Winch


  • Jesse (Jess)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (29-Feb-2020 02:29)
    Petrol 80 (1993 80 Series)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch


Trip Leader Jack (JacekPrado) Premium Member
Updated meeting point
24 Feb 2020
Joerg Mutsch (melbourne_wj)
I have been on the track which is shown in the video. It is pretty hard and easier to go up than down. can be pretty chewed out from time to time. It is called Roberton
Creek Fireline track but is more located to the south close to Labertouche.
24 Feb 2020
Trip Leader Jack (JacekPrado) Premium Member
Joerg Mutsch (melbourne_wj) wrote: I have been on the track which is shown in the video. It is pretty hard and easier to go up than down. can be pretty chewed out from time to time. It is called Roberton
Creek Fireline track but is more located to the south close to Labertouche.
Thanks Joerg, It's on my list, but lots of the tracks will be a guess for me as well so we will have to decide when we get to each track if we do it. We will avoid hard/extreme ones as it's my first trip to bunyip.
25 Feb 2020
Joerg Mutsch (melbourne_wj)
Good news, I will change my tyres and weld on my exhaust this week. So this trip should be really a breeze and I should not slow you guys down :D.
25 Feb 2020
Thurstain (Tcm9669) Premium Member
Joerg Mutsch (melbourne_wj) wrote: Good news, I will change my tyres and weld on my exhaust this week. So this trip should be really a breeze and I should not slow you guys down :D.
Just straight pipe it! Would sound mean as!
25 Feb 2020
Joerg Mutsch (melbourne_wj)
Police would stop me in no time. The sound is unbelievable loud... tried it already, since this was not the first time the pipe came off.

Here are some other videos from the Bunyip Area. All are on the Robertson Creek track:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAWP63ebGXE&t=
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN7j-BKHAN0&feature=
25 Feb 2020
Trip Leader Jack (JacekPrado) Premium Member
I updated the trip max to 7 as Joerg has 2 mates and promised me they should be ok on this trip. 7 will be max not to slow the trip down to much. 7 is also my usual max
26 Feb 2020
Matt (Jeeper)
[Private Message Sent] - If you are GOING, please check your inbox.
26 Feb 2020
Omer (FLXN)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Sorry guys for the late notice can’t make it tomorrow
28 Feb 2020
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TRIP COMPLETED

7 GOING, 1 Interested
10 adults , 3 children (13 in total)
Trip Date
Sun, 01-Mar-2020

Meeting Point
https://goo.gl/maps/boE7FqDANhCUCyyx5
9:30 AM (Sun, 01-Mar-2020)

TRIP FULL