Easy 4x4 Day Trip (Family and Kids are welcome) EASY / MEDIUM

Rubicon, Eildon, VIC

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Updated: 3 July 2017

Hi all see below the itinerary of this trip. The total distance is about 130km from Buxton to Eildon Dam. Most of the tracks are relatively easy, mainly in 4H or even in 2WD. There are couple section which may require 4L. We will assess the condition and make the call. Again, like any 4wd trips, there are always something unexpected. For instance, some tracks could be closed, or they no longer assessible. You may also get pinstripe if the tracks become overgrown. We will be travelling in a relatively high attitude above 900m. There will be chance that you will see snow this weekend, so make sure you bring enough clothes to keep yourself warm. 

 

Some of the tracks/roads are unknown to me. I have highlighted them in brown.

  1. Buxton (Last fuel stop)
  2. Taggerty
  3. Rubicon Road
  4. Rubicon Hydro Power Station
  5. Royston Road
  6. Browns Road
  7. No.5 Track
  8. Snob Creek Road
  9. Conn Gap Road
  10. Conn Hill (1200m) -> This track is a dead end track, need to turn around
  11. Back to Snob Creek Road
  12. Herbs Road
  13. Morris Lookout
  14. Back to Herbs Road
  15. Snob Creek Falls
  16. Dry Creek Hill Road
  17. Eildon-Jamieson Road
  18. Barnewall Plains Road
  19. Torbreck Road
  20. RAAF Avro Anson Memorial Crash Site (1940) -> not sure if we can find it, it's on the map
  21. Back to Eildon-Jamieson Road
  22. Goulburn Valey Highway
  23. Jerusalem Creek Road
  24. Mt Pinniger Road
  25. Foggs Lookout
  26. Mount Pinniger
  27. Eildon Dam
  28. [Surprise track -> for those who dare to try, and if time permits]

 

Looking to run an easy/medium day trip near Rubicon/Eildon areas. This will be a great trip for those who are relatively new to 4wding. I will share my 4wding experience with everyone. It's aimed to be a family oriented trip. Family with kids will be more than welcome. 

If time allows, we may head to Mt Terrible or Big River. 

Requirement

  • Electric Winch
  • Recovery Gear
  • Kelvin (TREXGQ) I am first-aid qualified Trip Leader - Level 6 (Completed over 76 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult + 3 ChildrenChecked-In (08-Jul-2017 11:37)
    TREXGQ (1990 Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Rick (Rick T) I am first-aid qualified Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (07-Jul-2017 19:32)
    3.2 diesel (2013 BT-50)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Matt (matt160980)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult + 2 Children + 1 InfantsChecked-In (08-Jul-2017 09:19)
    200 Sahara (2008 landcruser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Tom (roll_tide) I am first-aid qualified Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 10 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (08-Jul-2017 08:58)
    Hilux 3.0 diesel (2013 Hilux)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Ben Howe (Nacho) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 2 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult + 1 InfantsChecked-In (08-Jul-2017 15:29)
    hilux (2012 hilux)
    • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Allan (Big Pig) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 10 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult + 1 ChildrenChecked-In (07-Jul-2017 18:44)
    BIG PIG (2014 WK2 diesel)
    • 32" Tyres
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

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

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (08-Jul-2017 11:11)
    PJ Ranger (2007 PJ Ranger 3.0L)
    • 33" Tyres, 1" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

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

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult + 1 ChildrenChecked-In (08-Jul-2017 10:17)
    Discovery 4 (2010 Discovery)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch


  • Corey (BOSSCR)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (09-Jul-2017 06:23)
    BOSSCR (2018 Everest)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock

  • Jason (jasb)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Ranger (2014 XLT)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Sam Jones (Huntem)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    hilux 2.8 (1985 Hilux)
    • 31" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Jason (jjs80) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 3 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    80 series (1996 landcruiser)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Kristine (Ourlux)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    4.2 Diesel (2014 Hi Lux)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Steve (blue rangie 304) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 3 trips) Premium Member


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    ex blue rangie (1999 landcruser)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Nathan (Bacho86)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    GU Patrol 3.0L CRD (2008 Patrol)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Rob (Bert-O)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    GU Patrol (2003 Wagon)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Michael (Mickm91) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 5 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    VW Amarok Ultimate (2018 Amarok)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock

  • Darrell (Flexit)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    3.2ltr turbo diesel XLT manual (2012 Ranger px)
    • Rear Diff Lock

  • Nick (Nicksfjc)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    2.8 diesel (2017 Hilux)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Rod (Rod4wd) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 2 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    4.0L Navara (2006 Navara)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch


  • Dan (Disco_Dan) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Serenity (1996 Defender)
    • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Dale (Cobber88)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Mq triton diesel (2015 Triton)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Marc (FPVguy)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    3.0 diesel (2015 Dmax)
    • Winch

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TRIP COMPLETED

10 GOING, 15 Interested
18 adults , 7 children , 2 infants (27 in total)
Trip Date
Sun, 09-Jul-2017

Meeting Point
Healsville Beechworth Bakery
8:30 AM (Sun, 09-Jul-2017)

Organiser 4WD TRIP
Kelvin (TREXGQ)

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