what do you like

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 20:22
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just being a sticky beak again.
but just wondering what sort of 4wding people do.
hollidays only.need the fourby to tow
sand
rock climbing
mud
fire tracks ect—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Reply By: Williewags- Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 20:56

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 20:56
Diamond......between you and Mrs Al......the longest threads can be achieved:-)
But it is a fair question.

My 4by is one of three cars. It gets used to cart sand,gravel, rocks etc in the trailer for whatever my government decides is the next project. I try to get out on a camping trip every 2-3 months and try to go to paces I haven't been before. Not averse to desert sand, beach driving or horror tracks or for that matter offroad, if necessary. It is also used to tow the 'artists' trailer out to designated places for quiet camps and painting.

So many places to go...
Cheers,
Willie

Fitzmaurice River NT
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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 22:28

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 22:28
we try lol—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 21:34

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 21:34
Diamond,
the attached photo just about says it all for me. Remote desert country. Desert oaks. Red dirt road. Corrugations. Miles from anywhere, and too far away from work to even think about it. This one was taken on a back track between Yuendumu and Papunya. The track heads south toward Mount Wedge and then turns left, looking for a pass through the range. The track then follows a rocky creek bed as it cuts between ancient crumbling outcrops, before straightening up for the run south to Papunya, and then Haast's Bluff. Click on the pic for a better view.Bob
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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 21:39

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 21:39
loovely looking place isnt it.
never heard of any of the places you mentioned lol
but ill find out for my self one day—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Follow Up By: Member - Alpaca (SA) - Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 21:59

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 21:59
Great looking shot at the Olga's Bob
I have enjoyed all my 4WD ing regardless of wherever it is and for however long it is. Sometimes the drive along the same roads to get there can be a bit of a drag.Alpaca
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Follow Up By: Slammin - Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 22:52

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 22:52
Hey Bob a shot from my backyard! These roads look like rivers in the wet! Diamond this shot above is the sort of stuff I do most days, desert travel for work and play. Like most everyone else the 4wd is for the hols, preferably NEAR A BEACH!
Don't understand the rockhopping stuff myself, that is what god invented motorbikes for.
Thanks for the shot Bob.
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Follow Up By: JohnH - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 10:26

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 10:26
Bob, I know this track, quite a nice drive really. I used to do it as a younger fellow. I had a Hawkers run out there with a mate. We used an Ford XD ute. There were about 500 km of tracks out through there and you would only cross the main road a few times. It's good to see people like yourself getting into the heart of the country. Pupunya is a real resort isn't it. Imagine what you could do if it was a political issue. I don't know how far out the back of there you went but they have some beutiful ranges etc. Most of it is permit country as you probably figured.

Later.

JohnH
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Monday, Aug 25, 2003 at 09:01

Monday, Aug 25, 2003 at 09:01
JohnH,
I've been giving the region a fair hammering over the last ten years. Biggest trip was from Maroochydore to Carnarvon via GBH. Have been up the Sandy Blight track to Kintore and then into Alice. Next year I want to head west from Kintore and end up in Broome. Always permits. Drives us mad. Have developed an big interest in local art which takes us to a lot of the communities. Bob
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Monday, Aug 25, 2003 at 09:06

Monday, Aug 25, 2003 at 09:06
Slammin,
you are surrounded by beaches! Talk about spoilt. The big problem would be deciding which one today : Broome, Roper Bar, Carnarvon, Head of the Bite (there is a magic little spot where the Dog Fence runs into the sea), or the Sunshine Coast of QLD?Bob
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Follow Up By: Slammin - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003 at 22:15

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003 at 22:15
Yeah Cheers Bob, A 2 day min. drive to catch a wave! Yep ya just hit the nail on the head. But I'm still here though! Must be the MacDonald Ranges in the distance.
Look Bob I know the permits are a hassle but if any of the community problems as alluded to here on the forum or that you would of seen are to be solved then kinship & countryship are to be exalted not questioned as your like of artwork shows. I would rather the permit system than some of the unscrupulous buyers that would rather trade a slab for a canvas, or worse. The communities have been profiteered from for a long time and that is one reason alone, begetting the transgressions that have taken place in this region alone over the past 100 yrs. It's a hassle but it's not in place for no reason. Let us know how you go on your next trip as we are planning to go the same for July. You've never never been...........................
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 21:51

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 21:51
Im not the kinda person that can sit around a camp all day, I'd go insane.. Ive gotta do things, I cant relax! Wether it be driving around, seeing things, gold panning, photography, throwing a leg over, etc.

I like to see old historical things, makes the trip worth while.

what sort of 4wding, well sand, mud, rock hopping, etc, its all fun to its own extent.
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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 22:31

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 22:31
lol you wont get much 4wding done throwing a leg over.—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 00:05

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 00:05
I know which I have more chance with....
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Reply By: Luke - Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 22:24

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 22:24
First preference = VIC high country in winter (or any other season, but winter's the best) :-)

after that - well....it's all fun :-)
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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 22:30

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 22:30
gday luke.
isnt there a snow trip coming up soon.
must say i love mansfield/high country area—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Follow Up By: Luke - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 12:06

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 12:06
yeah.... I think we are talking about 2nd week in Sept.....

Can't come quick enough for me :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:54

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:54
Luke..._ I've ordered some pocket sized chemical filled heat bag thingeys....thanks for the tipLaugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 20:02

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 20:02
so what is the proper name for theese pocket sized chemical heat bag thingys/where did you get them and how much please.
i need something to keep my hands warm or i might drop the bourbon and we know how bad that would be lol—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 09:21

Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 09:21
I'll email you the details...Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Follow Up By: Luke - Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 23:43

Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 23:43
Well done Mrs Al :-) hope they work well for you....

:-D

Luke.
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Reply By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 23:04

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 23:04
I don't care if I'm 4wding or not, just give me a 300k red dirt road, Lee Kernaghan on the cd (I've found if you turn Tania Kernaghan up loud enough it scares the roos away so she's good at dusk and dawn) and I'm as happy as Larry.Hooroo
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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:01

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:01
thats the way mad dog.
but come on give tania a go lol.—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 12:55

Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 12:55
Oh I quite like Tania Diamond, it's the Roos that dontHooroo
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Reply By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 10:24

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 10:24
Hi Diamond,

I love the outback with its colours and scenery.

I love the High Country with its colours and scenery.

I love day trips from Melbourne.

I love Vic desert regions.

In fact, I love Oz as a place to explore. You can be driven insane with mass population, and within a few hours (generally) you can be parked somewhere remote with no other sounds except nature (and the kids).

Just Do It!

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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:01

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:01
your a very easy man to please then glenn.—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 22:10

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 22:10
Yes Diamond,

As long as the company is also happy and the beers are cold, and I am not at work.....Just Do It!

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Reply By: Member - Rohan K - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 10:38

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 10:38
Hi Diamond.

Easy to moderate 4x4 family camping hols - high country, various NPs, Fraser Is, etc. Next up is north-western NSW and the some desert trips. As the handbrake gets more confident, the four-wheeling can get more adventerous.

In my younger days a couple of modified FJ40s took me rock climbing. Smile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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Reply By: bruce.h (WA) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 10:55

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 10:55
Diamond
i would have to say all of the above as long as you are out there its got to be good,but if i had to pin it down to just one it would have to be teaching others how to drive . For some reason there is no better high than taking some body with no experance or confidence & teaching them the ropes,The smile at the end of the training is just awsom
Regards Bruce
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Reply By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 12:38

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 12:38
Diamond...Mr Al and I haven't had the chance to do anything much with our 4b..we're looking forward to getting out and about with the chidlens and enjoying ourselves...seeing lots of places and meeting heaps of people...

Lyn :)Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:05

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:05
dont forget to keep an eye on the posts.
where going to the snow soon.—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:30

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:30
and I"ll know how to keep warm!!!!Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:35

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:35
bourbon isnt it lol.—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:53

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:53
is there anything else???Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:55

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:55
there used to be but aparently theres only bourbon now or so i read on a post somewhere:-}—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 20:04

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 20:04
life can be cruel at times :(Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 20:18

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 20:18
lol but with a bourbon or three we can live with it :-}—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Reply By: Member - Russell - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 15:51

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 15:51
Sand when I'm in the desert or on an island. Tracks in the hills when I'm around Melbourne. Mud when I can find it. Never too much rocky stuff - need specialised vehicle. Good post, Diamond.....Russell S
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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:07

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:07
if you find any mud let us know.
all this rain and still dry in bendigo.—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:27

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:27
To me it dosnt have to 4w driving if you got the swag packed and the family in the truck and Im not going to work [ the building type of work] that will do me.
All the best
EricCape York Connections
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Reply By: Allyn (Pilbara) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 21:46

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 21:46
It's my only car so I use it to go to work, take the dogs to the beach, go fishing, go shopping, pop out into the desert, go camping at least twice a month, go rock climbing when I'm bored with sitting around with nuthing to do and while there's not much mud up here, if ever I find any - woo hoo !!!
Unfortunately as I have to travel so far on bitumen I do a lot of highway driving too but it's the final destination that makes it worthwhile (ie Broome, Coral Bay or Exmouth)
Basically all of the aboveOh to be retired & wealthy !!!
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Reply By: Suzuki Viagra - Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 00:22

Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 00:22
mud. MUD. MUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUD!

Oh Rock climbing and fire trails too. The Vitara's probably better at rockhopping and fire trails due to the flexy suspension and locker, but nothing beats the feeling of throwing huge wads of mud at the guys with the camera. Except maybe the look of horror on the neighbors faces when I hose off chunks of mud off when I get home :D

The other advantage is it's harder to roll it in the mud.

Unfortunately bit easier to hydraulic a motor :(

Luckily that wasn't too hard or too $ to replace. As they say, gotta love my Suzi :D

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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 15:35

Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 15:35
so im guessing you like mud lol—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Reply By: troy - Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 10:51

Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 10:51
Nothing beats the smell of a damp rainforest the sound of mud flicking up into the wheel arches and the feel of all 4 wheels sliding through a corner. The kids love so thats why i do it.
Give me the bush any day for recharging the batteries before another jaunt in the city.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 13:02

Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 13:02
Jeez, hope I don't meet you on that cornerHooroo
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