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Club Clothing, Stickers and Business Cards

Some of our club gear and material is now available and ready to go, if you want to look the part, represent and help promote our club we have business cards, branded clothing and stickers. Shirts and Hoodies Club shirts and hoodies are available for purchase directly through Hip Pocket Golden Square. A lot of…
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16/02/2018 0
bluff hut group photo

Butcher Country Trip Report

For me, travelling in the high country for more than 20 years, driving Butcher Country is one of those tracks that has to be in your list. I’ve done the iconic tracks but for some reason or another we always have to drive other challenging tracks like Butcher Country. We really wanted to show that…
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04/02/2018 0
A Sailor works on inflating a tire

Gear up for 2018 – Part 2 (Highly Recommended)

A Sailor works on inflating a tire. flickr photo by Official U.S. Navy Imagery shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license Welcome to Part 2 in the recommended gear series, in this article we’ll cover some of the recommended but non-mandatory recovery equipment and gear that you might need to look into if you want…
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25/01/2018 0
View from the slate mine Howqua Hills trk

Sheepyard Flat to Jamieson Reccy Trip

The club planned a quick trip in early January to check out new campsites and tracks for future trips between Sheepyard Flat and Jamieson area in the Victorian High Country. There were 3 vehicles – perfect for a reccie as it’s small enough group to move along fairly quick. The trip started in Sheepyards on…
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22/01/2018 0
4WD Recovery

Gear up for 2018 – Part 1 (Mandatory Must-Haves)

Now is a great time to get your vehicles ready for a calendar full of trips in 2018, the club has compiled a recommended equipment list, for the gear and equipment you may want to consider prior to taking part in club trips. The gear ranges from “get you out of trouble” recovery equipment through…
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16/01/2018 0
On the tracks in Murray-Sunset National Park

A weekend in the Mallee

Last year I spent a weekend in the Mallee region on a reconnaissance trip for potential future Sandhurst 4WD Club trips. Several parks are within a reasonable drive from Bendigo – Wyperfeld National Park, Murray-Sunset National Park, Hattah Kulkyne National Park, Little Desert, Big Desert, Ngarkat Conservation Park. This is definitely worth a look-in when…
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09/01/2018 0
Mechanic in the field fixing Humvee

Get ready for 2018 – Servicing your 4WD

Now is a great time to get your vehicles ready for a calendar full of trips in 2018, and a safe and well maintained vehicle is pretty high on the list to get reliability and enjoyment out of your investment in a 4WD. We thought we’d kick the new year off with some tips on…
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04/01/2018 0
Snowman on the Beach

Happy holidays and thank you for a successful founding year

As the Sandhurst 4WD Club’s founding year comes to a close the club would like to thank everyone who has been involved in supporting and helping establish the club. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays. Thank-you. The last few months has been full of excitement, with lots of new ideas going into the…
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23/12/2017 0
snatch strap

New standards for ‘Snatch Straps’

Please be aware that there is a new ACCC safety standard for vehicle recovery straps (aka snatch straps). If you are buying a new strap, make sure it complies with the new standards. https://www.productsafety.gov.au/standards/recovery-straps-for-motor-vehicles


19/12/2017 0

Release of Victorian 4WD Strategy

  Four Wheel Drive Victoria have collaborated in partnership with land managers such as DELWP and Parks Victoria to develop Victoria’s first ever Four Wheel Drive Strategy, which looks to increase the recreational and regional economic benefit four wheel driving delivers to greater Victoria by better utilising our extensive and nationally significant 45,000 kilometers of…
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13/12/2017 0