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2022
21st Annual 4wd Qld Fraser Island Clean Up a fantastic weekend had by all...... Fraser Island Trip Report 5th June 2022
21st Annual 4wd Qld Fraser Island Clean Up a fantastic weekend had by all.......
At Easter we hosted the Gold Coast 4wd Club at our club camp grounds at Curra.
5 days and nights of 4wheeling and socialising......... Easter at Curra Trip Report 3rd May 2022
At Easter we hosted the Gold Coast 4wd Club at our club camp grounds at Curra. 5 days and nights of 4wheeling and socialising..........
Well it hasn't been the best start to a year as far as club trips are concerned, but it looks like the weather has finally settled down and we can go ahead with club events........ Beyond the Bitumen 8th April 2022
Well it hasn't been the best start to a year as far as club trips are concerned, but it looks like the weather has finally settled down and we can go ahead with club events.........
Great news - the first online raffle to support the annual Fraser Island Clean Up event has just launched.
This is the first of three raffles, two online and one on the island. All are of equal size and have similar incredible prizes.
There is an incredible $28,000 in prizes....
Fraser Island Clean Up Raffle 13th March 2022
Great news - the first online raffle to support the annual Fraser Island Clean Up event has just launched. This is the first of three raffles, two online and one on the island. All are of equal size and have similar incredible prizes. There is an incredible $28,000 in prizes.... .
On the weekend members of the Caloundra City 4wd Club, North Coast 4x4 Club Inc and Brisbane 4wd Club Inc supported by 4WD Queensland Association and 4WD QLD Fraser Island K'gari Clean-Up 2022 ran a small clean up on Teewah Beach.... Teewah Beach Clean Up Report 26th February 2022
On the weekend members of the Caloundra City 4wd Club, North Coast 4x4 Club Inc and Brisbane 4wd Club Inc supported by 4WD Queensland Association and 4WD QLD Fraser Island K'gari Clean-Up 2022 ran a small clean up on Teewah Beach.....
Well the new year is off and running, its February already.
At the weekend a number of members headed to to Curra for a working bee at the clubs camp ground. 
A great weekend was had by all with everything we had planned to do achieved and few lot more so well doe to everyone who was able to come along....
Beyond the Bitumen 7th February 2022
Well the new year is off and running, its February already. At the weekend a number of members headed to to Curra for a working bee at the clubs camp ground. A great weekend was had by all with everything we had planned to do achieved and few lot more so well doe to everyone who was able to come along.... .
Welcome to 2022
Club Events
The club has plenty of events lined up for this year with a number of day drives to be added over time. Starting with our Bunnings BBQ Club Event News 2nd January 2022
Welcome to 2022 Club Events The club has plenty of events lined up for this year with a number of day drives to be added over time. Starting with our Bunnings BBQ.
2021
Well the year is is coming to an end very quickly and the club is winding down for our Christmas break...... Beyond the Bitumen 12th December 2021
Well the year is is coming to an end very quickly and the club is winding down for our Christmas break.......
Teewah Beach Christmas Party
The club did something different this year and held our party at Teewah Beach with the club booking out camp zone six which allowed plenty of room for our members to set up camp as well as our big club tarp.
The camp for Karen and myself started on the Tuesday as we decided to have a weeks holiday up the beach.
We were joined on Thursday morning by Nigel & Daniel, then after lunch new member Brian arrived as well............
Christmas Party 2021 9th December 2021
Teewah Beach Christmas Party The club did something different this year and held our party at Teewah Beach with the club booking out camp zone six which allowed plenty of room for our members to set up camp as well as our big club tarp. The camp for Karen and myself started on the Tuesday as we decided to have a weeks holiday up the beach. We were joined on Thursday morning by Nigel & Daniel, then after lunch new member Brian arrived as well............ .
Can you believe it's November
Happy Birthday to all the horses and to those who like a flutter on the gg's good luck with your punting on Tuesday.
The club had another great month of trips with a Kenilworth day drive and a camp weekend at Glastonbury. Check out the trip reports in News
Beyond the Bitumen 1st November 2021
Can you believe it's November Happy Birthday to all the horses and to those who like a flutter on the gg's good luck with your punting on Tuesday. The club had another great month of trips with a Kenilworth day drive and a camp weekend at Glastonbury. Check out the trip reports in News .
Glastonbury is one of our more popular camps for the year with its grassy camp ground, good 4wding, bush walking and no crowds.
Friday arvo while setting up camp we had storm came through that caused an issue for some with Daniel struggling with the dunny tent which tipped over while trying to finish pegging it down. Luckily the porta-loo hadn't been used yet . Glastonbury Camp Trip Report 31st October 2021
Glastonbury is one of our more popular camps for the year with its grassy camp ground, good 4wding, bush walking and no crowds. Friday arvo while setting up camp we had storm came through that caused an issue for some with Daniel struggling with the dunny tent which tipped over while trying to finish pegging it down. Luckily the porta-loo hadn't been used yet ..
Kenilworth Day Drive
Seven cars meet at Isaac Park near Kenilworth where we were briefed then onto the start at Arucaria Rd, 15 minutes north just of Brooloo Rd, where we aired down. 
We tackled a 30+k loop for about two hours or so. There was lots of dust so we new there wouldn’t be much mud or..................... Black Track Bonanza Trip Report 12th October 2021
Kenilworth Day Drive Seven cars meet at Isaac Park near Kenilworth where we were briefed then onto the start at Arucaria Rd, 15 minutes north just of Brooloo Rd, where we aired down. We tackled a 30+k loop for about two hours or so. There was lots of dust so we new there wouldn’t be much mud or......................
Welcome to October. Hasn't the year flown by.
In September we had a number of trips including our yearly fishing trip to Teewah Beach a day drive at Kenilworth and a long weekend............ Beyond the Bitumen 5th October 2021
Welcome to October. Hasn't the year flown by. In September we had a number of trips including our yearly fishing trip to Teewah Beach a day drive at Kenilworth and a long weekend.............
With our traditional October Long Weekend trip to the 4wd Qld Corroboree cancelled due to covid, a number of members decided to avoid the crowds head to the clubs camp ground at Curra............. Curra Long Weekend Trip Report 5th October 2021
With our traditional October Long Weekend trip to the 4wd Qld Corroboree cancelled due to covid, a number of members decided to avoid the crowds head to the clubs camp ground at Curra..............
Well we all had a great weekend, not alot of of fish caught but plenty on laughs.
The weekend started early with Oliver, Matt, and Visitor Vern heading to the ferry at 6am Friday......... Teewah Beach Fishing Trip Report 5th October 2021
Well we all had a great weekend, not alot of of fish caught but plenty on laughs. The weekend started early with Oliver, Matt, and Visitor Vern heading to the ferry at 6am Friday..........
The day started at the BP at Forest Glen and headed to Kenilworth to pick up the rest of the gang....first fine with 2 trucks overshooting the turn off.
Lots of new/visiting club members were along for the day.
Headed into the Kenilworth forestry....oops wrong way, Uturn.................. Kenilworth Day Drive Trip report 7th September 2021
The day started at the BP at Forest Glen and headed to Kenilworth to pick up the rest of the gang....first fine with 2 trucks overshooting the turn off. Lots of new/visiting club members were along for the day. Headed into the Kenilworth forestry....oops wrong way, Uturn...................
Well its Spring! 
Which is great time to get out and about enjoying the many 4wd tracks and camping options we have available.
Trips
August saw the club run its first winch Awareness Course, which was a great success with 10 members attending, including 6 members as part of our train the trainer program.
A recee was completed for the Kenilworth day drive, thanks to Justin and Brett for the update on the tracks. Beyond the Bitumen 1st September 2021
Well its Spring! Which is great time to get out and about enjoying the many 4wd tracks and camping options we have available. Trips August saw the club run its first winch Awareness Course, which was a great success with 10 members attending, including 6 members as part of our train the trainer program. A recee was completed for the Kenilworth day drive, thanks to Justin and Brett for the update on the tracks..
Trip Report – Landcruiser Mountain Park 20-22nd August 2021
Well, where do we start, the iconic Landcruiser Mountain Park (LCMP). Easily in the top 5 list of Australian 4x4 locations. This place caters for practically everyone with tracks from easy green day drive picnic tracks through to tracks that even a twin locked comp truck with 400HP and 37” tyres will need to winch through.
This trip started a little earlier on Thursday with the trip leader Scott the first to arrive on Landcruiser Park Trip Report 23rd August 2021
Trip Report – Landcruiser Mountain Park 20-22nd August 2021 Well, where do we start, the iconic Landcruiser Mountain Park (LCMP). Easily in the top 5 list of Australian 4x4 locations. This place caters for practically everyone with tracks from easy green day drive picnic tracks through to tracks that even a twin locked comp truck with 400HP and 37” tyres will need to winch through. This trip started a little earlier on Thursday with the trip leader Scott the first to arrive on .
Well July is gone. Welcome to August!
In July we had camp to Benarkin State Forest lead by Nigel & Danielle with a great weekend exploring the area and a great camp site at called Clancy's
Our BBQ night drive unfortunatley was postponed due to rain, but we are keen to run it in the future. Beyond the Bitumen 3rd August 2021
Well July is gone. Welcome to August! In July we had camp to Benarkin State Forest lead by Nigel & Danielle with a great weekend exploring the area and a great camp site at called Clancy's Our BBQ night drive unfortunatley was postponed due to rain, but we are keen to run it in the future..
Another fantastic weekend of 4wding and camping.
This weekend we had a Christmas in July camp with the Gold Coast 4wd Club on a private property at Canungra.for our annual get together.
Canungra Weekend Trip Report 27th July 2021
Another fantastic weekend of 4wding and camping. This weekend we had a Christmas in July camp with the Gold Coast 4wd Club on a private property at Canungra.for our annual get together. .
Friday Afternoon after a 14k bumpy muddy dirt road we arrived at Clancy's camp ground to fine Paul and Catherine all set up with Nigel, Daniel and Matt in the process.
After picking a spot Karen, myself and Peder parked our vans and were set up quick smart the set up the club gazebo in case of rain.
While getting the fire going new members Steve & Sandra arrived to set up their camper. Happy hour was great then we settled in for a night around the and a few laughs. Benarkin Camp Trip Report 3rd July 2021
Friday Afternoon after a 14k bumpy muddy dirt road we arrived at Clancy's camp ground to fine Paul and Catherine all set up with Nigel, Daniel and Matt in the process. After picking a spot Karen, myself and Peder parked our vans and were set up quick smart the set up the club gazebo in case of rain. While getting the fire going new members Steve & Sandra arrived to set up their camper. Happy hour was great then we settled in for a night around the and a few laughs..
Well its the end of June and just when we thought we were done with Covid we are in lock down again.
So due to the covid restrictions the July Club meeting will be held online using Zomm instead of at the Surf Club. Details on the event.
The club as as a whole has had a cracking year financialy and over the passed 5 years has grown to be in a very strong position both financially and in membership. Beyond the Bitumen 30th June 2021
Well its the end of June and just when we thought we were done with Covid we are in lock down again. So due to the covid restrictions the July Club meeting will be held online using Zomm instead of at the Surf Club. Details on the event. The club as as a whole has had a cracking year financialy and over the passed 5 years has grown to be in a very strong position both financially and in membership..
We met at CJs bakery at Woodford, 6 members and 2 visitors. We made our way to big red carpark to air down. We headed north along the powerline track to the macadamia nut farm and turned right to bypass the big wombat holes.
Glasshouse Day Drive Trip Report June 2021 6th June 2021
We met at CJs bakery at Woodford, 6 members and 2 visitors. We made our way to big red carpark to air down. We headed north along the powerline track to the macadamia nut farm and turned right to bypass the big wombat holes. .
Club Trips:
May was quite a busy month and we had our Training weekend then a Day drive to Bellthopre and the big weekend trip to Fraser Island for the cleanup, check out the trip report and pics for what was a great adventure.
June will see the club run a day drive through Glasshouse Mountains and a Camp at Benakin Sate Forest where we haven’t been for about 10 years with a trip planned to the old coach rd and gold diggings.
Beyond the Bitumen 31st May 2021
Club Trips: May was quite a busy month and we had our Training weekend then a Day drive to Bellthopre and the big weekend trip to Fraser Island for the cleanup, check out the trip report and pics for what was a great adventure. June will see the club run a day drive through Glasshouse Mountains and a Camp at Benakin Sate Forest where we haven’t been for about 10 years with a trip planned to the old coach rd and gold diggings. .
Fraser Island Cleanup
Well another successful Fraser Island Cleanup with 24 clubs collecting over 6000kg of rubbish with clubs cleaning from the barge all the way to Sandy Cape. This is the biggest beach clean up event is Australia.
The weekend started early as a number of members camped Thursday night at Inskip Point before lining up at the chilly time of 5am for the first barge at 6.00
After getting off the barge we headed up around hook point which Fraser Island Clean Up Trip Report 30th May 2021
Fraser Island Cleanup Well another successful Fraser Island Cleanup with 24 clubs collecting over 6000kg of rubbish with clubs cleaning from the barge all the way to Sandy Cape. This is the biggest beach clean up event is Australia. The weekend started early as a number of members camped Thursday night at Inskip Point before lining up at the chilly time of 5am for the first barge at 6.00 After getting off the barge we headed up around hook point which.
Weather - clear and chilly
Track conditions - generally dry with full puddles.
I got there early and wanted to check Dog road before the drive as it had been 9 months since my last visit.
It was still dark when I turned off Branch Creek Road into Dog road travelling in the downhill direction. There are a couple of short, steep pitches at the start and several mudholes which I was able to avoid.
Bellthorpe Day Drive May 2021 16th May 2021
Weather - clear and chilly Track conditions - generally dry with full puddles. I got there early and wanted to check Dog road before the drive as it had been 9 months since my last visit. It was still dark when I turned off Branch Creek Road into Dog road travelling in the downhill direction. There are a couple of short, steep pitches at the start and several mudholes which I was able to avoid. .
Well the year is flying by, can you believe its the end of April already and May is going to be a busy month for the club. Beyond the Bitumen 28th April 2021
Well the year is flying by, can you believe its the end of April already and May is going to be a busy month for the club..
Woodnum National Park is a small, pretty forested area near Pomona with a few short easy drives, with the exception of one gnarly side track which I'll get to in a minute.
We assembled in the chilly Autumn air at the park for the briefing before heading a short way out of town to deflate our tyres, near the commencement of Track 3.
Mothar Mountain Trip Report 20th April 2021
Woodnum National Park is a small, pretty forested area near Pomona with a few short easy drives, with the exception of one gnarly side track which I'll get to in a minute. We assembled in the chilly Autumn air at the park for the briefing before heading a short way out of town to deflate our tyres, near the commencement of Track 3. .
Well it wasn’t a very sunny weekend, but those that camped or came for a day drive we had a ball. Four nights around an open fire would make many who camped in the rain at Teewah Beach without one very jealous.
The weekend stated Thursday arvo with Nigel & Daniel, Jim & Kare, Rob, Peder, Kerry and young Zalie, Mark & Jen and Justin to set up camp. Then we cranked up the fire to settle in with a few quiet ales.
Easter at Curra Trip Report 6th April 2021
Well it wasn’t a very sunny weekend, but those that camped or came for a day drive we had a ball. Four nights around an open fire would make many who camped in the rain at Teewah Beach without one very jealous. The weekend stated Thursday arvo with Nigel & Daniel, Jim & Kare, Rob, Peder, Kerry and young Zalie, Mark & Jen and Justin to set up camp. Then we cranked up the fire to settle in with a few quiet ales. .
The Happiest Club! At the recent 4wd Qld Presidents meeting the results of the association survey were in and the Caloundra City 4wd Club members were the happiest of all the clubs in Qld. Big thanks to all the club members for filling out the survey.
Beyond the Bitumen 22nd March 2021
The Happiest Club! At the recent 4wd Qld Presidents meeting the results of the association survey were in and the Caloundra City 4wd Club members were the happiest of all the clubs in Qld. Big thanks to all the club members for filling out the survey. .
Teewah Beach camp weekend.
Friday 5th March most campers met at the BP servo. Sam & Brad met up with the others at the third cutting.
Long line up at the barge to get over to North shore. Absolutely cracker of a day, no wind and the surf was flat as. We all set up camp and a few of the boys cracked a cold beer. Teewah Beach Camp 7th March 2021
Teewah Beach camp weekend. Friday 5th March most campers met at the BP servo. Sam & Brad met up with the others at the third cutting. Long line up at the barge to get over to North shore. Absolutely cracker of a day, no wind and the surf was flat as. We all set up camp and a few of the boys cracked a cold beer. .
Well, we are half-way through February already and things are starting to come alive in club land.
Club Events
So far this year we have had a camp and day drive out at Charlie Moreland with new trip leader Graeme leading the way, and Aussie Day Social, our first DAP Day for the year with a few new DAP leaders putting their hands up to help, and this week is a day drive out at Glasshouse Mountains.
Beyond the Bitumen 16th February 2021
Well, we are half-way through February already and things are starting to come alive in club land. Club Events So far this year we have had a camp and day drive out at Charlie Moreland with new trip leader Graeme leading the way, and Aussie Day Social, our first DAP Day for the year with a few new DAP leaders putting their hands up to help, and this week is a day drive out at Glasshouse Mountains. .
Well another great weekend out at Charlie Moreland, certainly is a wonderful camp ground.
You might be wondering about the picture of a log, i'll get to that shortly.
First off tho a few members arrived ealy on Friday afternoon to secure a spot for the club with other members arriving as the afternoon went on. Charlie Moreland Trip Report 24th January 2021
Well another great weekend out at Charlie Moreland, certainly is a wonderful camp ground. You might be wondering about the picture of a log, i'll get to that shortly. First off tho a few members arrived ealy on Friday afternoon to secure a spot for the club with other members arriving as the afternoon went on..
Well it’s 2021 and hopefully the start of a better year for all.
Club Trips
If you look at you the collar of your club shirt, you will see the words Beyond the Bitumen, which is what our club is all about. Getting out and enjoying 4wd adventures around the Sunshine Coast and beyond as we are very spoilt for choice with an abundance of bush and beach tracks & camps on offer.
Beyond the Bitumen 7th January 2021
Well it’s 2021 and hopefully the start of a better year for all. Club Trips If you look at you the collar of your club shirt, you will see the words Beyond the Bitumen, which is what our club is all about. Getting out and enjoying 4wd adventures around the Sunshine Coast and beyond as we are very spoilt for choice with an abundance of bush and beach tracks & camps on offer. .
2020
Well 2020 is nearly over and what a year it has been with the bush fires at the start to living with Covid 19 and all the challenges that has come with such a terrible disease.
As a club we missed out on our Easter Camp and our once a year trip to Fraser in May 2020 The Year That Was 24th December 2020
Well 2020 is nearly over and what a year it has been with the bush fires at the start to living with Covid 19 and all the challenges that has come with such a terrible disease. As a club we missed out on our Easter Camp and our once a year trip to Fraser in May .
Our last trip for the year to Double Island Point started as usual at the BP Forest Glen where we grabbed a coffee and a bit of breaky before we had a quick briefing and met a new member and her friend with kids in tow. We all headed up the Bruce Highway to the ferry.
Double Island Point Day Drive 22nd December 2020
Our last trip for the year to Double Island Point started as usual at the BP Forest Glen where we grabbed a coffee and a bit of breaky before we had a quick briefing and met a new member and her friend with kids in tow. We all headed up the Bruce Highway to the ferry. .
Total Fire Ban at Inskip Point and Teewah Beach until March unless conditions improve.
As of 1st of February you will need to book into one of 8 camp zones along Teewah Beach with limited numbers in each zone. So no longer aloud to just camp anywhere in the camp area.
QPWS Park Alerts
Cooloola Recreation Area Important News 12th December 2020
Total Fire Ban at Inskip Point and Teewah Beach until March unless conditions improve. As of 1st of February you will need to book into one of 8 camp zones along Teewah Beach with limited numbers in each zone. So no longer aloud to just camp anywhere in the camp area. QPWS Park Alerts .
This year the club held it's Christmas Party at Camp Curra.
Friday afternoon saw many members arrive and after setting up camp chipped in to decorate and get into the Christmas spirit... Christmas Party 2020 10th December 2020
This year the club held it's Christmas Party at Camp Curra. Friday afternoon saw many members arrive and after setting up camp chipped in to decorate and get into the Christmas spirit....
Club News 1st December 2020
G’Day All Welcome to all our new members. The Club Christmas Party is our next event and is sure to be a great weekend at Curra Preparations have gone well thanks to Catherine and Paul. Please keep an eye on the event info and chat for updates. If you are coming please RSVP, ASAP .
Hey guys, Tina and Mark here to do the trip report for this weekend’s Glastonbury Creek camping trip. Glastonbury Camp Trip Report 24th November 2020
Hey guys, Tina and Mark here to do the trip report for this weekend’s Glastonbury Creek camping trip..
As usual we meet at BP north bound for a briefing with trip leader Brett. Imbil State Forest Diamond Run Day Drive 14th November 2020
As usual we meet at BP north bound for a briefing with trip leader Brett..
200 families from 20 4wd clubs attended this years Corroboree at the Mt Perry Show Grounds, with live bands great 4wdriving on private properties capped off with fireworks on Sunday night making it an awesome event. Corroboree 2020 Trip Report 6th October 2020
200 families from 20 4wd clubs attended this years Corroboree at the Mt Perry Show Grounds, with live bands great 4wdriving on private properties capped off with fireworks on Sunday night making it an awesome event..