Robe/ Beachport Sand Driving 2018-02-18T21:40:40+00:00

Robe Beachport Sand Driving

1. ROBE BEACHPORT TRIP INFORMATION

Summary Dates:  April 6th to 8th 2018 & November 23rd to 25th 2018

Duration: 3 Days

Trip Cost: $575.00 per vehicle

Where: Robe Beachport SA

Degree of difficulty: Moderate to Advanced

Accommodation: Robe Holiday Park (Fees apply)

Fees: $35.00 per night and $6.00 per child over 3yrs. (Fees may change)

Approximate Distance: 336km from Adelaide to Robe, plus approximately 250km 4wd and transport.

Trip Details Weekend trip to Robe Beachport through Little Dip Conservation Park and Beachport National Park. As this a National Park, there is no dogs allowed.

Sand driving is challenging as well as fun. We invite you to join us on our beach driving experience. The sands in the states South East varies from very soft to compact. You will learn about correct tyre pressures, driving techniques and some basic recoveries.  This is a great learning experience as well as enjoyable and safe. Each evening we return to base camp and prepare for the next day fun. This trip is suitable for some all wheel drive vehicle and Caravans or Campers of any type are welcome. If you don’t have a UHF radio then we have loan units available. We will also provide all the recovery gear that you will need for the trip and First Aid kit to help lighten the load.

Day 1: At about 9:30am  we head to the Buggy Club for some sand driving training, which will include incline, declines and recovery techniques. We then head to the beach for the drive back to Robe.

Day 2: We leave camp and head into the Little Dip Conservation Park for the start of the run to Nora Criena along the beach. We will stop at a couple of Bays to do some fishing and for the kids to have a break and to play in the sand their own way. After a short stop at Nora Criena we will make our way to Beachport and then back to camp for the evenings entertainment, movies, games, quiz or a Bex and a lie down, what ever you like .

Day 3: Up nice and early so we do the reverse, Beachport to Robe via Nora Creina, where at Robe we can air up and head back to camp to pack up and head home.

Cost –  Per vehicle payable when booking

Note: To take advantage of the full 3 days at Robe, it is suggested that you are packed and ready to go on the Thursday straight after work, or if you can knock of early, even better. Robe is approximately 3.5hr (336km) drive from Adelaide and i will be leaving Thursday after noon if you would like to follow me. If you are leaving Friday morning please let me know so alternative arrangements can be made.

2. TERRAIN/ TRACK/ DIFFICULTY
Terrain type, Track type, Degree of difficulty which will be encountered during a trip. Scenic/
Easy
Moderate/
Advanced
Hard/
Extreme
Sand Driving x x  x
Winding Bush Tracks x  x
Gravel Roads, Out Back Tracks x
Rocky Terrain  x
Ascents/ Descents x x  x
Mud Driving  x
Water Crossings  x
 Note: X indicates the types of terrain, Tracks and Degree of difficulty encountered.
  3. Trip Rating
SCENIC: Limited 4 wheel driving / Bitumen & Dirt roads / Lookouts, flora and fauna / other points of interest.

EASY: Mainly dirt tracks, roads / Some 4 wheel driving / Easy inclines or declines.

MODERATE: Bush tracks / Beach terrain / Inclines, Declines, Side slopes / Muddy areas or Soft sand / Water crossings.

HARD: Rough terrain / Steep Inclines, declines, Side slopes / Possible deep creek crossings / Possible recoveries by towing, snatching or winching.

Is the trip likely to involve or demand any of the following? Yes / No Detail
Remote area travel No
Long distance between fuel stops No Fuel available at Kingston or Robe
Limited water availability No
This trip is suitable for AWD vehicles Yes Call to confirm AWD vehicle type
Travel outside mobile phone coverage Yes/ See Note Possibly no coverage for certain providers.
On-road trailers, camper trailers and caravans Yes
Off-road trailers, camper trailers and caravans Yes

Note: A Sat Phone is available for emergency calls only.

4. RECOMMENDED VEHICLE PREPARATION AND EQUIPMENT

 Minimum Equipment requirements, each vehicle should be equipped with Recommended Mandatory
Long Handled Shovel Yes/ See Note Yes
Water Blind Not Required
Air Compressor and Tyre Pressure guage Yes/ See Note
Sand Flag Yes/ See Note Yes

Note: If you which to purchase the underlined products, please contact us prior to the trip

5.CLOSING DATE / MAXIMUM NUMBERS

This trip is limited to the following number of vehicles 10 Vehicles
Click here to complete the online Booking Form/ Closing Date 2 weeks prior

6.Minimum Vehicle Equipment Requirement

Additional equipment for the trip Recommended Mandatory
UHF Radio Yes
Rated front and rear Recovery Points Yes
Snatch Strap See Note
Cable Dampner  See Note
Rated Shackles  See Note
Spare Tyre Yes  Yes
First Aid Kit Yes
Fire Extinguisher Yes/ See Note

Note: All recovery equipment supplied! Loan UHFs available! Handheld UHF are satisfactory but not ideal. Please advise us ASAP if you require a loan UHF radio so a loan unit can be arranged.
If you which to purchase the underlined products, please contact us prior to the trip

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