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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: Panania, Sydney
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Re: Boat Harbour 4WD @ Kurnell


Didn't get offered any maps, although it was recommended I park in the carpark and go and walk around to check it out before I went onto the 4WD section. While this may be a good idea, I wouldn't go as far as walking around, as the place is quite large, and it would probably take you a few hours to thoroughly check the place out. I think I mentioned that there were a few tracks with bushes/shrubs either side of them - some abit too narrow to drive down without the risk of major scratches to the side of the car (obviously I didn't even attempt those ones)... The few I did go on just came back out onto the main "dune pit" after a very short distance (200m or so, if that).

Maybe it's been given a bad reputation by more hardcore 4WD'ers, but I reckon for a first-timer on the sand, it's a very good starting point. I reckon it wouldn't be too difficult to get bogged if you were being stupid or if you tried something abit risky you hadn't done before (like stopping half-way up a dune, for example). I did see one 4WD attempt to go up the largest dune (which I later made it successfully on my first attempt) - I think the only reason why he failed was because he stopped just before the top, and just dug in with all 4 wheels. He got out pretty easily because gravity was on his side, and he basically just rolled out backwards - he didn't even need to use reverse.

The good thing about Boat Harbour for those of us in Sydney is that it's much closer than Stockton, and Clare & I were only there for a couple of hours to check it out... You could make a day of it (nice secluded beach on one side, or you can watch the kite-surfers - either would be fun for the kids) or just spend a couple of hours there getting some sand-driving practice...



Don't forget there's a couple of guys already planning a Stockton outing on Saturday 23rd or Sunday 24th October (see Stockton thread in Events forum) - Safety in numbers emoticon

I'm happy to pop out to Boat Harbour again for another go if I'm available...


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