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Date Registered: 04-2008
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Trips for the new


Since I can't do the Wadigans trip with you guys this month. And to be hohnest it seems a little over the top for a 4x4 virgin like me. With all the mention of recovery gear and CB radios. I think this one might be a bit much for my first time.

Do you guys do any club drives on some easy stuff? My wife and I have a day free in the school holidays because my sister is taking our two kids to the zoo. We were thinking of a drive into the blue mountains. I have looked at one that goes from the station at Glenbrook down to some lookout. Is this one a good one? if not can anyone suggest one. I just want to have a drive on some dirt, something like a fire trail. We would like to get to some walking tracks.

We would like to do some drives with a group as well. It looks very family orientated from some of the photos.

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Brett, if you are able to pin-point the particular Blue Mountains lookout we might be able to help you out with the level of difficulty for the track. The one I can think of which goes to Pulpit Lookout (forum search came up with this thread then from memory it is a good quality unsealed road - you could belt along it at 80k's (or whatever it's speed limit is) without any problems.

Other members know of tracks around the Blue Mountains; I'm still yet to go exploring around there, even though we pass through there every couple of months to go to Oberon! My new GPS (with OziExplorer installed) points out alot of tracks that we drive past...


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Gidday Brett,

I was like you about 18 months ago....a fresh new Exy and no idea where to go first. In my opinion, a really good book to get is called "4WD Treks Close to Sydney". It has 15 treks in and around Sydney and gives you brilliant directions to follow. Plus, they tell you the grade of the tracks and which ones are suitable for "soft roaders" like an Exy. AND you get to see some amazing stuff!!!! In the last year, my wife and I have seen some unbelieveably good things and been to amazing places.

Another good souce of info is the Nissan web site. Click the "owners" link. There is an online magazine called Nissan 4X4 Treks and they have a whole heap of different routes that you can easily do in an Exy.

I have found the advice in both of these to be really accurate. Plus guys on the Forum like Jalal and Brett (from Orange) have been able to provide really good info. Once you get a bit of experience, you'll be amazed at just how good the Exy is off road.

Hope to see you on the dirt with us soon!!!! emoticon

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Hey Brett

Check out the Newnes trip we did last month... especially the trip to The Lost City and the Glow Worm Tunnel. These were very easy and are great for scenery too!


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Hey Brett, take Naff's advice. The Newnes Trek and surrounding areas are perfect for the first timer. I've been around that area in years past, in my uncle's old Sahara and my sister's Cherokee. It was the first place I took my Exy just after I got it a year ago. In the right conditions, it'll give you all the dirt and mud you want to get dirty, but with the added bonus that you'll find it extremely difficult to get stuck (unless your very unlucky emoticon ).

I'm in the same boat as you. I'm an off-road virgin also emoticon

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Thanks to all of you that replied.

Rich
I tried to view that link last night but my PC locked up. I will have a look at it today. By the way I had a look at your home page. It is very well done and answered a lot of my questions about going off road in an X-Trail just by watching your videos. It looks like you and your wife have some fun in it.

Dave
That info is excellent. I will be deffinately checking that and the book out. I have a grgorys book called 200 klm around Sydney. Not a 4x4 book but has some good info.

Naff & Matt S

The trip to Newenes is on the list of trips. Is it safe to take little kids allong. My kids are 3 and 6. I think it should be fine but I thought I would ask a dumb question.

Thanks again guys

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Hi Brett,

I took my 6 yr old along on the Newnes trip and he loved it.

Only words of advice would be to watch them if you go to the Lost City as there are sharp drop-offs as you would know how kids love to run without thinking when they go exploring emoticon
and to hold the 3 yr old's hand when walking in the Glow Worm Tunnel because the floor is not very even or flat in places.

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A good starting point for off-road virgins would be sand and beach driving and the two spots that come to mind would be Kurnell for getting the taste of it and then venturing to Stockton Beach for the real stuff and plenty of fun. I think our forum is well overdue in organizing an outing to Stockton, so we should be able to put a trip in place to head up there soon.

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Jalalski wrote:

I think our forum is well overdue in organizing an outing to Stockton, so we should be able to put a trip in place to head up there soon



Oh yeahhhhhh. Great idea Jalal!!!! I have been waiting to do Stockton, but don't want to go alone in case I get bogged. I met a bloke on Fraser Island who was a professional beach driver and he swears by winter as the best time to tackle the sand. It's less dry and getting bogged is much less likely. Plus there are fewer other vehicles around.

Name the date!!!! emoticon

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No worries Dave, we will start a new thread for Stockton soon after the boyz have enough playing in the mud LOL emoticon

We would need to plan these trips a bit better to get maximum attendance and ensure they don't clash with each other and not too close to each other either.

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