Who is Bear?

Bear Bear is an Australian Red Kelpie. He began his life on the Beloka Kelpie Stud, Gippsland, Victoria where he was until the age of 5. He was a working cattle dog plucked from obscurity by dog trainer Luke Hura for the film Red Dog True Blue. While not the slender main star, Phoenix, Bear’s unique red mane and stocky frame are Red Dog’s actions sequences. From rounding up cattle,…

Dunetop Camping

Expedition Sand & Stone, Simpson Desert East & West Changes 2019

Waypoint Expeditions will be leading the WW2 Grady Gaston Survival Expedition for National Geographic in 2019. This means that Expedition Sand & Stone has been taken off the 2019 Calendar and the dates for Expedition  Simpson East & Expedition Simpson West have change to accommodate the commitment to this enterprise. CANCELLED EXPEDITIONS 2019 EXPEDITION SAND & STONE 2019 NEW EXPEDITION DATES 2019 EXPEDITION SIMPSON EAST is now April 26 –…

Blue Rag – Australia’s Best Tracks

Blue Rag Located in the Australian Alps through the Victorian High Country, Blue Rag Range Track is a spectacular off road adventure. The track is very remote and rated as very difficult. It’s definitely only for 4WD cars with good clearance. This gravel rough track snakes its way over the tops of the range and it’s one of the highest alpine tracks in the country. Engage four wheel drive and…

Billy Goat Bluff – Australia’s Best Tracks

Billy Goat Bluff is one of the steepest tracks in the Victorian High Country, so be prepared. It should only be attempted by experienced 4WD enthusiasts. It is a challenging 4wd fire trail located in the Alpine National Park, in Victorian High Country, Australia. Ascending 1,200 metres in only 7 kilometres, this steep track edged with cliff faces is one of the tougher climbs in the high country. The track…

Dunny Do Dunny Don’t… Bush Toilet Etiquette

Bush Toilet Etiquette OMG – if toilet paper waving in a gentle outback breeze were a metaphor for staking a claim it would be one hell of a gold rush… I shit you not! It seems bush toilet etiquette has gone AWOL! Last year 4700+ cars crossed the Simpson Desert. Let’s say 2 peeps per car toileting twice a day each… that’s in the region of 10,000lts of urine and…

Pre-Trip Checklist

Always pays to be well-prepared and packed well. By no means definitive but a checklist of the sorts of things you need to think about for your trip away. VEHICLE SPARES Brake fluid Distributor cap/leads Fan belts Rotor button Spark plugs Transmission fluid Fuel and air filters Fuel hose Engine oil Gearbox/diff oil Radiator coolant Radiator hoses Depending on where you are going. 1. Starter motor 2. Alternator 3. One…

4WD Driving Techniques

4WD Tips Before you go on your trip know your 4WD and the operation of free wheeling hubs, transfer box levers, etc. IN THE BUSH If you’re unsure of the ground ahead, especially if there’s mud or water, get out and check it Keep thumbs outside the steering wheel Don’t change gear in the middle of a tricky section If in doubt always choose the lower gear Tyre pressures play…

Tyre Puncture Repair

A tyre puncture repair is so easy to do if it’s just a small hole no larger than a little finger nail (a small stick, nail, spike or anything that’s staked the tyre which is no wider than a big nail), but you will need the right tools for the job. Tyre repair kit or tyre plugging kit (same thing) & pliers. Sometimes a jack and tyre iron or socket…

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