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ABOUT US

The Albany 4WD Club
The Albany 4WD Club

Bringing together a range of people who share an interest in exploring our spectacular and diverse Great Southern coastal and bush regions.

We cater for all types of 4WD’s and welcome you whether you’re a beginner or an experienced 4WD driver.

With us you can:
With us you can:

– Gain essentials skills and knowledge in a safe and encouraging environment.
– Take part in members only organised day trips, overnighters and more (families welcome).
– Attend driver training workshops, get equipment advice.
– Receive updates on the state of tracks and trails. Hear about upcoming legislation changes and what’s changing in our area that might affect what you do and where you can go.
– Get special member offers from local businesses.

We are affiliated and insured through WA4WDA
We are affiliated and insured through WA4WDA

The Western Australian 4WD Association is the Peak body for the four wheel drive clubs in WA.
The WA 4WD association also engages with the Department of Parks and Wildlife, Track Care WA and various organisations to maintain / expand areas for recreational use, encourage safe four wheel driving and keep our environment clean.
The Association provided consultation and representation on matters such as the WA Adventure Activity Standards for 4W Driving, the Off Road Advisory Committee and The Western Australian Recreational Campers Organization.

Invitation - 4WD training for beginners

The Albany 4WD Club would like to extend an invitation to those who are new to 4×4 driving or who have limited experience. If you would like to test yourself and your vehicles capability on one of our local 4×4 tracks, as a means to building your confidence.
Briefly, what we are offering is: 2 club members will accompany you in their vehicles and provide guidance and recovery support (if needed) including use of our recovery equipment if you have none.
To take advantage of this offer you need to be a licensed driver and your vehicle must be road worthy and registered. This can be conducted over 2 hours on weekends that don’t clash with club activities or even mid-week subject to club driver’s availability.
If you’re interested, please email our club secretary with your contact details and we will be in touch to arrange a date and time to suit. This training is at no cost. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Our Latest News

WA4WDA’s “Gathering of the Clans” 20 April 2024

A brief update re the clubs April trip to Whitegum Farm for WA4WDA’s “Gathering of the Clans”.

So, this time last week we were making our way home after enjoying an excellent well managed and presented event, a great job done by our Governing body the WA4WDA. Eight of us made the trip up and it was great to have the club so well represented, unfortunately Lis, Ethan and John had a fuel problem on the way up and had to return home via tow truck so that was a real shame.

During the course of the event we met with WA4WDA’s president Liz Harding for the purpose of discussing support for our clubs project out at the AMV 4×4 precinct, and I’m happy to report that the WA4WDA is very keen to get behind us and help make the project a success.

Also on the agenda was a proposal that our club host next years Gathering of the Clans, so we have a  bit to do over the next couple of weeks getting some camping/venue options together so that when Liz Harding comes down sometime in August she can make the final decision and set a date, this will give us some great exposure and allow us to highlight our neck of the world.

I have requested Liz to attend a club get together when she arrives where we can all have a QA opportunity to find out more. once I know her arrival date the next thing I’ll do is make sure all our members get an invite to attend, hope to see you there. 😊

Tilly (President Albany 4WD Club)

   

Possum Trappers Cave run – Feb 2024

Perfect weather, a small group of 4 cars made for another great outing for the Albany 4WD club trip to Possum Trappers Cave on Mt Lindesay national park north of Denmark.

Great job of Tail End Charlie by Les who also found the cave whilst the rest of us were wandering around atop of the rock formation. We stopped at the Blue Lake which was empty and black, same as it was when I last saw it 2 years ago. Nonetheless it was a very easy and enjoyable day that wasn’t in the least taxing. We look forward to seeing the others that were unable to make it this time. 👍

Cheers

Crispy (Trip Leader)

Click here for trip photos!

Cosy Corner to Windmill Farm 7th Jan 2024
On a magical Albany evening… we met up just before sunset, After the drivers meeting and new year welcomes and catchups, we headed from Cosy Corner along Perkins Beach, where we stopped to watch an amazing sunset. A few got caught in the soft sand but quick to recover. Then along Muttonbird beach to the lookout.
Next towards the track to the windmills sightseeing along the way. Just as we hit the final windmill one car broke the bead on his tyre. Quick fix then headed home.
Thank you to Rene for being our trip leader and coordinating the event. It was a great bunch of drivers and passengers; we even entertained a few overseas visitors!

If you haven’t done it before, this is a good chance to see what it’s like to go offroad at night.

Check out our photo gallery from the night.