Safe Four Wheel Driving


Monday 9 November 6.30 – 7.30pm

Imagine sitting around a campfire, under a myriad of stars, away from the glaring lights of civilisation, in the company of family and good friends.

Four wheel driving can take you to some unique, amazing places off road that you just can’t access in an ordinary car, such as remote beaches, the outback and some fabulous fishing spots.

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Joining a four wheel driving club is also an excellent way to find out how to properly operate your vehicle and learn about the regulations involved in four-wheel driving.  You get to meet and socialise with people with similar interests and go on trips. And driving is fun!

So whether you already own, or are considering buying a four-wheel drive vehicle to hit the open road, this session is definitely worth attending.

Greg Chase, vice president of 4WD Adventurers Club of SA, will speak about topics such as:  Different trip destinations, driver training, responsible 4WD activities, insurance, potential dangers and how to deal with them, such as how to recover your stranded vehicle.

You will also learn about the benefits of joining a 4WD club, what 4WD clubs do and how to choose and join one.

So why not come along and begin your adventure?  Book online or telephone the Library on 8397 7333.

When: Monday 9 November 6.30 – 7.30pm

Where:  Relaxed Reading Area, City of Tea Tree Gully Library

Cost:  Free.  Bookings are essential.

Safe Four Wheel Driving – provided by the 4WD Club of SA


Are you looking to explore the outback when you retire, or something to do in a friendly environment on weekends? Perhaps you have a 4WD and have yet to venture off-road?

Discover the exciting world of four wheel driving at a special info session provided by the South Australian 4WD club. Topics covered will include:

  • Why join a 4WD Club?
  • Responsible 4WD activities
  • Driver training
  • Trip destinations
  • Insurance
  • Potential dangers and how to deal with them eg recovering stranded vehicles

Free event.

Book online or phone 8397 7333.


Outback adventures with Kathy

Following on from the globetrotting journeys of Sonya and Chris as reported last week, staff member Kathy shows us some of her equally stunning exploits a little closer to home.

A quiet falt campsite a little way from the dustbowl the main camping ground became

A quiet flat campsite a little way from the dustbowl the main camping ground would become.

An avid 4WD adventurer, Kathy and her family recently returned from far west Queensland where they attended the Big Red Bash, an outback concert on the largest sand dune in the Simpson Desert. Not for the faint-hearted, a trip to Big Red requires some hefty 4 wheel drive work after a less-than-leisurely 1500km trek north from Adelaide to Birdsville.

As they say, the journey is half the fun with stop-overs in remote and character filled locales like Leigh Creek, Maree, Clayton Station and Mungerannie Pub along the way.

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It’s a steady slog up Big Red

After finding the perfect campsite at Big Red, a 4WD adventure isn’t complete without actually driving up the dunes! After some Pajero practice out in the desert, Kathy’s daughter Stacey tackled the big one with a successful ascent on her first attempt!


Starting just after dinner, the outback concert carried on over two nights featuring classic Aussie rockers, Darryl Braithwaite,  James Reyne and Ross Wilson.

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The concert with Big Red as the glorious backdrop

It’s not a 4WD adventure without the obligatory breakage of something, this time a starter motor problem ensured Kathy and family had a legitimate excuse to stay in the bush for a couple of extra days!

big red - susnset at Birdsville

Who wouldn’t want to stay an extra day or so with this on your doorstep?

The Library  has an extensive  range of 4WD and Australian adventure resources, so come see us (and Kathy!) if you’re planning an outback Australia  journey.

Stay tuned for further adventures of our travelling staff!