The club owns a 700 hectare bush property in a picturesque valley near Bredbo, about 95 kms south of Canberra. This property has been developed for driver training, training and other related activities, camping, and club social activities. Club members and their families have year-round access to this facility for anything from day trips to extended periods.
Christmas Party Talooge Park
(photo Dan Donaldson)
At Talooge, larger group camping areas and more secluded sites are set up to provide a range of camping experiences. Most of these sites have creek frontage and provide great places for social activities, big or small, or to just sit with a good book and enjoy the bush views. The larger group camping areas are located close to established facilities including a kitchen, toilets and water supply, while the more secluded sites cater for those preferring to bond with nature and engage the great outdoors.
Crossing the creek by either the Horse Paddock, which has two creek crossings, or ARB Gate (one creek crossing) brings you to home paddock. This is our main camping area stretching from Thurbon Flat to our club house and equipment sheds. This is the base for club driver training courses on the network of fire trails and other tracks developed by club members that range from easy to challenging. Members are also able to practice their four wheel driving skills they have learnt on these courses when they visit the property.
Our property provides club members with a great place to practise skills or just get away from it all and relax in the bush. It is used for bushwalking as well as training courses in related four wheel driving skills such as map and GPS navigation, first aid, safe use of chainsaws, and native plant identification. The club arranges 'bush skills' weekends where members with skills ranging from camp-oven cooking to GPS navigation and repairing a flat tyre show other members how it's done.
Our property has a range of facilities including club house with kitchen and training room, shelters, BBQs and fire pits, toilets, and plenty of water (but not recommended for drinking).
(photo Doc Baldwin)
The Talooge Musters are an opportunity for club members to enjoy our property and the camaraderie of other members. It also provides the opportunity to conduct some routine property maintenance. Many hands etc. The Musters are enjoyable as well as productive. All work and no play …. so, happy hour starts at 3pm! Tell some jokes, drive some tracks, explore some creeks, or, just enjoy the serenity. Sunday is usually relaxed, no pressure, members can do their own thing, or if they wish, assist in any job completion or undertake small tasks that always need attending to. Lunch usually signals “It’s time to leave!” Come for the day or stay overnight. Get there early or stay an extra day. After all, it's you place as well!
There is not normally an organising an official "convoy". Come in your own time from Friday onwards, or if you need to make special arrangements please contact us. To book for the Muster please contact the Property Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).