Lithgow and Capertee
This trip is to Lithgow area, staying at the local pub and driving some of the amazing tracks in this area. *Meet at McDonalds EPIC on the corner of Federal Highway and Stirling Avenue Mitchell at approx. 3:00pm, depart Canberra at approx. 3:30pm on Friday, arrive at Capertee Royal Hotel (188km Northwest of Sydney, 41km North of Lithgow) at around 8:00pm. *Drive the 4WD tracks of the area on Saturday, you will need morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea supplies with you. *Return to Capertee Royal Hotel for dinner and accommodation Saturday night – Saturday night at the hotel is ‘Foodies Night’. *Pack up on Sunday morning as we will not be returning to Capertee then more 4WDing of the local area on Sunday, you will need morning tea and lunch supplies, depart Lithgow area approx. 1:00pm for arrival back in Canberra at approx. 5pm. Capertee Royal Hotel accommodation starts at $55 per night for a single room to $110 per night for a family room. However, just like camping, there are shared bathroom facilities. More details are available here: www.caperteeroyalhotel.com.au Once you receive trip approval, please go ahead and book your accommodation. The specific tracks we use will be dependent on weather and track conditions at the time but hopefully we will be doing Mt Airlie and the Spanish Steps. As we are staying indoors, the trip is likely to go ahead even in wet conditions but the track selection will change as appropriate. However, we are likely to encounter difficult tracks at Grade 4 standard so high clearance 4WD is required along with tyres in good condition and with reasonable tread depth (all terrain or better). There are some quite rocky areas so some form of sill protection would be advantageous.