Sat, 01 Aug | Lithgow

Zig Zag - Newnes State Forest Beginners Day

This trip is for the beginners to 4WD and want to get out and get an idea of what your car can do. We will put on a BBQ lunch at Lost City which has some amazing views.
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Zig Zag - Newnes State Forest Beginners Day

Time & Location

01 Aug 2020, 8:30 am
Lithgow, Lithgow NSW 2790, Australia

About the Event


This trip will cover beginner terrain around the Lithgow area. We will be meeting at Lithgow, having a very quick drivers briefing, then heading up into the mountains in convoy. When we arrive at the main car park we will do a quick talk about tyre pressure and selection then air down and hit the tracks. 

Throughout the course of the day we will cover some introductory information around driving techniques, recovery equipment and techniques and vehicle setup. We will be stopping at the Lost City for lunch. You should plan to be out for the entire day. We will be travelling on public roads both whilst on-road and off-road, so regular NSW road rules apply. You should plan to be out on the trip for the whole day.  

All obstacles on this trip are optional, and easier bypasses are available. Should you not feel comfortable attempting any obstacle, please advise your trip leader and you will be shown the alternate bypass route. If you do attempt an obstacle and are unsure about completing it, contact the trip leader by radio and you will be assisted in either backing out of the obstacle if safe, recovered by one of the other vehicles on the trip, or assisted with a self recovery if possible. 

A BBQ lunch will be provided with a can of soft drink!   

Registration Fee: $110 per vehicle with driver, $15 per additional passenger (Max 10 vehicles) - You must contact us at the store to pay your registration fee and get a copy of the registration form. Please note - these are introductory fees.   

Bonus: 10% off any upgrades or products on the vehicle participating between the time of registration and the trip  

Experience requirements: Nil (This trip is suitable for beginners and first time 4WDers)  

Minimum vehicle requirements: 

- Must have at least 1 rated recovery point fitted (tow hitch shackles are acceptable) 

- Vehicle must be road registered and in road going condition  

- Comprehensive vehicle insurance which covers off road use  

What to bring: 

- Recovery equipment (minimum snatch strap and 2 shackles)  

- UHF Communication (Car mounted or handheld are OK) If you do not have a UHF one can be hired from the shop for $10, which can be arranged prior to the trip. 

- Hat and sunscreen  

- Drinking water for you and any passengers

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