20th November 2021 Article by Jeff Trewick
Needless to say many of us were looking forward to seeing the pristine beaches of the South Coast of Western Australia between Albany and Bremer Bay.
The Isuzu 4x4 Club of WA Inc. headed to our first destination the "Kalgan River Caravan Park". The club spent Thursday & Friday night at the caravan park and enjoyed the riverside views. The Kalgan River Caravan Park management were extremely accommodating towards the club and had organize a group booking keeping us altogether.
Their sites were large, clean & powered, their amenities were also well kept and offered a great well needed hot shower. The Isuzu 4x4 Club of WA Inc. highly recommends adding the Kalgan River Caravan Park to your list of places to stay when going south.
Friday morning saw the Isuzu 4x4 Club of WA Inc. meet up with the Albany 4WD Club at the Cozy Corner Café. Many of us enjoyed a great cup of coffee to warm up our bellies.
From here the two clubs began the Interclub Event. With a total of 21 vehicles our convoy was certainly capturing the attention of other fellow 4wdrivers.
The clubs headed off the West Cape Howe unfortunately the Dunsky Track was closed due to previous bad weather causing water damage to the track. But the Albany 4WD Club had their back up plan organized and we headed out into a different direction making our way to see Shelley Beach, Mutton-bird Beach Cozy Corner
The Albany 4WD Club even managed to put on a Paraglider display for us. Their timing was impeccable!
It was pretty darn impressive and you wouldn't think so but once the wind is behind them, they can move real quick!
The forests in the South never disappoint with their impressive beauty.
Shelley Beach is truly beautiful!
The clubs finished up on early afternoon from the tracks and gave time for members of our club time to head into Albany to explore the town before catching back up with the Albany 4WD Club at the Due South Tavern. After a nice bite to eat and a couple of refreshments the club made its way back to settle into camp for the night in preparation of a Saturday morning departure.
Saturday morning saw the club pack up & leave the Kalgan River Caravan Park and meet back up with the Albany 4WD Club at Bakers Junction and head off to Bremer Bay where the club's would set up camp at Tozer's Bush Camp.
Tozer's Bush Camp is a pretty place nestled inbetween wattles and wildflowers. They sport 48 unpowered sites and is located 16 kms West of Bremer Bay. If you suffer from severe hay fever you may need to reconsider camping here during the flowering season. Please note whilst there is 48 unpowered sites they are quite narrow which require a little trickery to set up some camper trailers.
Saturday / Sunday saw the clubs drop off camper trailers at Tozer's Bush Camp and then saw the club head off to hit the tracks. We were really enjoying the scenery and looking forward to getting to Dillion Beach & Reef Beach etc.
The Isuzu 4x4 Club of WA Inc. parted ways with the Albany 4WD Club Sunday evening and spent Monday exploring the Bremer Bay Region prior to departing back to Perth on Tuesday 16th November.
The Isuzu 4x4 Club of WA Inc. would like to give a big thanks to the Albany 4WD Club for hosting us and making us feel extremely welcome in the South.
Both Clubs are looking forward to planning more Interclub Events in the future.
The Isuzu 4x4 Club of WA Inc. would also like to extend an open invitation to all members of the Albany 4WD Club to feel free to RSVP to any of our advertised events. We look forward to catching up with your crew again soon.