The Manning Valley-Great Lakes 4×4 Club was formed on the 4th November, 1986 by a few dedicated people sharing a common interest in four wheel driving and camping. Our members are of all ages and family oriented, we still have original members active in the club.


Trips are held on a monthly basis. New members are placed between two experienced members to help on the trip. Trips range from one day trips, to two and three day camping trips and are classified easy, medium or hard to suit all tastes. Locations range from Bulahdelah in the south, Barrington in the west, Oxley Wild Rivers to the north and more. Social trips are also arranged,  and barbeques.


To promote 4wd touring as an excellent family pastime, to educate members on the correct use of their vehicles and to respect the environment. To provide trip and social activities in a supportive and friendly manner.


The club owns its own recovery and first-aid equipment to go along on the trips and a large marquee for various social outings.

Driver Skills:

Familiarisation sessions are held to assist new members in the various techniques of four wheel driving and recovery skills.


The club members are covered on trips by a $20,000,000.00 Public Liability Insurance policy.