National Rove 2018
The National Rove is the Meeting of Australian Rover Car Clubs and is held every two years.
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National Rove 2018
The Rover Car Club Of Australia Inc. is proud to announce advance information about the 2018 National Rove which will be held in the Shepparton area of Victoria from Friday 27th to Monday 30th April 2018. Shepparton is a major commercial centre, located between Nagambie and Numurkah on the Goulburn Valley Highway which is the main inland road route between Melbourne and Brisbane.
Shepparton is situated within the rich dairying, fruit growing and agricultural region of the Goulburn Valley, with the area responsible for producing around 25 percent of Victoria’s rural output. Major food companies in the area include SPC Ardmona and Campbell’s Soups. SPC Ardmona have a factory sales supermarket open to the public.
Shepparton’s cultural precinct is located in Wellsford Street and consists of an art gallery featuring Australian ceramics and paintings, and a major war memorial located next to the council offices. On the corner of Wellsford and High Streets is the Paul Gribben Historical Precinct, consisting of the Shepparton Heritage Centre which contains thousands of items tracing Shepparton’s history housed in the old Forester’s Hall (built in 1873) and farming equipment displays in the surrounding parkland. A network of parks, reserves and forests follow the paths of the Goulburn and Broken Rivers through Shepparton, offering good bushwalking tracks and picnic spots. There is a dense state forest between Shepparton and neighbouring Mooroopna along the river, with the Peter Ross Edwards Causeway (Midland Highway) cutting through it to link the two communities together.
Victoria Park Lake, which was constructed in 1920 from a swamp, is located just south of the heart of Shepparton, featuring walking tracks, bike paths, a skate park and boating facilities.
The weather is, in late April, typically warm with over-night minimum of 7 °C and daytime average maximum of 25 °C being recorded at the same dates in 2016.
Application Form, Itinerary and Post-Rove Tasmanian Tour
The proposed Programme of Events (PDF document) can be downloaded from here.
Post Rove Tour of Tasmania
In addition to the Easter Rove, a Post-Rove tour of Tasmania being studied, which will go ahead if there is enough interest. More information available shortly.
Contact Details for Rove 2018
For any further details or questions please contact :
The RCCA Advisory Committee – National Rove, Shepparton 2018
Rover Car Club of Australia
PO Box 3114
NUNAWADING VIC 3131
Mobile Phone: 0431 858 582
The 2016 Rove was successfully held in Busselton Western Australia.
The Rove 2014 was held in Forbes NSW.
For a previous WA Rove one of our Members drove his P6TC with caravan there and back.
Some more photos of past Roves are on our Flickr Pages:
2012 Held in Stanhope Qld – https://www.flickr.com/photos/rccapics/sets/72157629849446777
2010 Held in Adelaide SA – https://www.flickr.com/photos/rccapics/sets/72157623793786582
2008 Held in Melbourne Vic – https://www.flickr.com/photos/rccapics/sets/72157623251559615
2006 Held in Canberra ACT – https://www.flickr.com/photos/rccapics/sets/72157604480944005