4WD Trips2019-11-04T14:19:32+11:00

4WD TRIPS

Check out our stories featuring 4WD Trips we’ve taken around Australia over the years. We visit places like Fraser Island off the Queensland Coast, Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, and simple places close to Sydney like the MacDonald Valley just north of the City. Most stories include a link to a video documenting the trip. ENJOY! 

Putting the new Kumho MT-71 to the test

For those who follow our YouTube channel or regularly read our articles, we recently reviewed the Kumho AT51 all terrain tyre that we’ve been running on the OTD Pajero for some time. We really like the AT51, so when Kumho released a new Mud Tyre, we asked them if we could have a set to test them out and they were generous enough to provide a brand new set of their MT-71’s for us to [...]

Glenbawn Dam Camping – NSW

State Parks are a great alternative to bush camping with a range of facilities and numerous choices all over NSW. On this occasion, we check out Glenbawn Dam. Looking for somewhere to go camping where you can take your boat, go fishing, do some bike riding or just unwind and relax?  Then Glenbawn Dam should certainly be on your list.  Located just to the west of Aberdeen on the New England Highway, it’s an easy spot [...]

FJ55 Land Cruiser – The Ugly One

Loved and Hated. The FJ55 Land Cruiser was a 4WD that divided 4WD enthusiasts. It looks and styling was loved by some, hated by others! Toyota's 4WD production started way back in 1941 when the Japanese Army took a Jeep, that they had acquired during the occupation of the Philippines, and sent it back home and ordered Toyota to make something similar. Then in the 1950's, the US Army commissioned Toyota to make 100 vehicles similar [...]

Finke River Camping – Northern Territory

You're on an outback adventure and you need the best of the best when it comes to camping. Well make sure you put two mile camp on your list! The banks of the Finke River is one of the best places to camp in the MacDonnell Ranges. The 2 mile camping spot located at Glen Helen, 140km west of Alice Springs is a 4wd based camping spot right on the Finke. This camping spot is [...]

New Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain Impresses

By John McCredie After taking the D-Max LSU for a drive last week, this week we are having a drive of the top of the range D-Max X-Terrain. The X-Terrain features coloured guard flares and matching coloured grille. It also has a nicely matched and sleek Aero bar on the back with a roller tooneau cover.  The tub also comes lined, but as we’d find out after our off road trip, the roller cover and [...]

Mount Moffatt – QLD

It's remote, it's quiet and it's a great place to get back to nature. Mount Moffatt is an isolated, yet easily accessible part of Queensland's remote inland. What's more, for Brisbane based camping enthusiasts, it's only a days drive from town. If you want to go somewhere for some remote camping, then Mount Moffatt in the Carnarvon National Park certainly lives up to that title.  Whilst it is very close to the Carnarvon Gorge itself, [...]

Palm Valley – NT

An oasis in a scorching land. Palm Valley is out of the ordinary with a gorge full of Cabbage Palms in a dry and inhospitable desert landscape. Located in the centre of Australia, this magnificent location is one of the most spectacular 4wd destinations in the Northern Territory. It is an ancient location and a unique form of palms grows abundantly within the valley.  The Red Cabbage Palms are tall and tower above the river [...]

The Oodnadatta Track South Australia

The Oodnadatta Track follows the route of the old Ghan Railway line and runs from the North of the Flinders Ranges starting in the town of Maree through to the small town of Marla on the Stuart Highway in South Australia. Typically most tourists travel from the south eastern states through to the Northern Territory on the bitumen roads, but the alternative is to use this gravel track and skirt around the bottom of Lake [...]

MacDonald Valley – NSW

The MacDonald valley is an easy trip close to Sydney with some great scenery and simple river crossings.  Suited to any type of 4wd, and even the adventurous 2wd, the track follows the MacDonald River from St Albans. There are a number of crossings of the MacDonald River along the way and some of these are bridges, whilst towards the end they become open sand based river crossings.  I would certainly not attempt this trip [...]

Arnhem Land – NT

By John McCredie In the North of Australia is a land area called Arnhem Land.  It is an Aboriginal reserve that covers almost 100,000 square kilometres and has some of the most remote communities in Australia.  You could say that the Aboriginal people own this land and whilst that is essentially true, the idea of ownership has quite a different meaning in their culture. Recently I was privileged enough to be able [...]

Fun New 4WD Park in Australia

This Central West 4WD Park in NSW is a short drive from Mudgee and this video gives us the low-down on the fun and activities on offer. Finding quiet undiscovered bush camping sites can be quite a challenge. And when it comes to long weekends, especially Easter, it might just be impossible to find that hidden gem. But we were recently invited to come and check out Jamie Smiths Central West 4WD Park, just south [...]

Turon River – NSW

Not far from Sydney is an ideal camping location with everything you could possibly want for an easy weekend adventure. There's a beautiful river, views, four-wheel-driving, fishing and a whole lot more. Turon National Park is located just west of Capertee, NSW.  The main feature of this National Park is the Turon River which flows through the heart of this rugged and yet beautiful landscape. Camping within the National Park is free and there are [...]

 

 

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