What is a 4WD if you don’t have anywhere to drive it? Australia has so many places for you to explore. From the kilometres of Victorian bush to the deserts of the Northern Territory, you will never be lost for a place to go driving. Feeling like a trip somewhere? Here are the best 4WD destinations that Australia has to offer.
If you’re looking for a long journey, you should set aside at least ten days to make the trek across Binn’s Track in the Northern Territory. Beginning at the Simpson Desert sand dunes, you will make your way across the sandy plains, through dust, rocks and ancient ranges. This track includes the Frew River Loop: a 17km drive through the Davenport Ranges. This is thought to e the most demanding track in all of the Northern Territory. The total distance of this track is just over 2000kms, and some permits may be needed to enter some national parks along the way.
A much shorter journey is the beachside track in Tasmania. Only 40kms, the track begins at Ocean Bush Road at Strahan, and finishes at an old fishing village nearly 300kms west of Hobart.
The rugged landscape of Ocean Bush Road provides a driving experience unlike any other. You will be fronted with dust, rocks, fast moving tides and large waves.
Seals and sea lions are known to linger on the beach in the afternoons. Newcomers should be weary of the quicksand around the mouth of the Hently River. Over the years it has taken a few 4WDs. But as long as you time the journey so that the tide is in the right place at the right time, you will have an excellent trip.
Driving into the Victorian Alps is not a good route for a beginner. The Alpine National Park provides exquisite views from mountain peaks and soaring panoramic views. If you feel like getting out of the car, there are several walking treks that you can take with beautiful scenery along the way. Have a look at the twisted snow gums and ancient mountain huts. It’s recommended that you allow at least two or three days for this trip. There are so many things along the way that you don’t want to miss. Make sure that your tyres are in good condition, as you will be needing to cross rivers.