WE’VE taken our fourbies to some remarkable places this year – and returned with more than a layer of mud and dust.
With the Christmas season upon us, here are a handful of destinations to sink your tyres into on your next adventure.
Strzelecki Track, SA
With the South Australian government considering sealing the famous 498km Strzelecki Track, which runs from Lyndhurst to Innamincka in SA, it’s imperative to knock this off the bucket-list before it’s too late. It mightn’t be the most scenic outback route, but there are great spots to camp and plenty of attractions along the dusty desert highway.
Read about our Strzelecki Track adventure.
Stockton Beach, NSW
If sand driving is what you’re after, then there aren’t many settings better than Stockton Beach in NSW. Regarded as the largest moving sand-dune system in the southern hemisphere, the dunes of Stockton Beach are formidable but the rewards are endless. Lower tyre pressures, stick to the defined routes and you’ll have a whale of a time.
Read more about Stockton Beach, NSW.
Rabbit Proof Fence, WA
Built to hold back a tsunami of rabbits surging across the Nullarbor from the east, the fence was first built in the early 1900s; fences two and three were later built to try and sway the losing battle. We loaded up a Y61 Patrol and traced the famous Rabbit Proof Fence – and, after 2000km, low range was engaged for all of two minutes on two occasions.
Read more about our Rabbit Proof Fence drive.
Ingeegoodbee Track, Vic
Looking for a serious 4WD getaway in Victoria? The Ingeegoodbee Track in the Victorian High Country is one of the hardest long-distance routes in the state. The route boasts important historical significance, breathtaking views and some of the most challenging 4WD tracks, so leave the camper trailer at home for this one.
Read more about the Ingeegoodbee Track.
Kakadu Circuit, NT
The Top End is the pinnacle of adventure four-wheel driving, with vast monsoonal forests, floodplains and muddy, croc-infested tidal streams. We cut a route through this incredible part of the world and highlight the best campsites, fishing spots and 4WD routes, so you can follow suit.
Read more about the Kakadu Circuit.
Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, Utah, USA
If you’re ever in Salt Lake City, Utah, and you’re a Landie aficionado, pop in to see Greg Miller’s private collection of 70-odd Land Cruisers at the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum. It’s open to the public on most days and features an eclectic collection of rare and odd Cruisers – there’s even a VDJ78 Troopy that has been driven on all seven continents as part of the Expeditions 7 trip.
Read more about the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum.