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Tasmania by 4x4: Episode 1

By Ron Moon and Dean Mellor, 21 Aug 2020 TAS

The 4X4 Adventure Series team heads south for an Apple Isle adventure, beginning at the iconic Jacob's Ladder ascent.

Ford Ranger in Tasmania

In Season 7 of the 4X4 Adventure Series, the crew heads to the Apple Isle in pursuit of hidden campsite gems and challenging tracks.

EPISODE 2: From Hobart to the wild west coast

EPISODE 3: Tracing the west coast to Sandy Cape

With MSA 4x4 and MAXTRAX tagging along in their respective 6WDs, this episode sees the convoy start their journey at Jacobs Ladder on a cold, wet and windy summer's day.

With the spectacular views hidden behind heavy cloud cover, the crew decides to heads north and battle through belting rain to the coast at Bridport, airing down for some fun on the beach and dunes en-route to Bellingham.

Back on tarmac the team heads south to the small town of Derby, before continuing on to the historical Blue Tier Forest Reserve and then dropping in for a brew at the Pub in the Paddock.

More sand driving was on the agenda for the following day, with a jaunt through the Peron Dunes - helping some stranded folks with our trusty set of MAXTRAX recovery boards - before heading south to Cape Tourville Lighthouse which is popular with tourists.

Out campsite for the night, originally intended to be at the southern end of the Friendly Beaches, was instead within the forest due to mechanical failure with one of the vehicles.

In this episode we also test out a couple of products new to market: MSA 4x4's towing mirrors, the MAXTRAX Indeflate and Narva's Ultima 180 LEDs.