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Tasmania by 4x4: Episode 3

By Ron Moon and Dean Mellor, 05 Sep 2020 TAS

Our journey through Tasmania continues, with a jaunt along the wild west coast.

Winch recovery in Tasmania

Our journey along the wild west coast of Tasmania begins at MacQuarie Heads, with an easy beach run up past the quaint town of Strahan to Zeehan, a once-bustling town previously known as the Silver City.

EPISODE 1: Jacobs Ladder to the Friendly Beaches

EPISODE 2: Hobart and surrounds

After a squiz at the local museum, we tackled a muddy 4x4 track that leads to Montezuma Falls. It was here where the MaxTrax 6x6 encountered an issue with its uni-joint, and a massive winch recovery delayed proceedings.

Some of the crew ditched the recovery operation and continued on to Montezuma Falls, a must-see natural attraction. The recovery was eventually successful come nightfall, thanks of course to Ron's old Patrol.

After a well-earned kip back at Zeehan, the crew travelled to Granville Harbour and on to Corinna, before heading back to the west coast and arriving at the small fishing town of Temma.


Sandy Cape was on the itinerary the following day, with plenty of sand driving on the cards. And, yep, one of our vehicles got bogged.

It was here, at the Sandy Cape Light, where our amazing Tasmania adventure ends.