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Top five 4x4 destinations of 2018

By Tristan Tancredi, 25 Dec 2018 Explore

Top five 4x4 destinations of 2018 FEATURE

There’s a reason the Vic High Country is one of the best off-road destinations in the world.

IF YOU’RE sitting around twiddling your thumbs this festive season, here’s some inspiration to go out and get your tyres dirty.

Want to lock your hubs and tackle extreme tracks? Or perhaps you just want to escape the city lights and retreat to a hidden campsite? Here are the destinations that resonated most with our readers this year.

The spooky Haunted Stream Track in Victoria’s High Country was the most viewed article of the year. 30km or so south of Omeo, the track is smack-bang in the core of the High Country and offers spectacular four-wheel driving and impeccable scenery. 

Season One of the 4X4 Adventure series saw Ron Moon lead a convoy through the Vic High Country, popping in to the many mining sites scattered throughout the region. Episode Two was a viewer favourite; watch it here. 

Self-drive station tracks help get newbies into 4WDing without the concerns of getting lost, or worse. Our article on the many self-drive tracks in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges managed to attract a few eyeballs. 

The second season of the 4X4 Adventure series had the crew swatting away flies as they cut through Corner Country dust. The trip begins just outside Silverton, not far from Broken Hill, and Episode One wraps up with the crew pulling the handbrake at Cameron Corner. 

4x4 Adventure Series: Season 2 - Corner Country

The Vic High Country is atop the ‘best 4x4 destination’ list of many off-roaders, so it’s no surprise that another High Country yarn ranked well this year. It’s not too late to get there this holiday period!