Your 4WD is the ticket to fun, adventure and discovery. Once you leave the hardtop, there’s a whole new world out there, a world where mere 2WDs can only dream about. Rocks, rivers, reef and forest: so many reasons to get off road.
In WA, the coast is the business. Take the kids fishing or go camping on a remote beach and enjoy the solitude.
Find a designated campsite by a river, lake or forest that you can only get to on a 4WD track. Then soak up nature.
Get off the hardtop and simply explore our great country.
Camp out in the desert under the Milky Way and ponder how vast and awesome our universe is.
Some 4WD trail ideas
Carnarvon to Gnaraloo via Quobba Station (Australia’s Coral Coast)
Stock up on fresh food grown in Carnarvon from the Fruit Loop Food Trail. Follow signs to the Quobba Blowholes and head north. From the calm waters of Quobba Point to the wave action of the blowholes, perfect surf wave at Red Bluff and crystal-clear snorkelling water at Gnaraloo Bay.
Kingsford Smith Mail Run (Australia’s Golden Outback)
From the Queen of the Murchison to the biggest rock in the world, Mount Augustus and the spectacular Kennedy Ranges
Golden Quest Discovery Trail (Australia’s Golden Outback)
Explore the goldfields and once bustling ghost towns. Highlights include Lake Ballard, Super Pit and Gwalia.
Karratha to Newman via Karijini (Australia’s North West)
The Pilbarra: red rocks, blue skies and deep gorges with cool swimming holes. From the largest concentration of rock art in the world near Karratha to some of the most spectacular gorges in the world. Swimming in the freshwater pools like Fortescue Falls and Fern Pool are sublime.
Karri Forests around Pemberton (Australia’s South West)
Karri trees are magnificent, tall straight giants. Driving from Manjimup to Warren River National Park. Climbing the two fire lookout trees (Gloucester Tree and Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree) are a good challenge for those not afraid of heights.
Albany, Denmark, Mount Barker Loop including Stirling and Porongurup Ranges (Australia’s South West)
This loop has everything! Mountains (WA style), spectacular hiking trails, 4WD tracks, wineries, karri forest, beautiful secluded beaches and tranquil tree lined rivers.
Bridgetown, Nannup, Balingup Loop (Australia’s South West)
Autumn colours in April and May make this 2WD drive a kaleidoscope of colour. Plus visit local producers to buy really fresh food.
I hope this helps you plan your next 4WD trail adventure!