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Top 10 Best Places to Take Your 4WD in Australia

Looking for the best 4WD tracks in Australia? These top 10 places will not disappoint!

Australia is an amazing country for the 4WD enthusiasts. The harsh landscape lends itself perfectly to the adventurous pursuit of 4wding and while there are many infamous and well-known 4WD trips in Australia, here are our 10 favourites.

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  • The Birdsville Track

This one isn’t for the faint-hearted or the inexperienced, passing right through the Sturt Stony Desert. It is famous for its challenging conditions. Starting in South Australia, this track finishes in the outback town of Birdsville. This one is better undertaken in the cooler months.

  • Cairns to the Tip of Australia

The Cape York Peninsula Development Road is only accessible in the dry season. It’s one of the best known four wheel drive routes in the country. You’ll meet lots of fellow travellers and have fun with tricky creek and river crossings as you drive through lush rainforest.

  • Anne Beadell Highway

Travel from Laverton in Western Australia right through to Coober Pedy in South Australia. Crossing the edge of the Nullarbor, this trip is very remote. You need a travel permit.

  • The Canning Stock Route

This is one of the most difficult 4WD drive journeys in Australia. It has all the ingredients of a tough challenge: sandy dunes, rocky outcrops, saltpans and much more. It will take you from Wiluna to Halls Creek in Western Australia.

  • Kings Canyon to Palmy Valley

This Northern Territory trip can be difficult in the wet. You will find some great camping spots along the Finke River and the scenery is amazing.

  • Gibbs River Road

From Derby to Kununurra in Western Australia, this is one of the most spectacular 4WD expeditions you can take. It passes through the awe-inspiring Kimberley region. You will strike some pretty heavily corrugated roads.

  • Cape Arid

This track starts at Cape Arid National Park near Esperance and ends up about 30 kilometres East of Balladonia on the Eyre Highway. It’s about a 2 day journey.

  • Fraser Island

Fraser is the largest sand island in the world and is perfect for 4WDing. The island is full of 4WD tracks. This place is a beautiful spot to explore and camp. You do need an official permit though. Find out more about Fraser Island 4WDing, camping and fishing here.

  • Winton to Lake Constance

This trip will take you into the Bladesburg National Park, on to Gragg’s Grave and to the Diamantina National Park and the Diamantina Lakes. This journey is really scenic and you will see many creeks and rivers. There are plenty of great camping spots along the way.

  • Mount Mee State Forest

This one is close to the city of Brisbane so is great for a day out in the four wheel drive.

Australia is full of beautiful scenery, dirt roads and endless 4WD opportunities. Finding more places to add to the best 4WD tracks in Australia won’t be hard!

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  1. Victoria
    31/10/2013 / 3:48 pm

    Fraser Island is definitely one to do! Thanks for the article.

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