Welcome to 4WDing Australia. We currently live in Perth, and believe the best way to explore Australia is in a 4WD. Here you'll find information on 4WD tracks, modifying your 4WD, using your 4WD safely and correctly, product reviews, trip reports, destination reviews and stacks of photos to inspire you to get out there and explore. See you out there!
The Mundaring Powerlines Track is one of the most well known 4WD tracks around Perth, and for good reason. It's got everything; rocks, gravel, sand, mud, water crossings and a heap of hill climbs and descents. We headed out on Saturday with six 4WD's, and had a great Read more...
Running out of fuel in your 4WD at best is a major inconvenience. Beyond that, it can do serious damage to your engine, and put your safety at risk if you are in a remote area. There are a number of ways to carry fuel in your 4WD, but you need to decide on how much you should be carrying for each trip. So how do you go about ... Read more.
The Kimberley is an unbelievable part of the world, and earlier this year we spent 5 weeks exploring it. I sit here now, and reflect on the hundreds of amazing memories from our time in such a spectacular region. There are without a doubt though, a few experiences that really stood out. One of our highlights was the day we spent with Brian Lee on a 4WD tour at Cape Leveque Read more...
Anyone can buy a 4WD and take it off road. Unfortunately, this means a lot of people are heading off road without the faintest idea of how to use their 4WD, and what to do when things go wrong. I've witnessed this on countless occasions, where vehicles and people have been put at risk due to a lack of knowledge. Best case scenario; you look like an idiot. Worst case; you do damage to your 4WD, or kill someone Read more...
There's a fine balance between packing too much gear into your 4WD, and not having enough. We've found it takes some time to find that balance, and you continually get better at taking what you need, and nothing more.
However, if you are using your 4WD off road, you should have more than the standard jack and wheel brace in the back of your 4WD ... Read more.
Cape Leveque is the huge chunk of land north of Broome. It's home to some of the most amazing beaches you will ever see, with plenty of places to stay. Middle Lagoon is one of the more highly recommended destinations, and for good reason! The water is warm and blue, the beaches are white and clean, and the coastline is pristine, remote and beautiful ... Read more.
Last week, a 17 year old Sydney boy was hit in the back of the head when a 4WD recovery went badly wrong. He was in critical condition, and put in an induced coma. I don't know exactly what happened, and will not speculate on it. I just wish him and his family all the best, and hope he recovers quickly.
Regardless of how the accident came to happen, it highlights the importance of making sure 4WD recoveries are done safely, period... Read more.
Western Australia is a massive place. I don't think you can really appreciate its size, until you've driven it. A lot of people visit Broome from Perth every year, whether its just to enjoy the spectacular sights of Broome, or to begin a huge 4WD adventure to Cape Leveque and the Gibb River Road.
Its 2241 kilometres from Perth to Broome (along the inland route) ... Read more
4WD tyre pressures are probably the most critical factor you control when you get off the bitumen road. Whether its gravel roads that are full of corrugations, big mud holes or a soft beach you are travelling on, having your tyres at the right pressure for the terrain you are driving on is crucial. In a previous post... Read more
Sometimes despite the best planning and preparation, things still don’t go to plan. We’ve learned to be flexible. You have to be. Things will go wrong, and things will not always go in exactly the direction you want them to. However, at the end of the day, it all works out, and often the things that went wrong are adventures, or worst case, things that you look back on and ... Read more.
Many of you will know we have not long gotten back from 5 amazing weeks in the Kimberley.
We've got a lot to share from our holiday, which covered Perth to Broome, Cape Leveque, up the Gibb river road to Kununurra, Lake Argyle, the Bungle Bungles and back down the coast to Perth ... Read more
After just under 4 weeks exploring Broome, Cape Leveque and the Gibb River road, we pressed on to Lake Argyle and the Bungle Bungles. In case you missed the other posts, you can see ... Read more