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Our latest adventures

With such incredible 4WDing opportunities in Australia, we try to make the most of every opportunity we are given to lock the house up and head bush. Whether its a few hours on a local track or weeks on end of paradise, you can read about it below:

Carrarang station, Steep Point, House station at Kalbarri and Horrocks

Our campsite at Carrarang

Preston beach run with the new boat

Sunset at Preston Beach

Bremer Bay over Christmas

Bremer Bay beaches

Manjimup Driven to Drive 4WD Competition

Jimny 4WD offroad

Telephone Lane

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Hill Climbs at Two Rocks

A lazy afternoon at Two rocks, enjoying the beach, testing the 4WD's on the hill climbs and attempting to catch a feed of fish.

A day at Mundaring in the Mud

Mundaring is the go to 4WD track for us after a heap of rain, and it didn't disappoint!

5 weeks in the Kimberley

After taking no annual leave for over a year, we were very happy to have 5 weeks off, to explore the Kimberley in the northern part of WA. It's known for some of the most amazing places in Australia, and lived up to its reputation.

I've split our trip into a series of 5 photo posts:

Broome and the trip up

Cape Leveque

Gibb River Road part one

Gibb River Road part two

Lake Argyle and the Bungle Bungles

4WD tracks at Lake Argyle

Pentecost river crossing with a Caravan

 

 

 

 

 

 

An unplanned long weekend away in Collie

We'd been itching to go camping for some time, and set off on a Saturday morning to find somewhere to camp around Collie. It might sound like complete madness (we thought it was too at the time) but we ended up with a mint camp ground on both nights, with no one around!

Camping around Wellington Dam

Wellington Dam 4WD Tracks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A day out at Two Rocks and Wilbinga

We've got some epic beaches around Perth, and Two Rocks is the closest 4WD accessible one north of the river. There's beach driving, dunes and a whole heap of fun to be had.

Giving it a few berries

Parked on flat rocks

 

 

 

 

 

 

A cracker weekend down at Waroona Dam with the boat and 4WD's

After having such a great day at Waroona the weekend before, we decided to haul the boat down and stay a couple of nights. It was a great trip, with plenty of adventures in the 4WD's and boat

Waroona Dam from on high

Fire at Waroona

A day down at Waroona Dam and through to Dwellingup

It had been a long time since I'd been to Waroona Dam, and was keen to head down for the day and explore the area. We drove around the dam, and then headed to Dwellingup for a bit of fishing in the river.

Waroona 4x4 Tracks

Waroona Dam from on high

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milyeannup and Nannup Long Weekend

On the September long weekend, we headed south to explorer Milyeannup, D'Entrecasteaux National Park, Scott National Park, Nannup and Balingup. We did a bit of fishing, a heap of 4WD tracks and relaxed at camp on a private property in Milyeannup.

See the latest 4WDing Australia trips Enjoying the 80 on a hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jarrahdale bash

One Saturday afternoon we managed to squeeze in a few hours of local 4WD tracks around Byford and Jarrahdale.

Loving the Landcruiser A big rock at Jarrahdale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dwellingup day out

Dwellingup has more 4WD tracks than you can poke a stick at, and we decided to find a few more!

Plenty of water on the track My 80 in the water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mogumber Off Road Racing

Every year, off road racing is held in Mogumber. I went up for Saturday, and had a blast. It's an unbelievable sport!

WA 4x4 racing Mogumber drifting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lancelin to Wedge Island

We try to do this run at least once a year, and headed up with 6 other vehicles.

Airing up at Wedge Island Bogged at Lancelin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dwellingup, Harvey and Brunswick muddy weekend

Harvey and Brunswick are about as good as it gets for 4WDing in the mud. We spent the weekend down there, and had a cracker of a time.
Wheel lift by the Prado The hilux giving it a whirl at Harvey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mundaring Fundraiser

Perth Girls 4x4 and Air Down 4x4 put on a fundraiser for Steve and Lynne, who you can read about here.

Swimming Team work at Mundaring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Holland Track

A long weekend was the perfect opportunity to head out to the Holland Track. We did it after a significant amount of rain, and the mud was plentiful!

The Holland Track in the Wet

It depends when you go!

Enjoying the Holland Track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belvidere weekend

The weather wasn't looking good for this weekend, but we found a great place to camp with plenty of beach driving, and even threw in some salmon fishing.

Belvidere beach 4x4

A great beach to drive along

Fishing at Belvidere

The last Salmon for the day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mundaring in May

Late on a Saturday afternoon we decided to head to Mundaring for a bit of a play. This was the first time in my 80 series, and the first real test for the lockers.

Stuck in slop My 80 series in the mud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julimar

We spent the day exploring Julimar, which has some great 4WD tracks. We have plans to visit when its wet; it will very different!

Lots of dust at Julimar 80 Series Hill Climb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collie 4WDing; Lennard 4WD Track

Majority of the Lennard 4WD track was easy going, with spectacular scenery. There were a few parts that were steep, loose and rutted which provided us with a lot of fun!

What a view Flexing the big 80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denmark

The last part of our 3 weeks down south was spent at Denmark, where we did as many 4WD tracks as we could find

Boat Harbour Denmark

But it still had a beach to die for, and you can park your 4WD metres away from the water

Greens Pool in Denmark

I may have just answered that, at Greens Pool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albany

A few days around Albany were greatly appreciated on our 3 weeks down south; there is some amazing coastline and epic 4WD tracks

4WDing around Albany

Eventually he got going

Albany 4wd views

And it offer some awesome views

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Esperance

Esperance is well known for its beaches, but it has a heap of great 4WD tracks too. We visited Israelite Bay, Cape Arid National Park, Le Grand National Park and Stokes National Park

Esperance beaches

We spent a lot of time on the beach, and why wouldn't you when it looks like this?

Stuck in a salt lake

Well and truly stuck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexandra Bridge

Not long after getting my 80 series we took it down to Alexandra Bridge, and spent the weekend there. It's an incredible location, albeit a bit busy!

Alexandra Bridge Alexandra Bridge Boating

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeagarup

Yeagarup is probably the best beach/dune 4WDing you can do in WA. It is a spectacular place, with Calcup Hill being one of the highlights

Camping at Yeagarup is a great way to extend your stay

Plenty of room

Calcup Hill in a 100 series Land Cruiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pemberton

Pemberton has a number of amazing places you can camp at, with plenty of tracks that meander through the big forrests.

The Warren River is a beautiful place

How could you beat this?

Drafty's Camp site is run by the DEC

Drafty's Camp Ground Kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preston Beach

One of the beaches not too far away from Perth that you can 4WD on is Preston. We spend a day on the beach just relaxing and fishing, and drove up to White hills and out.

Setting up a tarp as an awning is quite a pain

A dodgy tarp awning

Preston Beach 4WD

Driving onto the beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Captain Fawcett Track

This is a reasonably well known 4WD track that runs through the back of Dwellingup. Only the first part is 4WD, with the rest of the track being gravel or bitumen. In the wet this is shut as it becomes extremely difficult. We spent a weekend camped here (free) and had a great time

Mud puddle in Dwellingup

Idling through the first puddle

Enjoying the camp fire

Great place!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yallingup

I've loved the south west of WA for as long as I can remember, and had a fantastic time exploring around Yallingup over a weekend.

Sold the Hilux

The previous Hilux

Hilux Flexiglass canopy

My Hilux with a flexiglass canopy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walyunga National Park

Walyunga National Park is the closest National Park to Perth that you can camp at. We spend a weekend here, and have to say it's quite an awesome area!

Side panels set up

Not much compares to the Oztent!

Walyunga National Park entry

Walyunga National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logue Brook to Harvey

Not long into this trip a good mate rolled his Patrol. Fortunately no one was hurt, but it wasn't one of my my enjoyable days out.

The result of a roll over on slippery Gravel

A quick way to end the day

Logue Brook Dam Four Wheel Drive Track

Getting ready to start the track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grey to Cervantes

You can get onto the beach at Grey, drive up to Cervantes and get back onto the beach heading north, all the way to Hill River. Good luck driving north of this though; the sand is insanely soft.

Enjoying a bit of beach driving

Getting out there is what its all about

The famous Pinnacles

The famous Pinnacles at Cervantes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Wow, looks like you’ve had some amazing adventures. Fabulous – and yes we are so lucky in WA to have so many places that are as yet pretty much undiscovered.

  • You aren’t wrong; a 4WD and WA and you can’t go wrong! So many places to see, and so little time!

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