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4WD Tracks in WA

Western Australia has some of the best four wheel driving in the world. Whether it's to get to that spectacular location or you are into serious mud runs and rock crawling, there is something for everyone. I am slowly compiling a list of the locations you can go to. For now, please have a look at the ones below. They are listed and include their distance and direction from Perth. Please share this page with your mates, and look after the awesome country that we have in our backyards.

Mundaring Powerlines Track 37 E

The Mundaring Powerlines Track is quite likely the most popular serious four wheel driving close to Perth. As the name suggests, it follows a powerline, and has a lot of difficult sections in it. There are plenty of 'chicken' tracks which allow you to drive around the obstacles, but even some of these aren't always straight forward. After a lot of rain, this track becomes considerably more difficult to do. I'd suggest going to Mundaring with a secondary vehicle! 

Mundaring Powerlines Track in the wet

Having a splash

Enjoying Mundaring Powerlines Track

A hill climb at Mundaring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilbinga

Wilbinga is the closest beach and dune driving you can legally do to Perth. It is extremely popular, and is a decent sized area to explore. A lot of people camp at Wilbinga too, but please clean up after yourselves!

Wilbinga Sunset

Watching the sun go down at Wilbinga

Wilbinga hill climbs in a 4WD

Hill climbs at Wilbinga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dwellingup 106 SSE

Dwellingup is one of my favorite destinations, with a huge number of things to do. You can swim, fish, hike, downhill mountain bike, white water raft, canoe, photograph, enjoy nature and just have a good time away from the city! Dwellingup has a heap of camp sites; check with DEC and book yourself one!

Dwellingup River

Enjoying the river at Dwellingup

Enjoying the 4WD Tracks at Dwellingup

Dwellingup 4WD Tracks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Captain Fawcett Track 108 SSE

The Captain Fawcett Track is located within Dwellingup, and is accessed by going past the old township. It is a moderate 4WD track (very easy when it's not wet) with a couple of camp sites right next to the river. After a bit of rain, this track becomes very difficult, and is regularly closed.

Camped along the Captain Fawcett Track

What a camp site!

Captain Fawcett Track

A few puddles on the track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ledge Point 119 NE

Ledge Point is a quite little town south of Lancelin. You can drive on the beach here, heading south and that's about it!

Ledge Point Beach

Broken down on the beach

The beach at Ledge Point

Ledge Point Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preston Beach 125 S

Preston Beach is another popular place to go 4WDing close to Perth. You can enter at White Hills, and drive through to Preston, and then down to Myalup. The beach changes a huge amount depending on the seasons and weather, but is always good for a drive and fish.

Preston Beach, WA

Enjoying a day at Preston

Beach driving near Perth

Driving on Preston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lancelin Sand Dunes 127 NE

Lancelin Sand Dunes are extremely popular for 4WDing. However, they are also used by motorbikes and buggies, so make sure you are careful when driving through the dunes. These are plenty big enough to have a good time looking around!

Lancelin 4WDing

4WDing in the dunes

Lancelin Sand Dunes 4WD

Coming down one of the dunes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logue Brook to Harvey 135 S

This is a track that is relatively simple, with heaps of more challenging (to insane) 4WDing on the sides of it. Well worth a look!

Gravel road roll over

Gravel roads can be dangerous!

Harvey Dam 4WDing

Harvey Dam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belvidere 155 S

Belvidere is a great beach just north of Bunbury, with camping facilities near Leschenaulta inlet. You can drive on the beach north all the way to Binningup if the tides are right.

Belvidere Beach 4x4

Relaxing on Belvidere Beach

Belvidere dunes and beach

In the dunes at Belvidere

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Wedge Island 161 N

Wedge Island in the past was only accessible via the beach or inland track. My understanding is that the inland track is virtually closed, with access only along the beach (which is not for beginner 4WDers!). Take care, and watch the tide. There have been plenty of vehicles lost to waves, and just as many rolled over on the beach that has been chopped away by waves.

Salt water bath on the way to Wedge Island

Stay away from the water

Wedge Island from the beach

What a place!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brunswick Junction 164 S

Brunswick Junction is very similar to the Mundaring Powerlines track, except the area is spread out and you can camp too. It has a great river running through the area, and a lot of tracks that will have even the seriously set up 4WD's grasping for traction!

Mud hole at Brunswick

Trying to get out of a mud hole

Patrol flex at Brunswick Junction

Flexing the Patrol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grey 182 NW

Grey is a little shack town just north of Wedge Island. You can get on the beach here, and drive right the way up to Cervantes.

Grey boat launching

Launching the boat from Grey

Grey is an interesting town

Driving through Grey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cervantes 200 NW

Cervantes has a lot of beach driving available, and you can drive through to Hill River.

Cervantes lake

Checking out the lake at Cervantes

Cervantes seaweed beach

Driving through seaweed near Cervantes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honeymoon Pool 204 SSE

Honeymoon Pool is located not too far away from Harvey, Collie and Brunswick Junction (which is a 4WDing mecca!)

Honeymoon Pool River

Enjoy the view

Clay mud turns your tyres into slicks

Mud tyres no more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill River 213 NW

Hill River is a stunning river that flows into the Indian Ocean, in between Cervantes and Jurien Bay. I've never seen anyone drive north of the river for more than a few hundred meters, as the sand is just too soft!

Hill River from behind

Enjoying Hill River

Hill River beach soft

One very soft beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Cape 236 NE

Sandy Cape is accessible by 2WD vehicles, but there are plenty of 4WD tracks running up and down the coast for you to explore. Just expect a bit of pinstriping on your vehicles as the tracks are tight!

Sandy Cape on the beach

Sandy Cape with the Hilux

Seaweed on Sandy Cape Beach

Sandy Cape Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dunsborough 247 SW

The 4WDing opportunites around Dunsborough are fairly limited, with only a few beaches accessible towards Busselton. Sugarloaf Rocks has a good 4WD track (see 3 Bears Track) and Bob's Track, near Hamelin Bay.

Dunsborough 4WD Tracks

Exploring Dunsborough tracks

WA Coastlines

What a coastline!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Bears Track 297 SSW

The 3 Bears Track comes highly recommended by me. It's a short 4WD track that is suitable for moderately experienced 4WDer's with a little bit of clearance. The track runs along some of the most incredible coastline WA has to offer, and goes right past one of the most popular surf breaks in the area.

3 Bears Track Dunsborough

Worth the drive

Dunsborough 3 Bears Track

A bit of water!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobs Track 305 SSW

Just north of Hamelin Bay lies a great 4WD track that takes you to a beautiful, pristine beach. After a bit of rain this track has a number of puddles, but the track is solid and easily done with a bit of clearance.

Bobs Track Beach

On the beach from Bob's Track

Bobs Track puddles

One of the puddles after a heap of rain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Jasper 317 S

Lake Jasper is a well known destination for camping, and has a number of 4WD tracks in the area that lead to the coast (and Black Point)

Lake Jasper sunset

Sunset over the lake

Lake Jasper 4WD tracks

Driving through water at Lake Jasper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wave Rock (Hyden) 334 NSE

Wave Rock is a massive tourist attraction in WA. If you visit it, make sure you check out the Holland Track, and other 4WDing in the area.

Kalgoorlie Superpit

Superpit

Wave Rock, Hyden

Wave Rock!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeagarup 350 S

Yeagarup is my favorite beach driving destination that isn't too far from Perth. Head down to Pemberton, and towards the coast and you will have a blast. It also has Calcup Hill, which is a huge sand dune and will really test your 4WD!

Enjoying Yeagarup

Easter at Yeagarup with mates

Yeagarup, Pemberton

Yeagarup coastline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Holland Track 370 E

The Holland Track is very well known, and popular for 4WD's and motorbikes. The 4WD section starts just out of Hyden, and winds its way through to just south of Coolgardie. It's a great track, but go prepared in winter as it gets very boggy.

Holland Track 4x4

Enjoying the Holland Track with a few mates

Muddy hole on the Holland Track

One of the first mud holes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walpole 414 SE

Walpole is another great location south of Perth. You can drive right out to the river mouth, and there is plenty of 4WD tracks around the inlets.

The Water at Walpole is incredible!

Incredible coloured water

Walpole Inlet

Nornalup Inlet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peaceful Bay 447 SE

Peaceful Bay is a quiet coastal town that has great beach access. You can drive along the beach for many kilometers, and check out the inlet too.

Peaceful Bay in WA

The old Pajero at Peaceful Bay

Peaceful Bay

Peaceful Bay inlet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucky Bay 550 NNE

Lucky Bay is an incredible place; just south of Wagoe and Kalbarri. You can camp in the dunes, and drive for miles along the gorgeous beach, or have  a bit of fun in the dunes. It is very popular over holidays and long weekends, but there is plenty of room.

Lucky Bay is very popular over the long weekend

Popular over the long weekends

Lucky Bay, Western Australia

What a place!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wagoe 565 NNE

Wagoe is just a few km north of Lucky Bay, and is a running station. You can camp here, or stay in a chalet. It has private access to the beach, with some of the best fishing in WA.

Enjoying Wagoe

Wagoe Coastline from the top

Wagoe Dunes

Dune climbing at Wagoe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kalbarri 586 NNE

Kalbarri has a couple of spots you can go 4WDing - Wittecarra creek and along the Murchison River. Both are worth a look!

Murchison River, Kalbarri

Along the Murchison River

Kalbarri Beach Driving

On the beach at Kalbarri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orleans Bay Esperance 812 SE

Orleans Bay in Esperance is one of those places you could stay at for weeks on end. There are a staggering number of little beaches and coves, with brilliant fishing, snorkeling, relaxing and plenty of 4WD Tracks!

4WD tracks around Orleans

Some great 4WD tracks

Orleans bay has some awesome beaches

One of the beaches near Orleans Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fisheries Road in Esperance 830 SE

Fisheries Road is a great 4WD track that leads to Israelite Bay. The 4WD section starts about 100km east of Esperance, and ends at Israelite Bay, some 200km east of Esperance. It is remote, and is closed after heavy rain. This is a track you want to be very prepared for, especially if its rained a lot.

Fisheries Road Esperance

The first bad section

Fisheries Road corrugations

Sand and corrugations on Fisheries Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas River Esperance 845 SE

Thomas River was by far one of my favourite places on our trip down south. You can drive for 30km along the beach, and hop from one beautiful beach to another. There are two sites you can camp at, and the area surrounding Thomas River is spectacular

Thomas River sunset

An incredible sunset at Thomas River

Thomas River Mouth, Esperance

Parked at Thomas River mouth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Israelite Bay, Esperance 917 ESE

Israelite Bay is an extremely remote destination that is popular for those keen on fishing. It is accessed either from Fisheries Road, or from the north via Balledonia.

Rock 4x4 at Israelite Bay

4WDing on the rocks

Israelite Bay beach

On the beach near Israelite Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warroora Station 1002 NNE

Warroora Station is another farm located right on the water, and has been set up for camping. It is located along the Ningaloo Reef, and is truly a magical place. They have a number of tracks, and beach access (with responsibility) is available. Please note, it does cost to enter this  station.

Warroora Station beaches

Your own slice of heaven

Warroora Station, near Coral Bay

Wetting a line as the sun goes down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gnaraloo Station 1017 NNW

Gnaraloo Station is a working station that backs onto the Ningaloo Reef. There are a few 4WD tracks around the property, but they are very strict as to where you can drive. The location is truly stunning though!

Gnaraloo Station cliffs

One of the cliffs at Gnaraloo

Gnaraloo Station sign

Driving into Gnaraloo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coral Bay 1137 N

Coral Bay is one of my favorite destinations. It truly is magic. If you head north, you can drive onto the beach, and explore a number of hill climbs. You can drive from Coral Bay to Yardie Creek (near Exmouth) along the coast.

Coral Bay Reefs

Five Finger Reef, Coral Bay

Coral Bay dunes

Driving through the dunes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mt Nameless 1470 NE

Mt Nameless is a short 4WD track to the top of the mountain, just out of Tom Price. It has incredible views over a mine and the town itself, and is one of the few mountains you can drive up.

Mt Nameless has an incredible view

The view from the top

Mt Nameless 4x4 Track

At the top of Mt Nameless

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleaverville 1569 N

Cleaverville is to date my favourite beach camping destination. It is truly amazing, and you can 4WD into a few of the surrounding areas.

Cleaverville camping

Could you ask for more?

Cleaverville Beach is incredible

The beach at Cleaverville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broome 2184 NW

Broome is well known for 4WDing, with some of the longest beaches in WA!

Broom Beach

Camels on Broome's main beach

Broome walking

Broome flats early in the morning

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  • lee smith

    mate what is the name of the rear box on your 79 landcruiser as i need to replace the rear tub on my hilux and that looks great, or is it fabricated for you?

  • G’day Lee,

    Are you referring to a photo on the top right corner of the page? If so, this is most likely a mates 79 series with a custom tray on the rear. If you can find the photo again, I’ll confirm it for you!

    Aaron