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. Subscribe to the email list, check us out on Facebook and we will see you out there!
Owning a 4WD gives you access to some of the most amazing places in the world. We’ve been travelling WA for many years now, and have seen a huge number of these spectacular places. We love the coastline, and with 12,000km of spectacular coast in WA, you’d be hard pressed not to.
One thing we always missed though was having a little boat with us, just to get out that little bit off shore. Spearfishing and fishing is a huge part of our holidays, and with all the gear you carry around, having a little boat makes it a real pleasure to get to the best spots. However, an ordinary tinny and boat trailer just wouldn't cut it where we go, so something had to be done about it. Continue reading here.
Both of these locations are within 40 minutes of each other (road condition dependant), and are well worth the visit. Continue reading here.
Australia is truly an amazing place. We've been lucky enough to see a fair chunk of it over the years, and are continually working on improving the way we travel. Up until now, we've been using an 80 Series Land Cruiser and an Oztent RV5, along with various other bits of gear.
A couple of months ago though, after the birth of our little boy, we purchased a second hand soft floor camper trailer. The idea was simple; to build a setup that enabled us to travel comfortably and stay off the grid for an extended period of time. Continue reading here.
When you get to camp, setting up takes time. At one end of the scale you have Caravans, which need very little setup, and at the other end is the big, soft floor campers with multiple rooms, or taj mahal tents that have a huge pile of poles to put in place. Setup times can range from a couple of minutes to a couple of hours, depending on where and how you are camping.
Not every location you go to will require the same setup; if you are just going for a weekend, sometimes its not worth setting everything up, but knowing how long its going to take you is important. Continue reading here.
Following on from last weeks post, where I suggested the need to take advice given online with a grain of salt, I thought I'd make a list of free 4WD and Camping resources that are worth checking out. Continue reading here.
It's that time of year: the Perth Caravan and Camping Show is on again! Starting on Wednesday 22nd of March and running through until Sunday the 26th, there's plenty of opportunity to head down and look around. Find out more here.
If there's one thing that frustrates me to no end, its poor quality advice. We live in a world where information is so easily accessible, but the quality of that advice varies greatly.
The 4WD, camping and travel industry is massive, and you can spend an absolute fortune setting up how you travel. What you buy and how you set the system up relies on good quality information and advice or you are in for a world of pain in lost time, frustration and money. Continue reading here.
We are on a mission to find more amazing camp sites within a couple of hours of Perth, and with nothing more than a screenshot from Google Earth and some basic maps, we headed off towards Dwellingup. We've stayed at camp sites along the Captain Fawcett Track which were amazing (and free), but Western Australia is a big place, and there are camp sites everywhere if you are prepared to put the time in. Continue reading here.
We've been camping out of our Oztent for several years now, and thoroughly enjoy it. However, with the addition of a little boy to our family, we decided it would be better suited to purchase a camper trailer.
After many hours of research we picked up a second hand camper trailer, made locally here in Western Australia. Continue reading here.
There's something about riverside camping that just does it for us. Combine it with free camp grounds and under 2 hours drive from Perth and you are onto a winner for any weekend of the year. We picked up a camper trailer a few weeks back, and took it on its second trip away, to Pumphreys Bridge in the shire of Wandering. Continue reading here.
4WD Tyres are one of the hardest things to compare accurately for a whole range of reasons. You'll have heard some people rave about a particular brand, whilst others rubbish it and say another brand is the best. Whilst there is often some truth to what they are saying, you should take 4WD Tyre comparisons with a grain of salt as there are far too many variables to accurately compare without digging a lot deeper. Continue reading here.
These days, 12V batteries are the heart of many camping setups. Whether you are using a dual battery system in the back of a 4WD, or you have batteries in your camper trailer, caravan or RV, they are used everywhere for running a heap of different appliances. A good 12V system makes camping much more comfortable, but they aren't cheap to setup and install.
I'm always on a mission to help people travel easier, cheaper and better, and one of my pet frustrations is seeing people damaging their 12V batteries through a lack of understanding. Batteries cost a lot of money, and if more people understood what they were doing was expensive and a waste, they'd think twice! Continue reading here.