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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.

To start off with, here’s some 4WD tracks close to Perth and some of our favourite 4WD destinations in WA

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


Telephone Lane 44km S

Telephone lane is a ‘road’ that is pretty much impassable come winter rains. A lot of vehicles get badly bogged and wet out there, but it is a lot of fun if you pick the right weather. Here’s a video of us doing most of the track:


Jarrahdale and Albany Hwy 4WD tracks 58km SE

If you want something else close to Perth, there are some fun little tracks near Jarrahdale, and also Albany Highway off Jarrahdale road.

A small 4WD Track at Jarrahdale

Jarrahdale 4WD track

4WD Tracks around Albany Hwy

Exploring Albany Highway 4WD Tracks


Wilbinga 65km NNW

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 (although its technically illegal), 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


Julimar, 83km NE

If you are after a range of 4WD tracks through the WA bush, Julimar is the place to go. A lot of the tracks are easy gravel ones, but there are some very technical hill climbs and nasty bog holes. In winter, its pretty full on 4WDing. 

Mud runs at Julimar

Mud runs in the dry

Julimar 4WD Tracks

Having fun at Julimar


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


Waroona Dam, 119KM S

Just over an hour away from Perth lies an awesome fresh water dam that is fantastic for swimming, fishing, 4WDing and water skiing. The tracks range from mild to wild, and the scenery is unreal.

Waroona 4WD Tracks

Exploring Waroona by 4WD

Waroona Dam from on high

Waroona Dam from the top of a hill climb


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 ofc 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


Wellington Dam, 195 SSE

Collie has a lot of great 4WD tracks, and one of the better known places is Wellington Dam. There are tracks taking you around the dam itself, along with lots of technical driving and difficult sections further out from the water.

Perfect quietness

Enjoying the peace and quiet

4WD tracks at Wellington

Enjoying the 4WD tracks


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!


Margaret River 4WD Tracks, 269km SW

There’s a heap of 4WD tracks around Margaret River that go to various beaches and through amazing forests. If you put some time in, you’ll find some truly unbelievable locations.

North Point day trip

Explore the stunning beaches

Karri forests in Margaret River

Enjoying the beautiful Karri forests


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


Scott River National Park, and Nannup, 300km SSW

There are some truly awesome 4WD tracks around Scott River National Park, and Nannup. Some of the tracks are easy, and others require some seriously modified 4WD’s, and that’s in the dry!

Navara water crossing

Exploring the Scott River National Park

Nannup 4WD Tracks

Exploring the 4WD tracks in between Balingup and Nannup


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


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


Waychinicup National Park, 465km SE

Cheynes Beach and Waychinicup National Park have some great 4WDing with spectacular views. You can comfortably spend a day exploring this magic coastline.

Cheynes Beach lookout

The view onto Cheynes Beach is incredible

Waychinicup National Park

Huge rocks in Waychinicup National Park


Bremer Bay 498km SE

If beautiful beaches, epic 4WD tracks and untouched fishing is your thing, Bremer Bay is for you. There’s more 4WD tracks on both the east and western side of town than you could explore in weeks.

Bremer Bay Beaches

Bremer Bay by 4WD

Amazing beaches in WA

Camping at Bremer Bay


Lynton Station, 506km NNW

Lynton station, or Linga Longa is an awesome private camp ground not far from Port Gregory and the Hutt River. There are lots of 4WD tracks around Hutt River and Port Gregory, and its a great place to spend some time exploring.

You'd never stop beach driving

Amazing views over the Hutt River

Hutt River pink sand

On the beach with pink sand at Hutt River


Lucky Bay 550 NNW

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 NNW

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


Murchison House Station, 574km NNW

Imagine a piece of private property, more than twice the size of Singapore that backs onto the Murchison River and the ocean which allows you to explore anywhere on the property (asides from where the commercial activities happen). Murchison House Station has so much variety and lots to see.

Murchison House coast

60km of coastline to explore

Murchison House Station 4x4

Onto some great 4WD Tracks on Murchison House Station along the river


Kalbarri 586 NNW

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


Francois Peron National Park 832 NNW

If you’ve never seen red sand by the tonnes before, Francois Peron National Park is the place to go. It’s got lots of 4WD tracks, great fishing and some brilliant places to camp.

Camping at Francois Peron

Camped about 15 metres from the waters edge

Sunset at Francois Peron

Stunning sunsets on the orange dunes


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


Steep Point 869km NNW

The Western most point of Australian mainland is an achievement in itself, but the beaches, cliffs and fishing are out of this world at Steep Point. The 4WD track in can be a bit of fun too, but the location takes the cake for this place!

Shelter Bay Camping

Steep Point camping at Shelter Bay

Steep Point 4WD track

Steep Point – one of WA’s most amazing places


Dirk Hartog Island 875km NNW

Just across Shelter Bay lies Dirk Hartog Island; the ultimate place for adventure in WA. Think restricted visitor numbers, untouched fishing locations and some of the best beaches in the country. 

Dirk Hartog Island Barge

The barge taking a 4WD across to Dirk Hartog Island

Cape Inscription at DHI

4WD Tracks taking us to Cape Inscription


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


Kalgan’s Pool 1247 NE

If there was a better free camp in WA, I’d be hard pressed to find it. With awesome views, a fantastic 4WD track on the way in and some of the most amazing scenery you’ll see in the Pilbara, Kalgan’s Pool is certainly worth a visit.

Kalgans Pool 4WD Track

Driving to Kalgans Pool through lots of water

Kalgans Pool Breakfast

A cold morning at Kalgans Pool


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


Middle Lagoon 2380km NE

North of Broome lies Cape Leveque, a brilliant piece of country. Mid way up is Middle Lagoon, which has two amazing beaches, and a few 4WD tracks to explore around the place. It’s a great spot to relax for a few days!

Middle Lagoon Camp

The view from our camp site at Middle Lagoon

Road conditions Cape Leveque

The road out of Middle Lagoon; not too bad


Kooljaman 2413km NE

Right at the top of Cape Leveque is Kooljaman, a popular destination for relaxing, sight seeing, fishing and 4WDing. You can camp, or stay in a variety of other accommodation options.

Cape Leveque Road

On the way to Kooljaman

Kooljaman red cliff

Brilliant red cliffs at Kooljaman


El Questro Station 3226km NE

The Kimberley is a truly special place, and El Questro station manages to give you a perfect taste. There are lots of 4WD tracks around the place to amazing gorges, along with plenty of beautiful places to explore.

Drive your 4WD carefully

Having a ball at El Questro in the Dmax

Chamberlain gorge El Questro

Sunset on the Chamberlain gorge boat tour


Mitchell Falls, 3648km NE

The Mitchell Falls are located in the northern part of WA known as the Kimberley. They are spectacular, but require undertaking a badly corrugated 4WD track and then hiking a few hours in, or going by helicopter. They are beautiful, but go prepared!

Mitchell Falls in the Kimberley

The Mitchell Falls in all their glory

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4 comments… add one
  • lee smith January 18, 2014, 6:35 AM

    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?

  • Aaron January 19, 2014, 2:07 PM

    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

  • Cindy Miller December 3, 2018, 4:10 PM

    Hi,

    Thanks for the great list of location, if I have a chance, I will come to one of all at least. After that, I will share this with my friends

  • Aaron Schubert December 3, 2018, 6:22 PM

    Hi Cindy,

    You are most welcome

    Aaron

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