Welcome to 4WDing Australia!
This blog is run by Aaron and Sarah Schubert. Aaron does the writing and most of the photography (but Sarah often grabs the camera too!).
We’ve been avid 4WD owners and campers for more than 15 years, and love nothing more than heading away to explore this amazing country. We’ve just announced we are heading off to do the big lap of Australia in the next few months!
We’ve explored hundreds of amazing 4WD tracks and camp sites in Australia, and continue to look for the best of the best in this great country. In the past we owned a red Toyota Hilux, then an 80 Series Land Cruiser with all the fruit and towed a Soft Floor Camper Trailer.
We are based in Perth and have travelled a fair chunk of Western Australia and the Northern Territory by 4WD, with some of the other parts of the country without a 4WD. The big lap of Australia is on the agenda soon!
Why do we run this blog?
This website was created to share our experiences and help, inspire and guide others to get out and to travel Australia by 4WD.
We are constantly learning, and love nothing more than passing on genuine, high quality and relevant information to our audience. You’ll find trip reports, destination reviews, 4WD tips and technical information, along with product reviews, information on camping and a whole lot more.
Everything you read here is honest information. There’s a new breed of travellers who provide a cash for comment service, and that’s not us. In fact, if you want to read a controversial post we wrote about this, check out Travelling families and influencers selling themselves.
Almost all of our gear is paid for from our own, hard earned money. If the gear is rubbish, that is made very clear. There’s a lot of dodgy marketing, unethical practices and just rubbish quality gear on the market and we like to sort out the chaff from the wheat.
You will not find us giving out discount codes so we can make a dollar, or promoting gear and hash tagging every manufacturer in our social posts, as we aren’t interested in jeopardising our opinions by getting paid to promote them.
We don’t swap our gear out for items just so we can promote them, and we buy and use what suits us, and nothing more.
That said, please note what is on this website is our own honest opinions, and you would do well to do your own research! We will not take responsibility for you following our opinions! DYOR
About the site
We receive around 170,000 visits a month from people all over Australia. After 13 years of running the blog, we are finally starting to make some money sharing what we love.
This is in the form of the ads you see scattered around the site. It’s not enough to do full time just yet, but it’s a labour of love and we’ve chosen this monetization method over ‘influencing’, being attached to businesses and being salesy.
We spend a significant amount of time (40+ hours a week) and effort running the blog, and would love it if you could support us by sharing articles, leaving a comment or telling your mates about it.
Feel free to contact us
I’m a Maintenance Manager and qualified Mechanical Fitter/Maintenance Planner and have studied Maintenance Engineering along with a range of other courses and tickets. I spend my days maintaining fixed plant equipment, and then come home to my two little boys and amazing wife, Sarah.
I’m an avid photographer, writer and enjoy the technical side of blogging too, all of which go hand in hand with great 4WD tracks, amazing camping and incredible trips around Australia.
I love nothing more than extended travel with the camper trailer, 4WD and our family and friends.
Sarah’s a very, very busy mum of two boys. Having spent nearly a decade in child care, she now stays at home and looks after our young kids while Aaron is at work.
She loves photography, scrap booking, cooking (only the fun things!), gardening and is constantly asking when we can go camping next! Sarah’s often the driving force for our regular camping trips, making everything happen so we are ready to go and explore amazing places.
Sarah’s also the brains behind our YouTube channel, and does all of the editing:
We travel regularly on weekends, burn most of our annual leave on camping trips and every now and again go on bigger trips, like our 3 months up north with a camper trailer.
If you see us out and about, come and say G’day! We’d love to have a chat.
See you out there!