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Kinchega National Park: Kinchega Surprise

We explored the stunning Kinchega National Park and Menindee Lakes… just before the drought broke.   Once a thriving sheep station and now an integral section of the Menindee Lakes system, Kinchega National Park is one of the most stunning Outback parks in New South Wales. When the lakes hold water, the park is teeming with waterbirds, photographers …

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MT MOFFAT: Getting High in QLD

Think that stunning off-road driving in Queensland can only be found near the coast? Guess again.   Mt Moffat is a ripping destination with something for everyone plus plenty of extra thrown in for good luck. Ancient Aboriginal rock art, bush camping, more remote natural beauty than you can poke a stick at, bushranger history, and the biggie …

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WHERE THE BLOODY HELL ARE YA (GOING)?

…This summer? We’ve got 10 of the best warm-weather camping locations lined up for you, and we’ll even tell you how not to die when you’re there   With the warmer weather on our doorstep, we thought it was high time we had a look at some of the popular, and not so popular places you need to …

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Fraser feelings

Exploring Fraser Island in the off-season can be just as rewarding as the summertime version… …minus the crowds.   Fraser Island is a powerful place. While on the island your troubles and stress levels melt away like a bad dream easily forgotten in the morning, replaced instead by a blissful sensation like floating on a cloud. And while …

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The Icons Depart

A journey with a difference: Step aboard ARB’s four Icon 4WDs and see the Outback like we’ve never seen it before.   The keys jingle as they fly through the air, clanging into my palm. I can’t help but feel the grin spread across my face. The keys are smooth and worn, like someone has taken a fine …

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12 TOP Camper Trailer Destinations across Australia

Think lugging a trailer behind you means the really good spots are off limits? Guess again.   Here is a State-by-State wrap on some of the best camper trailer spots. Of course there are many more than just these 12, but this will whet your appetite and possibly introduce you to some locations that are not so well …

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THE CORAL COAST

Forget the Cape, forget the Simpson, you need to start planning your next trip here…   We’re about to let you in on a bit of a secret. It’s one that those who live in WA already know about, but if you’re from anywhere east of that State then there’s a good chance you haven’t really considered getting …

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SAT-NAV SYSTEMS HAVE REPLACED TAG-ALONG TOURS

We attempt to right a wrong – with these 5 ways to choose the best tour for you!   Safety in numbers isn’t just a catchy phrase. While travelling solo can be a rewarding experience, sometimes it’s a much better idea to travel with a group of like-minded adventure seekers under the watchful eye of an experienced guide. …

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A WEEKEND AWAY FROM CANBERRA: Namadgi National Park

The ACT is not all just roundabouts and broken political promises, there’s actually a lot of good stuff there too   When most people think of the ACT (Australian Capital Territory), ‘politicians’ would probably be the first word that comes to mind. If the next two words to be in their thoughts are ‘go bush’, then they’ll be …

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A week out of Adelaide: MURRAY-SUNSET NATIONAL PARK

Ever seen a pink lake before? Neither had we…   After completing an unbelievable run through the Outback, we found ourselves staring down the barrel of interminable hours on the bitumen for the run back home to Sydney from Adelaide. For those who have done it before, you’ll know it’s about as exciting as watching two obnoxious drunk …

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NSW SNOWIES

That little Batlow sticker you see on apples all the time may be familiar, but what may not be so familiar is the actual region those apples come from. The tiny town of Batlow is actually a gateway to the stunning NSW Snowy Mountains.   For images and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, read this in our online …

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WHERE TO GO WHEN THE GATES ARE SHUT

Vic High Country Winter Wonderland   For images and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, read this in our online magazine.   Much can be said for the diversity and aesthetic appeal of the stunning Victorian High Country. For some it is a must do item on the bucket list; for others, their favourite long weekend playground. But for …

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TRAVEL DESTINATIONS OF THE YEAR

Let’s take a closer look at the top State-by-State travel destinations we just can’t wait to get back to… For images, maps and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, read this in our online magazine.   We often hear that term ‘the big lap’ ushered with a certain air of respect surrounding it. And it isn’t hard to understand …

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THE CORNER COUNTRY

Wayne Nielsen puts plenty of red dirt under his tyres through Mad Max and Charlie Sturt territory after more than two decades between visits – how much has the Outback changed in that time? For images and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, read this in our online magazine.   There are numerous ways to wind back from Adelaide …

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KOSCIUSZKO CAMPING

For the majority of off-roaders a working week is simply a means to fund our real interests – those much-anticipated bush getaways. While it is great to have the big weeks-long trips pencilled into the calendar over the year, the next best thing is arriving in one of your favourite campsites on a Friday afternoon, cracking a coldie …

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DAVENPORT RANGE: A HIDDEN OASIS

South-east of Tennant Creek in what appears to be a sea of red sand and low mulga is a 4WD Mecca with one of the best campsites in central Australia. For images and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, CLICK HERE.   In a previous article I described how to avoid the boring bitumen run north of Alice Springs …

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THE FLINDERS RANGES

Now is one of the best times of the year to get to SA and find out just what makes this place so special! For images and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, CLICK HERE.   One of the great things about winter is the clear days and nights (and the amazing views that accompany them) that can only …

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THE GOLDFIELDS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Four mums and nine sons cut loose for a few days out of Perth. For images and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, read this on our digital magazine platform.   Some called us crazy and others said they couldn’t think of anything worse… but we couldn’t think of anything better than heading out bush with the kids, albeit …

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AUSTRALIA’S 5 MOST TREACHEROUS 4X4 LOCATIONS

Sometimes the most isolated country in the world is every bit as perilous as it is beautiful. For images and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, read this on our digital magazine platform.   Danger. It’s a part of life as an off-roader, the raison d’être for everything we do. It might sound like I’m exaggerating but let’s be …

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THE LIMESTONE COAST

Here’s six reasons you need to get to one of the most underrated off-road destinations in the country: To see the incredible images in this story and for the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, read this on our digital magazine platform.   South Australia often gets overlooked as a 4X4 destination, often thanks to places like the Cape, the …

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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK TO TOWER ROCK

  Heading up to Darwin this winter and not looking forward to the long boring Stuart Highway north of Alice? Forget it… we know an off-road track that will blow you away. For images and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, read this on our digital magazine platform.   You can easily drive Alice Springs to Tennant Creek up …

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LAKE EYRE IN FLOOD… OR IS IT?

Lake Eyre is filling with water and the tourists are flocking to see it, so we sent Vic Widman out to see what all the fuss is about. For images and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, read this on our digital magazine platform.   Whilst a large portion of the country is still in the grip of a …

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7 USELESS CAMPING PRODUCTS

  Have you ever bought something and started to set it up, only to get halfway through the job to think… “Why does this exist? What purpose does this product serve, and why on Earth did I buy it?” Well you wouldn’t be alone, there are several (seven to be exact) pieces of camping equipment that we here …

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5 REASONS TO VISIT THE PILBARA

A photo essay of arguably one of the most picturesque Outback locations in the country.    The Pilbara region up in north-western Australia is a place like no other in the entire world. It has everything that four-wheel drive adventurers need. Stunning scenery, remoteness and above all, it’s a fantastic place for you to spend a few weeks …

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A little about Ranger Barry Lyon

Barry has worked as a ranger for over thirty years, mostly on remote national parks on Cape York, but also in Queensland’s wet tropics, far west, and Gulf Country. As a self-employed bush guide he also took people on small group bush expeditions, sharing his passion for tropical Australia’s unique nature and rich heritage with both international and …

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WHERE MADIGAN WENT, PLUS WHERE HE DIDN’T…

After two failed starts over five years, doing the Madigan Line was looking like the stars just weren’t going to line up and it would remain an unfulfilled dream. Then out of the blue, four XXXX cans lined up in a row and we had a road trip. Joining me were my son Jake, and his father and …

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KINKUNA: LIKE INSKIP (MINUS THE HOLES)

  It is tough living in Brisbane where we are blessed with an almost embarrassing number of beach camping options. Double Island Point, Fraser Island, Moreton Island and Straddie are all only a decent cooee up, down or off the coast. What only the real locals know though is the best beach camping of the lot is a …

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TRACK REPORTS – Tasmania

When travelling between Hobart and Launceston along the Midland Highway you will be travelling through several road work sites. Please allow an extra 30 minutes travel time. The campground at Trout Creek in the Scamander Recreation Reserve and all access roads, has re-opened today as the bushfire near St Helens is now under control. As a side note, Campfires and …

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TRACK REPORTS – Victoria

Snow season has officially ended, however there are still some areas of concern in terms of road and track closures due to required repairs. Bogong High Plains Road is closed until further notice to allow for inspection. This also applies to Dargo High Plains Road from Great Alpine Road to Jones Creek Logging Road. Cutts Creek Road near …

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TRACK REPORTS – Northern Territory

Things are certainly drying up in the Northern Territory it seems, with only eight restrictions in place at the time of publishing. Amanbidji Access Road between Victoria Highway and Amanbidji is flooding, as is Butterfly Gorge Track access near Oolloo. Hardies 4WD Track between Bird Billabong 4WD Track and Mary River. All park facilities are closed at Blyth …