20 Jul 2018
How To, Travel

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 

Gareth Wright and Kirsty Hobbs, the Aussie Overlanders, are young adventurers travelling the world in their 4X4 Over the past few years they have built their knowledge from the ground up. They don’t pretend to know everything but are happy to share what they have…

4X4 Reviews

MINING THE MARKET 

This new Ford Ranger has been toughened up specifically for the resources sector, but will put a smile on the face of weekend warriors as well There’s no denying that the Ford Ranger has already developed a strong following. Its sales figures have powered past Nissan…

How To, Travel

STUCK IN THE GULF 

GOING TO THE 4WD AND ADVENTURE SHOW IN SYDNEY, ADELAIDE OR PERTH? YOU MIGHT WANT TO ASK TV ADVENTURER JASE ANDREWS ABOUT THIS LITTLE INCIDENT Deep in the heart of Gulf Country in June 2013, driving on a saltpan at the upturn of a king…

Gear

WATCH THIS 

Suunto Ambit 3 A full-function GPS computer on your wrist. The just-released Suunto Ambit 3 takes outdoor performance watches to the next-level. Capable of recording your tracks, heart rate, elevation, speed and more. It’s just as perfect for 4X4 touring as it is for trail…

Travel

5 OF THE BEST 

Melbourne is perhaps the 4X4 capital of the world; home to the likes of ARB and Ironman, with a very strong club scene and state association, access to tracks other states just dream about, and a range of terrains from rainforest to rock to sand…

Events

OUTBACK CHALLENGE 2014 

The 2014 Outback Challenge is poised once again to attract some of the world’s best drivers and off-road machines, pitting them against the roughest, most gruelling terrain that Australia has to offer.

Guides, How To

A GUIDE TO CATCHING FLATHEAD 

CHARACTERISTICS There are numerous flathead species of significant importance to recreational anglers in Australian waters. The king of this ‘depressed-head’ clan is undoubtedly the dusky flathead. Also regionally popular are the sand flathead, tiger flathead, marbled flathead, rock flathead and blue spotted flathead. Flathead are…

Travel

ULTIMATE OUTBACK 

Andrew is a music connoisseur and right now he is in the mood for something more serious and solemn. He pushes a CD of French-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma into the CD player in his 4X4: Bach’s unaccompanied cello suites fill the car. Rather sombre, it…

Gear

YOUCAMP.COM – BACKYARD BLISS 

With Youcamp you can boil your billy in a private paradise, dotcom entrepreneurs Prue and James Woodford tell Unsealed 4X4 A few years back, around a campfire, during summer holidays on the south coast of NSW, Youcamp.com was conceived. We were enjoying a night under…

Gear, Guides

GADGETOGRAPHY: SNOOZEFEST 

There are some people that are able to get an incredibly refreshing night of sleep in the bush. But Unsealed 4X4’s Matt Scott is usually the crotchety, irritated person chugging coffee after getting about two hours of sleep, giving that well-rested, seemingly peppy and happy…

Gear

CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU: 

 Sunglasses For Your Adventure – If you’ve ever left your sunglasses at home—you’ll know how important they are for your adventure. Seriously, driving without sunglasses just plain sucks. We take a look at some of the best, and most stylish options on the market. 

Guides, How To

HOW TO CATCH BARRAMUNDI 

The barramundi, or ‘barra’ as we Aussies affectionately refer to them, is undoubtedly Australia’s most revered tropical estuarine sportfish. It is a thickset, deep-bodied fish dressed in large armour-like scales. It is also armed with a powerful paddle tail that often propels it skyward once…

Travel

SAND CASTLE: MORETON ISLAND 

One could be forgiven for thinking a thousand asps are hissing on the lower deck as we motor out from Brisbane across Moreton Bay. Instead, it’s those eager to hit Moreton Island, the third largest sand island in the world, releasing air and methodically checking…

Vehicles

UTES VS. WAGONS 

Think of the most important capabilities you’d want in your next off-road tourer. I’d guess reliability, load carrying, off-road capability and comfort featured somewhere in your list.  Fundamentally, what we all want is the ability to carry a large and heavy load reliably across rough…