THE BEST 4WD BEGINNER DRIVES IN AUSTRALIA
As most 4WD drivers first accessory purchase is their bullbar we thought it only fitting to put together a list of some of
Australia’s best driving experiences, that are easy enough for beginners to handle, but still bucket list material for even the
most experienced off-roader.
Remember that your local Opposite Lock store team love to get out and about and are always happy to have a chat and
provide advice as to where you should head.
Great Ocean Road - Victoria
Renown as one of the most scenic drives in the world,
is the Great Ocean Road, which stretches from Geelong
to Portland. At 243 kilometres long, the Great Ocean Road is the world’s largest war memorial.
The Great Ocean Road also offers beginners the chance to get off the main road and experience the Otways drive
which has been rated Easy in dry conditions by Victoria’s 4WD Recreational Track Classification System.
Alice Springs To Uluru And Kings Canyon - Northern Territory
With sealed road and off-road options, the drive from Alice Springs to Uluru and through to Kings Canyon, is a must
do whatever your driving experience.
The drive will let you tick off two of Australia’s natural wonders, through some of the most quintessential
Australian landscape in the country.
Some routes do require permits and when travelling in the outback make sure to come prepared and have an adequate
safety plan and plenty of provisions.
Fraser Island - Queensland
As the world’s largest sand island Fraser Island is the perfect place to get back to basics and sleep under the stars.
The island offers a range of locations and drives that lets beginners get the hang of driving on sand, or challenge the more
Always take some recovery gear, and lower your tyre pressures and remember you will need a permit to drive and stay on the island.
The Birdsville Track - South Australia
The Birdsville Track is a 517 km graded dirt road which runs between Birdsville in Queensland and Marree in South Australia, originally only for the hard core off-roaders the track has been upgraded and is suitable for most SUV’s and 4x4’s.
Surrounded by 3 deserts the Sturt Stony, Strzelecki and the Tirari the drive can be done in as little as one day or week
depending on where you want to stop and look around and normal outback driving precautions should be taken.
Blue Mountains - New South Wales
The Blue Mountains region is a World Heritage listed area of roughly 10,000 square kilometres, situated across seven national parks and a conservation reserve. Whether you are after a quick day trip or looking to camp out the entrance to NSW’s Blue Mountains is just 50 minutes out of Sydney.
Blue Mountains National park alone has 18 different trails off the main route, and a diverse landscape that changes from
season to season and is one of Australia’s most breathtaking 4WD destinations
The Coral Coast - Western Australia
Western Australia’s Coral Coast is 1,100 kilometres of some of the worlds best coastline running from Cervantes to Exmouth, with a system of sealed roads and gravel tracks for the soft roaders and some challenging off-road dirt and sand trails for the more experienced off-roader.
One of the must dos of the Coral Coast is The Pinnacles at Nambung National Park. These limestone structures reach up to 5 metres tall and were formed between 25,0000-30,000 years ago.
North Western Route - TAS
Where ever you are in Tassie you aren’t too far from some great 4wding. The size of the state means it can offer a mix off bush tracks, beach driving and rocky slopes to suit most driving abilities.
Our pick for off-roaders would have to be the North West Tasmania with a range of tracks graded from easy to hard and
some of the most stunning scenery in the world, like the 275-million-year-old Fossil Bluff to break up your trip