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The best 4WD beginner drives in Australia

By:
Opposite Lock
Apr 12 2018

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 largst 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 quintessentia 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.

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 4×4’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.

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