OFFROAD 4WD

Southeast Queensland has plenty to offer beginner and season 4WDers. But few places hit the spot quite like the Glasshouse Mountains. Just a short drive from Brisbane, the Glasshouse Mountains have plenty to keep you busy, from inclines to mud holes, and rugged forestry roads. ACCESSIBILITY Aside...

A heavy guitar riff was blasting out of my Toyota 79 Landcruiser as I approached the Kennedy Range from the Gascoyne River on its southwestern side. The paved roads had run out long ago and we had been on gravel and dirt roads for some...

Travelling in a convoy is safer than driving alone but only if all parties know the driving procedures involved. If one person in the convoy is unaware of safe convoy driving procedures, it can make the whole situation unsafe. A chain is only as strong...

I recently sold my Toyota Landcruiser. Going through the whole performance of selling a 4WD really irritates me. It is a lot of hassle for the seller. 4WDers are a discerning bunch (myself included) and I spent a lot of time answering questions and arranging...

Environmentalism and 4WDing don't often go hand in hand. But there is no reason why they shouldn't. 4WDers love the outdoors and nature; they should be 100% behind any attempts to preserve and protect it for future generations. In my experience, most 4WD enthusiasts share my...

When I was in my younger years (and an inexperienced but enthusiastic 4WDer), I had planned a trip in 1990 with some friends from university to drive the Birdsville Track. We were getting excited and making preparations when we heard that the Cooper Creek had...

Sand is one of the most challenging terrains to drive on, especially in a heavy 4WD which could get bogged down at any moment. This is why it is imperative to arm yourself with the knowledge of how to perform a safe and successful sand-recovery...

The term metal detecting conjures up images of a weird old bloke in glasses and an anorak, shuffling up and down the beach. Admittedly, I do wear glasses. I also sometimes shuffle up and down beaches. But I don’t wear an anorak, I promise. Stereotypes aside,...

As a frugal penny-counter, I am known amongst my friends and family for getting the most out of everything I buy. So, you can imagine I am something of a wizard when it comes to making 4WD components last longer. Replacing a set of tyres...

Many Aussies and international tourists alike assume that to see the outback, you need a real heavy-duty vehicle that can handle the harsh Australian conditions. They spend a fortune hiring a 4WD, then drive it over to Alice Springs or Uluru and it never leaves...