May 2010 Chamber Music
Dreamtime legend surrounds the striking desert sentinel of Chambers Pillar
May 2010
May 2010 Out of Africa
Two years after the Dakar Rally's move from Africa to South America, adding altitude to adrenaline has proved highly successful
May 2010
May 2010 Fresh Eyre
Southern Eyre Peninsula may be best known for its seafood delights but the whole region has plenty to offer the adventurous traveller
May 2010
May 2010 High Tea
We tag along with the Land Rover Club of Victoria for a weekend of fantastic off-roading, and tuck into pink lamb and red wine in the spectacular Victorian High Country
May 2010
May 2010 Park Life
Abercrombie River National Park offers some steep, challenging off-road driving conditions and magnificent riverside camp sites
May 2010
May 2010 Bone Shakers
Corrugations. We give you the lowdown on this curse of the outback with some hints to stop you going insane and the vehicle from falling apart
May 2010
April 2010 Outback Artery
Follow the course of the Darling River to find an outback you maybe never knew
April 2010
April 2010 Kings of the Outback
For 25 years some special characters have thrown themselves full tilt at some of the world's harshest terrain. Meet the legends of the Australasian Safari
April 2010
April 2010 In Deep
Secluded camping, sand driving and natural surrounds make Deepwater a great coastal weekender
April 2010
April 2010 Into the Daintree
The Daintree LE from Cub Campers impressed throughout a two-week outback trial
April 2010
April 2010 Red Rock and Gold
Deep in the heart of WA's iron ore mining country lies Karijini National Park, a stunning natural deposit you shouldn’t miss
April 2010
April 2010 Take your Seats
Sitting on a log might be okay in the movies but anyone heading bush for real needs their own comfy chair
April 2010
April 2010 Desert Echoes
This adventure hots up as we leave the tracks behind and head into open country
April 2010
March 2010 Pride of Place
Being a lion keeper is not for the faint-hearted, but then, neither is owning an old Landie
March 2010
March 2010 Philosopher's Stone
Talc Alf has carved himself a place in outback and modern history
March 2010
March 2010 Gold on Water
You can still find gold at Dalmorton. The stampers have gone quiet and the camping area is a gem
March 2010
March 2010 Hoof it!
If you want an outback party then Birdsville Races are a sure-fire bet
March 2010
March 2010 Shadowing the Past
Travelling in the tracks of early explorers never becomes any less thrilling. We shadow William Gosse, Ernest Giles and more recently, Len Beadell
March 2010
March 2010 Fluide Exchange
Who says you can't do a regular car service anywhere?
March 2010
March 2010 Hot Chips
Since we're not particularly happy with the fuel economy of our long-term Pajero, especially when towing, we went looking for a solution
March 2010
January 2010 Elevation
Many off-roaders give their 4X4s a lift to increase ground clearance, but the job needs to be done professionally to make it a real success
January 2010
January 2010 With Intent
All the hi-tech equipment available to today's explorers doesn't make it any easier forging new paths in the outback!
January 2010
January 2010 Disco Ball
From the chill of the European Alps to the chaos of India to the heat and red sands of central Australia, this Land Rover Discovery may just be the world's greatest 4X4 tourer
January 2010
January 2010 Beached Wheels
Explore an island paradise for a weekend right on Brisbane's doorstep
January 2010
January 2010 Adventurous Nature
Winning acclaim from many the range of Adventure Campers has a new flagship model - the Grand Tourer
January 2010
January 2010 Them Bones
We joined forces with senior archaeologists on a search for elusive diprotodon fossils on the shores of Lake Callabonna
January 2010
January 2010 Lake Life
Follow the birdlife and migrate to the beautiful expanse that is Coongie Lakes
January 2010
January 2010 Uphill Battles
Ascending or descending steep slopes is a 4X4 challenge for which you must be properly prepared. Coming unstuck, literally, could be catastrophic if all you can do is panic
January 2010
December 2009 Welcome to the Bungle
Not only is the Bungle Bungles a fantastic destination, the off-road ride in and out is pretty wild as well
December 2009
December 2009 Juice Boost
Our long-term Pajero needs more electrical power and a set of driving lights for its big desert foray
December 2009
December 2009 The Eagle has Landed
We sink our claws into the newest entrant to the slide-on camper market
December 2009
December 2009 Person's Paradise
On the road to Monkey Mia is a wild WA paradise perfect for camping and relaxing. A French naturalist was the first to point out that Cape Peron is teeming with wildlife, too
December 2009
December 2009 Dig your own hole
Sand will bring us all unstuck at some point, so you need to know how to extract your 4X4 from the soft stuff. While a bucket is optional you will certainly need a spade
December 2009
December 2009 Border Patrol
The Border Track is a challenge and presents a great, easy to reach weekend destination for the southern capitals of Adelaide and Melbourne
December 2009
December 2009 Variety's Big Red Heart
Having a great time and touring Australia's Red Centre all in the name of a good cause, was what Variety Queensland's Big Red & Beyond Explorer was all about
December 2009
November 2009 Two Up
Riley and Doble double their Safari wins but the gruelling outback bash never gets any easier
November 2009
November 2009 Salt Pan Gold
You may have heard of Googs Track, but what about the Buckleboo Stock Route, Sturt Track, the Flight Path, Stringer Highway or the Woodford Track? Join our South Oz tour of discovery
November 2009
November 2009 Jolly Swagman
There's nothing as good as sleeping under the stars and that's one reason swags are the bed of choice for many bush travellers
November 2009
November 2009 Strut Your Stuff
Touring, towing or tackling tough tracks, your suspension is the key to success. Here are 25 favourite fixes to get the best from your fourby's set-up, no matter how high-tech or low-grade it is
November 2009
November 2009 Pioneer Spirit
Built tough and intelligently, Pioneer's Onyx flip-top camper trailer offers a lot of value and proper off-road credentials in a convenient package
November 2009
November 2009 Crabbing the Cape
Cape Leveque is remote, quiet and beautiful beyond words. The crabs are good, too!
November 2009
November 2009 All Points South
A trek through the mountains behind Hobart, south to the Tahune Forest Reserve and then along the coast to Cockle Creek is a good weekend indeed
November 2009
October 2009 Leaky Defence
Crossing a running stream or even a deep patch of swamp water can be fraught with danger if you don't prepare the vehicle correctly, or you do the wrong thing. Here's what you need to do before getting wet
October 2009
October 2009 Bush Outfitters
Our long-term Pajero had only just arrived before it was hurriedly fitted with a minimum of essential aftermarket accessories and pointed west for a hammering in outback South Australia
October 2009
October 2009 Sand or Plenty
The journey is half the fun and that's certainly the case with the gravel roads to the Red Centre from the east coast - the Sandover and Plenty Highways
October 2009
October 2009 Spinifex in Sepia
In 1932 the lure of outback travel was just as fervent as it is today
October 2009
October 2009 Towed Hall
Many caravans make claims of their off-road prowess and fall short, or fall to bits. How will the Goldstream RV unit fare on a foray to Robe, in South Australia?
October 2009
October 2009 Just Add Water
Currawinya National Park is a paradise for birds and visitors in outback south-west Queensland
October 2009
October 2009 The Illuminati
Having a well-lit campsite means the fun can continue after sundown. We're here to help you make an informed choice in camp lights, so you're not left in the dark
October 2009
October 2009 Crystal Clear
Stunning scenery, tranquil villages, a rainforest retreat and a brilliant 4X4 park offer a great weekend for tourers not far from Brisbane
October 2009
September 2009 Sea for Myalls
One of the country's most spectacular wetlands is just north of Sydney and Newcastle, with lakes, beaches, good off-roading and more
September 2009
September 2009 Doin' the Eagle Rock
The Pilbara throws up some unexpected surprises around the mining town of Newman
September 2009
September 2009 Radio Stars
Breaker, breaker, do you copy? Better still, do you know if you need an HF or UHF radio? How much should you spend? What features do you need? We explain how to get the best 4X4 two-way comms set-up in your vehicle
September 2009
September 2009 Meet Your Nemesis
The Bowler Nemesis, bred for the Dakar Rally, is the coolest 4X4 by far. We drive it on some suitably demanding terrain. And then take it shopping
September 2009
September 2009 To Alice Through Wonderland
Wild weather and even wilder scenery make for an adventure of epic proportions on a mission across the South Oz outback to Alice Springs
September 2009
August 2009 Mountain High
From east to west, PAT CALLINAN profiles one of Australia's most popular treks
August 2009
August 2009 Boxing Match
Purchasing a camper trailer is an exercise fraught with confusion. Here's how to get the basics right and buy the one you need
August 2009
August 2009 I Finke I Love You
Amid all the stunning scenery on offer in the Red Centre, 4X4 tourers should check out an annual attraction, the Finke desert race. With its fun atmosphere and exciting action visitors can marvel at off-roaders who tour the dunes at a bit more than a leisurely pace
August 2009
August 2009 The Flame Game
After sleeping gear and shelter, a quality stove may be your most important camping purchase. Some are more heavy-duty for family feeds, some are just good for a brew
August 2009
August 2009 Nose Job
Ever wondered what's involved in fitting a bullbar? We did, so we hung around Sydney's ARB Moorebank and slowed them down while they installed this one
August 2009
August 2009 Tread Here
As the point of contact between your 4X4 and the terrain you're crossing, appropriate tyre selection is crucial. Read on to choose the right rolling stock
August 2009
August 2009 Hidden Gem
Amid the locked-off tracks deemed wilderness is a top place you can play, and it's close to Sydney
August 2009
July 2009 No Boundaries
CHRIS COLLARD reports on what he reckons might be the ultimate go-anywhere four-wheel drive overland world traveller
July 2009
July 2009 Dust-Up!
There's some skill in negotiating un-paved surfaces. PAT CALLINAN reveals the stuff you need to know about dirt road driving
July 2009
July 2009 Westward Ho!
Aspiring cross-country combatants test their weaponry before heading west to attack the Australasian Safari. PETER WHITAKER reports from the Condo 750
July 2009
July 2009 Top Hat Tales
JOHN McCANN visits a coastal haven for both visitors and wildlife
July 2009
July 2009 Community Service
We met Margaret and David Hewitt on the Gunbarrel Highway run. David gives Tim Scott an insight to their life's work devoted to assisting Aboriginal communities
July 2009
July 2009 Storming the Castle
Could this be a Land Rover fanatic's ultimate adventure? Self-confessed Landie addict DEAN MELLOR heads to the UK to find out
July 2009
July 2009 Slide Away
JUSTIN WALKER explores the extensive variations of the slide-on camper for ute-based camping
July 2009
July 2009 Winches - The Long Haul
Winches do it tough but need your love and devotion so they won't leave you stranded. MICK MATHESON opens up his Ironman hauler
July 2009
June 2009 The Devil You Know
The Aussie outback is hell on your tyres - so what better place to test them? GLENN TORRENS rides shotgun on a Cooper Tires test trek
June 2009
June 2009 A True Oasis
CHRIS COLLARD journeys deeper into history on his discovery tour of Morocco
June 2009
June 2009 Field Furniture
A few extra items of equipment can make cooking and eating in the bush a lot more comfortable. GLENN TORRENS sets up
June 2009
June 2009 Challenge Accepted
RON MOON reckons this tough, no-nonsense camper trailer is suitable for family weekends away, a tough outback trip or a once-in-a-lifetime, around Australia jaunt
June 2009
June 2009 Road to Recovery
Even the best of us comes a cropper at some point. TIM SCOTT looks at the minimum recovery gear you should be carrying in your 4X4
June 2009
April 2009 Dakar Maxxed
Two Aussie Safari vets tell PETER WHITAKER how they turned a tradies' ute into a top ten Dakar contender
April 2009
April 2009 Ready to Rock
It's getting close to the outback touring season and, to make sure your next off-road adventure is memorable, JUSTIN WALKER reckons being prepared is the key
April 2009
April 2009 Cool Comfort
ARB has spent three years designing an all-new fridge/freezer from the ground up that is set to take the market by storm. JUSTIN WALKER gets the inside story
April 2009
April 2009 All He Surveyed
Many Australian four-wheel drivers have driven the outback roads surveyed by Len Beadell. TIM SCOTT takes a look at the life of the man to whom we owe a debt of gratitude
April 2009
April 2009 Forever Land
To say Mutawintji National Park made an impression on IAN BELLERT would be an understatement
April 2009
April 2009 Point and Stare
At Quondong Point ALISON SAMPSON was stunned by the natural wonders of this WA paradise
April 2009
March 2009 Tackling Tamboon
TRAVIS GODFREDSON takes a break to chase flathead at the little-known Victorian destination of Tamboon Inlet
March 2009
March 2009 Victory at Last
We'd retraced the Gunbarrel Highway to celebrate its 50th anniversary. TIM SCOTT reports as the convoy reaches Victory Downs
March 2009
March 2009 Circle Work
Choosing the right wheels for your 4X4 can be a bewildering experience. GLENN TORRENS gets down to the nitty gritty
March 2009
March 2009 Buying a Bush Bedroom
There's plenty to consider when choosing a small tent. GLENN TORRENS and JUSTIN WALKER help you set up for the night
March 2009
March 2009 Hellbound
MARCUS CRAFT takes us on a tour of Die Hel, a devilish South African 4X4 trip
March 2009
March 2009 Gorge Yourself
Ecotourism around Alice Springs is progressing apace. Another gorge destination is being readied for 4X4 visitors and ALLAN WHITING took an exclusive peek
March 2009
January 2009 Gunbarrel Run
It's 50 years since Len Beadell's party cut the first road connecting Central Australia with the west coast. TIM SCOTT travels the mighty Gunbarrel Highway
January 2009
January 2009 Off Road Ritz
More used to canvas when camping, BRAD AND SUE NEWHAM strike out in a luxurious Britz Bushcamper Troopie
January 2009
January 2009 Home Base
All Terrain offers comfort and convenience in a value-packed trailer. JUSTIN WALKER takes a closer look
January 2009
January 2009 Chilling Stuff
Tough and efficient mobile refrigeration gives bush travel a five-star touch. But, as GLENN TORRENS explains, you gotta get the basics right
January 2009
January 2009 Tasmaniacs
A once denuded landscape lives. ROBYN WADE explores Queenstown and beyond
January 2009
January 2009 30 Dirty Years
4X4 Australia is 30 years strong. DEAN MELLOR has a look at its evolution over the past three decades
January 2009
December 2008 Return to Eden
JUSTIN WALKER chases crocs, sharks and time as he takes the long way down from the Top End to the Red Centre
December 2008
December 2008 Retro Fit
It's been 18 years since MITCH HOLLAND's last big adventure, so it was with a little trepidation that he planned another foray into the mighty Simpson Desert
December 2008
December 2008 Plentyfull
The Plenty Lakes Expedition nears its goal - the claypan complex in the Northern Simpson Desert that is believed to have been home to Aboriginal peoples in the distant past - ALLAN WHITING writes
December 2008
December 2008 Lava Land
The adventure continues for DANIELLE AND NICK LANCASTER as they head to Vanuatu's Tanna Island and drive to the lip of Mount Yasur, a volatile volcano
December 2008
November 2008 All in the Family
Chances are your 4X4 has gear on it from one of these companies. DEAN MELLOR reports from our Advertisers' Weekend, held in outback NSW
November 2008
November 2008 The Life of Riley
Persistence paid off for Steve Riley at last. PETER WHITAKER reports from the action-packed 2008 Australasian Safari
November 2008
November 2008 Living the Life
Land Rover is all about getting out there. For the off-road icon's 60th anniversary, an epic trip from the Simpson Desert to Broome proved it's still got what it takes, JUSTIN WALKER writes
November 2008
November 2008 Plenty Lakes
4X4 Australia joined a combined Direct 4WD Awareness and Central Lands Council expedition into the Northern Simpson Desert. ALLAN WHITING got to tag along
November 2008
November 2008 Cloud Cruising
MARTIN WIELECKI took 4X4's long-term 76 Series on a final off-road fling while pursuing his passion for hang-gliding
November 2008
August 2008 Who Dares Wins
The Northern Territory's 2191km Binns Track is the latest four-wheel drive mega-adventure. JUSTIN WALKER saddles up to beat the rush and get in first on the 4X4 trip of a lifetime
August 2008
August 2008 Seeing Red
Far from civilisation, the group were losing themselves in the outback experience. Literally. As the trip closes, MICK MATHESON handles the debrief
August 2008
August 2008 Decade Decider
Carnage, crashes and crushed spirits were all in a day's work for the 10th ARB Warn Outback Challenge's 50 entrants, ANTHONY MCDONALD says
August 2008
August 2008 Angel's Ark
Last month, 4X4 US Correspondent CHRIS COLLARD joined Venezuelan ARB distributors for an 800km trek through flooded lakes, swamps and trench-like jungle two-tracks. Their quest? To reach Auyantepui and the loftiest waterfall on the planet - Angel Falls
August 2008
August 2008 Full Support
Choosing the right rubber for your 4X4 is essential if you want the best on- and off-road handling and performance. PHILIP LORD reports
August 2008
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