The Destinations Database

Our destinations database provides information about the places we have been to. Our aim for the database is to provide fellow 4-wheel-drivers a better source of information about the actual 4-wheel-driving side of things. Which means better information about the tracks and the driving you can expect from a 4WD'ers perspective. As we continue to go on new adventures of our own we will add more destinations to the database. If you notice any outdated or incorrect information be sure to let us know.

The search bar allows you to narrow the database to destinations that suit the experience you're looking for. There is no limit to how you can use the search functions, search with all 3 options, select any 2, or use just 1.

Terrain Overview

Everyone has their own definition of adventure and their own perception of what a type of terrain looks like and its difficulty. We have defined the terrain types listed on the website as:

Creek/Water Crossing Medium to very deep water crossing or water holes will be encountered and crossing will be necessary. A snorkel is required for this type of terrain.

Fire Trails Well formed vehicle tracks but mostly unmaintained. Fire trails are rough tracks and may contain washouts and steep ascents/descents.

Low Range Very rough or very steep tracks. Low range and high clearance is necessary. Tracks may contain large washouts, large rocks, water/mud and conditions change regularly. Good driving and recovery skill is necessary. These tracks are not recommended for beginners travelling alone.

Mud Any type of soft or slippery base. Good recovery skill and a good tyre is necessary.

Rocks Any type of rocky terrain, loose or solid. Large rock steeps may be encountered, dry rocky creek/river beds, or very rough rocky trails. Low range, high clearance and vehicle protection is recommended.

Sand/Beach All types of sand surface from hard compacted sand to very soft. Recovery equipment is necessary.

Unsealed Roads Good condition dirt or gravel roads, mostly maintained and easy driving. Corrugations may be encountered.

Adventure Rating

To determine an adventure rating we look at many aspects such as camping, driving, remoteness, accessibility and popularity. The rating is a broad guide and does not reflect the physical quality of the destination itself. 

Rating 5 The ultimate adventure! High level of preparation and a well setup vehicle is required. Fuel/food/water supplies may not be easily accessible. Very remote camping and driving. Other human contact is rare.

Rating 4 A good amount of preparation is necessary, fuel/food/water supplies should not be relied upon. Secluded and remote camping/driving with minimal human contact.

Rating 3 Moderately accessible, 4-wheel-drive is required full time, fuel/food/water is accessible if necessary, moderately popular at times.

Rating 2 Easily accessible, within easy drive to fuel/food/water/spares, open space camping and can get busy in peak periods. 4WD not constantly needed.

Rating 1 Easily accessible, close to a major town or supplies, camping most likely in defined sites and can be very popular at any time. Easy or limited driving.