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What a Hidden Gem!

When you head off on a trip around Australia with your trusty steed (also known as a 4.2L TD GU Nissan Patrol) and the house in tow (a 17ft All Terrain camper trailer), it is of course important to be well planned. So when our original plan to camp at the southernmost tip of Australia didn't come to fruition, (What? You mean Tidal River in the heart of Wilsons Promontory is booked out over the school holidays?) we needed a plan B. "Where the hell is Bear Gully?" Was my first question upon the suggestion that we go there instead. It isn't on the map – well it isn't on our map.

Published: 2012-09-20

Hidden Escapes - New South Wales

Brindabella National Park (35°9'33"S, 148°41'45"E) A little west of Canberra, Brindabella National Park is home to a combination of great 4WDing, excellent campsites and good facilities. The facilities available at several sites include pit toilets, picnic tables and fire pits, and the best thing is that there are several campsites to choose from. Two of the main activities of the area are fly fishing in Flea Creek and unhitching the trailer to test out your 4WD. There is an abundance of tracks with various levels of difficulty.

Published: 2012-09-20

Hidden Escapes - Northern Territory

Old Police Station Waterhole (20° 45' 17.4456"S, 135° 11' 27.6606"E) Situated in the Davenport Ranges, this waterhole is a nice, peaceful place, far away from the crowds. No facilities, so bring your own water, food and firewood, but that's what makes this place so perfect. The track is an easy one in with a camper in tow. Not too much to worry about, unless it has been raining recently. The track can become pretty boggy and slushy after rain, turning an easy track into a recovery-a-thon.

Published: 2012-09-20

At Home in the Range

The Cathedral Range State Park in Victoria is not usually an iconic destination that jumps to the front of one's mind when looking for a weekend escape. If you have a checklist of requirements that you follow before setting off with your camper trailer, the Cathedral Range will certainly tick most of the boxes. The State Park was severely affected by the Black Saturday fires that swept across Victoria in February 2009.

Published: 2012-09-20

Queensland Petition - Don't Lock Up Australia

It's great to see a few of the green 'campaign' shirts out and about, we even passed a number of vehicles on the QLD highways sporting the Don't Lock Up Australia stickers. We're getting the message out there, and that’s what counts!

Published: 2012-09-19

Tech Tip: Diagnosing Faults

Having trouble finding the source of your mechanical faults when you're out on the tracks? While we were out on the tracks Brenno's V8 4Runner ran into a few problems when he started misfiring. Sometimes it's the simplest fixes, take a look...

Published: 2012-09-18

It's Coolah at the Top!

With a free weekend and a new camper trailer to be christened, all that was needed was a central location for our group. The destination in mind was Coolah Tops National Park, a place that is just begging to be explored. Located at the junction of the Liverpool Ranges, the Great Dividing Range and the Warrumbungle Range in the central west of NSW, Coolah Tops is approximately 30km north-east of the small township of Coolah, which is just to the north off the Golden Highway between Cassilis and Dunedoo. Coolah Township was our lunch stop on the first day.

Published: 2012-09-14

Chicken and Toads

We were looking forward to Roothy's latest camp recipe in the 4WD Action HQ. He had promised us a bit of an upmarket spin on Toad in a Hole and a mean chicken curry. Photographer Anthony's pictures had our mouths watering and his culinary reviews were very promising. When we called Roothy to see how he was getting along with the text though, we couldn't get onto him at his office, or on his mobile – so we called the Mudflats Hotel. Roothy and the boys were having a few farewell drinks before he headed up to the Cape for three weeks the next day.

Published: 2012-09-14

MJ Triton - Bush Mechanic Touring Challenge

Production Editor Steve and Tech Editor Paul have finally chosen their entry into the Bush Mechanic Touring Challenge; a Mitsubishi MJ Triton. What do you think? Purchased for $3K this thing has a host of spares and parts that should see the boys get to the finish line. Take a look below...

Published: 2012-09-13

Save Your Clutch - Paul's Tips

All too often when you're out on the tracks is that formidable smell of burnt clutch lingering in the air following a solid workout. On a recent trip, Tech Editor Paul runs you through a few preventative tips to avoid that sinking feeling. Take a look below...

Published: 2012-09-13

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