BOIL AND BUBBLE

It’s that awful feeling; watching the water temperature needle rise while you frantically look for a place to pull over, mind racing at a million miles an hour. Have you cooked your engine? Cracked a head? Maybe it’s just a faulty gauge – oh…

LIVING THE DREAM (PART 2)

HEADING NORTH Leaving the High Country, make your way north to enjoy the warmth and sunshine in Queensland but before you get your sand in between your tread there’s plenty to see and do. In fact, the only plan for our 13 month trip around Australia was…

KAKADU ICONS

Two of Kakadu’s most spectacular attractions are Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls, especially in the wet season when water roars over the 150m cliffs. At that time of the year these falls can only be viewed from air. However during the dry season the falls…

THE LONG WAY ROUND

Yep – I’ve owned a couple of different 4WDs over the years,” laughs Aaron when we asked about how he came to own this beast of a Defender. “Everything from a couple of Navaras, right through to my current project – a twin-locked, roll-caged FJ40 on…

COIL CONVERTER CRUISER

• 80 SERIES DIFF CONVERSION • CUSTOM BUILT 1HZ/1HD-T MOTOR • FULL BARE METAL RESTORATION Life’s about compromises; if you want that Friday night with your mates at the pub, you can bet your arse you’ll be mowing lawns and painting…

TOURING LUX WITH A TWIST

• Custom rear camping tray setup • Four inch Monster Rides suspension lift • Relocated rear shocks Heavy duty diesel mechanic Trent Garth has owned a few Luxxies in the past, but he bought his current truck new after that model HiLux proved itself to him at work. “I…

SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S SECRET SIDE

Pop quiz; who knows where the Flinders Ranges are? If you answered 450 clicks north of Adelaide on the eastern side of South Australia, you’d be spot on. How about the Vulkathunha – Gammon Ranges? …Uh oh, we sense a hesitation. Not quite sure?…

LIVING THE DREAM (PART 3)

Leaving Birdsville, we headed down to Innamincka. Our GPS, which had been giving us problems for a while, told us it would take 26 hours, and we did it in six. We realised pretty quickly that it is always a good idea to…

ONE SERIOUSLY WILD FOUR-DOOR WRANGLER

When the term ‘tough tourer’ comes into mind, most of us dream of a big diesel wagon loaded up and heading into the sunset for that trip of a lifetime. But for Vic based bank Relationship Manager Eric, that dream wasn’t enough. Eric has loved…

TASSIE’S WILD WEST COAST

The west coast of Tassie has been one of those places I’ve always had on my off road bucket list for as long as I can remember. Having seen countless pictures and videos of all the big-name tracks like Balfour, Sandy Cape and…