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Anne Beadell Highway

 Adventure Way

Birdsville Track

Buchanan & Duncan Highways

Canning Stock Route

Cape York

Corner Country

Finke River

Flinders Ranges

Fraser Island

Goog's Track

Gove Peninsula

Great Central Road

Gulf Track

Gunbarrel Highway

Hay River

High Country

The Kimberley

Oodnadatta Track

Outback NSW

Plenty Highway

Roper River & Roper Bar

Sandover Highway

Savannah Way

Simpson Desert

Snowy Mountains

Strzelecki Track

Tanami Track

Great Aussie 4wd Trips, Treks, Tracks and Tours

Australia's 4wd community has a wealth of trips, treks, tracks and tours available to it. These range in difficulty from softroader type vehicles with high range only to those requiring serious low range 4wd drive.

Every state has a wide range of 4wd destinations and to list them all would be an almost impossible task, however, we have selected the most well know and iconic trips, treks and tracks that we have detailed for you. 

Those that we have done are listed on this page. Simply click on the link of the ones you are interested in for further details.

Conditions do change our there so please make sure that you have the most up to date information before embarking oin your trip.

Unless the area that you are looking at is one that Australian 4x4 Tag Along Tours run a 4wd tag along tour to, and therefore knows the up to date conditions in the area, you would be well advised to obtain some local, up to date, knowledge before finalising your plans.

When planning your trip it is important to remember that Australia is a very big place and some of these tracks lead through remote country. Please make sure that both you and your vehicle are well prepared for whatever journey you are planning. The more remote your trip the more preparation you will need.

There are a few golden rules of travelling in Australia's remote outback and desert regions and your should observe them, to not do so would simply mean that you are placing the lives of you and your passengers at risk. Ideally never go alone, two or more vehicles is always better.

Always let someone know where you are going and your estimated time of arrival and, on arrival, let whomever you advised before departing that you have arrived.

Never venture into remote regions without adequate communications eqipment and, in this respect, you have few choices. A UHF radio is fine for communicating amongst your convoy or group but it is not a device that can be relied on in an emergency. The absolute maximum effective range of these radios is going to be around 50 km.

This is determined firstly by the fact that it is a 5 watt radio, the most powerful allowed for use in Australia, and that your aerial is suited to the terrain you are visiting, higher gain aerials are good for deserts, beaches and other flat country, low gain aerials are better for hilly and mountaineous country.

For longer range communications you have two choices - a Satellite Phone and, or, an HF Radio. HF radios are tending to be used these days only by enthusiasts as they can ve cumbersome to use compared to a satellite phone.

A Sat Phone is probably the most popular choice amongst remote travellers these days, they are easy to use, similar to a mobile phone, and have a wide coverage area, they do not, contary to popular belief have 100% coverage 100% of the time. The two main satphone network providers are Iridium and Inmarsat.

Regardless of where you are located, if you are interested in purchasing a satelite phone talk to Rob Martin at Clientsat in Perth, he has supplied the Australian 4x4 Tag Along Tours Iridium sat phone and gives service second to none. He deals in all the different networks and phones and will advise you as to what is best for you.   

Sat phones can be rented for the period of your trip from multiple suppliers or they can be readily purchased at reasonable prices.

HF Radios are used by some in remote regions and even many of the police vehicles in these areas are equipped with them. They do not rely on being in sight of a satelitte as sat phones do as their signal bounces off the ironisphere which is about 10,000 feet high during the day and around 5,000 at night.

They are a simplex system which means that you push the button to talk and let the button go to listen,unlike a mobile or sat phone where you can talk and listen at the same time, this makes them a bit more unweildy to operate, although fairly reliable if you know what you are doing.

A sat phone or HF radio on its own is probably not enough in a real emergency and you should probably consider carrying a Personal Locator Beacon, also know as PLBs's, these are like EPIRB's (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) which are ideally suited to marine use, and they send out a signal with your position and
person identifier for a period of 24 hours.

The PLB signal is picked up by AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) in Canberra who will co-ordinate your rescue with the search and rescue authority in whichever state or territory you are in. AMSA are without doubt one of the worlds, if not the worlds, top search and rescue authority.

PLB's are available now days for less than $300, they have no maintenace or upkeep cocts and last for between 5 and 7 years. At Australian 4x4 Tag Along Tours we use the GME brand which lasts for seven years. GME are an Australian company and build an excellent product.

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