Four wheel driving
With large areas of Victoria designated as public land, including areas along the coast, in the mountains, through dense forests and outback plains, there is sure to be somewhere suitable for four wheel driving nearby.
4WD tracks in parks
Four wheel driving tracks can be found within certain areas of some national and state parks, catering for both novice and experienced drivers. These tracks cover a diverse range of terrain including rock, sand, clay, mud and river crossings. Suitable parks are listed below.
Other 4WD touring routes
Discover seven of Victoria's best four wheel driving tracks at Iconic 4WD Adventures. The routes covered are:
- Davies Plain Drive - isolated Alpine country
- Grampians Drive - mountain peaks and rock formations
- Mallee Drive - outback landscapes
- Otways Drive - coastal country and lush forests
- River Red Gum Drive - Murray River forests
- Snowy River Drive - remote far east country
- Wonnangatta Drive - high country heritage
A detailed guide to 4WD tracks in Victoria and Australia is available from 4x4 Earth.
Planning your 4WD adventure
During winter, some tracks throughout the state are closed to prevent damage due to wet conditions. It is always advisable to check whether tracks are open before planning a trip by contacting Parks Victoria. It's also advisable to carry recovery gear, especially in remote locations and on sandy or wet tracks, and to obtain a detailed map of the area to which you are planning to travel.
A four wheel drive track classification system has been developed jointly by government departments and four wheel drive groups. It is a four-level, colour-coded system alerting drivers to the degree of difficulty that can be expected on individual tracks, thus allowing the driver to decide whether they are equipped to tackle the track before setting out on it. View the 4WD Recreational Track Classification guide.
Organised 4WD tours
If you don't own a four wheel drive vehicle, or if you're not confident about travelling on your own, it is still possible to enjoy some of Victoria's off-road tracks by going on a guided tour. Personalised passenger tours and tag-along tours (where you take your own vehicle but travel with a group) are available.
Offering personalised tours of the high country where you can undertake four wheel drive touring, visit remote and historic areas, view Australia's unique wildlife, flora and fauna up close, go fishing, bushwalking or horseriding. Based on a scenic property near Mansfield and Merrijig.
Our local knowledge and passion allows us to create unique as well as distinctive nature based adventure experiences from our base at Halls Gap in the Grampians National Park. Choose from bushwalking, night walks, rock climbing, abseiling and 4WD tours.
Take a 4WD adventure through some of Victoria's most scenic alpine areas. Tag-along and passenger tours are available through rugged mountains, rivers and historical sites around Walhalla, Rawson, Thomson Dam and Woods Point