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Four wheel driving

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.

Park Nearby or surrounding cities and towns
Alpine National Park Benambra, Bonang, Bright, Cheshunt, Dargo, Dartmouth, Dinner Plain, Falls Creek, Gelantipy, Harrietville, Licola, Mansfield, Merrijig, Mitta Mitta, Mount Beauty, Mount Buller, Mount Hotham, Omeo, Whitfield
Black Range State Park Balmoral, Cavendish, Horsham
Bunyip State Park Bunyip, Garfield, Gembrook, Nar Nar Goon, Powelltown, Tonimbuk, Tynong, Yarra Junction
Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park Corryong, Cudgewa, Tintaldra, Walwa
Coopracambra National Park Cann River, Genoa
Croajingolong National Park Bemm River, Cann River, Genoa, Mallacoota
Errinundra National Park Bonang, Cann River
Grampians National Park Ararat, Cavendish, Dunkeld, Halls Gap, Hamilton, Horsham, Moyston, Pomonal, Stawell
Great Otway National Park Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, Apollo Bay, Cape Otway, Colac, Forrest, Lavers Hill, Lorne, Princetown, Wye River
Hattah-Kulkyne National Park Mildura, Ouyen, Robinvale
Lerderderg State Park Bacchus Marsh, Blackwood, Gisborne, Melton, Trentham
Little Desert National Park Dimboola, Goroke, Horsham, Kaniva, Natimuk, Nhill
Moondarra State Park Erica, Moe, Yallourn North
Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park Natimuk
Mount Eccles National Park Heywood, Macarthur
Murray-Sunset National Park Meringur, Mildura, Murrayville, Ouyen, Underbool
Snowy River National Park Bonang, Buchan, Gelantipy, Orbost
Wyperfeld National Park Hopetoun, Ouyen, Patchewollock, Rainbow, Underbool, Walpeup, Yaapeet, Yanac

Other 4WD touring routes

Discover seven of Victoria's best four wheel driving tracks at Victoria's Iconic 4WD Adventures. The routes covered are:

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.