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  1. 12 of the Best 4WD Trips in Australia According to the Experts

    12 of the Best 4WD Trips in Australia According to the Experts

    4WD driving on the best sand dunes in Australia

    Here at the Chart & Map Shop we love getting out into the great outdoors as much as our customers do! When we're too busy doing map stuff we enjoy reading about the best 4WD trips other experts have taken. We have compiled a list of 12 recommend trips, have a read and get ready for your next adventure.

    To check out more trips our 4WD enthusiasts have embarked on, check out their website and social media channels.

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  2. Can You Handle the Billy Goat Bluff Track? (One of the Steepest in VIC)

    Can You Handle the Billy Goat Bluff Track? (One of the Steepest in VIC)

    The Billy Goat Bluff Track in Victoria

    You will need more than a keen sense of adventure to tackle the Billy Goat Bluff Track. The iconic track is listed as one of the most challenging in the country. But if you have previous 4WD experience and enjoy a challenge, you can take on the high country hills with confidence.

    There are a few things to consider when taking on the track and the surrounding area of Alpine National Park including the track’s conditions, what you want to see and do along the way and where you will camp.

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  3. Camp Oven Cooking Tips - 4 Easy Recipes For Your Next Camping Trip

    Camp Oven Cooking Tips - 4 Easy Recipes For Your Next Camping Trip
    Camp oven burning over open fire Image courtesy of Percita via Flickr

    One of the greatest pleasures when camping is cooking a meal in a camp oven. Everyone loves stoking the fire, checking the coals and stirring the pot while cooking up a hearty meal.

    A camp oven, also known as a Dutch oven, is a versatile cast iron pot with a lid that lets you prepare a family-sized meal anywhere. You can use a camp oven over the fire when you’re out in the bush or on the stove at home or even in your caravan.

    Follow our camp oven cooking tips and you’ll be tucking in to a hearty meal before you know it.

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  4. Googs Track – Funny Name, Great 4WD Track

    Googs Track – Funny Name, Great 4WD Track

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    Googs Track is on the bucket list of many Australian 4WDers. For those wanting to cross the Simpson Desert or complete the Canning Stock Route, Googs Track is an excellent introduction to desert and sand driving. The track has an interesting history and makes for some great sightseeing.

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  5. Your Guide to Driving the Gibb River Road

    Your Guide to Driving the Gibb River Road


    Image courtesy of W. Bulach via Wikimedia Commons

    Western Australia’s iconic Gibb River Road isn’t for the faint hearted. The roads are often corrugated, flooded or closed, but you will be well-rewarded with incredible scenery that provide lifelong memories.

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  6. How to Install an Anderson Plug – Wiring Guide & Tips

    How to Install an Anderson Plug – Wiring Guide & Tips
    If you are serious about camping, then time will come that you need an Anderson plug. An Anderson plug is used for a variety of purposes, but in the case of a caravan the Anderson plug will allow you to keep your fridge running whilst travelling to your destination. When the caravan is stationary, the fridge can run off mains...
  7. Essential Guide to Driving the Strzelecki Track

    Essential Guide to Driving the Strzelecki Track
    If crossing a desert in your 4WD is on your bucket list then you should definitely consider the Strzelecki Track.  It’s easily accessible for those living in the southern and eastern states of Australia and can be completed in just a few days of easy driving thanks to good road conditions and limited passing traffic. The track’s interesting history and...
  8. What to Look for in an Off-Road GPS & How to Use It

    What to Look for in an Off-Road GPS & How to Use It
    During an off-road trip, your GPS can work as hard as your vehicle. Without it, you would be lost - literally. If you are planning to do some four-wheel driving, then it’s an off-road GPS that you need. If you take a GPS that’s better suited to navigating around the metro area off-road with you it could cause serious problems...
  9. Free Camping Victoria - A Guide to Free Campsites in Victoria

    Free Camping Victoria - A Guide to Free Campsites in Victoria
    Image courtesy of wanderingchina via Wikimedia Commons There is no shortage of free camping in Victoria. Amazing beachside, riverside and forest campgrounds are available, some with all the fruit when it comes to facilities and others have none. There are plenty close to Melbourne, making them perfect getaways for the weekend camper. You could spend every weekend of the...
  10. 5 of the Best Cape York 4WD Tracks

    5 of the Best Cape York 4WD Tracks
      Image courtesy of Tourism Cape York Home to some of Australia’s most iconic 4WD tracks, Cape York is on the bucket list of many 4WD enthusiasts. Not only is it the northernmost tip of Australia but it plays host to challenging and rewarding 4WD tracks. Some of the most well-known Cape tracks are the Creb, Frenchmans, Old Telegraph, Cape...

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