PET-FRIENDLY FAMILY GETAWAYS

Top five Easter escapes for the WHOLE family!

With the Easter break only around the corner, it’s time to start thinking seriously about the best spots for a family escape. With four days to work with, most of us will be looking at destinations within range of a half-day’s drive from home.
In the Daydreams section of each issue of the mag, we rattle off a few of our favourite weekend hotspots. A problem that a couple of readers have written in to let us know about is that, seeing as most of these destinations are located within national parks, it’s often not possible to bring along furry, four-legged family members.
We know that some of our readers don’t feel right heading off on adventure unless the whole family can go together – so here’s a list of our favourite offroad, pet-friendly holiday locations – all within a few hours drive of the state capitals. If you’ve got any other favourites you feel should’ve made the short list, shoot us an email at letters@4wdtouring.com.au.


WORDS BY PAT WILLIAMS

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FIVE EPIC INTERNATIONAL OFFROAD DESTINATIONS

Broaden your horizons!

As anyone who manages to head offroad even occasionally will tell you, a decent 4WD and a will to explore are all you need to get out there and see places most people never dream of.
And if you’re a true offroad nut, then there really are few better places in the world to be based than Australia. What other country is home to landscapes as diverse as Cape York’s tropical beaches and jungles, the High Country’s frigid ridges, the Kimberley’s majestic contrasts and the stark beauty of the red centre?
It’s also worth remembering that there are mind blowing offroad destinations to be found on every continent on earth. While the logistics of going 4WDing overseas are certainly tricky, remember that nothing’s impossible if you want it enough – just look all the backpackers who make the pilgrimage to our shores each year.
Take a look at these epic offroad destinations from around the globe, and get inspired to tick a few of them off some day.
WORDS BY PAT WILLIAMS
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OBSCURE 4WDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

How many do your recognise?

Despite the fact that if you listen to the online chatter, it’d seem as though everyone who has ever been offroad is a hardline, lifelong LandCruiser or Patrol fanboy, there are actually a great, great many other 4WD vehicles out there that have been developed and marketed by motoring companies around the world. Some of them are pretty great, some of them… not so much.
However you look at it though, the world is always a more interesting place for diversity. Take a look at five 4WDs that you don’t see out on the tracks too often. Do you recognise ‘em all?

WORDS BY PAT WILLIAMS
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