4wd from Tweed to Melbourne

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 08, 2011 at 15:03
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Hi All,

I dont post around here much due to the fact that most info is easily gained using the 'search' function but this time would like to ask a fairyl specific question regarding 4wd trips heading north to south between Tweed Heads and Melbourne.

A big stretch I know. We are planning a xmas drive with the oldies. Two cars. Both Navara D22s. Mine is a fair bit more capable than the oldies with a lift, winch bar and 120L LR tank for starters.
The idea is to take 4-5 days to get from Tweed Heads to Melbourne and look at a few 4wd drives along the way. They are oldies and dont really wanna scratch the 2003 D22 with a smidge under 45,000kms on it. Its in mint condition and I can understand that. Also the mother duck is pretty keen on motels and B&Bs etc so any bush excursions will have to result in a return to clean dry accom.

But.... they'll follow within reason aslong as I give em good lines and a good view. The oldies is snorkelled up and is prob fairly capable in its own right.

So.... can anyone name of the top of their heads some decent offroad routes to make it worht my while draggin my D22 all the way to Melb and back.???

Maybe suggest some surefire guide books with particular trips heading north to south they'd have in mind?
Nav notes would be awesome. I run Oze CE on a iPaq on a regular basis and am quite comfortable plotting and running that way... prob my preference.

Thx in advance for all/any info.

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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2011 at 17:55

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2011 at 17:55
Gidday S.T

Last year myself and a couple of mates did a trek they called "The Adventure Way" which pretty well takes you from Sydney to Melbourne on dirt roads but you are never far ( few kms mostly) from the blackstuff and any luxuries you might need.

Check out this website

4WD Action trip " The Adventure Way"

Not a hard trip - but lots of fun

I have all the gps waypoints if you want them

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Reply By: mikehzz - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2011 at 18:30

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2011 at 18:30
I'm interested how you run Ozi CE in your iPad? I'll have some of that. Mike
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Follow Up By: mikehzz - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2011 at 18:32

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2011 at 18:32
Sorry, read iPad instead of iPaq....apologies
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2011 at 19:00

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2011 at 19:00
Its a good 2 days drive so you wont have too much time to go 4Wdriving.

Because of the Great Dividing Range most of the roads and tracks between the NSW coast and tablelands run roughly east west. From about Canberra south you can travel in a more southerly direction. But there are good gravel roads say from Grafton to Guyra, and from Kempsey to Armidale, both with some steepish grades and great scenery.

If you have a look in the Treks section of this site there are heaps of treks, particularly ones that have been user submitted. Not too many north of Sydney but plenty of choice south from there through the mountains. Brindabellas, Blue Waterholes, Bendethera, Dampier fire trail, Vic High Country etc are all the but you have to dig around a bit to find them.


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