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  • The Sunshine Coasts’ 7 Best 4WD Camping Destinations

    Whether there’s a long weekend coming up or you’re planning a trip for later in the year, there’s one thing you’re going to want to get right and that’s where you camp. It’s a tricky question and it’s one that can make or break a camping getaway.So, for all you 4x4-obsessed South Queenslanders out there, we decided to lend you a helping hand and save you a boatload of time by trimming the fat, and guaranteeing nothing but picturesque views and good times ahead (you can thank us when you come back).Without further ado, here are our top 7 4WD camping spots on the Sunshine Coast.

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  • Top 3 mods for your rig before going away (Inland or Beach)

    Whether you’ve purchased a brand new 4x4 or grabbed a tried and true off-roader from a dealer, chances are you’re chomping at the bit to get out there and explore the great outdoors.

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  • Top Destinations Australia Wide (by state)

    Whether you’re crossing off those bucket list destinations, searching for hidden gems or giving your 4X4 the ultimate test, we’ve got the top Australian destinations you need to know right here.

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  • Where to Go Beach Driving Near Brisbane

    South East Queensland may be famous for its patrolled beaches and coastal towns, but the beach drives around it are probably even more memorable.

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  • The Simple Guide to Snatch Strap Recoveries

    Whether you’re new to off-road touring or you’re a dyed in the wool explorer, getting bogged is a distinct possibility in some types of terrain. So, if you plan on driving in sand, mud or snow on one of your next trips, knowing how to do a snatch strap (or kinetic rope) recovery correctly is highly recommended.

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  • The Ultimate High Country 4x4 Gear Guide

    The Victorian High Country, with its rippling ranges that stretch to the horizon, is a truly unique 4WD destination that’s easier to explore with some key bits of kit.

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  • How Snatch Blocks Work and How to Use Them

    A winch is probably the most effective off-road recovery tool a 4x4 can have fitted to it, but you can make yours even more capable with a simple piece of recovery gear: a snatch block.

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  • Beginners: The Best Places to Test Your 4x4’s Suspension

    If you’re looking for a way to explore Australia and put your 4x4 to good use without highly technical four-wheel driving, these trips are sure to put a smile on your face.

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  • How to do a basic 4WD winch recovery

    A motorised 4x4 winch can be used in all sorts of vehicle recovery and track management situations, but the most important technique to know is actually the most basic one: the humble single line pull.
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  • Tasmania’s Unmissable Touring Hotspots

    From pristine beaches, luscious rainforest, incredible fresh produce and cute wildlife, Tassie has it all (and in bucketloads). Thankfully, we have some touring experts from The Blonde Nomads to give us the scoop on the best places to visit in Tasmania.

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  • Suspension & GVM Myths

    Vehicle suspension is a complicated and often misunderstood subject. To help you cut through the misinformation, we’re busting the biggest suspension myths wide open.

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  • South East Queensland’s 7 Most Epic Off-Road Campsites

    There are so many top-notch camping spots in Queensland’s southeast corner that it’s pretty tough to stand out – which means the best campsites near Brisbane really must be something special.

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  • Queensland’s Rocky Paradise: Sundown National Park

    Full of red rolling hills and winning scenic highlights, Sundown National Park is a breath of fresh air in South EastQueensland’s iconic off-road scene.

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  • Axle to Grind: Demystifying 4x4 Load Ratings

    So, you’ve weighed your loaded 4x4, you’re under your GVM and now you think you’re good to hit the road? Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it may not be that simple.

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  • Must-Know Info for Touring Tasmania

    Thinking of travelling to the Apple Isle? These touring tips will get you started on the right foot and make trip planning a breeze.

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  • The Underrated Benefits of a Rear Step Tow Bar

    Rear step tow bars protect the back of your vehicle while also giving you towing capability, but there are also some lesser-known benefits to these clever bars that most off-road tourers never consider.
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  • How a Snatch Strap Actually Works

    Snatch straps are an incredibly useful recovery tool, which means knowing how they really work and when you actually need to use them is essential information for any off-road tourer.
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  • How to Equip Your 4x4 for the Kimberley

    The Kimberley is an iconic off-road frontier that’s riddled with 4WD tracks and jaw-dropping landscapes. If you’ve got the Kimberley on your travel bucket list, then you better check out our countdown of the gear you need to get there and back.

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  • Darwin Delights: 7 Top Things to See and Do

    Tracy Morris – adventure Mum from The Blonde Nomads – shares her top 7 things to see and do when visiting Darwin.

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  • Australia’s 8 Most Iconic Outback Pubs

    When you’re travelling through places where populations are low, bodies are weary and cold drinks are a welcome relief, a good pub is a sacred place. Here’s our list of the best pubs you can find in the middle of nowhere to wet your whistle and spin a yarn.
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  • Australia’s most intense off-road suspension tests

    Australia is full of challenging locations that will push your suspension to the limit, but which ones provide the toughest test?

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  • How to take the pain out of trip planning

    Don’t let the painful task of trip planning get in the way of actually getting out of your driveway. Here are some straight-forward tips that make it easy to plan less and explore more.
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  • Hot Tips for Off-Road Touring with Kids

    Travelling off-road with kids is highly rewarding, but it also comes with its own challenges. However, with these tips from endless travellers The Blonde Nomads you can make every journey more enjoyable for the backseat and less stressful for the front seat.

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  • Weight for It: The Full Truth About GVM

    Vehicle weights and GVM are discussed a lot and understood a little, so we’re here to break down some myths and discover why GVM is important to you, your rig and your adventures in the great outdoors.

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  • Sean Scott: The Expert Explorer

    Famed photographer Sean Scott has travelled to almost every corner of the country with a camera in hand. So, what are his favourite destinations in each of Australia’s most iconic landscapes?
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  • The 4x4 Gear You Need to Tackle Cape York

    Far North Queensland’s Cape York is one of Australia’s most epic off-road destinations, so what gear do you actually need to make it to The Tip?

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  • Australia’s Top Touring Trails

    There are plenty of scenic spots and plenty of lengthy off-road trips in Australia, but few combine both elements quite as well as these classic touring trails. So, get ready to grab a map, pack the car and head for the horizon.

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  • The Best Surfing Spots in Australia

    Australia is well known to be one of the best countries for surfing. That is no surprise, considering the country has nearly 60 000km of coastline. But how can you narrow down the best surf spots when there are so many to choose from? Here are 4 of some of the best surf spots from each state.

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  • 6 Ways to Make Beach Driving Easy

    Australia is home to countless 4WD access beaches yet driving on the sand is not always easy. Here are some simple tips that will help take the guesswork out of your next beach drive.

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  • The Ultimate Lighting Guide

    If you are looking for a quality adventure, it starts with being equipped with quality products. Having the correct lighting is an absolute must when it comes to four-wheel driving. TJM has an extensive lighting range for all your camping and four-wheel driving needs, but how do you know which is the right one for you?

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  • Australia’s Most Amazing Coastal Campsites

    Australia is the biggest island country in the world, so it’s unsurprising that there’s an unbeatable number of amazing beachfront camping areas to enjoy. Here’s our pick of the best coastal campsites that also show off our island home’s wild diversity.

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  • How to go Camping in Comfort

    Bush camping isn’t for everyone, but a comfortable campsite can be a true home away from home if you have the right gear.

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  • Gear to Get Off the Grid

    Summer is local camping season, which can make it hard to get some peace and quiet close to home. So instead, head further afield and stay for longer with our list of equipment to help you stay self-sufficient while you camp.

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  • The 5 Levels of High Country Victoria

    The Victorian High Country is an epic 4x4 destination that is known for its off-road challenges. Despite this reputation, this off-road maze has something for everyone – no matter your 4WD skill level.

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  • Summer Beach Driving Havens

    This summer, leave the carpark behind and get some sand under your tyres with our list of the best four-wheel drive beaches in Australia.

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  • 4X4 Recovery Basics

    Australia is an amazing country in that it offers us a range of different environments and terrain, from snow capped mountains of the Australian Alps, to the deserts of central Australia, and the tropical rainforests of the North. However, there are different risks that come with driving in different terrain. It is important to know the proper recovery techniques in order to have a safe and fun trip. Here are some of the most common recovery techniques to know before heading out.

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  • 5 Top Weekend Getaways

    5 Top Weekend Getaways

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  • NSW Touring Loop, Beach to Bush

    Taking in the lofty heights of Oxley Wild Rivers and the secluded beaches of Point Plomer, this touring loop shows off some of New South Wales’ best off-road scenic highlights.

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  • How to prepare your 4x4 for the Australian Outback

    The Australian Outback is incredibly remote and its landscapes are rugged, which makes travelling through it a real challenge for any 4x4. Here’s the essential off-road kit your 4WD will need to help you get there and back in one piece.

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  • The 4WDers Guide to Pre-Trip Packing

    You’ve ticked everything off your camping checklist and you’re keen to hit the road, but without your gear packed properly your dream road trip might turn into a nightmare. Use these simple tips to keep everything organised and in reach on your next adventure.

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  • Sean Scott’s Top Photography Spots

    Sean Scott has travelled to every corner of Australia with a camera in hand. So, what off-road destinations stand above the rest to a famed landscape photographer?

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  • 5 Essential Items for Bush Camping

    Our ultimate camping checklist is full of useful gear for your next night under the stars, but what items are essential when you’re out on your own without any facilities to lean on?

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  • Using the Instant Asset Write-Off Threshold in 2021

    The Australian Government has increased the instant asset write-off threshold for a limited time. Keep reading to find out how this one-off change can help your business or you as an employee in 2020.

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  • Australia’s 5 Hardest 4WD Tracks to Tackle

    Australia is home to many difficult 4x4 tracks, but these five stand above the rest in terms of technical difficulty and sheer brutality.

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  • The essential guide to 4x4 recovery points

    There’s almost always a chance of getting stuck when you head off-road, which means recovery points are just as important as vehicle protection, adequate suspension and other common 4x4 accessories.

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  • Thinking of camping in the Top End?

    Thinking of camping in the Top End? Here's what you need to know before your go.

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  • East Coast Family Hideaway

    Explore the NSW east coast. Port Macquarie’s North Shore puts on a show!

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  • Victorian High Country In a Weekend

    The Victorian High Country is well-known for its labyrinth of tracks that can suck you in for weeks, but how much can you see in just one weekend?

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  • Ultimate Off-Road Camping Checklist

    Going camping off the beaten track? Ensure you’re ready for adventure with this essential 4x4 camping checklist.

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  • How to prepare your 4WD for the beach

    Beach driving is an exciting activity that requires the right skills and the right gear. Get yourself and your 4WD ready for the soft stuff with our essential beach driving checklist.

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  • Crossing the Simpson Desert after the biggest flood in decades

    Justin and Black Truck lead the way, with Tommy in the SUPERAM and Sarah in her new supercharged RAM 1500 Hemi SUPERTOURER™ following close behind.
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  • The Ultimate 4×4 Guide to the Red Centre

    Australia’s Red Centre is a famous touring destination, but within it are also some true 4WD opportunities.

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  • Why is suspension so important in your 4WD?

    Vehicle suspension is a complicated piece of gear but understanding what it does and why it’s important doesn’t need to be.

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  • 5 Signs Your 4WD Needs a Suspension Upgrade

    Vehicle suspension is an integral part of any 4WD. Use this checklist to find out if your four-wheel drive is in need of a suspension upgrade.
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  • How to Assess Your 4×4 in the Outback

    Assess the condition of your 4×4 in the Outback (and keep your adventure going) with our helpful daily vehicle checklist.

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  • Australia’s Roughest Off-Road Tracks

    Difficult 4WD tracks aren’t tough to find in Australia, but these off-road journeys are perhaps the hardest of the bunch.

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  • Australia’s Best Red Dirt Destinations

    One of the most recognisable parts of the Outback is its vibrant-coloured sand – so where else in Australia can you get a fix of the red stuff?

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  • 8 Amazing Attractions Near Finke

    Finke (now known as Apatula) – home to the epic off-road Finke Desert Race - may be an isolated location in the middle of the Outback, but there’s still plenty to see around this far-flung part of the Northern Territory.

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