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  • Camping in Comfort- Your Comprehensive Guide

    Ah, the allure of camping: the embrace of nature, the absence of cell service, the camaraderie, and the timeless tales shared around a campfire. These moments are what make camping an unforgettable experience. But as any seasoned camper will tell you, for those trips that unexpectedly extend from a weekend to a week, comfort becomes paramount. After all, the charm of the great outdoors can quickly wane if you're cold, wet, and sleep-deprived. So, how do you strike a balance? How do you immerse yourself in the wild while retaining some home comforts? Here's your guide to achieving that perfect blend.

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  • Last minute gifts for your 4wd mates

    Left shopping for your 4wd mates until the last minute. No worries, the team at TJM 4x4 have got you covered with the perfect gift ideas for each of your 4wd'ing mates. 

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  • Top 5 Gift Ideas for 4x4 Enthusiasts from TJM 4x4

    If you're looking for the perfect gift for a 4x4 enthusiast, we’ve got a huge range of accessories that are ideal for outdoor adventures. Here are our top 5 picks:

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  • Powering Up Your 4x4 Adventures

    Venturing on lengthy 4x4 travels? You'll need two essentials: confidence and comfort. The common denominator? Reliable power solutions. Let’s delve into the top power choices for your 4x4 that giving you the confidence to venture anywhere the road takes you without compromising home comforts.

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  • TJM Ultima LED Light Bars: Built for Any Adventure

    You see the second you leave the tarmac for a sense of adventure, visibility, or should we say the lack thereof, becomes a serious concern. And the worst part, you won’t realise how much visibility you need on your 4x4 adventure until it’s too late.One thing you can do is upgrade your 4x4’s factory standard headlights with some aftermarket driving lights – take our TJM Ultima LED driving lights for example.

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  • Camping Showdown: Tents VS Swags VS Roof Top Tents

    Camping setups may be a debate that lasts until the end of time. Everyone has their preferences and requirements such as retractable awnings, foldable tables, portable showers, collapsible fire pits and so on, but none are debated more than your individual sleeping experience.

    We are, of course, talking about the big three: tents, swags and roof tops.

    So, being camping fanatics and testing all three in different environments, we thought we might shed some light on the pros and cons that come with each sleeping preference.

    So, get comfortable and discover which portable or fixed shelter is the best for your next getaway

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  • Gear up and unleash the beast with TJM accessories to suit Next Gen Raptor

    For armour that won’t slow it down, can keep up across any terrain, brush off any impact that leaves others in the dust and lets you conquer with confidence, nothing compares to TJM 4x4's accessories to suit Next-Gen Raptor And headlining the range is the Venturer Bull Bar.

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  • 2022 Ford Everest: Drive Car of the year!

    If you’re in the market for a new 4WD, Ford has absolutely spoiled you for choice across the past 12 months!

    First, there was the Next-Gen Ford Ranger, a truly impressive 4x4 ute that featured a complete overhaul of the engine and onboard systems, plus greater on and off-road driving prowess.

    And now there’s the 2022 Ford Everest.

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  • XGS Upper Control Arms: The First of its Kind

    We all know that when you trek off-road, having enough ground clearance to tackle the track ahead is imperative to ensure your 4x4 can handle the journey.

    So, the first thing that comes to mind is getting yourself a suspension upgrade.

    But unfortunately, when you equip your 4x4 with an aftermarket suspension system, that’s designed to lift your vehicle above its factory standard parameters, you’re potentially losing a degree of castor and camber adjustment for every inch you lift your vehicle.

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  • After reading this, a GVM upgrade for your LC300 will seem like a no brainer

    Picture this, you’ve just purchased a brand new LC300 and immediately deck it out with 4x4 essentials such as a bull bar, underbody guards, a winch, side bars, steps, rear step tow bar, an awning for good measure, along with an auxiliary battery, long range fuel tank and a roof rack.

    You’re ready to explore the outback right!? Just one small problem…

    After you’ve installed these aftermarket accessories, there’s approximately just 125-260kg payload remaining (depending on your LC300 model). That’s 125-260kg for all your passengers, cargo, tow ball and anything else you’re bringing along with you on your travels.

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  • Last Chance to Access the Instant Asset Write-Off Scheme at $150K

    On May 9, the Australian Government announced its budget for the 2023-24 financial year. 

    There was some good, particularly the government’s ability to bring us into a surplus for the first time in 15 years, and some not so good (to put it delicately) – particularly when it comes to the Instant Asset Write-Off Scheme.

    You see, as part of the measures introduced for small business, a temporary $20,000 threshold for the small business instant asset write-off scheme will apply for one year, following the end of the temporary full expensing rules. 

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  • From Fortescue Bay to Cockle Creek: Discover the best camping spots in Tasmania

    Unravel the Magic of Tasmania's Campsites and Immerse Yourself in Nature's Wonders

    Tasmania, the enchanting island state of Australia, offers some of the most breathtaking landscapes and pristine wilderness areas. Home to diverse flora and fauna, it has become a popular destination for camping enthusiasts seeking to explore and enjoy the natural beauty. In this blog post, we will take you on a journey through some of the best camping spots in Tasmania, including the mesmerising Fortescue Bay and several lesser-known hidden gems.

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  • Dive into Adventure with a TJM Airtec Snorkel

    Off-roading enthusiasts know the importance of a reliable and high-quality snorkel system when venturing into the great outdoors. For those who truly want to embrace the spirit of adventure, our TJM Airtec Snorkels are the perfect addition to your 4x4. Learn more as we dive into the features and benefits of TJM Airtec Snorkels and why they’re a must-have for any off-road enthusiast.

    Fitting a TJM Airtec snorkel to a four-wheel drive makes a lot of sense, for a lot of reasons. It's a smart and relatively inexpensive way to safeguard the four-wheel drive’s engine from a variety of potential hazards such as water and dust as its design allows the engine to breath fresh, clean air from way up high rather than down low where the traditional air intake is often located.

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  • Outback vs. Venturer vs. Signature: LC300 Bull Bars Explored

    At TJM, we didn’t just engineer one custom-designed LC300 bull bar that met all of these conditions; we engineered three – the Outback, the Venturer and the newly announced Signature. 

    So, without further ado, let’s dive in and explore these three market-leading bull bars, so you can see which one is right for you and your LC300.

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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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  • TJM notch up a half-century and continue to Take the Lead into the next 50 years.

    Iconic Australian 4x4 brand TJM celebrates turning 50 by looking back at where it all began. Three mates from Geebung exploring the Aussie outdoors in their four-wheel drives, they dreamed big, and laid the foundation for a global 4x4 aftermarket accessories business that continues to thrive to this day.

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  • When it Comes to Towing Safety, Here’s What You Need to Know

    If you’ve got yourself a new boat, jet ski or caravan, chances are you’re chomping at the bit to hook up that new addition to your 4WD and enjoy nature’s playground sooner rather than later.

    Now, hooking up that trailer or caravan to a capable 4x4 and driving off into the sunset sounds simple enough, however, when it comes to safety, get it wrong and you can end up in some scary and even life-threatening situations.

    So, how do you ensure you’re properly prepared for towing and doing it safely?

    Well, when we look at towing safety, it boils down to three areas or components:

    • The towing vehicle itself
    • The connection between the towing vehicle and the trailer/caravan
    • And finally, the trailer or caravan being towed

    And each one of these components has its own set of safety/preparation requirements you need to know about. So, let’s get into it!


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  • Towing with a Caravan: 7 Tips & Tricks you Need to Know

    Trekking across the country with your family, or on your own, with a portable home fixed to the back of your rig for months on end is an experience like no other. It gives you the opportunity to see what this land really has to offer, and marvel at its many landscapes and iconic wonders without having to worry about heading home early, setting up a shelter or finding suitable accommodation.

    However, regardless of your experience level, towing a caravan is a lot more complex than simply hitching up to any stock standard tow ball and hightailing it to your holiday destination. It requires a capable 4WD that’s designed to handle all of your towing and journey requirements, as well as an understanding of the rules and regulations when it comes to towing, safety and initial setup.

    And who better to give us their expert insights, tips and tricks when it comes to towing with a caravan than our official partner, TAG Towbars. TAG has been designing and manufacturing towbars in Australia for over 30 years, and has one of the largest ranges of towbars and wiring solutions in the country. In fact, their comprehensive range of towbars and towing accessories covers over 90% of the vehicles on the road in Australia today!

    So, without further adieu, let’s dive right into the top 7 tips & tricks you need to know when it comes to towing a caravan.

    And we kick things off with a couple of tips to make hitching almost effortless.

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  • New year means new gear for off-road adventurers

    As 2022 draws to a close and many of us are taking some well-earned leave before the hustle and bustle of working life picks back up again, there’s never been a better time to go through your old gear and take stock of what could do with a serious upgrade as we enter 2023.

    In a year where we’ve seen both the long-awaited LandCruiser 300 Series, along with the Next-Gen Ford Ranger both hitting our shores, plus new and reimagined TJM products and market-leading 4x4 accessories, you’re absolutely spoiled for choice this year!

    So, to make things a little bit easier, we decided to list our most popular accessories and camping products for the year, so you can kickstart 2023 in the best possible way.

    You can thank us later!

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  • Last minute outdoor gear additions to add to your Christmas haul

    Christmas is just around the corner for 2022, but we have to ask, are you getting everything you want on your Christmas wish list?

    Rather than leave it to chance and potentially miss out on the perfect camping accessory or essential piece of 4x4 kit, why not get it yourself this Christmas and avoid the disappointment these summer holidays.

    And the best place to get all your camping and 4x4 accessories is right here through our online store.

    Plus, who said you can’t buy something for yourself for Christmas anyway?

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  • 7 Perfect Stocking Fillers for any 4x4 Enthusiast

    Whether you’ve already grabbed that larger/main gift this Christmas and just need a few smaller things to round everything out, or there’s an upcoming Kris Kringle event, or you just need a small gift for someone who loves the Great Outdoors – you’ve come to the right place.

    To save you some time, we decided to compile 7 perfect stocking filler gifts for any 4x4 or camping enthusiast, and, perhaps the best part, none of these gifts go over that $60 threshold. 

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  • Seeker Series Gen 2: The Ultimate 4x4 Driving Lights

    The ability to just load up your 4x4, head off-road and immerse yourself in the Australian Outback is a liberating experience we can’t begin to describe. But the minute you leave the roads for dusty trails, sandy escapes and rut ridden adventures, visibility becomes a serious, and potentially dangerous, issue.

    The culprit? Your 4x4’s factory standard headlights.

    4x4 aftermarket driving lights are continually evolving alongside advancements in technology, and our Seeker Series Gen 2 driving lights are no exception.

    Equipped with advanced Osram LED technology, these 4x4 driving lights are able to produce a high output of crisp, white light, resulting in incredible brightness over long distances.

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  • Get Ready for Camping Season!

    The weather’s getting warmer, the rains are moving on, there’s more daylight in the day (depending on where you’re from) – it looks like camping season is just around the corner! With enough room for two, the TJM Double Swag is crafted from 400gsm Ripstop canvas that's more than equipped to withstand the harsh Australian climate, no matter the season. Whether it’s freezing cold at night or you’re sick of living off muesli bars and other instant foods, the TJM Fire Pit & Grill makes all the difference. Whether you’re bush walking, getting around the campsite or packing your gear to hit the road by sunrise, lighting the way ahead is easy with the TJM Torch and the TJM Headlamp. The TJM Compact Worklight provides the perfect solution for increased visibility at shared common spaces 

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  • 4x4 Dealers Attend Unique Adventure Tour in Australia

    12 TJM Dealers and Distributors from across Southeast Asia participated in a tour like no other. The team not only strengthened their understanding of the product, but they leveraged cultural diversity to drive innovation for TJM.

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  • How does TJM feel about the new Ford Ranger?

    With five models to choose from, an incredible price range, a complete overhaul of engine and onboard systems, plus greater on/off road driving prowess, there’s plenty to be excited about when it comes to the 2022 Ford Ranger.

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  • New Looks, Same Ranger Feel

    As expected, Ford has maintained the same Ranger feel we’ve come love. However, there are a few subtle additions, design upgrades and more that are well worth mentioning.Something mistook for a gap in the rear of the Ranger is actually an ingenious Rear Box Step.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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