Welcome to 4WD Tasmania
There are few places on earth that can boast the sheer beauty of Australia’s smallest, and only island state. The Tasmanian wilderness is one of the world’s last frontiers; ranging from rainforests to rugged highland trails, much of Tasmania is made up of some of the last temperate wilderness regions on earth. Visitors from all over the world come to ‘Tassie’ – as it is affectionately known to enjoy a large number and range of pursuits including 4 wheel driving. With app. one-third of Tasmania protected by National Parks and reserves it seems that the call of the wild is never very far away.
Tasmania has a wide range and variety of attractions from spectacular and adventurous four wheel driving on the west coast to the scenic beauty and leisurely beachside activities available on the east coast. With its rugged mountains, alpine gardens, temperate rainforests and unique wildlife Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park has lots to offer to its thousands of visitors from Tasmania, the Australian mainland and overseas. Situated on Tasmania’s east coast the Freycinet National Park stretches south from Bicheno to a line north-east of Hobart. Freycinet is one of Tasmania’s most popular national parks due to its stunning landscape that stretches from pristine beaches to spectacular red granite peaks with Wineglass Bay being ranked within the worlds top 10 beaches.
About 4WD Tasmania
Tasmania has some 17 National Parks and many state forests and reserves that each offer their own wonderful piece of nature and wilderness appeal. Most of the parks have excellent bush camping facilities which allow visitors to get up close and personal with nature and enjoy the night time sounds and native wildlife.
Tasmanians who enjoy the pursuit of 4 wheel driving are conscious of maintaining and preserving the pristine wilderness that makes Tasmania such as a magnificent place to live and visit. When enjoying your 4wd adventure in Tasmania, please stick only to marked tracks, remove all rubbish and never damage native vegetation.
General Information Four Wheel Driving Tasmania
Throughout our website, you will see the 4wd tracks in Tasmania categorised as easy, medium or hard as per the following definitions. Easy – Most of these tracks are un-sealed roads able to be driven on by a two wheel drive vehicle when driven with care. If you are planning on going 4 wheel driving in Tasmania in a 2-wheel drive, it is recommended that you contact the land management agency to check road conditions before you start. Medium – Definitely only suitable for four wheel drive vehicles or trail bikes only, with some areas of mud (depending on weather) boggy soil, rocks or sand to be covered. Off-road driving experience is recommended.
Hard – These tracks are for only for people with many years experience in 4wd or trail bike users only. Likelihood of experiencing deep bogs, steep slopes, and soft sand is very high and will test your driving skills. It is recommended that you travel in tandem with other 4wd enthusiasts in order to safely traverse these tracks.
Tasmania has some great spots set aside for the responsible use of Four Wheel Drivers – 4WD, whether on a beach, in the mountains or deep in the Tassie bush. Please respect our tracks and keep them in great condition by driving responsibly. Whether using your 4WD for camping, take a family day trip, to go fishing or to test your skills on demanding tracks, you’ll find plenty of helpful information on this website. Please note this website has no affiliation with any 4WD Club in Tasmania.