Arthur Beach 4WD Track : Arthur River Four Wheel Drive : West Coast Tasmania 4WD Tracks

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Arthur Beach 4WD Off Road Four Wheel Driving West Coast Tassie


The 4WD track Arthur River, on Tasmania's rugged West Coast follows a beach to a campgound at Sundown Creek. Be carefull of large logs washed down the river during heavy rain, which may mean following a sandy track behing sand dunes before crossing over the the Arthur Beach.

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Track difficulty


  • Hard - beware of hazards on the track

Track Distance

  • App. 14 kilometres

Track Duration - App.

  • 35 minutes


  • Tasmap: 1:100000 - Nelson Bay, Arthur River


  • 1:25,000 Sundown


  • Off road vehicle permit required


  • Permits for 14 days access to this area are available using the self-registration system at Arthur River. Permits for longer periods may be obtained by contacting the
    Parks & Wildlife Service, Tasmania

What You Need

  • Fees for camping apply and must
    be paid by the self-registration system
    at the Parks & Wildlife Service Arthur River office.

Nearest Camping Location

Nearest Major Town

  • Smithton


  • This area has Aboriginal cuiltural significance; it is possible that camping may be restricted into the future.

Recommended 4WD itinerary:

  1. Leave the Parks & Wildlife Tasmania Ranger Station and cross the Arthur River Bridge, heading South. After .5 of a kilomete you will see Gardiner St and a small shop.

  2. Turn right after a total of 800 metres at a sign marked Arthur Beach. This is Airey St. After a further 650metres you will see a Y Juntion; go left at the sign that says 4WD Access only to Aurthur Beach.

  3. After heavy rain, it is not uncommon for logs to be washed down from the Arthur River and out to sea. Be very careful as when they are washed back ashore they can cause damage to your vehicle when driving along the beach.

  4. After a total of nearly 3 kilometres from the start of the track, head south to access the beach and cross the Alert Creek. Further on you wil cross Tiger and Bottle Creeks before reaching Sundown Creek after almost 9 kilometres.

  5. Tun right at the Sundown Point Aboriginal Site sign, before you will see a road entering fom tje right after travelling a further 800 metres. Turn left after a further 1 kilometres where you will see Temma Road.


Visitors are strongly advised to contact the Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania Arthur River Office prior to visiting for advice on local conditions and requirements. On arrival visitors should call into the PWS office at Arthur River and obtain their off-road permits and camping permits (if they intend to camp).

Four wheel driving is a popular activity in the reserve and is also one of the most
significant threats to the reserve’s cultural and natural values. Impacts on significant
cultural, geoconservation, flora and fauna values are extensive throughout the area.
There are concerns about the extent of the track network as well as the scale of land
degradation at some sites. The coastal parts of the reserve are most heavily impacted
by off-road vehicle.

Please respect the environment so that 4WD enthusiasts can continue to enjoy this area for many years to come.

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The Arthur Pieman area is a popular place for recreation, particularly for the people of the North West Coast of Tasmania. Off road driving and riding on 4WD tracks and beaches, is a popular recreational activity. There are a multitude of opportunities for recreational driving in a place of natural and wild beauty. Other recreational pursuits include fishing, boating, surfing and skindiving to landbased activities such as camping, hunting, bushwalking, photography, nature study and horse riding.

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Please Note:

Vehicles must stay on the hard sand below the high tide mark so as not to disturb nesting birds, other wildlife or vegetation. The end of the beach run is at the boundary of Sundown Point State Reserve.

In this area:
  • Camping
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Bushwalking
  • Tarkine
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Please note all distances listed on this website are approximations only.