Western Australia is known for having lots and lots of space. Perth has one of the most active 4WD communities around because we have so many great tracks to explore across the state. The coast and inland areas are playgrounds for off road enthusiasts and visitors come from miles around, even as far as the other side of the country, to visit Western Australia’s best 4WD spots.
Here are a few of our favourite spots to give you inspiration for the next big adventure:
Around 330km south of Perth in the picturesque South West region, Warren National Park and the larger D’Entrecasteaux National Parks offer a whole heap of off road tracks close to Pemberton. With exhilarating river crossings and tracks winding through the majestic Karri and Eucalyptus forests you are sure to have a great time exploring the region. In winter the forest tracks can get muddy and the rivers swolen, but the area still provides great 4×4 adventures year-round.
Spend some more time in the region and you can visit other 4WD spots like Marlimup Beach, Meerup River, Lake Jasper, and Yeagarup Dunes.
Around an hour south of Perth in the Peel region is Yalgorup National Park and the famous Preston Beach. With a range of accommodation options and a great reputation among Perth’s 4WD community you are sure to find like-minded folk around Preston Beach. You can 4WD north or south quite a way along the soft sand, eventually ending up in nearby Preston, Myalup, Binningup, or the exit at Buffalo Road.
White Hills Beach
White Hills Beach is fairly close to Preston Beach, offering a great beach drive starting with some fun sand dunes. To get to the beach, drive south along Old Coast Road until you come to White Hills Road then follow it until you can see the beach. This is a good spot to let down the tyres before you tackle a couple of big dunes and end up by the water.
Keep in mind dune access is prohibited along the beach but there are some great opportunities for beach-combing 4WD enthusiasts, including Seal Rock a couple of kilometres north of the entrance (we recommend avoiding the limestone outcrop at high tide as it can get a bit dicey).
Staying in Yalgorup National Park, Tim’s Thicket is a great spot to let your vehicle run free along the sand. Tim’s Thicket is a great family spot to have lunch, go for a swim, or take a short drive along the beach. At low water there are some rocky outcrops you can navigate around – you can even turn the adventure in to a loop by including White Hills Beach to the south.
The Robson Brothers team have all been active members of the 4×4 community going back decades and between us have seen just about every known spot in the state. Come in and see us before you set off on your next off road adventure to make sure the Land Cruiser is fully serviced and ready for anything you might throw at it.