Experience the remote splendour of the Victorian outback by 4WD. No 'off-track' driving is permitted in the outback national parks in this region, but there is still a vast network of dirt tracks to be explored with a 4WD vehicle. Bring your own or hire a vehicle in one of the major towns in the north-west of the region such as Mildura or Swan Hill and discover the Australian outback.
For a relaxing and inspiring 4WD journey, set out on the 2-3 day River Red Gum Drive. Travel across the Murray River floodplains, making your way through winding forest trails, past sandy beaches and lagoons, diverse wildlife and Ramsar listed reserves.
Please note that preparation and experience are generally essential for 4WD touring and driving off bitumen roads in this area. Make sure you obtain maps along with safety and interpretive information from a Visitor Information Centre in Mildura or Swan Hill before you depart.
Mungo National Park
Approximately 700km from Melbourne, the Mungo National Park offers enthusiasts numerous 4WD sandy bush tracks.
One of the best routes to follow:
Loop Drive around Walls of China
Start: From the Visitor Information Centre
Grade: Medium (dry weather only)
River Red Gum Drive
Experience the world's largest River Red Gum landscapes first hand on this 2-3 day trip.
Start: Torrumbarry Weir
Grade: Easy (dry weather only)