Create your own legendary bush adventure by experiencing the vast expanse of the Victorian outback by 4WD. While no 'off-track' driving is permitted in the outback national parks to protect the natural landscape, there is a vast network of rugged dirt tracks for the adventurous explorer. Bring your own car or hire a vehicle in one of the major towns in the north-west of the region such as Mildura or Swan Hill.

Start your 4WD journey with a three day River Red Gum Drive. Look out for native wildlife and hold on to your seats as you cross the Murray River floodplains. Wind your way through forest trails, past serene sandy beaches, lagoons and internationally recognised reserves.

Before you start your Victorian outback adventure, note that preparation and experience driving on rough terrain are essential. Make sure you obtain maps with safety and interpretive information from a visitor information centre in Mildura or Swan Hill before you depart.

Recommended routes

Mungo National Park
Navigate desert bush tracks and sand dunes at Mungo National Park. Approximately 700 kilometres from Melbourne, the Mungo National Park is one of the best destinations for the ultimate outback experience.

Try out one of the following routes:

Loop Drive around Walls of China
Be surrounded by the dramatic views around the 33-kilometre crescent of the Walls of China in Mungo National Park. Part of the World Heritage area of Willandra Lakes, the sand dunes are caused by erosion sculpting the sand and clay into dramatic formations.
Start: From the visitor information centre 
Track: Sand
Grade: Medium (dry weather only)
Distance: 70km

River Red Gum Drive
Experience the world's largest River Red Gum landscapes first hand on this 2-3 day trip and take in changing views of the Murray River.
Start: Torrumbarry Weir
Track: Clay
Grade: Easy (dry weather only)
Distance: 354km


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