Outdoors

Cruising Cape York during the build-up

Cruising Cape

APART from the Chilli Beach/Iron Range area, coastal northeast Cape York doesn’t get a lot of attention from travellers. This is partly because of limited road access, but is likely also the result of the relentless southeasterly trade winds that blow for much of the dry season. They can make life fairly uncomfortable to say the least and blow a …

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Exploring Landcruiser Mountain Park

landcruiser mountain park

LANDCRUISER Mountain Park, the old-faithful, much-loved and extremely well-known four-wheel-drive park is situated at Jimna, an hour north of Kilcoy. This month we dive into not only our most recent trip to ‘Cruiser’ but also some of the reasons the 4WD community adores this spectacular property. With over 200km of tracks spread across 10,000 acres, Cruiser provides entertainment for everyone from …

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Camp oven porcupine meatballs recipe

meatballs

This camp oven porcupine meatballs recipe is well-seasoned and rich in tomato flavours. Such a delight when served on creamy mashed potato. Ingredients 1kg beef mince 2 x 420g tins tomato soup 3/4 cup long-grain rice, uncooked 700g passata sauce 4 tsp chicken stock powder 2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp smoky paprika 2 eggs 1 large onion, grated 2 …

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Customer satisfaction the key for Isuzu UTE Australia

Isuzu ute australia

THE latest research from Roy Morgan has further validated Isuzu UTE Australia’s continual drive for excellence in product reliability and after-sales service, with recent reports placing IUA second for the first four months of the year (January to April). Over the past year, IUA’s score was up 2.4 percent, taking it to 96.4 percent (to the end of April 2018), …

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Swan Gully Park 4WDing trip

Swan Gully Park

IF you’re chasing an adrenalin rush or want to go four-wheel-driving on some of the steepest, toughest tracks, then Swan Gully Park is for you. In the past month we made the hour-long drive from Brisbane out to Swan Gully with the single goal of driving a track I was forced to turn away from two years ago. To start …

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Isuzu D-Max delivers on all fronts

Isuzu

I’M sure plenty of readers, especially those in the trucking industry, are familiar with the Isuzu brand. This name has been synonymous with truck engines for over 100 years, however what you may not be aware of is the brand has also been producing diesel engines for 80 years. This is a pretty good pedigree in the engine-manufacturing game, especially …

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Picturesque drive to Queen Mary Falls

Queen Mary Falls

QUEEN Mary Falls is one of southeast Queensland’s most iconic day trip destinations. Located within Main Range National Park, this waterfall is one of those spectacular locations that satisfies the need for adventure. The trip to Queen Mary Falls is an extremely picturesque drive, though if travelling from Brisbane you will be cruising on blacktop to get there. However, don’t …

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Janowen Hills 4WD Park

Janowen Hills

Later in the day, we were cruising along when we heard a call over the UHF that one of the guys in our group had gone off on his own and found himself stuck in a rocky section with his steering completely locked up. Ben went to his aid while I talked him through a checklist of symptoms. I was …

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Easter ecstasy at Levuka 4×4 Park

milk carton levuka 4x4 park

Usual quiet sounds of the bush and birds chirping away were mixed with the squeals of young children enjoying Easter egg hunts all around. This day was extra special for me, as my mother was going to come four-wheel-driving with me. This day had a five-year build-up.I have spent an extraordinarily large amount of time trying to convince my mother …

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4WDing the Glasshouse Mountains

4wding glasshouse mountains

For novices, this track appears simply insane and undrivable, which alone motivates some very courageous (crazy?) people to attempt it. The bottom half of this track is called Little Red, and it also appears to be a pretty difficult track, however for those with some experience picking the right lines and with somewhat capable rigs, this track can be conquered …

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