Four-wheel driving fans value Victoria's ruggedly diverse national and state parks for the extensive track network and spectacular scenery. From short day trips to extended four-wheel drive touring through desert, mountains, rainforest and snow, different routes cater for all levels of skill and expertise. In addition to the state and national parks managed by Parks Victoria, an extensive network of tracks in state forests is managed by the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA), including Wombat, Toolangi-Black Range, Mount Disappointment, Thompson River and East Gippsland forests.
Places to 4WD
The best way to enjoy four-wheel driving is by joining one of the many four wheel driving clubs in Victoria. Contact Four Wheel Drive Victoria for more information or check out 4WD trails in Victoria's state and national parks.
4WD in Alpine National Park
Four-wheel drive the secluded reaches of the park over towering alpine ridgelines, through lush river valleys and unforgettable alpine scenery.
Wyperfeld National Park
Located in the flat, semi-arid north-western corner of Victoria, Wyperfeld is one of Australia's most fascinating national parks.
Murray-Sunset National Park
Murray-Sunset National Park is home to the famous Pink Lakes. This remote and unspoilt corner of northwestern Victoria draws photographers from all over the world. Explore the islands of the Murray River by four-wheel drive in dry weather or by canoe after rain – and camp under starry skies.
Victoria's Iconic 4WD Adventures
With Victoria's Iconic 4WD Adventures, you can experience six of the very best four wheel drive touring routes, with tracks for everyone from the experienced driver to the relative novice.
Need to know
Seasonal road closures
Many roads and tracks are seasonally closed to vehicle traffic each year. These tracks are closed to vehicles for visitor safety, to maintain water quality and prevent erosion during the wetter months as rain and snow softens the tracks, making them vulnerable to damage.
Boating and sailing
Take to the waves of Port Phillip and see Victoria's coast from the water or sail inland lakes and rivers by boat or charter.
Whether you’re after a gentle stroll or something long-distance, there are walking trails to suit all levels of fitness and ability.
Canoeing and Kayaking
Canoeing and kayaking are great ways to explore beautiful waterways. Enjoy the tranquility and spot wildlife that hikers don’t normally see.
Explore the landscape on horseback to appreciate the solitude and peace of the natural environment. Victoria's parks offer a variety of horse riding experiences.