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Do You Need A 4WD To Drive Around Australia

In the past few weeks I’ve had several people email or Facebook message me asking if it’s really necessary to have a 4WD to drive around Australia . . .

A few decades ago the answer would have been almost certainly YES . . .

But these days it isn’t as critical as it once was.

National Highway One runs right around the country and it is sealed all the way so you can definitely drive around Australia and never get your tyres dirty.

There are plenty of backpackers in Hiace vans and old Falcons & Commodores and other travellers in motorhomes who are getting out and seeing Australia without a 4WD.

But . . . in my opinion, they are missing some of the best this country has to offer.

There are just so many great places to go that DO need a 4WD that you will want to explore once you get out there.

And given that doing ‘The Big Lap’ for most people is once in a lifetime experience, why wouldn’t you want to be able to do and see everything when you have the Read the rest of this entry