4x4 Videos of Australia

The Canning Stock Route is a journey through time

The Canning Stock Route is one of the best 4×4 adventures in Australia. The track is very isolated, 1700 kilometres through the deserts of Western Australia. Travellers need to be self sufficient, as there are only 2 small communities and one fuel dump to buy fuel or to top up any necessary food supplies. But […]

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The Adventure Travel Film Festival, the celebration of the world’s greatest adventure travellers

The Adventure Travel Film Festival, the celebration of the world’s greatest adventure travellers, was held once again in Bright, Victoria, in February. It was the fifth of these annual events. The Festival aims to inspire and motivate all travellers, experienced and not so experienced, to live the dream and take on their own adventures. This […]

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The Adventure Travel Film Festival returns in 2016

The Adventure Travel Film Festival, the celebration of the world’s greatest adventure travel films is on once again from 12-14 February 2016, in Victoria’s picturesque town of Bright. Promoting hardy travellers using cars, motorbikes or on foot, the festival seeks to inspire and motivate experienced and first time travellers to take on their own adventure. […]

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The Madigan Line – Part 2

Part 2 continues on from Part 1 of our Madigan Line adventure, in which we reached half way across the Simpson Desert to Madigan’s camp 11. From campsite 11 on the Madigan Line, the terrain became flatter with the dunes much smaller than before. The dunes may have been less challenging but the lumpiness in […]

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Navigation Aids and the Madigan Line

It’s important when travelling in the remote outback to have up to date maps and GPS devices, especially when you are somewhere as isolated as the Madigan Line, northern Simpson Desert. In the video Vic Widman explains about all the navigation aids he used to lead a convoy along the Madigan Line. He also used […]

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The Madigan Line, something different for the 4×4 adventurer

The Madigan Line follows the route taken by Cecil Madigan’s exploratory crossing of the Simpson Desert in 1939. Unlike the southern tracks across the Simpson, which are all in South Australia, Madigan’s crossing was mostly in the Northern Territory. And also, unlike the French Line, WAA Line and Rig Road, there is no formed track […]

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How rain can change a crossing of the Simpson Desert

It is quite amazing how rain, and it is often heavy rain, can completely change the adventure of crossing the Simpson Desert. I was talking to another traveller regarding our DVD Simpson Desert at the Explore Australia Expo in Melbourne, and it occurred to me that the year we filmed that trip – 2012 – […]

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