Stay a bit longer, explore a bit more, travel a bit further. Discover our outback secret.
For those with a passion for adventure, perhaps also with a 4 wheel drive, Hindmarsh really comes into its own. This area is unique in providing a range of desert 4 wheel driving experiences without the need to travel for weeks across Australia, and with the added safety of being less remote (don’t assume constant mobile phone service though! Check your carrier’s coverage when planning your trip).
A great place to start for planning your 4 wheel drive adventure is to download the Wimmera Mallee Tourism 4x4 brochure. This brochure gives information on various tracks, important safety tips, and provides a useful map of the region.
These experiences range from the Murrayville Track that can be traversed easily by AWD family vehicles (during dry conditions), to the Border Track that has sand dune crossings as challenging as any you would find across the Simpson Desert!
Visit the Parks Victoria website for information on the multitude of short and extended walk options within the Little Desert and Wyperfeld National Parks.
Not all of Hindmarsh is desert and sand, and being relatively flat it is the perfect place to do some bike riding. There is plenty of opportunity to get away from the main roads and enjoy a peaceful ride amongst the farmlands. A great way to get a feel for rural life and witness broad-acre agriculture first hand.
Your 4x4 Adventure
The Hindmarsh region has many great opportunities to try out desert driving. Give your family an ‘Outback’ adventure, right here in Victoria. MORE