With 8.4 million hectares of public land (of which 3.1 million hectares is State forest managed by DELWP's Forest Fire Management Victoria) and over 45,000km of roads and tracks, Victoria is a great place to explore by four wheel drive.
The best way to enjoy four-wheel driving is by joining one of the many four-wheel driving clubs in Victoria. The local knowledge and experience of the club environment enables those with less experience to explore new areas safely. Contact the Victorian Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs for more information.
We have designed a number of 4WD tours for you which link to some popular visitor attractions. Some of these touring routes and other useful four-wheel driving information are detailed in the Touring Routes tab above.
For information on the Victorian 4WD Strategy (2017-2021) click on the 4WD Strategy tab above.
Please note - Many four-wheel drive tracks are seasonally closed from 1 June to 1 November each year to protect water quality and prevent damage to the tracks over winter. Information on which tracks may be closed can be viewed on our interactive MapshareVic Map.
North East Victoria
Download the More To Explore app - With it's interactive maps and comprehensive information on 4WD touring routes, campsites, walks and other activities, and the ability to download maps for use when out of mobile range, the app is a valuable aid to those wishing to explore Victoria's 3.1 million hectares of State forests.
Places to visit includes a large number of Forest Notes with maps for you to design your own adventure.
Check Before you go for safety information.
Victoria has 8.4 million hectares of public land, managed predominantly by Parks Victoria (4.1 million hectares) and DELWP's Forest Fire Management Victoria (3.1 million hectares).
The Victorian Four Wheel Drive Strategy (2017-2021) looks to increase the recreational and regional economic benefit four wheel driving delivers to greater Victoria by better utilising our extensive and nationally significant 45,000 kilometres of recreational roads and tracks.
The vision for the strategy is:
Four wheel driving in Victoria provides fantastic benefits for people, communities and nature.
The strategy will guide the work of Victoria's ministerially appointed Four Wheel Drive Advisory Committee and all partner organisations over the next five years in delivering on our strategic vision for four wheel driving in Victoria.
The Four Wheel Drive Advisory Committee were appointed in 2015 by the then Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water to provide advice on 4WD policies, initiatives and strategies, and provide a forum for consultation and support on issues relating to 4WD use of public land.
The committee also facilitates interaction and partnerships between Four Wheel Drive Victoria, 4WD Clubs, the broader 4WD community, Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning. The committee consists of two representatives from each of Four Wheel Drive Victoria, the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning and Parks Victoria.