• 4WD area in Litchfield National Park

  • Morning Tea on the track

  • Early Morning


4WDA now has a dedicated office situated in Hobart Tasmania.

The office first became functional on Monday 14-5-2018. I have not been involved in setting up a new office for a non - government entity before and as such have learnt a great deal as this has been from scratch. There is no template or magic wand to wave for this to happen you just step into the breach and hope the gun goes off the right way so to speak.

We have just started our busiest time of year for permits on the Canning Stock Route & Nyangumarta highway (Kidson Track) and as such I am dealing with quite a number of permits that need checking per day. There are several different types of questions that are being asked day to day. A small sprinkling of these are road closures, can I fly a drone over the CSR? How much fuel will I use? etc etc, the answers to these and many more could make or break some ones trip of a life time and for these lucky souls that are going out into our beautiful outback and experincing these trips the right answer could be life saving.

If you are a frequent visitor or new to the 4WDA website please keep an eye out for a few new pages and news events that will appear over time as soon as they can be completed. I have a few things in mind like a tips for travallers page, (general & specific) dedicated page to starting a new club with all the downloadable meeting templates etc.

If you have any suggestions or comments you would like to make, please dont hesitate to drop me an email: office@4wda.org.au  or go to the contact page on the website and use the form provided. All comments & suggestions will be looked at favourably and dealt with in a timely manner.

Keep the shiny side up!

Chris Chatterton

ANFWDC Office Administrator.

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Canning Stock Route

 The section between Well 25 and Well 26 remains closed.  It remains underwater.  Image below.  We recommend using the detour through Karlamilyi National Park (Well 23 (GJ Bore) through Karlamilyi National Park, through to Kunawarritji Well 33.




Canning Stock Route
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Frazer Coast Expo
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