The Minjerribah Recreation Area casts a net over all of Stradbroke Island’s best bits, including all the beaches that allow 4WDing, its camping areas and holiday parks.
Conondale NP is located 130km north of Brisbane in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and fences off a patch of gorgeous wilderness and challenging 4WD tracks perched amongst the peaks and troughs of the Great Dividing Range.
Sundown’s red dusty tracks and sparse vegetation lends a remote feel. You could almost be out on the edge of the outback, miles from anywhere.
Instead, the park sits just above the New South Wales border and is just three hundred clicks southwest of Brisbane’s CBD.
75 Mile Beach is located on Fraser Island’s east coast and, apart from the practically endless sand driving, you’ll be able to stop off at some of Fraser’s most famous landmarks, including the Maheno shipwreck, the Champagne Pools and Indian Head.
The Condamine Gorge Road is renowned for crossing the Condamine River 14 times, offering visitors the opportunity to practice and fine tune their water crossing technique under fairly tame conditions.
Carlisle’s western wanderings draw him into the deep Queensland outback. He finds that the best way to get to know a place is to visit its pub and talk to the locals.