Fraser’s Magnificent Seven

Guest blog by Danielle Lancaster

Travel author/photographer Danielle Lancaster gives an insight to her seven ‘must sees’ on the world-renowned Fraser Island.

Below is an overview of each ‘must see’ plus the Lat/Long coordinates and more contacts.

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Top Tips for Vehicle Based Camping by Robert Pepper

Guest blog and images by Robert Pepper

We welcome freelance motoring journalist, author, photographer and driver trainer Robert Pepper. Based in Melbourne, Robert specialises in offroad vehicles and navigation. His books include: GPS Vehicle Navigation in Australia, The 4WD Handbook and 4WD Treks Close to Melbourne.  Robert has had over 400 articles and twice judged Overlander 4WD magazine’s 4WDOTY annual awards and is the Australian correspondent for Land Rover World and 4X4 Magazine. We look forward to more form Robert in the future. We look forward to more blogs from Robert in the future.

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Win a Fraser Island Holiday!

Congratulations Lucy Dee!

Here’s your chance to win a #Fraserisland Holiday thanks to #bluedogphotography
 and #kingfisherbay 

To enter, simply:
1. Like our QLD 4WD Treks Facebook Page, this post, and please feel free to share if you like and
2. Like the Kingfisher Bay Resort Facebook Page
3. Like our Bluedog Photography Page

Fraser Island lies just 314km from Brisbane’s CBD and is a must-see 4WD trek on any east coast itinerary.  The island deserves more than a day and beautiful Kingfisher Bay Resort is the perfect place to base yourself and follow our recommended 4WD treks – including the 61km Fraser Island Inland Track tour recommended in Chapter 18.

Your prize includes:
2 nights’ accommodation at Kingfisher Bay Resort
Vehicle ferry transfer from River Heads
Signed copy of ‘4WD Treks Close to Brisbane’
Total value $590.00

The prize is subject to availability and is not available during school or public holidays or peak periods.

Competition closes: 16th January 2014 at 2pm (Queensland AEST) and winner will be randomly drawn.

Good luck everyone!

*This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.

Bluedog Photography-Kingfisher Bay Fraser Island Tour Dates Announced!
Friday 12th September – Monday 15th September 2014

Join Danielle Lancaster discovering some of her much-loved photography haunts on Fraser island!
More info at: Bluedog-Kingfisher Fraser Island

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Driving through Amamoor State Forest

Update from Queensland NPWS Re Amamoor State Forest

For Amamoor Creek Camping Area, Cedar Grove Camping Area and Amama Day Use Area

‘Open fires must not be lit anywhere in the above mentioned protected areas.

Open fires are defined as: wood fires that are not fully self-contained, including open campfires, braziers, drums, other open containers, and QPWS supplied fire-rings and barbeques.

The fire prohibition is in place due to a Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFSQ) imposed fire ban. It will remain in place until the risk of wildfire moderates.

Permitted cooking and heating appliances include fuel stoves using manufactured fuels (e.g. LPG, hexamine fuel blocks, briquettes or heat beads): • Off the ground (recommended minimum height 200mm) and should not result in ash or coal deposit on the ground. • Must be a fully self-contained unit (e.g. ‘Ozpig’ heating appliance). • Must be well away from vegetation.

Visitors must comply with fire prohibition guidelines and directions of QPWS rangers—penalties may apply ‘

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Wishing those in NSW all the best!

Sending out our thoughts for all those affected and fighting the bush fires raging in New South Wales at the moment.

For up to date news on the fires visit:

Please stay safe!

Featured image: Blackened: The wreckage in Yellow Rock, Blue Mountains. Photo: Dallas Kilponen





Driving on Moreton

Moreton Island Update

Update from Queensland NPWS re Moreton Island

Update from Queensland NPWS re Moreton Island:

‘The sand roads on Moreton Island are currently soft, dry and boggy. Please ensure that you prepare your vehicle before arriving on the island and bring your own recovery gear. Tyres should be deflated whilst on the vehicle barge. Engage 4WD at all times. There is no vehicle recovery service or mechanic available on the island.’

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Cooloola's Coloured Sands

Welcome to 4WDCTB


4WD Treks Close To BrisbaneWelcome to the first edition of 4WD Treks Close to Brisbane!

It’s been a great pleasure researching the tracks in this edition from leisurely drives to challenging off-road experiences.

A huge thank you to the many who assisted with this project.

We hope you enjoy the drives and exploring around Brisbane and our following blogs with tips, news, reviews and more.

Kind regards Danielle Lancaster

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