Four Wheel Drive vehicles at Ordinance Point, Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area
4WD vehicles Ordinance Point, Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area

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Drive to long lonely beaches, waterfalls and rainforests and enjoy the natural beauty that Tasmania has to offer.

To make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience, and to preserve these locations, please follow the off road vehicle Code of Conduct on reserved and Crown land.

  1. Obey all signs and other instructions issued by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS).
  2. Respect the natural and cultural values of the reserves.
  3. Keep wildlife wild. Stop and look, but never disturb.
  4. Keep to formed vehicle tracks.
  5. Clean your vehicle thoroughly prior to entering reserved land. This will reduce the potential of introducing soil-borne diseases and weeds.
  6. Adopt Leave No Trace camping and driving practices.
  7. Check with local Parks and Wildlife staff about permit and pass requirements.
  8. Plan ahead and lodge trip details with a responsible person.
  9. Always carry additional water and food in case of delay or vehicle breakdown.
  10. Support off-road touring as a recreational activity. Consider joining a four-wheel or off-road vehicle club. Contact 4WD Tasmania​ for club contacts visit:

All vehicles (including but not limited to cars, motorbikes, quadbikes, side-by-sides) must be registered and all drivers must be licensed when driving in reserves. 

Some tracks require special authorisation, available from local PWS offices. This includes the Arthur-Pieman Recreational Drivers Pass required for driving on, off road tracks in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area. For tracks located within a national park, a National Park Pass is required to be purchased for the vehicle.

Be aware that facilities vary in each location, generally requiring travellers to be self-sufficient and well-equipped. Please find detailed information relating to each of these tracks on the links below. 

4WD Track basic location map of Tasmania

4WD Track map of Tasmania

  1. Bridport to Bellingham 4WD Traverse
    A challenging coastal drive from Bridport to Bellingham.
  2. Climies Track
    Climies Track is a challenging four-wheel drive adventure along the remote wild west coast of Tasmania.
  3. East Coast Forest Roads
    Highlights of the East Coast Forest Roads are the coastal and forest scenery and visits to the Lost Falls, Meetus Falls and Hardings Falls.
  4. East West Trail - Wellington Park
    Located in Wellington Park above Hobart, the East West Trail provides spectacular views across the Derwent and Huon valleys and into the southern Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
  5. Jefferys Track - Wellington Range
    Crossing the Wellington Ranges Protected Area, spectacular views of the Huon and Derwent valleys can be found from the Jefferys Track.
  6. Mount McCall Track
    The one-day return drive on the Mount McCall Track takes you into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.
  7. Peron Dunes
    Peron Dunes has been set aside for recreational off-road adventure and fun. A wide beach and high dunes are used by a variety of recreational vehicles.
  8. Sandy Cape Track
    Hugging the wild west coast in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, the Sandy Cape Track is remote and takes in the windswept landscape. An APCA Recreational Driver Pass​ is required for this track.
  9. Southport Lagoon
    Take a slow, rocky one-hour drive in to beautiful Southport Lagoon, a popular location for kayaking and boaters.
  10. Lake Spicer Track Located on the west coast this track passes close to Lake Rolleston.
  11. Sawback Range Track follows old mining and timber routes within the Adamsfield Conservation Area.

If you are planning your first 4WD trip, consider taking a 4WD course in your own vehicle to become familiar with using recovery gear. 

For safety information and some sound advice on four-wheel driving techniques, why not watch the Recreational Driving Video​ before you head off?  ​​