Like a child jumping in puddles, driving through muddy tracks in your brand new 4×4 is very tempting at first glance. While it may be the most fun you’ve had all week, the tears of joy can quickly turn into disaster if proper care isn’t taken. Mud can vary from black silt to brown clay to salt pan, and every mud track is different so precaution must be exercised to ensure you don’t damage your 4WD or any vital underbody components.
Off-roading through the Australian bush is an exhilarating experience. There’s a sense of freedom and pride in being isolated, however it’s vital that you come prepared. Anything can happen when roaming through the scrub, none of which are more common than getting a punctured tyre. You could always change your punctured tyre with the spare, but there’s always a chance that another tyre can go flat and then you’dhave two damaged tyres.
While Uluru is a majestic Australian icon, it’s actually not the biggest rock in Australia. Mount Augustus which is located in Western Australia’s Mount Augustus National Park is roughly double the size of Uluru and holds the throne as the ‘largest rock in the world’. What’s even more interesting it that only one-third of the rock is visible from the ground! Rising 860 metres from the surrounding plains (or 1,106 metres from sea level), Mount Augustus covers almost 5,000 hectares and is 8km long and 5km wide.