Why 4wd Camper Hire

2wd Campers Can’t go on 57% of Australia’s Roads

4wd camper hire needed for rough roads
The problem with 2wd campers is that they are not allowed to travel on dirt roads.
Around 467,00km of Australia’s 823,000km of roads are unpaved.
That’s 57% of roads that a 2wd camper can’t go on!

Hire a 4wd Campervan and all 823,000km are your playground.

On top of that there is all the wonderful destinations, dirt tracks, sand tracks and beaches that are on private property and not included in these stats. Without 4wd camper hire, you are missing out on over half the country.

4wd camper hire from DarwinIn the Northern Territory alone there is about 36,000km of roads and about 19,00km are dirtthat’s 52% ! On top of that the NT has a greater proportion of private properties that allow tourists to drive on them than most other states. Lets face it, if you really want to see the greatest parts of the Northern Territory, you are going to have to go dirt. That means a 4wd camper hire Darwin!

Even some of the major trourist attractions like Kings Canyon and The Olgas near Uluru have dirt tracks around and it only takes one heavy downpour and a 2wd will be easily trapped. Head to some of the greatest attractions surrounding Darwin, like Kakadu and Litchfield national parks, and your journey will be significantly more boring having to stick to the over-touristed paved areas in a 2wd campervan.

4wd camper hire - kings canyon

Darwin and the Northern Territory are some of the most rugged & beautiful places in Australia and the world. To understand and truly experience it’s heart beat, you have to get off the bitumen. NEVER leave the sealed roads in a 2wd vehicle. You will be surprised how easily they become stuck. With only 48% of roads sealed in the NT, a real adventure is ONLY going to happen in a 4wd camper.

Get Off the Beaten Track with 4wd Camper Hire

If you are going to get all the way to the Northern Territory, you might as well go some different places from the rest of the 2wd pack whilst you are there. Here’s just a couple of ideas you might not know about….

The Savannah Way

The Savannah Way is Australia’s 4wd adventure track that links Cairns on the Queensland  coast in the east to Broome on the Western Australia coast and traverses straight across the Northern Territory. There are numerous places in the NT join the track and then have the adventure of your life heading either to Qld or W.A. Do it as a one way hire and drop your 4wd camper hire off at your destination. In the dry season, there are enough people doing this track that there is regularly help coming along it you need but not so many people that you will ever be in a crowd.

4wd Campervan Hire - savannah way


Binns Track

4wd camper hire - binns track mountains

Photograph thanks to www.australiasomuchtosee.com

The Binns Track starts down near the South Australian border with the Northern Territory at Mount Dare and heads north around 2200km to Timber Creek. In the process is shows the changing nature of the Northern Territory landscape and highlights takes you on a track through some of the lesser known and touristed national parks. It is a well signposted track. From Timber Creek you can join the Savannah Way or stick to the black stuff for a while and head to Western Australia or Darwin. If you head are heading south from picking up your 4wd camper in Darwin, this track can be you launching pad in to Adelaide, then on to Melbourne.


4wd camper hire from Darwin can be the greatest adventure of your life. The Northern Territory is there to be enjoyed by those who a willing to do things a little different, grab life by the scruff of neck and shake it. If you are coming all the way to Australia from overseas, or going all the way to Darwin from within Australia, don’t just stick to the restrictive 48% of sealed road of the Northern Territory. Get a 4wd campervan and really get out there and explore. To find out the best 4wd camper hire companies, follow this link.

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