Four-wheel driving is built into the Queensland psyche; with such a spectacular state to explore, it's not hard to see why. Nobody knows better than the members of the QLD 4x4 Club, who have been championing the needs of their community for 50 years.
The reopening of the Victorian High Country seasonally closed tracks, bringing a rush of explorers keen to sample this alpine delight. For the Map Patrol, this event marked the finalisation and release of our new High Country detailed 1:100k Map series and what better location to launch this product but at the historic Dargo
We were lucky enough to interview the Land Cruiser 4WD Club Victoria. Formed in 1973, today the Club enjoys a growing membership above 700 members. Owners of all 4WD are welcome, although most members drive Land Cruisers. Pre- covid the club runs around 70 4WD trips each year, however, currently, they have been holding regular zoom meetings, but are looking forward to getting back into the swing of things in early 2021.
Many of Victoria's regional economies are feeling the pinch of strong travel restrictions, compounded by bushfires earlier this year. To help those regions dependant on tourism to recover, the state have announced a $465-million Tourism Recover Package that includes significant spending on infrastructure.