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As one of Australia's leading 4WD and Travel websites in Australia, we make it easy to research your next trip, 4WD and equipment, destinations and much more.
Join Allan Whiting as he shares news, 4WD reviews and his advice when tackling the outback.

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Scania P450XT 6X6 The Outback Travel Australia 4WD BUYERS GUIDE covers new and previous model vehicles. The 4WD Buyers Guide is updated regularly and you'll find shortcuts to our updates here in Recent Articles.

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LED Driving Lights Great night vision for a bargain price.

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A mini camper for minimalists We checked out the Euro-designed camping kit and found it very well sorted.

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About Outback Travel Australia

Established in 2009, Outback Travel Australia is owned and operated by Allan Whiting, with a great deal of assistance from the dedicated Outback Travel Australia team. Allan's career as a journalist spans many years; he considers himself fortunate to have been able to follow his passion for writing about trucks, sailing boats, four wheel drives, touring and camping.


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Outback Travel Australia Supporter Program

Supporters are people who appreciate our honest reporting, recognise the value of our work and realise that the free information provided on this website is not free to produce. Supporter contributions assist us to carry out real world testing of 4WD vehicles, aftermarket accessories, camping equipment. We aren't afraid to report it the way it is, good or bad!

As a supporter, you'll enjoy the benefit of being able to email or phone Allan Whiting directly for personalised advice and discussion on any 4WD or touring related topic, receive invitations to join the OTA team on camping trips, invitations to join us on informal off-road driver education days, to contribute ideas for articles on the website and to win prizes. 

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We sell advertising space on our website to help to defray the costs associated with presenting the the free information. We know how irritating advertising can be, especially if the products offered are not related to your interests. We try hard to offer advertising to relevant 4WD, Camping and Travel businesses that might be useful to you, our visitors. Wherever possible, please support our advertisers by initiating purchases through our website. It's easy, just click on the advertisements in the sidebar, top and bottom banners of all of our web pages. 

OTA Readers Comments

Thank you to all visitors who have sent us complimentary feedback, it's very satisfying knowing that we're helping you. Read all comments

Hi Allan. We just had a look at your web site which is jam-packed with info for the 4wdriver

Robin and Nola - Rooftop Maps, VIC

“I am writing to ask if we may use articles from this site to post in our Club magazine”

Ian B, Range Rover Club QLD

“I have an Australian travel website and in my safety section I have linked to your website article on safe winching as it was the best I had seen”

Judy M, Motherhen

“Allan, I've followed your work over many years since your bus days and always found your comments to be very sensible”

Peter S

Totally agree with your article on run-flat or space-saver spares. We have a Tiguan and live down about four kilometres of graded gravel road. We put a stone through the tread and thankfully were at home. So I changed to the space saver - but, no towing and limited to 80kmh! So I had to drive down to Nowra at 80km/h in a 100km/h zone, with the trucks wondering what the hell I was doing. Should be a Design Rule in Australia! Good article - well done!

Ralph R NSW, Spec Saver Spares

“Thanks Allan for another no-bullshit review. Love your style of reporting and please don't stop!”

Steve L, NSW

I love your site !!! It has reviews on utes and 4WDs that other sites don't. Trying to find another site with honest tests off road is almost impossible. Thank you and keep up the good work - Gary B, Andrews Farm, SA.

Gary B, Andrews Farm, South Australia