Trip Reports

Stories from the road less travelled
  • Driving the Canning Stock Route

    Posted on: 18/04/17

    Canning Stock Route track

    Running for 1850km through Outback Western Australia, the Canning Stock Route is one of the world's most challenging and remote 4WD tracks.

  • A Week in Cape Leveque

    Posted on: 17/10/16

    Red outback track and blue ocean at Kooljaman in Cape Leveque

    North of Broome in Western Australia is the northernmost tip of the Dampier Peninsula: Cape Leveque. Our Map Patrol delved into this stunning region on their latest Kimberley expedition, and captured some photos that show why Cape Leveque is known as the place 'where the desert meets the sea'.

  • White Water in the Kimberley

    Posted on: 25/09/16

    Heading down the Hann River in the Kimberley

    The Kimberley is defined by its network of gorges and waterways, so to get to the heart of this wild frontier, Mike Collister took to the water on a 14-day kayaking adventure.

  • Driving to Hell in South Africa

    Posted on: 24/05/16
    baviaanskloofAfter spending more than a year exploring Australia’s most remote places in their trusty Troopy, adventure travellers Reen and Helga packed up their things and headed off to explore a continent even wilder than Australia: Africa.
  • Ian Glover in Cape York

    Posted on: 04/02/16

    LandCruiser 200 in Cape York Map Patrol

    After spending six weeks exploring Cape York to update our atlas and guide for the region, automotive journalist Ian Glover ruminates on how the Cape is constantly changing while somehow retaining its wild appeal.

  • The Last Car Through the Gibb River Road

    Posted on: 12/01/16

    The last car through the Gibb River Road

    With the Kimberley in front of them and the Wet Season hot on their heels, Reen and Helga decided to try their luck and test their mettle as the last car through the revered Gibb River Road.

  • Wilsons Promontory: Exploring the Mainland's Southernmost Point

    Posted on: 21/12/15

    Wilsons Promontory is a beautiful national park for hiking.

    After the Tip’s tropical beaches and Steep Point’s sheer cliffs, David Priddis’ lap of Australia took him to a very different extremity of the country’s mainland: Wilsons Promontory.

  • Fraser Island: Exploring the World's Largest Sand Island

    Posted on: 30/10/15

    Exploring Fraser Island with Reen and Helga, who are travelling around Australia in their Troop Carrier

    Travelling around Australia in their trusty Troop Carrier, explorers Reen and Helga couldn't pass up the opportunity to experience the world's largest and most iconic sand island.

  • Steep Point: The Most Westerly Point of the Australian Mainland

    Posted on: 16/10/15

    Camping at Steep Point, the westernmost point of the Australian mainland.

    While the off-road masses journey to reach the northernmost tip of Australia in Cape York, its westernmost cousin quietly amazes those who make the trip out to Steep Point in Western Australia.

  • The Map Patrol in the Simpson Desert

    Posted on: 05/09/14

    The Map Patrol spent over a week mapping and exploring the Simpson Desert and the surrounding Australian Outback.

    A team of six Map Patrol explorers spent a week exploring the Simpson Desert to gather information for Hema’s mapping database, testing more advanced data capture techniques and the new technologies for doing so in the process.