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Top Winter Family 4WD Holiday Destinations

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Whether you are looking to embrace the cold this winter with your family or escape it, Australia has some top-notch family 4WD destinations to choose from.


Cold Escapees


If you’re looking to escape the cold, why not take advantage of the warmer weather in sunny Queensland or the outback? There are some great spots that are well-suited to families, including:


Landcruiser Mountain Park


Land Cruiser Mountain Park is a 10,000 acre Wilderness Camping and 4wd Park less than 2 hours from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. It's the perfect place to learn new off road driving skills and have fun with the family at the same time with over 200km of tracks. Photo courtesy of 


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Platypus Flats


For a riverside adventure filled with swimming, paddling, fishing and wildlife spotting, try Platypus Flat campground in Nymboi-Binderay National Park near Dorrigo. Photo courtesy of


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Fraser Island


Visit Fraser Island to be dwarfed by the ancient, gravity defying rainforests growing out of only sand and to explore the freshwater lakes and spectacularsand formations of one of the most incredible islands on earth. Photo courtesy of 


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Embracers of winter chill:


If you would rather embrace the cold with open arms, why not take the family south to the Granite Belt or even plan a bigger trip to Tasmania? There are some fantastic tracks that come alive in winter around these parts, including:


Sundown National Park


Sundown is a rugged wilderness area of spectacular sharp ridges and steep-sided gorges. The Severn River and its tributaries, woodland birds and remains of pastoral and mining heritage can be discovered via maintained walking tracks, challenging remote walks or the four-wheel-drive (4WD) track. Image courtesy of


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Barrington Tops National Park


Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed rainforests of Barrington Tops National Park. Easy walks, overnight hikes, great picnic, fishing and camping spots await. Image courtesy of


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If you plan on not letting winter get in the way of your next 4WD trip, make sure you give our team of tyre specialists a call on 1300 COOPER to discuss which Cooper tyre is best suited to your vehicle and driving needs.


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