Changes to the 2020 Variety 4WD Adventure
We are committed to protecting the health of our community, flattening the curve and playing our part in safeguarding those most vulnerable. We are closely monitoring new information and following the advice from the Department of Health regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus).
To this end, we have determined that the 2020 Variety 4WD Adventure, which was due to depart Mildura Sunday 24 May, will not be going ahead.
One thing we do know in these unprecedented times is that our Variety kids and families are among some of the most vulnerable in our community. They will be, and are already feeling the impacts of this crisis.
Now more than ever our Variety kids need us. And we need you.
We will update this page and our socials as soon as a new date is confirmed and hope you’ll join us for an even bigger and better Variety 4WD Adventure in 2021!
We are extremely grateful to everyone involved and we would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our committee and officials – Corinne, Wayne, Murray, Alun and Ben.
Suited to anyone with an adventurous spirit who takes pleasure in the great outdoors, the event caters for both experienced and in-experienced 4WDers alike. The event is supported by an experienced team of staff and officials, boasting over 70 years’ experience on the Variety 4WD Adventure. Radio communications, mechanical assistance and a scout to check the tracks are all there to ensure that you are safe. But most importantly they are there to make sure you have fun! If you think you would enjoy 13 days of adventure, exploring Australia’s great outdoors with other like-minded people, then this is the trip for you!
There’s nothing else like the Variety 4WD Adventure!
We'll be heading into classic 4WD territory - we’re talking desert, outback tracks and our most famous rock - Uluru!
Mildura VIC to Silverton, NSW
After a rip-roaring Welcome Night Dinner in Mildura, we hit the back roads early as we head to Silverton. Once a booming silver mining town, Silverton is now a place where you will find fascinating heritage and plenty of Outback charm.
Silverton NSW to Cameron Corner, QLD
It's all dirt and sandy tracks today as we head north along the mail route to Cameron Corner where the States of Queensland, New South Wales & South Australia meet. Here you can also see the Dingo Fence, stretching over 5,500 kms long.
Cameron Corner, QLD to Innamincka, SA
This trips let you experience some of the most remote towns in Australia, and with a population of just 44, Innamincka fits the bill. A pub, an airstrip and the mighty Cooper Creek await!
Innamincka, SA to Birdsville, QLD
You haven't really experienced the Aussie Outback unless you've visited one of our most famous Outback towns, Birdsville. Once a notorious place through which cattle drovers moved their stock, Birdsville is now a thriving town.
Day 5 - 7
Camping, Simpson Desert, Nt
To give you a true Outback experience, in 2020 we will be spending 3 nights camping in the vast Simpson Desert, home to some of Australia's best 4WD tracks. With dunes up to 15 metres high set against bright blue skies, these tracks are both challenging and memorable.
Mt Dare, SA
Mt. Dare, on the western edge of the Witjira National Park, features one of the most remote hotels in Australia, the Mt. Dare Hotel, which used to be run as a cattle station until the area was turned into the Witjira National Park in 1984.
Mt Dare, SA to Alice Springs, NT
Iconic Australia just keeps on coming on this trip! Today we arrive in the remote town of Alice Springs, halfway between Adelaide and Darwin (both of which are 1500 kms away). Alice lives up to it's name as the beating heart of Australia's Red Centre.
Alice Springs, NT to Palm Valley, NT
Palm Valley is located within the 46,000 hectare Finke Gorge National Park. Apart from the adventure of driving along the oldest river in the world, Palm Valley is a maze of sandstone amphitheatres, pinnacles, stunning gorges and, of course, palms!
Palm Valley, NT to Kings Canyon, NT
Today we go on a drive out to Watarrka National Park, home of Kings Canyon a majestic destination featuring 100m high sandstone walls, palm-filled crevices and views that stretch across the desert.
Kings Canyon, NT to Uluru, NT
There’s a lot to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta. We'll be dirt driving, exploring geological marvels, immersing ourselves in Anangu culture and sitting back and soaking up the serenity of Australia's most famous icon, Uluru.
It's a very special final night dinner overlooking the rock tonight as we re-live memories of our epic journey across Outback Australia, present awards and kick up our heels with friends new and old!
On Road Support
The event is supported by an experienced team of staff and officials, boasting over 70 years’ experience on the Variety 4WD Adventure. Radio communications are between each car, so you always know what’s going on, mechanical assistance in case you have any troubles, and a scout to check the tracks to ensure you know about any unexpected conditions. What about before the event? We can advise you on how to prepare your car! Variety also runs a number of fundraising opportunities during the year to fundraise for your car, such as corner collections and auctions at our other events.
What Can I Expect?
Fun days and nights
As you take in some of the country’s best tracks and scenery, make new friends with Variety’s famous fun stops and games along the way (and party-filled nights)!
Full on-road support
You’ll never be left on the Variety 4WD Adventure! Our team has over 70 years 4WDing experience behind them. Radio communications, mechanical assistance and a scout to check the tracks are all there to ensure that you are safe. But most importantly they are there to make sure you have fun!
We take care of everything
Meals, accommodation, stunning track itineraries and exploring local areas with knowledge – sign up and we’ll take care of you! We assist you with advice on how to prepare your car and help you reach your fundraising goals!
It’s easy to enter the Variety 4WD Adventure! We have lot’s of resources to help you get off the beaten track and we’re here to support you along the way! The minimum
requirement to enter is $3,660. This is made up of a $660 inc GST registration fee and donations of $3000 to help kids in need across Victoria. What makes this adventure special? You get to meet some of the children you have directly assisted as we travel through this great state!
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