Four-wheel driving in summer is great for a lot of reasons: you can stay inside the car to escape the blistering heat; you can see some of Australia’s most stunning coastal scenery without getting sand everywhere; and you can usually avoid big crowds by venturing that bit further along the path less travelled.
Much like the sands of Fraser Island in Queensland, this track warrants a certain level of caution. But apart from their sandy similarities, the Robe Beach Run track is remarkably different from Fraser Island – most noticeably the weather conditions, which often come with Antarctic winds!
The track takes around two hours to complete, and weaves from beachside to inland, providing views of bays and headlands, with steep inclines for you to tackle along the way.
If you still have a hankering for adventure, head an hour north to Coorong National Park for something a little more challenging. This dazzling pocket of the Limestone Coast is a favourite among four-wheel drivers, and there’s no shortage of activities for when you need to get out of the car for a bit – there’s kayaking, fishing, birdwatching and more! This is a remote region, so make sure you’re fully stocked with water, food, fuel and emergency supplies.