Fully updated and field checked, this third edition of 4WD Treks Close to Melbourne will take you on 20 of the best 4WD adventures within a couple of hours drive of the city. Whether you are looking for a leisurely day trip or a longer overnight jaunt, 4WD Treks Close to Melbourne is your indispensable companion to exploring secluded gold mining areas, historic towns, verdant forests and the many delightful mountains areas which surround Melbourne. Whether you are looking for an easy trek for a family outing or a serious off-road adventure, 4WD Treks Close to Melbourne is your passport to some of the best picnic, walking, camping, swimming, fishing and four-wheel drive destinations on Melbourne’s doorstep.
For Robert and Muriel Pepper, exploring the Melbourne region by 4WD is a fun activity they both enjoy, combining their passion of travel with the thrill of adventure. Nowadays they are accompanied by their two young daughters and more often than not, their friends too.
The Peppers are active members of two 4WD clubs and regularly organise trips and activities, both locally in the forests around Melbourne as well as further afield. Robert is a freelance motoring journalist specialising in off-road vehicles and a senior instructor with 4WD Victoria. He is the author of two previous Boiling Billy titles The 4WD Handbook and GPS Vehicle Navigation in Australia.