Updated: Mar 4
This January, we launch our inaugural monthly blog post profiling on some of the gnarliest, scenic and downright fun 4wd tracks around Australia!
For our first ever Track of the Month profile, we have selected Robertson's Creek Fireline Track. Rated Very Hard as at 22 Feb, this track is an adrenaline junkies dream.
Steep grades? Check.
Massive boulders and slabs? Check.
Amazing forest scenery? Check.
Potential panel damage? ....Check!
Situated in the beautiful Bunyip State Park in Victoria's inner East (1 hour drive from Melbourne), the track offers multiple obstacles, clustered in 2 distinct sections - the first near the beginning (West end) and the second near the mid-point of the track.
Those attempting this track will be met with wombat holes (hello wheel lift!), giant stone slabs, and picturesque tree filled forest scenery. Numerous narrow passages mean panel damage should be considered but CAN be avoided for the careful 4wder.
We recommend that any vehicle attempting this track (travelling uphill, West to East) be equipped with a rear locker at minimum and ideally a front locker also. All-terrains or mud tyres are a must, and whilst we tried it whilst dry, the track will be significantly more difficult after rain. Any vehicles without low range gears should not attempt this track.
To plan your next trip around this awesome track and get the latest track grade info, download the free Newtracs iOS app or check out our live map. Upgrade to a premium subscription to unlock other useful track info including recent traffic, average time to complete, and the date someone last visited the track. Be sure to also check local authorities for emergency park and track closures before you travel (for example via the Vicroads website).
Have fun and stay safe!