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Welcome to Outback Travel Australia

4WD and Remote Travel Information

As one of Australia’s leading 4WD and Travel websites, we make it easy to research your next trip, 4WD and equipment, destinations and much more. Join Allan Whiting as he shares news, 4WD reviews and his advice when tackling the outback.

Latest Articles

Crew cab safety and comfort issues

Crew cab safety and comfort issues

Japanese 4×4 trucks from Isuzu, Fuso and Hino have missed out on many of the dynamic safety initiatives that their 4×2 brethren enjoy. Also, there are glaring crew-safety issues with all Japanese 4WD truck crew cabs.

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Choosing an awning

Choosing an awning

We get asked about awnings quite often, so here’s the low-down on selecting and using the right one for your needs. We’ve lived with all types of awnings and we’ve yet to find one that’s wind-proof. 

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About Outback Travel Australia

Established in 2009, Outback Travel Australia is owned and operated by Allan Whiting, with a great deal of assistance from the dedicated Outback Travel Australia team. Allan’s career as a journalist spans many years; he considers himself fortunate to have been able to follow his passion for writing about trucks, sailing boats, four wheel drives, touring and camping.

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Outback Travel Supporter Program

OTA Supporters contributions assist us to carry out real world testing of 4WD vehicles, tyres, driving lights and light bars, aftermarket accessories and camping equipment. Researching, testing and producing content for the website is a full-time job. Our approach is to be totally honest and report our findings, good or bad!

Supporters enjoy the benefit of being able to email or phone Allan Whiting directly for personalised advice and discussion on any 4WD or touring related topic. Supporters receive invitations to join the OTA team on camping trips, are offered genuine ‘supporter only’ discounts, are encouraged to contribute ideas for articles on the website. From time to time, we have supporter draws to win prizes!

Thank you to present and past OTA supporters, your contributions are very much appreciated. 

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Advertisements that appear throughout this website help us defray the costs associated with presenting the content found on this website.

We receive an annual payment only for display advertising. No commission payments are received by OTA from the following advertisers. (Isuzu Australia, Narva, RAM, Redarc, Trakka, Stedi, 4×4 Motorhomes, Revolution Power, Berrima Diesel, Jackson’s 4×4, Isuzu Ute Australia, CamperACT, Tailgate Campers, ToughDog, Kumho, iMotorhome, Tim Bowden).

We receive small commission payments only on completed purchases that are initiated through clicking on the following advertisements. (Snowys, Tent World, Beaurepaires, BCF, Motoquippe, HEMA).

Please support us by visiting our advertisers websites or by initiating your purchases through the advertisments. It’s easy, just click on top or bottom banners and ads in page sidebars or directly below this statement. Thank you. 

Reader Feedback

Thank you to all visitors who have sent us complimentary feedback, it’s very satisfying knowing that we’re helping you.

“Hi Allan. We just had a look at your web site which is jam-packed with info for the 4wdriver”
Robin and Nola – Rooftop Maps, VIC

“I am writing to ask if we may use articles from this site to post in our Club magazine”
Ian B, Range Rover Club QLD

“I have an Australian travel website and in my safety section I have linked to your website article on safe winching as it was the best I had seen”
Judy M, Motherhen
“Allan, I’ve followed your work over many years since your bus days and always found your comments to be very sensible”
Peter S
“Totally agree with your article on run-flat or space-saver spares. We have a Tiguan and live down about four kilometres of graded gravel road. We put a stone through the tread and thankfully we’re at home. So I changed to the space saver – but, no towing and limited to 80kmh! So I had to drive down to Nowra at 80km/h in a 100km/h zone, with the trucks wondering what the hell I was doing. Should be a Design Rule in Australia! Good article – well done!”
Ralph R NSW, Spec Saver Spares
“Thanks Allan for another no-bullshit review. Love your style of reporting and please don’t stop!”
Steve L, NSW

“I love your site !!! It has reviews on utes and 4WDs that other sites don’t. Trying to find another site with honest tests off road is almost impossible. Thank you and keep up the good work”
Gary B, Andrews Farm, SA

Having just contributed to your endeavours, I would like to add that my wife and I are grateful for the volume of useful information that your website provides.

For the past 10 years, we have lived and worked in remote areas of northern Australia. Arnhem Land, offshore islands and Kalumburu. We are currently in the West Kimberley region inland from Derby.

Your website has been of enormous benefit to us in many ways, and you and your team are to be commended for the practical and proficient manner in which it is delivered.

Thank you so much from 2 people who just love outback travel.

Kind regards

Mark & Rosie O

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