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Travelling the Simpson Desert on the Variety 4WD Trek

Travelling the Simpson Desert on the Variety 4WD Trek

July 14, 2016

So you’ve heard of the Variety BASH right? Well, this is the 4WD equivalent that runs in exactly the same way except of course one takes part in a 4WD and travels to places that are harder to reach! The objective of both events is to raise much needed funds for children in need via Variety The Children’s Charity who do outstanding work helping kids live, laugh and learn. In return for fundraising, entrants are treated to a journey of a lifetime and in many cases travel to some of this countries most iconic destinations.

This year's 22 entrants on the Trek raised a whopping $150,000 and included two vehicles from the Pajero 4WD Club of Victoria. Us in our NW Pajero as CAR 1421 and Peter and Roger in the MN Triton as CAR 1956.

We travelled 5,500 kilometers of trouble free driving to iconic outback sights including Arkaroola, William Creek, Mt Dare, The Simpson Desert, Birdsville, Innamincka, Cameron Corner and Broken Hill. 

Travelling the Simpson Desert on the Variety 4WD Trek

The ‘bucket list’ location for many upon this trip was the Simpson Desert which managed to put on a real show having been blessed with substantial rain in the weeks leading up to the event. So much so that entry into the desert was touch and go for a while as many tracks leading in were officially closed in order to prevent further track damage.     

If you've ever thought about touring this wonderful country in your 4WD I strongly recommend building your confidence and knowledge by taking part in such an event where the support and advice is easily at hand. Joining a local 4WD club also gives you the opportunity to travel with like minded people willing to share experiences and vehicle knowledge along the way. Either way you'll make life long friends.  

To find out more about the 4WD Trek or register your interest head here

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