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Driving & Trail Biking in WA

Touring Western Australia by 2WD, 4WD or Trail Bike can be a great way to see a lot more of our vast territory. In WA’s regional areas and the outback, you may experience very contrasting road conditions, especially in the North West, so it’s essential to make sure you have a full understanding of WA’s road, weather and remote conditions can be like to ensure an enjoyable and trouble-free adventure. Research your trip well in advance, good preparation is essential as distances in Western Australia are huge and facilities can be limited. Visit the website associated with each drive trail for in-depth travel information.

Mt Augustus National Park. Image Credit: Tourism WA 


What to take:


  • Ample fuel, water and non-perishable food
  • Maps
  • Recovery gear, spare tyres and parts
  • Two-way communication
  • First Aid Kit (check that items are clean, properly sealed, have not exceeded expiry dates and that used items have been replaced).
  • Extra fuel and water in case you get lost or your vehicle breaks down
  • Consider taking a PLB or satellite phone
  • Park entry fees may apply, check the trail information on each trail to find out more



  • Full faced helmet
  • Full protective riding jacket, pants, gloves and boots etc.
  • Plenty of water and energy foods to last your trip
  • Tools, spare parts, mobile phone and first aid kit


Additional Information:

Recreational Trail Bike Riders' Association (RTRA) provides education and safety information as well as where to ride and licensing information. The RTRA advocates on behalf of all trail bike riders to protect and extend trails and areas for trail bikes and to improve the quality and safety of trail bike trails and facilities.


Visit the Road Safety Commission website for information regarding driving and four-wheel driving in Western Australia.

Visiting Regional WA

Personal Locator Beacons (PLB‘s) are recommended for remote locations as well as long-distance and overnight trails.
These can be rented from the Bibbulmun Track Foundation and HikeHire. See our links page for more information.


The above lists are for general information only and are not intended as advice and must not be relied upon as such. You should make your own inquiries and seek independent and/or alternative advice prior to undertaking your trail journey.

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