The towering mountain ash forest in the Toolangi and Murrindindi State Forests offer unsealed tracks to trails with dips full of water, river crossings, hills and dales.

Four-wheel driving further afield

Explore rocky outcrops, clay and sand trails in the Grampians National Park and discover the Pink Lakes of the Mallee. Little Desert National Park offers sand four-wheel driving, with some large sand dunes. Get off the Great Ocean Road and into the Otways State Forest for either easy or challenging four-wheel driving and some great camping, waterfalls and bush scenery.

Test your mettle on a drive through the remote Alpine country and the surrounding high plains. Retrace the footsteps of the legendary Man from Snowy River or visit the mining towns and cattle huts of yesteryear. Mt Baw Baw National Park near Walhalla is popular for spectacular scenery and challenging terrain. The legendary Wonnangatta Station tour and the Dargo/Grant diggings are famous Victorian four-wheel driving tours.