There are many opportunities in this region to go off-road. Most of the tracks lead to the coast and have stretches of deep sand. Some of the more popular tracks:
Blue Holes Track – leads to Bellanger Beach and is popular with fishermen.The track is 4km long from Station Rd. and there is also opportunity to drive along the beach.
Long Point Track – this track can be found starting from the Mandalay Beach Rd. just off the S.W. highway at Crystal Springs (12km west of Walpole). This track winds its way to the coast for 9km. through different types of coastal vegetation.
Mandalay Beach Rd – There are tracks to Banksia Camp, Bottleneck Bay, Cliffy Head and Fishermens Track to Broke Inlet (closed June to December) located off Mandalay Beach Rd. A compressor is located at the Ranger Station on Mandalay Beach Rd.
From Peaceful Bay there are a range of tracks to the coastline and along the beach. These include The Gap, Rame Head and Kingi Rock. There is also an opportunity to drive along the beach to the mouth of the Irwin Inlet. A compressor is located at Peaceful Bay Caravan Park.
Like other outdoor recreationists, 4WD owners and drivers who access public lands have a responsibility or “duty of care” to help protect Western Australia”s flora, fauna and natural landscapes so that future generations of users will be able to enjoy what we now take for granted.
- Keep to the laws and regulations for 4WD vehicles.
- Keep to constructed vehicle tracks. Do not drive off-road except in permitted areas.
- Keep the environment clean. Carry your own rubbish home.
- Obey restrictions on the use of public lands. Respect national parks and other conservation areas.
- Obtain permission before driving on private land.
- Keep your vehicle mechanically sound.
- Take adequate water, food, fuel and spares on trips. In remote areas, travel with another vehicle.
- Respect our wildlife. Stop and look, but never disturb or chase animals.
- Respect other recreationists rights to peace and solitude in the bush.
- Obey all fire restrictions. Extinguish your fire before leaving. Dont let your exhaust emit sparks.
- Join a 4WD club and support 4WD touring as a responsible and legitimate recreational activity.