It’s the most wonderful time of the year….to get away and explore. That’s why we asked our team to recommend their top 4WD gifts, whether you want to head off the beaten track and get away from the rat race, go off-road and discover some new tracks, head down to the beach and set up camp, or tow your boat down to the water and drop a line or team have put together a list of their favourite gifts for the best summer road trip ever. Plus, our favourite locations to visit to try them out.
What: MaxPro Floor Mats One of our top 4WD gifts is the gift of a lifetime warranty and complete protection for your 4WD, SUV, or ute. We design our MaxPro liners using the latest technology and do a trial fitment in an actual vehicle to offer the perfect fit and finish on every set of MaxPro Floor Liners.
Where: Perfect for the beach holiday road trip with the kids. They will protect the floors from all the road trip snacks and drinks and sand that is a rite of passage, and when you get home, take them out and rinse them off. Our favourite beach driving location is the classic Long Beach in Robe.
What: TRED GT Wheel Chocks Known for their awesome recovery boards, the team at TRED also has a range of handy accessories for those that like to get away and explore the great outdoors. Our tip for the perfect stocking filler is the Aussie-made wheel chocks available in four different colours.
Where: If you have kids and need to amuse them this school holidays, you can go past taking the van away and head to one of the hundreds of holiday parks across the country. With everything from jumping pillows, pools, playgrounds, splash parks, and even kid’s clubs, meaning you get some adult time too. Ingenia Holidays Queenscliff Beacon is high on our favorites list.
What: myCOOLMAN 30 Can Insulated Sport Tote 25L. If your giftee’s idea of holiday heaven is getting away from as many people as possible, this cooler is the perfect camping companion. It is loaded with the latest cooling technology and will keep ice for up to three days, resulting in some seriously frosty frothies.
Where: Putting your feet up and enjoying the serenity and a few cold drinks over the busy summer period can be tricky. You either have to drive for miles or sit amongst a crowd. Set on the banks of the Murray River, Woperana Campgrounds is remote and basic but perfect for relaxing.
What: Stedi LED Driving Lights. Driving your 4WD at night is a whole different experience. The key to making it safe and fun is ensuring your auxiliary light setup is on point. The team at Stedi is one of the best in the business and has a full range of lights to get you going with lights for every top 4WD gift budget.
Where: With your lights fully set up, why not tackle a 4WD track from a different angle? Mundaring Powerlines Track is a fantastic off-road track during the day. But night driving takes it to a whole new level. We are told you can camp there, but we have yet to try it ourselves.
What: Clearview Compact Towing Mirrors. One of the questions we get is, “if I’m not driving a giant van, why do I need towing mirrors?” Even if you only tow a tinny or have a canopy fitted, you won’t return once you try the Clearview compacts. You get the benefit of increased vision, and reversing down the boat ramp is a piece of cake.
Where: Ok, this one is for the hardcore 4WD fisherman, but we can dream, right? The freshwater Jardine River in Bamaga, Cape York, offers some of Australia’s most diverse and fantastic fishing. If you don’t have time to trek up to Cape York, you could use the MV Trinity Bay barge service and float you and the rig up there.
What are you gifting the 4WDer in your life this Christmas? Want to grab awesome 4WD gifts? Head into our Maxliner Epping or Brendale superstores, and we can sort you out.
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