Off Road

Fri 28 Dec 2018

Coast Guard's warning after 'lack of respect' on dunes

premium_icon Coast Guard's warning after 'lack of respect' on dunes

A group of 4WDs that set up camp on the dunes at Inskip Point have angered the Coast Guard over obstructing navigation aids.

Mon 24 Dec 2018

Which is the better tough off-roader?

Which is the better tough off-roader?

THESE two large seven-seat SUVs are both based on top selling utes but they have vastly different price tags.

Sat 8 Dec 2018

Driving a 4WD is not about having an 'ego trip'

premium_icon Driving a 4WD is not about having an 'ego trip'

"4WDs have as much right as anyone else to use the car park. Regarding 4WDs and “ego trips,” I have to disagree."

Sun 28 Oct 2018

Which family SUV should I buy?

Which family SUV should I buy?

THEY have replaced sedans as the most popular choice of family car. But not all SUVs are created equal.

Thu 6 Sep 2018

Peak body hits back at claims 4WDs harm environment

premium_icon Peak body hits back at claims 4WDs harm environment

A community discussion on the impact of 4WDs on our national parks has sparked a vigorous debate, with a 4WD peak body hitting back at claims.

Wed 5 Sep 2018

OUR SAY: Time to ban beach revheads

premium_icon OUR SAY: Time to ban beach revheads

CALLS from a Coast academic for discussion on limiting 4WD access on beaches has merit.

Mon 3 Sep 2018

Dead dolphin found in bushland, police investigating

Dead dolphin found in bushland, police investigating

ALMOST a week after receiving reports of a car dragging a dolphin along a main North Coast road, a dead dolphin has been found dumped in the bush.

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Retirees bear brunt of 4WD car towing tax

premium_icon Retirees bear brunt of 4WD car towing tax

SLUGGING retirees extra money to buy new high-powered utes that can tow their caravans was never a good idea, writes Peter Gleeson.

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Grey nomads won’t stand for this political arrogance

premium_icon Grey nomads won’t stand for this political arrogance

AN EMBOLDENED Left faction of the Labor Cabinet is targeting the biggest Queensland demographic since the victims of Campbell Newman’s reign. They won’t be...

4WD towing laws to be toughened

premium_icon 4WD towing laws to be toughened

TOUGH new laws to be introduced by the Palaszczuk Government will stop upgrades to 4WD vehicles, meaning any Queensland driver wanting to buy a caravan will...

Wed 15 Aug 2018

I got bogged... moderators forced to create new page

premium_icon I got bogged... moderators forced to create new page

A RAINBOW Beach-born Facebook page with a cult-following has set up a new account after disappearing off social media last month.

Thu 9 Aug 2018

'I got bogged...' Facebook page creators speak up

premium_icon 'I got bogged...' Facebook page creators speak up

The moderators of the hugely popular Gympie region Facebook page vow for the page to return

Tue 24 Jul 2018

Dirt bike rider airlifted to hospital

Dirt bike rider airlifted to hospital

A MAN in his 20s has been airlifted to hospital following a dirt bike accident on the Sunshine Coast.

Fri 8 Jun 2018

Gladstone woman wants to swap her land for a 4WD

Gladstone woman wants to swap her land for a 4WD

GLADSTONE property owner Rachael Patten has a hot deal for one lucky buyer

Fri 18 May 2018

Massive landslide sends tonnes of debris crashing down beach

Massive landslide sends tonnes of debris crashing down beach

TONNES of sand, trees and rocks have crashed down onto this popular 4WD beach in a massive landslide.

Thu 3 May 2018

This is why you don't drive on the beach at high tide

This is why you don't drive on the beach at high tide

BEACH drivers have been urged to plan trips around the high tide, after the ocean claimed another vehicle yesterday.

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Why this ute is the next bloke magnet

Why this ute is the next bloke magnet

HOLDEN’S performance car partner has spent 30 years fine-tuning Commodore V8s, now it has turned its skills to 4WD utes.

Thu 29 Mar 2018

7 musts for beach driving this Easter

7 musts for beach driving this Easter

'Vehicles are often pushed into softer sand at high tide'

Mon 29 Jan 2018

Reporter caught out on dirty weekend

Reporter caught out on dirty weekend

Gympie Times reporter Donna Jones headed out to Kilkivan for the first ever Killy Utes and Boots to get down and dirty with some fun 4WD action.

Thu 7 Dec 2017

Why aren't all four-wheel drive owners doing this?

Why aren't all four-wheel drive owners doing this?

Sports utility vehicles are selling in unprecedented numbers ... but strangely most buyers never step off the bitumen.

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