The Ultimate Wilderness Experience - Coffin Bay to Gawler Ranges
This episode commences in beautiful and ever-tranquil Coffin Bay, South Australia, located at the southern extremity of the Eyre Peninsula. The glorious bay embraces pristine turquoise blue waters brimming with the busy and always present local wildlife both on land and in the water.
We join Ernie Dingo, Glen Hadden and Kent Hindley as they explore the vast beaches and dune systems of the region, to then embark on a northward journey that showcases spectacular places within the Gawler Ranges like Lake Gairdner during Speed Week and the historical Mt Ive Station.
Exhibiting the ultimate wilderness experience, this episode is 4x4 touring at its best!
JUST ACROSS THE WATER - BUT A WORLD AWAY!
Ernie, Gleno & Kenno brimming with excitement to get away again head down to South Australia on this trip to check out one of the most beautiful coastlines the state has to offer, along the ever tranquil Coorong NP.
The vast wetland ecosystem of ocean beaches, freshwater lakes, estuaries and lagoons is in a world of its own and the entire crew are mesmerised with the landscape that unfolds on their journey.
But the Coorong is not the only place that gets the crew excited on this trip, the lads head off afterwards to explore Kangaroo Island and then to Eagleview 4WD park. Too see what they got up to in their South Australian adventure…you’ll just have to watch the show!
SURF AND TURF - TAMING THE NSW TABLELANDS
Returning from one of the best adventures they have ever experienced in the far west of the continent, Glen Hadden and Kent Hindley take off on the next instalment of LowRange a bit closer to home this time to show Ernie Dingo the east coast, specifically the NSW Northern Tablelands.
Their journey begins with a quick stop at the beautiful Sundown National Park and then down south across the border into NSW.
Zigzagging from tablelands to the coast and back into the mountains again, the boys discover some places so breathtakingly ethereal, the struggle is not to get through some of the best 4WDing that northern NSW has to offer, but not to leave.
We do things a little different here at LowRange, and it’s one hell of a ride
If you haven’t noticed by now, things are a little irregular here at LowRange, and there’s a bloody good reason for that. We’ve always been proud to be genuine 4WDers, who live and breathe the best Australia has to offer. There’s no corporate giant behind us constantly pushing deadlines and pulling strings, so we can spend a little more time at those pristine campsites, go exploring down those side tracks everyone else blasts past, and share a side of Australia few ever get to see. After all, eventually you’ve gotta run out of Cape York and Fraser Island trips to do, right? The downside to that is it’s bloody hard to meet deadlines when you’re chasing Catfish north of Broome or winding your way down a forgotten goat track somewhere in the boonies of the Murchison region so, ahh, sorry about that.
The upside is, without any corporate pencil pushers hounding us with their iWhatsits this year we’ve been able to load up the 4WDs, pack the coffee machine and head off on some seriously epic trips we’ve all been salivating over for years, the kind of places we’ll remember for the rest of our lives, and the DVDs and Blurays will inspire you to get out there and experience it all for yourself. Because that’s what we’re all about here at LowRange, opening up some of the secret spots in Australia and encouraging people to ditch the daily grind and head off for an Aussie Adventure, even if it’s just for a long weekend or Christmas break.
So where the bloody hell have we been? I’m glad you asked, because boy do we have some stories to tell!
The Kimberley region often gets lumped in as one trip, something you punch out in a week or two before crossing off your list. With Ernie growing up in WA the region was basically his backyard so we set off to explore it and really get to some off the beaten path locations, well beyond the tourists traps, the kind of places that’d see us crawling along in low-range just to get to camp. We snaked our way through ancient gorges, fished in crock infested lagoons, explored the Bungle Bungles and set up camp hundreds of kilometres from the nearest living soul, and that was all just in Episode #13.
Episode #14 had us exploring deep into the heart of the Kimberley, a few hundred kilometres west of our starting point. With some local knowledge leading the way we pointed our spotlights towards the infamous Karunjie track, a road you won’t find published in magazines or spoken about on Facebook groups. We wound our way through endless properties, horizons further than you ever thought possible and rocky dry river beds that would chew up and spit out any stock 4WD foolish enough to try. We’re no strangers of tough 4WDing, but when you’re staring down the barrel of a two week walk back to civilisation if things go wrong it puts things into perspective!
From here we headed west to explore some of the spectacular West Australian coastline in Episode #15, with a huge adventure kicking off from Eighty Mile Beach just south of Broome and down through the Pilbara region. The sounds of Kenno breaking down were drowned out by the azure blue ocean lapping against the pure white sand as we made the 1,000km trek south. It was one of the most visually stunning trips we’ve ever been on and also one of the most dangerous. With multiple bogs under the high tide mark, vehicle failure, and more than a little ribbing over the UHF it was one hell of an adventure.
If you’re a subscriber you’ll have Episode #16 on its way to you right now where we wrapped up our Kimberley adventures travelling through somewhere that deserves to be on a lot more 4WDers to-do lists, the Murchison region. Not only the birth place of Ernie, the area is a sprawling oasis in the middle of the desert with rolling green farm land, tropical beaches, and world class reefs to scuba dive through. We’ve just sent off a pallet load of these so stand by your mailbox, you won’t want to miss this one.
Don’t think it’s all sunsets over water and remote desert touring either. In the next instalment of low-range we’re lifting wheels and climbing mountains through the northern tablelands of NSW, along the Coffs Coast. We’ve traded sprawling horizons for tightly wound wheel lifting tracks that saw all three vehicles scrabbling for traction through the hinterlands. We’ve explored farm lands and rivers, mountain ranges and isolated beaches with a few secret spots even the locals won’t know.
So where to next for LowRange? Well it’s all a bit of a secret really, but I can give you a few hints. If you’re from a state that’s always overlooked despite having some of the most impressive locations in the country, like deserts, and mountain tracks, and crystal clear beaches then you might be in for a treat.
I’d love to tell you more, but it’s just not possible. How do you describe swimming with dolphins with nothing but Antarctica on the other side of the ocean, rolling out a swag with the sea roaring on one side and a lake rippling behind you while your mates fire up a camp oven roast, rolling in to a normally deserted dry lake bed only to find it buzzing with hundreds of land-speed record cars battling it out. It’s impossible to describe in words, so if you haven’t picked up Season #2 of LowRange yet you just won’t understand.
You can get your LowRange DVD's from all BCF stores nationally.
If you don't have a BCF store near you, below are more outlets where you can purchase your LowRange DVD's from:
7069 Chevallum Road, Forest Glen, Sunshine Coast QLD 4556
Ph: (07) 5445 1094
DMX Custom 4x4
1 Old Maryborough Rd, Pialba, QLD 4655
Ph: (07) 4124 4500
Future Auto Service Centre
1015 Fairfield Rd, Rocklea QLD 4106
Ph: (07) 3848 1200
1/8 Boyland Avenue(Corner Beaudesert Rd & Boyland Avenue) Cooper Plains QLD 4108
Ph:(07) 3277 0198
ROO SYSTEMS Head Office
98 Buchanan Rd, Banyo QLD 4014
Ph: 1300 305 709
NEW SOUTH WALES
All Four X 4 Offroad
16 McDougall St
Kotara NSW 2289
Ph: (02) 4041 4080
85 Rookwood Road (Corner of Rookwood Road & Brunker Roads) Yagoona NSW 2199
Ph: (02) 9709 8524
43 Cooper Street (Corner Cooper St & Rex Rd) Campbellfield VIC 3061
Ph: (03) 8339 2621
DON KYATT GROUP
245 Sunshine Road, Tottenham VIC 3012
Ph: (03) 9325 9700
1138 Port Wakefield Road (Corner Burton & Port Wakefield Rd) Burton SA 5110
Ph: (08) 8280 6110
15 Port Rd, Queenstown SA 5014
Ph: (08) 8241 0788
TJM Hobart 4WD Megastore
98 Argyle Street, Hobart Tas 7000
Ph: (03) 6231 5121
Opposite Lock Hobart
46 Main Road
Moonah TAS 7009
Ph (03) 62787360
33 James St, Midland WA 6056
Ph: (08) 9374 0795
157 Vulcan Road Canning Vale WA 6155
Ph: (08) 6253 8779
Opposite Lock Midland
201 Great Eastern Hwy
Midland WA 6056
Now for all of you who purchased one or more DVDs and love it so much that buying the rest of the season is your only option. We have put together some great Catch-Up packs so you wont ever have to miss another episode.