Wild West U-Drive 4 x 4 tours
U-Drive 4x4. Choose your trail - relaxed or full on nail biter. Drive through tunnels, down canyons & rivers, see glow-worms & rainforest. Your guide can drive for you when you wish!
A thrilling 4x4 adventure with a Glow-worm Cave, drive-thru tunnels, gold & gemstone hunting & a short guided rainforest walk with a swing bridge. Drive yourself to the limit, (or we will drive for you), on one of the West Coast's stage coach trails, over Mountain Passes, rainforests, across rivers and thru tunnels cut by 1860's goldminers.
Get to drive a Toyota Landcruiser or Mitsubishi Pajero 4x4 vehicle, in which you can take up to 4 people, plus an instructor with support vehicle in case you get stuck. Choose one of 4 trails depending on how much excitement you want!
You'll meet one of the Wild West's local gold prospectors who will take you into the outback to visit some of his claims. He "claims" to have gold in your pan within one hour! You will head off up the Grey River Valley to the Nelson Creek Goldfields and then onto the gold miners back country trails. Enjoy a short rainforest walk and negotiate the early Chinese gold-diggers maze. Learn about the Native Beech Forest ecosystem found in abundance here.
On the way, make your fortune at the 1860's WILD WEST GOLD MINE. This historic, underground mine was opened in 1866 and is worked from time to time by a local prospector who keeps the mine operating. Experience the Wild West's living heritage as you pan for the elusive gold flakes & red garnets. See how the old timers did it - you can operate their gold sluice boxes and their tea billy!
These trips are not ‘drive around a purpose built track'. You follow stage coach trails built in the 1860's stopping at points of historical, landform & recreational interest. You are with a qualified 4x4 instructor so you'll finish your tour with a whole lot of new ‘rugged terrain' driving skills.