4WD

4WD

Take your 4WD on long trips through all kinds of terrain and enjoy the adventure no matter where the road takes you, when you are equipped with all the necessary kit from Anaconda.

Our Recovery, Towing, Roof Racks, Load Restraints, Compressors, Communications, and Auto Accessories & Electrical sections are filled with equipment, spare parts, kit, and accessories to help you along the way.

With reliable gear from leading brand names, all at the best prices, you can be safe in the knowledge that you can deal with whatever the terrain throws at you.

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  •   Seak Soft Roof Racks

    Seak Soft Roof Racks

    No roof racks? Never again let your choice of car stop you from riding the waves. Seak Soft Roof Racks are easily stowed in small places like the boot of your car, ready to carry everything from kayaks, surfboards and skis through to furniture. The soft neoprene fabric under the padding ensures your...

    Reg: $89.99

    Now: $62.99


  • Magellan eXplorist 610 GPS Unit

    Magellan eXplorist 610 GPS Unit

    Premium, rugged, handheld GPS system with 3.2 megapixel camera, Compass, Barometric Altimeter, and topographic maps to record all your movements and navigate the outdoors with accuracy and safety....

    Reg: $380.00


  • Tactical Lensatic Compass

    Tactical Lensatic Compass

    When you're out bush walking or hiking through your favourite park, the Tactical Lensatic Compass is a handy companion. Take it with you along with your other hiking, camping utilities....

    Reg: $5.00



  • Magellan eXplorist GC GPS Unit

    Magellan eXplorist GC GPS Unit

    The eXplorist GC navigation device provides unmatched assistance with navigation, such as the combination of the world's two most useful navigational tools - a compass and a map! Overlay a series of different transparent compass styles on top of a pre-loaded worldwide map that shows roads, water fea...

    Reg: $120.00


  • Silva Field Compass

    Silva Field Compass

    The Silva Field Compass is the perfect entry-level accompaniment on your outdoor adventures, with a useful lanyard and rubber grip for quick and easy map reading....

    Reg: $39.99


  • Sea To Summit Guide Map Case

    Sea To Summit Guide Map Case

    Made from TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane), this fully waterproof map case is exceptionally resistant to the demands of the trail. Totally welded construction and a super strong zip lock closure provides fully waterproof and dust proof performance. The PVC free TPU material is strong, durable, flexi...

    Reg: $34.99


  • Australian Fishing Network Waterproof Book Of Basic Fishing Knots

    Australian Fishing Network Waterproof Book Of Basic Fishing Knots

    Geoff Wilson has an undeniable passion for knots and their correct tying. It is this passion that has inspired the release of this series. Throughout these versions, Geoff takes anglers through the precise methods and processes needed to tie the sometimes difficult knots that modern fishing lines re...

    Reg: $6.99



  • Silva Ranger Compass

    Silva Ranger Compass

    Silva Ranger features DryFlex grip for easy handling and comes with a use-anywhere declination scale inside the capsule, a magnifying lens, and base plate map-measuring in mm and scales of 1:50,000 and 1:25,000. A go-anywhere tool for serious compass users....

    Reg: $59.99


  • Silva Ranger SL Compass

    Silva Ranger SL Compass

    Silva Ranger SL is a small sighting compass. It has a built-in sun dial and can be attached to your jacket with a safety pin, allowing hands-free navigation....

    Reg: $59.99


  • Garmin Etrex 10 GPS

    Garmin Etrex 10 GPS

    The new eTrex 10 retains the core functionality, rugged construction, affordability and long battery life that made eTrex the most dependable GPS device available. We improved the user interface and added a worldwide basemap, paperless geocaching and added support for spine mounting accessories.eTre...

    Reg: $159.00


  • Waeco MPS AC Adaptor

    Waeco MPS AC Adaptor

    For problem free connection to 110 to 240 volt main systems, suitable for all WAECO compressor models....

    Reg: $179.99



  • Cygnett Dashview Universal Car Phone Mount

    Cygnett Dashview Universal Car Phone Mount

    A car mount for your phone. Attach the DashView Universal to your windscreen so you can take and make hands free calls, listen to music or get directions whilst on the road. Compact and easily adjustable, it rotates 360 degrees for portrait or landscape views. Perfect for use with GPS enabled phones...

    Reg: $16.99


  • Tred Total Recovery Track

    Tred Total Recovery Track

    TREDs are the ultimate all-in-one 4x4, ATV and equipment recovery device in sand, mud, sludge, slime or snow. Designed and manufactured in Australia from specifically engineered polyolefin materials, TREDs can handle intense levels of torque, flex, weight and impact. With a designated shovel feature...

    Reg: $229.99


  • Mean Mother Recovery Hitch & Shackle

    Mean Mother Recovery Hitch & Shackle

    Designed to suit Hayman Reese hitch towbar systems. Provides the ideal connection when using recovery winches of straps. To secure receiver bracket, use standard hitch locking pin....

    Reg: $49.99


  • Dune Premium Tyre Repair Kit

    Dune Premium Tyre Repair Kit

    The Dune Premium Tyre Repair Kit is a high performance heavy duty accessory, dedicated to 4WD enthusiasts. It has all the necessary components to complete an emergency tyre repair in a handy case for ease of storage and accessibility. Includes: 1 pc zinc-alloy t-handle tyre seal insertion tools, 1 p...

    Reg: $44.99



  • Dune Winch & Strap Dampener

    Dune Winch & Strap Dampener

    The Dune Winch/Strap Dampener is one of the most important safety accessories you can own. Designed to eliminate the whipping action of a strap or winch cable in the event of a failure, they reduce the possibility of personal injury and vehicle damage....

    Reg: $39.99


  • Dune Aluminium Adventure Shovel

    Dune Aluminium Adventure Shovel

    The simple task of digging a hole can become nearly impossible in the Australian Outdoors unless you have a shovel that's tougher than the terrain. This compact, lightweight utility shovel means there is no excuse for being stuck anywhere without one....

    Reg: $39.99


  • Mean Mother High Lift Jack

    Mean Mother High Lift Jack

    One of the most practical recovery accessories you can have is a Mean Mother high lift jack. It can be used in situations where it is necessary to lift, winch, clamp, pull and push. They are useful in lifting a vehicle clear from obstacles that come into contact with the under body. By lifting the v...

    Reg: $149.99


  • Yakima Forklift Bike Rack

    Yakima Forklift Bike Rack

    Feast your eyes on our first-ever fork-style rooftop bike mount with factory crossbar capability right out of the box. (Please note: The Forklift is recommended for carrying bikes only, not pallets loaded with heavy stuff.)...

    Reg: $209.99


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4WD Checklist

www.australian4wd.com.au recommend the following checklist of basics to take with you when going off road in your vehicle:

  • First aid kit
  • Communications
  • Basic personal essentials (water, food etc.)
  • Spare tyre
  • Workable tyre changing equipment
  • Tow strap
  • Recovery equipment (i.e. snatch strap or maxtrax)
  • Basic tool kit
  • Spare key for your car

Safety first

When it comes to 4WDing it is definitely best to leave your ego at home. Driving off road is difficult and nature can be unforgiving. It is better to drive slowly and carefully whilst remaining extremely focussed. If you aren’t sure about something up ahead do not plough through the obstacle and hope for the best. This is a fast way to damage your car or worse - yourself and your passengers.

4WD Placement of Hands on the Wheel

Driving off road is very different to driving on road. When driving on road it makes sense to hold the wheel at 10 to 2 with a tight grip however in off road 4WD driving the wheel can spin suddenly when the wheels of your car find a large rut or bump and can cause injury to your hand, wrist or arms. For this reason is to hold a loose grip on the outside of the wheel allowing it to slide in your hands and find gaps and ruts naturally. Make sure the keep your fingers and thumbs on the outside of the wheel at all time when off-roading.

Water Crossings

One of the scariest and toughest parts of the 4WD journey is crossing through water. The water is not the natural environment for your car and therefore it is very important to take a lot of care when attempting a river crossing. One gulp of water into your air-intake and your engine is done for. This and other problems such as aqua plaining where your car may be turned into the wrong direction are problems that can arise by going to fast into the water. One must also check the depth and ensure the current is not too strong when entering the water in the vehicle to ensure the car will not be swept down river.

It is best to enter the water between 7-10km/h and to keep a steady pace once in. A good guide is to ensure you are not going faster than the bow wave that your car is creating. Try to not stop once you are in the water and if you try to stay calm, restart your engine and get out of the water. If all else fails you will need someone to pull you out with a winch – which is why it’s always better to travel in convoy with at least one other car.

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