4WD or 2WD?
We are in the process of buying a van for our 5 month long travel in Australia between November and March. We have done some research (on a number of websites) in regards to the different states, roads, climate and weather conditions during this time and we are unsure if a 4WD Van will be a must for our travels or if we should invest in a cheaper (to buy and run) 2WD Van instead.
Our plan is to drive around Australia starting and finishing in Sydney. We will be going up the east coast first, then cross the Northern Territory over to the west coast and returning to Sydney driving along the south coast.
We are unsure if all the roads have some unsealed parts to them? Or are there highways with sealed roads that can take us from A - B. Say between Cairns - Darwin - Broome - Perth as an example.
We are not sure if we want to do trips off the highways in the NT into the outback. Our main aim will be to stay along the coast. The NT will be a transport trip more than anything else.
So, the question is. Do we really need a 4WD to do our trip? Or are there ways of getting around the unsealed roads, managing with a 2WD only? What can we not see and do with a 2WD that requires a 4WD?
Many thanks for a fantastisc website. A lot of useful and helpful information!
Ella and Nina
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