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All New Oz Buggy 4x4 Family Tours

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by Meg Forbes (subscribe)
Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane. https://www.instagram.com/megforbesphotography/
Published July 12th 2020
An exhilarating, family 4x4 tour in stunning wilderness
Oz Buggy tours run at Landcruiser Mountain Park near Kilcoy, just 2 hours from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, have launched fantastic new guided 4x4 family tours.

Oz Buggy Tours have launched a new family 4x4 guided tour
Oz Buggy Tours have launched a new family 4x4 guided tour


Although our family has extensive 4x4 experience, we weren't quite sure what to expect when we arrived at Oz Buggy Tours. However, the 4x4 buggies looked awesomely fun - and as we soon discovered, they lived up to their first impression!

These easy to drive 4x4 buggies provided an amazingly fun family day out
These 4x4 buggies were easy to drive, and an amazingly fun family day out!


The buggies

Each of the 4x4 buggies is fully automatic, with power steering. For a family used to bouncing around, the comfort of the buggies was incredible. Even the often-dreaded corrugations barely registered as we followed Brad, our very informative guide, along the many offroad tracks of Landcruiser Mountain Park. Karen, another of Oz Buggy's tour guides, took the rear to ensure no buggy was left behind.

These Kawasaki buggies were surprisingly comfortable, even on the roughest terrain
These Kawasaki buggies were surprisingly comfortable, even on the roughest terrain


Safety and comfort are Oz Buggy's top priorities, and this was evident right from the start of the day. We were given an extensive briefing and training on how to drive the buggies, and a range of helmets was available, from extra small to extra large. Each helmet had protective goggles that could slide up or down when necessary to keep the dust out of our eyes. We were also given hair nets to wear within the helmets, and a dust mask that fitted comfortably around our necks when we weren't using them.

Safety gear was provided in a variety of sizes
Safety gear was provided in a variety of sizes


While some of the buggies have windscreens, the goggles and dust masks allowed us to choose those that didn't which really added to the experience of being in the great outdoors. Children from the age of 10 can take park in Oz Buggy's tours, and drivers with probationary licenses (but not learners licenses) are permitted to drive the buggies.


Enjoying full immersion in the great outdoors
Enjoying full immersion in the great outdoors


The location

Landcruiser Mountain Park is a 10000-acre wilderness 4x4 park that has more than 200Km of offroad tracks. These are varied, and although we started off on simple tracks, our guides supported our skills development during the afternoon so that we soon graduated to rocky, bumpy, and even muddy trails that left us exhilarated and our kids eager for more.

Although we began on easy trails, our guides soon upgraded our skills so we could take on some of the awesome challenges available in Landcruiser Mountain Park
Although we began on easy trails, our guides soon upgraded our skills so we could take on some of the awesome challenges available in Landcruiser Mountain Park


The scenery within Landcruiser Mountain Park is spectacular, and our guides showed us the best of it. This included a swimming hole, a waterfall that flows after rain, and a beautiful lake that made an ideal lunchtime stop. The headwaters of the Brisbane River are also found within Landcruiser Mountain Park.

In summer this waterhole is a popular swimming spot
In summer this waterhole is a popular swimming spot


Landcruiser Mountain Park is a working cattle farm, with a wide variety of wildlife also present. This includes emus, kangaroos, goannas, a range of bird life, and even the occasional deer!

The Oz Buggy tour was a great opportunity to see the wildlife in Landcruiser Mountain Park
The Oz Buggy tour was a great opportunity to see the wildlife in Landcruiser Mountain Park


Facilities include a range of campsites with fire pits and wood-fire BBQs, public toilets at Oz Buggy's office and in many of the campsites, and even a kid's BMX track at one of the campsites.

The entire 4x4 park is designed as a fun outdoor destination for the whole family
The entire 4x4 park is designed as a fun outdoor destination for the whole family


Recommended gear to pack

Oz Buggy Tours recommends that participants were long pants, sunglasses, a jacket, and sunscreen to protect them from the elements, and enclosed shoes are a must. We were also advised to bring a change of clothes in case we got wet during the creek crossings.

Participants are advised to wear clothing that protects them from the elements
Participants are advised to wear clothing that protects them from the elements on these fantastic tours


It is also recommended that families bring a camera to record their adventures. My daughter took charge of much of the photography from the passenger seat while I drove, and the awesome guides were happy to take family photographs and videos as we explored as well. Families can also pack lunch to bring for a break halfway through the tour at a stunning lake.

Brad and Karen, our two super tour guides who offered to photograph and video our experiences as well
Brad and Karen, our two super tour guides who offered to photograph and video our experiences as well


Oz Buggy Tours is a fantastic day out for families who just want to get away from it all and spend some quality time together. There is very little mobile reception at Landcruiser Mountain Park, so the only use for electronic devices here is the capturing of family memories.

Having the best time!
Having the best time!
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Why? This fantastic offroading day out in easy to drive 4x4 buggies provides the perfect family escape to the outdoors
When: 8am, 11am, and 2pm with bookings
Phone: 1300 692 844
Where: Landcruiser Mountain Park near Kilcoy
Cost: $299 for up to 6 people
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Oh my gosh, Meg, what a fabulous adventure!
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Sounds fun
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