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The Viper shows it’s true colours in beautiful Jurien Bay

08 April 15
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We take the Viper RT up to Lancelin to see how it tackles the massive sand dunes! Comment below where you would like to see the Viper RT next!

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Watch this recovery tip from Pat as he attempts to pull his Camper Trailer out of a sandy bog with the winch from the Patrol

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Lancelin is a small fishing and tourist town 127 km north of Perth, Western Australia. Lancelin is known for its sand dunes which are the largest in the state, containing absolutely nothing but pure white sand and no vegetation. They are around 2 kilometres long and provide the perfect spot for sandboarding and more importantly four wheel driving! The waters around Lancelin a filled with fish due to a large number of reef and coral systems along the coast, and with fourteen shipwrecks along the coastline, the area allows for spectacular diving. With not only an amazing sight at sunrise or sunset, Lancelin offers some of the most beautiful scenery in Western Australia.

State: Western Australia
Location: Lancelin
Distance from City: 228km (1:30 hours)
Best for: Beaches, Sand Dunes, Fishing

Trip:

We left from Perth and made our way up the beautiful West Australian coastline to Lancelin. The dunes were tall and calm, waiting to claim their next victim. We towed the Viper RT across some heavily corrugated rocks to the edge of the dunes, the independent suspension proving its worth, and slowly mapped out where we wanted to go. A scout driver went ahead and directed us through the steep drops and mountain high climbs we encountered. The trailer being so light skipped across the sand, the Landrover easily pulling it over any of its obstacles.

As the sun slowly set, we made our way to the beach and set up the Viper’s side awning, only metres away from Lancelin’s’ crystal clear water. After a well deserved beer (or three), we packed up and were on the road again to Jurien Bay.

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24 November 14
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Situated just 226kms North of Perth, Jurien Bay has become a popular holiday, tourist and fishing destination in Western Australia. The new marina provides an excellent concrete launching ramp for all types of boats, and the sheltered beach hosts crystal clear water with great snorkelling opportunities.

With shops, diving and tackle stores as well abundant accommodation, Jurien Bay is perfect for families, singles or couples wishing to stay as long as they like.

State: Western Australia
Location: Jurien Bay
Distance from City: 228km (1:30 hours)
Best for: Beaches, Beach 4×4 Tracks, Fishing

Trip:

After a good night’s sleep in Jurien Bay we packed up the camper and headed towards Sandy Cape. From here we went for a quick run down the beach, testing the camper’s seals as we skipped through the water’s edge. From here we headed south west towards North Head and down a sand track where we really tested the four wheel drives and the mighty Viper RT.

Sharp corners, over grown vegetation and deep ruts met us at every turn we made, stopping regularly to judge the safest way to navigate and pass the more difficult obstacles ahead of us. As we dredged further south, the track opened up and after a short burst over a sand dune we found ourselves on a secluded beach, being watched over by an old WWII concrete bunker.

From here two tracks led up to the top of North Head, us being the adventurous type (or by accident) took the steeper and more corrugated track to the cliff.

We were in total awe as we parked only metres away from the rocky cliffs of North Head, looking over the seamlessly never ending Indian Ocean.

A monument for a young shark victim in 1967 stood alone at the peak of the cliff, watching over the bay and the depths below.

With a new sense of perspective we made our way back down the cliff, through the tracks and back onto the main road, ready to tackle our next adventure.

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