CHECK THE WEATHER
The biggest downer on any trip is not preparing for the weather and condition of the tracks. Check online weather maps and always bring wet weather gear just in case. Keep in mind depending on where you travel some roads and tracks are closed at certain times of the year, so when planning your route confirm the tracks are open and safe to travel on. Some ways to do this is to Contact the correct parks and wildlife services in your State or Territory. Contacting the local information centre in the relevant shire is also a great option. And many 4X4 groups on Facebook have a lot of useful information. Vic High Country Trips, Info, Vehicle Setups
is a fantastic page for many Victorian destinations in the high country.