4WD fanatic shares his top five Gladstone spots
PRODUCERS of a new off-road adventure film series featuring stunning locations in the Gladstone region are predicting a surge in four-wheel-drive tourism after viewers see what's on offer in the area.
The latest episode of the LowRange DVD series highlights the beauty of destinations such as Eurimbula and Kroombit Tops national parks, Facing Island off Gladstone, and Bustard Head.
Local four-wheel-drive fanatic Kieran Grice said the host, four-wheel-drive legend John 'Roothy' Rooth, was a "top
"I was excited to see what he did and where they went and whether it was something I had already done," he said.
"He cares about the public and the four-wheel-driving community, he does his best to open new tracks for everyone."
Mr Grice said he gets a huge amount of adrenaline from off-roading.
"Every time it's a new adventure; a challenge to get out of sticky situations and get back in them for fun.
"Four-wheel driving is a passion. I've been doing it for six years and will continue to do until I'm in the ground."
More than 30,000 copies of the LowRange DVD episode have been sold already through online purchases and distribution via BCF and outdoor living stores.
Mr Rooth, who has travelled extensively throughout regional Australia, said he couldn't believe there was so much unspoilt beauty so close to major population centres in Queensland.
"I felt my soul pop out a few times on this trip," he said.
Mr Rooth said the feedback from fans about the Gladstone region episode had been amazing, with many saying they were now planning their own trips to the region.
"Sales of SUV vehicles are at a record high in Australia, so more families than ever before have the opportunity for off-road adventure."
KIERAN'S TOP 5 TRACKS
- Tannum Rutts (behind Tannum SS)
- Red Rover Rd
- State Forest (behind Little Creek estate)
- Kroombit Tops campground
- Lilley's Beach