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Hema Public Tracks

Record your adventures and bring them back with you using Hema Explorer, then share them online from your own Hema Explorer Cloud account.

The Map Patrol experiences the best 4WD trips in Australia to do their job of updating the Hema mapping database. Get some inspiration for your next adventure by viewing some of the Map Patrol's recent trips online.

These trips were recorded with our Hema Explorer app during mapping expeditions in various regions of Australia. You can download any of these tracks complete with photos and notes to your own smartphone or tablet with a Hema Explorer Cloud account and your own copy of Hema Explorer for iOS and Android.

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Simpson Desert

These tracks were recorded during the Map Patrol's July 2014 Simpson Desert expedition. Get a virtual tour of the Simpson Desert with interactive track logs, geo-tagged photos and notes from the trip, and plan your next Simpson Desert adventure with our Great Desert Tracks Atlas & Guide.

The Map Patrol drove from Charleville to Birdsville along the Birdsville Developmental Road.Charleville to Birdsville

Driving from Birdsville along the QAA Line track into the Simpson Desert.QAA Line

Mirranponga Pongunna Lake.K1 Line to Poeppel Corner

Driving along the French Line in the Simpson Desert into Witjira National Park and Dalhousie Springs.French Line

Driving from Dalhousie in Witjira National Park, along the Oodnadatta Track and north to Birdsville along the Birdsville Track.Dalhousie to Birdsville


Cape York

Get a virtual tour of Cape York's best off-road tracks and destinations with track recordings, geo-tagged photos and summaries from their 2014 expedition. More information for each trip and region can be found in Hema's Cape York Atlas & Guide.

The view from the Tip of Cape York.Bamaga to Pajinka

The track down to Narau Beach near Somerset.Bamaga to Somerset

The Bloomfield Track is full of lush rainforest and water crossings.Bloomfield Track

The drive from the Jardine Ferry to Bamaga is a straight shoot.Bramwell to Bamaga

Chili Beach is often windswept with ocean debris scattered.Chili Beach to Archer River

Bramwell Junction Roadhouse Cape York.Lakeland to Bramwell

Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park is famous for its lagoons that are renowned for barramundi fishing. Laura to Kalpowar

Marina Plains in Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park.Musgrave to Marina Plains

Eliot Falls on the Old Telegraph Track North Cape York.Old Telegraph Track North

Driving through a water crossing on the Peninsula Developmental Road to Weipa.Peninsula Developmental Rd

The view from the beach shack in Portland Roads.Portland Roads


South East Queensland

These tracks were recorded while the Map Patrol drove some of the best off-road trips close to Brisbane. More information for each trip and region can be found in Hema's 4WD + Camping Escapes - South East Queensland atlas and guide.

This easy AWD track leads down to a nice campsite with modern facilities, with pine plantations and a graded gravel track dominating the drive.>Benarkin State Forest

The drive through Border Ranges is full of magnificent lookouts and pleasant picnic areas to boot. Border Ranges

There's plenty to see and do on Bribie Island such as camping in the beautiful Ocean Beach Camping Area, driving on compacted sand while negotiating occasional freshwater creeks, and even seeing some WWII relics to experience Australia's history in the war.Bribie Island

This full-day or overnight trip meanders through the Great Dividing Range and crosses the Condamine River 14 times. Condamine Gorge

A scenic drive through Conondale National Park with changing scenery, numerous attractions and some excellent campsites off-shooting from the main track. Conondale NP

This is a reasonably smooth beach run with some slightly difficult cuttings when the sand is very dry. Ensure you time your beach run so you are driving in the 2 hours either side of low tide.Cooloola Rec. Area

Duck Creek Road was built in 1980 as an alternative route to O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in Lamington National Park.Duck Creek Road

This track takes in some of Fraser Island's most iconic attractions, including the Pinnacles, Eli Creek and the Maheno Wrecks.Fraser Island Beach Run

This full day or overnight trip requires low range and high clearance to negotiate it, and combines the Northern Forests Scenic Drive with the Lake Garawongera Scenic Drive.Fraser Island Northern Forests

This easy half-day trip can be completed by an AWD but makes up for it's simplicity with spectacular scenery, although what does make it a 4WD track are the water crossings of varying depths. Girraween NP

The trip from Woodford to Beerburrum (or vice versa) takes in some excellent views of the Glasshouse Mountains and surrounds along an interesting 4WD track.Glasshouse Mountains

Visit the historic Cape Moreton lighthouse, walk to Blue Lagoon or to the Mt Tempest lookout, and choose between no less than 5 designated camping areas and 3 bush camping zones.Moreton Island North

This half-day trip can be started from Kooringal or Tangalooma, and requires high ground clearance and low tyre pressure (especially when moving from the beach inland).Moreton Island South

North Stradbroke Island is a holidayer's dream, with pristine beach camping, good off-roading opportunities and closeness to facilities and supplies at Amity, Point Lookout and Dunwich.North Stradbroke Island

Sundown National Park has a remote character to it that makes it a fantastic getaway destination, adding to the tough nature of the tracks within the park.Sundown NP

High Country Victoria

More information for each of these trips and regions can be found in Hema's Victoria High Country Atlas & Guide.

This full-day trip requires low range and high clearance, the attractions along the way a keen reminder of the region's pioneer history. Dogs Grave

The trip from Wangaratta to Beechworth, which requires low range and high clearance in the Mount Stanley area.Eldorado

This half-day trip requires low range and high ground clearance to complete, and offers access to historic town sites like Grant, Winchester, Howittville, Talbotville and Stonewall. Grant Historic Mining Area

This half-day trip requires low range and high clearance to handle the drive from Jamieson to Woods Point.Mt Terrible

This full-day trek requires low range and high clearance to complete.Sheepyard Flat - Jamieson

This track runs from Mansfield to Whitfield via Powers Lookout and requires low range and high clearance on Top Crossing Track.Stringy Bark Creek

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