18 Jun 2019
- 2 Jul 2019

The ARB Variety 4WD Adventure is a 15 day trip taking 4WD vehicles and their drivers, of all levels, off the bitumen and onto challenging, yet fun, dirt roads and tracks. When you sign up you’ll also become a hero to Aussie kids, by raising much needed funds to empower children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.

The next ARB Variety 4WD Adventure will be held 18 June 2019 – 2 July 2019 travelling from Mission Beach to Darwin via Arnhem Land.

Experience one of Australia’s last true wilderness areas the Variety way – with great mates, entertainment, incredible food and tackling some of Australia’s best 4WD tracks – all whilst raising funds for Aussie kids in need. On your journey from the Queensland coastline across to Darwin, you’ll travel via Arnhem Land, one of the Top End’s most spectacular natural destinations. You’ll soak in beautiful scenery from rugged coastlines, to rainforest, towering escarpments and savannah woodland.

Throughout the ARB Variety 4WD Adventure, you’ll visit local towns and communities, stopping into schools and organisations along the way to meet just some of the kids you’re helping!


Every day, Variety receives requests for assistance from families who are doing it tough. The money you raise through the Variety Bash will directly help children who are sick, disadvantaged and who have special needs by way of goods and services.

In the last year, we’ve been able to provide $1.2 million in grants of equipment, services and scholarships throughout Queensland thanks to your fundraising. Every dollar you raise is used immediately to help Aussie kids have a fair go.

Every $1,000 you raise can help a child who is non-verbal to communicate with iPad assistive software.

Every $5,000 you raise can help a disadvantaged child follow their dreams with a scholarship in the arts, sport or education.

Every $10,000 you raise can provide wheelchair accessible vehicle modifications to help safely transport a child with special needs in their family car.

How YOU help kids in need!

There’s something that makes the ARB Variety 4WD Adventure so special – by taking part you are directly changing the lives of children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs – and YOU get to see where your fundraising dollars go. By giving practical equipment and experiences, Variety enables children to overcome the obstacles they face, and help kids be kids. But we can’t do it without you – the funds you raise will help us help QLD kids in need!

Below you will find a collection of “How to Guides” to help you with any fundraisers you may be planning, if you need any more help please be sure to get in touch

Engage Your Workplace

How to Ask for Donations

How to Host a Trivia Night

How to Host a Silent Auction

Hot to Run a Sausage Sizzle

How to Run A Raffle

How to Host a Lunch or Dinner

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Variety Queensland will supply you with a number of event decals that will need to be placed on your vehicle for the Variety 4WD Explorer. These are:

  • 2 x Door Panels for the front door on both the drivers and passenger side of the car
  • 1 x Front Windscreen sponsor decal
  • Various sponsor decals to be placed around the vehicle where they will fit

As many as is legally allowed – everyone needs to have a seatbelt. We recommend no more than three in a vehicle however we do have teams of four or five.

This changes year to year, depending on the region we are travelling. This information will be made available to all participants when the provisions levies are announced.

Variety brings a range of officials on the 4WD Adventure to ensure the safety of our participants and the smooth running of the event. These officials include a Mobile Workshop to assist with minor repairs, a medic, a scout to ensure the route is still passable each day, and various operational staff.

This changes year to year, depending on the level of 4WD tracks that are being driven. In 2017, the average length of day is about 300km and the average time spent in the car about 6 hours.

All participants in the Variety 4WD Adventure are required to be over the age of 18 years at the time of entry.

No. As we are driving through some narrow, windy 4WD tracks, trailers and caravans are not permitted on the event.

Yes. Whilst many of the functions in the towns we visit are private to the Adventure’s, we are more than happy for you to invite any friends or family in town to the event. You do need to let the Variety team know prior to the start of the event and there will be a meal cost associated for your guests, payable to Variety. Be sure to contact the Variety team on 07 3907 9300.

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Arnhem Land

  • Mission Beach
  • Woodleigh Station
  • Cobbold Gorge
  • Karumba Point
  • Hells Gate Roadhouse
  • Lorella Springs
  • Mataranka
  • Mainoru Store
  • Nhulunbuy
  • Homelands
  • Mainoru Store
  • Katherine
  • Jabiru
  • Darwin