4wd Trip – Boyagin Nature Reserve

Boyagin Nature Reserve

4wd Trip – Boyagin Nature Reserve

The Boyagin Nature Reserve trip is a 4wd trip described in the 4th edition of the 4wd Days out of Perth booklet. Our intention was to follow that trip, however things turned out a little differently from expected.

Boyagin Nature Reserve
On top of the rock
Boyagin Nature Reserve
Boyagin Nature Reserve

Much of the trip noted in the booklet is on very well formed gravel roads with only a small section of more serious 4×4. The trip we ended up doing was similar, with the only section of 4×4 being the loop towards the end in the Boyagin Nature Reserve.
Although we didn’t follow the suggested track, in my opinion, the area could be a very interesting 4wd destination, particularly in wet weather.


The Boyagin Nature Reserve is a large area of Wandoo forest which is vastly

Boyagin Nature Reserve
A bit of a hill

different from the typical Jarrah forests of the Darling Scarp. The

ground is made up of harsh wheel-slashing rocks interspersed with large granite outcrops. It is very interesting countryside.
The 4×4 track that we drove on was mostly well formed forestry track with the occasional dry riverbed, steep descent and large granite slabs.

Video Footage

The below video shows one of the steep-ish descents.

Vintage 4wd Dwellingup

4wd Dwellingup

While on a 4wd trip in Dwellingup, Western Australia, a number of us drove down this hill. It is much steeper than it looks in this video. Then this vintage foruby decided to take a shot at getting back up. The hill was wet and very slippery going down, but this little guy handled it with no problems at all.

How does a differential work

Have you ever pretended to know how a differential works but¬†secretly¬†had no idea? have you ever thought to yourself ‘How does a differential work?’

This video from the 1930’s explains it all quite clearly.