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Wedge Island Western 4WD

Episode: 6
Story: Wedge Island Western 4WD
Presenter: Jo Beth Taylor
Air Date: 28 November 2021

Jo Beth goes off the grid along our seemingly endless coastline to explore one of WA’s most iconic holiday spots – Wedge Island.

  • Wedge Island is located 163 kms north of Perth, on the coast of Western Australia, north of Lancelin and south of Cervantes.
  • The name ‘Wedge Island’ refers to the mainland settlement and also the 400-metre-long wedge-shaped island located just south of the settlement.
  • Wedge Island was first settled in 1937 by Mr W.R. (Bob) Wedge.
  • Wedge Island is packed with typical beachside attractions including swimming, 4x4, fishing and much more all along a picturesque landscape.
  • Wedge island is home to hundreds of beach shacks made from recycled materials like driftwood, old bits of tin and corrugated iron.
  • Wedge Island doesn’t have the luxuries of power, shops or running water but is full of plenty of friendly holiday seekers.
  • The island is a great spot for day trips, weekend getaways with mates and anything involving 4x4 with plenty of off-road tracks available.
  • 4-wheel drive expert Richard Nicholls explains how best to rescue your 4x4 when bogged in sand.
  • Western Australia has many great off-road adventure locations including Wedge Island.
  • Always be sure to plan ahead, have the correct gear and know what your vehicle is capable of and what it can handle.

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