More than a decade has passed since we published the first edition of this book and the demand is still amazing. So, by popular request, here's the fourth edition. Obviously, mankind's century-long love affair with motorised transport remains alive and well. The continuing demand for this book is an excellent indicator of the current level of popularity of 4wds and 4w driving with the people of Perth. As usual, a number of alterations to the tripnotes have been necessary due to a variety of reasons including changes in land ownership, the creation of new national parks. mining and conservation requirements. re-alignment of logging tracks, new tracks obliterating the old and increasingly restrictive measures on 4wd access by government departments. It's getting harder and harder to find touring routes through our forests that the authorities are happy for us to publicise. Once again, the challenge for us has been to unearth new locations and navigate our way through a maze of rules and regulations to retain as many trips as possible within easy reach of the metropolitan area. While most managers agree that 4w driving is a legitimate leisure activity, especially when the often historic routes being followed are an important part of our heritage, the prevalence of dieback fungus in our state forests and on our sand plain reserves is an enormous problem that we all must recognise and help to fight by complying with the rules. We believe that this edition will continue to provide pleasurable destinations and thought-provoking information that will assist in making your forays around our beautiful bushlands and beaches a highlight of your 4w driving days. In return, we trust you'll care for the country you cross to keep it for your kids.