The off-road ad­ven­ture, Yarra Val­ley

Women's Health Australia - - LIFE ETC -

By WH Dig­i­tal Con­tent Ed­i­tor Lau­ren Wil­liamson

I’ll be hon­est, my ver­sion of wind­ing down on the week­end in­volves more mud masks than mud pud­dles. So, when I was tasked with go­ing off-road and out of wifi (gasp!) for two days of ad­ven­tur­ing in the new Holden Colorado, I was daunted.

Not just by the lack of Net­flix, more be­cause I had never gone 4Wd-ing by my­self be­fore. But as soon as I touched down in Mel­bourne and hit the road to the Yarra Val­ley, the drive came as nat­u­rally as watch­ing back-to-back episodes of Friends.

Af­ter a quick re­fuel at Napoleone Brew­ery and Cider­house (I stuck to wa­ter), it was on to Toolangi State For­est for some off-road­ing. The on-and-off down­pour and rough ter­rain made for some sweaty

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