Explore Our Top Destinations Across NSW: 4x4 Edition
Ready to hit the road for your next adventure? 4WD enthusiasts and explorers stand by, because these are the must-see 4WD tracks in NSW! Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush or just to explore a mountain peak, the diverse landscape of Australia means that there is always something new for your next off-road experience. Australia is a 4WD enthusiasts’ dream and with so much of the country accessible only this way, it can be tough to decide where to explore first (we've done all the research for you, though!) From desert out west to snow capped peaks down south, this list will give any explorer all they need to know about their next adventure.
1. Mount Kaputar National Park, New South Wales
Mount Kaputar National Park sets the stage for one of New South Wale’s most picturesque views! The mountain sits at 2,000 metres and the summit offers 360-degree views far beyond one could imagine. This 4WD track has plenty of room to roam for both experienced and inexperienced enthusiasts alike. It would be a great day for an adventure. You can brave the hike, while also taking in all the beautiful sights. Don’t worry though - we promise it’s smooth sailing from there! You’ll have a good chance to spot wallabies on your way up too (if that happens, you can thank us later!). Down in the park itself, your vehicle will haul you along tracks filled with twists and turns, leading to the ultimate view.
2. Caves Loop Road, New South Wales
If you’re curious to explore closer to home, then this track is only a five-hour drive from Sydney and has some of the best 4WD tracks in Australia. The Caves Road will take you up through the Wolgan Valley and into the 4WD caves at Mt Solitary to see some breathtaking sights. We’ve been told that this adventure offers something for every skill level with an exciting array of rocks, crests, climbs and descents that are filled with an explosion of colour to appreciate as you ride along. There are also several campsites along the way as well as many sights to explore off road, including some ancient eucalypt forests or old mining townships.
3. 4WD Ocean Road, New South Wales
The Ocean Drive is a magnificent 4 wheel drive highway located in southern New South Wales. Jumping onto this road will take you through the surf coast villages of Wollongbar and Tweed as well as showcasing many stunning ocean views to admire along the way. The 4WD Ocean Drive also takes 4x4s on some thrilling offroad tracks lined by rainforest with plenty of gravel roads that cross over mountain ridges and valleys. Other exciting parts of this popular track includes steep cliff tops, creek crossings, deep gullies, sandy shorelines, ledgy plateaus and rocky outcrops that will ignite your inner adventurer on this outdoor expedition. You can even camp under the stars overlooking those beautiful beaches during the night time!
4. The Barrington Trail, New South Wales
Ready to take on a challenge? New South Wales is home to the Barrington 4WD Trail, which is a point to point track that features some of the most exciting (and expert) 4x4 trails in the state. The road begins at Bulahdelah and offers one of Australia's most difficult courses, complete with plenty of steep climbs, declines and sharp bends. To drive this 4 wheel drive road, you must have moderate driving skills, although it can be made easier by using an auto locker and performance tyres. Remember, you’ll most likely encounter areas with very few escape options on steep rocky inclines, and they usually require drivers to walk their vehicle up or down them. Despite these notable points, the Barrington Trail is a beautiful, diverse stretch of mountains and forests with incredible views and is home to the oldest trees in Australia! Camping in your 4WD is at its best here. With the opportunity for overnight stays, you'll experience what it's like to be sleeping under the stars with this amazing adventure-filled trail.
5. The Barraba Track, New South Wales.
The final destination on our list of popular spots to visit is the Barraba Track. It boasts an incredible experience that’ll make you feel like the only person on Earth. Why? Because there are strict vehicle limits, your chances of seeing another soul in this spectacular location are slim. Although, once you reach 1510 meters above sea level with a view over ancient mountains and valleys - it will be worth every second! For spectacular scenic views of remote volcanic mountains, the steep Barraba track offers mountain biking, walking, and a 4WD tour in Mount Kaputar National Park, near Narrabri.
When you’re looking for the perfect place to take your 4wd, there are so many places that offer a unique and unforgettable experience. We’ve picked out 5 of our favourite 4WD spots in NSW, where you can put your four-wheel-drive vehicle to the test and explore rugged terrain (not to mention some amazing natural attractions). View our full range of 4WD fitouts & Ute fitouts or get in touch with one our experts who will be happy to help you with your enquiry.