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4WD and offroad
New South Wales rekindles the excitement of driving off road in a 4WD along mountain trails, rainforest tracks, towering sand dunes and Outback desert roads.
4WD and off-road driving in NSWIf you love four-wheel driving or off-road driving, NSW offers plenty of exciting drives in locations right across the State. Behind Port Macquarie, the dirt roads through Werrikimbe National Park have steep drops and sharp bends to keep you and your passengers entertained. Further along the North Coast are some great off-road experiences – Bretti Bretti Nature Reserve in the Upper Hunter, Hat Head near Kempsey and Dorrigo on the Coffs Coast.
Four-wheel drives are also permitted on the beach in the Myall Lakes National Park between Hawks Nest and Big Gibber and at Worimi National Park. For beach driving, make sure you vehicles are registered and display vehicle permits, where necessary.
Once the snow starts to melt in the Snowy Mountains, there are some fantastic 4WD touring options in Kosciuszko National Park. Tag-a-long tours and 4WD touring are popular in Outback NSW – Kinchega and Sturt national parks are great locations to explore. There are plenty of accredited 4 WD tour operators who’ll take you on a 4WD safari. Geraldine 4 WD Recreation Park near Walcha is a 2,250-hectare driving park.
Four-wheel driving, Geehi
Four-wheel driving in Geehi, Snowy Mountains. Image Mike Newling
Anna Bay, Port Stephens
Four-wheel dune driving at Anna Bay, Port Stephens. Image David Druce
4WD Outback of New South Wales
Four-wheel driving on red dirt road through Outback of New South Wales. Image Sally Mayman
4WD Central NSW
4WD driving through a Millamolong homestead, Central NSW. Image Ross Barnet