Intrepid 4WD tourers love the 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route. The drive takes you through the southern part of Blue Mountains National Park, adjacent to Kanangra-Boyd National Park. Before arriving at...
The Blue Mountains by 4WD
For an exhilarating adventure, explore the spectacular terrain of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains in a four-wheel drive vehicle. You can join a tour with an experienced guide for stunning scenery, stopping to admire the views and taking short walks or hikes in the bush. Or hire a 4WD yourself and create your own journey through this beautiful wilderness.
Explore off-road adventures in NSW
If you love four-wheel driving, off-road driving or quad bikes, NSW offers plenty of exciting drives. From tours to the choose-your-own-adventure experience, you’ll discover some of the world’s most spectacular terrains and beautiful views on the coast and inland.
North of Sydney great 4WD terrains include Bretti Nature Reserve, in the Upper Hunter, and Hat Head, near Kempsey. Four-wheel drives are permitted on the beach at Worimi National Park, near Port Stephens, and at Myall Lakes National Park, between Hawks Nest and Big Gibber. For beach driving, make sure your vehicles are registered and display vehicle permits, where necessary.
One of the best places to ride quad bikes is in the Worimi Conservation Lands, which include the towering Sand Dunes. The dunes are the largest moving coastal sand mass in the Southern Hemisphere. Excellent terrain for four-wheel driving as well, there are plenty of tours on offer such as Sand Dune Adventures and Sand Dune Safaris.
Farther along the NSW North Coast are more exhilarating off-road drives. Behind Port Macquarie, the dirt roads through Werrikimbe National Park have steep drops and sharp bends to keep you busy. Dorrigo, near Coffs Harbour, has challenging off-road drives too.
West of Sydney, the Blue Mountains National Park is popular with 4WD adventurers. On the South Coast, 4WD enthusiasts are drawn to the Wadbilliga Road drive through Wadbilliga National Park. The Snowy Mountains, in south-west NSW, offer 4WD adventures in Kosciuszko National Park in warmer months.
Tag-a-long tours and 4WD touring are popular in Outback NSW too - Kinchega and Sturt National Parks are magnificent locations. There are plenty of accredited 4WD tour operators who'll take you on a 4WD safari. Broken Hill, a stunning location in far west Outback NSW, is a base for many outback tours.