The Blue Mountains can provide some of the best views in the country with unparalleled vistas and scenery, but you have to make sure you take the right tracks for this. Your 4×4 can take you anywhere you need to be, including to some of the best spots in the region – with that in mind, here are some of the greatest tracks you can take off the beaten path to make your excursion something you’ll never forget.
1. Kings Tableland
Accessed via the Great Western Highway and Tablelands Road, you can find an easy track towards the Kings Tableland plateau. Your 4×4 should have no trouble at all getting to the incredible McMahon’s Lookout, where you can see the spectacular Lake Burragorang in all of its glory. There might be a bit of a walk after you park the car, but it will all be worth it for the spectacular sights on display.
Kings Tableland itself contains the oldest Aboriginal site in the Blue Mountains range dating back over 20,000 years. This means the area provides a reservoir of history as well as the literal reservoir of Lake Burragorang.
2. The Lost City
This track is best suited for a 4×4, with many websites recommending that you walk it if you do not have the right vehicle. The route does have a few potholes to be aware of – so long as you’re careful, the ride shouldn’t be too bumpy. Regardless, you might want to look into a strong suspension to keep your vehicle protected.
The Lost City is a beautiful landscape of rock pagodas which, as the name might suggest, can seem like the remains of an abandoned civilisation. If you want to make the most of the journey, you can also make sure to check the nearby Glowworm Tunnel. This was once a train tunnel connecting the Wolgan Valley with the Newnes Plateau, named for the high glowworm presence.
3. Blackfellows Hand
This trail can be easy or difficult depending on the terrain at the time – either way, the heavy-duty power of a 4×4 is essential. The trail does have some forks but this arguably just means a greater journey is ahead of you – your central destination would presumably be Blackfellows Hand Cave, so just make sure that you follow the map and signage.
Some have reported that there is intense water flow on parts of the trail, so we recommend that you invest in a snorkel for your 4×4. This will help your engine stay high and dry no matter the mud or water it might end up driving through.
These are just a few potential destinations for your 4×4 when traversing the wide expanse of the Blue Mountains region. At Southlakes 4×4, we have the tools and accessories you will need when planning your 4×4 journey. For more information on what we would recommend for the rough terrain of the Blue Mountains, get in touch with us today. Alternatively, feel free to browse our range of 4×4 products.