If you’re the proud owner of a 4 wheel drive and are looking for some stunning beach and offroad tracks in NSW to take your beloved vehicle for a spin, look no further. From the intriguingly named Broken Hill Loop to the iconic Barraba Track, we’ve compiled a list of some of the very best NSW 4×4 tracks to enjoy at the pace at suits you. Let’s dive right into it, shall we?
The Barrington Trail
With the track situated at Barrington Tops National Park, the Barrington Trail is a respectable 15km long in length. The average drive time of this track is one day, which is plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beautiful mountainous views on offer. There are also picnic areas on the route if you’d like to stop for a spot to eat, and campsite spots if you’d prefer an overnight stay. To best appreciate the natural landscape, the Barrington Trail is best done between October and May.
The England Track
This 4WD track near Coffs Harbour is enjoyable all year round. Like the predecessor track, The England Track takes on average one day to complete, and winds from Monaghans Bluff to Bathurst. Do note that this drive is more aimed at the thrill-seeking Aussies, as it is notorious for being slippy and steep. Steady hands only! It’s a track that is very rewarding, though, with expansive views of mountains stretching out before you.
The Broken Hill Loop
A lengthier 4×4 offroad track at 785km, the Broken Hill Loop is travelled from Bourke to Quilpe across a staggering four days. This makes it the perfect choice for those drivers looking to enjoy a long weekend out on the road. One of the benefits of choosing the Broken Hill Loop is that there is an abundance of notable sites and destinations to visit, including Lake Mungo, Bindara, Menindee, and the Darling River. It’s best to complete this track in dry weather, between the seasons of Spring and Autumn.
Are you after one of the best NSW beach tracks for 4×4 vehicles? Look no further than Stockton Beach! Mesmerising all year round, Stockton Beach is driveable in a day and is equally suitable for dirt bikes. There are dunes of all shapes and sizes for you to traverse, as well as memorable features including the MV Sygna wreck should you be lucky enough to catch the shore at a low tide. Just be sure to drive with company if you’re braving racing against the tide!
Wombeyan Caves Reserve
From the openness of the beach, we go now to the snug fit of the Wombeyan Caves. This 83km 4WD track has a total of five fantastic caves to explore, with both guided and self-guided tours available of the Fig Tree, Junction, Wollondilly, Kooringa, and Mulwaree caves. This track is driveable in a single day and is a great road trip for the kids if they’re into exploring some of Australia’s grandest natural wonders.