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Best 4WD Spots in New South Wales

17 Sep 2023
5 minutes

There are so many amazing 4WD experiences to be had in regional New South Wales. Whether you are looking for beach 4WD locations or off-road, country 4WD - read on to find our top picks of where to go 4WD in the beautiful state of New South Wales.

Beach 4WD in New South Wales

New South Wales has so many fantastic, pristine beaches to explore, with some even better 4WD beaches to truly test your grit and determination.

Airforce Beach - Evans Head

Under 3 hours from Brisbane, and with no permits required, this pristine stretch of coastline stretches for 5km, offering a beautiful beach 4WD experience. Find out more about Airforce Beach here.

Bennets Beach - Hawks Nest

Situated alongside the tranquil town of Hawks Nest, Bennets Beach offers beach 4WD access to enjoy the fun. Pick up a permit from the local council and enjoy the ride

Stockton Beach - Stockton

Think miles of beautiful white sand with stunning views and you have the iconic Stockton Beach. Stretching 53kms, this beach drive offers something for every level of driving.

Mungo Beach - Myall Lakes

Situated just below Seal Rocks, this remote track has some great dunes for you to try. Sandboarding is another great activity while you are there. Find out more about Mungo Beach.

Terrace Beach and Lennards Island - Eden

4WD is the only access to this remote location near Eden on the NSW South Coast. Think wild and windswept and you have a fantastic day out. Find out more about Terrace Beach.


Top Spots for National Park and Reserve 4WD in NSW

The Great Dividing Range not only creates some unique weather and landscapes but also offers some unforgettable 4WD driving experiences. Challenge yourself and your wheels with some exciting tracks and trails, all surrounded by unbeatable views.

The Bridle Track - Bathurst

A historic horse track, this picturesque track winds from Monaghans BLuff to Bathhurst (although a track collapse means the trail is now in 2 separate parts) but definitely worth a visit. Find out more about the Bridle Track here

Barrington Trail - Barrington Tops National Park

Only 3.5 hours from Sydney, this track is definitely worth a visit. Previously only allowing foot traffic, this track has been opened up to 4x4, and wow is it worth it for the views. Find out more about this track here

Mount Kaputar National Park

An all-year-round trail, that takes a day or more to complete, this track only allows 8 vehicles per week making it a superb, once-in-a-lifetime experience with some stunning views to boot. Learn more about Mount Kaputar National Park


Only 5km from Woolgoolga's town center, is a wide range of trails for beginner to advanced skills levels. The Great Diving Range has created a maze of tracks, all with stunning views and beautiful farmland views. Find out more about Woolgoolga here.

Orara Escarpment - Coffs Harbour 

Your go-to 4x4 track for waterfalls, the Orara Escarpment, is an 80km roundtrip through the beautiful lush rainforests to the Bangalore Waterfall. With lots of great views, picnic spots and bird life to listen out for, this is an unmissable drive to tick off your list. Find out more here.

Wadbilliga Road - Tuross

This touring route takes you through diverse terrain surrounded by lush ferns and stunning views. Find out more here

With so many amazing 4x4 trails to explore in New South Wales, planning your next 4WD drive weekend away or longer holiday is a breeze. And remember we have you covered with accommodation in 39 locations across New South Wales. Check out our holiday parks with 4WD tracks right on their doorsteps here.

*Imagery courtesy of Destination NSW