The Best 4WD Tracks in NSW: 4 Epic Off-Road Drives in New South Wales For Your Next Adventure!

With a lush coastal strip, mountainous regions, as well as wide plains, New South Wales will give you a taste of pretty much every terrain Australia is known for. So, for off-roaders looking for epic 4WD tracks, NSW is a great starting point to tick off before tackling off-roading in more remote terrains.

At Marshall Batteries, we love the great outdoors, just like you do! For over 75 years, we’ve been empowering Aussies to embrace their wanderlust and explore the breathtaking landscapes our country has to offer by providing top-notch batteries and roadside assistance services to support it. To give you a solid start for your next off-roading adventure in the Premier State, we’ve rounded up the four best 4WD tracks in NSW.


The Barraba Track: Top Choice Among Beginner 4WD Tracks In NSW

The Barraba track

Photo courtesy: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Where: Located in Mt Kaputar National Park, the Barraba Track is a fantastic place for those looking for beginner 4WD tracks in NSW – It’s great for off-roaders with a little bit of experience but who want to try out new terrain and regions.

Highlights: Stretching from the Kaputar plateau to the secluded eastern boundary, the steep climb up Barraba Track will reward you with stunning cliff-top views.

The best part about Barraba Track is that access is heavily limited, with only eight vehicles permitted access a week – so you’ll really feel that you’ve got the place to yourself as you take in the stringybarks, majestic gums, and volcanic landscape at your own pace.

Duration: Three hours northwest of Tamworth, and graded medium, this track can easily be completed in a day and makes a great weekend adventure for those looking for beautiful, rugged scenery and awesome views.

You will require a permit and access key to visit the Barraba Track, and information can be found here at National Parks New South Wales.

If you happen to need an SUV or 4WD battery replacement when travelling along the Barraba Track, Barnco Automotive Repairs in Tamworth will be your closest roadside assistance provider to call for help.


Corner Country Trail – The Best Outback Off-Roading Experience in NSW

Photo courtesy: Visit Corner Country

Where: Corner Country Trail will give you a true taste of the Outback as you journey 469km from Broken Hill to Cameron Corner, travelling through small country towns, expansive plains, and dingo country.

Highlights: While the terrain isn’t too tricky to navigate, you will come across corrugations as well as plenty of bull dust, so some off-roading experience will come in handy here.

The weather is generally moderate; however, these plains can flood after heavy rain. So make sure to stay on top of local weather reports and alerts in the lead-up to your trek. Unsurprisingly, it can be a scorcher in summer, so heading up in springtime can make for a more comfortable journey.

You will travel through isolated and remote areas, so plan ahead with plenty of petrol, supplies and a vehicle recovery kit. Don’t forget to check if your car battery needs a replacement, and if yes, Holler for a Marshall at 1300 627 742, and we’ll replace your SUV and 4WD battery so you can hit the road quickly.

Milparinka and Packsaddle are popular stops along the way for outback charm and supplies. If travelling the Corner Country Trail has done nothing more than whet your appetite for more adventure, then Cameron Corner doesn’t have to be the end of your trip with Cameron Corner, as heading a little further west will see you join up with the Strzelecki Track to continue through to Innaminka and beyond.

Duration: Roughly four days on the road.

For a thorough rundown on planning a Corner Country adventure, take a look at Visit Corner Country.


Blacksmiths Beach Trail – The Ultimate Beach Driving Adventure in NSW

Blacksmiths beach

Photo courtesy: Visit NSW.com

Where: Just two hours north of Sydney and a cruisy 25-minute drive from Newcastle, this is the ultimate beach driving adventure in NSW.

Highlights: The easy and scenic Blacksmiths Beach trail is one of the top 4WD tracks in NSW that’s perfect for beginners to try their hand at off-roading.

With soft sand, you’ll want to drop some pressure from your tires before hitting the beach, and the sand dunes will offer plenty of fun testing out your skills or a new rig. And with all the space that Blacksmiths Beach offers, you’ll definitely be able to find a quiet spot without having to share the space with other keen off-roaders.

The fun at Blacksmiths doesn’t stop at off-roading. Bring a boogie board, a picnic, or some fishing gear and make the most of this awesome sight. If fishing is your jam, don’t forget to check out our guide to fishing near Sydney.

For information about permits for Blacksmiths Beach, check out the Belmont Wetlands State Park website.

Duration: Blacksmiths Beach makes for a fantastic day out for the whole family.

Contact Marshall Batteries Newcastle if you happen to need SUV or 4WD battery replacement at Blacksmiths Beach.


Wombeyan Caves – Well-Worth The Effort!

Wombeyan caves

Photo courtesy: Visit NSW.com

Where: Just under four hours from Sydney, the Wombeyan Caves Road begins at Mittagong and will take you all the way to the reserve itself.

Highlights: A truly unique experience, the Wombeyan Caves Reserve showcases some of the most amazing cave networks in the country, and although the track is graded as “easy” (meaning it’s suitable for AWD as well as 4WDs), the unguarded single-lane roads overlooking sheer cliff faces, will get your heart pumping.

At the beginning of your journey, the roads will be paved and very easy to drive along, but as you get closer to the reserve and begin climbing the mountain, the road quality deteriorates quickly into unsealed roads that will pose a bit of a challenge.

With frequent rock falls, as well as blind corners becoming single lanes, care must be taken when off-roading along this track. Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to visiting the Wombeyan Caves Reserve.

But, once you reach the reserve, the stunning, lush greenery and five explorable caves will make all the effort totally worth it.

Duration: Although you could make a day trip to the Wombeyan Caves, we recommend turning it into a weekend trip so you can properly take in the landscape and natural wonders.

You can learn more about visiting the Wombeyan Caves at National Parks New South Wales here.

If an off-roading adventure in New South Wales is on your radar, check out our range of 4WD and SUV batteries to make sure you’ve got the best and most reliable power under the bonnet before you set off on your adventure. And if you’re interested in off-roading across our other states and territories, we’ve got them covered here.

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