4WD Treks Close to Sydney features 25 of the best four-wheel drive day and weekend treks within a few short hours’ drive of Sydney. Detailed here are treks to the north of Sydney in the sandstone country of Yengo and Wollemi national parks. Here you will find scenic lookouts, Aboriginal art sites and historical sites of villages and convict built roadways.
Then there are the Watagan Mountains and Barrington Tops to explore, or the sands of Stockton Beach.
Or take to the Blue Mountains for the spectacular Kanangra Walls, more challenging four-wheel drive tracks and Jenolan Caves.
Further west visit the old gold mining towns of Sofala and Hill End, while in the south Morton National Park features waterfalls and lookouts.
4WD Treks Close to Sydney contents
Expert route directions read in forward and reverse as well as featuring both GPS Lat/Long and UTM Grid References.
A specific map accompanies each trek, providing a convenient overview of the route. Camping places and points of interest also feature. Each trek is graded into categories of easy, medium, difficult and very difficult. The authors have recommended each trek’s suitability for AWD and for those towing camper trailers.
Authors Craig Lewis and Cathy Savage are well-known and experienced four-wheel drivers, as well as travel writers and photographers.
Although there are drives to the north, south and west of Sydney, the treks are arranged from easy to very difficult in the book. Some of the treks are suggested as day trips, while others are recommended for weekend or longer getaways.
And for longer trips, camping spots and picnic areas are detailed. In fact everything is included here for some great short treks from Sydney. See our adventures as we journeyed to Jenolan Caves and Wombeyan Caves in the video below. And have a look at our You Tube Channel Adventure Travel Australia to see more adventures.