Basic off road trails.

Submitted: Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 16:30
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We are the happy owners of a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander. At this time in our ownership we have done no offroad driving.

We are inquiring if there are any basic offroad trails in the greater Sydney Region. Preferably the trails should not be too rough or rocky. Something not too difficult, but can be used to give a basic demonstration of offroad driving.

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Reply By: Member - Joe F (WA) - Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 17:09

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 17:09
G'day Graham H3

We might be on opposite ends of the Tropic of Capricorn but your best bet might be to join a four wheel drive association or club, these organizations have a very diverse membership base and you will learn a huge amount of useful information in a no fuss no rush way, plus you will have the added safety factor with a club membership should you wish to travel with them on a group outing.

Safe travels :

The only off road trail I know of here in the Pilbara is this sort of thing.

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Reply By: Member - wicket - Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 17:09

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 17:09
Have a look at the book in the shop here 4WD treks around Sydney, several reviews too

4WD treks close to Sydney
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Reply By: bockstar1 - Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 20:49

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 20:49
A couple of weeks I did the Lost City track at Newnes. A number of muddy puddles and potholes but nothing too dramatic. We also continued on the Blackfellows Hand Track to Wolgan Gap Rd. This one is a dirt track rather than a 4wd track but it will give you a feel for dirt and offroad driving.

Try also Yengo National Park up from Wiseman's Ferry.

And as others have mentioned, Short Treks around Sydney (Boiling Billy).


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Reply By: Member - Gary R M (VIC) - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 21:23

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 21:23
Greetings Graham H3, we towed our 2010 Santa Fe from Yunta up to Arkaroola, across the Oodnadatta Track and into the east McDonnell Ranges towing a Pod Family Camper with no problems but the more remote less maintained roads may present a few problems.
We also travel over Mt Hotham quite a bit to visit friends and families on the other side.
The Santa Fe is a pretty good snow vehicle.
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