Immerse yourself in nature, test the limits of your vehicle and maybe get a little dirty with these awesome 4wd tracks near Brisbane that are great for the everyday adventurer.
One of the simplest tracks within the D’Aguilar National Park, Mount Mee Forest Reserve offers great 4WD tracks near Brisbane for the everyday adventurer. A little over an hour north of Brisbane CBD, the 4x4 tracks of Mount Mee Forest Reserve have a steady incline with less rugged and rocky terrain when compared to other 4wd tracks in the region. If you’re heading north from Brisbane city, you’ll make your way through Dayboro, where we recommend stopping for a delicious treat at the bakery and a hot, energising coffee from a cosy little café in the centre of town.
Etched into the natural contours of Mount Mee, why not stop by Rocky Hole while exploring Mount Mee Forest Reserve? Accessibly only by 4wd, Rocky Hole is a picturesque swimming hole that makes for a great 4wd adventure and family fun day out. Not too much further down the way from Rocky Hole is the Neurum Creek Camping Area if you decide to turn your 4wd adventure into an overnight or weekend exploration.
If you’re an everyday adventurer with the skill to cover difficult terrain, then Bellthorpe National Park is the 4wd track near Brisbane for you. Located at the southern end of the Conondale Range of Woodford, west of the Glass House Mountains, Bellthorpe National Park is just 90 minutes from Brisbane CBD. Enter the national park from the southern end to explore the beautiful, natural watering hole that is Stony Creek and stop for a picnic at the day use area on Fletcher Road before continuing deeper into the dense forestry. Test your limits by tackling washouts, ditches, boulders and other challenging obstacles that only Bellthorpe National Park can offer for a great 4x4 experience.
Bribie Island itself is such a beautiful part of the Moreton Bay Region. As the only sand island connected to the mainland by the bridge, Bribie Island offers a unique 4x4 experience near Brisbane that you just simply can’t say no to. Four-wheel drive along the beachside or take to scenic bush track for more of a bumpy ride, but make sure you have the correct permit! Though Bribie Island National Park doesn’t offer anything too challenging, it’s a great little spot for the family to explore and make a day of it. Drop into one of the camping areas for a quick morning tea before continuing to explore Fort Bribie, the remains of some World War II bunkers. Head to the far northern reaches of the inland track to Lighthouse Reach for a dip in Pumicestone Passage.
Don’t have your own four-wheel drive to take on an adventure? No problem! Take a back seat and admire the beauty of Bribie Island in a kitted-out four-wheel drive while you get chauffeured around the island with G’Day Adventure Tours. This is the perfect option for tourists or those wanting to sightsee all the natural wonders, historical wartime remnants and iconic native Australian flora and fauna of Bribie Island. Get the full Bribie experience by driving along the beach, stopping for a dip in one of the tree-stained lagoons and visiting Poverty Creek.