The Best Off-Road ATV Trails in Australia

With its rainforests, outback and designated motorsports parks, Australia has some of the best ATV off-road destinations in the world. It’s not hard to quickly get off the beaten track and enjoy the great outdoors, so what are the top five off-road ATV trails in Australia?

Southern Forests, Tasmania

image001With tracks available for all rider levels, the designated off-road area of the Southern Forests in Tasmania is a spectacular destination for riding.

Situated primarily in the Little Denison and Russell River Valleys, the sites have long been logging areas and many of the trails take you through regrowth forests of various stages. The designated areas are just beyond the Huon Valley, making it a perfect day-trip destination from Hobart.

Basic safety tips include ensuring you never ride alone and have the proper safety equipment so check out stores like JSW Powersports to ensure you have the right equipment before you hit the trail.

Stockton Beach, NSW

If you’re looking to hit the beach, then Stockton Beach in New South Wales is one of the few areas where trail bikes and ATVs are permitted. Less than half an hour north of Newcastle, Stockton Beach is the largest moving coastal sand mass in the southern hemisphere. The designated ATV area includes sand dunes which feature great views from the top, and the area also provides some great seaside riding. Permits do need to be acquired prior to entering the site.

Lancelin, WA

image002If you’re keen to enjoy a sunset over the beach, then WA’s Lancelin area is also open to ATVs. This 200 hectare area consists of dunes, dunes and more dunes, including razorbacks with sharp drops, so protection is recommended, helmets are required and riders have to keep their wits about them. Lancelin is 1½ hours north of Perth and off-road vehicle registration is required.

Manar Park, Qld

This designated motorsports park features hundreds of kilometres of 4WD, ATV trail bike and enduro trails designed to cater to all skill levels and abilities. With a flat track, skid pan, and River Road, there’s a host of ATV options. It also features hill climbs and has camping facilities, making this a great destination to stay and really enjoy some serious riding without the hassle of permits. Manar Park is set amidst a 15,000 acre working cattle farm and is located in Boondooma, Queensland.

Bike Territory, NSW

Another sheep and cattle farm that has opened its gates to motorsports enthusiasts is the 10,000 acre property ‘Castletop’, home to ‘Bike Territory’. Located on the Nandewar Ranges in North West NSW, the property borders Kapatur National Park and offers unique landscape and varying terrain for ATV and trail bike riders. It features enduro loops, fire trails, hill climbs and endless kilometers to explore. There are also three lookouts where riders can pause to enjoy the property’s amazing views. Accommodation, including self-contained cottages and camping facilities, is available.

Regardless of whether you’re after the freedom of a private park or the thrill of hitting the beach on your ATV, there are some great riding options available in some magical Australian locations.

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