Who said four-wheel driving had to be remote?
Located only an hour and half from Brisbane, Swan Gully Park features more than 900 acres of camping and 4WD tracks. Sitting where City View 4WD Park used to be, this off-road playground is perfect for a day trip or even a full weekend jaunt.
Those who remember City View will find the entrance easily as it is located in almost the same spot. Setting up couldn’t be easier – sign in at the office, find your campsite, set up, air down, lock in the hubs and lose yourself amongst the bush.
Swan Gully really ticks all the boxes when it comes to casual off-roading, covering all skill levels from novice to competition-style rock crawling.
Driver training is provided, so those just starting out on the rock face or wanting to improve their skill set will find this a welcoming and relaxing destination. The tracks are rated, which encourages visitors to use their common sense when determining which ones to attempt – so to avoid unnecessary damage to your pride and joy, harder tracks should be left to the experienced (no one wants to be heading home on the back of a tow truck).
The tracks can be very steep, rocky, rutted and loose, so having a spotter calling you through is a distinct safety advantage – just make sure your vehicle is well-maintained and in good order before attempting the trip. Having a couple of UHF radios isn’t a bad idea, either.
You’ll certainly find your reward at the top of the ridges, though, with endless and breathtaking views. It’s all too easy to pull up after a hard day’s 4WDing and get lost in the spectacular scenery of the surrounding terrain.
When it’s time to relax for the night, the campsites offer well-cleared and maintained areas. They’re scattered throughout the park, so it’s up to you which one you choose. There are also special sites for motorhomes, although they do get busy so it pays to check availabilities before you arrive. Pets are allowed as long as they’re kept under control.
For those of you who aren’t of the ‘roughing it’ breed, Swan Gully is developing ‘glamping tents’. These softer options have proper beds and timber floors, which some will no doubt appreciate on aching backs after a hard day on the tracks.
In order for everyone to get the full experience, Swan Gully Park will soon feature SXS Buggies. These nimble side-by-side vehicles will be part of a guided tour throughout the park. The owners are very inviting, accommodating, and strive to make every guest feel right at home.
Swan Gully is definitely not your normal 4WD park – it caters for all skill levels and interests and will have you and the family looking forward to the next weekend!
Swan Gully is situated near Bromelton, not far from Beaudesert, QLD, giving easy access from Brisbane and its surrounds. With more than 900 acres of camping and 4WD tracks, you’re bound to have a blast!
Campsites are scattered throughout the park.
Toilet facilities only.
There is 2WD and 4WD access with special level areas for motorhomes. The tracks range from easy to extreme where lockers and winches are required.
CONTACTS AND INFORMATION:
388 Swan Gully Road, Bromelton.
Phone: 0475 630 843
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