Situated in the Granite Belt, a food and wine location surrounded by fantastic scenery, this park is so close to Warwick that if you forget anything it’s only a short drive to town.
The Springs 4x4 Adventure Park is well-known for hosting the annual Ironman 4x4 Adventure Challenge, and drivers from all over come to compete here because of the amount of terrain available.
There are so many different trails ranging from easy to extreme that can be used – rocky, shaley and rutted tracks with steep inclines and declines, as well as creeks, waterfalls and natural rock formations – making it a four-wheeler’s haven.
Many campers also head to The Springs for a weekend of wheeling and to have a go at Beer O’Clock Hill, which can only be attempted at 4pm each Saturday (and only with the park owners present) due to safety reasons.
This track is located within the main camping area, making it a centrepiece for campers who are chilling for the afternoon. If you can make it to the top of the hill, you’ll be awarded a sticker as proof to brag to all your friends.
The main camp has toilets and hot showers available, so you can wash off the dust and dirt from earlier and get ready to sit around the fire and share stories of the day.
As mentioned, the park has a variety of tracks and terrain, but two in particular are worth mentioning: Love Hill and Bald Hill. The 360-degree views afforded atop these hills are breathtaking, very picturesque and easy to get to. For those just starting out, there’s a playground at the entrance of the park near the office where you can hone your skills.
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If you haven’t been to The Springs before, mark it down on your to-do bucket list – it’s the whole box and dice. Make sure you contact Carolyn or Neil to arrange your next booking, and we guarantee you’ll enjoy yourself. It’s not often you get paradise in the bush, but this place sure does feel like it.
The Springs 4x4 Adventure Park is situated just south of Warwick on the New England Highway in the Granite Belt region of South East Queensland.
The main campsite is open and flat with a lot of shade available. The toilet and shower block is located in the centre of this camping area, and there are other campsites dotted all over the park and marked out on the map.
What’s on offer
Take on the Beer O’Clock Hill challenge, 4pm every Saturday.
A small kiosk with basic items.
Swap ’n’ Go gas cylinders available at the office.
Firewood for sale.
Designated driver training areas.
There is a vehicle recovery service available at the park should you become stranded: $95/hr normal tracks; $140/hr extreme tracks; $500 flat rate for vehicles stranded in Carnage Canyon.
Toilets and showers.
The tracks wind over 700 acres of various terrain, ranging from easy to extreme.
4WD only (day trip): $25
Camping per night (2WD only): $25
One night camping, one day 4WD: $40
One night camping, plus two days 4WD: $65
THE SPRINGS 4X4 PARK
21153 New England Highway,
The Glen, QLD, 4370
PHONE: 0448 948 608