250 clicks south of Darwin and just 115km from the regional town of Katherine, a weekend trip to Umbrawarra is well within range of most Territorians.
Kanangra-Boyd National Park features a fun 4WD run along the Kowmung Fire Trail, which leads down to the bushy Dingo Dell campsite on the banks of Tuglow Hole Creek.
Visiting offroaders can traverse the park’s rugged coastline, through dunes and rocky limestone sections and stopping in at the famous Seven Mile Beach.
The track begins by the headwaters of the iconic Murray River and visitors traverse windswept high plains before intercepting the Murray again 40km to the north near the Tom Groggin Station camping area.
Saunders Gorge is a ripper spot for a casual offroad jaunt out of Adelaide, perfect for those times you’ve got a hankering to get the wheels dirty but have only a single day leave pass up your sleeve.
Just 135km northeast of Sydney’s CBD, Blacksmiths is the closest place to town you can legally get some sand between your tread, yet it couldn’t feel further removed.