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4WD tag-along tours by the Turon River

Turon National Park

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Overview

Join the off-road experts of Getabout 4WD Adventures for an exciting tag-along tour of stunning mountain scenery and crossings along the Turon River, near Lithgow.

When
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Where
Turon National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Grade
Medium
Bookings
Bookings required. Book online or email or call Getabout 4WD Adventures on 1300 660 320.
Please note
Bring your own 4WD vehicle capable of low range.
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Get off the beaten track on this tag-along tour with Getabout 4WD Adventures in Turon National Park and the Sunny Corner district. Though just a couple of hours west of Sydney, you'll feel a million miles away as you explore rugged landscapes on this 4WD trip. 

As your guides lead you along low-range 4WD trails, you'll pass through stunning scenery and make river crossings of the Turon’s crystal clear waters. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and leave your worries and cares behind in the city.

Getabout 4WD Adventures is a licensed commercial tour operator with a Parks Eco Pass.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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    4WD tag-along tours by the Turon River is in Turon National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

    A prosperous gold mining area

    Trees along the river, Turon National Park. Photo: OEH

    In 1851, a delighted Aboriginal prospector found a large gold nugget in the Turon River. Subsequent valuable finds led to the development of the nearby town of Sofala during a gold mining boom. The park area has now been extensively mined for gold and many relics of this activity are still visible along the river’s banks. The park’s historic gold diggings hold local, regional and state significance and are on the NSW State Heritage Register.

    Dramatic geological activity

    Trees along the river, Turon National Park. Photo: OEH

    Central west NSW has had an eventful geological history and the landscape of the area still bears striking reminders of these events, from gold mining remnants to volcanic activity. The gold extracted in the Turon area was alluvial, having washed down over millions of years, to be deposited in the gravels and silts of the creeks and streams.

    Important cultural history

    Reflections in the creek, Turon National Park. Photo: OEH

    Turon National Park is Wiradjuri Aboriginal country and is home to many sacred sites that bear witness to the land’s earliest occupiers. Archaeological surveys from recent times have revealed evidence of extensive Aboriginal occupation prior to European arrival in the area. Therefore, the park plays an important role in conserving evidence of traditional, historical and contemporary land use and is of cultural significance to the Wiradjuri people, as well as descendents of early settlers of European and Chinese heritage.

    Riverine oak forest communities

    Turon National Park. Photo: D Noble

    Turon National Park protects regionally important stands of fringing riverine oak forest communities along Turon River. With an abundance of plant life, you can also find snow gum and ribbon gum woodlands in the area. If you're seeking an adventure, then explore the park and head to the relatively undisturbed ranges throughout the park, which are filled with eucalypt communities.

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