Gap Rd is one of those 4×4 tracks that leaves you wondering what lies beyond the entrance.
At a glance it is a single lane that climbs up forever. Let me show you this Freemans Waterhole 4×4 track!
How to get there
Gap Rd is in the Awaba State Forest running between Freemans Drive and Palmers Road. If you start at Freemans Drive it will be a mostly downhill run. I chose to start off at Palmers RD. For a Google Pinpoint click here.
What to expect from Gap Road Freemans Waterhole
Gap Road was once bog holes, decent ruts, rock steps with a steep hill climb thrown in for good measure. Recently, the track has had major works and a lot of the rock steps have been bulldozed and removed. There are still a few mud puddles and a steep climb. Next to the steep climb there is a set of rock steps to play on. Gap Rd will now make a great beginner track.
I’m certain as time goes on Gap Road at Freemans Waterhole will once again become a challenging track. There are still a few good side tracks to explore if you are looking for something a little more challenging. Overall, this is a good track to introduce someone new to 4wding.
NB: If there is any moisture in the ground, the road will be really slippery.
What makes it great
If you’re looking for a quick beginner track that is easy enough to do by yourself, Gap Road Freemans Waterhole 4×4 track is for you. An easy 1-hour drive from Sydney and Newcastle makes it a great 4wd day trip or head off to the Watagans 4×4 tracks for more.
Highlights – A great easy track to learn on. Some steep climbs and descents.
Negatives – Will quickly become an easy track even to the inexperienced.
Track grade – Easy.
Suitable Vehicle – Unmodified, possibly even a soft roader if you tip toe around the mud puddles.
Time – Allow around half an hour to complete.
Disclaimer: Use this as a guide only. You are responsible for your own safety.