Port Hunter 4x4 Club is a fun, family-friendly club based in the Lake Macquarie/Newcastle region of NSW. We enjoy various events throughout the year, such as day trips, weekend trips, overnight camping, social days and extended trips (usually annually). 


  • Our trips range from those suitable for standard 4WDs with low range through to harder trips for the more adventurous
  • Get peace of mind and safety by travelling with experienced and supportive, like-minded enthusiasts
  • We grade our trips so you can choose trips that suit your level of ability and vehicle

We hold Driver Training days for our members during each year through the DTU (Driver Training Unit of 4WD NSW & ACT). Many of our members are accredited in basic driver training through to advanced driver training. Driver awareness courses are an integral part of the club's objectives with a strong focus on the safe and correct use of your vehicle and recovery equipment.


Port Hunter 4x4 Club is affiliated with the 4WD NSW & ACT.

4WD NSW & ACT is the peak body representing 4WDrivers in NSW.

4WD NSW & ACT affiliation with 4WD Australia & the Australian Confederation of Motor Clubs (ACMC) brings strength in numbers when representing the interests of the 4WD community to government departments and land managers.


An added benefit of being a member of the Australian Confederation of Motor Clubs (ACMC) through our affiliation with 4WD NSW & ACT, qualifying vehicles can be registered under the conditional registration scheme. Through these affiliations we are kept up to date with vehicle modification rule changes.


We meet regularly with other 4WD clubs in our region as part of the Hunter Region Four Wheel Drive Council, to discuss issues affecting 4WDriving in our area, and to plan combined activities - which are primarily aimed towards community service.


Port Hunter 4x4 Club has a proud history of working with land managers in our area.


Working with local staff of both National Parks & Wildlife Service and Forestry Corporation, we have participated in tree planting, sand dune rehabilitation, noxious weed and rubbish removal. 


The Memorandum of Understanding between 4WD NSW & ACT and National Parks & Wildlife Service establishes a framework to guide 4WD Clubs and NPWS in the creation and participation in approved volunteer activities.




Port Hunter 4x4 Club began as the Crossroads Mitsubishi 4WD Club in April 1984 at Glendale. This led to our first club trip to Chichester State Forest.

The club’s aim was to enjoy our great outdoors through off road adventures with a focus on family oriented day trips and camping.

Our first touring trip to Fraser Island in 1986 was the start of many more touring adventures over the years.

By 1987 the club needed to structure because of its growing membership. We changed our name to Port Hunter 4x4 Club and became an incorporated association.

This led to more member benefits such as social outings and driver training. We also joined the 4WD Clubs association.

Over the years, we’ve seen children that grew up in the club become members as adults. They continue to share the Port Hunter experience with their own children.

Almost 40 years since we began, the club runs a mix of trips each month. Our trips cater for all experience levels, and include a mix of social outings, day trips and weekend campouts.

We keep in touch with our members with our website, Facebook, Instagram, and our monthly meetings and magazine.

Club membership is approaching 100 and our trips take us all around the country.

We welcome new members that share our enjoyment of four wheel driving and our family friendly values.

We encourage all our members to be involved in running the club.