Located on the famous "Putty
Road", about 50km from Windsor ( NW of Sydney), Fred's Hill
lies just north of Wallaby Swamp, in Yengo National Park. It
offers rugged bushland views towards the coast from the high
ridges until the track descends down into the valley, crossing the
creek, and then the ascent back up the other side of the valley.
Although not a long track, a full day should
be allowed for this trip. The track is extremely punishing on
vehicles with less than 4" of lift and without a diff
lock or two you can expect not to succeed. There is ample
opportunity to test out your rig's articulation of the large ruts and steps, and disconnection of
sway bars will improve your traction greatly here. An A+ grade
trip, it is purely a technical track, with lots of boulders, steep
drops, loose dirt and very rocky sections. Imagine a dry creek bed
at a 30 degree angle, strewn with car killing boulders. Not for
the faint hearted, but loads of fun. The trip there and back is
also exciting, especially with no sway bars!
The Putty Rd is a popular trip for
motorcyclists, with miles of windy road, high speed curves, and
straight sections through typical aussie bush. The Highway Patrol
also enjoy this road!