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willowglen challenge 4wd competition event

October Long Weekend 2019

The TLCC Willowglen 4x4 Challenge is an exciting 4WD event held annually over the NSW October Long Weekend. The Willowglen 4x4 Challenge sees teams consisting of 4 vehicles from various registered 4WD clubs competing over a Friday night stage, four stages on Saturday and four stages on Sunday.

The Friday night stage commences just after sunset, Saturday's events are all day from 8:00am, Sunday's events start at 8:00am concluding with the Mud Hole, followed by the presentation at approximately 6:00pm.

The competition stages are designed to suit both competitors and spectators and ensure maximum enjoyment, speedy recovery of vehicles and continuous running of events. All stages are a test of both driver & navigator skill and vehicle capability.

Spectator’s tickets to the Willowglen 4x4 Challenge are available online from $TBA for a day visit ticket or $TBA for a weekend ticket (including booking fee and transaction fee).  Click on the link.

Tickets are also available at the gate from midday on Friday 4th October. Day tickets are $TBA per person (cash only). Weekend camping passes are $TBA per person (cash only). Children aged under 15 enter free if accompanied by a family adult. 

Willowglen is located near Tarago some 40 minutes south of Goulburn. On event weekend, direction signs will be posted along the road giving directions to the Challenge from Tarago. Importantly, you don't need a four wheel drive to get there. The property and car parks can be accessed by two wheel drive vehicles.

The event is hosted by the Toyota Land Cruiser Club of Australia, and regarded as the premier 4WD competition in NSW.

How Do I Enter?

Willowglen 4X4 Challenge Entry Forms are available here - 'How do I enter?'

The Willowglen 4x4 Challenge is run under the Cross Country Drivers Association rules as well as Willowglen’s supplementary rules. The Supplementary Rules are available here. The CCDA rules are available on their website at www.ccda4wd.com.au

Here is an example of what the event could look like. The final stages will be completed close to the competition start date.

Saturday Stages

4 competition stages are held on Saturday all within a short walking distance ~
Note: Five available stages are available for use

Carnage Canyon
A drop into a rocky, twisting rocky creek bed with a loose hill climb to finish.

The Waterfall
A rocky creek bed climb with a difficult rock hill obstacle climb to finish.

The Spider
A figure 8 shaped track through a gully driving over a mixture of tyres, rocks, logs with hill climb to finish.

Step'n up
A series of log steps ascending up a hill. As you climb the logs get bigger.

Up the Creek
A step ascent followed by a steep descent, through a natural ravine climbing over rocks, logs, tyres and dugouts.

Sunday Stages

4 competition stages are held on Sunday all within a short walking distance ~

Rockin ‘n Rollin
A rocky course with opposing and unusual holes designed to test the car’s suspension.

All Shook Up
A course over fixed logs finishing with a difficult log hill climb to finish.

Gullied Out
A course through a gully which weaves its way up and down the hill sides over logs tyres and rocks, finishing with a steep long hill climb.

Tyred ‘n Twisted
A ‘U’ shaped event involving large excavator tyres and angled logs.

The Mud Hole
A course set in a natural amphitheatre with hidden holes in the mud, run in a zigzag pattern.

Willowglen Challenge Reviews

  • Thanks to the TLCC for hosting the Willowglen challenge. Tracks were great. Cheers on behalf of the Canobloas club.

    Club Member

    Canobolas 4WD Club
  • On behalf of the ACT All Terrain Club, I’d like to say thanks for continuing to putting on another great Willowglen Challenge weekend. Willowglen is one of the standout 4WD events that will, hopefully, be around for many years to come. I would also like to say thanks to the Challenge Committee, Stage Marshalls, Officials, Recovery Crews and all those involved. The amount of time and effort that goes into running such an event in not lost on the competitors, and we all really appreciate it. If it wasn’t for that time and effort, there wouldn’t be a Willowglen. We are already looking  forward to next year

    Club Member

    ACT All Terrain Club
  • On behalf of the On all 4's 4wd club I would like to thank TLCC for another great weekend, we all had a blast. Yet again it was another very well run event

    Event Participant

    On All Fours 4WD Club
  • WOW WOW WOW, what another great 2019 Willowglen event.

    The Blue Mountains 4WD Club would like to thank you for all the time and efforts putting on an amazing event. Your club Volunteers are truly valuable to the 4wd Community and cannot be thanked enough for their time and efforts.

    What really stood out this year was the help and assistance from all clubs with parts, welders, equipment and manpower when needed in keeping truck on the tracks.

    We all hope you had as much fun as we did and look forward to 2020.

    Again, thank you.


    The Blue Mountains 4WD Club

    Event Participant

    The Blue Mountains 4WD Club
  • Thanks for a great weekend.  Willowglen was awesome.  I must really make a huge note on one factor, those toilets where the cleanest most hygienic toilets ever, huge congrats to the cleaners of them.  An extremely well organised weekend.  Thank you to all who put this fabulous weekend one for us all.

    Event Participant

  • On behalf of team Drop Bear, we thank TLCC for a fantastic weekend. We also thank all the club's and everyone who rallied around to help each other out. It's what makes this sport enjoyable.

    Event Participant

  • Another awesome Willowglen weekend run and done!! 3 days of great driving and, more importantly, spending time with friends and family.

    On behalf of the Shellharbour 4WD - a massive THANK YOU to the Toyota Land Cruiser Club of Australia for all your hard work planning, preparing and running another great weekend!! We know there's a huge amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to make this weekend happen and we're all very grateful that you all make the effort and put in the time to run it each year. Lets hope it's around for years to come.

    A huge thanks to our Shellharbour team - the boys worked hard, and had some fun, all weekend and they all had some awesome drives. Very proud of you all.

    Thanks also to all the other competitors - what a great group of people to wheel and camp with. Some amazing friendships have been made through this sport and, especially through this event. Congratulations to the winners, place getters and everyone who competed. Bring on 2020 - Shellharbour is keen!! 

    Event Participant

    Shellharbour 4x4 Club
  • Just wanted to say well done to the TLCC organising committee, the volunteers, marshals & yourself who have all excelled once again in what we have found to be one of the best run competitions of professional standards in NSW. From both a competitor & spectator point of view, the Macarthur Club members appreciate all the time & effort that goes into the preparation & running an event of this calibre, by your tremendous hard working body of volunteers. We loved every aspect of it all & we look forward to next year already. Please pass on our huge thanks to the Willowglen team on our behalf.

    Event Participant

    Macarthur District 4wd Club
  • To our fellow Competitors – thanks for another great weekend. To be with a group of likeminded people, many of whom have become good friends, enjoying a sport we all love – what better way to spend a few days!! And to see competing teams supporting each other, cheering each other on, offering help when needed and sharing a few laughs at the end of the day is pretty cool.    Belinda

    Event Participant

    Shellharbour 4x4 Club
  • Big thanks to the TLCC for another great and well run event.

    Event Participant

  • Big Thanks to the TLCC and other clubs/competitors for another top weekend.

    Event Participant