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Top spots for radio control cars on the Central Coast

Radio control cars (RC): Great spots to take your cars for a spin around the Central Coast NSW.

I’m fairly new to radio control hobbies, but hey, I’ve been living by the coast for over 30 years! So, trust me, I know some awesome spots where you can take your RC short course or buggy for a super fun drive.

As with all hobbies, it’s best to get to know the community, you’ll find that with having an interest in RC, others (most of the time) will be happy to share their secret locations. Keep in mind they are secret for a reason though. Good spots like this tend to have fewer people and traffic around so you can cut loose and go for it.

In no particular order, these are my favourite spots to take my Traxxas Slash VXL 2wd radio control cars.


Adcock Park, West Gosford

Adcock Park West Gosford NSW

Over behind the baseball field is good for some dirt bashing for your short-course or off-road buggy. If you have a street racer, the netball fields have a smooth surface that you can even drift on. The area is large and is great when no one is around which is normally late in the afternoon of a weekend. I normally go behind the baseball pitch which is relatively quiet on most weekends. This is a good spot, just be careful you don’t hit the sandstone blocks or you’ll need replacement RC parts pretty quickly!

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Umina BMX Track

Umina BMX Track for radio control cars

This is a great spot to take your off-road radio control cars for dirt jumping. The track is fairly large, you just need to be in a central location so you can see your car at all points of the track. There is also a concrete skate park next to the track, it’s a good mix of dirt and street. Keep in mind that Umina Beach is a popular holiday destination so this spot will most likely always be busy, especially during the school holidays.

Another great spot if your off-road radio control cars have paddles is down by the beach near Umina Surf Club, a few local guys have set up a couple of little jumps. The weather affects this area so the jumps may not always be there.

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Green Point Basketball Courts

The old Green Point basketball courts

Although this area is not that big, I have seen a few guys take their street/touring radio control cars there for a drift session. Located just off Avoca Dr near the Coles shopping centre, it’s an easy-to-access spot that is perfect for the younger kids to play around with their cars.

Update 2024: This area has since been redeveloped into a park area, it may no longer be suitable.

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Terrigal BMX Club

Terrigal BMX Track for radio control cars

Terrigal CMX Track is the perfect spot for dirt bashing as long as there are no riders there. I’ve been out there on a weekend afternoon and there has been no one there. It’s an easy place to get to, simply turn off Terrigal Dr onto Duffys Rd and it’s on your left.

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Kincumba Mountain

If you’ve got a crawler, Kincumba Mountain has some good tracks to get started with.

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Wadalba Skate Park

Skate parks can be a good spot depending on the type of radio control car you have. Wadalba Skate Park is generally not crowded, making it a good spot to try different things.

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Car Park on Bryant Drive Tuggerah

This car park is not often crowded in the afternoons of a weekend and is a large enough space to let it rip on the asphalt.

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These are only a few out of the hundreds of locations available on the Central Coast where you can take your radio-controlled cars for a drive.

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Grigg

A lifelong car aficionado, Josh (aka Grigg) started BattleChapters as a passion project to keep memories of all things fast and extreme the outdoor adrenaline lifestyle brings. When not working full time as a UX Designer, you'll find him behind the wheel travelling around Australia and covering all types of extreme sports events.
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