Taking a caravan from Tumut (NSW) to Towong (Vic)

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013 at 22:45
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Planning a trip with a friend along the Murray. Most of the trip is pretty straightforward, but wondering if there will be problems with my friend towing a van from Tumut to Towong. We are coming from Sydney and planning on driving from Gundagai to Tumut to Tumbarumba to Tooma and then Towong.
I'm not sure how big his van is (other than it is a twin axle van), he has a diesel patrol as his tow vehicle.

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Reply By: patsproule - Thursday, Feb 07, 2013 at 07:44

Thursday, Feb 07, 2013 at 07:44
In-Laws just did this with a single-axle van and I tow a ski boat up there regularly. The worst bit is probably Gundagai to Tumut - few steep and windy bits. The downnhill run into Tooma has a stop/go in the middle of it due to subsidence of the road - been like it for 2 years. there are some steep pulls and narrow bits after Tumba but it's otherwise an OK run. Look out for stock movements - often not signposted.

Can recommend a coffee at 3 bears cafe in Tumba and make sure to stop at the top of the Tooma Hill lookout - awesome view.

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham Watson (SA) - Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 08:05

Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 08:05
Thanks for that. It is always good getting local knowledge. There is only so much you can learn from maps and Google Earth.
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Reply By: Varmint - Thursday, Feb 07, 2013 at 08:03

Thursday, Feb 07, 2013 at 08:03
Paddy River Falls are worth a stop on the way
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham Watson (SA) - Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 00:32

Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 00:32
We are thinking of spending the night at either Paddy River Falls, Paddy River Flat or Henry Angel Flat for the night.
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Reply By: aussiedingo (River Rina) - Thursday, Feb 07, 2013 at 09:20

Thursday, Feb 07, 2013 at 09:20
Make sure you overnight at the free camp on the Murray at Jinjellic! (not far from Tumba) beautiful place with a great bush pub adjoining..

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Follow Up By: Member - Kevin S (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 07, 2013 at 12:58

Thursday, Feb 07, 2013 at 12:58
That is useful information aussiedingo. Many times in years gone, by when I drove regularly between Melbourne and Sydney, I have seen the sign to Jingellic and often wondered what was there. The other sign that intrigued me is the one that points to Wee Jasper.
I have researched Wee Jasper and hope to visit it later this year. Jingellic will now be added to the itinerary, so thank you for the suggestion.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham Watson (SA) - Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 08:03

Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 08:03
Thanks. Sounds good. Unfortunately we have a bit of a tight timetable on this leg of the trip, so won't be able to follow up on this suggestion this trip.
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