Jindabyne to Omeo ???

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 27, 2004 at 21:41
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Hi all ,
I am planning to do a trip from Jindabyne to Omeo via the Barry way,
Black Mountain Rd and Limestone Rd.
I have noted on the Maps I am looking at, that it is not recommended to tow caravans along this route. What I am wondering though, would a 6 x 4 box trailer full of camping gear cause any problems ( towed behind a Jackeroo) ?
If anyone who has travelled this route could give me some advice I would appreciate it.
Ozzy
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Reply By: Member - Paul H - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2004 at 21:49

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2004 at 21:49
Hi Ozzy, Not sure about Black Mountain Rd & Limestone Rd, But I have travelled along Barry Way from Buchan to Jindabyne towing an on road camper trailer towed behind a Pajero & didn't have any problems. It's a pretty easy trip. Mckillops Bridge is a nice spot to camp at the junction with the Deddick River. Its some really fantastic country to see. Hope this helps.
enjoy your trip,
PMK
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 11:44

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 11:44
Went through Barry Way many years ago. Small trailer should be OK. The problem is the road gets a bit narrow and windy in some parts with a vertical cliff drop ( several hundreds of feet) to one side and a "brick wall" on the other side of the road. We did the last 100 km at 9pm in September at about 40 km/h due to a pea soup fog, and even that was pushing it!. We were counting about 4-5 seconds between seeing the white edge marker posts (no mans land), with no idea how "vertical" the edges of the road were and barely able to make out the wheel ruts. Wasn't 'till the drive home that we realised. Ignorance is bliss (lol).
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Follow Up By: ozzy's - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 20:55

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 20:55
Thanks for the advice,
I'll give it a go.
Ozzy
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Reply By: ruckus - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 14:24

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 14:24
G'day Ozzy
I did a trip up to Lake Eucumbene 3 weeks ago and we travelled along the Barry way through Suggan Buggan up to Jindabyne driving a falcon station wagon towing a 7 x 4 trailer with a 11' tinny on top. No problems. The road is apparently in better than average condition after a decent grading earlier last year. Just keep the speed down around blind corners as there is not much room to move around oncoming cars. The scenery is bloody amazing through there and well worth the slow drive.
Ben
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Reply By: ozzy's - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 20:58

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 20:58
Thanks Ruckus,
Sounds good to me.
Ozzy
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Reply By: ian - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 23:35

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 23:35
Ozzy,

Did all those roads a couple of weeks ago. All in good condition and very easy (when dry). Car and trailer has no problems, 4x4 just added comfort. Flies along the river are a real pain at the moment. I prefer to camp at a bit of altitude away from river and flies. Extent of bushfire burn will surprise you. Consider continuing thru Omeo to Dargo for a good drive.

Have fun
Ian
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Reply By: ozzy's - Friday, Jan 30, 2004 at 21:15

Friday, Jan 30, 2004 at 21:15
Thanks Ian,
I will defintley have a look at Dargo.
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