Braidwood to Cooma

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 05, 2016 at 16:35
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Has anyone travelled from Braidwood to Cooma via Cooma, Badja, Countegany and Numeralla Roads? If so, is the road surface and terrain suitable for caravans?

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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2016 at 17:04

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2016 at 17:04
Yes, Pete, heaps of times, with a Kimberley Karavan (2.2 tonne) behind a Prado and now a BT50. For those vehicles it is a doddle. It's a nice drive. Mostly sealed, about 50km of good unsealed. It's through the hills so a few bends, but easily doable with a caravan, even a large one, IMO. But I am a bit more adventurous than some so if you're not, get some more opinions.

Nice camping at Wyanbene Caves. We also camped at Big Hole a while ago, but I can't recall if it's suitable for larger rigs.

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Follow Up By: Itchyfeet Pete (Erina NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2016 at 17:22

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2016 at 17:22
Thanks Frank, sounds good. Yes I'm a bit adventurous as well, after Mungo and the Darling River run this one sounds like a walk in the park.

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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2016 at 21:58

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2016 at 21:58
I now remember Big Hole campground. You'll get your rig in there and camp, no probs.

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Reply By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2016 at 19:45

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2016 at 19:45
We went south along this route three years ago. Looking at your rig (Troopy + single axle van) it should not present any problems. There are a few good camping spots and the Cascades are worth a gander, especially if there has been rain in the immediate past.
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Follow Up By: Itchyfeet Pete (Erina NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 09:59

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 09:59
Thanks Andrew but the link to the Cascades takes you to a location 280km South of Perth. Did you go the long way round? :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 13:09

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 13:09
?? The Cascades (Tuross Falls) are about 8kms SSE of Countegany. Pretty spot.
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Follow Up By: Itchyfeet Pete (Erina NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 14:02

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 14:02
Andrew,

OK, got you now. If you search for Tuross Falls on ExplorOz it takes you to Wadbilliga National Park. The description talks about the Cascades but the link on that page takes you to the Cascades in WA. Tuross Falls looks good though.

So that means you didn't go the long way round then? :-)

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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 15:30

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 15:30
Pete, we took a very long way round, almost worth a blog in itself! ? We were going to gradually wend our way north from Eden, crisscrossing between the coast and the inland highway to the west of the ranges. But torrential rain put paid to that, as it would now. There were landslides, bridges washed away, roads flooded.
To cut a long story short, instead of heading to Eden from Jindabyne, we ended up going down to Orbost (and Malo) via the Snowy, seeing it in flood for the first time (7m at McKillops Bridge)
Then up the coast, finally west through Araluen, then down through Braidwood, Ballalaba, Togganoggera. After Cooma, north to Bredbo (pancakes to die for), follwed by Jerangle, Captains Flat and Queanbeyan.
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Follow Up By: Itchyfeet Pete (Erina NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 16:21

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 16:21
Yep, that's the long way round. Hopefully by the time we go, around end January, all the rain will have cleared and we'll be able to go the short way.
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Reply By: Member-Heather MG NSW - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 08:48

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 08:48
We towed a 20 ft van with reasonable clearance along this road a couple of years ago and had no problems. There has been quite a lot of rain in the past few days though and I would advise phoning the local shire council or police for road condition updates before setting out.
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Follow Up By: Itchyfeet Pete (Erina NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 10:06

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 10:06
Thanks Heather. After Frank's response I checked out Wyanbene Caves on the net and there's a current warning for the area.
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/Deua-National-Park/Local-alerts
I'll check again before we leave as you suggest, currently planned for end January.

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