Bonang Highway between Orbost and Delegate

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Does anyone know if there are any rest areas or toilet facilities on the Bonang Highway between Orbost and Delegate. Also, is this road sealed all the way.
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Reply By: vk1dx - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 at 12:59

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 at 12:59
Yes there are, but mostly on the northern half above Goongerah. Details can be found on the Hema - East Gipsland map. No doubt on other maps as well.

The same map shows some gravel road between Bonang and Goongerah.

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Reply By: Erad - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 at 15:41

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 at 15:41
I came back from Orbost about 2 months ago - the first time in about 15 years. The road hasn't changed very much in that time. It is unsealed for about 30 km from memory, but a reasonable surface at the time I went over it. The road is very winding and slow.

There used to be a comparison between the road thru Cann River and the Bonang Highway. The Bonang was 1 mile shorted and an hour longer. Since then, the Cann River Road (Monaro Highway) has been improved and the Bonang has stayed much the same - not that that is such a bad thing. Overall, I think that the Cann River road is more scenic and certainly a lot easier to drive.

As far as I recall, there are no toilet facilities on the road as far as Bonang or Delegate. There is a pub or resort near Delegate, but I am not interested in those places so I have no idea of what it is like.

I don't recall any rest areas on the road either, but there would be plenty of places to pull off for lunch or a wee behind some bushes etc.
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Reply By: Member - mark D18 - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 at 16:36

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 at 16:36

Cannot think of to many rest areas with Toilets.

Usually ride my motor bike ,but the last time I took my troopy ( so I actually noticed some things )
Its called by bikers as the road of a thousand corners , and boy are they right

Enjoy the trip , the first part from Delegate is very scenic and there are some dirt sections from memory.


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Reply By: Sigmund - Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 09:30

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 09:30
There's a loo at Bonang and not much else there. Some maps show fuel but it isn't any longer.

If you wanted to go off for a bit of forest viewing, from memory there's one or two camp/picnic areas in the forest to the East up Bonang way.

I used to drive that highway often when it was gravel. Great fun doing power slides.
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