Abercrombie Rd and Bonang Rd

Submitted: Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 16:27
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Hi all
I'm after a bit of local knowledge if possible. The two roads in question - Abercrombie Rd south from Oberon towards Goulburn and Bonang Rd north from Orbost towards Bombala both seem to have small sections of dirt in them. Question is - how suitable are these roads for travel with a van? We have a SWB Prado towing a 12ft off-road van (1900 wide). The road surface and hills don't worry me - it's more the width of the road etc. along these unsealed sections.

Any advice appreciated.

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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 18:05

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 18:05
"Abercrombie Rd south from Oberon towards Goulburn"

It's a while since I have travelled both of the roads you are enquiring about. I don't remember much gravel along this road. I believe there is none now. It's a favoured route to tow vans between Canberra and Lithgow and the Blue Mountains.

"Bonang Rd north from Orbost towards Delegate"

Again it is a good road but a little narrow for a few kilometres. The road up to the McKillops bridge turnoff is a full 2 lanes wide. Take the narrow sections around Bonang cautiously so you and the horse trucks can dodge each other. Delegate to Bombala
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Reply By: Michael H9 - Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 18:18

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 18:18
The road from Oberon to Goulburn has been sealed for a long time. Nice overnight at either Black Springs or at the river.
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Reply By: Member - RUK42 (QLD) - Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 21:07

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 21:07
Thanks guys
I thought some of Google's imagery was a bit dated. Thanks for the update.
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Reply By: Member - Donnyj - Thursday, Nov 09, 2017 at 20:29

Thursday, Nov 09, 2017 at 20:29
I'm coming in a bit late here, but for what it is worth. I used to live near Delegate and drove the Delegate to Orbost road countless times over the decades, including with semi trailers. It is a good road. Still gravel between Bonang and the settlement of Goongerah. There are a couple of spots between Goongerah and Orbost which are a little narrow, but semi trailers use this road all the time. No worries with a van.
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