Route advice

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 at 12:34
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I want to travel from Wollongong to Penrith towing a 17ft caravan with a Jeep Grand Cherokee. What way is recommended please?
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Reply By: Member - William B - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 at 12:43

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 at 12:43
Princes highway (M1) until Heathcote left onto Heathcote Road merge onto M5 motorway then onto M7 till M4 then Penrith.
Or up the Picton Road to the Hume motorway onto the M7 then M4.
Either way there is a climb out of Wollongong.
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Reply By: Random South’s gal - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 at 12:59

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 at 12:59
Thanks William. Just hoping it’s not too steep and winding.
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Follow Up By: Member - William B - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 at 13:10

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 at 13:10
Picton road is probably a bit more winding and more trucks or less places for them to pass, Princes highway has a few up and downs but has 2 lanes and higher speed limits to get a run up.
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Follow Up By: OzzieCruiser - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022 at 09:57

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022 at 09:57
Picton road is pretty straight and few hills - hills mainly at the start. Pricess Highway is worse and the Heathcote link to get over to Liverpool is not the best.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022 at 16:39

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022 at 16:39
I would go Picton road it is much easier, I just did the same trip today but not towing
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Reply By: OzzieCruiser - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 at 13:10

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 at 13:10
Put the route into a GPS with "fastest selected" - will take you as suggested - up Mt Ousely, Picton Road, Hume Motorway (at Wilton), M7 near Liverpool, then onto the M4 - all too easy.

About 100km - all too easy.
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Reply By: kgarn - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022 at 09:05

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022 at 09:05
I posted this file earlier in response to a similar question. It lists gradients etc for several routes up from the coast. You may find it useful.

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