Sydney to Merimbula / Eden

Submitted: Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 20:47
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I am soon to travel from Sydney to Merimbula and was wondering if going via Braidwood or Canberra/Cooma may be a better (less winding) way than down the coast?

Any suggestions?

Cheers,

Stuart
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Reply By: SteveW - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 22:25

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 22:25
i drove down to bega a while ago, went there down the coast and thru cooma/ act on the way back up. Cooma/ACT is the way to go, don't know about wind but its alot easier/straighter & quicker.

oh, just remembered, cooma to bega road is pretty much on top of the mountains and there is not a tree in sight (alpine area) so u may get a fair bit of wind during some months. its a good bit of road tho

steve
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Follow Up By: Lyds - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 22:04

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 22:04
Thanks Steve. That was a good suggestion, we missed the wind on the road, but made up for it in Merimbula where it blew for days.

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Follow Up By: SteveW - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 18:18

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 18:18
No probs, glad you had a good time
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 06:32

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 06:32
Hi stuart how are you.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Lyds - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 10:17

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 10:17
G'day Eric.

I'm doing OK thanks. I hope all is well with you and the family too.

We're just having a summer holiday in a holiday unit (ie no camping!) for a change.

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Reply By: Rick Blaine - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 10:52

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 10:52
Lyds... the best way is via cooma, nimitabel ( stop for a pie at the bakery) take the bombala turnoff then at bibenluke take the cathcart turn off (10 km gravel) then at the bitumen turn left thru chatcart to wyndham, at the princes hwy turn left and its a few Km to Merimbula. It sure is less windy and not much traffic than going via the coast or Brown Mountain...
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Follow Up By: Lyds - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 22:08

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 22:08
Thanks Rick that was a good run, and those pies were great; crispy, yet delicate. I told them I'd heard about them on this website and they said they had similar comments from others hearing about them on the "internet".

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Reply By: Lyds - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 10:14

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 10:14
Thanks for suggestions.

We think we'll take the Canberra/Cooma route on the way down, and up through Batemans Bay/Braidwood/Goulburn on the way back.

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Reply By: Lyds - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 22:02

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 22:02
G'day,

We took Rick's suggestion and went via cooma, nimitabel (we stopped for a pie at the bakery - delicious!!!!), took the bombala turnoff then at bibenluke took the road (incl 10 km gravel) thru chatcart to wyndham, at the princes hwy turn left to Merimbula.

The last bit from Bibenluke thru to Merimbula was quite bendy, but some spectacular scenery.

Took us 7.5 hours, including a few breaks.

On the way back we took the very scenic coast road to Bermagui, thru Batemans Bay, then up to Braidwood; this was winding roads all the way. Then straight and smooth from Braidwood to Tarago where we stayed overnight. Then onto Goulburn, and home.

Probably would have taken a bit loinger than the 7.5 hours time (excluding the o'nite stop).
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