Help needed - Driving from Newcastle to Young

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 11:00
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Ok all you New South Wales peoples.. help is needed. My girlfriend (and another female friend) plan on driving on Friday afternoon from Newcastle to Young (and return trip on sunday arvo) to see another friend.
I've checked suggested routes on both whereis.com and also travelmate.com. One is suggesting going out through Blue Mountains (ie Lithgow/Bathurst etc), the other is saying to go to Goulburn/Canberra then out to Young ?

Timeframe isn't the biggest issue (although the quicker the better), mainly trying to give them the easiest route to take.

What you all think ? (i'm currently going for the Canberrra option)

For peace of mind: the car is a Hyundai Excel (although i did offer her the Frontera for the weekend) The two girs are 23y/o and both 'good' drivers.
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Reply By: Redback - Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 11:10

Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 11:10
I'd go Goulburn/Canberra only because of the roadworks in the mountains it's a pain to go through there at the moment.

Baz.
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Reply By: gramps - Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 12:15

Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 12:15
Redback's right. The road (I won't call it a highway!) through the mountains sucks big time.
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Reply By: flappa - Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 12:30

Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 12:30
No question.

Goulburn , Yass, Young. Other then the last 60 odd k's from the Hume Hwy into Young , its all Double lane highway.

The road between The Hume and Young is a good road, we travel out that way all the time.
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 17:21

Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 17:21
Have a look at this on your map, it'l beat the traffic.

Newcastle, Denman, Merriwa, Gulgong, Wellington, Molong, Manildra, Canowindra,Cowra then Young.Just a good country drive.
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Follow Up By: Member - DOZER- Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 21:52

Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 21:52
Remember these two lasses are 23 a piece....how many towers will they get going that way????
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Andrew
ps id go that way, (im over the hill anyway)
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Follow Up By: Member -Dodger - Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 09:21

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 09:21
Pretty good coverage. N very few blue lights.
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