Cooma to the Coast via the tar.

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 11:58
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Maybe some of our ACT or South Coast NSW members can help me with this?? Looking to take our caravan via Cooma, to Mallacoota in a couple of months and I don't want to go that way with the van if it's anything like coming up (or going down) from the Tumut side. Have never gone east to the coast from Cooma before. Not looking to go off road, this will be a black top trip.

Fred.
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Reply By: Notso - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 12:19

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 12:19
Cooma to Cann river on the monaro highway then onto Princess Hwy to Mallacoota
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Reply By: jdbb - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 14:03

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 14:03
Agree with NotSo - the Monaro Hwy through Bombala is the way to go. The alternative is the Monaro/Snowy Mtns Hwy which ends just north of Bega, but this one goes down the Brown Mtn and is steeper, slower and longer distance.
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Reply By: Member - John and Val W (ACT) - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 14:47

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 14:47
Fred,
A further option is to take the Imlay Road which turns off from the Monaro Highway about 30km south of Bombala. This takes you down a good sealed road with good grades to the Princess Hway, and from there its a short run to the Mallacoota turn-off. Maybe a bit shorter that way. The Imlay Rd was built for the logging trucks to go from the SE forests down to the Eden chip mill, so its a good road and usually not much traffic.

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Val.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian W (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 19:02

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 19:02
Yes Imlay Road is viable.

Loaded logging semis and trucks with dogs handle it with ease. Good road, good gradients and plenty of passing room. As mentioned it was developed for the timber transporters but is a surprisingly little used road. Quite a pretty drive as well.

Ian
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Follow Up By: Member - Tessa (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 19:22

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 19:22
Yep. Use Imlay road every February and November with my van to get to Mallacoota. Not as good as the Cann Highway but not as busy either.

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Follow Up By: Mr Fawlty - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 19:48

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 19:48
Even I would suggest the Imlay rd or turn left at Bombala and go via Cathcart and Wyndham brings you out at Pambula, turn left and off you go. either of these two routes is preferable to the Snowy Mtns Hwy.....
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