Mittagong to Oberon information required.

Submitted: Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 23:43
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Has anyone got any up to date information on the route from Mittagong to Oberon as outlined in Ron and Viv Moon's book titled Discover Australia 4WD 2004 edition.

I have found a small amount of info. in the archives but most of it is a few years old. One thread titled "Mittagong to Oberon" came up as not available. I have been hearing stories about some sections of it being closed so I am not sure how accurate the book is these days.

Some friends and I want to check it out with a view to taking a club trip through there later in the year.

Brian

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 01:19

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 01:19
Splits
If you mean via the Wombeyan Caves Rd the distance to Oberon is 178Klm, the Wombeyan Caves Rd to Richlands Rd is very windy and not suitable for Caravans.....I went that road back in 1975 in a truck with Trailer , 55ft long.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 02:13

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 02:13
While on the subject of Wombeyan Caves

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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 10:13

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 10:13
G'day,

they've got him Doug. Geez I'll free climb a 220 m radio mast to change light bulbs but you won't get me going underground like this bloke, esp alone.

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nice combination of cars in that photo.....
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 07:57

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 07:57
Brian,

Limeburners is currently closed so you will need to follow the Range Trail right through.
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Reply By: The Bigfella - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 08:09

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 08:09
I travelled the road over the Anzac Long Weekend. Very windy but you just have to take your time. It has quite a few potholes and small gutters washed out. I came from the Oberon end and towed my Coromal Silhoutte camper to Wollondilly River Station OK. The road is very narrow in places but I got the camper in and out OK. I tow with a Terracan. I met plenty of 2WD's going both ways so just take your time and look for oncoming vehicles and you will be OK.
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Reply By: newlux - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 08:41

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 08:41
I travelled wombeyan caves road yesterday from mittagong to wollondilly river station for lunch. Its pretty corrugated at the moment but poses no problem at all. There were plenty of 2wd's that we saw. I can't give you any more up to date info on the road beyond there.
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 08:53

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 08:53
G'day,

several different routes you could take out of Wombeyan Caves towards Oberon. You may even want to turn off to the Kowmung iand come out at Kanangra Walls Road. Get a hold of the 1:25000 CMA topo maps such as Mt Armstrong, Gurnang, Kanangra and surrounding and take a chainsaw and drag chain with you as there is a good chance you will come across timber on the tracks. The Gurnang is beautiful bush, but don't expect anything challenging 4by wise.

I don't have distances but it is an easy day drive. A group may camp at Mt Werong huts or Yerranderie (return trip only.)
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Reply By: Splits - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 11:34

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 11:34
Thanks everyone. It looks like there is an easy way through and a more difficuly route that Ron and Viv found. They mention the Range Trail, Mount Werong Fire Trail and Limeburners but it does not appear to get challenging until you get into the Limeburners area and I see that is now closed.

They then mention an easy run into Yerranderie and back out on the same road to the junction with Limeburners Road. From there it is onto the Oberon Stock Route for about 22 ks then into the Gurnang State Forest through Dingo Dell to Kanangara Wells and finally onto Oberon.

It looks like there is plenty of nice scenery even if the 4WD bit of it is not as good as it used to be. We will go and have a look and maybe even tie it in with the loop down through the Abercrombie River National Park.

Brian
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Reply By: Gronk - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 22:47

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 22:47
I was led to believe that because of the current closure of Limeburners, that there wasn't even access to Range trail from Wombeyan end, which meant going out to Taralga then up the tar to Oberon..
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Follow Up By: Richard W (NSW) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 07:02

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 07:02
We did the Range Road from Wombeyan Caves through to Mt Werrong back in January.
I believe the road was closed for a while when they were working on it but understand it has been reopened.
Splits should phone the ranger at NPWS to check for sure.
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