heading north to Bris

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how do I bypass Sydney heading North to Bris on the A1?
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Reply By: Madfisher - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 11:28

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 11:28
Roy and Pam you only have three options really, turn off at Goulburn and head to wards Tragala and Oberon, Bathurst and take the inland route, the other option is heads towards PenrithWindsor and take the putty road to Singleton, rejoining your orinigal route near Newcastle. But really the best and easiest is to take the m7 express way skirts right around the city. This leads onto the M2 and you turn off on to the Cumberland highway which heads straight to the F3. The only stressful bit will be the Cumberland. Try and avoid it during peak hour.
Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 11:32

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 11:32
Sorry if you take the m7 note the phone no to ring( no toll booths)and ring with in 24 hours. The sign posting is excellent on this route so do not stress, but might pay to get a Sydney street directory so the co pilot can keep tabs where you are.
Where are you travelling from?
Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 12:03

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 12:03
Sorry if you take the m7 note the phone no to ring( no toll booths)and ring with in 24 hours. The sign posting is excellent on this route so do not stress, but might pay to get a Sydney street directory so the co pilot can keep tabs where you are.
Where are you travelling from?
Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: Member - The Bushwhackers -NSW - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 12:04

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 12:04
Hi Roy & Pam, seems me & Pete agree again! I dislike driving in Sydney, but had to pick up a cargo barrier from out near the Blue Mountain area, so used the M7,,,,, absolutely no problems. Like Pete said, no toll booths for the toll payment, but you can register your numberplate on-line, for the expected date you need a pass for (you can select a date range), and the toll comes out of your nominated credit/debit card. I am lucky enough to have a Tomtom GPS, so that helps, but the signposting is very comprehensive.
Drive safe, Dave
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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 13:54

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 13:54
If you are worried about tolls register for the Queensland Etoll

https://www.etoll.com.au/etoll/WhatIsEtoll.aspx

$25 and it works in all states To my knowledge it is the cheapest option as I know a few southerners who use the Queensland tags.

They are easy to fit and work on all Australian toll roads.

You are going to need one sooner or later as we get more and more toll roads :-(
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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 13:59

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 13:59
PS Etoll charges no extra for trailers !
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Follow Up By: Ozboc - Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 07:53

Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 07:53
d200 they do if there over a certain size(height) and double axle...

you get slogged like a b-double truck -


i remember once i had my small box trailer on the back - and a large piece of furnature on the back that only JUST broke the height beam at the gate - got to the lady -- she said $10 ( normlly 2 ) said why -- said you broke the beam you pay truck charges --

i only had $2.20 and a big hand full of 5 c pieces --- she then took all the 5c pieces and counted them all out -- took her about4 min

cars were going crazy behnd me beeping there horn ....

Boc
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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 10:07

Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 10:07
As usual there is nothing on the web site about this :-(

Hidden costs and fees

I have taken trailers across the gateway many times and never had a problem........yet :-)
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Reply By: JimDi - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 13:21

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 13:21
Roy and Pam,
Drove thru that way a few weeks ago towing the van. Had not travelled that way for a few years and was flying blind so to speak and was a little apprehensive. But as others have said the sign posting is great. Had no trouble and was thru Sydney before I knew it and and overnighted at the truckstop at Maitland end.
This was a Sunday evening and traffic was light.
Jim
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Reply By: olcoolone - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 13:49

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 13:49
There are these things called maps...maybe you should learn to read them and work out you own way.

Or is it to hard!

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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 13:57

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 13:57
Maps ! that is what I used last time I attempted to drive that route.

The map did not say the road I was using was still under construction and subject to long delays.

We ended up spending 3 hours in bumper to bumper traffic.

Asking directions for the best and easiest route seems to be a smart option to me.
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Follow Up By: Roy and Pam - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 14:08

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 14:08
Olcoolone, I thought the idea of these forums was to help each other out, not to give smart arse rude answers.

Thanks for your help, NOT!!!!!
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 14:12

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 14:12
How to get from Alice Springs to Desert Tree Soak is a valid reason to ask how to get there.

Heading to Brisbane wia main roads is not...

I just think it gets to hard for some people.

Why not take the challenge and work it out them selves.... if you see a sign saying "PERTH 146 Kilometers" you have gone to far.

Thats why they make maps with roads printed on them.

But then again when you have to use a steet directory to get out of your suburb I supose you need all the hepl you can.







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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 14:17

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 14:17
Roy and pam I'm sorry if I hit a sore point, but have you tried looked at a map?
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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 14:27

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 14:27
Interesting 4 people chose to share information and 1 chose to make a half smart comment and ignore the question.

I thought this forum was about helping others ?

I know I have asked what I thought were simple and obvious questions before and I have been amazed at the kindness I have been shown and the variety of answers and options I have been given.

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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 14:28

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 14:28
PS last time I checked Sydney was still a part of OZ and still able to be explored.
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Follow Up By: Cruiser .- Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 15:24

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 15:24
Where are the moderators when you need them.

That sort of sarcastic reply from olcoolone is unwarranted and not needed and is exactly why moderation is needed from time to time.

Olcoolone, if you cant give good practical advice, please don't reply at all.

Cheers,

Cruiser
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 18:20

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 18:20
Yes maybe I was hard on them but on this forum of recent people have come on here and asked questions using 6 words and expect us to help when they should be able to work out them selves.

If they choose a way to go around Sydney and are concerned about traffic hazards they should have a look at the RTA web site as it gives all roadwork's throughout NSW.

Remember the A1 is a national highway, not some little back road and as you are aware the A1 runs around most of Australia.

If they could find there way on this forum then they could find other sites that have up to date information that they could use and learn how to navigate around Australia.

I suppose when there was no forums to ask questions on people would not travel.

It is very hard to go wrong if you stick to major roads and easy to bypass places by looking at a map.

So I am sorry if I offended anyone and I apologise.

Instead of a few words maybe the should give more information!

Where are they comming from and going to.

What sort of vehicle and are they towing a caravan.

Does traffic bother them.

Do they mind sharing the road with trucks.

How far do they want to travel per day and how many hours a day do they want to travel.

Do they need a caravan park or hotel.

Do they want to do sightseeing.



So this is my practical advice.






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Follow Up By: Cruiser .- Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 19:02

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 19:02
Olcoolone,

Mate, I don't disgree with you on many points in your reply, however not everyone is familiar with the methods of searching out the information they need.

You and I and many others maybe more computer savvy than the person who originally posted the question, so we have to give them the benefit of the doubt and if we are going to make the decision to reply, it may as well be a positive and helpful reply.

To your credit, you have in a fashion apologized and I guess it should be just left at that.

Cheers,

Cruiser
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Reply By: didiaust - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 14:38

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 14:38
Roy and Pam

If you are lucky enough to be able to go through on a Sunday morning you would have no problems going straight through - no locals seem to get up before 9.30 am in Sydney on any Sunday.

Just a thought if it's an option - you could saty on the other side and attack before the natives open their eyes

Di
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Reply By: Madfisher - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 14:44

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 14:44
Roy and Pam do not take any notice of the rude one, yes maps are helpfull and I am sure you have these, but rarely do they give first hand experience of getting through the concrete jungle. Where are you coming from eg east Vic easiest way is up through Cooma.
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Bunny - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 16:37

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 16:37
Sometimes people just need confidence that the route they have chosen is suitable. They are fully capable of reading maps, thank you very much.

As first time caravanners who were forced to negotiate Sydney, we were extremely grateful for the advice that people on this forum gave us...less said about the rude one the better.

And yes, it was a breeze taking the route suggested, M7 etc. - as has been said, just pick the time of day and you'll be fine.

We

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Reply By: just goin - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 19:22

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 19:22
HiRoy & Pam.
Sorry to go on about it but the m7 will be the easiest way. However.
Try and avoid doing it on a friday arvo or you can get stuck in some serious traffic.

Cheers
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Reply By: BuggerBoggedAgain - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 21:43

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 21:43
MadFisher said you can go to Singleton, thats true, but, cut across inland to Dungog, then Stroud Road, turn left, up the Bucketts Way to Gloucester then east to Krambach, still on Bucketts Way, left in town Y intersection, continue on the Way to Purfleet at Taree, going this way also bypasses Newcastle.
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