Shortest, Flattest Route Bendigo To Brisbane

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Would like to know the flattest route from Bendigo perhaps via Temora to Brisbane.

Have come down the coast and going back from inland.

Am towing a 2850 kg 25ft van so am not planning on going through the Snowy.

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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 04:39

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 04:39
Graham

Straight up the Newell.
Maybe Kidman Way, but you will still get hills.

No other way. ,,,, and forget about the hills..;.. just do it

Cheers
Bucky
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Reply By: Leroy - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 08:10

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 08:10
check out travelmate or whereis and you can sort by fastest time or shortest route etc.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 09:31

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 09:31
My navigator can do that but it doesnt give topography.

I read the earlier threads with comments as to hills etc thats why I asked about flattest
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Follow Up By: Member - mazcan - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 14:17

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 14:17
hi graham
there's only one nullabor in this country i think you got sploit by it's flatness and there will be head/side winds as well as hills where your going
lol
cheers happy travells and flat roads????
lifes an uphill battle
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 17:08

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 17:08
Ha ha Just we have to go home unexpectedly for a couple of weeks and then head back to Coffs to house sit for a friend for 6 months.

Otherwise we wouldnt have worried as we would take 3 more months to get there.

I read on the earlier threads about steep hills but will probably go up the Newell The trucks dont worry me to much after the road trains in Wait Awhile LOL
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 08:19

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 08:19
Graham,

A couple of threads from earlier this month - 75292 and 75186 - covered a similar question.

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Reply By: John and Lynne - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 08:57

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 08:57
According to my Chief Driver it doesn't matter which direction or what road you take it is always uphill into a headwind.
The Newell is OK but there are a lot of trucks . You can have a more enjoyable trip if you take it fairly slowly rather than push it for long days driving. Jerilderie has a pleasant caravan park for a first night stop.
Kidman Way is easier driving trafficwise.
We do the Brisbane to Bendigo trip fairly often and get bored with the Newell. Its a long way whichever way you go. Last time we had a good trip detouring through Wagga, Cowra, Canowindra and Wellington and down the Golden Highway through the Hunter where we had a choice of the New England or Pacific Highway to Brisbane. A very enjoyable trip if you have the time. Cheers Lynne
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Reply By: ozjohn0 - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 09:26

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 09:26
From Bendigo it's a easy run north to Echuca, Deniliquin, then to Jerilderie on the Newell Hwy.
From Jerilderie you just follow the Newell all the way to Brisbane.
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Follow Up By: Member - A J- Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 10:33

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 10:33
Graham H (QLD) - to avoid Dubbo if you turn off the Newell at Tomingley and go through to Narromine then back on the Newell at Eumungerie this will save you time.

When you get to Gilgandra go to Coonamble then Pilliga, Wee Waa and Narrabri - this is some 60 kms longer but better as there are no hills and just as fast. You miss the Warrumbungles and the hills through the Pilliga scrub.


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Reply By: Fred G NSW - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 11:06

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 11:06
Graham, I have just been to Cobram and back, (from the Hunter Valley NSW) and about to go back to Young this weekend.
If you come up from Bendigo to Cobram, then Berrigan, Lockhart (Sensational little town), Wagga, up the Olympic, Cootamundra, Young to Cowra, then Canowindra, Molong, Wellington, Gulgong, Dunedoo, Mendooran, Coonabarabran and up the Newell into Qld. You'll see lots of wheat country ranging from bone dry to lush green.
I always go out to Gulgong and down and back that way these days'
You have a few good suggestions among the replies, so all the best and have a good run whichever way you choose.

Fred.
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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 13:41

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 13:41
Hi Fred I guess you know that the Bylong Valley way is now all sealed. If coming through Bathurst call in and say good day. Will be at work. Send me a mm.
Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 15:01

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 15:01
Didn't know that Pete. Do you mean Sandy Hollow, Bylong, Rylestone???Haven't been that way for many a year, and assumed it was still gravel. Will give it a go in the near future as it will knock a few more K's off the trip. The Young trip has now been delayed for at least another week as of this morning.
They had plenty of rain up there over Xmas so should be nice and green ???

Cheers Fred.
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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 15:05

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 15:05
By "plenty of rain up there over Xmas" I meant Gulgong/Mudgee, not Young.
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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 19:48

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 19:48
Good day Fred,
yes mate the Sandy hollow rd all sealed , who would ever have thought lol.Our old work route to singleton was mudgee, Ulan, turn right on to the golden highway. (this is also all sealed ), But Sandy hollow cuts off 60 ks even going through Ulan.Watch a couple of bad corners between Bylong and Rystone though. Could catch you out if you are not on the ball. This road is extremely scenic and Rystone is a nice place to stop.
Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 14:32

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 14:32
Have the billy on when I come by that way Pete. Let ya know.
I'll give it a go next trip. Get's a bit boring having seen all them trees from both sides so many times LOL
Anyone that wants to bypass the big smoke has a terrific option going out that way, whilst sticking to the bush.

Cheers Fred.
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Reply By: Member - Barry (NT) - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 17:49

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 17:49
In last 2 days we came from Echuca - camped Nth Wagga (over bridge turn right) then via Temora to Young (via Grogan) road v/gd to good and reasonable.

Very little traffoic during the days

suggest AVOID the Newell - too much traffic and loonies - an accident waiting to happen - could be you as other party - hope not but inreased risk IMHO

you could go Cowra, Orange and pick the quiet roads further North as we did 2 yerars ago just west of the Great Divide which is shown on maps

Cheers Baz
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