Bombala to Orbost

Submitted: Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 08:20
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taking the tribe and caravan down to Orbost, E Gippsland coming from Bombala and N. What is the road through Delegate like? I can see some is unsealed and looks pretty twisty on the map. I thought it may be a more attractive run but if it's too difficult might just stay on the main road thru Cann River. Also, a nice overnight bush stop and pub/meal within walking distance would be nice. Had our eye on Bellbird Creek - nearly there(Orbost) but would see us fresh in the morning for a short trip to camp at Corringle. Was wondering if there might be something a bit earlier in the journey - Delegate?

cheers
Steve
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Reply By: Notso - Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 08:56

Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 08:56
There is a post here that might help you make up your mind.

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Follow Up By: Notso - Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 08:57

Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 08:57
Mr Mark IngramDelegate General Store 46 Bombala StreetDELEGATE NSW 2633 (02) 6458 8085
Mr U SievertDelegate Café 64 Bombala StreetDELEGATE NSW 2633 (02) 6458 8171
Mrs W BruceDelegate Fruit Barn 43 Bombala StreetDELEGATE NSW 2633 (02) 6458 8051
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Follow Up By: Steve - Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 09:14

Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 09:14
thanks for that mate - encouraging

but was he towing?
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Follow Up By: Notso - Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 10:21

Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 10:21
What sort of a van is it?
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Follow Up By: Steve - Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 10:27

Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 10:27
Jayco Outback Discovery - 1900kg loaded. Not a Bushtracker but reasonable clearance

towing with Land Rover Defender
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Follow Up By: Notso - Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 10:34

Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 10:34
My Brother In Law towed one of those across the Great central Road.

It looks like there's only 15 ks of dirt on the road.
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Follow Up By: Steve - Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 13:24

Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 13:24
I know about the Great Central Road which isn't steep, narrow and twisty. I don't know about this road which probably is.
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Follow Up By: Steve - Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 13:35

Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 13:35
sorry mate, that sounded a bit brusque.

I suppose part of my concern as well is that my Defender 130 (dual cab) is pretty long in the wheel base and turns like a super-tanker
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Follow Up By: Notso - Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 14:09

Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 14:09
That's OK mate, I chose to ignore ot!

Anyhow yes it is likely to be steep in places. How about calling one of those local businesses and asking them what the roads are like. Country folk are really helpful people. Aside from that they'd love you to come and spend some money in their little town.
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Follow Up By: Big Show - Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 23:10

Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 23:10
Steve,
I carted logs on that road for years so no problems with length but the Cann Valley Rd is a better road with a lot less corners.
If you use that road then you have Bombala and Cann River as towns that you can stop and get take aways and then there is the Bellbird Pub which is very quaint little joint


Peter
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Follow Up By: Steve - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 15:51

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 15:51
thanks chaps - think I'll take the easy route and mooch around when I've dumped the van. Pub at Bellbird Crk looks a good stopover - I sometimes get carried away and want to see stuff before I actually get there.
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