Wollondilly River Station

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 12:42
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G'day all,
Am thinking of venturing down to the Wollondilly River Station in our new van this month. It is a 19ft (semi-off road) van and wanted to know if the road to the Station is ok for the van (in terms of articulation, not road conditions).

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Reply By: Member - Redfive - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 14:58

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 14:58
Hi

You might have fun on that road which end are you going in on ?? there are heaps of blind corners and some folk dont worry about staying on there side of the road and even parking it down there might be a little hard im just worried if you meet a oncoming car with either a trailer or a van on goodluck lol

Glenn
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Follow Up By: Blue Galaxy - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 16:42

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 16:42
G'day Glenn,
Looking at going in from Mittagong end, although I can enter from either (I live in lower Blue Mountains). Yes, my concern is meeting ongoing cars and what to do. If I am bigger, perhaps I get right of way :)

I am sure there are other places to go for my maiden voyage!
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Reply By: StormyKnight - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 18:36

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 18:36
Last time I was up close to there at Caves, on my return going West, I came across a tourist coach!

OK he was in 1st gear going dead slow but still, its a little bigger than you would expect on the twisty dirt road.

You should be fine as your caravan is not much wider than you vehicle & there generally is plenty of width, it's just if the oncoming traffic choose to use that width or not!

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - "The Doctor" (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 19:04

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 19:04
The drive down will be ok, like the others said when oncoming vehicles tear around the blind corners it's gets pretty interesting. There are not many place to cross another vehicle.

The most fun will be meeting the caretaker.... he's a fiesty little bugger. Just remember to book before you go, he gets mighty upset if you just rock up.

all the best

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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 08:24

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 08:24
Ha, ha..............I just thought it was me. You check out their website and then experience the " Hospitality" and you would think you were on a different planet.

Lovely camping location though.
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Reply By: Kiwi100 - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 10:56

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 10:56
I'd be inclined to do it at night or very early morning. That way you reduce the chance of meeting traffic and anything that does come along will give a bit of warning from headlights. The locals use channel 9 on the UHF I think (not certain about that but maybe worth checking). Otherwise, you'll get through the bends OK.

Michael
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Follow Up By: Kiwi100 - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 11:04

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 11:04
Just checked and yes, Channel 9 is the one used by locals on that road. Reception is probably pretty spotty but it might be worthwhile announcing your presence and direction of travel every few minutes.
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Follow Up By: Blue Galaxy - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 12:50

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 12:50
Thanks Michael,

Appreciate the feedback and I will use Ch 9 when going in. Sounds like a good destination and worth the hassle.
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Reply By: Member - Jo Q (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 14:46

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 14:46
Wollondilly River Station was the first trip I took my camper trailer on. The road in from the Mittagong area states that it is not suitable for caravans? It is a long, twisty, slow, dirt drive. As mentioned above, the problem is getting past oncoming vehicles!
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Also agree with the host comments - a very unique fellow! A gorgeous location though! Happy travels :)

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