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Old 11-10-2014, 03:40 PM   #1
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Canberra > Brisbane route advice pls

Planning a trip to Qld just after Christmas and would like to avoid the Pacific Highway madness.

Any comments on this route to Brisbane would be appreciated.

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Old 11-10-2014, 04:36 PM   #2
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Bylong Valley Way is a good run.

New England is pretty boring but traffic thins about Tamworth.

A nice diversion from Armidale is to head to Ebor, Nymboida, Grafton. Don't go up the Pacific from Grafton but head to Kyogle, Murwillumbah and find your way to Natural Bridge then on to Nerang via the back of Hinze Dam. Scenic, tar and probably shitloads less cars.
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:14 PM   #3
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Planning a trip to Qld just after Christmas and would like to avoid the Pacific Highway madness.

Any comments on this route to Brisbane would be appreciated.

CBR-Goulburn-Oberon-Tarana-Portland-(via Bylong Valley Way)-Rylstone-Denman-Muswellbrook-Tamworth-Tenterfield-Warwick-BNE

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How long have you got and how much dirt if any do you want to do?
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:21 PM   #4
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how much dirt if any do you want to do?
Might be a bit warm for challenging dirt.
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:37 PM   #5
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How long have you got and how much dirt if any do you want to do?
Will probably want to get it done in a day, and depending on the weather at the time will either take the Tiger or the car.

I've got to spend a couple of days in Brisvegas then on to Bundy, if I take the bike there are plenty of dirt options up that way.
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:52 PM   #6
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Then your original route if car and Rider 101 variation if bike and you want to enjoy some twisties towards the end of what will be a long, and probably hot, day.
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:20 PM   #7
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Planning a trip to Qld just after Christmas and would like to avoid the Pacific Highway madness.

Any comments on this route to Brisbane would be appreciated.

CBR-Goulburn-Oberon-Tarana-Portland-(via Bylong Valley Way)-Rylstone-Denman-Muswellbrook-Tamworth-Tenterfield-Warwick-BNE

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That's the route I use when I go up visiting the Parents. I stop in Glen Innes for the night normally.
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:18 PM   #8
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That's the route I use when I go up visiting the Parents. I stop in Glen Innes for the night normally.
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Thanks Fati, that's the sort of info I was after.

I guess being Xmas accom in Glen Innes might be a bit tight, but then again it is Glenn Innes. I'll have camping gear onboard car or bike so finding a quiet spot shouldn't be a drama.
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Old 11-22-2014, 09:28 PM   #9
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Planning a trip to Qld just after Christmas and would like to avoid the Pacific Highway madness.

Any comments on this route to Brisbane would be appreciated.

CBR-Goulburn-Oberon-Tarana-Portland-(via Bylong Valley Way)-Rylstone-Denman-Muswellbrook-Tamworth-Tenterfield-Warwick-BNE

Cheers,
JD
Heading home to Tamworth, I usually go through Boorowa / Cowra / Canowindra / Wellington / Duneedo / Coolah / Spring Ridge / Werris Ck - then up to Tamworth

Nice run in a car - all tar, except for short cut between Wellington and Duneedo

Probably a nice run on the Tiger
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Old 11-23-2014, 01:44 AM   #10
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That car route sounds slow and puts you into the hunter at the wrong/worst spot. I'd stay west, as far west as possible, through moree is about the same if not quicker as through the New England and a lot easier driving.

Travelling Mudgee to brisvegas for example no way I'd go into the bylong valley.

On a bike whole different matter.
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