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Post  Jimcoleman on Sun 15 May 2016, 6:22 pm

Have you ever lived in a area but never been to some of its places, well today i discovered a little gem, the Araluen Valley.

The Good bits, the run from Tathra to Bermi as always, Clyde Mountain busy but fun, the run into Araluen, the nice old pub, the food and the gold mining history.

The Bits i didn't like, The highway riding, $4.00 soda waters and $4 Credit card eftpos charge, the traffic and the ignorant bastards who for what ever reason fail to keep left on overtaking lanes

Araluen Pub













Usual Jodi Beer shot


Plenty of Gold Mining




All in all great fun as usual sorry Tag and Ewok you couldn't make it.

Plus here is some obligatory video i shot going into Araluen please note that yes i overtook some cars on double line and yes i am a repeat offender.



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A big group heading there next week!

Post  Trucktoe on Sun 15 May 2016, 6:41 pm

Hey Jim

Great post! There is a bunch of folk from our St. George Sutherland Ulysses Branch heading there next weekend so I reckon you made your trip there at the right time! I would have been there myself but my bike is still being repaired after the abrupt end to my Tassie ride so I will be an interested observer to this ride.

I understand that the accommodation is a little limited in Araluen and I think that our Ulysses Branch has booked it out.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Sun 15 May 2016, 7:41 pm

Top stuff. cheers
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Post  madmax on Mon 16 May 2016, 7:32 am

Sounds like a good day out Jim. Nice photos

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Post  Re-Cycled on Mon 16 May 2016, 8:41 pm

Thanks James, that's another place I'll have to incorporate in my next Southern loop. cheers

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Post  barry_mcki on Mon 16 May 2016, 11:25 pm

Do you know how rough the road is from Araluen to Moruya, it looks like its gravel most of the way according to Google. I'm flying into Canberra then driving to Moruya for a wedding in June and was wondering if this road was any good instead of the usual Clyde Mountain trek.

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Post  #Tag on Tue 17 May 2016, 2:17 am

That road is 4wd territory, Barry.  Virtually a long fire trail.
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Post  barry_mcki on Tue 17 May 2016, 11:20 am

Thanks Tag, Google showed it as fairly narrow with lots of creek crossings, it needs to go down the same elevation to get to the coast, so I assume it gets pretty steep in places as well, not the place for a small 4cyl rental let alone a road bike.

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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 17 May 2016, 11:45 am

@Jimcoleman wrote:
The Bits i didn't like, The highway riding, $4.00 soda waters and $4 Credit card eftpos charge
 That sounds like highway robbery!

Looks like a nice trip on the map.

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Post  Kiwisteve on Sun 22 May 2016, 5:41 pm

@barry_mcki wrote:Thanks Tag, Google showed it as fairly narrow with lots of creek crossings, it needs to go down the same elevation to get to the coast, so I assume it gets pretty steep in places as well, not the place for a small 4cyl rental let alone a road bike.
Haven't you heard Barry, rental cars can go anywhere!

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Post  FrankenFairing on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 10:23 am

Thanks Jim, that looks good. Not that far from the Gong, but Ive never done it. Do you know what's Nowra to Braidwood is like? I hate the hwy south of Nowra!

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Post  #Tag on Thu 01 Sep 2016, 1:59 pm

@FrankenFairing wrote:Thanks Jim, that looks good. Not that far from the Gong, but Ive never done it. Do you know what's Nowra to Braidwood is like? I hate the hwy south of Nowra!


Commonly called The Nerriga Road by riders. (Braidwood Rd from Nowra to Nerriga then Nerriga Rd from Nerriga to Braidwood). Access by Albatross Rd or Turpentine Rd off the highway south of Nowra. Takes you straight through to Braidwood.  It has been sealed bit by bit over 10 years to provide a second access from Canberra to the coast. Last time I rode it the sealing was still still 10 km short of Nowra but I believe its fully sealed now.

Once you have ridden it you will never again go down to the Bay and up Clyde Mountain. 
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Post  FrankenFairing on Thu 01 Sep 2016, 3:06 pm

Thanks #Tag!! I will go and have a suss and report back! I love roads with a little bit of dirt - means they tend to be that much quieter

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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 01 Sep 2016, 4:32 pm

@FrankenFairing wrote:Thanks #Tag!! I will go and have a suss and report back! I love roads with a little bit of dirt - means they tend to be that much quieter

I'll be interested in your adventure FF. That road is definitely sealed if you turn off and go through Tarago and Bungendore. But last time I was on it (about 4 years back) the Neriga to Braidwood section still had at least 27kms of dirt (mud when I did it - dropped the Bandit as a result). But that bit might now also be sealed. Good luck. 
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Post  #Tag on Thu 01 Sep 2016, 7:46 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:
But last time I was on it (about 4 years back) the Neriga to Braidwood section still had at least 27kms of dirt (mud when I did it - dropped the Bandit as a result).

Did Baz fall on you?

A quick check of Google Earth shows Nowra - Nerriga fully sealed . Nerriga - Braidwood about 5k of gravel left.
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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 01 Sep 2016, 9:16 pm

#Tag wrote:
@Ewok1958 wrote:
But last time I was on it (about 4 years back) the Neriga to Braidwood section still had at least 27kms of dirt (mud when I did it - dropped the Bandit as a result).

Did Baz fall on you?

A quick check of Google Earth shows Nowra - Nerriga fully sealed . Nerriga - Braidwood about 5k of gravel left.

  so just 5kms. Please translate that to our space-time continuum.  Wink  Are we talking 1 yr, 10 years, or 100 years. I'm comparing it to the sealing of the Bonang and the previous sealing of the Cann Valley Hwy!
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Post  FrankenFairing on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 9:20 pm

Can anyone suggest any tweaks to this proposed Gong to Moruya and back trip??

https://goo.gl/maps/f4DSDZnMo2n

Super keen to check these roads out!!!

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Post  Ewok1958 on Sat 03 Sep 2016, 8:49 am

@FrankenFairing wrote:Can anyone suggest any tweaks to this proposed Gong to Moruya and back trip??

https://goo.gl/maps/f4DSDZnMo2n

Super keen to check these roads out!!!

Looks like DRZ/KLR territory! I wouldn't go near it on the Bandit in the wet.
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Araluen ride - a tweek

Post  Trucktoe on Wed 14 Sep 2016, 11:16 am

Hi: I have not driven the road from Nerriga to Braidwood for long while but it was still pretty rough the last time I was on it; but there is a variation that you could consider. Turn off the Nerriga to Braidwood Road at the Oallen turn off that will take you on some fun roads. Go along to the Sandy Point rd turn-off follow that to the urn onto the Cullula rd on to Tarago (and the Loaded Dog Hotel). Then take the Goulburn rd back out onto the Kings Hwy and follow that to Aarluen. If you wanted to you add to the trip you can go via Bungendore and even more via Captains Flat.

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Post  Dekenai on Wed 14 Sep 2016, 12:31 pm

@Trucktoe wrote:Hi: I have not driven the road from Nerriga to Braidwood for long while but it was still pretty rough the last time I was on it; but there is a variation that you could consider. Turn off the Nerriga to Braidwood Road at the Oallen turn off that will take you on some fun roads. Go along to the Sandy Point rd turn-off follow that to the urn onto the Cullula rd on to Tarago (and the Loaded Dog Hotel). Then take the Goulburn rd back out onto the Kings Hwy and follow that to Aarluen. If you wanted to you add to the trip you can go via Bungendore and even more via Captains Flat.

 +1 this is a good root...I mean route
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