Australia

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Australia

Post by S Allen » Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:11 am

Place for folks in Australia to put their favorite roads.
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Re: Australia

Post by mattywood » Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:25 am

Royal National Park Sydney. Drive from Audley through to Stanwell Park. Best to go on a week day out of holidays. FYI for our American cousins Royal National Park was created in 1879 one year before Yosemite.
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Re: Australia

Post by Craig Martin » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:20 pm

The Brindabella. Great loop road west of Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. Home of the Brindabella Motor Sport Club (http://www.bmsc.com.au" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;). Lots of dirt roads off the Cotter loop for sideways action in the state forest.

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Re: Australia

Post by st3ph3nm » Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:56 am

LOL! I used to be a member of the Historic Rally Assoc. in Victoria, and bought my roadster half thinking its power to weight might make it a good rally car. Then I did a passage control one night and thought about the track I was negotiating slowly, trying not to take out my 7 litre alloy sump! Dirt roads and Datsun Roadsters? Not my ideal mix.

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Re: Australia

Post by windy311 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:34 pm

I have not done this drive,(i've been told its wonderful) but i have always wanted to do the Great Ocean Road.i told my dad so he and he and mum did it on a caravan trip bloody grey nomads have too much time to have fun.
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Re: Australia

Post by st3ph3nm » Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:16 am

I was going to save this, but you've prompted me. I have to find some old photos and scan them. The Great Ocean Road is what heaven will be like when I get there - beautiful coastline, great pubs, and mile after mile of twisty, curvy, tight, brilliant roads! You drive for *hours* with only a couple of slow downs for little hamlets, and there probably is only about a kilometre of straight road along the whole lot. I waited for, oh, about a fortnight after buying my roadster before going down there. One of the world's best roads. It's tiring, though. I like to make a day of it, stay at the other end at a nice B&B, and then blast back the next day! Can't wait for late Feb - I'll be taking leave and trying out the new motor and suspension setup down there. More photos after that!

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Re: Australia

Post by mattywood » Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:08 am

This is a picture of the new road just past royal national park in sydney and the bridge over the ocean. I have driven great ocean rd its pretty good too. Great drive through the Otways

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Putty Rd NSW a big loop

Post by mattywood » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:08 am

This is a big day trip head outa Sydney to Wollombi and return via Broke and Putty Rd. Windey rds and fast straights and no cops....maybe.

http://www.ozroads.com.au/NSW/RouteNumb ... /sr69n.htm
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Post by mattywood » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:40 am

Not done this in my roadster but the drive from Jindabyne via Tom Groggin, Kancoban and back through the Park to Cabramurra, Kiandra to Cooma is a great drive. A great additional day trip is the summer climb to Charlotte's Pass.

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Re: Australia

Post by BarryC » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:03 am

I came in here to write about the road through the Royal National Park but see Matty has mentioned it already. I used to live in Bundeena ('84 to '86) which is a small village surrounded by the park. I owned my '68 2000 back then and just loved the drive through there. Can not wait until I get to do it again in another Datsun roadster. Hopefully it will be sooner than later.
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