Take the long way home
NEW SOUTH WALES
The spiritual home of Australian motorsport is also the location of some of the best roads in NSW.
Head west from Sydney over the Blue Mountains towards Lithgow. Just before Lithgow gow township turn left at the Shell/ hell/ Coles service station on to o Magpie Hollow Road. You u may want to refuel there because there aren’t manyy options between here andd Bathurst.
Follow the road past Lake Lyell until you reach a dogleg, at which point it becomes Sodwalls Road. This is an epic piece of pavement but the road dips sharply and many corners are blind, so take care. Continue west towards rds Tarana and turn left once you hit town, into Mutton Fallss Road. Stay on this stretch until you hit the T intersection on O’Connell Road. Turn rightht and follow the signs into Bathurst. urst.
From Melbourne, turn n left off the Hume Highway about bout ther Tru Per no Pa
pi tour spec twist spec asto coas valleys dotted with farmhouses. From the Gold Coast Airport, head south back into New South Wales and take the Tweed Valley Way turn-off towards Tumbulgum and Murwillumbah.
Soon you’ll be climbing twisting roads into heritagelisted national parks. Turn off at Chillingham and follow the signs to Nerang through the Numinbah Valley.
The Nerang-Murwillumbah Road winds past the Hinze Dam and eventually sends you back towards the coast, but if you turn off at Beechmont Road just past Advancetown there are some tight and twisty roads as you climb the mountain. At the top, find Rosins Lookout — the views are breathtaking.
Follow Beechmont Road to
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20km north of Gundagai tand take the A41. At Blayney, turn off to Newbridge and from there take Wimbledon Road. Your next turn is left on to Trunkey Road towards Perthville. Continue northeast towards Orton Park, just to the east of Mount Panorama. You...