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Morning tea at Mittagong, lunch in Bundanoon

This run takes us South West of Sydney through some interesting countryside from Camden to Mittagong via Picton for morning tea.  We then head for the Bundanoon Hotel for lunch, with a mandatory stop at the Roberson Pie Shop.  After lunch there are a number of different ways home, depending upon where you live and how much time you have.

Meeting Point:    

Cowpasture Reserve, Camden
On the Camden Valley Way, just north of Camden between the Nepean River Bridge and the Camden Shops

Time:      8:30am           Gather at meeting point
9:00am           Start
Distances:  Stage 1 - approx 83km - approx 1hr
Stage 2 - approx 82km - approx 1hr

Route Card

Stage 1: Camden to Mittagong via Picton

kms Location
0.0 Leave the Reserve and turn left towards Camden
Proceed through the main street (Argyle St) of Camden
Go straight through the fourth roundabout at the bottom end of Argyle St into Cawdor Rd
1.9 Go straight through the roundabout at Sheathers Lane
3.2 Turn Right at the traffic lights into Burragorang Rd and head west
6.5 Enter Mount Hunter
14.1 Enter The Oaks
20.4 Enter Oakdale
21.3 Turn left into Barkers Lodge Rd and head south to Picton
38.9 Cross Abbotsford Bridge
40.0 Enter Picton and turn right into main street of Picton (the Old Hume Highway)
40.2 Proceed under the railway line bridge
40.9 Form up on outskirts of Picton before heading south towards Tahmoor and Bargo
45.7 Cross Myrtle Creek
47.3 Enter Tahmoor
49.2 Cross the Bargo River
55.4 Enter Bargo
59.3 Take the right hand turn to Yanderra and Yerrinbool (do not proceed to the freeway)
61.3 Watch the tight left hand turn over the rail bridge
65.9 Enter Yerrinbool
68.2 Watch the tight left hand turn under the rail bridge
70.7 Turn left into Old South Rd - Watch carefully for this turn off, the road sign is small and on the right hand side of the road
80.9 At the crossroads stop sign, turn right into Range Rd, and head down into Mittagong
83.1 On the left, park at Sturt Craft Shop and Café

10.00am to 11.00am - Morning Tea at the Café.  Also time to look over the craft shop and gallery.

Section 2: Mittagong to Bundanoon via Robertson

83.1 Leave the car park, turn right into Range Rd and proceed back up the hill
85.5 Drive straight through the intersection with Old South Rd
90.4 Watch the sharp right hand turn
92.7 Watch the sharp left hand turn
93.7 Turn left at the T intersection (St Lukes Church on the left)
103.0 Kirkland Rd turn off. Continue straight ahead
110.9 Cross a single lane bridge
111.2 Turn Right at the T intersection onto the Illawarra Highway
114.3 Form up opposite the Robertson Pie Shop
115.9 Enter Robertson
118.3 Cross the railway level crossing
128.6 Turn left into Sheepwash Rd and head towards Fitzroy Falls
136.2 Turn right into Nowra Rd and head towards Moss Vale
147.3 Veer left at the right hand turn to Moss Vale
150.8 Turn left at the T intersection and head towards Exeter
154.1 Turn right at the T intersection and continue to Exeter
157.5 Enter Exeter
160.6 Turn left at T intersection and head towards Bundanoon
162.1 Enter Bundanoon
162.5 Turn right at Erith St and cross the railway bridge
164.7 Arrive at the Bundanoon Hotel on the right

Lunch at the Hotel.  There is parking at the rear of the Hotel.

Options for the return to Sydney are:

bulletBack through Robertson along the Illawarra Highway, down the Macquarie Pass and on to Albion Park, Port Kembla, Wollongong etc.
bulletBack through Exeter to Sutton Forest, Moss Vale, Bowral, Mittagong and straight up the freeway.
bulletOr just after joining the freeway north of Mittagong take the turn off to Colo Vale and Hill Top.  This continues on to Picton via Thirlmere.  Then go over the Razorback north of Picton and on to Camden.
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