Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley is on the list as one of New South Wales best motorcycle rides. I'd find it hard to argue against that as I have ridden here many times in the past and will continue to do so into the future. I had to travel down to St Georges basin down near Jervis Bay during the week for work. I could have chosen the main Hwy down the coast but I'd rather drive a great biking road than go along a boring Highway. So I packed the camera to take some pics for this blog.

Besides the scenery is spectacular when you descend Barrengarry Mountain coming into Kangaroo Valley from the north. The views through the tree's is awesome although there was to much fog down low this morning to see anything. There are about 10 kms of steep winding mountainous road descending down to the valley floor. This is great fun riding.





Once you reach the valley floor you soon come into Kangaroo Valley township. There was much fog about this morning as I came through here. The whole valley floor was covered as you can see from the following pics.




As you leave kangaroo valley village the road climbs back up the side of Cambewarra Mountain. There is lots of fun to be had on this twisting section of road. The road winds along for about 12 kms until it comes out at Bomaderry near Nowra. I like the look and feel of the hills here kind of sub tropical rain forest like.



The best part about riding through Kangaroo Valley is that there are many other great bike roads nearby. I like to incorporate the ride up through Macquarie Pass with a stop at Robertson Pie shop for a break and a pie. I also like to do Jamberoo Mountain road and combine all 3 roads together into one pretty sweet ride.

Here's a pic of me on these curves taken about 5 years ago. 


6 comments:

  1. Very nice looking country side, and a great pic of you riding. Looks like serious fun to be had. THe seal looks pretty good on it to.

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  2. Beautiful roads and scenery. I wanna play too!

    Thanks for sharing the great pics.

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  3. Great pics, that looks like a beautiful piece of road. Thanks also for the map, that's really helpful for those of us who are not familiar with the area.
    Cheers Jules.

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    1. I find it helps lots seeing maps on other peoples blogs so I can use them as a reference if I am going to be riding in that area especially if I don't know the area that well.

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  4. Chillertek:

    those look like delicious roads, very tempting but I would have to learn how to ride on the wrong side of the road first

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast
    My Flickr // My YouTube

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    1. They are magic roads bob, you already are riding on the wrong side of the road, so it wouldn't take long for you to learn the proper side.

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