Road Trip – The backroads to Braidwood

On our way home on the road trip Melbourne earlier this year we took the the backroads to Braidwood. Sadly the very country being threatened by the unprecedented fire storms we have started to see this summer.

The backroads to Braidwood are a maze, very busy with large logging trucks so we decided tostayed a night in the town of Tumbalumba. A small town of workers with a couple of pubs that are welcoming but basic.

The bloke, Bruce, in charge of the meat tray raffle, gave us directions to Braidwood, had another beer and revised the directions twice. The drive is beautiful and takes you through the little town of Adaminibi and their pie shop.

My thoughts are with my friends, many, who have farms and small holdings in the path of the fires around Braidwood.

A blaze that broke from the NSW Tallaganda National Park on Friday quickly moved east through the isolated areas of Bombay and Little Bombay, jumping the Shoalhaven River and encroaching upon Braidwood.

The North Black Range fire has been upgraded to watch and act, after briefly returning to advice on Saturday morning.

It is still more than 15,000 hectares in size.

Minor damage has been reported by the Rural Fire Service, but much of the fireground has been inaccessible.


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  1. A fantastic drive. We will definitely do it again, rather than the direct highway routes between Sydney and Melbourne. Adaminiby is a great little town – would like to stay at the local pub one night and explore that area more.

    Perhaps even try the hand at some fishing !

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