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Question Lakes Entrance to Jindabyne?

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Marty_McSly, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looking at possible routes on Google Maps, the shortest distance is showing as 227km via Barry Way, but travel time is estimated at 4h,57m.

    That's an average speed of about 45km/h, suggesting the road is comparable to, say, Mt Beauty to Falls Creek. On zooming in there are some tight, winding stretches, but a lot of apparently open country too. Is Google's estimate realistic?
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Got a chainsaw?

    I'd go via Cann River / Bombala / Dalgety
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Some windy, and a fair bit of dirt I think.
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's muddy gravel suitable for serious 4wds only
    I have a mate that lives on it.
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think there’s been plenty posted about the Barry Way. Never travelled it and not inclined to based on reports of its gnarliness.
     
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  6. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    *at the moment
     
  7. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I love it!

    But yeah not the quickest of journey's!

    Cann river all the way.
     
  8. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    No worries, thanks.

    We might even overnight a bit further up the coast and make the final leg to Perisher a bit shorter. Pambula/Merimbula looks good but maybe a bit far from Melbourne to allow some sightseeing along the way, which is +1’s priority.
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    We have a holiday house just south of Eden so I've done this drive many times. There's not a huge amount to see on the way except for around the Gippsland Lakes. Pambula / Merimbula probably 7hrs from Melbourne.

    You can drive a bit north of Merimbula past Bega then over Brown Mtn to get to the Monaro Hwy and the NSW ski fields.
     
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  10. Dropknee diehard

    Dropknee diehard Early Days

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    Used to drive that way to Jindabyne from Hotham a fair bit..... always an adventure.... one time the Alpine way was closed so had to get back to Hotham and chose the Barry way in the HZ..... didnt see another car until I got to Lakes Entrance looking for petrol.... nothing open..... I was most worried about getting abducted by Aliens as had heard a few stories....Another time skied off Kosi with my son back to car then down the Barry Way to Cape Conran for a surf in glassy 3 ft peaks...a day we will both remember
    So moral of story you have to do the Way at least once..... but Cann Valley Hwy and cut across Monaro plains to Dalgety another good route
     
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    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Old Holdens loved the Barry Way, the modern 4WD not so much.

    Night time in winter when it's raining and a few brain cells have been altered.

    Living
     
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  12. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah. I used to drive on muddy gravel roads decades ago to get to work. In a Holden Gemini or Ford Escort. Serious 4WD's are for off-road. Just the mention of gravel scares people these days. I'd go Barry Way in the Subie, but I have to consider my bride's comfort. So, not this time.
     
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    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's dark out there, very very dark, which is actually good because you cannot see the vertical drop offs on the side.
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    The barry way is a great drive but there are better times to do it. It's not just the gravel - it's pretty narrow in parts with very steep falls down to the river. Put it on the list for when it's dry and not peak holiday time
     
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    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Given chains are now required from Wilson's Valley at the first hint of frost .... Barry Way keeps it real.
     
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  16. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes, discretion being very much the greater part of valour, I'm looking for somewhere to overnight on a Saturday night between Lakes Entrance and Eden, most probably, with quick, easy access to Jindabyne so I can get an afternoon of skiing in on the Sunday.
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lakes entrance to Jindy is a 3.5 hr drive?
     
  18. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Simple as. Great road.
    Do it often
     
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  19. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    The shorter I make the last leg, the sooner I get on the snow...