Mountainous roads and deep forests
23.02.2017 - 27.02.2017
Eden and Bega to Batemans Bay
We camped 5km East of Eden (South-West actually, but I couldn’t resist the pun). It is a beautiful little bay on a river mouth, with mountains, beach and beach. I BBQ’d right on the beach looking at an ocean liner anchored just out (see photo). It was nice to have access to a high pressure water cleaner (at $2 a pop) to clean the Prado and the Jayco.
Next we took the winding road north. Up and down, it is a mountainous area that tests our towing skills. A stop in Bega (synonymous with cheese for non-Aussies) for a good tasting and then through Narooma (one of the most beautiful towns you can hope to see).
The plan was to camp in Batemans Bay, but a beautiful free camp 50km prior enticed us to camp in the bush once again. Great facilities meant we could relax and do the 2km circular route through the forest between the lakes.
After that it was time for a stop in Batemans Bay and then inland through dense rainforests and uphill towards the Capital. We were very surprised how steep and winding this journey was. The Prado’s diesel consumption (towing) was up to 12.6 l/100km since entering the highlands as opposed to our “normal” 11.5 overall.