Bong Bong Cycleway

There is a scenic off-road cycleway which runs by the side of the Wingecarribee River a short distance from Moss Vale. Bong Bong was the site of the first settlement in the area, but there is little remaining of the town. Intepretive signage and photographs along the track show what the settlement was like, but the track is also just a nice off-road cycle along ther river. If you are driving up the Hume Highway with the bikes on the back of the car, it is worth a bit of a stop and a cycle.

The cycleway starts just outside of Moss Vale on Suttor Road, and continues alongside the road and over the Wingecarribee River alongside the Highland way. It then leaves the road, and turns and follows the river. There are signs explaining the history of the area regularly located along the track.

The path follows the river until the railway bridge, and then follows the road adjacent to the railway as far as Burradoo station.

The cycleway is all off road, and safe for kids. It isn't very hilly.

You can take bikes on Cityrail trains to Burradoo.

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Oberon Tarana Railtrail

The new Oberon railtrail winds beside the now disused Oberon to Tarana railway.

It is a 5.5km cycle. The trail starts beside the museum on North Street in Oberon, passes the timber mill, and heads out on to merino country. The trail ends at the old Hazelgrove station.

There are no toilets, food, or anything much in terms of facilities along the trail. There are two chairs to sit on along the way.

At the Hazelgrove end of the trail, it is possible to continue on foot along the disused railway line for some distance before the track becomes overgrown.

The council website says that a loop back through the forest is possible, but it certainly is not signposted, or obvious. So take a good map and a GPS if you want to try it and are not familiar with the area.

The trail is quite flat, slowly ascending around 25m in the first 4.5km, and then descending for the final 1 km. After that first 1km, the trip back is quick and easy.

This is the gradient of the path, click to see the details:

This is the georeferenced map of the path:

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