Submitted By:MC Rider
In spite of its close proximity to major population centers like Sydney and Bathurst, the road from Oberon to Goulburn feels quite remote. That could be partly because the road is separated from Sydney and the coast by the Great Dividing Range or, as some people call it, the Sandstone Curtain.
This 148 km ride passes through a variety of beautiful country including forest, farmland, and rugged sandstone. It’s a great way to get a feel for the bush, but in some parts, it feels more like riding through the English countryside. The road is paved, and is part of the regional connecting road between Canberra and the Hunter Valley.
Take the Black Springs road out of Oberon. From Goulburn riders can take the Hume Freeway back to Sydney, or continue on to Canberra or Melbourne.
Best Thing About This Ride
This is a relaxing ride. The road is excellent and paved for its entire length, and it passes through some beautiful country. It’s close to major centers like Sydney, but it feels like a world away.
What Else to Look Out For
Historic towns like Taralga are great rest stops along the route.