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House to House Sitting on a Thorn

A nice slice of Australia between Parliament House Canberra and the Sydney Opera House

424 km (263 miles) over 7 days from May 22, 2011 to May 28, 2011

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Expedition touring bikes, 3-6 days
Locale: Oceania, Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Year: 2011
Keywords: Canberra Illawarra Bungendore Bundanoon Tarago Wollongong Thorn Sherpa


Copyright © 2011-2014 By Graham Smith - (contact)

Status: Completed May 2011
Last update: Sunday April 20, 2014 02:32 (US/Pacific) (edited Tue 6 May 2014 04:52 (US/Pacific))
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Parliament House Canberra Australia. This is the beginning of the House to House tour. The end of this ride, the Sydney Opera House, is approx. 400 km from here on a cycling route of mostly backroads and bike-ways through a diversity of highland, coastal, rural and urban landscapes.

Table of Contents

'Slow and Steady' will be the mantra: First multi-day ride in 22 years
Equipment: The checklist
Bike Pics and Specs: Thorn Sherpa
Route Plan and Map: City to City via the highlands, the coast and the Royal National Park
Views at the Canberra end: Parliament House precinct pics
Canberra to Tarago: Wisps of mist and a loaded dog
Tarago to Bungonia: Beyond 'The Morass' to other attractions
Bungonia to Bundanoon: From wilderness to scones and cream
Bundanoon to Kiama via Jamberoo: Wild winds and a Big drop
Kiama to Central Wollongong: Beaches and Coke Ovens
From Central Wollongong to Cronulla via Bundeena: A perfect day
Cronulla to the Sydney Opera House: A new perspective on Sydney
House-to-House Route Summary: Parliament House Canberra to the Sydney Opera House: 34 stages over 7 days
Planning Resources inc. maps, accommodation: Hardcopy and websites useful for Canberra to Sydney cycle-tour planning
Comments on the Route: Brief descriptions of the seven day-sections of the Parliament House to Sydney Opera House tour route
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