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30 December 2014

The road across Cambewarra Mountain 1903.

With it’s winding, tight bends, and magnificent scenery, the road between Nowra and Kangaroo Valley is still a challenge that requires respect. If you can imagine back in 1861, the difficulties faced in constructing this road through thick bush and steep gorges, then imagine the time it took to travel on horseback and buggy.
This vital link from the southern highlands to the coast was started in 1861, and soon became a popular tourist destination and a vital link to the coast for the valley settlers.
To Nowra

To the lookout

To Kangaroo Valley

This amazing photo was extracted from the Sydney Mail February 11 1903.

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