blybo wrote:And of course you will need some mtb/touring gears to get up the hill just north of Eden on your way to Tathra
If it's anything like the steep hill leading up to Eden CBD (circa mid 80's, just in case it has shifted), then my tourers gears should suffice. Though anybody else coming along might have to reconsider whether they want to come with their roady, or their tourer, or their mtb.
My sister and her kids live in Wolumla... Tiny town half way between Merimbula and Bega. Beautiful part of the world although they seem to be getting much more topical summer type weather the last few years; you know, daily thunder storms for a week plus
In the few times I've been that way (bike or car), it's pretty much like that all the way east/north from Orbost onwards. IOW full on japara country