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      02-26-2008, 09:24 PM   #1
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Arrow Sydney - Wollongong Drive Sunday 9th March

For those interested, this is the plan for Sunday 9th March.

Meet at 9:30am for 10:00am departure at:

Krispy Creme Car Park - Mascot
7 Ross Smith Avenue,
near Joyce Drive and Sir Reginald Ansett Drive,
Mascot, NSW 2020

Taking Sir Bertram Stevens Drive/Lady Wakehurst Drive through the National Park to Otford Road and first stop at Lawrence Hargrave Memorial car park (on Otford Road)

Then along Lawrence Hargrave Drive and the coast joining Princess Highway in Wollongong.

Through Wollongong onto the Southern Freeway to the Illawarra Highway, through the twisties on Macqauarie Pass and stopping at the Robertson Pie Shop for Lunch:
http://www.thesouthernhighlands.com....rtson-pie-shop

So far: approx 140 km

Then back along Macqauarie Pass into Wollongong for a stop at the lighthouse:
http://www.lighthouse.net.au/lIGhtS/...ong%20Head.htm

Then, if time and enthusiasm permit, up around Lake Cataract, back along the coast, through the National Park again and home. The Cataract detour adds about 40km to the route back.

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Looks like fun, count me in.
I like the choice of waiting spot, i always stop there (thankfully don't eat there, though) whilst i wait for family & friends arriving domestically before picking them up from the gate.
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Looks like fun, count me in.
I like the choice of waiting spot, i always stop there (thankfully don't eat there, though) whilst i wait for family & friends arriving domestically before picking them up from the gate.
Excellent. I don't want to take credit for the meeting point. Ninja333 suggested it in the other thread.
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ta i thought KK @ Mascot is a central location for everyone.

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ta i thought KK @ Mascot is a central location for everyone.

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Nope, hence the reason I can't make this drive... I don't physically have time to get there, would take me about 1.5 hours
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Nope, hence the reason I can't make this drive... I don't physically have time to get there, would take me about 1.5 hours
1.5 hours to Mascot? Where do you live Katoomba?
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She probably drives like an old woman
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1.5 hours to Mascot? Where do you live Katoomba?
No, that would probaly be quicker as the have the m4

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No, that would probaly be quicker as the have the m4



Not that you would know, you never came on any of my cruises



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Kim I can do from mine to Airport in 31min haha....so Im going with bout a hour.


Hoping I can make a appearance at this.
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if you live near Katoomba, wouldn't mind a cruise to jenolan cave...awesome twistes up to the cave.
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if you live near Katoomba, wouldn't mind a cruise to jenolan cave...awesome twistes up to the cave.
The last cruise I organised we went up the Bells Line of Road, and across the Causeway to Katoomba, was a good run

I haven't actually been to the caves yet, I need to go!
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This could be the last weekend that I'll have the Z4 (I'm changing to a 135i). I was planning on taking the car for spin so I might tag along.

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This could be the last weekend that I'll have the Z4 (I'm changing to a 135i). I was planning on taking the car for spin so I might tag along.

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We both did a bit of that last w/end. Was heaps of fun
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So far, I count 6 takers (BMW //MPOWER, Ninja333, BLOWN, WOPALX, spdrcr, GeriFix) from this thread. Any others?

There is an $11 vehicle entry charge for the National Park, so bring some cash:
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/an...eEntryFees.htm

The toll booth stop will probably string the group out a little, so we will also make a brief stop at the Car Park in Audley (just after we cross the river) to regroup.

Weather for Sunday is looking good. Morning clouds giving way to a temp of 27 degrees:
http://www.weather.com.au/nsw/sydney

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There is an $11 vehicle entry charge for the National Park, so bring some cash:
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/an...eEntryFees.htm
If you tell them you are only driving through the Natio they let you through for nothing.
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So far, I count 6 takers (BMW //MPOWER, Ninja333, BLOWN, WOPALX, spdrcr, GeriFix) from this thread. Any others?

There is an $11 vehicle entry charge for the National Park, so bring some cash:
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/an...eEntryFees.htm

The toll booth stop will probably string the group out a little, so we will also make a brief stop at the Car Park in Audley (just after we cross the river) to regroup.

Weather for Sunday is looking good. Morning clouds giving way to a temp of 27 degrees:
http://www.weather.com.au/nsw/sydney

Am in currently if the weather is good. Will be bringing the M Coupe and M3.

I'm keen to check out your AW hotness in the flesh!
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I'm still up for the drive, car is in for service on Friday so hopefully nothing delays it's return.

I'll throw the V2 back in on Saturday & I also received my Forge DV's so they will get installed at the same time. So I'll need to do a few 3rd gear pulls to get the TQ values sorted (and national parks are always good for that).
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Good to know. More money to spend on petrol and pies
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Am in currently if the weather is good. Will be bringing the M Coupe and M3.

I'm keen to check out your AW hotness in the flesh!
Great! I'm sure she/it(?) won't mind posing for you.
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