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Snow in the brindies?

By Demosthenes - 26 April 2009 48

In case anyone has not noticed, it’s been damn cold this weekend. 

BoM is reporting snow down to 1000 meters, and plenty of precipitation, so my wife and I are driving up to the brindies to look around around tomorrow (never been up there during winter). 

I presume we just pop in to the Namadgi visitor centre and get the latest info and go from there.  Can we just drive up somewhere or is anywhere worth visiting a 5 hour return walk along un marked tracks the visitors centre haven’t a clue about? 

We don’t mind long trecks but we are short on time tomorrow and don’t want to muck around getting lost.  Any suggestions? 

All we want to do is go for a wander around some nice alpine areas, with a little snow about would be terrific so then we can belt each other with snow balls.. 

I called the Namadgi Visitors Centre and like last year when I called they were not able to offer to much useful information.

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Demosthenes 4:41 pm 17 Jul 09

Yeah well the BOM says it’s a bit warm up at Ginini and ‘rain’ predicted down to 1700 metres next week – damn it.

ant 10:24 pm 16 Jul 09

Selwyn on the Namadgi Road is easy. There’s a fair bit of dirt, but it’s just dirt. I did it in my Charade years ago, to test some ski boots. Easy trip. BTW, Selwyn is even flatter than perisher or thredbo. But very pretty, and without the w@nk factor.

If you want to get out in it, just head up the Brindabella Road, it’s heaps closer.

I always carry chains in snow country in winter, my 4WD only needed them once (nose down in a giant snow hole) but if you hit serious ice, you’ll be pleased. Chains are insurance. Get stuck, put em on.

Demosthenes 9:29 pm 16 Jul 09

it would be a 4WD – I suppose the road is pretty boring too – unless one takes the longer back road.

Woody Mann-Caruso 9:17 pm 16 Jul 09

This seems to be a better link. 2.5 hrs, 207km from Canberra. If you have a 2WD vehicle, you must have chains (you can hire them on the way) or it’s a $200 fine.

Woody Mann-Caruso 9:13 pm 16 Jul 09

(Hey, if Google says it, it must be true, right?)

Demosthenes 7:43 pm 16 Jul 09

how far is Selywn – how long to drive?

Demosthenes 7:37 pm 16 Jul 09

we’re thinking of just going for a drive up Mount Franklin Road on the weekend – but many people keep suggesting Selwyn would take just as long and be more fun?

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