Broulee to Moruya Airport via Mossy Point
The route is a mixture of off road shared pathway and on road riding. The on road section is sealed except for the 8km return section down to the airport along the back of the beach. This gravel section is rough in places and has overhanging vegetation.
ROUTE: Bro 1 - Ride and Fly
DISTANCE: 16Km return
VERTICAL ASCENT: 70m
SUITABLE: mountain bikes and hybrids, not road bikes
Whilst this ride sheet starts at Surf Club car park in Heath St Broulee, in reality, the ride can be joined at any point along it.
The route takes you south of Broulee along the old road at the back of the dunes. This used to be the old coast road until the section next to the airport was washed away in the early Seventies. The new George Bass Drive was built to replace this old road. This section of old road has become closed in by vegetation in places and has a rough surface in parts. The turnaround point is the northern end of the runway at the windsock. You can continue riding down to the Moruya River mouth by riding along the airport fence on the ocean side of the runway. This is a difficult sandy grass track and you may have to walk in places.
Turn around at the windsock and retrace your path to Broulee.
You then ride along the foreshore of the village on the cycle path. At the northern end of the village you cross Candlagan Creek and have to rejoin the road. Take care along this short section as it can be busy with cars. You then turn right and follow the road that runs around the Mossy Point foreshore until you come to the access road to the headland. There is a great view from the headland.
On leaving the headland, a right turn will take you to the cafe in Mossy Point at Pacific Street.
Your return journey to the Surf Club is very similar to the outward journey.
Two other options, for experienced riders, to extend the ride to Tomakin or Mogo or both are given below.
Ride starts at Surf Club Car Park in Heath Street. Start the ride by heading west up Heath Street to Lyttle Street
Turn left along Lyttle St past the caravan park.
Turn left along Grant Street.
Bear left then straight ahead past Massey St on left.
Straight ahead past McNee St on left
Join gravel road and follow it round the bends to the south.
Cross Bengello Creek on timber bridge
Turnaround at start of Airport at the windsock. Retrace path back to Broulee.
Cross Bengello Creek on timber bridge
Rejoin sealed road and continue north back into Broulee, joining the cycle path as soon as possible.
Pass service station and shop on left.
Pass shops on left
Cross Candlagan Creek
Rejoin road and head up the hill for 200m
Turn right into Annetts Pde. Follow this around the bends to the access road to the headland
Turn right on to access road to headland and boat ramp. Enjoy the view from the headland of the Tomaga River entrance. thenn return to Annetts Pde
Turn right into Annetts Pde
Cafe at intersection with Pacific St. This is the second turn around point.
TURN AROUND POINT retrace route back to Broulee.
Turn left into Beach Rd
Shops on right
Turn left into Heath St
Bear right into Surf Club Car Park
FINISH OF RIDE
OPTION Extension to Tomakin
For experienced riders there is the option of riding on to Tomakin and visiting Melville Headland. This headland has great views north and south. This option involves heading up Pacific St to Annetts Pde where you turn right. When you reach the main road George Bass Drive turn right and head north to the turn off to Tomakin. When in Tomakin head for the ocean and eventually you will find the headland. Traffic speeds are high though and hence this is recommended for experienced cyclists. Return to Mossy Point by the same route.
OPTION Extension to Mogo
Again for experienced riders, another option is to proceed towards Tomakin as above and take the turn to the west just before Tomakin. You will then be on the Tomakin Rd which will take you past the Mogo Zoo to the village Mogo where there are plenty of cafes. This road has less traffic but narrow shoulders hence is recommended for experienced riders. Return to Mossy Point by the same route.