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

GRADE: easy

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.

Cue Sheet

Cumulative

Distance

Notes

0km START

0km

Ride starts at Surf Club Car Park in Heath Street. Start the ride by heading west up Heath Street to Lyttle Street

0.2km

0.2km

Turn left along Lyttle St past the caravan park.

0.5km

0.3km

Turn left along Grant Street.

0.6km

0.1km

Bear left then straight ahead past Massey St on left.

0.8km

0.2km

Straight ahead past McNee St on left

0.9km

0.1km

Join gravel road and follow it round the bends to the south.

2.8m

1.9km

Cross Bengello Creek on timber bridge

4.9km

2.1km

Turnaround at start of Airport at the windsock. Retrace path back to Broulee.

7.1km

2.2km

Cross Bengello Creek on timber bridge

9.0km

1.9km

Rejoin sealed road and continue north back into Broulee, joining the cycle path as soon as possible.

9.7km

0.7km

Pass service station and shop on left.

10.3km

0.6km

Pass shops on left

11.1km

0.8km

Cross Candlagan Creek

11.2km

0.2km

Rejoin road and head up the hill for 200m

11.4km

0.1km

Turn right into Annetts Pde. Follow this around the bends to the access road to the headland

11.9km

0.5km

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

12.7km

0.8km

Turn right into Annetts Pde

13.0km

0.3km

Cafe at intersection with Pacific St. This is the second turn around point.

13.0km

 

TURN AROUND POINT retrace route back to Broulee.

14.0km

1.0km

Turn left into Beach Rd

14.7km

0.7km

Candlagan Bridge

15.1km

0.4km

Shops on right

15.9km

0.8km

Turn left into Heath St

16.3km

0.4km

Bear right into Surf Club Car Park

16.3km

 

FINISH OF RIDE

OPTION Extension to Tomakin

9km return

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

18km return

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.