1st Annual Tour de Southern Highlands staying at the Mittagong Caravan Park
From Tues 19th Nov.  Depart as late as Sunday arvo 24th Nov, or before -
See Rides Table at bottom

Mittagong wrap-up - Nov 2019

Mittagong Caravan Park is large - 1 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong - (02) 4871 1574

*      900m Nth of the Mittagong 'town centre', the gateway to the Southern Highlands - amongst natural bushland and wildlife;

*      Mittagong 50m council swimming pool;

*      well located to explore materially less steep backroad routes to/from the Highlands towns of Bowral, Moss Vale, Berrima and Bundanoon, and down the slope to Robertson and Kangaloon;

*      provides a lot of very well presented cabins, with all the mod cons incl TV and Wi-Fi and new linen;

*      sufficient green-space for up to a dozen tents, if positioned relatively close together - tent site for two seniors is $31 p/n, a 3rd Senior adds $12;

*      lots of space for powered sites for caravans, slightly dearer @ $34 per couple p/n.

*      very good communal facilities, especially for bar-b-q's

*      smallest 'studio' cabin (BERRIMA CABIN) has one double bed and all the Mod Cons - see below cost if you stay the full Tues night to Sat night

*      The ALEXANDER CABIN has a double bed and twin bunks, which is the best available cabin for two chaps wanting to share a cabin.  A third adult could either sleep in the top bunk, or on their tent mat on the floor, if the top bunk looks a tad risky to get to, to further defray the accommodation cost - see below cost if you stay Tues night to Sat night

*      Please email BankTeller your likely attendance dates, contingent upon fine weather, and whether you will be camping or cabin-ing. 

*      Indicative Attendance Schedule lists names in GREEN BACKGROUND that have confirmed attending this Nov., subject to fine weather and no 11th hour catastrophe. 

*      At the bottom of this invitation is the Wednesday 'long ride' prepared by Richard aka Sloth, after Bill aka Glasgow laid the foundation a few months' ago. Cycling that 81.1km circular anti C/W route later in the week is another 'long ride' option.

There will likely be a 'long ride' (50km to 85km) and a 'short ride' (35km to 50km) each day.  One some days, cyclists wanting the 'short ride' will commence the 'long ride' and take a short-cut.  It is up to those wanting to cycle the 'long ride' to agree the following morning's 'long ride' route the day before.  Likewise, the wusses like BankTeller should agree the following morning's 'short ride' the day before.  BankTeller will then list those agreed rides in the table at the bottom of this page.

To determine the cost of a preferred cabin, click on
Accommodation - Cabins at Mittagong Caravan Park to explore what each cabin style provides by way of bedding, then return to the Home Page and click on 'MAKE A RESERVATION' in the Mustard Box on LHS and enter your preferred Arrival and Departure dates. 
But do not complete the booking.





Below are costs of the above two described cabins if you booked for the full 5 nights, where the cabin tariff is a tad higher on the weekend.

Other local accommodation

Mittagong Motel - 7-11 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong 3 stars - (02) 4871 1277

Grand Country Lodge - 60 Main St, Mittagong 4 stars  - (02) 4871 3277 

Melrose Motel    31 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong 3 stars (02) 4871.1511

Mittagong Hotel 89-91 Main Street, Mittagong  (02) 4872.2255  - $55 p/n with toilet down the hall is cheapest room rate

The Bungalow, Fitzroy Falls - $80 per night for nice room with ensuite  or  $70 per night for room with shared bathroom

George's suggested anti-C/W 1st Day (Tuesday) Ride - 60km  -  midday start

Mittagong, Welby, Old Hume Highway, Berrima, Left into Golden Vale Rd, Sutton Forest, Moss Vale, Bong Bong, Eridge Park Rd Burradoo, Bowral, Centennial Rd, Old Hume H'way, Mittagong

 Part of route   Shorten route by -

*   turning left at Berrima into Berrima Rd; or

*  catching a train from Moss Vale or Burradoo back to Mittagong

Local Mittagong resident, Eliz's suggested shorter Day Ride

Mittagong Nth to Picton via Yanderra, Tahmoor and Thirlmere  -  48km

Catch a train from Picton back to Mittagong or call upon your trusty treadley.


Mittagong to Berrima, via Wombeyan Caves Rd.  Return via Bowral  - 38.4km

Mittagong to Bundanoon, via Berrima, Sutton Forest and Exeter. 
Return to train at Moss Vale - 61km



BankTeller's short-cut long Day Ride

BankTeller's direct route to Robertson to scale the dreaded Kangaloon on the return leg back to Mittagong - 63.4km



Richard aka Sloth's 'refinement' of Bill aka Glasgow's long Day Ride for Wednesday, visiting Moonacres Kitchen Cafe at Robertson - 81.1km - with Cuesheet

Mittagong, East Kangaloon, Robertson, Fitzroy Falls, Burradoo, Bowral, Mittagong - 81.5km


Bill aka Glasgow's l o n g Day Ride

Mittagong, Range Rd, Tourist Rd, Kangaloon Rd, Myra Vale Rd, Fitzroy Falls, Argyle St, Mittagong  - 81.4km





Start time

Start Spot

  Long Ride   Short Ride



George's above listed anti-C/W 60km ride - Mittagong, Welby, Old Hume Highway, Berrima, Left into Golden Vale Rd, Sutton Forest, Moss Vale, Bong Bong, Eridge Park Rd Burradoo, Bowral, Centennial Rd, Old Hume H'way, Mittagong Reduce George's route by turning left at Berrima or catching a train from Moss Vale or Burradoo