Road Photos & Information: New South Wales
Route Number
Pacific Highway, New England Highway, John Renshaw Drive, Southern Freeway, Mount Ousley Road & Princes Highway (National Route 1) (Decommissioned) - Yallah To Gerringong

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Route Numbering:

General Information:

National Route 1 forms part of the main coastal route between Victoria and Queensland. The route features a mix of rural highway, arterial and freeway design standards. The route forms part of what is collectively known as Highway 1. It is Australia's coastal highway joining all mainland's state capitals and coastal towns circumnavigating the entire Australian continent. It is also the longest numbered highway in the world, covering more than 14 500 km.

In New South Wales, National Route 1 was truncated by National Highway 1 between Beresfield and Wahroonga, by Metroad 1 between Wahroonga and Waterfall and by M1 at Tweed Heads West.

Southern Section:

The southern section of National Route 1 is formed by 2 separate sections of the Southern Freeway, linked by dual carriageway Mt Ousley Road. At the end of southern segment of the Southern Freeway, National Route continues as Princes Highway. The route from Kiama to Sydney is a mix of divided road and freeway, the majority of the route from Gerringong to the Victorian border is undivided rural highway standard and undivided urban arterial within some towns, with some dual carriageway sections sporadically placed between Bomaderry and tourist areas immediately south of Nowra.

The Princes Highway was formed from a string of roads linking Sydney to the Illawarra, which later was renumbered from National Route 1 to Metroad 1 in the Sydney area during the 1990s.

The Princes Highway section of NR1 formed a coastal route from Yallah, in Wollongong's southern suburbs to Melbourne and into South Australia. The route is a mix of urban arterial road, dual carriageway and also rural highway.

Multiplexes along the route include:

History:

Princes Highway:

Click here for construction photos between Yallah and Gerringong

Gerringong to Yallah
Yallah to Gerringong
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Kiama Heights:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it winds its way through the Kiama Heights area, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Princes Hwy (NR1) at Yallah approaching Haywards Bay Dr, November 2009.

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Services Sign:
Services sign at Kiama Heights, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Princes Hwy (NR1) at Yallah approaching Haywards Bay Dr, December 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching South Kiama Dr (former Princes Hwy) at Kiama Heights, September 2009.

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  Haywards Bay Drive:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at Yallah at the Haywards Bay Dr interchange, November 2009.

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Trailblazer:
Grand Pacific Drive trailblazer approaching South Kiama Dr at Kiama Heights, September 2009.

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  Haywards Bay Drive:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at Yallah at the Haywards Bay Dr interchange, December 2012.

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Weir Street:
Princes Hwy (NR1) passing under Weir St, South Kiama, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Macquarie Rivulet and Illawarra Hwy (NR48) at Haywards Bay, December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from April 2006.

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Saddleback Mountain Road:
Princes Hwy (NR1) passing under Saddleback Mountain Rd at South Kiama, September 2009.

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Entering Albion Park Rail:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as enters the town of Albion Park Rail, December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Kiama, approaching Riverside Dr, September 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on the roundabout at the junction of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Illawarra Hwy (NR48) at Albion Park Rail, November 2009. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007

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Entering Kiama:
Princes Hwy (NR1) passing through Kiama, September 2009.

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Illawarra Highway:
Roundabout (prior to part-time signalisation) at the junction of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Illawarra Hwy (NR48) at Albion Park Rail, November 2009. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from April 2006.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Spring Creek Dr (SR80 / TD9) at Kiama, September 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on the roundabout at the junction of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Illawarra Hwy (NR48) at Albion Park Rail, April 2006.

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Spring Creek Drive:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Spring Ck Dr (SR80 / TD9) at Kiama, September 2009.

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Part-Time Signals:
Part time signals on the roundabout at the junction of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Illawarra Hwy (NR48) at Albion Park Rail, April 2006.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Kiama, approaching Kiama Cemetery, Panama St and Riverside Dr, June 2006.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Albion Park Rail after Illawarra Hwy (NR48) roundabout, November 2009.

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Panama Street & Riverside Drive:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at the Panama St and Riverside Dr interchange, Bombo, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Airport Rd at Albion Park Rail, November 2009.

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Panama Street & Riverside Drive:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at the Panama St and Riverside Dr interchange, Bombo, September 2009.

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Airport Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Airport Rd, Albion Park Rail, November 2009.

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Panama Street & Riverside Drive:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at the Panama St and Riverside Dr interchange, Bombo, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Station Rd, Albion Park Rail, November 2009.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Kiama Downs, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Albion Park Rail approaching Tongarra Rd (SR157 / TD8), November 2009.

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Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Dunmore, approaching Tabbita Rd, September 2009.

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Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Albion Park Rail approaching Tongarra Rd (SR157 / TD8), November 2009.

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Tabbita Road:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at the Tabbita Rd interchange, September 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at Albion Park Rail at the junction with Tongarra Rd (SR157 / TD8), June 2010.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Albion Park Rail, approaching Tongarra Rd (SR157 / TD8), June 2013.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching New Lake Entrance Rd (SR157) at Albion Park Rail, November 2009.

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Tongarra Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Tongarra Rd (SR157 / TD8) at Albion Park Rail, June 2013. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from June 2006.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Albion Park Rail, November 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on the roundabout with Illawarra Hwy (NR48) at Albion Park Rail, December 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching New Lake Entrance Rd (SR157) at Oak Flats, November 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on the roundabout with Illawarra Hwy (NR48) at Albion Park Rail, December 2012.

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Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign approaching New Lake Entrance Rd (SR157) at Oak Flats, November 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign near Macquarie Rivulet at Albion Park Rail, approaching Yallah Rd & Haywards Bay Rd interchange, December 2012. This sign has since been removed and was only in place for a few months.

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New Lake Entrance Road:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at the New Lake Entrance Rd (SR157) interchange at Oak Flats, November 2009.

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New Lake Entrance Road:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at the New Lake Entrance Rd (SR157) interchange at Oak Flats, November 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Blackbutt approaching Shellharbour Rd (SR151), November 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Blackbutt approaching Shellharbour Rd (SR151), November 2009.

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Shellharbour Road:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at Shellharbour Rd (SR151) interchange at Blackbutt, November 2009.

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Shellharbour Road:
Advance directional sign on the off ramp to Shellharbour Rd (SR151) at Blackbutt, November 2009.

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Shellharbour Road:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at Shellharbour Rd (SR151) interchange at Blackbutt, November 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Dunmore approaching Riverside Dr (former Princes Hwy), November 2009.

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Riverside Drive:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at the Riverside Dr interchange, Dunmore, November 2009.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Minnamurra, November 2009.

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Changeable Sign:
Changeable sign at Minnamurra approaching the truck parking bay / heavy vehicle inspection bay, November 2009.

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Changeable Sign:
Changeable sign at Minnamurra approaching the truck parking bay / heavy vehicle inspection bay, November 2009.

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Changeable Sign:
Changeable sign at Minnamurra approaching the truck parking bay / heavy vehicle inspection bay, November 2009.

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Changeable Sign:
Changeable sign at Minnamurra approaching the truck parking bay / heavy vehicle inspection bay, November 2009.

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Changeable Sign:
Changeable sign at Minnamurra at the ramp to the truck parking bay / heavy vehicle inspection bay, November 2009.

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Advance Drectional Sign:
AD sign at Minnamurra approaching Riverside Dr, November 2009.

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High Wind Area:
High wind area warning sign approaching the bridge over Minnamurra River at Minnamurra, November 2009.

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Minnamurra River:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it crosses Minnamurra River at Minnamurra, November 2009.

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Minnamurra River:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it crosses Minnamurra River at Minnamurra, November 2009.

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Kiama Downs:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at Kiama Downs, November 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Kiama Downs approaching Riverside Dr, November 2009.

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Riverside Drive:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at Riverside Dr interchange, Kiama Downs, November 2009.

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Riverside Drive:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at Riverside Dr interchange, Kiama Downs, November 2009.

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Riverside Drive:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at Riverside Dr interchange, Kiama Downs, November 2009.

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Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Bombo approaching Gipps St, November 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Bombo approaching Gipps St, November 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Bombo approaching Gipps St, November 2009.

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Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign on Princes Hwy (NR1) at Bombo approaching Gipps St, December 2006.

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Gipps Street:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at the Gipps St exit at Bombo, November 2009.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Kiama, November 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Kiama approaching South Kiama Dr (former Princes Hwy), November 2009.

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Princes Highway:
Southbound on Princes Hwy (NR1) at Kiama, November 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Kiama approaching South Kiama Dr (former Princes Hwy), November 2009. The bridge is Saddleback Mountain Rd.

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South Kiama Drive:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at the South Kiama Dr interchange, Kiama, November 2009.

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South Kiama Drive:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at the South Kiama Dr interchange, Kiama, November 2009.

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Weir Street:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it passes under Weir St, Kiama Heights, November 2009.

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Reasurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign in the Kiama Bends at Kiama Heights, November 2009.

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Kiama Bends:
Kiama Bends at Kiama Heights, November 2009.

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Click here for the continution of National Route 1 between Yallah and Gerringong
Click here for the continuation of National Route 1 between Gwynneville and Yallah

1 Roads and Traffic Authority, Schedule of Classified Roads and State & Regional Roads, 31 January 2011
2 Roads and Maritime Services, Projects, Princes Highway Upgrade, Completed Projects, Oak Flats to Dunmore - Realignment of the Princes Highway, Recent Project History
3 Main Roads Board, Annual Report, 1930-31
4 Main Roads Board Annual Report, 1932
5 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1933-34
6 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1936-37
7 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1953-54
8 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1962-63
9 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1964-65
10 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1965-66
11 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1966-67
12 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1967-68
13 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1969-70
14 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1970-71
15 Roads and Maritime Services, Projects, Princes Highway Upgrade, Completed Projects, North Kiama Bypass
16 Roads and Maritime Services, Projects, Princes Highway Upgrade, Completed Projects, Kiama Bypass Access Rampsd
17 Roads and Maritime Services, Projects, Princes Highway Upgrade, Completed Projects, Oak Flats to Dunmore - Realignment of the Princes Highway

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