Road Photos & Information: New South Wales
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Pacific Highway, New England Highway, John Renshaw Drive, Southern Freeway, Mount Ousley Road & Princes Highway (National Route 1) (Decommissioned) - Ulladulla to Batemans Bay

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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.

History:

Princes Highway:

Click here for historic photos of Princes Highway between Ulladulla and Batemans Bay.

Batemans Bay to Ulladulla   Ulladulla to Batemans Bay
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Entering Batemans Bay:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it enters Batemans Bay, September 2009.

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  Burrill Lake:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it passes through the town of Burrill Lake, November 2009.

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Hughes Street:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Hughes St, Batemans Bay, September 2009.

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  Burrill Lake:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it crosses Burrill Lake, November 2009.

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Old Highway:
Princes Hwy (NR1) approaching the Old Princes Hwy, Batemans Bay, September 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Dolphin Point Rd and Wallaroy Dr at Burrill Lake, November 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the junction with Old Princes Hwy at Batemans Bay, September 2009.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the roundabout with Dolphin Point Rd and Wallaroy Dr at Burrill Lake, November 2009.

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Divided Road:
Old text divided road sign at the divided section of highway, Batemans Bay, September 2009.

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  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Burrill Lake, November 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Beach Rd and Mackay Park, Batemans Bay, September 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Lake Tabourie approaching Weymouth Rd, November 2009.

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Mackay Park and Beach Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1), Mackay Park entrance and Beach Rd at Batemans Bay, September 2009.

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  Weymouth Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Weymouth Rd at Lake Tabourie, November 2009.

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North Street:
Corner of Pacific Hwy (NR1) and North St, Batemans Bay, September 2009.

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  Lake Tabourie:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it crosses Lake Tabourie, November 2009.

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Flashing Warning Sign:
Flashing warning sign approaching Clyde River, Batemans Bay, September 2009.

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  Entering Tabourie Lake:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it enters the town of Tabourie Lake, November 2009.

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Clyde River:
Princes Hwy (NR1) crossing the Clyde River at Batemans Bay, September 2009.

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  Tabourie Lake:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it passes through Tabourie Lake, November 2009.

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Clyde River:
Princes Hwy (NR1) crossing the Clyde River at Batemans Bay, September 2009.

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  River Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and River Rd, Tabourie Lake, November 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Batemans Bay, approaching Kings Hwy (NR1) and Peninsula Dr, September 2009.

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  Approaching Lemon Tree Creek:
Narrow bridge sign approaching Lemon Tree Creek at Tabourie Lake, November 2009.

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Kings Highway & Peninsula Drive:
ID sign at the roundabout with Kings Hwy (NR1) and Peninsula Dr, Batemans Bay, September 2009.

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  Lemon Tree Creek:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it crosses Lemon Tree Creek at Tabourie Lake, November 2009.

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Kings Highway & Peninsula Drive:
ID sign at the roundabout with Kings Hwy (NR1) and Peninsula Dr, Batemans Bay, September 2009.

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  Entering Termeil:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it enters the town of Termeil, November 2009.

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Distance Sign:
Reassurance directional sign at Batemans Bay, September 2009.

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  Monkey Mountain Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Monkey Mtn Rd at Termeil, November 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Surfside, approaching Berrima Pde, September 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Termeil approaching Bawley Point Rd and Old Highway, November 2009.

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Berrima Parade:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Berrima Parade, Surfside, September 2009.

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  Old Highway:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Old Highway at Termeil, November 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Surfside, approaching Cullendulla Dr, September 2009.

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  Bawley Point Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Bawley Point Rd at Termeil, November 2009.

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Cullendulla Drive:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Cullendulla Dr, Surfside, September 2009.

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

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Heavy Vehicle Inspection Bay Sign:
AD sign for heavy vehicle inspection bay at Benandarah, September 2009.

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  Pebbly Beach Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Pebbly Beach Rd at East Lynne, November 2009.

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Heavy Vehicle Inspection Bay Sign:
Sign for heavy vehicle inspection bay at Benandarah, September 2009.

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  Entering East Lynne:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it enters the village of East Lynne, October 2010.

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Heavy Vehicle Inspection Bay:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at the heavy vehicle inspection bay at Benandarah, September 2009.

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  East Lynne:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it passes through the village of East Lynne, October 2010.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Rest area distance sign at Benandarah, September 2009.

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  Mount Agony Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Mt Agony Rd at East Lynne, November 2009.

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Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign approaching Durras Dr, Benandarah, September 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Benandarah approaching Durras Rd, November 2009.

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Durras Drive:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Durras Dr, Benandarah, September 2009.

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  Durras Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Durras Rd at Benandarah, November 2009.

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Entering East Lynne:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it enters the town of East Lynne, September 2009.

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  Benandarah:
The Princes Hwy (NR1) as it passes through Benandarah, November 2009.

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Mt Agony Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Mt Agony Rd at East Lynne, September 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Benandarah approaching Cullendulla Dr, November 2009.

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Police Enforcement Sign:
Police enforcement sign from the 90s, East Lynne, September 2009.

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  Cullendulla Drive:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Cullendulla Dr at Benandarah, November 2009.

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Pebbly Beach Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Pebbly Beach Rd at East Lynne, September 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at North Batemans Bay approaching Berrima Pde, November 2009.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Cockwhy, September 2009.

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  Entering Batemans Bay:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it enters Batemans Bay, September 2009.

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Welcome to Shoalhaven Coast Wine Region:
Tourism sign at Termeil, September 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Batemans Bay approaching Peninsula Dr and Kings Hwy (NR52), September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Termeil, approaching Bawley Point Rd and Old Princes Hwy, September 2009.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the junction with Peninsula Dr and Kings Hwy (NR1) at Batemans Bay, October 2010.

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Bawley Point Road & Old Princes Highway:
Corner of Bawley Point Rd and Old Princes Hwy, Termeil, September 2009.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the junction with Peninsula Dr and Kings Hwy (NR1) at Batemans Bay, September 2009.

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Bawley Point Road & Old Princes Highway:
Corner of Bawley Point Rd and Old Princes Hwy, Termeil, September 2009.

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  Opening Bridge Warning Lights:
Warning lights approaching Clyde River at Batemans Bay, September 2009.

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Bawley Point Road & Old Princes Highway:
Corner of Bawley Point Rd and Old Princes Hwy, Termeil, September 2009.

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  Clyde River:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it crosses Clyde River at Batemans Bay, September 2009.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign at Termeil, September 2009.

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  Clyde River:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it crosses Clyde River at Batemans Bay, September 2009.

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Tabourie Lake:
Princes Hwy (NR1) entering Tabourie Lake, September 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Batemans Bay approaching Beach Rd and the entrance to Mackay Park, September 2009.

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River Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and River Rd, Tabourie Lake, September 2009.

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  Beach Road & Mackay Park:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and the entrance to Mackay Pk at Batemans Bay, September 2009.

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Tabourie Lake:
Princes Hwy (NR1) passing through Tabourie Lake, September 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Beach Rd, Batemans Bay, approaching Princes Hwy (NR1) and Mackay Park, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Tabourie Lake, approaching the entrance to Lake Tabourie Caravan Park, September 2009.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign facing Beach Rd, Batemans Bay, at the junction with Princes Hwy (NR1) and Mackay Park, September 2009.

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Tabourie Lake:
Princes Hwy (NR1) crossing Tabourie Lake, September 2009.

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  Old Princes Highway:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Old Princes Hwy at Batemans Bay, November 2009.

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Lake Tabourie Caravan Park:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at the entrance to Lake Tabourie Caravan Park, September 2009.

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  Cranbrook Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Cranbrook Rd at Batemans Bay, November 2009.

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Welcome To Ulladulla and Districts:
Council welcome sign near Tabourie Lake, September 2009.

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  Cranbrook Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Cranbrook Rd at Batemans Bay, October 2010.

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Wheelbarrow Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Wheelbarrow Rd at Burrill Lake, September 2009.

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  Tourism Region Reassurance Directional Sign:
Tourism region distance sign at Batemans Bay, November 2009.

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Entering Burrell Lake:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it enters the town of Burrell Lake, September 2009.

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  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Batemans Bay, November 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Burrill Lake, approaching Wallaroy Rd and Dolphin Point Rd, September 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on the roundabout with Wallaroy Rd, Dolphin Point Rd and Princes Hwy (NR1) at Burrill Lake, September 2009.

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Burrill Lake:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it crosses Burrill Lake, September 2009.

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Click here for the contination of National Route 1 between Batemans Bay and Bodalla
Click here for the contination of National Route 1 between South Nowra and Ulladulla

1 Roads and Traffic Authority, Schedule of Classified Roads and State & Regional Roads, 31 January 2011
2 Main Roads Board, Annual Report, 1926-27
3 Main Roads Board Annual Report, 1932
4 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1936-37
5 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1937-38
6 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1946-47
7 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1948-49
8 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1955-56
9 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1956-57
10 Roads and Maritime Services, Projects, Princes Highway Upgrade, Burrill Lake
11 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1963-64
12 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1966-67

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