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) - Cobargo to Bega

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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 Cobargo and Bega.
Click here for construction photos of Princes Highway between Cobargo and Bega.

Bega to Cobargo   Cobargo to Bega
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Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign on Princes Hwy (NR1) (Gipps St) at Bega, approaching Carp St (TD9 & TD11) (former NR18) and the unnumbered section of Gipps St, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Coopers Gully, approaching Bega Valley Lookout, October 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Princes Hwy (NR1) (Gipps St) at Bega, approaching Carp St (TD9 & TD11) (former NR18) and the unnumbered section of Gipps St, September 2009.

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Entering North Bega:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it enters North Bega, October 2009.

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Carp Street & Gipps Street:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at the junction with Carp St (TD9 / TD11) and Gipps St in Bega, September 2009. NR1 turns left at this junction.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at North Bega approaching Bridge St and West St, October 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Carp St (TD9 & TD11) (former NR18) at Bega, approaching Princes Hwy (NR1) (Gipps St) and the unnumbered section of Gipps St, September 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the roundabout with Bridge St and West St, North Bega, October 2009.

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Intersection Directional SIgn:
ID sign at the corner of Princes Hwy (NR1), Gipps St and Carp St (TD9 / TD11) at Bega, September 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the roundabout with Bridge St and West St, North Bega, October 2009.

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Bega Town Centre:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it passes through Bega, September 2009.

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Entering Bega:
Princes Hwy (NR1) entering the town of Bega and crossing the Bega River, October 2009.

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Bega River:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it crosses Bega River at Bega, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching East St, Bega, October 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at North Bega, approaching West St and Bridge St, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Auckland St, Bega, October 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign assembly on the roundabout with West St and Bridge St in North Bega, September 2009.

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Bega Town Centre:
Princes Hwy (NR1) passing through Bega, October 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at North Bega approaching Bega Valley Lookout, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Carp St (TD9 / TD11) and Gipps St at Bega, October 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Stony Creek, approaching Snowy Mountains Hwy (NR18), September 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the corner of Princes Hwy (NR1), Carp St (TD9 / TD11) and Gipps St, Bega, October 2009. NR1 turns right at this junction.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Snowy Mtns Hwy (NR18) at Stony Ck, October 2009.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Bega. September 2009.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Stony Ck, September 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Auckland St, Bega, September 2009.

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Greendale Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Greendale Rd at Brogo, September 2009.

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

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Brogo, approaching Warrigal Range Rd, September 2009.

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Warrigal Range Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Warrigal Range Rd at Brogo, September 2009.

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Approaching Brogo River:
Approaching the Brogo River near Blanchards Rd at Brogo, September 2009.

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Approaching Brogo River:
Approaching the Brogo River at Brogo, September 2009.

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Brogo River:
Princes Hwy (NR1) crossing Brogo River at Brogo, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Quaama, approaching Verona Rd and Gordon St, September 2009.

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Dry River:
Princes Hwy (NR1) crossing Dry River at Quaama, September 2009.

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Verona Road and Gordon Street:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at the junction with Verona Rd and Gordon St, Quaama, September 2009. Gordon St used to be part of the Princes Hwy.

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

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Cobargo Street:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Cobargo St, Quaama, September 2009. Cobargo St used to be part of the Princes Hwy.

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Click here for the continuation of National Route 1 between Bega and the Victorian Border
Click here for the continuation of National Route 1 between Cobargo and Bega

1 Roads and Traffic Authority, Schedule of Classified Roads and State & Regional Roads, 31 January 2011
2 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1932-33
3 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1933-34
4 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1934-35
5 RTA Thematic History, 2nd Edition, 2006
6 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1936-37
7 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1949-50
8 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1955-56
9 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1956-57
10 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1958-59
11 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1959-60
12 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1963-64
13 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1970-71
14 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1971-72
15 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1972-73
16 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1976-77
17 Bega Daily News, Road Work At Alsops Creek, 11 October 2002
18 Bega Daily News, 2 August 2011

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