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) - Bega to Victoria Border

Statistics:

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.

History:

Princes Highway:

Victoria Border to Bega   Bega to Victoria Border
Preview: Description:   Preview: Description:
Cairn:
Survey point cairn, Timbillica at the NSW-Vic Border, March 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Millingandi approaching Merimbula Dr (former Princes Hwy), April 2011.

Image © Paul Rands

Reassurance Directional Signs:
Distance signs at Timbillica, near the NSW-Vic border, March 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Bypassed Town Sign:
Bypassed town sign at Millingandi approaching Merimbula Dr, April 2011.

Image © Paul Rands

State Speed Limit Sign:
NSW style state speed limit sign used at border crossings, Timbillica, September 2009.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Millingandi approaching Merimbula Dr, April 2011.

Image © Paul Rands

Load Limit Sign:
Heavy vehicle load limits sign at Timbillica, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Merimbula Drive:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Merimbula Dr at Millingandi, April 2011. NR1 turns right at this location.

Image © Paul Rands

Reassurance Directional Sign:
Tourism-based distance sign at Timbillica, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Millingandi, April 2011.

Image © Paul Rands

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

Image © Paul Rands

  Entering Millingandi:
Princes Hwy (NR1) entering the village of Millingandi, April 2011.

Image © Paul Rands

Timbillica Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Timbillica Rd at Timbillica, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Entering Pambula:
Princes Hwy (NR1) entering the town of Pambula, April 2011.

Image © Paul Rands

Wallagaraugh River:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at Timbillica, crossing Wallagaraugh River, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Pambula approaching Toallo St (TD11 and unnumbered), April 2011.

Image © Paul Rands

Wonboyn River:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at Timbillica, crossing Wonboyn River, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the roundabout with Toallo St (TD11 and unnumbered) at Pambula, April 2011.

Image © Paul Rands

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Narrabarba, approaching Imlay Rd, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Pambula:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it passes through the town of Pambula, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Narrabarba, approaching Imlay Rd, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Bullara Street:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at the junction with Bullara St in Pambula, April 2011. NR1 turns right at this location.

Image © Paul Rands

Imlay Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Imlay Rd at Narrabarba, January 2010. Imlay Rd links Princes Hwy (NR1) with Monaro Hwy (NR23) and carries mostly logging and recreational traffic.

Image © Paul Rands

  Pambula River:
Princes Hwy (NR1) crossing Pambula River at Pambula, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Narrabarba approaching Womboyn Rd, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  South Pambula:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it enters the suburb of South Pambula, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

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

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at South Pambula approaching Mount Darragh Rd, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Heavy Vehicle Inspection Bay Signage:
Heavy vehicle inspection bay sign at Kiah, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Mount Darragh Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Mt Darragh Rd at South Pambula, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Heavy Vehicle Inspection Bay Signage:
Heavy vehicle inspection bay sign at Kiah, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at South Pambula, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Entering Kiah:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it enters the village of Kiah, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Yowaka River:
Princes Hwy (NR1) crossing Yowaka River at Greigs Flat, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

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

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Landing Rd at Broadwater, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Edrom Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Edrom Rd at Kiah, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Landing Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Landing Rd at Broadwater, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Kiah:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it passes through Kiah, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Entering Eden:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it enters the town of Eden, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Whelans Swamp:
Princes Hwy (NR1) crossing Whelans Swamp at Kiah, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Eden approaching Mitchell St and Imlay St, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Towamba River:
Princes Hwy (NR1) passing over Towamba River via Jack Seiffert Bridge at Kiah, September 2009.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Eden approaching Mitchell St and Imlay St, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Boydtown, approaching Boydtown Park Rd, September 2009.

Image © Paul Rands

  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the corner of Mitchell and Imlay St, Eden, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

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

Image © Paul Rands

  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Eden, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Towamba Rd (TD10) at Eden, September 2009.

Image © Paul Rands

  Nethercote Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Nethercote Rd at Eden, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Quarantine Bay Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Quarantine Bay Rd at Eden, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Quarantine Bay Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Quarantine Bay Rd at Eden, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Nethercote Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Nethercote Rd at Eden, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Towamba Rd (TD10) at Eden, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Entering Eden:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it enters the town of Eden, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Towamba Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Towamba Rd (TD10) at Eden, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Entering Eden:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it passes through the town of Eden, September 2009.

Image © Paul Rands

  Nullica River:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at Boydtown, crossing Nullica River, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Eden approaching Mitchell St and Imlay St, September 2009.

Image © Paul Rands

  Whelans Swamp:
Princes Hwy (NR1) crossing Whelans Swamp at Kiah, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Eden approaching Mitchell St and Imlay St, September 2009.

Image © Paul Rands

  Entering Kiah:
Princes Hwy (NR1) as it enters the village of Kiah, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the corner of Mitchell and Imlay St, Eden, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Towamba River:
Princes Hwy (NR1) passing over Towamba River via Jack Seiffert Bridge at Kiah, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

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

Image © Paul Rands

  Edrom Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Edrom Rd at Kiah, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Landing Rd at Broadwater, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Burrawang Forest Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Burrawang Forest Rd at Womboyn North, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Landing Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Landing Rd at Broadwater, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Womboyn North aproaching Womboyn Rd, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

South Pambula:
Princes Hwy (NR1) passing through South Pambula, September 2009.

Image © Paul Rands

  Womboyn Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Womboyn Rd at Womboyn Nth, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

South Pambula:
Princes Hwy (NR1) passing through South Pambula, September 2009.

Image © Paul Rands

  Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Narrabarba, approaching Imlay Rd, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at South Pambula approaching Mt Darragh Rd, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Narrabarba, approaching Imlay Rd, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Mount Darragh Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Mt Darragh Rd at South Pambula, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Imlay Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Imlay Rd at Narrabarba, January 2010. Imlay Rd links Princes Hwy (NR1) with Monaro Hwy (NR23) and carries mostly logging and recreational traffic.

Image © Paul Rands

Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at South Pambula, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

  Wallagaraugh River:
Princes Hwy (NR1) at Timbillica, crossing Wallagaraugh River, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

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

Image © Paul Rands

  Timbillica Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Timbillica Rd at Timbillica, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign used for reassurance at Pambula, September 2009.

Image © Paul Rands

  NSW-VIC Border:
Princes Hwy (NR1) crossing into Victoria at Timbillica, January 2010. NR1 becomes A1 at this location.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Pambula approaching Bullara Street, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Bullara Street:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Bullara St, Pambula, September 2009. NR1 turns left at this junction.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign in Pambula town centre approaching Toallo St, September 2009.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Pambula, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Millangandi approaching Merimbula Dr (former Princes Hwy), January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Merimbula Drive:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Merimbula Dr at Millangandi, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Millangandi, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Red Gum Road:
Corner of Princes Hwy (NR1) and Red Gum Rd at Yellow Pinch, January 2010.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Click here for the continuation of Princes Highway as A1 in Victoria
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 Roads and Maritime Services, Community Update, Pambula River Bridge, May 2006
3 Main Roads Board, Annual Report, 1925-26
4 Main Roads Board Annual Report, 1932
5 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1933-34
6 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1949-50
7 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1954-55
8 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1962-63
9 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1963-64
10 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1964-65
11 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1965-66
12 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1966-67
13 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1968-69
14 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1969-70
15 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1971-72
16 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1972-73
17 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1973-74
18 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1976-77
19 Roads and Maritime Services, Projects, Princes Highway Upgrade, Completed Projects, Pambula River Bridge

Last updated: 14-Aug-2020 13:08

This site © Paul Rands. All rights reserved. Some portions © (copyright) by their respective and credited owners. Permission must be obtained before using any images from this site. For details, please email by clicking here.