Advance directional sign on Brunswick Valley Way (former Pacific Highway) at Billinudgel, facing Bonanza Drive. Image © Paul Rands.

A Tourist Road / Drive is a public road or road within a public reserve which is expected to assist in making accessible areas or districts used or likely to be used by tourists. 1

A new provision in the Main Roads Act of December 1960 allowed the DMR to create Tourist Roads. The DMR provided assistance to local councils for works on Tourist Roads. By 30 June 1962, twelve roads had been proclaimed Tourist Roads. 1

Tourist Roads could be proclaimed after an alteration to the Act in 1961. They were aimed to provide access to natural features of tourist interest which otherwise might not be accessible. The first to be proclaimed was a road to the look-out over the Burragorang Valley in Wollondilly Shire. 1

Below are the various routes this site has photos of. The routes are sorted by their route number.

Route Number: Description: Preview:
Grand Pacific Drive (Illawarra & Shoalhaven):
Farnell Avenue, Audley Road, Sir Bertram Stevens Drive, Lady Wakehurst Drive, Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Princes Hwy, Park Road, Trinity Row, Farrell Road, Cannington Street, Lukoa Road, Park Road, Railway Pde, Pioneer Road, Carters Lane, Squires Way, George Hanley Drive, Kembla Street, Corrimal Street, Springhill Road, Five Islands Road, King Street, Primbee Deviation, Shellharbour Road, Riverside Drive, Gipps Street, Terralong Street, Manning Street, South Kiama Drive, Fern Street, Crooked River Road, Gerroa Road and Bolong Road
Tourist Drive 7 (Northern NSW):
Nass Street, Logan Street, Old Warwick Road, Mount Lindesay Road and Stanthorpe-Amosfield Road
Tourist Drive 9 (Sapphire Coast):
Carp Street, East Street, Tathra Road, Anthony Poole Drive, Tathra-Bermagui Road, Bunga Street, Lamont Street, Wallaga Lake Road and Bermagui Road
Tourist Drive 10 (NSW Mid North Coast):
Hastings River Drive, Gordon Street, Lord Street, William Street, Pacific Drive & Ocean Drive
Tourist Drive 11 (Sapphire Coast):
Carp Street, East Street, Tathra Road, Sapphire Coast Drive, Merimbula Drive, Market Street, Arthur Kane Drive & Toallo Street
Tourist Drive 12 (Macarthur Region, Sydney & NSW Southern Highlands):
Camden Valley Way, Argyle Street, Broughton Street, Murray Street, Old Hume Highway, Remembrance Drive & Thirlmere Way
Tourist Drive 18 (North Coast):
Old Pacific Highway, Pine Creek Way, Lyons Road, First Avenue, Sawtell Road, Hogbin Drive, Barrie Street, Harbour Drive, Orlando Street, Ocean Parade, Park Beach Road, York Street and Arthur Street
Tourist Drive 25 (New England / Northwestern NSW):
Oxley Highway, Duri Road, Werris Creek Road, Single Street, Hawker Street, Station Street, George Street, Whittaker Street, Nelson Street, Loder Street & Kamilaroi Highway
Tourist Drive 28 (North Coast):
Wardell Road, Daley Street, Main Street, Bugden Avenue, Pearces Creek Road, Tuckombil Road, Teven Road, Tintenbar Road And Tamarind Drive
Tourist Drive 30 (North Coast):
Ewingsdale Road, Lawson Street, Jonson Street, Browning Street, Bangalow Road, Broken Head Road, The Coast Road and Angels Beach Drive
Tourist Drive 32 (North Coast):
Wollumbin Street, Riverview Street, Kyogle Road, Blue Knob Road, Nimbin Road, Koonorigan Road, Terania Street, The Channon Road, Dunoon Road, Tweed Street, Miles Street and Woodlark Street
Tourist Drive 33 (Central Coast & Hunter Valley):
Peats Ridge Road, George Downes Drive, Great North Road, Wollombi Road, Allandale Road & Wine Country Drive
Tourist Drive 34 (North Coast):
Alma Street, Wollumbin Street, Brisbane Street, Murwillumbah Street, Queensland Road & Numinbah Road
Tourist Drive 38 (North Coast):
Tweed Coast Way
Tourist Drive 40 (North Coast):
Brunswick Valley Way & Tweed Valley Way

1 RTA Thematic History, 2nd edition

Last updated: 19:20:31 11/10/2014.

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