Road Photos & Information: New South Wales
Tweed Valley Way & Brunswick Valley Way (Tourist Drive 40)

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Tourist Drive 40 is the former Pacific Highway alignment from Chinderah to Brunswick Heads. It takes in the infamous Burringbar Range - a windy section of road notorius for several serious and fatal motor vehicle crashes.

Along the route you can see spectacular views of the majestic Mt Warning, the Tweed River, farmland and sugar cane. There's also access to World Heritage listed National Parks and state forests.

History:

Chinderah To Brunswick Heads Brunswick Heads to Chinderah
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Pacific Highway Interchange :
Northern terminus of TD40, at Chinderah, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Northbound at Brunswick Heads:
Northbound on Brunswick Valley Way, between the Gulgan Rd interchange and the town centre of Brunswick Heads. Note the unusual kangaroo warning sign. July 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign :
AD sign on Tweed Valley Way (TD40) approaching Cudgen Rd at Stotts Creek, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

ID Sign:
Intersection directional sign on Brunswick Valley Way, dating back to when NR1 went through the centre of Brunswick Heads, on the corner Mullumbimby Street. July 2007.

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Cudgen Road:
Corner of Tweed Valley Way (TD40) and Cudgen Rd in Stotts Ck, February 2009.

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AD Sign:
Advance directional sign on Brunswick Valley Way, approaching Riverside Cres and Pacific Hwy at Brunswick Heads. The black plastic is hiding an alphanumeric route number. July 2007.

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UPDATED Advance Directional Sign :
AD sign at Tumbulgum approaching Riverside Dr, February 2016. Note the incorrect TD40 shield for Riverside Dr. Click here for a photo of this location by Rob Tilley from February 2009.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Approaching Rajah Road:
Northbound on Brunswick Valley Way, as you approach the intersection with Rajah Road at Brunswick Heads. July 2007.

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Riverside Drive:
Corner of Tweed Valley Way (TD40) and Riverside Dr at Tumbulgum, February 2009.

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AD Sign:
Advance directional sign on Brunswick Valley Way, approaching Coolamon Scenic Drive at Ocean Shores, with a nice view of the Pacific Highway in the distance. July 2007.

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Riverside Drive:
Corner of Tweed Valley Way (TD40) and Riverside Dr at Tumbulgum, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

AD Sign:
Advance directional sign on Brunswick Valley Way, for Bonanza Drive at Billinudgel. July 2007.

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NEW! Entering Condong:
Tweed Valley Way (TD40) as it enters the town of Condong.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Advance Directional Sign :
AD sign on Tweed Valley Way (TD40) approaching Tweed Coast Way (TD38) at Crabbes Creek, September 2007.

Image © Rob Tilley

Distance Sign:
Reassurance directional sign at Condong, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Stokers Road Intersection:
Travelling along the Tweed Valley Way at Dunbible, at the intersection with Stokers Road. March 2007.

Image © David Whiteman

Advance Directional Sign :
AD sign at Condong approaching Clothiers Ck Rd and McLeod St, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Distance Sign:
Non-standard RD sign on Tweed Valley Way (TD40) at Murwillumbah South, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Intersection Directional Sign :
Non-standard ID sign at the junction of Clothiers Ck Rd and McLeod St in Condong, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign :
AD sign at Murwillumbah approaching Quarry Road, July 2018. Click here for a photo of this location from February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Cane Road:
Corner of Tweed Valley Way (TD40) and Cane Rd in Condong, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Intersection Directional Sign :
ID sign at the Quarry Rd (formerly Reserve Ck Rd) roundabout at Murwillumbah, February 2009. The coverplates are hiding a Pacific Hwy and NR1 legend.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Murwillumbah approaching Quarry Rd (formerly Reserve Ck Rd), July 2018.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Condong approaching Cane Rd, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Quarry Road:
ID sign on the roundabout with Quarry Rd at Murwillumbah, July 2018.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign :
AD sign at Condong approaching Clothiers Ck Rd, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

UPDATED Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign approaching Alma St (TD32 / TD 34 / TD42) in Murwillumbah, February 2016.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Advance Directional Sign :
AD sign at Tumbulgum approaching Tumbulgum Rd, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign approaching Alma St (TD32 / TD 34 / TD42) in Murwillumbah, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign :
AD sign at Tumbulgum approaching Riverside Dr, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

UPDATED Advance Directional Sign:
Non-standard AD sign approaching Alma St (TD32 / TD 34 / TD42) in Murwillumbah, July 2018. Click here for a photo of this location by Michael Greenslade from February 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

Riverside Drive:
Corner of Tweed Valley Way (TD40) and Riverside Dr, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Southbound at Dunbible:
Travelling Tweed Valley Way through the Burringbar Range at Dunbible. March 2007.

Image © David Whiteman

Advance Directional Sign :
AD sign at Stotts Ck approaching Cudgen Rd, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Burringbar Range:
Southbound as you descend the Burringbar Range via Tweed Valley Way. March 2007.

Image © David Whiteman

Cudgen Road:
Corner of Tweed Valley Way (TD40) and Cudgen Rd at Stotts Ck, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on Brunswick Valley Way, facing traffic exiting from the Pacific Highway interchange at Billinudgel, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the interchange with Pacific Hwy (NR1) at Chinderah, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

AD Sign:
Advance directional sign on Brunswick Valley Way, approaching the intersection with Sharra Blvd at Billinudgel, July 2007.

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Pacific Highway Interchange :
End Tourist Drive 40 - the interchange with Pacific Hwy (NR1) at Chinderah, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

ID Signage:
Intersection directional sign assembly on Brunswick Valley Way, facing Sharra Blvd at Billinudgel. July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

Pacific Highway Interchange :
End Tourist Drive 40 - the interchange with Pacific Hwy (NR1) at Chinderah, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Marshalls Creek:
Southbound at Billinudgel on Brunswick Valley Way, as you cross Marshalls Creek. July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
Southbound AD signage on Brunswick Valley Way, as you approach the intersection with Bonanza Drive at Billinudgel, July 2007.

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Bonanza Drive Junction:
Southbound on Brunswick Valley Way at Billinudgel at the intersection with Bonanza Drive, July 2007.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign assembly on Brunswick Valley Way, facing traffic from Bonanza Dr in Billinudgel, July 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Southbound on Brunswick Valley Way, as you approach the intersection with Coolamon Scenic Dr and Orana Rd at Ocean Shores, July 2007.

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Ocean Shores:
Southbound on Brunswick Valley Way, as TD40 passes through Ocean Shores, July 2007.

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Steep Descent:
Southbound at Ocean Shores on Brunswick Valley Way, as the TD40 travels down a steep hill towards the Rajah Road intersection, July 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for the Rajah Road intersection, southbound on Brunswick Valley Way, Ocean Shores. July 2007.

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Rajah Road Intersection:
Looking towards the Rajah Road intersection on Brunswick Valley Way, at Ocean Shores. Southbound, July 2007.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on Brunswick Valley Way, at Ocean Shores after the Rajah Rd intersection. July 2007.

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AD Sign:
Advance directional on Brunswick Valley Way, Brunswick Heads approaching the access road to Pacific Hwy and also Riverside Cres. July 2007.

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ID Sign:
Intersection directional signage at the roundabout for Riverside Drive and Pacific Hwy interchange at Brunswick Heads. Note the missing TD40 shield. July 2007.

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Entering Brunswick Heads Town Centre:
Southbound on on Brunswick Valley Way (Tweed St), Brunswick Heads. July 2007. Brunswick Heads was originally bypassed in June 1998 with a Super 2 expressway road.

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Brunswick Heads:
Travelling through Brunswick Heads (Tweed St) near the Mullumbimby St intersection. July 2007.

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Leaving Brunswick Heads:
Southbound on Brunswick Valley Way near the Bowling Club, as you leave the town centre of Brunswick Heads. July 2007.

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AD Sign:
Southbound at Brunswick Heads on Brunswick Valley Way, approaching the Pacific Hwy / Gulgan Rd interchange. September 2017. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from July 2007.

Image © Dean Sherry

Southern Terminus:
Southern Terminus of TD40 - the Pacific Hwy interchange at Brunswick Heads. July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

Last updated: 18-Oct-2021 0:09

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