GoRV - Digital Magazine Issue #52 - Page 72

You can access the start of this trip along Bruthen-Buchan Road , either from Bruthen or Nowa Nowa . Things are fairly mundane until you reach Buchan Caves Reserve , which is worthy of a stay . The campground is excellent , with plenty of wildlife and birdlife , and a guided tour of Fairy Cave or Royal Cave reveals a wonderland of decorations . If you need fuel , Buchan is the place to get it .
After Buchan , C608 becomes Gelantipy Road . Shortly , the terrain and the scenery become interesting . The road is tucked between Snowy River NP to the east and a series of nature conservation reserves to the west . As you climb , expect plenty of sharp turns .
Unexpectedly , you might notice SIBA , a Buddhist Retreat Centre ( with camping ). The road straightens out a bit from SIBA to Gelantipy , a tiny rural community that was heavily impacted by the 2019-2020 fires .
At Gelantipy , C608 becomes Snowy River Road . At the junction of C611 , experienced four-wheel-drivers without anything in tow might want to take a 55km ( return ) side trip to McKillops Bridge . There are a couple of lookouts along the way and a basic campground . This is considered one of the most dangerous roads in Australia , so take heed if you decide to attempt it .
Laughing kookaburra
The Snowy wilderness
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