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Combined States Snowy Cruise 2019 - November 22-24

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Combined States Snowy Cruise 2019

Updates will be posted in this first post and the itinerary may change over time as necessary - so please check back regularly on this first post :yahoo:

DATE: Friday 22 November - Sunday 24 November 2019 (3 days) with possible additional day VIC Alpine National Park Monday 25 November


VIC Depart 8:30am (arrive there by 8am) BP Wallan northbound on Hume Freeway
NSW Depart 11:30am (arrive there by 11am) Mount Annan Shell, Waterworth Drive
ACT Depart around 3:30pm (arrive there by 3pm) Yass Caltex Star Mart, Yass Valley Way

This is based on Cro's famous annual Combined States Snowy's Cruise and thanks go to him and the other Moderators/Cruise Controllers for their help in bringing this to you. 

VIC, NSW and ACT attendees make there way to Tumut Fri night. Routes as per PM.

Saturday is the big day.

Next day Sunday is a late start with brekky at hotel before we all head off our separate ways. NSWs can head towards Berridale and Sydney (460km approx 7 hours) and VICs get to do the snaking rock gullies again heading back towards Corryong then Melbourne (577km approx 9 hours).


Optionally for those that can take the extra day off - some of us plan to do VIC Alpine National Park route with a stop-over in Omeo on Sunday before heading home via Albury/Wodonga on Monday.

All on sealed roads!

Please be aware there are some incredible twisties on this route - best let any passengers know of potential motion sickness. 

Also, please ensure you have a conntigency plan if you have a breakdown - like a mate who is willing to stay with you if necessary or Roadside Assistance. And it might be a good thing not to have anything critical to do on the following weekdays justin incase you need extra days to get home for some reason. 

Main Cruise 3 Days - Friday Saturday and Sunday.

Additional 1 Day - Monday.

Snowy Mountains - need I say more :drivingalong:


Vid of 2018 Snowy Cruise

Vid of 2017 Snowy Cruise


and a blast from the past Snowy Cruise 2011 :beerchug: 





Friday November 22, 2019
Amaroo Motel
55 Capper St, 2720 Tumut, Australia
Ph (02) 6947 7200


Dinner Friday night 
Tumut River Brewing Co
1/5 Capper St, Tumut NSW 2720


Saturday November 23, 2019
Banjo Paterson Inn
1 Kosciuszko Road, 2627 Jindabyne, Australia 
Ph (02) 6456 2372
Banjo Paterson Inn offers an on-site brewery, 2 bars, a restaurant and live entertainment.
$125 inc breakfast


BBQ for lunch - just a nominal cost per person - we'll work it out on the day.


Dinner Saturday night
Kosciuszko Brewing Company
1 Kosciuszko Rd, Jindabyne NSW 2627

Sunday November 24, 2019
Golden Age Hotel
189 Day Ave, Omeo VIC 3898
(03) 5159 1344
$110 balcony inc breakfast
$50 single budget room inc breakfast



A fair bit of fuel will be required for the drive during the 3 or 4 days. Please ensure you are topped at the meet points and have enough fuel to complete the legs (so best to fuel up when others do). If you need E85 - best to bring your own jerry cans filled up in the capital cities as there will be no E85 in the country.

Caltex, CALTEX YASS, 1715 YASS VALLEY WAY, YASS, NSW 2582 (Vortex 98 avail)

BP, BP Border, Corner Of Ebden Street And Wodonga Place, South Albury, NSW, 2640
BP, BP North Albury, Cnr Hume Hwy & Thurgoona Dr, North Albury, NSW, 2640


BP, Thredbo BP, 51 Friday Dr, Thredbo, NSW, 2625 (95 RON only, Diesel avail)


BP, BP Jindabyne, 8 Kosciusko Rd, Jindabyne, NSW, 2627 (BP Ultimate avail)
Mobil, Jindabyne east, Lot 1 kosciusko road (95 RON only)
Caltex, CALTEX JINDABYNE, 4-6 KOSCIUSKO RD, JINDABYNE NSW 2627 (Vortex 98 avail)

Shell, REGION SERVICE STATION, 51-53 SHARP ST, COOMA, 2630, NSW (95 RON and 91 RON only)
BP, Rhythym Snow Sports, 8 Sharp St, Cooma, NSW, 2630 (BP Ultimate avail)

BP,BP Corryong, 21 Towong Road, CORRYONG, VIC, 3707 (95 RON only)

Mt Beauty
Caltex (98 RON)

Mobil, Day Ave (98 RON - but we shouldn't need to fill up there if we fill up in Mt Beauty)

Mandatory to have a UHF 40 channel CB Radio to keep across road hazards and general chatter. EvilDaifu has a few CBs for free loan on the cruise if anyone is interested - just PM EvilDaifu to reserve one.

Camera for the photo opps and the views.

Don't forget to bring extra batteries for your CB and camera - something makes me think we'd be chewing through the batteries on this cruise!


Warm clothes - though it's November, it's still an alpine region and they got snowed in on one the cruise years ago.

Bucket, sponge and some car wash liquid if you want to keep your car shiny for photo opps.  There's a coin car wash in Tumut.

GoPros and ActionCams (prolly didn't need to say that :buttrock:)

If you have an edit - consider bringing your flash boxes/laptop justin case you need it - don't laugh I remember one gentleman broke down and had to drop his tune back to stock because
a. dust in his airbox
b. water in his fuel
c. didn't clean K&N air filter of gunk

d. sprung a leak in radiator hose

e. pulled the USB cable out of OBD2 port before flash completed then had to wait for auto transmission to cool down

f. farrked if I know  :roflmbo:

Spare car keys (how many times have guys locked their keys in their boot on cruises :facepalm: ) 


Telstra has generally had the best coverage on this cruise in the past.  You will need CBs though as there most of the time we'll be out of mobile coverage.  Generally some of the guys will have spare CBs but just mentioned you'll need to borrow one when you post up below.

1. Obey all laws whilst on the cruise; this means no speeding, no overtaking over double lines (no matter how safe you think it may be), etc...

2. There is a designated cruise leader who will lead the way and set the correct pace for all cruise members.

3. Use the Buddy system - always make sure you can see the car behind you. This will give people behind you an indication on where to turn to make sure nobody gets lost.

4. CB Radios - if you don't have one, follow the maps and directions given out. It is highly recommended to have CB as it enhances the enjoyment of the cruise being able to hear about road hazards and join in on the social chatter.

5. Please turn up to the meeting points with a sufficient fuel in your tank and enough time before the departure time.

6. Onus is on the owner/driver to ensure their vehicle is safe to drive on public roads and meets State road traffic authority laws.

7. Please ensure you have a contingency plan if you have a breakdown or unnecessarily delayed. e.g. Roadside Assistance or a mate in another car who is willing to stay with you if necessary.

8. This cruise is not to be advertised on any other media or websites or social media sites without prior agreement from the cruise organisers.

9. By attending this cruise you agree not to hold FordXR6Turbo.com, it's Administrators, Moderators, Cruise Controllers, or Owner responsible / liable for any damage and / or grief sustained (simply; you are responsible for your own actions).


RACV Roadside Assistance ph 13 72 28
NRMA Roadside Assistance ph 13 11 11
RACQ Roadside Assistance ph 13 11 11

Police ph 000
Police Tumut, 20 Wynward St, ph 02 6947 7199
Police Jindabyne, 16 Thredbo Terrace, ph 02 6456 2244

Ambulance ph 000

Fire ph 000

CFA VIC ph 000

Victorian Bushfire Information ph 1800 240 667

SES NSW ph 13 25 00

NSW Wildlife Information Rescue Education Service ph 1300 094 737
VIC Wildlife Emergency ph 1300 094 535

VicRoads Hazard
Report Hazard ph 13 11 70
Information ph 13 11 71

RTA (NSW) Hazards
Report Hazard ph 13 17 00
Hazard Information ph 13 27 01

Hospitals Tumut - Tumut District Hospital, Howick St, ph 02 6947 1555
Hospitals Cooma - Cooma District Hospital, Bent St ph 02 6455 3222
Hospitals Bright - Bright District Hospital, Cobden Street, Bright, ph 03 5755 0100
Hospitals Bainsdale - Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, 122 Day Street, Bairnsdale Ph 03 5150 3333

Coles Tumut, 39 Russell St, ph 02 6947 1543

Tumut Shell, Snowy Mountain Hwy, ph 02 6947 2144 (has V-Power)
Jindabyne BP, 8 Kosciusko Rd, ph 02 6456 2127 (has BP Ultimate)

Tow Trucks
Wodonga -BF Panels Towing 24 Hour towing ph 02 6025 7444
Wodonga - Grealy Motors & Towing Service Wodonga ph 02 6024 1155
Wodonga - Jacobs Paint and Panel Towing mob 0417 777 743
Tumut - Tumut Tilt Tray and Vehicle Recovery ph 0428 647 948
Tumut - Royans Wagga Truck Towing mob 0424 827 914
Adaminaby - Ampol service Station, ph 02 6454 2256
Jindabyne - Jindabyne Towing & Automative Services, ph 02 6456 1159
Jindabyne - Snowy Mountains Automative & Towing ph 02 6456 2518
Cooma - Extreme Towing mob 0428 331 731

Bright - Alpine Towing & Auto Repairs ph: 0419 155 702
Bright - Bright Automotive & Towing Pty Ltd ph: (03) 5755 2149
Bright - Bright RACV ph: (03) 5750 1230
Myrtleford - Cobbers Towing Service ph: (03) 5751 1666
Mt Beauty - Mount Beauty Auto Repairs ph: (03) 5754 1366


1. @EvilDaifu VIC (4 days)

2. @Rab VIC

3. @YLD127 ACT (4 days)

4. @El Andrew ACT

5. @PookeyMaster NSW

6. @civillian ACT


1. @k31th VIC

2. @demon1300 NSW



Everyone is welcome so please post up if you'd like to roar in a line of XRs:drivingalong: 

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Rab and YLD127  :thumbsup:


Nov 2 has some motorbike cruise happening and Nov 29 has bicycle L'Tape so thought the weekend in-between would be better.

Booked accomodation near (walking distance) to breweries this year :beerchug:

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Just added the 2011 Snowy Cruise vid into the first post and O M G - seems to go on forever :omg:


Felt a little bit like watching those old 80s re-runs on TV ... :roflmbo:

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Great Pookey :thumbsup:


My Leave approved and just reserved my accommodation - used Expedia for Amaroo and Banjo and called Golden Age direct :beerchug: 


Yep - as YLD says better get a move on with the accommodation - seems to be less rooms available today than when I checked on Saturday.  Might be cos of the other events happening on the weekends either side?

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just pre-planned usually or waiting on government crap but I told them to jam that so just doing some stuff for me for once, not everyone else

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Thanks for the alert Pookey - looks like it may have happened today. 


It's a major road into NSW snowfields so they should have it sorted out quickly as a lot of ski field businesses would depend on having that access from Hume Highway as well as the access from Jindy side.


Just hope other spots along that section stay okay for us!

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Accommodation booked for Tumut and Jindy!

I had hoped to do Omeo too but having an overseas holiday I booked before I changed jobs, I will already be in massive negative leave territory.

Will aim to at least do the morning of Sunday before heading home. If I get flogged at work before then I'll try and take a sneaky day in lieu on the Monday!

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Put me down as a maybe at this stage Gaz.


Had a baby 3 weeks ago, so just need to make sure everything is settled before I can leave the wifey alone with bub for a few days.


I'm keen as though as I've missed way to many and it was such a good drive a few years back.


FYI, for the VIC guys, we have pump E85 at the United on the freeway just before Wodonga if your wanting to stock up further north of the journey. I should know, I'm there every 280kms


Will let you know as soon as I know as I've also gotta rip the spooly boi back off and put the bigger gate on, change the pump setup again and retune. Lots to do!!!

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Year is going by fast - almost end of August ...   Almost 3 months to the day - anyone have any questions either post up or feel free to PM me :thumbsup:

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