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Published January 26th 2015
Diverse country drive next to the Pacific Hwy
If you are around the Macksville area and need a change of scenery, this nice little loop road is going to make a difference to your journey.
Just between,Macksville and Eungai Creek, Southbound, on the Pacific Hwy at the (Kempsey 42km's Coffs Harbour 67kms sign) is a lovely quick drive on Browns Crossing Road. A single road that loops to the other end of the highway and a lovely little surprise to drive.
For northbound on the Hwy, the turn is across southbound lanes but there is a turning lane. If you miss the first sign from Eungai Creek, 8 kms up at Warrell Creek is the other entrance to Browns Crossing Road as it is a loop road, leading back to the Hwy. Heading Southbound its just after Warrell Creek Bridge just out of Macksville.
Browns Crossing Road is approximately 10kms long and roughly a 15 minute drive, returning you to the Pacific Hwy. On this scenic drive, over ford crossings through lush vegation. Due to being near the sea and Mt Yarriphanni this area often gets its annual rainfall and some more, rich in minerals, the soil often changes colour depending on the terrain. A few sharp bends later, you enter the straight as an arrow type tree corridor and forest terrain. I personally love drives like this small loop road with its hidden twists and turns, not knowing what to expect on each corner you drive through.
To find a drive that shows such diversity makes this drive a bit more special. An added extra is for those interested in trains - you cross the rail 3 times in this drive. There are 2 overhead railway bridges and across 1 road level crossing.
Trainspotters do enjoy this area as either side of the bridge with straight rail tracks giving great front on views, including the length of the trains. The also get an added bonus a slight curve in the track at the northern end.