Goes from Yass to Tumut, I recently had the pleasure of driving along this little ribbon here. I was in a little Mirage at the time, and could not help but wish I had chosen the bike instead. This road starts off as 15 k's of straight road, pretty boring, but considering you can count the cars you pass on less than one hand, you can make it disappear fairly quickly. Boring part gone, this turns into one of the most exciting roads I have travelled. The road heads into the hills and for the next 30 k's a series of open sweepers down to blind sharp corners just comes rushing at you, as you pass over a constant barrage of hills and small mountains. Constant tight windy 35's and 45's as you go over one hill, up and down, followed by 55-75 wide open corners as you approach the next. I would put road quality at better than the RNP, seems to be a bit lower grade, but much smoother and way less travelled, baring about a kilometre of gravel approaching Wee Jasper. But dont worry, there is still another hill between you and it. Oh, and when I say hill and mountain passes, read it as "you are on the edge of a steep hill. The only thing protecting you from coming off is your brain and your competency, and how the two interact". If you do go off the side, you wont be stopping for a long time. Now, one could argue that this road really goes to nowhere and stops. Which is in itself a good thing - virtually no traffic, especially of the kind that takes your licence away. The issue with that argument is that you would be wrong, but the person who was right would wish that they were wrong. Because past Wee Jasper is probably one of the most intense dirt roads I have encountered. The good side is that traffic drops from virtually non-existent to literally non-existent, which is definitely a plus as you wouldnt be able to pass them if there were, its just to narrow, and its just about the only plus I can think of. The mountains become higher, covered with trees, and much more rugged. Luckily the road avoids two large ranges and travels between them. But its certainly bad enough. The surface is loose, the pebbles better described as rocks, very windy (twisty not blowy) and corrugated in places. The worst is over after about 15 km's and the surface becomes smooth and positively delightful by comparison, but you're that drained that you just want the dirt to leave. It certainly takes its toll, and the Mirage's air con died somewhere in that section - I'm not normally one for air con but for a 42 degree day I was happy to make exceptions - making for sweaty feet slipping on accelerator, clutch and brake, not a pleasant situation on such a road. The next twenty k's are somewhat uneventful - still gravel, but smooth - with the exception of another short nuggety section, which is quickly over. It even becomes sealed in places. Over the course of the 35 k's I also got a bit of drifting practise in, a temporary relief to the heat. You then come to a T-intersection which informs you that if you turn right Tumut is 29 unsealed kilometres away, or 31 sealed k's if you go left. :-s Heading left is a road similar to Wee Jasper Rd, but more open, less hilly and generally quite fast that takes you into Tumut, at the mouth of the Snowy's. So if you plan on heading to Tumut, take this detour and just remember pack your extra large steel balls, or look for other paths through the gravel - a quick look at google hints that there are - and you will have yourself an excellent highway free trip down to the snowy mountains. Or if you find yourself near Yass, take an hour (return) to head down to Wee Jasper and travel one of the most outstanding roads in NSW. Or if your in the car like I was, screw the highway and go for it, its worth every bump.