Road Photos & Information: New South Wales
  Camden Valley Way, Argyle Street, Broughton Street, Murray Street, Old Hume Highway, Remembrance Drive & Thirlmere Way (Tourist Drive 12)

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Tourist Drive 12 is located in southwestern Sydney and the NSW Southern Highlands. It mostly follows the old Hume Highway corridor (some of which is now SR89) that was bypassed some years ago, taking in numerous historically significant areas along its route.

The former Hume Highway alignment is between Prestons and Alpine near Mittagong. However there is a deviation between Picton and Bargo, with the route passing through the town of Thirlmere instead of following the old Hume Hwy route.

The Hume Highway section of the route has a very big history, which goes back to the the first road south from Sydney, known as the Great South Road, which was formed in the 1800s. Some sections of the route still utilise the concrete pavement laid in the 1920s and 30s.

Along TD12, you can access old alignments of Old South Road and other former Hume Highway alignments, these include:

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Prestons to Picton: Picton to Alpine:

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Camden Bypass & Old Hume Highway Intesection:
Looking northeast at Camden South, December 2005.

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Old Hume Highway:
Northbound on the Old Hume Highway at Camden, near Ironbark Avenue, which also was once the highway. December 2005.

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Northbound at Camden:
Approaching the pedestrian crossing near the Primary School, December 2005.

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Menangle Road Intersection:
Looking north at the Menangle Road intersection at Camden. Menangle Road also once formed part of the Hume Highway. December 2005.

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Broughton Street:
Northbound on Broughton Street outside Camden Hospital, December 2005.

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Approaching Murray & Broughton Streets Intersection:
Broughton Street travels off to the right and through traffic travels along Murray Street, December 2005.

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Northbound approaching Argyle Street:
Taken December 2005 as you approach Argyle Street, the main street of Camden.

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Argyle Street Camden:
Looking northeast through the Camden CBD. December 2005.

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John Street Roundabout:
Looking northeast at the John Street intersection as you move along Argyle Street Camden. December 2005.

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Approaching the Elizabeth Street Intersection:
Heading northeast on Argyle Street Camden, again this was once the Hume Highway. December 2005.

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Eastbound at Camden:
Looking easterly on Camden Valley Way as you pass Kirkham Estate Wines, December 2005.

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Cowpasture Bridge:
Looking northwest as you cross the Nepean River at Camden, December 2005.

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Looking Northwest at Elderslie:
Heading along Camden Valley Way, near the numerous parklands in the area, December 2005.

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Looking Northwest at Elderslie:
Heading along Camden Valley Way, near the numerous parklands in the area, December 2005.

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Kirkham:
Passing through Kirkham as you head northeast near the Camden Golf Course, December 2005.

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Kirkham:
Passing through Kirkham as you head northeast near the Camden Golf Course, December 2005.

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Narellan:
Approaching the intersecton View Drive and Wilson Crescent at Narellan as you travel along Camden Valley Way, December 2005.

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Intersection with Graham's Hill Road and Richardson Road:
Heading northeast through Narellan, December 2005.

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Old Northern Road Approach:
Approaching the intersection of Camden Valley Way and Old Northern Road (former Metroad 9 and SR69) at Narellan, December 2005. This sign has since been removed, with the intersection of the Northern Road no longer dog-legging through Narellan. Click here for a photo from December 2005 of the previous sign.

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Old Northern Road:
Corner of Camden Valley Way (TD12), The Old Northern Rd and the entrance to Narellan Town Centre shopping mall, December 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign facing The Old Northern Rd at Narellan, December 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign near Somerset Avenue in Narellan for the junction with The Northern Road (Metroad9) and Narellan Road (Metroad 9), December 2009.

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Somerset Avenue:
Camden Valley Way (TD12) as it makes its way through Narellan near Somerset Av, December 2009.

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The Northern Road & Narellan Road:
Corner of Camden Valley Way (TD12), The Northern Road (Metroad 9) and Narellan Road (Metroad 9), December 2009.

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The Northern Road & Narellan Road:
Corner of Camden Valley Way (TD12), The Northern Road (Metroad 9) and Narellan Road (Metroad 9), December 2009.

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