Bendethera is a secluded valley, and a great weekends drive from Canberra or the Coast. Some of the best camping, but beware late summer as the fliesare bad. Beware colder weather as snowis not uncommon - and go preapre for cold weather as sub zero temps can happen even through october.
Caution in the wet - the clay bogs up quickly and makes things hard.
Dont attempt this in a softroader (unless you have decent clearance and dont mind taking it slow) or with a big van on. Camper trailers are ok, but get out in a hurry if it starts raining.
|22235||Did Braidwood-Bendethra-Moruya in a Freelander 2 SD4 on 11-12/7/11 with no problems except for nearly getting caught out at the river crossing leaving Bendethra on the Merricumbene track & so very lucky not to have a diesel engine full of water. It's deeper on the far side than it looks if the water's up a bit.||LandRover Freelander 2||Jul 12, 2011|
|22035||Nissan Patrol||Apr 4, 2011|
|11004||One way to sum up Bendethera, well vegetoast already has high low high low high low!!!! low range stick gets a work out :P||Mitsubishi Pajero||Aug 9, 2010|
|4503||Excellent track, ripped some rubber to bits but well worth it!||Toyota Hilux||May 8, 2009|
|3985||Toyota Hilux||Apr 7, 2009|
|57||Towed a Kimberly Kamper through with no real issues - was a bit slow as bottoming out over the errosion mounds was likely without taking diagonal lines over each hump...||Nissan Pathfinder||Oct 13, 2006|
|12401||you get to play with that 4wd stick. always changing from hi to low to high to low||Toyota Landcruiser||Jan 1, 2006|
|2524||good through track started at braidwood camped in benderthera valley then headed home out the Merricumbene then back to sydney||Toyota Hilux|