The Australian leg of Around The World is now into the fourth of five states, having crossed from Victoria into New South Wales at the end of the previous stage, and stage 394 builds on that by continuing to head north, reaching Jerilderie by the end. For the third stage in a row, it’s a climber, although the elevation gain is never really that substantial to make it feel that difficult.
The rollout is lumpy up and down for a mile before a more gradual and prolonged climb sets in. That passes through Finley at seven miles where the A39 crosses over the Mulwala Canal as it heads east/west. As with the previous stage, the remainder of the stage is relatively featureless, with just a few junctions to act as markers to indicate progress.
There are two rest areas at Tongaboo at twelve and thirteen miles, and the road passes the junction to Booroobanilly after nineteen miles. By now the highway is heading north/north east and the finish, on a lump but gentle ascent, comes just a couple of miles before Jerilderie.
Distance: 23 miles / 37 kilometres
Ascent: 226 feet / 69 metres
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Max elevation: 298 ft
Min elevation: 232 ft
Total climbing: 225 ft
Total descent: -161 ft
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