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Golden Highway
New South Wales
Direction sign at end of Bylong Valley Way
General information
Type Highway
Length 313 km (194 mi)
Route number(s) B84
route number
State Route 84 (1974–2013)
Major junctions
East end
  • Putty Road
  • Bylong Valley Way
  • Castlereagh Highway (B55)
West end
Major settlements Denman, Sandy Hollow, Merriwa, Dunedoo
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National Highway • Freeways in Australia
Highways in New South Wales

The Golden Highway is a 313-kilometre (194 mi) highway, located in the Hunter and Orana regions of New South Wales, Australia.

Designated as route B84, it runs eastwards from Dubbo towards Newcastle on the coast and enables road transport to avoid travelling over the Blue Mountains to Sydney.


Turnoff at Sandy Hollow towards the Bylong Valley Way.

From west to east, the Golden Highway runs through Dunedoo – where it is concurrent with the Castlereagh Highway for approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) – then through Merriwa, Sandy Hollow, Denman, Jerrys Plains and Mount Thorley, joining the New England Highway at Belford, south of Singleton. The Bylong Valley Way turns off the Golden Highway 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) east of Sandy Hollow. The Golden Highway and The Putty Road are concurrent for around 2 kilometres (1.2 mi), east of the Mount Thorley industrial estate near Singleton. The highway then turns east onto Mitchell's Line of Road while the Putty Road continues to Singleton.

The Golden Highway provides a fairly low altitude crossing of the Great Dividing Range. It runs through the Hunter Region and gives access to the golden west of New South Wales.

Major junctions

LGA Location km mi Destinations Notes
Singleton Belford 0.0 0.0 New England Highway (A15) – Kurri Kurri, Newcastle, Singleton, Tamworth T intersection eastern terminus; north and southeast as the New England Highway
Mount Thorley 10.0 6.2 Putty Road – Singleton T intersection; Putty Road continues north
13.4 8.3 Putty Road – Putty, Windsor Hybrid interchange; Putty Road continues southwest; concurrency terminus
Mount Thorley Road Hybrid interchange; Mount Thorley Road continues south
Warkworth 23.4 14.5 Wallaby Scrub Road – to Putty Road
Hunter River 46.7 29.0 Bridge over the river (bridge name unknown)
Muswellbrook Denman 64.5 40.1 Denman Road – Muswellbrook T intersection; Golden Highway continues southwest
Hunter River 65.3 40.6 Bridge over the river (bridge name unknown)
Muswellbrook Sandy Hollow 82.6 51.3 Bylong Valley Way – Bylong, Mudgee
83.0 51.6 Wybong Road – Muswellbrook
Upper Hunter Merriwa 119 74 Scone Road – Scone
Merriwa River 120 75 Bridge over the river (bridge name unknown)
Krui River 144 89 Bridge over the river (bridge name unknown)
Warrumbungle Leadville 215 134 Castlereagh Highway (B55) – Gulgong, Mudgee, Lithgow
Dunedoo 225 140 Castlereagh Highway (B55) – Gilgandra Y intersection; Castlereagh Highway continues northwest; concurrency terminus
Dubbo Dubbo 313 194 Newell Highway (A39) – Coonabarabran, Parkes, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide T intersection; western terminus; north and southwest as the Newell Highway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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