NORTHERN TERRITORY

Fully Sealed,  Partly Unsealed,  A to B Routes,  

Up the Guts Part 2 Alice to Darwin on the Stuart

I hope this guide will assist you folks wanting to take one of the classic touring rides that Australia has to offer: Up the Centre from Port Augusta to Darwin. But I’ve gotta give you a caveat on this guide to the second part of the trip, the northern half from Alice to the top: […]

NSW AND ACT

Fully Sealed,  Loop Rides,  

Riding Bingara

RIDING BINGARA It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Bingara. It’s a town which absolutely reeks of civic pride in both its present and its past. At 550km from Sydney and a bit under 500km from Brisbane via the most direct routes, it’s perfectly suited for an overnight stay if you are commuting between […]

Partly Unsealed,  A to B Routes,  

Nowra to Cooma via a bit of dirt

Download a fully detailed .gpx map here Life’s way too short to ride boring roads and if you are riding between Sydney and Melbourne and have a few days spare, there’re more options than there are goatees at a Ulysses AGM! One of my favourites is use the Grey Bitch to get out of town […]

Partly Unsealed,  Loop Rides,  

Omeo – Corryong – Falls Creek – Bright

    Download a fully detailed .gpx map here Most loops have a weak link, a section of ordinary stuff that you’ve gotta tolerate between the good riding. These three loops don’t. There’s nothing approaching the mundane. This could just be the best three leaf clover of Australian riding….the roads and the scenery make close to […]

Riding Gundagai

Meanwhile Download .gpx map of it here “I turned and travelled with a sigh The lonely road to Gundagai.” Banjo Patterson 1902 In Aussie literature, there’s a couple of “Road to Gundagai”s. There’s Banjo Patterson’s poem of 1902 and the far more well known song by Jack O’Hagan which sold an amazing 100,000 copies within […]

Fully Sealed,  A to B Routes,  

Sydney to Cairns, My Way and the Highway

Download a fully detailed .gpx map here My Way or the Highway: Sydney to Gloucester/Nabiac. Sooner or later you’re going to want or need to ride up or down the east coast from Sydney to Cairns or points in between. This guide shows suggestions to the two most easterly options for these routes: My way […]

Barrier Hwy, Broken Hill to Nyngan

The Barrier Hwy: Broken Hill to Nyngan. Download a fully detailed .gpx map here Broken Hill’s probably not the place to camp, there are way too many friendly and reasonably priced pubs around. My choice is the Palace on Argent St. It’s unique, was the setting for much of the interior for Priscilla, Queen of […]

Waterfall Way NSW

One of the choice rides on what the locals call the NSW Mid-North Coast Waterfall Way Ride Guide Download a fully detailed .gpx map here The 180km Waterfall Way from Urunga on the coast up to Armidale on the New England Tablelands has some of the best riding on the mid north coastal area of […]

Burley Griffin Way, Yass to Griffith

Burley Griffin Way Download a fully detailed .gpx map here The Burley Griffin way is a 290 km east-west corridor in the northern Riverina stretching from the Hume Hwy just west of Yass to Griffith. It’s less congested than the Sturt Hwy to the south and the Mid-Western Hwy to its north. Not brilliantly varied […]

Port Augusta to Broken Hill

Download a fully detailed .gpx map here Port Augusta to Broken Hill is 415 kms literally from the sea to the outback. It’s an almost mandatory ride for anyone interested in Dorethea Mackellar’s ‘core or my heart, my country’. A lot of bikes are going to do this on a single fill of fuel but […]

The Kidman Way, Jerilderie to Barringun

The Kidman Way is supposed to be designated the B87 and it stretches for 640kms from Jerilderie to least Bourke. If you’re heading from Melbourne up to Darwin or FNQ, this is going to be the most direct route. It leads from the lush irrigated river country of the MIA through the dry flat lands […]

QLD

Townsville to Normanton via Mt Isa

“The Great North Eastern Loop” is a 2,000km circuit of sealed roads using Charters Towers, Cloncurry, Normanton and (kinda) Mt Garnet as its defining corner points It’s for riders who want to experience the outback at its brilliant, lonely, extraordinary, varied, (I’ve-run-out-of-adjectives) best. As with any loop you can join anywhere, but most riders will […]

Warwick to Toompine

Download a fully detailed .gpx map here First a couple of survival tips:   1)         Most of this ride is along designated Travelling Stock Routes (TSR’s). These are long established arteries for droving stock, this is the ‘long paddock’. You can usually tell you are on one of these when at least one of the […]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Up the Guts Pt 1: Wilmington to Alice Springs

Ride Guide Up the Guts Download a fully detailed .gpx map here Part one of two on riding from Port Augusta to Darwin on the Stuart Hwy. Port Augusta to Alice Springs. It’s one of the must-do rides for any serious motorcycle tourer: right up the guts, from Port Augusta to Darwin, bisecting this country […]

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