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Guided Motorbike Tours - Australian Encompassed
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Australia Encompassed
A continent spanning adventure beginning in the Northern Territory, heading south via Uluru [Ayers Rock] and the dusty 'red centre', to South Australia & Victoria. Haunting desert scenes, World Heritage Areas, a ride along the Great Ocean Road, intricate landscapes and fascinating people. A smattering of off-road riding via the ancient Flinders Ranges adds a touch of adventure. It all adds up to one of the most iconic rides there is!
Cross Continent Outbacker Guided Motorbike Tour
19 DAYS
20 NIGHTS
5,500km
Motorcycle expedition marker
AU$ 9,999
Guided motorbike tour dates
2022
• 6th Sept to 24th Sept
Places available
Joining date:
5 September 2022
Departure date:
25 September 2022
What's included in the tour
What's included - Quality accommodation
19 nights of accommodation during the tour in comfortable, high quality resorts and hotels. A 20th bonus night is also included.
What's included - Bike of your choice
The motorcycle of your choice. We've a wide selection to choose from, something to suit every taste and experience level.
What's included - Fuel
Fuel for the tour is included in the listed price, unless you select the B.Y.O.B option.
What's included - Lead rider
Lead rider and expert guide, who will share a wealth of knowledge about the flora, fauna, geology and history of each area.
What's included - Support vehicle
Support vehicle for luggage transport during the tour, complete with qualified first aider on board.
What's included - Boat trip and river cruises
A boat trip along the Nitmiluk Gorge including dinner and a boat trip on Yellow Water in Kakadu National Park
What's included - Breakfasts
Most breakfasts and lunches are included in the tour, some exclusions do apply. Breakfasts: 19 / Lunches: 15 / Dinners: 10
What's included - Airport transfers
Airport transfers are included in the tour price.
Exclusions and things you should know
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Air fares and appropriate visas are not included in any of the pricing you see here.
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Fuel is not included if you select the B.Y.O.B option. (Bring Your Own Bike)
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Additional fees such as hotel mini-bar consumption, are the sole responsibility of the rider and are not included in the pricing.

Australia Encompassed

From the tropical delights of the Northern Territory through the iconic red centre of Australia, along one of the greatest outback tracks around and through the lush scenery and along the incredible biking roads of Victoria. If you're going to cross a continent, then this is the way to do it!

Darwin
is the capital city of the Northern Territory. A population of 111,300 makes it by far the most populated city in the Northern Territory but the least populated of all Australia's capital cities. Laid back, multicultural, tropical and easy on the eye - all in all, a great place prepare for the trans-continent adventure that awaits. Get to know the bikes around the city, take in the relaxing tropical atmosphere and enjoy a harbour cruise and a hearty meal before setting out.

Darwin
Image credits linkDarwin, tropical oasis in the 'Top End'

Kakadu National Park
Is the world heritage listed jewel of the Northern Territory. Incredible wildlife with big crocs, stunning bird life, water buffalo and an amazing variety of plants and trees can be found in this wetland paradise. Watching the sunset over the wetlands at Ubirr is magical and exploring the caves and aboriginal artwork at Nourlangie from 60,000 years ago provides an amazing insight into the country and the connection the aboriginal people have to it.

Two nights are spent in the park, giving ample time to explore this fascinating spectacle of nature.

Further south is Katherine
The third largest town in the Northern Territory and famous for Katherine Gorge which is a series of 13 linked gorges along which you can take a boat ride, or explore via canoe. Located in the Nitmiluk National Park just to the north east of town. We leave the northern tropics behind, heading south for the iconic dusty red outback. Lush green landscapes make way for sand, soaring temperatures and epic swaths of breathtaking desert scenery.


Nitmiluk National Park
Image credits linkNitmiluk National Park - Motorbikes generally not waterproof, so best explored by canoe or flat bottomed boat!

The Devil's Marbles [Karlu Karlu]
A small but spectacular National Park situated north of Alice Springs, is the next notable encounter on our expedition south. The length of time it must have taken for the wind, rain and sand storms to weather the rocks into these spherical and rounded shapes is just incredible.

The Devil's Marbles - care for a game?
Image credits linkThe Devil's Marbles - care for a game?

The first week of this expedition draws to a close at the thriving outback town of Alice Springs.

The Devil's Marbles - care for a game?
Image credits linkThe Devil's Marbles - day or night, an impressive spectacle

Alice Springs
Set deep in the harsh outback, 'the Alice' is a modern oasis in an otherwise inhospitable desert. Ideally situated next to some of Australia's great wonders, it makes an ideal base from where you can explore the surrounds at your leisure. Hard to believe a week has already passed, but there's much more to experience as we continue south.

Leaving Alice Springs we ride through a landscape of spectacular geological formations rising up from the shimmering deserts and into the huge blue skies, as we reach one of the world’s most iconic sights: the incredible Uluru (Ayres Rock).

Uluru
Image credits linkUluru, one of the most recognisable landmarks on the planet

Uluru [Ayers Rock]
One of the most recognisable landmarks on the planet, Uluru doesn't disappoint. The route north takes you temptingly close to the monolith and a day spent exploring its many hidden delights is a must. Witnessing sunrise, sunset and watching as the rock changes colour before you is one of life's great moments.

Uluru surrounds
Image credits linkThe area surrounding Uluru is a fascinating place, Kata Tjuta can be seen far left

The Olgas
Only 30km from Uluru and are just as impressive. There are two walks that you can take around the Olgas. The 'Valley of the Winds Walk' is an amazing 7km track that circles several of the rock outcrops. If the temperature is due to be 36 degrees or more then this walk is closed from 11am so get there early. There is also a shorter walk (2km) which takes you into one of the many gorges. The ride continues along the legendary Stuart Highway into South Australia.

The Olgas
Image credits linkKata Tjuta or the Olgas - impressive neighbour to Uluru

The Flinders Ranges National Park
This impossibly ancient landscape is a highlight of South Australia that not many get to experience and we'll spend a full day exploring the park on the bikes via the intricate network of gravel and dirt tracks.

The Flinders Range National Park
Image credits linkThe Flinders Ranges National Park is an incredible place to experience from the back of a motorcycle...

Two nights are spent at Rawnsley Park Station to enable you to either explore the Flinders Ranges in greater depth on the many, many dirt roads which criss-cross one of the most iconic National Parks in Australia, or you can relax in comfort at the hotel and take advantage of the guided cultural tour offerings or scenic flight experiences available.

The final week of the expedition will see us enter one of Australia’s best known wine regions, the Barossa Valley.

The Barossa Valley
This area is home to over sixty wineries, some of which have been in operation for nearly 160 years. The ride takes us over the rolling hills, along twisting, vineyard fringed roads and deep amongst the valleys where the wine flows freely.

Riding the Adelaide Hills
Image credits linkThe Adelaide Hills are a biker's paradise of twisting roads and fast straights

Wildlife abounds in the Coorong National Park
Image credits linkPlenty of wildlife in the Coorong NP
The Adelaide Hills
This area is a biker’s paradise of winding twisting roads and you'll be hard pressed to tear yourself away when we stop at Mannum. It's worth breaking the momentum for though, Mannum has some fascinating paddle steamer heritage and is situated right on Australia’s greatest river, the Murray.

Last stop in South Australia before entering Victoria is the stunning Coorong National Park, a sanctuary for innumerable species of birds, mammals and of course fish. We can arrange an optional beach fishing excursion from here if you want to get a bit closer to some of the specimens that call the park their home, with the chance to catch Mullet, Shark and Salmon to name but a few.

Bidding South Australia farewell we cross into Victoria and enter another world entirely, one filled with ancient forests, fern lined gullies, fast flowing creeks and shimmering lakes as we explore the 400 million year old Grampians National Park.

Grampians National Park
This area has towering granite highlands jam packed with wildlife, epic lookouts and amazing waterfalls. The biking roads are pretty great too and on a clear day you can see 150 km to the coast and the Great Ocean Road that awaits.

Grampians National Park
Image credits linkThe Baroka lookout in the Grampians National Park. Great views and even better riding!

The full-stop to this incredible expedition is riding along one of the world’s finest coastal routes, the Great Ocean Road.

The Great Ocean Road
One of the most scenic coastal drives in the world, words can't describe the spectacular scenery on this amazing section of road. Every motorcyclist should ride this road at least once in their life!

The Great Ocean Road
Image credits linkThe world famous Great Ocean Road, Victoria - Named for good reason

You have the amazing coastal scenery including the world famous 12 Apostles on one side, with the temperate rainforest of the Otway Ranges on the other. Dotted along the way are quaint, friendly small towns with great cafes and restaurants that are perfect for a coffee break and a chance to take in the atmosphere.

The 12 Apostles
Image credits linkThe 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. Hard to miss when you're on a motorcycle!

Two days are spent meandering at a relaxed pace along this epic coastal road, before rolling into the welcome cosmopolitan embrace of Melbourne, Australia's second largest city. It's a world apart from the remote splendour experienced on the ride here, but a fitting end to an epic adventure.

Pricing Options:

OPTION 1:AUEA 19 DAY / 20 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:

B.Y.O.B - Bring your own bike

Bring your own bike
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OPTION 2:AUEB19 DAY / 20 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:
Suzuki DR650
AU$ 12,639BOOK NOW
OPTION 3:AUEC19 DAY / 20 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:
BMW F700GS
AU$ 13,040BOOK NOW
OPTION 4:AUED19 DAY / 20 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:

 

AU$ 13,675BOOK NOW
OPTION 5:AUEE19 DAY / 20 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:
AU$ 14,305BOOK NOW
OTHER OPTIONS:
Pillion passengers can accompany the main rider throughout the tour for the additional cost of accommodation and supplies.
Single supplement: add + AU$ 2,375
Pillion passenger: add + AU$ 8,998
NOTE:
Pillion passengers are not permitted if the Suzuki DR650 is selected as the steed of choice for this tour.
BYOB NOTE:
If you choose to 'bring your own bike' it will need to be approved by us in advance. No scooters in the wilds of the Outback please!

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