Brisbane to BrisbaneAncient rainforest, fascinating coastlines, quaint towns, curving roads, sun kissed beaches and vibrant culture. There's a heady mix on this motorbike tour to be sure! Optional extensions to the tour length are available if you want to visit the incredible Fraser Island, or the world renowned Great Barrier Reef. Quite frankly, why wouldn't you?
The absolute best of the coastal and inland areas.
Brisbane to Brisbane Self Guided Motorcycle Tour
Great roads combined with fantastic scenery make this a fantastic motorbike tour. There's ancient rainforest to explore, intricate coastlines to roam along, sun-kissed beaches to kick back and relax on and the vibrant lifestyle on offer along the Gold Coast too. Something to suit all tastes! Brilliant riding roads connect quaint, small towns where you can spend your evenings relaxing in style.
There's also the option to extend this tour if you are seduced by the otherworldly charms of Fraser Island, or fancy visiting the world renowned Great Barrier Reef. The optional excursions aren't included in the initial tour price, but we've detailed them below. If you're going to get off the bike, it may as well be for a good reason and Fraser Island and The Great Barrier Reef are two very good reasons!
Capital city of Queensland, 16th 'most liveable city in the world' and the ideal place to wind down after some fantastic motorcycle touring. What better way to celebrate a great holiday, than with a glass of something nice overlooking the river? There's some great nightlife to take advantage of, lovely parks, bustling shopping streets and a wealth of other attractions that will make you wish you had longer to stay!
We can organise your accommodation in Brisbane at the start or end of your motorbike tour if you need us to, along with anything else you might need. Just ask!
You’ll ride through one of the most spectacular hinterlands in the country combining rainforests, waterfalls, pineapple plantations and the beautiful Glass House Mountains. Many of the towns and settlements along the coast began life as tiny fishing ports or jetties but they've long since been developed into vibrant coastal communities.
The contrast between the wealth of upmarket coastal resorts and fringing, undeveloped hinterlands makes for a great days riding. The views from the top of the escarpment are incredible and don’t forget to visit the late Steve Irwin’s superbly kept Australia Zoo.
8 AND 9 DAY TOUR ONLY Fraser Island
Perhaps take a pause from motorcycle touring at Rainbow Beach. A vibrant little coastal town, famed for, wait for it...the rainbow coloured sand dunes which surround the settlement.
It is the ideal opportunity to experience a four-wheel drive tour on the largest sand island in the world, Fraser Island (see pricing below). Many people consider this to be one of the highlights of their motorcycle trip, as the tour takes you along the eastern beach, which doubles as the main road, north to rainforests, crystal clear freshwater lakes, intriguing shipwrecks on the beach and towering sand dunes.
A flight over the island as an option well worth considering. Take-off and landing is along the beach. A great experience for a relatively low cost. Easy to organise too as they’ll ask you on the 4WD tour if you’d like to take the flight. No need to pre-book.
If you'd like to visit the spectacular Fraser Island, then just let us know and we'll organise everything for you.
Historical links, excellent beaches, natural beauty - this place has it all! The town of 1770 is really more a picturesque seaside village than a town, surrounded on three sides by water and steeped in history. It is famed as the second landing site of James Cook and the crew of the Endeavour in May 1770, hence the somewhat unimaginative name.
An annual reenactment of the event is staged by the locals in, you guessed it, May! Worth a look if you're there around that time of year. The area is absolutely teeming with wildlife and endowed with a surfeit of natural beauty, so even if you're not captivated by the history of the place there's plenty to keep you interested.
It's also a great spot from which to visit the Great Barrier Reef and the nearby Lady Musgrave Island. It would seem a crime to come this close and not actually experience the reef in person, so if you'd like to, we can arrange everything and make it really simple for you to visit the reef. Eight and nine day tours only.
At the heart of Queensland's 'Citrus Country', Gayndah, which was settled in 1849, is the oldest town in Queensland. It offers an authentic country experience with a variety of relaxing and interesting attractions, including the historical museum and a great view of the surrounding countryside from Mount Gayndah. It's a small, friendly sort of place where you can be sure of a good old fashioned country welcome! The perfect spot to relax awhile before continuing on the tour.
The Bunya Mountains National Park
Discover towering mountains blanketed with unbelievably ancient rainforest, unique range-top grasslands, panoramic vistas over the surrounding countryside, colourful and inquisitive bird life and the largest stand of ancient bunya pines in the world. An isolated section of the Great Dividing Range the Bunya Mountains are accessed via steep, winding roads which claw their way up into the mountains, making for a fantastic ride!
If you're lucky, you may encounter Koalas, Echidnas, Possums, Wallabies and any number of other fascinating creatures.
A picturesque mountain city, Toowoomba clings to the edge of the Great Dividing Range at an altitude of about seven hundred meters above sea level. This unique position affords the city some breathtaking views of Table Top Mountain and the Lockyer Valley region across to the east. Nicknamed the 'Garden City', there are over 150 public parks and gardens just waiting to be explored in Toowoomba, thanks in no small part to the incredibly fertile volcanic soils that abound in the area.
Warm summers, cool winters and four distinct seasons set Toowoomba apart from most places in Queensland. It's a fantastically relaxing spot to spend the evening after a day of invigorating riding on the roads of the region.
Northern New South Wales
Picturesque towns, old-fashioned wooden bridges, rolling green hillsides, isolated pockets of rainforest and traffic free back roads. Sit back, enjoy the scenery passing by, pause for a coffee and bask in the sunlight. Relax a while and chat with the unfailingly friendly locals, soak up the atmosphere or simply revel in the fantastic riding. Life's much better when considered from the back of a bike!
Spectacular back roads winding through the countryside will eventually lead you to the most easterly point of Australia, Cape Byron at Byron Bay. There are even more beautiful beaches here augmented by a lively, friendly and incredibly welcoming small town with some great riding in the surrounding countryside.
Once a centre for 'alternative lifestylers', Byron Bay has clung on to that unique atmosphere and generally chilled out approach to life. You can relax on the beach, visit the famous lighthouse, enjoy the goings on in town and get a good meal at any of the great restaurants.
The Gold Coast
Australia's most visited holiday destination and it'll be pretty obvious why once you ride in. Great beaches, all the top theme parks, vibrant nightlife and a surprisingly beautiful hinterland. If you want it busy you've got it, if you prefer the views and a bit more relaxation then you can have that too! The 57km of coastline bordering the aptly title region, include some of the most popular 'surf breaks' in the world, so if you're even slightly interested in that most Australian pastimes of surfing, you'll be well catered for here!
If you decide to spend the morning indulging in the the many varied delights that the Gold Coast is more than happy to offer, then the quick route back to Brisbane is via the motorway. Not the most interesting of rides, but it gets the job done. A great alternative if you've got a little more time though, is to take the scenic back roads through the many pineapple plantations of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Just let us know your plans and we can help point you in the right direction.
If you want to spend some more time in Brisbane after you finish your motorcycle tour, we can arrange for some great accommodation for you. Just ask!
The largest sand island in the world, World Heritage Site and unspoilt gem of the east coast. Best experienced by fantastic 4x4 tour, there aren't many options other than 4x4 really as the closest thing to a road, is in fact the beach!
The world's largest coral reef, incredibly diverse World Heritage Site and "must see before you pop your clogs" natural wonder. Enjoy a flight out to Lady Eliot Island on the Barrier Reed where you can indulge in underwater explorations, stroll around the island, marvel at the incredible wildlife on display or simply kick back, relax and revel in your very own coral paradise.
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