Self Guided Motorbike Tours - Brisbane
Brisbane to Sydney Return
Superb motorbiking roads skirting past world famous sights including the Gold Coast, Waterfall Way, New England and Hunter Valley, plus the incredible Blue Mountains!
Experience an inland route from Brisbane to Sydney, then revel in the differences by returning to Sydney along the coast. The best of both worlds!
Brisbane to Sydney Return self guided motorbike tour
12 DAYS
11 NIGHTS
2,955km
SEPTEMBER TO MAY
AU$ 3,818
What's included in the tour
What's included - Quality accommodation
Great accommodation for two people. Typically in 3 1/2 or 4 star resorts, hotels or bed & breakfast establishments.
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 - Detailed itinerary
A detailed itinerary crammed full of information about the best places to visit, and interesting background information.
What's included - Google map links
Digital map links sent out to you in advance so you can explore the route before you arrive, plus guidance on the best riding routes to take each day.
Exclusions and things you should know
Tour customisation notification
We can adjust this tour to match your preferences, timescale and motorcycle "must-do" lists. Simply ask us and we'll get it sorted!
GPS and sat-nav
GPS / sat-nav units are not included in the basic tour price but can be added if required. Where supplied, the GPS units cannot be pre-programmed with your self guided tour unfortunately. For an explanation why, click here.
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Brisbane to Sydney Return - Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Starting in Brisbane, this return journey motorcycle tour will take you along some brilliant, tightly twisting back roads to some of the greatest sights in New South Wales. You'll ride up along the Gold and Sunshine coasts, revelling on some of the finest beaches in the world, before heading inland along the Waterfalls Way to New England and the Hunter Valley - home to some of the finest wine making tradition in Australia. You'll then climb high into the Blue Mountains before descending towards the vibrant capital of Sydney.

From Sydney you'll then trace a route along the coastline north taking maximum advantage of the incredible sights and experiences on offer, before finally arriving back in Brisbane ready to celebrate your return!

We can adjust this tour to match your preferences, timescale and motorcycle "must-do" lists. Simply ask us!

Brisbane
Capital city of Queensland, 16th 'most liveable city in the world' and the ideal place to gear up and get yourself ready for this epic motorcycle tour. What better way to celebrate the start of 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 might just convince you to linger a little longer. You'll start and end the tour here, so if you miss anything first time around you have a second opportunity to indulge!

The Gold Coast
Image credits linkThe exciting Gold Coast is waiting to welcome you

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!

Byron Bay beach
Image credits linkMore beautiful beaches on the coast as you head south

Waterfall Way
State Highway 78 or the far more attractively titled ' Waterfall Way', is a simply breathtaking biking road through dense rainforest, past countless waterfalls and boasts some epic views over the New England National Park. It's quite rightly regarded as one of the finest roads for motorcycling in the state.

The waterfall way
Image credits linkThe Waterfall Way is an aptly titled route

It's not a long day on the bike this one but there's so much to see on the way it'll take all the time you're willing to give it! If you arrive earlier than expected there's the additional draw of the 'Promised Land' circuit to ride, which takes you along a beautiful single track country lane past some pristine crystal clear streams. Just the ticket for a refreshing swim on a hot afternoon!

New England
Another incredibly scenic and winding back road takes you through New England to the settlement of Armidale. Famed for its deciduous trees in Autumn, it's an unusually seasonal area of Australia due to its elevation and actually experiences four distinct seasons, unlike most of Australia. If you time your visit right, the display offered up as the leaves on the trees switch to their more Autumnal hues is a sight worthy of retelling by the greatest poets. A good range of restaurants and a country town atmosphere mean Armidale is a pleasant town to spend the evening in, before riding on to the Hunter Valley the following day.

Some great riding through New England
Image credits linkGreat riding abounds throughout New England

Hunter Valley
The Hunter region, more commonly known as the Hunter Valley, is the grape crushing heart of Australia's wine production. Ride along sweeping minor roads, past the viewpoints, fast flowing rivers and gorges of the Wollemi National Park [Australia's second largest] to the vineyards, top class restaurants and wineries of the Hunter Valley proper. The overnight accommodation for this part of the tour is a brief taxi ride from some of the most famous restaurants and wineries in the region, so there's plenty of opportunities to sample the local produce. Arrive early and go on a wine tasting tour or savour the culture in a relaxed evening out amongst the vines!


Vineyard in Hunter Valley
Image credits linkThe Hunter Valley is the grape crushing heart of Australia's wine production

The Three Sisters
Image credits linkThe Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains
Named after the coloured tinge the mountains take on when viewed from a distance, the Blue Mountains is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site and a motorcycle rider approved top quality area of Australia. Astounding scenery dominates the region at every turn with thundering waterfalls, the second largest canyon on earth, nerve jangling cable car rides, the steepest funicular railway in the world and some lovely walking tracks.

Check out the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls and a plethora of other scenic lookouts, before riding a circular route back around the mountains. The accommodation for your time here is a great bed & breakfast with friendly, welcoming hosts and spectacular views over the Hawkesbury River.

Sydney
There's so much to see and do in this fantastic city that words can't even begin to describe the place, that won't stop us trying of course! There's the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Manly, Circular Quay and that merely scratches the surface of what Sydney has to offer. One of the finest cities in the world and the perfect place to take a break before you continue your ride.

Sydney Harbour
Take a spectacular break from your motorcycle tour in one of the most incredible cities on earth, Sydney!

If you'd like to spend a bit of extra time enjoying what Sydney has to offer, simply let us know your plans and we'll be happy to help arrange accommodation.

New South Wales Northern Coast
Trace the line of spectacular beaches on the Pacific Coast and call in at relaxed little towns including Coffs Harbour, which possesses the most 'liveable climate in Australia' and some of the finest beaches on the east coast, all set against a spectacular mountainous backdrop.

In terms of time this is a shorter trip back to Sydney than the route taken up to Brisbane, but there's plenty to enjoy along the way. The holiday resorts, coastal scenery and incredible climate make this the perfect chance to relax, wind down and anticipate your arrival back in Sydney.

BMW GS motorbike at the beach

Harley and rainforest
Image credits linkTropical rainforest and a Harley, perfect!
Byron Bay
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.

Next stop is Brisbane. If you fancy taking advantage of some of what Brisbane has to offer when you arrive back, why not let us organise a few extra nights accommodation for you at a superb city centre hotel? Just ask! The ideal chance to wind down after your motorbike tour.

Pricing Options:

OPTION 1:CODE: BS12A 12 DAY / 11 NIGHT TOUR
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