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Guided Motorbike Tours - Sydney - The Ultimate East Coast Tour
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Ultimate East Coast Tour
Discover Australia's spectacular east coast on this incredible guided tour. Ride all the main highlights via breathtaking scenery and invigorating biking roads. You'll visit Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, Waterfall Way, Byron Bay, Fraser Island, the Great Barrier Reef, Australia Zoo and much more. This is the finest way to experience the absolute best of what the east coast of Australia has to offer.
Ultimate East Coast guided motorbike tour
09 DAYS
09 NIGHTS
2,536km
Motorcycle expedition marker
AU$ 4,857
Guided motorbike tour dates
2022
• To be confirmed
Places available
What's included in the tour
What's included - Quality accommodation
Accommodation during the tour in comfortable, high quality resorts and hotels.
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 - Lead rider
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 - Some excursions off the bike
Some excursions and side trips off the bike are included in this tour, see the information below for the specific items included:
• SIDE TRIP > Blue Mountains Scenic Railway
• SIDE TRIP > Hunter Valley wine tour
• SIDE TRIP > Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo
What's included - Breakfasts
A cooked or continental style breakfast each morning is included. We're talking substantial portions here too!
• A celebratory dinner at the completion of the tour and your last nights accommodation is also included.
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 used during the tour is not included.
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Lunches and dinners are not included in the price, apart from the specific meals mentioned in the 'what's included' section.
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Drinks on the tour and during the meals are not included in the pricing you see here.
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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.

The Ultimate East Coast Guided TourThe Ultimate East Coast Guided Motorcycle Tour

This really is the absolute pinnacle of motorcycle touring on the east coast of Australia, we're not just saying that either, it really is! All the quintessentially Australian highlights in the eastern reaches, connected together by some of the finest motorcycling roads the country has to offer.

It's one of our personal favourite rides and once you've experienced it, you'll see why!

 

Sydney Opera House
Image credits linkBegin your motorcycle tour in one of the most spectacular cities on earth, Sydney!

First Evening - Sydney
We'll all meet at the city centre hotel where you'll spend your first night. It's within walking distance of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and many other attractions. You'll meet the BikeRoundOz team and your new co-riders, then we'll run through the tour briefing and answer any questions that you might have. A 10 minute walk will take us to Circular Quay and around to the 'Rocks' district where we'll have a celebratory first night dinner, complete with superb views overlooking the iconic Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. The views at night are simply spectacular and it makes for a great start to the tour.

Sydney Opera House
Image credits linkBegin your motorcycle tour in one of the most spectacular cities on earth, Sydney!

105km Day 1- Sydney to the Blue Mountains
After a leisurely breakfast we'll transport you to the bike depot about 10 minutes from the city centre, so you can collect your chosen motorcycle. We'll then bid farewell to the delights of Sydney and ride to the world famous Blue Mountains. You'll visit huge lookouts over the valleys, see the unique spectacle of the Three Sisters and take a jaunt on the steepest railway in the world to the valley floor at Scenic World.

The Three Sisters
Image credits linkThe Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains

It's a fairly short first days ride, but there's lots to see along the way and it eases us into the tour quite nicely. The lovely hotel accommodation for the night has some magnificent views over the valley below, watching the changing colours of the mountains as the sun goes down with a refreshing drink in hand is a great way to end the first day.

267km Day 2 - Blue Mountains to Hunter Valley
It's a prompt start the following day, so no lounging around in bed allowed. We'll wind our way through the brilliant curves of a stunning back road, complete with superb views through the Wollemi National Park. It was only 30 years or so ago when the now famous Wollemi Pine tree was discovered in this area. The route is one of the best biking routes in New South Wales and a closely guarded secret. As it flattens out you'll find yourself riding through the beautiful vineyards of the Hunter Valley, with a picturesque mountain backdrop in the distance.

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

Wine bottles
Image credits linkTour the vineyards of the Hunter Valley
We'll arrive in the early afternoon, right in time for a tour of a few local wineries - on a coach of course!

360km Day 3 - Hunter Valley to Armidale
Leaving the lush vineyards behind, we'll continue riding north twisting along a well known biking back road called Thunderbolts Way. There are welcoming country towns along the way which provide plenty of opportunities for regular breaks, plus some jaw dropping lookouts over the Great Dividing Range. Many people are surprised at the lush green valleys and towering mountains found along the route.

The overnight stay is in the town of Armidale, which is ideally located for tomorrows ride along the lovely Waterfall Way.

Harley Davidsons
Image credits linkFantastic roads and fantastic bikes, what more could you possibly need!

Waterfall Way
Image credits linkThe Waterfall Way is aptly named
152km Day 4 - Armidale to Bellingen
The Waterfall Way is an amazingly scenic route, with many lookouts over the surrounding countryside and valleys. Not to mention of course, its fair share of waterfalls as well. The road meanders towards the coast through many national parks, past a plethora of waterfalls, over beautifully green rolling hills and into dense, atmospheric rainforest.

We'll stop at the rainforest centre atop the escarpment for lunch then take a walk through the rainforest which is a fascinating break from the motorcycle saddle. It's literally teeming with a multitude of birds and other animals, not to mention the tangle of plant life. The road down the escarpment through the rainforest is one of the finest biking roads in the country, ending with a ride alongside the river leading to the hotel for the evening.

If there's time when we arrive then there is no better way to end a warm day of riding, than to swim in a crystal clear pool and take in the steep mountain scenery of the Promised Land near Bellingen. There's limited accommodation here but the motel we'll be in has some superb views over the mountain range, a tropical pool and restaurant with bar.

318km Day 5 - Bellingen to Byron Bay
In the morning we ride back up that superb biking road we came in on, up to the top of the escarpment, before making our way down through dense rainforest and along tightly twisting roads to the vibrant coastal town of Byron Bay. 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 visit the most easterly point of Australia at Cape Byron.

Byron Bay beach
Image credits linkMore beautiful beaches on the coast around Byron Bay

BMW R1200GS Rider

335km Day 6 - Byron Bay to Toowoomba
The ride through the northern New South Wales hinterlands is simply stunning. Nimbin is the hippie and alternative lifestyle capital of Australia and psychedelic shop fronts dominate the village centre. There's superb scenery all the way to Toowoomba, known as Queensland's Garden City, on top of the Great Dividing Range.

386km Day 7- Toowoomba to Hervey Bay
In the morning we drive past Somerset Dam and along parts of the fantastic Blackall Range Tourist Drive before eventually arriving at a beautiful resort I Hervey Bay with swimming pools, lovely apartments and a good bar /restaurant with views over the ocean.

Day 8 - The Great Barrier Reef and Lady Eliot Island
In the morning, after a hearty breakfast you'll take a short (45min) flight out to the world famous Great Barrier Reef. Lady Eliot Island is a coral island with a fascinating history, which you can investigate further during the included guided tour on the island. The reef itself is teeming with life. Giant clams, huge anemones, colourful fish and thousands of coral species make this a truly special underwater treasure and an unforgettable part of the tour. There is as much snorkelling as you like included in the tour of the reef, but if you've not done it before it's easy to give it a go in the safe waters around the island, there's even a glass bottom boat if you'd prefer not to get wet.

326km Day 9 - Hervey Bay to Brisbane
After breakfast we ride back to the lovely Sunshine Coast hinterland. Morning coffee is at a cafĂ© with one of the best views in the area. The Sunshine Coast stretches out on all sides, with the rainforest and green fields of the hinterland in front, the coastal townships in the middle and the Pacific Ocean in the distance.

After a stop at a lookout over the stunning Glass House Mountains we'll ride back down the escarpment to the late Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo. We'll arrive in time for the main arena show with the big crocs, snakes and birds and you'll have plenty of time to look around at the other incredible wildlife.
Crocodile

The ride into Brisbane takes an hour or so and we'll spend the final night at a lovely city centre hotel, where we'll have a great celebration and final dinner together!

Brisbane
Image credits linkBrisbane, the ideal place to relax after riding

This really is the ultimate east coast bike tour! Superb scenery, great biking roads, top quality bikes, lovely accommodation, delicious meals and fantastic excursions to Scenic World, the vineyards, Great Barrier Reef and Steve Irwin's Zoo.

It's all taken care of and you can be sure you'll be seeing the best Australia has to offer!

 

Harley Davidson motorbikes plus riders
Image credits linkThe best east coast Australian tour you could possibly hope for. Best advice, best tour, best bikes.

Pricing Options:


OPTION 0:CODE: UECTBYOB 09 DAY / 09 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:

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

Bring your own bike
1 rider, shared room:AU$ 4,857 1 rider, private room:AU$ 6,001 2 people, 1 bike, 1 room:AU$ 6,620 BOOK NOW
OPTION 1:CODE: UECTA 09 DAY / 09 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:
1 rider, shared roomAU$ 5,937
1 rider, private roomAU$ 7,081
2 people, 1 bike, 1 roomAU$ 7,700
BOOK NOW
OPTION 2:CODE: UECTB 09 DAY / 09 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:

BMW F750GS

 

 

1 rider, shared roomAU$ 6,162 1 rider, private roomAU$ 7,306 2 people, 1 bike, 1 roomAU$ 7,925 BOOK NOW
OPTION 3:CODE: UECTC 09 DAY / 09 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:
1 rider, shared room:AU$ 6,432 1 rider, private room:AU$ 7,576 2 people, 1 bike, 1 room:AU$ 8,195 BOOK NOW
OPTION 4:CODE: UECTD 09 DAY / 09 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:

 

1 rider, shared roomAU$ 6,657 1 rider, private roomAU$ 7,801 2 people, 1 bike, 1 roomAU$ 8,195 BOOK NOW
OPTION 5:CODE: UECTE 09 DAY / 09 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:



1 rider, shared roomAU$ 6,972 1 rider, private roomAU$ 8,116 2 people, 1 bike, 1 roomAU$ 8,735 BOOK NOW
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS:
From:
AU$ 335
Per person
Great Barrier Reef snorkelling boat trip
Great Barrier Reef - Flight to Lady Eliot Island
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.

BRING YOUR OWN BIKE:
The 'bring your own bike' pricing show above also includes the cost of shipping your bike back to Sydney from the end point in Brisbane.

Some comments from our most recent tour:

" The tour was absolutely brilliant, loved every minute of it! I have already recommended it to a friend in the UK"

"The tour was pitched just right, enjoyed the added security of having the support vehicle especially as we hadn't biked in Australia before. Looking forward to the next trip now!"

"Great tour with brilliant leadership and help - would thoroughly recommend the company to anybody!"

"The tour was an excellent way to be introduced to the countryside, scenery, cities and lifestyle of the East coast of Australia"

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