Australia
Sydney to Brisbane to Sydney

Mountains & Beaches Ride

This fantastic motorcycle tour across New South Wales and into Queensland has got it all: Stunning mountains, superb beaches, beautiful gorges, fantastic waterfalls and wonderful cities! This tour combines the staggering beauty of Australia’s natural world with cosmopolitan cities and resorts that have become popular the world over for their friendliness and quality of life.

Highlights

— Spend time in bustling Sydney
— Discover the eerie Blue Mountains 
— Explore the beaches of the Gold Coast
— Visit small Pacific coast Towns

  • Day 1

    Sydney

    Start your tour savouring the sights and sounds of the bustling metropolis of Sydney, one of the world’s most scenic cities. Enjoy time exploring famous landmarks including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach to name but a few before sampling local cuisine and discovering what else the city has to offer.

    Day 2

    Sydney – Kangaroo Valley

    Your adventure starts with a ride to the Royal National Park, before climbing the Stanwell tops to see the birds in action on the 200m cliffs. The ride along the coast offers many fine views while negotiating the bends, hopefully the blowhole at Kiama will give you a good show, before arriving in secluded and serene Kangaroo Valley.

    Day 3

    Kangaroo Valley – Blue Mountains

    Start the day with a ride to Fitrzoy Falls, before continuing to the Southern Highlands, with its lush landscapes and quaint villages such as Berrima, an unspoilt example of a small Australian town in the 1830s. Continue towards the Blue Mountains, enjoying the incredible scenery, huge waterfalls and the second largest canyon on earth before dinner.

    Day 4

    Blue Mountains – Hawkesbury Valley

    This morning is spent sightseeing in the Blue Mountains – Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, cable car rides, lovely walks through the lush, ‘blue’ bushland from which the area gets its name, and plenty of scenic outlooks. Today’s route is a circular ride around the mountains before heading off to Hawkesbury Valley.

    Day 5

    Hawkesbury Valley – Hunter Valley

    Get up early because there’s more spectacular riding. Take the winding back road past the gorges of Wollemi National Park. Visit the renowned Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens for lunch. Carry on down the Putty Road, one of Australia’s most exciting biking roads, which takes you to your accommodation in Hunter Valley, home to some tantalising wineries.

    Day 6

    Hunter Valley – Armidale

    More incredible riding and views along a scenic and twisty back road takes you through New England to Armidale. Famous for its deciduous trees and offers some of the most scenic roads in Australia. A country town feel combined with a good choice of restaurants mean Armidale is a nice place in which to spend the evening.

    Day 7

    Waterfall Way (Armidale – Bellingen)

    It’s not a long day on the bike but there’s so much to see it takes all day. The simply breathtaking Waterfall Way will have you enthralled all the way – dense rainforest, countless waterfalls, huge views over New England National Park and one of the best biking roads in the country. Stay the night at the base of the Great Dividing Range.

    Day 8

    Bellingen – Lismore

    You want more spectacular back roads? You got it! From your overnight stop wind your way through northern NSW to the far north hinterland region known as Rainbow Country. Overnight in Lismore, a cosmopolitan eclectic town with a laid-back atmosphere.

    Day 9

    Lismore – Brisbane

    This journey takes you along fantastic twisting, windy roads through the hinterland of the Gold Coast. You’ll pass through Australia’s most famous hippie destination in Nimbin and see more spectacular national parks along the way. As you travel along it’s hard to imagine that just 30km or so east is one of the busiest and fastest growing areas of Australia.

    Day 10

    Brisbane – Noosa

    Heading west out of Brisbane more winding roads and the glorious sights of the Glasshouse Mountains will keep you busy all day. You can also visit Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo on the way to your overnight stop at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. Spend time at the beach or visit Noosa National Park.

    Day 11

    Noosa – Ballina

    Ride south along the Sunshine Coast past the busy tourist towns of Maroochydore, Mooloolaba and Caloundra. The Gold Coast is Australia’s most visited holiday destination – great beaches, busy nightlife and a beautiful hinterland. Stay off the freeway for the best roads and sights and end the day in Ballina.

    Day 12

    Byron Bay (free day)

    You have a day free in Byron Bay to relax on the beach, visit the famous lighthouse and enjoy the atmosphere in town at one of the many restaurants. If you’d like to explore a little more on the bike take a ride into the lovely hinterland – it’s up to you how you spend the day!

    Day 13

    Ballina – Port Macquarie

    Follow the line of spectacular beaches on the Pacific Coast and visit great towns including Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie. Enjoy the coastal scenery and holiday resorts on your trip back down the coast. Stay overnight in Port Macquarie, a relaxed city with a good complement of restaurants and bars.

    Day 14

    Port Macquarie – Sydney

    More coastal scenery and magnificent beaches await today. It’s a shorter trip back in terms of time as you’ve seen the hinterland highlights on the way. After returning your motorcycle, end your tour with a great dinner in one of the Rocks area and enjoy a drink in one of the historical pubs popular with locals and tourists alike!

    Day 15

    Sydney

    Your tour is over and it’s time to head back to the airport, or on to your next adventure, with some fantastic memories.

    Total Distance c. 3100 km

  • For our selection of motorcycles please see our Australian Motorcycle Rentals page.

  • Mountains & Beaches Ride
    BMW F700GS
    BMW G650GS
    Yamaha XVS650
    Suzuki V-STROM 650
    BMW 1200GSW
    BMW 1200RTW
    BMW F800GS
    H-D Road King
    H-D Heritage Softtail
    H-D Streetglide
    H-D Ultra Classic
    Passenger Single Room
    Supplement
    GPS
    £2,499 £2,950 £2,999 £3,295 £1,275 £1,275 £105
  • What's Included & What's Not
    Price Includes Price Excludes Things to do (also not included)
    13 days all-inclusive motorcycle hire
    14 nights 3-4* accommodation including some breakfasts
    Panniers
    Helmets & Gloves if required
    Lock
    Unlimited Mileage
    Google map links, personalised roadbook and maps
    Optional activities
    Extensions to tour or motorcycle hire
    Other Meals
    Fuel
    Travel Insurance
    Flights, stopovers and additional accommodation can be arranged through H-C Travel
    Sky Cable
    Sky Train
    Sky Walk
    Wine tasting
    Hot air ballooning
    Scuba Diving
    Theme Parks
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