Australia - Sydney to Melbourne

Great Ocean Road Ride

If time doesn’t allow you to enjoy fully the splendor of this corner of Australia, this one-way tour offers you a great compromise. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Snowy Mountains National Park, attack the Great Ocean Road and cruise through the tram-lined streets of Melbourne. As well as the great roads and scenery, you’ll come face to face with some friendly Aussie wildlife, visit wine country and experience some real country hospitality.


— Discover beautiful alpine scenery
— Ride spectacular twisty roads
— Witness the captivating Great Ocean Road
— Explore cosmopolitan Melbourne

  • Day 1


    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 – Batemans Bay

    Your adventure starts in earnest, head south from Sydney through the lovely Royal Park and along the coast. The blowhole at Kiama is worth a look as are the many superb beaches, great scenery and lovely coastal towns that can all be found along this route. Your first overnight stop is at Batemans Bay.

    Day 3

    Batemans Bay – Jindabyne

    Huge alpine scenery in Australia? We’re not kidding. Most people don’t realise that Australia has more ski runs than Switzerland! Today brings fantastic twisting roads with breathtaking scenery past the towns of the snowfields. Don’t enjoy the nightlife of Jindabyne too much as tomorrow brings a big challenge!

    Day 4

    Jindabyne – Bright

    The Alpine Way is tight, twisty and spectacular. You’ll pass Australia’s highest point, Mt Kosciuszko. On the other side of the Snowy Mountains, in Victoria, more great riding brings you to the picturesque town of Bright.

    Day 5

    Bright (free day)

    Spend some time on the superb roads of the Bright Loop, with the wilderness scenery of Mount Beauty, the Alpine National Park and Mount Buffalo National Park.

    Day 6

    Bright – Castlemaine

    Continuing from Bright, northern and central Victoria has its own share of beautiful scenery and winding roads. Your day ends in the historical gold mining town of Castlemaine.

    Day 7

    Castlemaine – Halls Gap

    A short easy day riding through the Victorian Goldfields with their old-fashioned towns, bakeries and coffee shops gets you settled in Halls Gap with plenty of time to explore the spectacular Grampians National Park.

    Day 8

    Halls Gap (free day)

    Continue your exploration of the Grampians National Park’s superb wildlife, lookouts, lakes and waterfalls. Relax, explore the local area and perhaps take a walk or two through the peaceful scenery. There’s even a winery for the adventurous!

    Day 9

    Halls Gap – Apollo Bay

    You’ll want an early start today because there’s so much to see! The Great Ocean Road is simply one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world. You’ll pass London Bridge, the Arch, the Grotto and the 12 Apostles. Don’t forget Port Campbell National Park!

    Day 10

    Apollo Bay – Melbourne

    The remainder of the Great Ocean Road has countless places to stop and take pictures on this section of amazing coastline. Give yourself plenty of time and soak up the atmosphere. The tour ends in cosmopolitan Melbourne with loads to see and do. Lygon St has superb restaurants for al fresco dining and you can tour the city quickly and easily on the trams.

    Day 11


    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. 2000 km

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

  • Great Ocean Road 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
    £2,425 £2,725 £2,745 £2,925 £825 £825 £91
  • What's Included & What's Not
    Price Includes Price Excludes Things to do (also not included)
    9 days all-inclusive motorcycle hire
    10 nights 3-4* accommodation including some breakfasts
    Panniers & lock
    Helmets & Gloves if required
    Unlimited Mileage
    Google map links, personalised roadbook and maps
    Optional activities
    Extensions to tour or motorcycle hire
    Other Meals
    Travel Insurance
    Flights, stopovers and additional accommodation can be arranged through H-C Travel
    Whale watching
    Trout fishing
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