Australia - Sydney to Brisbane

Mountains & Gold Coast Ride - Sydney, New South Wales and Brisbane motorcycle tour

Leave the bustle of Sydney behind you and surround yourself in tranquil and captivating scenery as you explore the bush of New South Wales. Spend your days discovering incredible countryside and enjoying twisting roads through the hinterlands, all before a final glorious coastline drive to Brisbane.


— Explore the vibrant city of Sydney
— Ride through Royal National Park
— Enjoy the area’s captivating scenery
— Visit the famous lighthouse at Byron Bay

  • Day 1


    Start your tour savouring the sights and sounds of the bustling metropolis of Sydney, on 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 

    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 back to your hotel for the night.

    Day 5

    Blue Mountains – 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 – Ballina

    You want more spectacular back roads? You got it! From your overnight stop wind your way through northern NSW to Australia’s most easterly point at Byron Bay. Here you’ll find a lively and friendly small town, beautiful beaches and a lovely hinterland. Once a centre for ‘alternative lifestylers’ it has a unique atmosphere. Stay in Ballina only 30 km away.

    Day 9

    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 10

    Ballina – Brisbane

    The Gold Coast is Australia’s most visited holiday destination. Great beaches, all the top theme parks, busy nightlife and a surprisingly beautiful hinterland. If you want it busy you’ve got it, if you prefer the views then you can have them too! You’ll end the day in Brisbane, the bustling capital of Queensland with a great river and great nightlife.

    Day 11


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

    Total Distance c. 2100 km

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

  • Mountains & Gold Coast 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
    £2,625 £2,925 £2,925 £3,125 £925 £925 £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
    Helmets & Gloves if required
    Unlimited Mileage
    One-way fee
    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
    Sky Cable
    Sky Train
    Sky Walk
    Wine tasting
    Hot air ballooning
    Scuba Diving
    Theme Parks
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