Australia - Sydney to Melbourne to Sydney

Mountains & Great Ocean Road Ride

Take a rollercoaster of a motorcycle tour on the most incredible roads in Victoria and NSW. Take in 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 Victorian wine country and experience some real country hospitality.


— Discover goldfields and national parks
— Ride spectacular twisty roads and passes
— Visit the nation’s capital, Canberra
— Enjoy vibrant Melbourne

  • Day 1


    The tour starts with a day to savour the sights and sounds of Sydney, one of the world’s most scenic cities. It’s a great place to start your tour – Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach, ferry boats to Manly, not to mention the sports and nightlife, are just for starters.

    Day 2

    Sydney – Batemans Bay

    Grab a taxi to the rental location, and 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 along this route. Your first overnight stop is at Batemans Bay.

    Day 3

    Batemans Bay – Jindabyne

    Ride through huge alpine scenery in Australia? We’re really not kidding. Most people don’t realise that Australia has as many ski runs as 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 rides 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, take in the views and stop at the coastal towns to soak up the atmosphere. The day ends in bustling, cosmopolitan Melbourne.

    Day 11

    Melbourne (free day)

    This city has so much to see and do! Lygon Street has superb Italian restaurants for an al fresco meal and you can tour the city quickly and easily on the trams. Take a walk along the Yarra River, have a coffee or glass of wine at one of the many bars on the way.

    Day 12

    Melbourne – Lakes Entrance

    Leave Melbourne and head south-east. The Gippsland coastline is easily the equal of many other natural wonders. It has the largest inland lake system in Australia, the pristine sands of 90 Mile Beach and little commercial development.

    Day 13

    Lakes Entrance – Canberra

    Today’s ride is longer and has fewer stops but the scenery remains outstanding. At the end of the day you’ll be in Australia’s capital and political heartland. Don’t despair, there’s more to it than politics, diplomacy and monuments! Serenity, country charm, cool cafés, excellent wines and superb restaurants are its hidden charms.

    Day 14

    Canberra – Bathurst

    Another superb day’s riding brings you to Bathurst, the oldest inland city in Australia. There’s plenty to see on the way and in Bathurst so our advice is to get up and get on the road early!

    Day 15

    Bathurst – Blue Mountains

    A shorter day in the saddle but it’s big on views! You’ll arrive early in the Blue Mountains with its incredible scenery, huge waterfalls and the second largest canyon on earth. Spend the rest of the day exploring the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls or taking cable car rides and lovely walks to a host of scenic lookouts.

    Day 16

    Blue Mountains 

    Ride a circular route back around the mountains and explore more beautiful mountain scenery.

    Day 17

    Blue Mountains – Sydney

    On the final day ride back to Sydney via the back roads. This evening enjoy a great dinner in one of the restaurants of the famous Rocks area overlooking the spectacular Sydney Opera House, or enjoy a drink in one of the historical pubs popular with locals and tourists alike!

    Day 18


    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. 3600 km

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

  • Mountains & 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
    £3,975 £4,525 £4,625 £4,895 £1,375 £1,375 £115
  • What's Included & What's Not
    Price Includes Price Excludes Things to do (also not included)
    16 days all-inclusive motorcycle hire
    17 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
    Sky Cable
    Sky Train
    Sky Walk
    Bush Walking
    Whale watching
    trout fishing
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