Australia

Available self-guided tours.

Australia

Let us take you on a motorcycle adventure through the wilderness of Australia, the great continent “Down Under”. Feel the freedom and exhilaration of riding on dirt tracks, winding\mountain roads and along some of the world’s most beautiful coastlines. Since Australia offers such a wide variety of scenic beauty, it is perfect for motorcycle tours. H-C Travel offers enthusiasts the widest range of motorcycle rentals and self-guided tours in Australia. Safety and service combined with well-maintained motorcycles are top priorities, and our local suppliers all have a passion for adventure they want to share with you.

Road riding in Australia is simplicity itself, accommodation is readily available, and traffic is generally light by European standards. MOTORCYCLE HIRE is available in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. And we offer a range of fantastic self-guided road tours and custom tours starting in Sydney.

We also offer some fantastic OFFROAD TOURS – we believe it to be the longest established off-road tour operation in the world! The jewel in the crown is our 8-day Cape York Discovery. It’s a one-way guided tour through the Cape York Peninsula, with a flight there or back over the Barrier Reef. It enables you to discover the more popular trails and areas of the Cape in a short period of time. For longer trips, ask us about our epic transcontinental enduro tours.

Please remember: We can also arrange your flights to/from Australia, stopovers en route, Australian visa, travel insurance and pre- and post-tour accommodation.

Why tour Australia?

  • Probably the ‘biggest’ place on Earth that you can tour comfortably on your own
  • Some of the World’s great natural sights – Uluru/Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef, the Blue Mountains, Daintree, Lake Eyre – to name but a few
  • Some of the World’s great manmade achievements – Sydney Opera house, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Great Ocean Road – to name but a few

Why tour Australia with H-C Travel?

  • Experienced and professional local staff who understand the environment and your needs
  • Well-maintained motorcycles
  • Licensed in the UK and in Australia for your legal and financial protection
  • We can help with your other travel arrangements, such as flights, stopovers, etc., however complex
  • Our unique self-guided tours really show you the best of Australia and make planning your holiday nice and easy
  • Our stunning off-road tours in Queensland are the very best available

Websites

UK government information and advice www.fco.gov.uk
Australian Tourist Board www.australia.com
New South Wales tourism www.visitnsw.com
Queensland Tourism www.queenslandholidays.com.au
Victoria tourism www.visitvictoria.com
Western Australia Tourist Board www.westernaustralia.com
Australian visa application www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visi/visitor-visas/evisitor-online-application
Maps www.whereis.com

Self-guided Tours

On our self-guided motorcycle tours, based in Sydney, you are not alone! And it’s no surprise that this is a very popular option.

We arrange your trip, book your accommodation, and recommend activities along the way. You ride it at your own leisure and choose your own side trips and activities. Our routes are also extremely flexible and can be adapted or tailor-made to your own requirements. Most things are possible with our self-guided routes whether it be combining a tour with a visit to family or a beach break – just ask, the possibilities are endless!

We use B&Bs, motels and resorts offering a great way to start and finish your day, and customers always comment on the quality of the accommodation and the friendliness of the owners and staff. Our tour package includes a personalised roadbook containing a detailed itinerary, Google maps with the best bike roads and written information so that you can find your way, and we’re only a phone call away if you have an unforeseen problem. The proprietors of the accommodations you stay in are always friendly and willing to lend a hand so if it’s local knowledge you need, they will be happy to help.

And we also offer GPS and intercoms as optional extras.

Mountains & Wine Ride (Sydney to Sydney)

Get out of Sydney and experience some good living on this popular motorcycle tour. Winding mountain roads, incredible scenery, great people and let’s not forget the evenings sampling wines in the Hunter Valley and dining on the best Australian gourmet foods. You can experience all of this and more – let’s face it, you deserve the break!

Highlights

Bustling Sydney • Breath-taking Blue Mountains • Scenic roads • Picturesque vineyards

Itinerary

DAY 1 Sydney

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 – Kangaroo Valley

Grab a taxi to the rental location, and your adventure starts with a ride to the Royal National Park. Then it’s off to Stanwell on the coast, before climbing the tops to see the hang gliders and birds in action on the 200m cliffs. The afternoon ride along the coast offers many fine views while negotiating the bends, hopefully the blowhole at Kiama will give you a good show, before you ride through lovely countryside and quaint villages before arriving in secluded and serene Kangaroo Valley.

DAY 3 Kangaroo Valley – Blue Mountains

Start the day with a ride to Fitzroy Falls, then ride 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. Ride past Abercrombie River National Park and Mt Werong to the Blue Mountains and you begin to realise why pioneers chose this area when heading out from Sydney. Enjoy 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. There’s time for an optional wine-tasting tour or just take it easy, you are just a short taxi ride from some of the area’s famous restaurants and wineries.

DAY 6 Hunter Valley – Sydney

It’s time to head back, but there’s still plenty to see. The ride back takes you along the Hawkesbury Valley, through breath-taking native landscapes, meandering along the Old Pacific Highway before picking up the main road to take you back into Sydney. Return your motorcycle and the rest of the day is yours.

DAY 7 Sydney

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

Shortest day 170 km

Longest day 230 km

Total distance c. 900 km

Best time to go: Year-round

Prices FROM;

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Price includes:

  • 5 days all-inclusive motorcycle hire
  • 6 nights 3-4* accommodation including some breakfasts
  • Panniers
  • Helmet and gloves if required
  • Lock
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Google map links, personalised roadbook and maps

Price excludes:

  • 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

Things to do (also not included): Sky Cable, Sky Train, Sky Walk, wine tasting, hot air ballooning

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Ask, and you shall receive!

Questions & Bookings

Motorcycle holidays can be as simple or as complex as you want them to be and here at H-C Travel we’re happy to make whatever arrangements you want. We’re here to make organising your holiday as simple as possible.

Mountains & Gold Coast Ride (Sydney to Brisbane)

Got some time to spare and want a motorcycle tour to discover incredible countryside, twisting roads through the hinterlands ‘up north’ and glorious coastlines? Then this is the trip for you. And we can also offer it from Brisbane to Sydney.

Highlights

Bustling Sydney • Ride through Royal National Park • Captivating scenery • Beaches of Byron Bay 

Itinerary

DAY 1 Sydney

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 – Kangaroo Valley

Grab a taxi to the rental location, and your adventure starts with a ride to the Royal National Park. Then it’s off to Stanwell on the coast, before climbing the tops to see the hang gliders and birds in action on the 200m cliffs. The afternoon ride along the coast offers many fine views while negotiating the bends, hopefully the blowhole at Kiama will give you a good show, before you ride through lovely countryside and quaint villages before arriving in secluded and serene Kangaroo Valley.

DAY 3 Kangaroo Valley – Blue Mountains

Start the day with a ride to Fitzroy Falls, then ride 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. Ride past Abercrombie River National Park and Mt Werong to the Blue Mountains and you begin to realise why pioneers chose this area when heading out from Sydney. Enjoy 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. There’s time for an optional wine-tasting tour or just take it easy, you are just a short taxi ride from some of the area’s famous restaurants and 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 in autumn and unusually seasonal climate due to its 1000m altitude, it has 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 in anticipation of the ride along the Waterfall Way the following day.


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 a lovely country town at the base of the Great Dividing Range. If you arrive earlier than expected ride the ‘Promised Land’ circuit which takes you through a beautiful single track country lane past crystal clear streams where you can stop for a refreshing swim on a hot afternoon!

DAY 8 Bellingen – Byron Bay

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.

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 to Ballina or into the lovely hinterland – it’s up to you how you spend the day!

DAY 10 Byron Bay – 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, great nightlife and beautiful botanical gardens. It’s an ideal place to end the trip and to celebrate with a bottle of something nice overlooking the river!

DAY 11 Brisbane

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

Shortest day 170 km

Longest day 360 km

Total distance c. 2100 km

Best time to go: Mar – Dec

Prices FROM;

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Caravans on beach.

Price includes:

  • 9 days all-inclusive motorcycle hire
  • 10 nights 3-4* accommodation including some breakfasts
  • Panniers
  • Helmet and gloves if required
  • Lock
  • Unlimited mileage
  • One-way fee
  • Google map links, personalised roadbook and maps

Price excludes:

  • 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

Things to do (not included): Sky Cable, Sky Train, Sky Walk, bushwalking, wine tasting, hot air ballooning, scuba diving, theme parks

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Ask, and you shall receive!

Questions & Bookings

Motorcycle holidays can be as simple or as complex as you want them to be and here at H-C Travel we’re happy to make whatever arrangements you want. We’re here to make organising your holiday as simple as possible.

Mountains & Beaches Ride (Sydney to Brisbane to Sydney)

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

Bustling Sydney • Discover the Blue Mountains • Explore the Gold Coast • Pacific Coast towns 

Itinerary

DAY 1 Sydney

Your 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 – Kangaroo Valley

Grab a taxi to the rental location, and your adventure starts with a ride to the Royal National Park. Then it’s off to Stanwell on the coast, before climbing the tops to see the hang gliders and birds in action on the 200m cliffs. The afternoon ride along the coast offers many fine views while negotiating the bends, hopefully the blowhole at Kiama will give you a good show, before you ride through lovely countryside and quaint villages before arriving in secluded and serene Kangaroo Valley.

DAY 3 Kangaroo Valley – Blue Mountains

Start the day with a ride to Fitzroy Falls, then ride 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. Ride past Abercrombie River National Park and Mt Werong to the Blue Mountains and you begin to realise why pioneers chose this area when heading out from Sydney. Enjoy 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. There’s time for an optional wine-tasting tour or just take it easy, you are just a short taxi ride from some of the area’s famous restaurants and 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 in autumn and unusually seasonal climate due to its 1000m altitude, it has 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 in anticipation of the ride along the Waterfall Way the following day.

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 a lovely country town at the base of the Great Dividing Range. If you arrive earlier than expected ride the ‘Promised Land’ circuit which takes you through a beautiful single track country lane past crystal clear streams where you can stop for a refreshing swim on a hot afternoon!

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. The day ends in Brisbane, the bustling capital of Queensland with a great river, great nightlife and beautiful botanical gardens. End the day with a bottle of something nice overlooking the river!

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 – Byron Bay

On the return trip from Noosa, 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, 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! Stay off the freeway for the best roads and sights and end the day in 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.

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 to Ballina or into the lovely hinterland – it’s up to you how you spend the day!

DAY 13 Byron Bay – 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 restaurants overlooking the spectacular Sydney Opera House, or enjoy a drink in one of the historical pubs popular with locals and tourists alike!

DAY 15 Sydney

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

Shortest day 155 km

Longest day 440 km

Total distance c. 3100 km

Best time to go: Mar – Dec

Prices FROM;

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Price includes:

  • 13 days all-inclusive motorcycle hire
  • 14 nights 3-4* accommodation including some breakfasts
  • Panniers
  • Helmet and gloves if required
  • Lock
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Google map links, personalised roadbook and maps

Price excludes:

  • 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

Things to do (not included): Sky Cable, Sky Train, Sky Walk, bushwalking, wine tasting, hot air ballooning, scuba diving, theme parks.

Back to top
Ask, and you shall receive!

Questions & Bookings

Motorcycle holidays can be as simple or as complex as you want them to be and here at H-C Travel we’re happy to make whatever arrangements you want. We’re here to make organising your holiday as simple as possible.

Tropical Paradise Ride (Sydney to Cairns)

The ultimate Australian motorcycle tour, from Sydney all the way to Cairns, running over 22 fun-filled days you’ll never forget. As well as the incredible riding, scenery, roads, company and hospitality, you will have the opportunity to skydive, 4WD safari on Fraser Island, dive or sail on the Great Barrier Reef, dirt bike to Cape York and raft the white-water rapids! You’ll need another holiday to get over it!

Highlights

Bustling Sydney • Explore the Blue Mountains • Enjoy beaches of the Gold & Sunshine Coast • Sail around the Whitsunday Islands • Meet local wildlife at the Billabong Sanctuary • Discover the rainforest • Take a boat trip to the Great Barrier Reef

Itinerary

DAY 1 Sydney

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 – Kangaroo Valley

Grab a taxi to the rental location, and your adventure starts with a ride to the Royal National Park. Then it’s off to Stanwell on the coast, before climbing the tops to see the hang gliders and birds in action on the 200m cliffs. The afternoon ride along the coast offers many fine views while negotiating the bends, hopefully the blowhole at Kiama will give you a good show, before you ride through lovely countryside and quaint villages before arriving in secluded and serene Kangaroo Valley.

DAY 3 Kangaroo Valley – Blue Mountains

Start the day with a ride to Fitzroy Falls, then ride 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. Ride past Abercrombie River National Park and Mt Werong to the Blue Mountains and you begin to realise why pioneers chose this area when heading out from Sydney. Enjoy 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. There’s time for an optional wine-tasting tour or just take it easy, you are just a short taxi ride from some of the area’s famous restaurants and 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 in autumn and unusually seasonal climate due to its 1000m altitude, it has 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 in anticipation of the ride along the Waterfall Way the following day.

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 a lovely country town at the base of the Great Dividing Range. If you arrive earlier than expected ride the ‘Promised Land’ circuit which takes you through a beautiful single track country lane past crystal clear streams where you can stop for a refreshing swim on a hot afternoon!

DAY 8 Bellingen – Byron Bay

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.

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 to Ballina or into the lovely hinterland. You choose how you spend the day!

DAY 10 Byron Bay – Brisbane

The Gold Coast is Australia’s most visited holiday destination. Great beaches, 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, great nightlife and beautiful botanical gardens. It’s an ideal place to end the trip and to celebrate with a bottle of something nice overlooking the river!

DAY 11 Brisbane – Rainbow Beach

Heading west out of Brisbane on more winding roads, 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 Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. Have a stretch and a coffee or some lunch at the beach and visit Noosa National Park on your way to the overnight stop at Rainbow Beach.

kaola bear on tree

DAY 12 Rainbow Beach (free day)

Enjoy a relaxed rest day in Rainbow Beach. It may be a small town but you won’t be bored! There’s plenty to see, including the famous sandy cliffs and Coloola National Park. The optional activity for the day is a guided 4WD tour of Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world. We highly recommend it as you take the eastern beach (the ‘main road’!) north to rainforests, crystal clear freshwater lakes, shipwrecks on the beach and huge sand dunes. Take a flight over the island as an option for about AU$75. You’ll take off and land on the beach and it’s a great experience for the relatively low cost.

DAY 13 Rainbow Beach – Rockhampton

Leave early as this is a long day in the saddle! You’ll pass huge pine plantations on the way to Maryborough, then Bundaberg (stop in at the rum distillery if you’re interested) and the very busy port of Gladstone. Rockhampton is one of the finest cities in Queensland and the beef capital of the state. You’ll get a good steak here!

DAY 14 Rockhampton – Eungella

Today brings less exciting riding but get it out of the way early and enjoy Mackay and the spectacular Eungella National Park.

DAY 15 Eungella – Airlie Beach

A short ride brings you to Airlie Beach and the spectacular Whitsunday Islands. You’ll want to stay much longer than a day!

DAY 16 Airlie Beach (free day)

Airlie Beach has a holiday feel and tropical atmosphere, a real holiday town! Relax and enjoy the day or take the optional Whitsunday Island cruise for superb snorkeling and unspoilt white sandy beaches.

DAY 17 Airlie Beach – Mission Beach

A long ride but you’ll be well rested after your time in the Whitsundays! You’ll pass the charming town of Bowen and its unspoilt beaches, the Billabong Sanctuary and gracious Townsville before the overnight stop of Mission Beach. Put your feet up and enjoy a tropical drink!

DAY 18 Mission Beach – Atherton Tablelands

Not a long day in terms of distance but there’s lots to see on the way. Ride the Waterfalls Circuit, stop at the Curtin Fig Tree in Yungaburra and the beautiful Lake Eacham, formed by volcanic activity. You’ll overnight in Atherton.

DAY 19 Atherton – Port Douglas

A full day with lots to see at Mossman, Daintree and Cape Tribulation. Your day ends in the lovely resort town of Port Douglas.

DAY 20 Port Douglas (free day)

If you’ve not already done so, enjoy the great beaches and the reef! The optional Great Barrier Reef tour is highly recommended; Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation can keep you occupied if you prefer.

DAY 21 Port Douglas – Cairns

A very short ride but it gives you time to enjoy a last day in the tropics. The ride from Port Douglas to Cairns is beautiful and Cairns is a superb place to end one of the best motorcycle tours on the planet.

DAY 22 Cairns

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

Shortest day 155 km

Longest day 510 km

Total distance c. 6400 km

Best time to go: June – October

Prices FROM;

**** ADD TABLE ****

Caravans on beach.

Price includes:

  • 20 days all-inclusive motorcycle hire
  • 21 nights 3-4* accommodation including some breakfasts
  • Panniers
  • Helmet and gloves if required
  • Lock
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Google map links, personalised roadbook and maps

Price excludes:

  • 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

Things to do (not included): Sky Cable, Sky Tram, sky walk, bushwalking, wine tasting, hot air ballooning, scuba diving, islands cruise, off-road motorcycling, parasailing, whale watching, white water rafting

Back to top
Ask, and you shall receive!

Questions & Bookings

Motorcycle holidays can be as simple or as complex as you want them to be and here at H-C Travel we’re happy to make whatever arrangements you want. We’re here to make organising your holiday as simple as possible.

Great Ocean Road Ride (Sydney to Melbourne)

If time doesn’t allow you to enjoy fully the splendor of this corner of Australia, then we can offer you a great compromise – This one-way motorcycle tour from Sydney to Melbourne. Take a rollercoaster of a ride on the most incredible roads in Victoria and NSW. 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 Victorian wine country and experience some real country hospitality. There are few tours in the world that can compete with this scenery. Reverse itinerary is also possible.

Highlights

Bustling Sydney • Discover the Snowy mountains alpine scenery • Ride spectacular twisty roads • Captivating Great Ocean Road • Cosmopolitan Melbourne

Itinerary

DAY 1 Sydney

Your 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 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, take in the views and stop at the coastal towns to soak up the atmosphere. The tour ends in bustling, cosmopolitan Melbourne with loads to see and do. Lygon St 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 11 Melbourne

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

Shortest day 190 km

Longest day 330 km

Total distance c. 2000 km

Best time to go: Oct – Apr

Prices FROM;

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Price includes:

  • 9 days all-inclusive motorcycle hire
  • 10 nights 3-4* accommodation including some breakfasts
  • Panniers and lock
  • Helmet and gloves if required
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Google map links, personalised roadbook and maps

Price excludes:

  • 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

Things to do (not included):

Bushwalking, whale watching, trout fishing

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Questions & Bookings

Motorcycle holidays can be as simple or as complex as you want them to be and here at H-C Travel we’re happy to make whatever arrangements you want. We’re here to make organising your holiday as simple as possible.

Mountains & Great Ocean Road Ride (Sydney to Melbourne to Sydney)

Isn’t it time you took the scenic route to Melbourne? 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. There are few tours in the world that can compete with this scenery.

Highlights

Bustling Sydney • Ride spectacular twisty roads and alpine passes • Explore wilderness scenery surrounding Bright • Discover goldfields and national parks • Visit the nation’s capital, Canberra • Cosmopolitan Melbourne

Itinerary

DAY 1 Sydney

Your 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 – Katoomba

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 Katoomba – Windsor (Hawkesbury Valley)

Ride a circular route back around the mountains and explore more beautiful mountain scenery. Stay at a lovely B&B with friendly hosts and incredible views over the Hawkesbury River.

DAY 17 Windsor – Sydney

On the final day ride back to Sydney via the back roads along the banks of the Hawkesbury Valley south of the Hunter region. End your day with 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 Sydney

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

Shortest day 190 km

Longest day 450 km

Total distance c. 3600 km

Best time to go: Oct – Apr

Prices FROM;

**** ADD TABLE ****

Price includes:

  • 16 days all-inclusive motorcycle hire
  • 17 nights 3-4* accommodation including some breakfasts
  • Panniers and lock
  • Helmet and gloves if required
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Google map links, personalised roadbook and maps

Price excludes:

  • 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

Things to do (not included):  Sky Cable, Sky Tram, sky walk, bushwalking, whale watching, trout fishing

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Questions & Bookings

Motorcycle holidays can be as simple or as complex as you want them to be and here at H-C Travel we’re happy to make whatever arrangements you want. We’re here to make organising your holiday as simple as possible.

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