SYDNEY ROUND TRIP

11 Days – 1925 kms / 1200 miles

G’day and welcome to our motorcycle tour in the state of New South Wales. On this tour we will ride some of the well known motorcycling roads in the area. Along our journey of discovery we will see what New South Wales has to offer with ‘Experiences Beyond the Ride’. From the Pacific Coast over the mountains to the land beyond. The story below outlines what we will do but there will be more and the only way to find out is to travel with us.

This is one of our ‘Select Tours’ which has a motorcycle guide and support van.

We offer alternative ways to travel with us – Self ride a Harley Davidson or Royal Enfields rentals, tag along on your own vehicle. For non riders, there is the pillion seat on the guide’s motorcycle , ‘seat-in-van’ and the 2 pillion seats with the trike option.


ITINERARY:

Day 1   Welcome to Sydney

Welcome to Sydney. If you are flying in, we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to our selected hotel. After checking in you will have time to freshen up and then meet us as you complete your motorcycle rental paperwork.

Tonight at our welcome dinner you will get to meet everyone who will be travelling with you over the next 10 days. We will also have a briefing and there will be time to ask any questions you have not already had them answered. (Meals: D)

Day 2   Burwood (Sydney) – Windsor (Approx. 87 kms or 55 miles / 2 hours riding)

After breakfast, it’s checkout time and we transfer you to collect your motorcycle. There will be another briefing then we are on our first ride to the famous Bondi Beach for a photo or two. From Bondi Beach we ride to Blues Point and along the way we cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Blues Point offers a different view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the Sydney Opera House behind. After photos, we return to the road and ride through the northern suburbs of Sydney to our overnight accommodation in Windsor. (Meals: B)

Day 3   Windsor – Gloucester (Approx. 340 kms or 210 miles / 4.5 hours riding)

After breakfast and checkout. Great news there is no more city traffic as we head up the popular riding road, The Putty Road. We will have a stop at Grey Gum International cafe. After a short break we return to the Putty Road and head for the Hunter Valley. We will stop for lunch at a selected local cafe. After lunch we stay mainly on the back roads. Before we reach our selected overnight accommodation we will have an afternoon tea break. Tonight is Bar-B-Q night. (Meals: B/D)

Day 4   Gloucester – Port Macquarie (Approx. 200 kms or 125 miles / 2.5 hours riding)

After breakfast and checkout we ride to a local lookout to see what the Australian countryside looks from above, as up until now it has just been glimpses as we rode through it. The road from here to the National Motorcycle Museum offers gentle bends as we ride through the hills. The National Motorcycle Museum has a vast array of motorcycle makes and models and you are sure to find at least one from your riding past. After having a good look around we will stop at one of the guide’s favourite cafes in the area. We will then ride north to the North Bother lookout which offers views to the north and douth along the coastline.We descend from the lookout and ride along the coast to our next stop at Tacking Point Lighthouse. Just a short ride to our next stop which is sure to be one of your most memorable as we visit the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. After saying goodbye to the Koalas, it’s a short ride to our selected overnight accommodation. (Meals: D)

Day 5   Port Macquarie Rest Day (Approx. 0km)

Today you are in control of how to spend the time in the area. You may want to lay around the pool, walk around town, go exploring on your own or have another day with us as we have 2 tours today each with different offerings.(Meals: B)

Day 5   Port Macquarie Optional Ride 1 (Approx. 72 kms or 45 miles / 1.5 hours riding)

Option 1, with this option we are going into the countryside and experience some Australian pioneer history at Timbertown. After experiencing what Timbertown has to offer we travel to a maze and a vineyard. If you are going to do some wine tasting remember you have to ride back to the hotel. Please note: entry fees are at your expense.

Day 5 Port Macquarie Optional Ride 2 (Approx. 187 kms or 115 miles / 3.5 hours riding)

Option 2, with this option we head further north lots of scenery combined with some war history, you may even see some kangaroos at one of the sites. Some enjoyable back roads on this one as head to Crescent Heads and then Trial Bay Gaol. After exploring the Gaol we head to Smoky Cape Lookout for another view of the coastline before heading back down the Pacific Highway to Port Macquarie. Please note: entry fees are at your expense.

Day 6   Port Macquarie – Tamworth (Approx. 330 kms or 205 miles / 5.5 hours riding)

An early start as we have a big day’s ride ahead of us. After breakfast and checking out we will leave the Pacific Coast behind and climb the Great Dividing Range. The Oxley Highway (named after the Australian explorer, John Oxley) is a great riding road for those who like their roads twisty. What better way to climb a mountain? We will stop at Ginger’s Creek for a break before heading to the Aspley Falls. The Aspley Falls are amazing as they appear to be in the middle of nowhere. After a walk and some photos and / or videos, we ride to the next town of Walcha. We will have a break here before heading further west to Bendemeer and the New England Highway. It’s a highway run to Tamworth for our selected overnight accommodation and a visit to one man’s private motorcycle collection. There are over 200 motorcycles in his collection but the museum can only hold 50. We are sure you will not be disappointed with not seeing the other 150. (Meals: B)

Day 7   Tamworth – Mudgee (Approx. 346 kms or 215 miles / 4.5 hours riding)

Another early start as it’s a big day riding as we want to share as much of New South Wales with you as we can. After breakfast and checkout we head to Werris Creek and its historic Railway Station. Our next will be to visit another man’s collection of stuff. Bob’s shed has everything from a barber shop to a garage of cars and motorcycles. We will have to watch our time as we could get lost in Bob’s displays.We rejoin the New England Highway as it’s the easiest way to get to the next motorcycling road, the Bylong Way. The road weaves its way through the valley to Bylong. We continue onto Mudgee to our selected overnight accommodation. After checking in, we will go out to a winery where we find another private motorcycle collect and some wine tasting. We return back into town to our accommodation. (Meals: B)

Day 8   Mudgee – Bathurst (Approx. 156 kms or 97 miles / 2.5 hours riding)

Looking at the distance and riding time it might seem we are not doing much today. A lot of today will be off the motorcycles as we have some interesting towns to visit All were involved with gold mining and the gold rush. Those days as you will see have passed but there is still lots to see. Our accommodation for tonight is located on a motor racing track, well it’s sometimes a motor racing track, the rest of the time it is a public road. We will do a lap or two of the Mt Panorama Road but be warned the speed limit on non race days is 60 kph aka 35 mph and it is enforced. (Meals: B)

Day 9   Bathurst – Nowra (Approx. 352kms or 219 miles / 5 hours riding)

After a short riding day yesterday, will need to cover some ground. We will ride on mostly back roads which meander through the countryside. After breakfast and checkout we will ride to ‘Country Pub’ to see what one looks, this one is popular with riders on weekends and we have time for some photos. We will ride through the Kanangara-Boyd National Park and when we reach Goulburn we will see how you size up to The Big Merino. After our break, we ride a different highway which is named after the Australian explorer Hamilton Hume this is the main road link between the Australian major cities, Sydney and Melbourne. Further north we leave the highway and transverse the Southern Highlands. We will then descend the Great Dividing Range at Kangaroo Valley and onto the Pacific Coast. There will a opportunity to view the coastline before we descend to it and head for our selected overnight accommodation. (Meals: B)

Day 10 Nowra – Burwood (Sydney) (Approx. 154 kms or 95 miles / 3.5 hours riding)

Our last day on the road together and we ride some of the guide’s favourite roads. After breakfast and checking out we climb to the Saddleback Mountain lookout which provides a view to where we are travelling today. Descending from the lookout we visit the 2 blowholes of Kiama. Hopefully the ocean has a swell and the water will be spouting. We ride further northern to visit the The HARS Aviation Museum and discover Australia’s civil and defence aviation history. The rest of the ride puts nature on display. The Sea Cliff crossing leads us to Bald Hill lookout which was part of aviation history. The during the next part of our ride, we wind down as we ride the length of The Royal National Park. Back to Sydney suburbia and we ride the last kilometres on our bikes. After doing the paperwork you are transferred to our selected hotel to prepared for our ‘Farewell Dinner’. A time to relive the last 9 days experiencing what motorcycle riding in New South Wales is about. (Meals: B/D)

Day 11 Sydney

Our riding together is behind you until you ride with us again to experience other rides we offer. (Meals: B)


2022 Departure Dates

29 April to 09 May 2022

18 to 28 November 2022

or contact us to choose custom dates


11 Day Tour – The Aussie Sampler Summary & Pricing

  • Start: Sydney
  • Finish: Sydney
  • Distance: Approx. 1925 kms / 1200 miles plus optional tours.
  • Motorcycle: Royal Enfield 650 or Himalayan. Harley Davidson upgrades are available.
  • 1 Rider / 1 Bike / 1 Room: Au$9995.00 per person.
  • 2 Riders / 2 Bikes / 1 Room: AU$5545.00 per person.
  • 2 People / 1 Bike / 1 Room: AU$7585.00 per person.

Ask us for pricing for upgrading to Harley Davidson, Individual Pillion, Trike Pillion, ‘seat-in-van’ or tag along options.


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Details were correct as at 4 July 2021.