From coastal adventures to mountain road journeys that cut through the heart of Australia. A road trip is one of the best ways to experience this country’s extraordinary array of coastline, landscapes and scenery. With warmer spring weather just around the corner, here is our state by state must do Australian motorbike road trips that should be on your list!
So here it is…
Top 6 Motorbike Road Trips in Australia
NEW SOUTH WALES:
KANGAROO VALLEY RIDE
- Start Wollongong, NSW
- End: Robertson, NSW
- Distance: 130KM
This ride has got everything you could ask for – experience the Valley with its rich dairy-farming land and creeks that lead you to the magnificent Kangaroo River swimming hole. Allow at least half a day to appreciate the spectacular scenery, starting on the Princess Highway in Kirrawee and ride through the Royal National Park. There is so much to explore if you want to take a break from riding and discover the great outdoors, from Mannings Lookout, McPhail’s Trail and the Cooks Nose walking track.
For more information visit: www.bestbikingroads.com
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THE LIONS ROAD
- Start: Beaudesert, QLD
- End: Kyogle, NSW
- Distance: 96km
Looking for a weekend road trip? Look no further than Lion’s Road – a 96km scenic drive running between the Summerland Way in NSW and the Mount Lindsey Highway near Rathdowney in QLD. For a few good KM’s you can expect a narrow one-lane road with winding corners and more than 25 bridges running over small creeks. The road was open in 1970 and is known as one of the best motorcycle roads in Australia.
Lions Rd and National Park Maps are available from the Kyogle Visitor Centre or tourist centres in both Rathdowney or Beaudesert.
For map details: www.bestbikingroads.com
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GREAT OCEAN ROAD
- Start: Melbourne, VIC
- Mid Point: Port Fairy, VIC
- End: Melbourne, VIC
- Distance: 664km
Undoubtedly one of the greatest motorcycling roads in the world. This 664km, 3 day round trip features 120km of winding forest roads, beautiful lookouts, waterfalls in the Grampians National Park, and the intricately beautiful coastline. This is makes for an unforgettable motorbike road trip that’s hard to beat.
Visit the natural wonder of the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge and The Arch – the list goes on! Take some time to wind down via the Goldfields region of Victoria to see the quaint, old fashioned towns of Castlemaine and Daylesford and discover an abundance of delicious bakeries and cafes.
Learn more via Visit Victoria
ADELAIDE HILLS CIRCUIT
- Start: Golden Grove, SA
- End: Tea Tree Gully, SA
- Distance: 159km
If you’re the type of rider that enjoys a road less-travelled, you’ll be in your element here. The 159km circuit ride into the Adelaide wine country starts in Golden Grove and ends in Tea Tree Gully. Start on the roads going through Strathalbyn and finish in Macclesfield where you will discover a very quaint and enjoyable town of a little more than 800 people. River Angas has made for a beautiful and relaxing landscape, with stretches of countryside, the Adelaide Hills has a lot to see! Don’t forget to stop in at the many restaurants and wineries on your way back!
ROSEBERY TO WEST COAST
- Start: West Coast, TAS
- End: Rosebery, TAS
- Distance: 38km
Tasmania seems to be a state of endless breath-taking scenery and roads that have been designed by motorcyclists themselves. This route is only a 38KM road through the Mount Murchison Regional Reserve, but you can head wherever your heart desires from here. As the highway continues west, you can pass Macquarie Heads, north to Zeehan and circle back to Rosebery. If you want to keep going, you can head to infamous Queenstown and ride via the picturesque Lake St. Clair, which we think is definitely worth the stop.
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WALPOLE TO ALBANY
- Start: Walpole, WA
- End: Yakamia, WA
- Distance: 114km
This is another ride for those that enjoy more of an off-road adventure. The 114km road follows the south coast highway from the former lumber milling town of Walpole, with the option to take the more scenic path at Young Siding and explore the small towns along the way. Albany makes for a perfect lunch spot overlooking the beautiful beaches and you may be lucky enough to see whales at play in the waters during whale watching season. Other sights include the William Bay National Park, Elephant Rocks and the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk.
GETTING ON THE ROAD
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For more information about the rides listed on this site, please visit: www.beskbikingroads.com