Over more than 40 years, BMW Motorrad in Australia has offered riding safaris for road, dirt and extreme off-road situations. Last year, the GS Safari headed to Far North Queensland while the more extreme Enduro Safari headed west from Longreach. In 2022, both five-day safaris return to Tasmania for the first time in eight years with registrations open from 18 January at 9am AEDT. Click here for the GS Safari and Enduro Safari. The reason they announce the exact time for the opening of online registrations is that the capped events are so popular, they usually sell out within hours or even minutes. Both will start in Hobart and feature a variety of twisty bitumen roads that rival the best in Australia as well as some dirt roads. However, the Enduro will include more dirt and a lot of technical off-road terrain. Also, attendees in the Enduro event must first complete their two-day BMW Off Road Training Pre-Safari course, located not far from Hobart. I’ve participated in several TS (road only), GS and GS Enduro safaris over the years and found them to be well-organised events. Fees cover route notes, welcome and farewell dinners, baggage back-up, expert advice, recovery vehicles and discounts on accommodation.