Lamington Park National Rd is no dead end

Nothing dead about this ‘dead end’

There is nothing dead about the amazing ‘dead-end” ride to O’Reilly’s and back on the Lamington National Park Rd in South East Queensland. Despite the Gold Coast hinterland being ravaged by bushfires in September 2019, the scenery along this road is as spectacular and pristine as ever. You wouldn’t even know a bushfire had been …

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Nimbin trippin

Reasons for motorbike trippin’ to Nimbin

Nimbin in northern NSW was the site of the famous Aquarius Festival 27 years ago and remains a unique tourist drawcard for its alternative hippie lifestyle. It’s also a popular attraction for riders — and not because they can stock up on illegal weed! In fact, riders are warned that police frequently patrol the area …

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Blacktop Motorcycle Works museum

Visit Blacktop Motorcycles Works museum

If you’re riding around South East Queensland, chances are you will call in to Esk where we recommend dropping into the Blacktop Motorcycle Works museum. The free museum and British bike workshop is right next door to the Red Deer Cafe in the main street where many riders stop off for a coffee. It’s important …

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Couples riding pillion ride

Celebrating your anniversary on the road

(Contributed post) Riders love being on the road, feeling the rush of air around them, and staring at the path ahead. It gives you a view like never before and allows you time to bond with your loved one and share the thrill of the ride. So, if you are stuck on anniversary ideas and cannot seem …

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Mary River Valley a motorcyclist’s haven Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special

Mary River Valley a motorcyclist’s haven

The Mary River Valley was almost deleted from our favourite list of places to ride when politicians threatened to flood it for a dam! It’s a long and stupid political story, but thankfully sanity prevailed and the massive Traveston Dam was never built. So a pretty little valley north of Brisbane remains a haven for …

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Granite Belt wonders

Granite Belt ride reveals wonders (Pt 2)

The wonders of the Granite Belt in southern Queensland attracted Gold Coast rider and MBW contributor Todd Parkes. He organised a two-day trip with the help of Monique Krause, marketing coordinator of Granite Belt Wine Country. Click here for the first part of his trip. More wonders Day two of my new frontier exploration of the …

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Granite Belt wonders

Granite Belt begs to be ridden (Pt 1)

The Granite Belt in southern Queensland tempts Gold Coast rider and MBW contributor Todd Parkes who organised a two-day trip with the help of Monique Krause, marketing coordinator of Granite Belt Wine Country. Click here for the second part of his trip. The region is two hours west of the Gold Coast and up until now I …

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Charley Boorman rates Tasmania one of the best in the world for riding

Charley Boorman rates favourite Tassie road

Charley Boorman rates the 230km road from Hobart to Strahan in Tasmania one of the best stretches of tarmac in the world in a new tourism video. “It’s a country lane that travels up and down mountains … and never stops twisting,” he says. The video is one of three released this year by the Tasmanian …

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Throw Your Leg Over South East Queensland & Northern New South Wales, Bridget Hallam and Alan Cox tasmania travel at The Neck, Bruny Island

Throw Your Leg Over Tasmania guide book

Whether it’s a clockwise or anticlockwise lap of Tassie you are planning to do, make sure you pack a copy of the guide book Throw Your Leg Over Tasmania. It’s the second book from authors/riders Bridget Hallam and Alan Cox. The first was Throw Your Leg Over South East Queensland & Northern New South Wales.  Like the first …

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Northern Rivers ride with Todd Parkes Honda CBR500

Northern Rivers has a variety of attractions

If you study a map of Australian roads you will find more roads per square kilometre in the Northern Rivers area of NSW than any other non-urban part of Australia. Our travel writer Todd Parkes rides his favourite route through the mountains and valleys to the beaches: Northern Rivers romp Click here for the Google Maps …

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