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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Top motorbike routes to explore in New Zealand

Top motorbike routes to explore in New Zealand

New Zealand offers some of the world’s best motorbike roads and a large number of postcard-worthy routes, begging you to explore on your motorbike. While many people opt to explore these locations by car, we all know there is no better way to do it than on a motorbike. What more, many of these amazing …

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Fire Aid Ride

Inaugural Fire Aid Ride series kickstarts

The free Fire Aid Ride this Sunday (23 February 2020) will be the first in a series of rides every two months for the rest of the year to draw visitors to towns that have been drastically affected by the recent bushfires. There is no fee to join the ride but riders are asked to spend …

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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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Celebrate Ausralia Day bushfire appeal

Reasons riders can celebrate Australia Day

The best way to celebrate Australia Day this year is to get out and ride in regional areas that have been hit by the bushfire crisis and spend your tourist dollar. Click here for our tips avoiding bushfire areas and what to do if caught in a bushfire situation. And click here to find out …

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Bushfire appeals help floods

How riders can help bushfire appeals

The best way riders can help local communities affected by devastating bushfires is to avoid the area until the emergency has passed and it has been declared safe to visit. Riders are among the most beneficial tourists to local community economies because – unlike other motoring tourists – they take virtually nothing with them. When …

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Protestors line up at Walcha Royal Cafe business on the Oxley Highway

Bushfires ‘won’t halt’ Walcha Motorcycle Weekend

Bushfires in eastern NSW will not stop the Walcha Motorcycle Weekend from going ahead from Friday (15 November 2019). Walcha Tourism has issued the following statement in response to concerns from riders that the event would be cancelled because of the bushfires. Please be assured WALCHA is still ON for this weekend. Please plan ahead …

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Elspeth Beard

Elspeth Beard: Travelling the World on a Motorcycle

Elspeth Beard is much-admired among many adventurers. At a time when few women travelled or rode motorbikes, Elspeth achieved an impressive feat- when she was just 23 years old she embarked on a solo motorbike journey around the world and became one of the first British women to do so. Let’s have a look at …

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Walcha Freak Show motorcycles HOG rally

Motorcycle festival and HOG rally in Walcha

A “freak show” of motorcycling will combine with the return of the national Harley Owners Group (HOG) rally in Walcha from November 15-17, 2019. UPDATE: Both events have been cancelled, but Walcha is still putting on  show for those who arrive. Click here for full details. The Freak Show Festival of Motorcycles is being organised …

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