Desert - Gulf of Carpentaria - Rainforest
Brisbane - Cairns
8 - 19 Sept 2018
You will be tested by the sheer distance to be traveled on some days. At other times you will be challenged by a combination of road surfaces which may include bitumen, sand, gravel, stones, river crossings, bulldust and snow on your way to the destination.
Our routes take you through towns and landscapes that most would avoid on their own due to the vast distances, lack of mechanical support, inhospitable landscape and lack of fuel.
The 16 years of donations we have made to charity and community groups is the icing on the cake. Whether you come alone or with a friend you will finish with a sense of personal accomplishment.
The 2018 event will be a trip of great variety - Heading north-west from Brisbane we will pass through the dry and arid regions of central Queensland, taking in towns like Barcaldine, Longreach and Winton. There will even be time to visit the Stockman's Hall of fame. We then make a beeline north through towns on the rim of the Gulf of Carpentaria like Normanton and Burketown before we veer east toward the tropical coast. There will be a mix of long and short days, a taste of the outback, an overnight stay with natural hotsprings, camping by a crystal clear river. Our finale is a final day from Cooktown to Cairns along the famous Bloomfield track, a scenic 4wd track through World Heritage rainforest.
Adventure is in the journey rather than the destination and this is one not to be missed. You will see the outback; the wide expanses; at times you will feel remote, perhaps alone, a million miles away from civilisation; you will be challenged to keep your small motorcycle going for the 3300+ kilometres; your sand and dirt riding skills will be tested; some days you will travel at full speed (75km/hr!!!) and others will be spent negotiating narrow dirt roads at 30-40km/hr.
This is not a typical tour or a rally - you ride at your own pace but you are not alone. There will be 50 other riders and our support team to help you through. We take the worry out of your trip so that you can focus on your adventure.
We supply just about everything for your trip. You get a motorcycle, multiple support vehicles with first aid, satellite phones and UHF radios, spare parts and luggage truck, mechanics, and our experienced support team.
See the FAQs for details of what is included.