A new adventure each year!
Since 2002, motorcycle adventurers have taken on the annual challenge of riding a small capacity motorcycle vast distances across the Australian landscape.
World heritage rainforests, deserts, open plains, snowy mountains, river crossing, bitumen roads, dirt roads, corrugations and bulldust provides the backdrop to the Postie Bike Challenge event.
We have had riders from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Singapore, France and the United States. The one thing they all have in common is a great sense of adventure.
Are you up for the challenge?
Brisbane to Darwin via Hells Gate
2 – 13 Sep 2023
2 – 13 Sep 2023
Hells Gate is a remote roadhouse near the Queensland and Northern Territory borders – remote, rugged and civilisation is several hundred kilometres away. Travelling north from here we cover 300+km of wide red dirt road and several river crossings before we overnight in a small Aboriginal community.
The trip from Brisbane to Darwin replicates the first event from 2002. It is the longest in terms of distance and travels through some of the most remote places of any of our previous trips – Hells Gate and Borroloola. Travelling through local forests out of Brisbane you will find the landscape change daily, becoming sparse then scorched as the roads change to single lane and then red dirt. The humidity builds as we head north and west across some amazing landscapes. Remote towns, long ribbons of bitumen road, dirt, sand and bulldust is guaranteed. Several hot days will be rewarded with clear artesian water holes or rivers to swim in.
Adventure is in the journey rather than the destination and this is one not to be missed. At times you will ride with a group; somtimes alone; you will feel remote; a million miles away from civilisation; there will be long days on the bitumen; 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; YOUR MISSION: keep your small motorcycle going for the 3500+ kilometres!
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good people. good memories …. stories for a lifetime
I just wanted to tell you how much we really enjoyed the trip you organized. It was very well organized and I felt very comfortable at all times that we were in great hands. All three of us had a blast. It was harder than I expected it to be but your hard work and great organization made it a brilliant fun trip. Please thank Andy & Richard (mechanics). They were bloody excellent. It is the first time I have been on such an event where someone who was so capable was able to look after our transport. Normally on a bash it's up to you to fix it if it breaks. Once again, thanks very much and congratulations!
L & I would like to thank you all for organizing this wonderful event, it is something we will never forget!
I would like to thank you all. The Challenge gave me the once in a lifetime opportunity to see Australia. I like my independence but also love the company of great fun-filled people. The challenge enabled me to feel as though I was discovering the outback single handedly but with the added safety of knowing that there would be support when I needed it. Thanks for your support, kindness and humour which added that little bit more to the whole unexpected experience.
Thank you for the support given to all riders, you guys deserve accolades as much as the riders. It certainly is a fantastic challenge. I feel much better for doing the run, more supple, a little fitter and a little lighter. Something like this really show the extra 25 kilos I am carrying. Thank you very much for the great organization.
Thank you and your team for a great adventure - an adventure of a lifetime. It was tough, but I'm glad I stuck with it. I am a far more accomplished rider for having done it. Thanks for the great organization and effort of the team. Let me know when the next one is on - I'll be there!