This blog was originally a ‘home page’ I made to learn HTML in late 90s and where I posted nice roads I was riding in Australia before it became my travel journal.
Since then so much has changed however I kept these old posts and added a Google map instead of the original paper map scans, added a newer image and deleted my original descriptions as I view things different now. They reside in The Vault archive section of the blog just for nostalgic reasons.
(Additional content in 2018/2019 thanks to Gary Andrew)
Are you planning to visit and ride Australia?
If you are thinking to visit Australia and want to enjoy a little riding as well as a holiday then Brisbane/Gold Coast is a gateway to consider. There is no big city traffic to escape, you can be on good riding roads in 20 minutes from your hotel while also having the beaches and theme parks for the family or significant other.
You can easy access the New England Tablelands from Brisbane which is some of the best riding and scenery in the country also able to see some historic towns great country pubs. As little as 4-5 days will allow you to experience a lot of wonderful riding and my blog has some suggestions on those areas.
If looking to tour the country more then whatever you do please avoid the main coast highways which are nothing like you might imagine – these are concrete interstates and you will see nothing. Also the main highways across the middle of the country like Darwin to Adelaide are horrible. Stone dead boring, 1000’s of km of literally nothing. I read many ride reports from people who come and only see the red centre desert who missed out on the counties varied landscapes and fascinating gold rush history of the eastern states when outlaws roamed the land just like the wild west of the USA – they all post how boring the riding was, don’t make the same mistake.
Please take a look at my Downunder Tour for an idea of what else can be seen but that is merely a small slice of what you might explore.