I started Motorcycle Paradise blog in 2006 and posted nice roads as I toured. This proved popular at that time before Facebook or Google maps. This page was a list of those posts but became too dated.
The Google map below shows all the roads plus more added by feedback from friends and readers. Expand the map to see full list.
There is an archive of my original blog posts in the section called The Vault with photos of many of the roads on this map. I am not in the region any longer but when travel is again possible I hope to revisit and add to both the map and to my archive of nice rides.
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 with historic towns and great country pubs. As little as 4-5 days will allow you to experience a lot of wonderful riding.
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.
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 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.