The Numinbah valley road is one of my all time favourite rides, and I think many bikers in the region would say the same. I moved to riding in Northern NSW for most of my last years in the area. I liked the scenery and roads better and QLD had become too anti motorcycle.
On either side there are countless good roads but on the southern side you can detour via Tyalgum for great views of the caldera and a nice small town where there is good food and a friendly pub.
You can locate these places on the map, expand to see the list.
These ‘good road’ posts were published 2006-2008. At some point the original images and descriptions became out of date and I moved overseas. I archived them here to update when I ride Australia again. This collection is just my own personal riding records, not a definitive list.
We have friends that live a Limpinwood – about half way between Tyalgum and Chillingham. And we’d Always visit them via the road from Nerang.
Sometimes we’d stay the night. Other times we’d head home near the end of the day. Either way, just getting into that area recharged our internal batteries.
An awesome road ridden at reasonable speeds. As report identifies, caution required for the corners after you cross over into NSW as many are deceptive and the surface can be an issue on some corners.
I must have ridden this road 0ver 500 times in last few years and every time I see something new. Police on this road are now doing timed Km's to get around the lack of good radar places so be warned. Cruise and enjoy the scenery on the first sections and don't be tempted by the kilometer long straights.
Be aware of narrow causeways, tourists in cages. Good cafe at the start of the climb and a great watering hole at Tumbulgum once you come through Murwullimbah, take the tweed valley way back to the M1 at Tweed Heads.
Sorry for lack of updates to these original posts on the site.
If I can get back to Australia in future I will renew.