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Australia Go West tour
hotel accommodation
the ultimate motorcycle experience!


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2. tour route
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AUSTRALIA GO WEST TOUR 2009

2009 Tour 1:   24 May - 11 June 2009  PER - PER 

Tour:                    Perth – Albany – Kalgoorlie – Geraldton – Monkey Mia – Perth

Total distance
:  ca. 5,113 kms including appr. 1,060 kms easy gravel roads

Duration
:            19 days

Level:                  easy to medium.

The GO WEST will make you go home wanting more! This is a very exciting, varied tour which gives you a good idea of what life in the rugged west was and is all about. From stunning forests in National Parks, to remote desert areas to goldmines, to swimming in the Ocean with dolphins and to the outback and back, this tour has it all.
The Go West tour is a hotel/motel based tour. See detailed tour description below.

 

 

Suzuki DR650SE

BMW F650GS Dakar

BMW R1150GS

Rider: 
Pillion passenger:

AUD 5.690,-
AUD 3.380,-

AUD 6.290,-
AUD 3.380,-

AUD 6.890,-
AUD 3.380,-

In support vehicle:

AUD 3.380,-

AUD 3.380,-

AUD 3.380,-

Prices include:

  • Pick-up service from airport at tour starting point
  • Motorcycle rent for 19 days
  • Third-party insurance and full comprehensive insurance with AUD 3.000,00 excess (reducible to $600 for an additional $19/day
  • Maintenance of the motorbike and repairs during the tour (provided that they are not caused by actual fault)
  • Spare motorcycle during tour transported on trailer
  • Support vehicle and luggage transport
  • English and German speaking tour guide
  • Maps and roadbook
  • 19x overnight accommodation double room
  • 19x breakfast
  • GST and other taxes

Prices do not include:

  • Air fares
  • single room surcharge if required, AUD 1,150.-
  • fuel
  • lunch, dinner, drinks
  • admission fees for national parks, museums, etc. and other activities
  • additional insurance

 

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Requirements/Driving Licence:

For Australia, an international driving licence (in combination with the national motorbike licence only) or an English translation of the national driving licence (in combination with the national motorbike licence only) is required. The riders participating must be 21 years of age at least and in possession of a driving licence for all motorbike types.

Support Vehicle

A support vehicle with driver/tourguide will join you on this tour. Our support vehicle transports all your luggage, has a fully equipped workshop on board as well as a first aid kit and will follow the riders thus enabling you to enjoy your riding to the full. At all times you are to enjoy the riding at your own pace.

Cancellation Policy

In the unlucky event you need to cancel your booking you will need to notify us in writing by fax or email.
The follow cancellation costs apply:
· 45 days and over deposit retained
· 15 - 45 days 40% of total tour cost
· 1 - 14 days 75% of total tour cost
· No Show 100% of total tour cost

Bookings and deposits

A maximum of 10-12 riders can participate per tour, so secure your spot NOW!
Closing date for bookings is 3 months prior to departure of each tour to enable us to secure bikes, accommodation and ferry crossings in time.  Exceptions to this rule ARE made, so please contact us first!

A 20% deposit is required at the time of booking with the residual due 45 days prior to departure.

For further questions, suggestions and additional information,
please feel free to contact us on any of the addresses below.


We look forward to welcoming you on the Australia Go West motorbike tour!


Aussie Rider Adventure Travel
ABN 85 523 055 412
3 Alfred Street Coburg MELBOURNE
VIC 3058 AUSTRALIA
ph/fax +61 (0)3 9383 5759
email: info@aussierider.com
website: www.aussierider.com

Day 1
Today, our tour guide will pick you up from Perth airport, if you have not arrived in Perth earlier. After having received your motorcycle, you can overcome the jetlag in a very comfy way at the pool. The motorcycles will, of course, also be ready for a first tour in and around Perth.

Day 2
Our first destination is Bunbury. On our way there, we will drive past Wellington National Park. No doubt you will adapt to the very relaxed Perth lifestyle straight away!

Day 3
On this day’s tour to Pemberton, we won't miss the opportunity to visit one of the many national parks that we ride past. Here, the west shows itself in all its unusual colours. 

Day 4
You will not see the wood for the trees this day: Welcome to the Valley of the Giants. Wherever you look, giant trees everywhere! Shortly before the town called Denmark where we will stay for the night, we will have the option to experience the Tree Top Walk to get an amazing overview of the giant Karri tree forests. 

Day 5
Actually, the distance from Denmark to Albany is a lot less than 359 km, but to show you the beauty of the Stirling Range National Park and the blowholes of Torndirrup National Park, we will do a small detour today.

Day 6
On our way to Hopetoun, we will get our first offroad experience. No worries, it is easy! We will reach the sea at Bremer Bay and then head towards Fitzgerald National Park. In the afternoon, we will reach the old whaling town of Hopetoun, which is set in a picturesque environment at the ocean. 

Day 7
Esperance, our next destination, is where we will have a day off. On our way to Esperance we have yet again, built in some detours which take us to the ocean and back.

Day 8
Today, you will have enough quiet time to work through the recent impressions when strolling on the beach. Our tour guide will warmly recommend Pink Lake or Cape Le Grand National Park and other attractions of this region to you.

Day 9
From this day on, we will leave the ocean and the giant trees behind us for a while. The outback will welcome us for the first time on this tour. The deeper we go into the outback, the more red the landscape becomes. We will spend the night in Hyden, only 3 km from famous Wave Rock, which is a must-see!

Day 10
Our next destination is the Gold mining town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. This beautiful town ist the last fortress of civilisation before entering the vast desert of the Nullabor Plain. The first 150 km of the total distance of 380 km today, we will ride on an excellent gravel road, which has a lot to see to the left and right. 

Day 11
Kalgoorlie has become famous for its gold mines and the remnants of humans searching for gold. Today, you will have the opportunity to explore this „playground“ for truly giant excavators and enormous tip trucks. Our Tourguide will assist you planning your day with tips for must-see's and do's and if you are really lucky, he will reveal to you what his favourite café is!

Day 12
The longest daily stretch on this tour will take us to Sandstone, which lies in the middle of nowhere and can only be reached via an easy gravel road. We even ride through a ghost town on our way... in Sandstone you can experience the real outback life. 

Day 13
The outback will once again be our companion today. We reach Geraldton in the afternoon, where the Indian Ocean will be at our feet again.

Day 14
After giant trees and outback, the next days will be dominated by endless white beaches and easy-going in Kalbarri, which is only a short ride from Geraldton.

Day 15 + Day 16
Day 15 takes us to Denham where we will stay for two nights. In Monkey Mia, not far from our accommodation, the famous dolphin feedings take place. But this peninsula has much more unforgettable attractions to offer. 

Day 17
It will be hard to drag yourself away from Denham with all its natural attractions, but we will need to head back to Geraldton today.

Day 18
Today, the last kilometres on unsealed roads will take us along the Indian Ocean. Tonight, we will stay in a town named Cervantes where we will have enough time to enjoy the indescribable landscape. 

Day 19
The last exciting kilometres of a great tour lie ahead of us. This evening, we will be back in Perth. But before retiring tonight, we will celebate the last evening together and talk about all the adventures we have been through in the last 19 days! 

 

What to bring on this tour:

Helmet - a full face helmet is the best option
Motorbike jacket- for safety and comfort
Extra pair of Gloves - essential
Shoes - Sturdy hiking boots or motorbike boots
Wet weather gear
Furthermore: sturdy casual clothing such as Jeans, T-Shirts, sandals or runners, a proper fleece sweatshirt, sunglasses.  There are several lakes and beaches for swimming so don't forget your bathers!

We advise to pack your luggage in one or two soft bags and not in suitcases! Softbags are easier to transport in the support vehicle.

 

Questions? Just send us an email and ask! click here