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Australia No Frontiers tour
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the ultimate motorcycle experience!


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AUSTRALIA NO FRONTIERS TOUR 2008/2009

2008 Tour 1:   10 Nov - 21 Nov 2008  MEL - MEL 
2009 Tour 2:   11 Oct - 22 Oct 2009   MEL - MEL
 

Tour: Melbourne - Castlemaine – Mungo NP – Broken Hill – Grampians NP – Great Ocean Road - Melbourne
Total distance: ca. 2,560 kms
Duration: 12 days
Level: easy

The NO FRONTIERS tour gives the winter-weary European the chance to escape the wet and cold and immerse him- or herself in the Australian summer.  No other tour offers so many different aspects of Australia in just 12 days without any stress: outback, sea, rainforest and…winding roads! See the detailed tour description below.

Prices:

 

Suzuki DR650SE

BMW F650 GS Dakar

BMW R1150 GS

Rider: 
Pillion passenger:

AUD 3.790,-
AUD 1.840,-

AUD 4.190,-
AUD 1.840,-
AUD 4.790,-
AUD 1.840,-

In support vehicle:

AUD 1.840,-

AUD 1.840,-
AUD 1.840,-

Prices include:

  • Pick-up service from airport at tour starting point
  • Motorcycle rent for 12 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
  • 12x overnight accommodation double room
  • 12x breakfast
  • 2x dinner

Prices do not include:

  • Air fares
  • single room surcharge if required, of AUD 710.-
  • fuel
  • lunch, dinner, drinks
  • admission fees for national parks, museums, etc. and other activities
  • additional insurance

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

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 as well as a tour guide on a motorbike 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 No Frontiers 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
Handing-over of the motorcycles and detailed introduction. You will have the opportunity to get accustomed to the bike and driving on the left hand side of the road when riding through the Goldfields. These grounds have once held the richest gold deposits in Australia. We will have dinner together in historic Castlemaine.

Day 2
The first part of the tour leads us from Castlemaine to Bendigo, where we will have a rest. We have the opportunity to visit an old gold mine or the Chinese museum. From here, our way goes north to Echuca on the Murray River, most famous for its paddle steamers. Before continuing our trip, we have lunch here, visit the historic port or take a cruise on a paddle steamer. We will have dinner and stay the night in Swan Hill.

Day 3
From Swan Hill we ride along small roads along the Murray river to Mildura, where we will stay overnight. You have the opportunity for a wine tasting session and a sunset kayak trip on the river in the evening.

Day 4
During the fourth day of this tour, we head North and cross the border between Victoria and New South Wales. Our destination is Mungo National Park. On our way into the park we get in contact with our first gravel road.  But ‘No worries, mate!’, as the Aussies say: all gravel roads we will take on this tour can easily be managed even by the unexperienced rider. After lunch and moving into our accommodation for the night, we hit the road again to drive the 70kms loop road through the park, where the most stunning natural scenery awaits us.

Day 5
The next 340 kms long stretch takes us through small remote towns to the edge of the outback: Broken Hill. With every kilometre we get closer to Broken Hill, you experience the changes in the landscape which becomes more and more 'outback'!

Day 6
This day is our first day off.  There is lots to see and do in and around the mining town of Broken Hill:  To name a few: a trip to Silverton, where Mad Max still is present; experiencing the sunset at Sculpture Park / Living Desert; and very important: do not forget to take a refreshing dip in the pool and relax...

Day 7
We say goodbye to the outback and head South over the Silver City Highway to Victoria. Our destination for today is Red Cliffs, bordering the Murray Sunset National Park and Hattah Kulkyne National Park.

Day 8
With 390 kms, this will bet he longest daily stretch to master. This day takes us straight to Halls Gap at the impressive Grampians National Park. On the way up there, the increasing number of curves has prepared us for the next day. In the evening, you should take the opportunity of enjoying one of the beautiful sunsets in this part of the world!

Day 9
Day 9 is a day off and can be used to explore this magnificent national park. The park treats you to not only numerous winding roads but there is also ample opportunity for hiking- and abseiling; an abundance of unique flora and fauna (KANGAROOS!) and many, many other things to see and do, that only one day is hardly enough to see everything. The tour guides will give you individual advice to help you make the most of your day.

Day 10
The next 240 kms take us along beautiful roads straight to the ocean at Warrnambool.  A visit to the Whale museum is a must before we relax at the pool or on the beach.

Day 11
This day offers another highlight of the tour: the world famous Great Ocean Road. From Warrnambool one breathtaking coastal landscape will be followed the next. You should not miss out on a detour to Cape Otway Lighthouse. Cape Otway National Park offers the the opportunity to see the only moderate rainforest in Victoria. For dinner, you can choose between one of the numerous cafés and restaurants in Apollo Bay, while the ocean invites you to a late-night dip!

Day 12
To take your mind off the inevitable farewell, this last stretch offers more winding roads! On our way from Apollo Bay back to the Goldfields, the road takes you through ancient forests, which make the decision “enjoying the curves or stop to take in the awasome scenery” extremely difficult!   
We finish the day and the tour with a goodbye-dinner in historic Castlemaine.

 

 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