Australia: Sydney Melbourne Ride

12 days - 11 nights 

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Overview
Start/End   Sydney/ Melbourne
Total Time   12 Days
Rest Days   2
Dinners   2 Dinners
Hotel Overnights   11 Nights
Total Distance   1800 kms
Riding Days   10 Days
Breakfast   11 Included breakfasts
Daily Mileage   250-275
Riding Season   October to March
 
Highlights  

Sydney, Canberra, Jindabyne, Philllip Island, Healesville, Ballarat, Warrnambool, Melbourne

Accommodations  

Bed and breakfast (Good handpicked mid-range hotels on twin sharing basis)

From coastal journeys and outback adventures, an Australian road trip is one of the best ways to experience the wide-open spaces and magnificent scenery. Riding a motorbike or Driving a car is one of the best ways to see and soak Australia. From short trips to epic self-drive holidays, motorcycle or 4WD adventures, our Viktorianz road trips to the down under cover spectacular landscapes.

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Riding or Driving in Australia can be easy on most routes, but you need to be prepared for the distances, road rules, 4WD tracks and outback roads that you will travel. With its proven track record and unrivalled domain knowledge, Viktorianz will guide you through this awesome journey.

Start - Sydney
Finish - Melbourne
Itinerary

This is a riding experience planned in the most happening of all coast, the South East coast of Australia. The ride will begin from the iconic harbour city of Sydney and finish at the ‘world’s most liveable city’ - Melbourne. For the many who have dreamt of riding through Australia, here is the unique opportunity to see up-close, astride your superbike - some of the most beautiful parts of the world. The ride plan will unroll as follows …

Day 1 - Arrive Sydney

You should plan to land in Sydney by an afternoon flight, as hotels  permit check-ins normally at 2 pm. After a quick check-in settle down in your comfortable room and allow yourself to adjust to the time-zone changes. We suggest an evening walk around the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Watching the boats come in and out of this harbour is such an amazing experience.

Day 2 – Day to Yourself in Sydney

You are free to explore Sydney on your own today. Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds the world's largest natural harbour. Residents of Sydney are known as "Sydneysiders". The first British settlers, led by Captain Arthur Phillip, arrived here in 1788 to found Sydney as a penal colony, the first European settlement in Australia. Since convict transportation ended in the mid-19th century, the city has transformed from a colonial outpost into a major global cultural and economic centre. Sydney is amongst the top fifteen most-visited cities in the world. Its natural features include Sydney Harbour, the Royal National Park, and the Royal Botanic Garden. It has world renowned man-made attractions such as the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Tower and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Day 3 –Ride to Canberra

In the morning we get our bikes and ride begins to roll westwards. We ride out across the beautiful landscapes towards Canberra, a distance of about 300 km. Canberra is Australia’s capital, inland from the country's southeast coast. Surrounded by forest, farmland and nature reserves, it earns its nickname, the "Bush Capital.” The city's focal point is Lake Burley Griffin, filled with sailboats and kayaks. On the lakeshore is the massive, strikingly modern Parliament House, the National Gallery and War Memorial.

Day 4 –Ride to Jindabyne

This is another long day with lot of riding and sightseeing. We start off by visiting the Australian Parliament and war memorial and then, we ride out to Jindabyne. Jindabyne is a town in south-east New South Wales that overlooks Lake Jindabyne near the Snowy Mountains. It is a popular holiday destination in winters. Originally situated on land that is now under the Lake, the township was transferred to its present location in the 1960s due to the construction of Jindabyne Dam. The town's name is derived from an aboriginal word meaning "valley". The ride is a distance of about 200 Km today.

Day 5 –Ride to Lakes Entrance

A day of relaxed riding filled with sightseeing and we finish the day at Lakes Entrance. It is a beautiful town situated between Bairnsdale and Orbost on a man-made channel that links Bass Strait and the Tasman Sea, with the 400 square km network of inland waterways known as the Gippsland Lakes. As a water-front town, it's long been a fishing village and is very popular all year round as a sea-side tourist destination. The main beach front is a safe harbour for commercial fishing and recreational water-sport operations. We would do around 320 Km of ride today.

Day 6 –Ride to Phillip Island

This early morning we ride 400 km through a beautiful countryside and reach, Phillip Island, which lies just off Australia’s beautiful southern coast. A place to discover endless coastline and seaside villages, abundant wildlife, and international motorsport. With a multitude of family attractions, this is a holiday haven with a big reputation. One can could explore natural wonders of land and sea, colony of fur seals at the Nobbies outcrop, to sleepy koalas, migrating birds and the pristine landscapes of National Surfing Reserve. The adrenaline junkies will love the smell of the burning rubber that signals the start of the international motorcycle or car racing championships. We experience the magic of little penguins returning home at sunset in Australia’s biggest colonies.

Day 7 –Ride to Healesville

We have a relaxed day today, with a visit to Koala Farm & conservation centre. We look at Koalas up close in their natural habitat and then do a short ride of 170km to Healesville. Today’s destination is located right in the centre of the Yarra Valley food and wine district, surrounded by mountains, forests and rolling hills dotted with wineries, fruit and berry farms. In this little town you can witness the skilled and historic art form of glassblowing. You can re-live the days of the golden 1950s as you travel on a historic Walker RM22 Rail motor. Take in the spectacular scenery and wildlife of the beautiful Yarra Valley to the iconic tunnel near the Tarrawarra Winery. Australia’s finest wine tasting would be a highlight for sure.

Day 8 – Ride to Ballarat

Another day filled with exploration, we start early and ride towards Ballarat through Hanging Rock; a distance of about 230 km. Victoria's third largest city, Ballarat has enjoyed a rich and prosperous heritage, thanks to the Gold Rush which began in 1851. These days, long after the gold has run out, the city retains much of its rich gold heritage in the form of opulent buildings, fountains, and tourist attractions which celebrate the city's history. Notable buildings include Ballarat's Town Hall (built between 1870 and 1872), Her Majesty's Theatre (1875) and Craig's Hotel which was built in several stages between 1853 and 1891. Today, we step back in time and history comes to life in this recreated gold township at Sovereign hill of the 1850s, in the form of street theatre performances, gold panning, mine tours and shopping experiences of bygone era.

Day 9 – Ride to Warrnambool

The ancient hills of the Grampians National Park make for an awesome spectacle as you ride towards them and Halls Gap. This area of granite highlands is jam packed with wildlife, superb lookouts and beautiful waterfalls. Gariwerd, as The Grampians is traditionally known, is one of Victoria's most impressive natural attractions. Discover the exceptional Aboriginal culture at the Grampians at Brambuk, the National Park and Cultural Centre which still bears the marks of Indigenous culture and its rich history. Discover ancient oven mounds, scatterings of stone left over from tool making, rock art sites and learn about the traditional beliefs handed down from one generation to the next. We end the days 300 km ride at Warrnambool. Its a town defined by rivers to the east and west, overlooking sheltered Lady Bay, situated on Victoria's far south-west coast. The coast around Warrnambool and down to Cape Otway is known as the Shipwreck Coast, as a large number of water vessels ran aground in the 1800s and early 1900s due to ferocious weather conditions .

Day 10 – Ride to Melbourne

On this final day, we have an early start and a long ride back towards Melbourne, a distance of 370 km. Today we ride the iconic Great Ocean Road which has been rightly classified as one of the most scenic coastal rides in the world. Words simply can’t describe the amazing scenery, or the experience of riding along this coastal route. A superb biking road, twisting and turning as it traces the outline of the Victoria coast, and one that every motorcyclist should ride at least once in their life!

The ‘12 Apostles’, ‘Loch Ard Gorge’ and ‘London Bridge’ are just a few of the natural marvels to be encountered along as you ride today. It may only be 280km of asphalt, but it’ll be an experience to last a lifetime. By evening we are in Melbourne, where we return the bikes bringing to end this beautiful ride.

Day 11 – Free Day At Melbourne

A bustling, cosmopolitan city with loads to see and do. The 'Cultural Capital of Australia' will do it’s very best to make you feel welcome. There are superb restaurants offering gourmet meals, you can shop till you drop, while the parks are a great way to while away an afternoon. The easy to use tram system makes touring the city a breeze. The Modern Art Gallery, River Front war memorial are some of the things you can explore today.

Day 12 - Fly out
Inclusions
  • Reception and airport transfers to Sydney hotels
  • Bike BMW R 800 for ride duration ( you could upgrade the bike at add on costs)
  • Back up and logistic truck for entire tour
  • Tourist place tickets for Penguin parade, Koala conservation centre, Sovereign Hill, Brambruk cultural centre and Yarra valley Wine Tour.
  • One lead rider for guided tour as per itinerary
  • Bed and breakfast (Good handpicked mid-range hotels on twin sharing basis for 11 nights)
  • Third party insurance of bikes
Exclusions
  • Personal insurances of riders (this can be very helpful)
  • Air travel and visas
  • 5% GST
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks, tips, souvenirs and laundry
  • Repair of damages to the bike, this will have to paid for by the rider
  • Personal riding gears
  • Fuel and tolls
Add Ons
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Day/s
Total from USD
Pillion Rider add on
USD 2,800

If you have any accompanying pillion rider, please see the Add on’s button while booking. You could add you pillion ride right there. In case of any specific customisation needs to query - please fill the form.

Optional tour to Cairns and Coral diving with lunch and hotel can be organised for riders who want to come a day early. The add on cost for this would be 30,000 INR

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