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Our new 15-day motorcycle tour Australia and Tasmania – Adventure Down Under includes a plethora of popular Australian attractions: lush eucalypti forest, twisty roads, romantic beaches and those adorable kangaroos. After arriving in Melbourne, we’ll begin the Adventure with a ride to Apollo Bay along Australia’s world famous and stunning Great Ocean Road. We’ll board an overnight ferry to Tasmania where we’ll enjoy four days of riding on this unique and beautiful island featuring great local food and seasonal rainforest wilderness on lovely rural back roads. When we return to the mainland we’ll head for Sydney via Victoria’s High Country and the Australian Alps as we climb Australia’s highest accessible road in the Snowy Mountains and ride up and down the Great Divide. We’ll also enjoy rides along the cliffs of the Blue Mountains, observing them though the blue mist that gives the mountains their name. We’ll end our Adventure in Sydney.

This tour uses primarily comfortable, middle class hotels with an occasional 4-star hotel.

Interested in a longer Adventure? You can stay for another two weeks and do this trip “back to back” with our New Zealand Top Down Adventure.

At a Glance Your Australia and Tasmania – Adventure Down Under

Australia and Tasmania - Adventure Down Under, Motorcycle Tour in Australia, Day 1 Welcome to Australia! The Ayres Adventures tour leaders will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. During the course of the afternoon the tour leaders will hand over the bike to you and then host a short tour briefing to tell you more about this great adventure. After the kick off briefing you will enjoy a wonderful kick off dinner at a nearby local restaurant.
Australia and Tasmania - Adventure Down Under, Motorcycle Tour in Australia, Day 2 After a nice breakfast we will take off on our first days riding. It will be a nice easy day’s rider so that you can get comfortable with your bike and enjoy the absolutely breathing scenery as we ride along one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world, The Great Ocean Road.After a nice breakfast we will take off on our first days riding. It will be a nice easy day’s rider so that you can get comfortable with your bike and enjoy the absolutely breathing scenery as we ride along one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world, The Great Ocean Road.

Australia and Tasmania - Adventure Down Under, Motorcycle Tour in Australia, Day 3 For those that would like to enjoy more of the Great Ocean Road, you have the option of riding it again today. Alternatively you could ride up into the hinterland and enjoy spectacular views while riding really twist roads between Lavers Hill and Colac. Later on in the afternoon we will head to the ferry terminal to take an overnight ferry to Hobart for a few days of spectacular riding around the island.

Australia and Tasmania - Adventure Down Under, Motorcycle Tour in Australia, Day 4 An early breakfast and disembarkation from the ferry before we head off on a great days riding on the island of Tasmania. At the beginning the riding is nice and easy through pleasant farmland before it starts getting from long sweepers to mountain twisties up Weldborough Pass occupying a clearing in dense rain forest.

Australia and Tasmania - Adventure Down Under, Motorcycle Tour in Australia, Day 5 The East Coast of Tasmania is described as the sunniest and warmest spot in the state. The Bay of Fires and Freycinet Coast make up the spectacular 138 mile coastal strip on the East Coast in Tasmania from Bay of Fires, a little north of St. Helens almost all the way to Hobart in the south, taking in Maria Island, the Freycinet Peninsula and Wineglass Bay and Bicheno.
Australia and Tasmania - Adventure Down Under, Motorcycle Tour in Australia, Day 6

A day off of the bike will allow you to enjoy shopping, having a cappuccino in one of the street cafes and visit the spectacular collection at the ultra-modern MONA museum and take a comfortable boat cruise back to our hotel.

You may also decide to get on your bike and take one of the two optional rides to Port Arthur.

Australia and Tasmania - Adventure Down Under, Motorcycle Tour in Australia, Day 7

“One of Australia’s most scenic and, at the same time, exciting roads to ride,” what else can one say about this absolutely amazing ride? It certainly ranks among the best rides there are on this planet. On the way out of Hobart to Bushy Park the route starts quite pleasantly, a happy country road past farms and rivers. The next section gains some serious altitude as the route climbs through dense forest past historic and present mining areas up to the Tarraleah Powerstation Lookout.

Australia and Tasmania - Adventure Down Under, Motorcycle Tour in Australia, Day 8 All your dreams come true today! We will get to Promised Land and even Paradise is in reach today, or would you prefer to be Nowhere Else? Well that’s just a few miles down the road…The little places along the route not only carry funny names they also sit beautifully below Mt. Roland. Towering 4046 Ft above sea level it poses a dramatic backdrop. It is a riding day with some great changes in scenery. Tonight we will board the ferry and head back to the continent of Australia

Australia and Tasmania - Adventure Down Under, Motorcycle Tour in Australia, Day 9 After breakfast and disembarkation we will ride to the vineyards north of Melbourne and deep into the dense Eucalypti forest. Wide farmland will surround as towards Mansfield before the route starts climbing up to Powers Lookout (2953 Ft) where we will have the views of the Upper King Valley and the Alpine National Park

Australia and Tasmania - Adventure Down Under, Motorcycle Tour in Australia, Day 10 Today we will circumnavigate the Alpine National Park along the pleasant Kiewa Valley Highway, along Lake Hume and towards Mt. Kusciuszko National Park. Tonight we will sleep under the majestic watch of the highest peak on the Australian continent.

Australia and Tasmania - Adventure Down Under, Motorcycle Tour in Australia, Day 11 Resort & Spa can be enjoyed just reading a book or relaxing by the lake taking in the magical views of the surrounding mountains. You may optionally choose to take in fly fishing, Segway Tours, mountain biking, guided River sled tours, waling and hiking or maybe sign up for a Wellness/Spa treat. ßFor those of you who are still hungry for more riding you could choose to ride around Mt. Kosciuszko National Park.

Australia and Tasmania - Adventure Down Under, Motorcycle Tour in Australia, Day 12 Today’s ride will bring an absolutely stunning change from the Alpine national Park and the highest peaks of the continent down to the coast. It is up to your definition where you define start and end of the Great pacific drive along the east coast of Australia, but we consider arriving from the mountains at the coast at the small town of Eden sets the beginning of it.

Australia and Tasmania - Adventure Down Under, Motorcycle Tour in Australia, Day 13 Leaving the coastal plains and hilly country side we will ride up the Great Divide. The Great Dividing Range, or the Eastern Highlands, is Australia’s most substantial mountain range and the third longest land-based range in the world.

Australia and Tasmania - Adventure Down Under, Motorcycle Tour in Australia, Day 14 We will spend a good amount of time exploring the Blue Mountains and their spectacular views. It is well worth making it an early start to find the vantage points (Princess Rock Lookout, Wentworth Falls, Echo Point, just to name a few of the many).

Australia and Tasmania - Adventure Down Under, Motorcycle Tour in Australia, Day 15 After breakfast the tour leaders will arrange your transfer to the airport and wish you a safe flight as you head back home.


Total – 2,300 miles

The route is entirely paved, with a variety of road features.


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  • Includes Suzuki DR650
  • Includes BMW F700GS
  • Includes BMW F800GS
  • Additional charge of $300 for a BMW R1200GS LC
  • Additional charge of $450 for a BMW R1200RT LC
  • Includes Honda CB500 F
  • Additional charge of $250 for a Yamaha V-Star 650
  • Additional charge of $1,050 for a Harley Road King
  • Additional charge of $1,500 for a Harley Heritage Softail
  • Additional charge of $1,300 for a Harley Street Glide
  • Additional charge of $300 for a Harley Ultra Classic
  • Own motorcycle: deduct $1,350 from the rider price.

Single room supplement – $1,200
Meals: All breakfasts and 12 dinners

2017 Schedule
Date2017 AdventuresDaysPrice (USD)Co-riderNotes
Oct 21 - Nov 4Australia and Tasmania - Adventure Down Under (Melbourne to Sydney)15$9,975$7,500
2018 Schedule

Date2018 AdventuresDaysPrice (USD)Co-riderNotes
Oct 20 - Nov 3Australia and Tasmania - Adventure Down Under (Melbourne to Sydney)15$9,975$7,500