Darwin 10 Day top end adventure tour
14th - 23rd May 2022
hire bikes sold out!
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27th aug - 5th sept 2022
hire bikes sold out!
8 spots left to bring your own bike
START AND FINISH:
We kick off from Cairns on day 1 and end up in Darwin on Day 10
This ride is on top of most Adventure Riders bucket lists and in our opinion is the pinnacle of all adventure riding.
So come along with us and explore through the Top End of Australia on motorcycles where we traverse through some of the most remote and rugged riding Australia has to offer along The Gulf of Carpentaria, National Parks, million acre properties, private cattle stations, world famous Kakadu N.P, lost city rock formations, thermal springs, waterfalls, gorges, camping each night under a chandelier of stars, visiting iconic Australian pubs and learning Australia history along the way all while taking in majestic views of the glorious and harsh Australian Outback.
We have put together an amazing 10 days of riding across one of the continents last ‘true frontiers’, the amazing Top End of Australia. We start our adventure out of the Ellwood HQ's in Cairns and head straight out through the untouched Rainforests of the Far North Queensland and onto the rugged cattle country of the southern end of the Cape York Peninsula.
We have some amazing and interesting stops every day to check out all sorts of hidden gems like historical sites of the early explorers, amazing waterfalls and ‘lost city’ rock formations, and an iconic Australian outback pub or two.
As we make our way west along the dusty outback tracks of the Gulf of Carpentaria it would be a sin to not make a detour into the remote North-West highlands to what is known as one of the most beautiful National parks in Australia, Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park to explore the rugged escarpments, sand stone ranges and heritage fossils.
The afternoon can be spent relaxing in the water, canoeing the exquisite gorges or exploring the multiple walking trails which lead you through the sandstone cliffs lining the gorge.
Once hitting the Northern Territory border, we experience the interesting and varied scenery and track conditions of the Limmen N.P and tackle literally dozens of waterways and river crossings which makes for exciting riding.
We explore a million acre outback property, private cattle stations and even try our luck and catching a barra or two and spot a few crocs in the local rivers.
After days in the saddle it’s a welcome relief to stop in and have a soak at the natural thermal springs at Materanka before entering into the world famous Kakadu N.P and discover the natural beauty of the ancient land and what better way to do that than on your motorcycle before finishing our adventure with an ice cold beer on the beautiful coastline of Darwin City with a farewell dinner and night out on the town with our newly formed life long friends.
Each day varies between roughly 250 - 570kms, you will need around a 500km fuel range. We will be refuelling each day from stations and road houses.
There will be varying terrain on this tour with both "A" and "B" options. There will be a mixture from open dirt road to 4WD twin track with some varying terrain eg sand, mud, rocks. Some off road experience will make your trip much more enjoyable but we do have options for the less experienced rider and some challenges for the riders wanting a little more. We have support crew with lead and sweep riders with you the whole time to assist through any technical parts. There will be roughly 80% dirt and 20% road. We have a back up vehicle running in the back ground that will assist for breakdown or emergencies. The support vehicle can carry spares.
BIKE AND GEAR OPTIONS:
This is an Adventure Bike Tour that is suited to any type of adventure motorcycle from smaller bikes up to larger bikes such as GS1250s. All you need to bring is camping gear such as tent, airbed, pillow and sleeping bag, personal items, your riding gear and spare parts such as tubes etc.
Your bike will need to be in good order to tackle 8 days in Cape York and we can recommend advice on bike set up if needed.
HIRE BIKE OPTIONS:
We have 10 fully equipped DRZ400's that are adventure ready with dry bags and soft panniers, rear rack, camping gear including tent and airbed, USB charger. If you choose to hire a bike all you need is a pillow, sleeping bag, hydration backpack and your riding gear. There is plenty of room in your panniers to pack clothes and personal items.
We will be camping each night at campgrounds with showers and toilets. There will be options some nights to upgrade your accommodation to cabins and rooms.
-10 Days of unforgettable carefully planned routes
-Highly experienced lead and sweep riders
-3 Camp Dinners and 2 Breakfasts
-Camp fees, Park fees
-Photos and videos of the entire tour
-Waterfalls, thermal springs, swimming holes
-Private cattle station tracks, million acre property
-Learn how to navigate and use your GPS
-Tips on Adventure bike set up and riding tips
-The best riding the Top End has to offer
-Trained first aiders
-SAT Phone, EPIRB and Spot Tracker
-Back up vehicle
-Fuel for the entire tour
-Lost city rock formations, National Parks
-Iconic Australia historic trails
-Learn mechanics in the bush along the way
Whats not included:
Bike Freight ( you will need to get your bike to start destination and home again )
7 Dinners and 8 Breakfast, lunches and trail snacks ( there will be places each day to purchase these )
Personal rider insurance