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the Simpson desert 
7 day Double crossing tour



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Come join the Ellwood Motorcycle Adventures crew on an unforgettable 7-day double crossing of the Simpson Desert. Escape the rat race of everyday life, Explore the picturesque and untouched Red Centre of Australia and discover why the desert is a place you need to visit at least once in your lifetime!     

The Simpson Desert is on the bucket list of any motorcycle rider for good reason. With 1100 sand dunes, amazing scenery, vast rugged country, interesting history and some iconic outback pubs to stop into along the way it makes for an exciting and fun adventure.

The Simpson Desert double crossing is a trail bike tour, not an adventure ride which means you only need to carry a hydration pack whilst riding and is suited to trail bikes rather than larger adventure bikes. The tour is fully supported with the famous Ellwood 6x6 Landcruiser carrying everything required for 7 days in the desert including camping equipment, bike, fuel, food, safety and emergency equipment so all you need to is relax and enjoy the incredible beauty of the Simpson Desert.

As we traverse across the centre of Australia on our 7-day double crossing of the Simpson Desert we will visit and ride through some amazing places. 


  • The tour will spend a full 7 days in the desert exploring everything Munga-Thirri Simpson Desert National Park has to offer

  • Tour starts and finishes in the Central Australian town of Alice Springs

  • Ride sections of the iconic Finke Desert racetrack

  • Enjoy a relaxing swim in the 36-degree Dalhousie thermal springs

  • Ride the picturesque southern end of the Simpson Desert on some of the lesser-known tracks of the desert country.

  • Enjoy a well-deserved beer, a beautiful pub meal and a night stay at two of the most iconic outback pubs in Australia, The Birdsville pub and the Mt Dare Hotel.

  • Getting a picture with all your riding buddies after conquering the highest sand dune in the Simpson, the world famous 40-metre-High Big Red sand dune

  • Visit Poepells corner where the 3 states of Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory meet

  • Ride the full length of QAA and French line tracks

  • Explore the historic Old Andado Homestead

  • Support vehicle to carry all gear and meet us each night in camp

What we supply:

  • Hire current model Suzuki DRZ400 including all fuel

  • All food and non-alcoholic drinks including pub meals at Birdsville and Mt Dare

  • 1 night Cabin style accommodation at Mt Dare

  • Fully equipped support vehicle to carry all supplies required for the tour including camping gear

  • Experienced tour guides trained in remote first aid  

  • All permits and desert parks pass

What you need to bring:

-Your motorcycle licence (motorcycle learners is ok)

-Riding gear  

-Sleeping bag and pillow


-Personal items

-Hydration backpack

Minimum skill requirements:​

Minimum of motorcycle learners licence (our bikes are LAMS approved)

We recommend that a good level of skill and fitness is required to enjoy this tour. If you have joined us on any of our amazing tour options we offer, you will know that we can cater for almost any level of rider experience as we have multiple guides and can split groups if required. The Simpson desert 7-day double crossing is a little different as there is no option to split the group when the trails get challenging. The first crossing of the Simpson from Alice to Birdsville on the tour is a little less challenging to get everyone used to desert riding before we tackle the more challenging tracks and dunes for the second crossing back to Alice Springs. If you are a beginner level rider, we strongly recommend getting some riding training before joining us on this tour.


We have 12 hire bikes available and also options for BYO bikes if you would prefer to ride your own bike. 

Dates and Availability 



Pricing & Inclusions 

$5890 including hire bike

$3990 BYO bike ​

  • all inclusive - fuel,  hire bikes and camp gear

  • all park fees, ferry crossing fees and permits included

  • discount code for use with our partners

  • all of the famous and iconic tracks and destinations of The Simpson Desert

  • the very best tracks and trails

  • highly experienced and expert guides 

  • ellwood t-shirt

  • 13 years motorcycle tour guide experience in remote areas 

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