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Suggested Rides #1 - Gold Coast Hinterland.

Suggested rides #1 Gold Coast Hinterland.
I will start by suggesting a few rides in a area I like alot.
I ride south straight down the M1, its boring but gets you right to where you want to be in around 45 minutes - you can ride the backways to get there but I prefer to simply go straight and use the ride south on M1 to clear the head. Whatever you do dont be tempted to open it up on the M1, save that urge for another place and preserve your licence as there is allways police 24/7.

I like to refuel and rest/meet other riders at the Caltex at Mudgeeraba, right hand side of h-way going south in the township. Its popular with many riders for the same reasons as is the Shell at Robina on the left hand side that is on the same motorway exit to Robina.

Use my individual "great bike roads" posts to find out more about each road I mention.

Suggestions are:

Go up Springbrook Mt, then down to the valley via Pine crk rd then along Nerang Muwillumbah Rd (Hinze raceway) to the bottom of Beechmont Mt and ride up that and over to Canungra where you could stop at the cafe before riding home. Go back to Brisbane via Nerang and M1 or go up and over Mt Tamborine or return via the west through Beenleigh then M1.

Variations on this are ride up to Binna Burra (breakfasts are now back on) and then return and perhaps ride any of those parts in reverse or add on a ride to Natural Arch and return. You can't go too wrong so try a few combos yourself.

To make it a slightly longer ride then I suggest riding into a bit of the Tweed valley.

Go further south on the Pacific highway and turn off for Currumbin valley. Go over the range to almost Muwillumbah and then turn right to Numinbah valley. Follow this back to Chillingham cafe, or Natural Bridge cafe or the Numinbah cafe for a coffee depending on your timing.

Now some ideas for you are as follows: you can go either up Springbrook and into Mudgeeraba and get fuel and go home or you can continue along Hinze raceway (Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd) and ride up Beechmont Mt and down to Canungra for fuel and then home via Tamborine Village and Beenleigh or from Canungra ride back over Beaudesert-Nerang Rd and go up Tamborine via Henry Roberts Drive and over Mt Tamborine and down to Oxenford and home on M1 from Coomera or you continue along Nerang - Beaudesert rd to Clagiraba Rd and along it to return to northern end of Nerang Murwillumbah Rd where you can turn left to Nerang and home or turn right to ride back over the Hinze raceway and up and over Springbrook to get you back to Mudgeeraba and then rest and home on M1.

These are just a few ideas - you can ride all these roads in reverse order or mix your own combination either way.

I will post longer rides in this area elsewhere.


  1. IronChef your a blessing this site is awesome I've been down alot of these roads but was always following the leading, You've given me renew strength n faith I can do these rides on my own the site is a credit to you cheers Panda.

  2. Hey glad to be of some assist! Do check out the northern nsw its superb and so few cars which allways makes a ride nice imo.


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