This blog originally was about where was a nice place to ride in Australia before evolving into a travel journal but I have kept most of the information about the best roads.
The Google map below has a collection of the best riding roads in Australia gathered from my years of touring and with some input from other moto bloggers. It is nothing fancy but conveys the info in easy way for you to then plan a ride. Just click to expand full screen to reveal the alphabetic listing of roads.
My previous posts about where to ride used to have separate maps (because Google maps did not exist at the time) You can still view all those ‘best road’ posts in the section of the menu called The Vault – they have new photos.
(Additional content in 2018/2019 thanks to Gary Andrew)
Are you planning to visit and ride Australia?
If you are thinking to visit Australia and want to enjoy a little riding as well as a holiday then Brisbane/Gold Coast is a gateway to consider. There is no big city traffic to escape, you can be on good riding roads in 20 minutes from your hotel while also having the beaches and theme parks for the family or significant other.
You can easy access the New England Tablelands from Brisbane which is some of the best riding and scenery in the country also chance to see some historic towns great country pubs. As little as 4-5 days will allow you to experience a lot of wonderful riding and my blog has some suggestions on those areas.
If looking to tour the country more then whatever you do please avoid the Pacific Highway which is nothing like the one on west coast of USA but rather a horrible concrete interstate – you will see nothing. Also the main highways across the middle of the country like Darwin to Adelaide are stone dead boring, 1000’s of km of nothingness, literally. I read many ride reports from people who come here and only see the red centre desert who missed out on the varied landscapes and fascinating gold rush history of the eastern states when outlaws roamed the land just like the wild west of the USA.
Please take a look at my Downunder Tour for an idea of what else can be seen but that is merely a small slice of what you might explore.
Feel free to ask me any questions about motorcycle riding in Australia.