Originally Posted by cws
Hi Don. There are a lot of good rides around Sydney, once you get out of the city itself, either North, West or South (east you get a bit wet...).
Are you looking for day trips from a Sydney base, or 7 days constant travelling out of the city? So many options that you can do over several days.
links to one quick ride, look around for other ridess here too. There's another site for rides someone put me onto recently, can't find it now but I'll keep looking...
You can do the "Snowy" loop over a couple of days, some nice riding (see our recent ride pics under "Snowy" topic().
You can do Sydney to Melbourne via coast roads, then back through inland easily over a few days of hard riding, a couple of thousand kms.
Really just depends on what you're interested in seeing.... give us a few more clues! Also get onto Google Earth and have a bit of a hunt around....
cheers (and remember to ride on the LH side of the road, same in NZ!!!!)
Chris, thanks for reply
I had already checked out the "Snowy ride", looks like a good turnout and some great riding.
We would be interested in a large loop out of Sydney instead of day rides.
Got an email back this morning from touring company with a plan as well, however you can help me with some basic data..
From Feb. 25 to March 5, how is the Weather and Temps?
How difficult to find hotels or accomadations without reservations?
We're thinking of just renting bikes and heading out on our own and do a large loop back to Sydney for the departure flight.
For New Zealand, we're thinking of booking with tour company and doing a three week...North and South Island starting in Auckland and departing Christchurch, then while booking the flights and checking prices, we found that we could include Sydney for the return flight without any increase in airfare... so we'll depart Chirstchurch to Sydney, we wanted to get a taste of Australia for a few days as well...so we can come back another day and see other parts. So we taking advantage of this "free bonus flight"
So, for the limited time in Australia, we will ride and see...not much for boat tours, hiking trails.. just motorcycling the area.
Heck I might even have one of our STC (Spring Training Camps) in the land down under.
Maybe we can have a RTE with the locals while we there as well.
Thanks in advance for all the good information to everyone that has posted.