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Sydney to Gold Coast - The Dirty Way - 4 Day Tour

Spend 4 days riding some of the best dirt roads on the East Coast

4 Day Sydney to Gold Coast

Adventure Tour (The Dirty Way)

Are you ready to embark on a heart-pumping adventure from Sydney to Gold Coast?

Get ready to rev up your engines, because we're taking the road less travelled.

That's right, we won't be taking the mundane Pacific Highway - this is the ultimate adventure, after all.




Our four-day adventure ride is action-packed, featuring the best dirt roads on the east coast. Feel the rush of adrenaline as we wind through backroads, taking in breathtaking scenery and experiencing the thrill of adventure.


Our journey begins in Wisemans Ferry, NSW, and we'll make overnight stops in some of the most charming towns along the way, including Gloucester, Uralla, and Tenterfield, finishing the trip in the Gold Coast.




Each day promises a new and exciting experience, with no stone left unturned by the Aussie Bike or Hike team.


Our team has meticulously planned this ride, ensuring the best possible experience for our riders.




From epic dirt roads to stunning scenery, you'll be in for an unforgettable journey. But that's not all - we're all about good times, too.


Expect to make memories that will last a lifetime, as we bond over the shared experience of conquering challenging terrains and exploring new destinations.




This ride has been ranked as one of our best, and for good reason. We leave no detail overlooked, ensuring that each rider has the time of their life.




So, what are you waiting for? Grab your adventure motorcycle, pack your bags, and join us on the ultimate four-day adventure from Sydney to Gold Coast.



The open road is calling, and we're ready to answer. Book your spot today and get ready to experience the ride of a lifetime.







We are pleased to announce that your journey will be expertly guided by none other than World Endurance Motorcycle World Champion, Alex Cudlin as the lead rider.




The “clients” taking part in the trip will ride be very well looked after.



Alex Cudlin will lead the way and guide the ride, while everyone else slots in behind him.

We work on a “Corner Man” system (Which will be explained in the riders briefing)


We will have a mid-pack sweep rider and a rear sweep rider to help any riders should they need it.




We will also be backed up by Shane Cudlin, a highly experienced motorcycle trainer with a wealth of industry knowledge driving the back-up truck and trailer, should we have a rider’s bike break down. This will allow you to jump in the car and we can get your bike to the next town to get repaired while the rest of the riders continue the tour.





You won’t have to carry any of your clothes bags or tent (if you decide to camp) as we will have them in the back-up car.




The only time you’ll need to carry your tent or clothes is if you decide to camp.


We will carry it to the rides planned finishing point each day and then all you need to do is strap in on your bike and ride to your camp site.




Others will prefer to not have the hassle of camping and book accommodation.

In the information regarding the ride, we have listed where the “Aussie Bike or Hike” crew will be staying.



Rest assured, even if this is your first time venturing off-road or you’re an experienced rider, you will be in capable hands.


Our guides are equipped with InReach satellite emergency communications and hold first aid qualifications, ensuring your safety throughout the entirety of the trip.




Over the course of this adventure, you can expect to travel approximately 300 - 350 kilometres each day, exclusively on gazetted dirt roads with minimal tar.




It is important to note that this ride is designed for larger adventure bikes, without any “single track” or "enduro" type riding.




For this reason, we highly recommend a minimum of a 70/30 dirt-tar type tire, with even more dirt than road being preferable.



It is imperative to have the appropriate tires for this adventure as even dirt roads can prove challenging without the right equipment.


We proudly endorse and encourage the use of the MITAS E07 tire as a reliable all-rounder, and the perfect choice for this ride.


We understand that embarking on this adventure can be a daunting prospect, but with the guidance of our experienced team, and proper preparation, you can be confident that this will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will never forget

Day 1 – Saturday 3rd May, 2025

Wisemans Ferry to Gloucester

(Approx. 270kms)

Saturday Morning sign on and briefing will be held at

Wisemans Inn - 6 Old Northern Rd, 2775 Wisemans Ferry, Australia 7am – 8am sharp!.

You will sign on and receive a rider’s entry bike stickers, “Aussie Bike or Hike” tee shirt and beanie and be present for the riders briefing. You can put you bag in the trailer and be ready to start the adventure.


Ride away at 8:30am (SHARP) from “Wisemans Inn” – 6 Old Northern Rd, 2775 Wisemans Ferry, Australia” Car-park

Get ready to ignite your sense of adventure! Today's motorcycle tour will take you on an epic journey from Wisemans Ferry to the stunning dirt roads around Bucketty, Kurri Kurri, and Maitland. Brace yourself for some more exhilarating dirt riding from Dungog before we finally reach our destination - the charming country township of Gloucester.


As a hub for motorcycle enthusiasts, Gloucester boasts a variety of biker-friendly cafes, pubs, and motels, all vying for the attention of motorcycle groups like ours. So, hop on your bike and let's explore the scenic countryside and thrilling dirt roads together!

There is plenty of places to stay or camp in Gloucester.



The crew will be staying at the:

“Buckets Way Motel”

Address: 19 Church St, Gloucester NSW 2422

Phone: (02) 6558 2588




Recommended accommodation in Gloucester:

“Buckets Way Motel”

Address: 19 Church St, Gloucester NSW 2422

Phone: (02) 6558 2588


Other Accommodation:

The Roundabout INN

Address: 28 Church St, Gloucester NSW 2422

Phone: (02) 6558 1816


Camping options:

Gloucester (Caravan) Holiday Park

Address: Denison St, Gloucester NSW 2422

Phone: (02) 6558 1720


Dinner location -Avon Valley Inn Hotel–@ 6pm – Table Booked for entire group– Pay as your order.

-Address: 82 Church St, Gloucester NSW 2422

Phone: (02) 6558 1016 –

(Dinner is not included in your entry)




Day 2 – Sunday 4th May 2025

Gloucester to Uralla

(Approx 300kms – 350kms)



Ride away at 8:30am from the Bucketts Way Motel

Get ready for the ultimate adventure! Today's ride has everything you could possibly imagine. Picture breathtaking views, rolling hills, and some of the most incredible dirt roads Australia has to offer - it's simply pure awesomeness on two wheels.


Our stop is at the renowned Walcha, where we'll refuel and grab a bite to eat before embarking on more mind-blowing dirt riding that will take us to the historic township of Uralla.


Uralla is famous for many things, including the infamous Captain Thunderbolt - a notorious bushranger who used the New England area as his stomping ground. His daring exploits, which involved stealing from farmers and thieving, eventually came to a bloody end when he was shot by a brave police officer. Today, Captain Thunderbolt's grave lies in the heart of Uralla, where people from all over the world come to pay their respects.


By the time we arrive in Uralla, all the riders will be peaking, having experienced some of the most fantastic roads in the region. Are you ready to join us for an unforgettable adventure?




The Aussie Bike or Hike Crew will be staying at

Bushranger Motor Inn:

37 Bridge St, Uralla NSW 2358

(02) 6778 3777


Recommended accommodation is Uralla:

Bushranger Motor Inn:

37 Bridge St, Uralla NSW 2358

(02) 6778 3777


Altona Motel

113 New England Hwy, Uralla NSW 2358•(02) 6778 4007


Camping Options:

Uralla Showground and Camping

Address: 8A King St, Uralla NSW 2358

Phone: 0412 365 509



Dinner location –@ 6pm – Table Booked for entire group– Pay as your order. –

Address: 23-27 Bridge St, Uralla NSW 2358

Phone: (02) 6778 4110 (Dinner is not included in your entry)




Day 3 – Monday 5th May 2025

Uralla to Tenterfield

(Approx. 350 k )


Ride away at 8:30am from the Bushranger Motor Inn, Uralla


Get ready for an epic day on two wheels! Today's plan is simple - we're hitting the dirt again, but this time it's going to be even more thrilling. The brownish dirt we've been riding on will soon give way to stunning granite dirt, which makes for some of the most enjoyable roads you'll ever ride.


Along the way, we'll explore charming towns like Glenn Innes, where we'll take in some fantastic history and breathtaking lookouts. So be sure to keep your camera handy, as today's ride promises to be full of unforgettable sights and sounds.


As we near the end of our adventure, we'll transition onto the smooth tarmac for a relaxing ride to our final destination - the picturesque town of Tenterfield. Here, you can unwind and soak up the beauty of this quaint country town. And who knows, maybe we'll even belt out a chorus or two of Peter Allen's famous song, "Tenterfield Saddler". Get ready for an exhilarating day on the road!






The Aussie Bike or Hike Crew will be staying at

Tenterfield Tavern & Motor Inn

Address: 378 Rouse St, Tenterfield NSW 2372

Phone: (02) 6736 2888


Recommended accommodation is Tenterfield:

Tenterfield Tavern & Motor Inn

Address: 378 Rouse St, Tenterfield NSW 2372

Phone: (02) 6736 2888



Peter Allen Motor Inn

Address: 177 Rouse St, Tenterfield NSW 2372

Phone: (02) 6736 2499


Camping Options:

Tenterfield Showground Caravan Park

Address: 62 Miles St, Tenterfield NSW 2372

Phone: 0499 885 386


Dinner location –@ 6pm – Table Booked for entire group– Pay as your order. – Tenterfield Tavern & Motor Inn

Address: 378 Rouse St, Tenterfield NSW 2372

Phone: (02) 6736 2888

(Dinner is not included in your entry)




Day 4 – Tuesday 6th May 2025

Tenterfield to Gold Coast

(Approx. 350kms)


Ride away at 8:30am from Tenterfield Tavern & Motor Inn


It's finally here! Our last day on this epic journey, and it's packed with adrenaline-pumping adventure! Some of us may feel a tinge of sadness, while others are already reminiscing about the unforgettable experiences we've shared. But let's not dwell on that, because today's ride is going to be LEGENDARY!


We've poured our hearts and souls into planning this ride, leaving no stone unturned. We've consulted with maps, chatted with the locals, and even called in some favours from farmers to create the ultimate ride. Today, we'll conquer mountains with ease thanks to the incredible work of the local councils. The dirt is absolutely breathtaking and will provide an epic finish to our journey.


Now, some might expect us to end our ride in a dingy car park, but not us. Oh no, we're finishing our adventure at the one and only "Pub in the Sky" - the Eagle Heights Mountain Resort on Tamborine Mountain! From here, you'll be treated to the most breathtaking views of the Gold Coast, stretching from Stradbroke Island to the north, and all the way down to Coolangatta and Tweed Heads in the south. And don't be surprised if you bump into tons of motorcycle riders here - finishing up a ride at Eagle Heights is on every rider's bucket list!


So, let's end this journey raising a beer while gazing out over the stunning Gold Coast is an experience you'll never forget. Get ready for an unforgettable finale to the trip of a lifetime!




The Aussie Bike or Hike Crew will be staying at:

Eagle Heights Mountain Resort

1683 Tamborine Oxenford Road, Mt Tamborine, Queensland, Australia

Phone (07) 5545 3388


Recommended accommodation in Gold Coast:

Eagle Heights Mountain Resort

1683 Tamborine Oxenford Road, Mt Tamborine, Queensland, Australia

Phone (07) 5545 3388


Dinner location –@ 6pm – Table Booked for entire group– Pay as your order. – Eagle Heights Mountain Resort (Dinner is not included in your entry)

1683 Tamborine Oxenford Road, Mt Tamborine, Queensland, Australia

Phone (07) 5545 3388



* Fully guided tour with lead, mid and sweep riders.


* Meticulously planned and pre ridden and worked out route, so all you have to do is follow and relax.

Take the stress out of planning an epic trip like this yourself.


*Ride with a 2 times motorcycle World Champion. Ask yourself what other company in Australia offers that!



* A 4X4 support vehicle that will follow the whole way, with custom built trailer that

will carry all your luggage, tools, and provide bike transport in case of breakdowns.


* The security of knowing we have emergency satellite communication, can provide first aid, have tools, spare fuel, and years of experience with training and guiding people on tours.






*Accommodation along the trip. You can stay at the same Motels as us or choose your own places to stay. The choice is yours.


* A registered and legal dirt or adventure type motorcycle with at least 200klm range.


* A motorcycle licence for the type of bike you are riding. A learners licence is fine.


* A few bike specific spares such as brake and clutch levers ( even a car park tip over can ruin your ride if you don't have these). Your spare key ( lost key can be game over).


* Have your bike serviced at least a week before the ride and do some k"s on it so that everything is ok after the service.


* Your pub clothes, toiletries, and any specific medications. (1 x 70 litre duffle bag each)

(1x Tent or Swag - Must be a small swag- no big huge kings swags)


* Suitable tyres that lean towards dirt more than tar. Mitas E07 is a good choice.


* A sense of adventure and a love of the outdoors.


• Wet weather gear or waterproof riding apparel.


* Breakfast , Lunch and evening meals to be at your cost


* Fuel (We will carry a little extra if needed in an emergency or can carry your fuel container for you if you have a small tank).


* Don't forget your camera or GoPro. We love getting pictures and video from our customers and sharing with each other after the ride.




40 % tarmac – 60% dirt


Approximately to 1300 ( a little under) kilometres over 4 days.


First 25 riders ONLY


3rd May to 6th May 2025


250 to 400 Kilometres PER DAY

The tour Aussie Bike OR Hike have designed will be mostly dirt roads. places where traffic is at a minimum and wild life and sights are at a maximum!

Our aim is for the ride not to test you physically but to be enjoyable whilst still covering a decent distance. A lot of thought has gone into the route for our tours to make it as enjoyable as possible.

However if the riding distance is too far. Don't worry. we will have a back up van that can take you to the final destination.

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