Self Guided Motorbike Tours - Melbourne
Melbourne to Perth
This tour has a little of everything and a great deal of Australia! Secluded beaches, lush vineyards, vibrant cities and the iconic, immense red outback of Australia. An amazing once in a lifetime journey that packs in multiple lifetimes of experiences. The satisfaction of crossing the continent and riding through some of the truly iconic 'Aussie' landscapes comes as standard.
Melbourne to Perth
19 DAYS
18 NIGHTS
4,956km
SEPTEMBER TO APRIL
AU$ 2,967
What's included in the tour
What's included - Bike of your choice
The motorcycle of your choice. We've a wide selection to choose from, something to suit every taste and experience level.
What's included - Detailed itinerary
A detailed itinerary crammed full of information about the best places to visit, and interesting background information.
What's included - GPS / Satnav
GPS navigation data so you can program your ride as you go along. [Some areas have a limited number of units available to rent]
What's included - Google map links
Google Map links sent out to you in advance, so you can explore the route before you arrive.
Exclusions and things you should know
Accommodation notification
Accommodation is not included in the initial tour price. Options for accommodation are displayed in the pricing section.
Tour customisation notification
We can adjust this tour to match your preferences, timescale and motorcycle "must-do" lists. Simply ask us and we'll get it sorted!
GPS and sat-nav
GPS / sat-nav units cannot be pre-programmed with your self guided tour unfortunately. For an explanation why, click here.
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Melbourne to Perth Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

This is an incredible motorcycle tour across some of the most iconic scenery in Australia. Visit some of the best beaches in the country, twist your way through alpine regions, dive into the vibrant culture of multiple bustling cities, sweep through valleys crammed with vineyards and cruise across one of the most awe inspiring areas of outback, the never ending Nullarbor Plain.

Revel in the beautiful, lush South West of Australia and marvel at the towering forests packed with the second largest trees on the planet. Conclude this continent spanning adventure in the most remote capital city in the world, Perth.

Plenty of rest days are incorporated into this tour, so you'll be sure to have plenty of time to experience the best of what's on offer.

19 days of incredible motorcycle touring and the added satisfaction of knowing you've crossed an entire continent, it doesn't get much better than this!

We can adjust this tour to match your preferences, timescale and motorcycle "must-do" lists. Simply ask us!

Melbourne
A bustling, cosmopolitan city with loads to see and do. The 'Cultural Capital of Australia' will do its very best to make you feel welcome. Plenty of superb restaurants offering great meals, shopping, parks and an easy to use tram system make touring the city a breeze. A brilliant place to set out on this trans-continental motorcycle tour!

Melbourne
Image credits linkMelbourne, 'Culture Capital of Australia'

The Great Ocean Road
Famous as one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world, words can't describe the wonderful scenery and amazing riding on this 280km stretch of road on the fringes of Melbourne, but we'll try anyway.

The Great Ocean Road
Image credits linkThe world famous Great Ocean Road, Victoria - Named for good reason

As soon as your wheels hit asphalt, you'll realise just how special the Great Ocean Road really is. The route twists and turns, hugging the picturesque cliffs as it winds a sinuous path along the coast. Curve after sweeping curve are seamlessly stitched together, almost purposely designed to give maximum enjoyment to any motorcycle riders that are lucky enough to be there.

There are plenty of small coastal towns to stop for a break and a coffee, serving up fantastic ocean lookouts along with the great refreshments. The lovely Otway Ranges provide a lush backdrop to the quaint towns when the road darts inland away from the coast. It takes longer than you might expect to ride along this gem of a road, there's simply so much to see.

The 12 Apostles
Image credits linkThe 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. Hard to miss when you're on a motorcycle!

Take a walk in the temperate rainforest at Maits Rest, try and spot that iconic Aussie creature the Koala in the trees above, visit the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, the Grotto, London Bridge, The Arch the list goes on and on! Don't forget to watch the road as well as the spectacular views though!

Every motorcyclist should ride this road at least once in their life!

The Grampians National Park
The ancient hills of the Grampians National Park make for an awesome spectacle as you ride toward them. This area of granite highlands is jam packed with wildlife, superb lookouts and beautiful waterfalls. The visitor centre at Halls Gap can provide all the information you'll need for getting the best out of your time there and will give you a great overview of the area, ensuring you get to see everything you want during your visit.

Grampians National Park
Image credits linkThe Baroka lookout in the Grampians National Park. Great views and even better riding!

By the time you've ridden the roads in the park, taken a short walk to the two main lookouts and perhaps trekked to the base of one of the thundering waterfalls, you'll need at least a half day to absorb what's on offer, but will probably long to spend more time lost in the atmosphere of the national park.

Meat pieAdelaide
Perched on the Fleurieu Peninsula, capital of Southern Australia, 'City of Churches' and the perfect blend of urban cool and natural splendour. Adelaide has one of the most impressive botanical gardens in the world, loads of relaxed open spaces and a vibrant atmosphere that makes it a pleasure to wander the streets.

A small town feel with lovely colonial architecture and all the conveniences of a modern city. It'll be the biggest settlement that you'll encounter from here until you reach Perth in Western Australia, so it's the perfect spot to sample that most iconic of Aussie meals, the meat pie floater! That's a meat pie floating in pea soup for those that haven't had the pleasure as yet.

Clare Valley
The Clare Valley is one of Australia's premier grape growing regions and the wine making tradition runs deep in the area. The carefully tended gardens, regimented columns of vines, pristine conservation parks and plethora of open cellar doors makes this area an absolute delight to ride through. Try one of the famous Clare Valley Rieslings with a meal prepared at one of the many local restaurants or wineries.

Vineyard
Image credits linkThe Clare Valley is one of Australia's premier wine making regions

Flinders Ranges
This is the start of what many would consider to be the 'real outback' and is the place you'll really begin to get a feel for the otherworldly landscapes Australia has tucked away. Cavernous red gorges and magnificent mountains seemingly aglow in the sunset, contrast with the starkly beautiful white gum trees standing proud in the thin desert soil. Huge wedge tailed eagles soar in the blue skies above and the peace and solitude make you feel as if you’re on a different planet.

Flinders ranges
Image credits linkOn approach to the spectacular scenery in the Flinders Ranges

All this can be reached within a relatively short distance of the Wilpena Pound Resort. An oasis in the outback, fully kitted out with all the modern facilities. There are a huge amount of gravel tracks to explore, but if you don't want to take your bike on the gravel then the 4WD tours are superb and really help to bring the place alive. You'll have day here to explore and immerse yourself at your leisure.

Flinders Ranges
Image credits linkImmerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Flinders Ranges

Eyre Peninsula
Calm beaches and the warming waters of the Spencer Gulf on one side, jagged cliffs, turquoise blue waters and big skies on the other, the Eyre Peninsula is framed by spectacular sights. With more than 2000km of coastline to explore, we certainly hope you like beaches! It's also the jumping off point from where you'll begin your ride along the Eyre Highway heading west, across the world renowned Nullarbor Plain.

Nullarbor Plain
Epic, truly epic. That's the only way we can think of describing the Nullarbor Plain and the Eyre Highway which stretches across the vastness. The Nullarbor is the largest single piece of limestone in the world, over 200,000 square kilometres of it in fact and crossing it is arguably the quintessential Australian Outback experience.

Harley on Eyre Highway
Image credits linkEpic is the only word to describe the experience of crossing the Nullarbor Plain

This seemingly endless plain ['nullus arbor' meaning 'no tree' in Latin] is a truly incredible thing to ride over. Not only is it physically impressive and the sort of landscape where adventures are made, but the friendly characters you'll meet along the way, typical Aussie roadhouse pubs and eye-wateringly beautiful sunsets over the desert truly make this a once in a lifetime experience.

Sunset over the desert
Image credits linkDesert sunsets in the Outback are almost painfully beautiful

The Great Australian Bight runs parallel to the highway for much of the crossing, there's even whale watching at Head of Bight from June to October.

Great Australian Bight
Image credits linkThe Great Australian Bight

It’s as much about the people you'll meet on this journey, as the scenery you'll be riding through. A quick smile and a "hi!" will have you chatting away and making new friends before you know it.

Esperance
After crossing the Nullarbor, you've certainly earned yourself a reward and Esperance is the ideal spot to indulge. There are some truly incredible beaches around the local area, so there are plenty of opportunities to lie back in the warming sands, dip your toes in the ocean and reflect on the ride so far.

Esperance beach
Image credits linkBeaches around Esperance offer plenty of opportunities for relaxation

Enjoy the local hospitality and recharge your batteries with some great local cuisine. You’ll have a day available to explore around the town, ride the famous coastal drive and fit in a bit more relaxing!

Albany
Founded in 1827 and the oldest permanently settled town in Western Australia, Albany has an old world charm that's hard to beat and is surrounded by some of the most amazing beaches and coastal national parks in Australia.

Margaret River wine
Image credits linkPlenty of cellar doors to knock on

You'll have a day to explore, giving you plenty of time to visit the Blowholes, Nature’s Arch and The Gap. The beaches here have been repeatedly voted the best in Australia and the sand is so pure it squeaks when you walk on it. It's not all smooth beaches though, some pretty rugged areas of coastline provide the perfect setting for the Albany Wind Farm and a walk around the base of the huge towers offers some great views out over the ocean.

Margaret River
Immense Karri forests, world leading vineyards, stunning pure white beaches, an amazing coastline, hundreds of mysterious caves and some of the finest cuisine known to man; a carefully kept Australian secret. This is one of the finest areas of Australia and yet one of the least well known outside of Western Australia.

The climate and humidity in the region is ideal for growing grapes, which has led to the prevalence of world class wines heralding from the area. There are more cellar doors to knock on around Margaret River than you could shake a wine glass at!

Karri tree lined roads
Image credits linkGreat tree lined, atmospheric and twisty roads around the Margaret River region

There are some great tree lined roads and avenues to be ridden too and the cool, moist interiors of the subterranean caverns located along the aptly titled ‘Caves Road’ provide a welcome retreat from the midday temperatures. You'll be able to spend a full day in Margaret River and its surrounds, soaking up the atmosphere, seeing the sights and enjoying the local produce, before continuing on to the state capital.

R1200GS at beach
Image credits linkPerth is the perfect end to a perfect tour
Perth
Perth is a modern, clean city on the banks of the majestic Swan River. The river feels more like a winding harbour really with Fremantle (‘Freo’ to the locals) at its entrance. Perth has all you’d expect from a thriving city with great shopping, restaurants and nightlife combined with superb beaches and a sublime climate.

The weather is perfect for most of the year with warm winters and hot summers, cooled by the ‘Fremantle doctor’ sea breeze that comes through most afternoons.

Ranked as one of the ‘world’s most liveable cities’, Perth has charm aplenty even if you’re just visiting. A fantastic end point to this incredible, long distance motorbike tour of Australia.

End? Is it really over? All that amazing motorcycling and you've finally arrived at the end. Still, you could always ride back the other way, or if you're feeling even more adventurous, push further north.

Perth skyline
Image credits linkPerth, a welcome sight after a continent spanning motorcycle tour

Perth is such a welcoming city that it would be a shame not to stay a little while and relax, especially considering how far you've just ridden! If you fancy taking advantage of some of what Perth has to offer, why not let us organise a few extra nights accommodation after your tour at a centrally located city hotel? You don’t need the bike in the city as public transport is both excellent and also free!. Just ask!

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ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation pricesAccommodation on this tour in not included in the standard prices seen above. We can provide excellent 3.5 - 4 star hotel, motel or bed and breakfast accommodation for the duration of the tour. It's as simple as just letting us know!
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