Client testimonials and feedback
These are just a small sampling of the kinds words, pictures and feedback sent to us by many of our clients:
Marc and Mika
We had a fantastic time, we saw everything we wanted to, seemed like it was about the right ratio of driving to “visiting”, met some great characters and we left with a better understanding of what Australia is really like.
Marc and Mika
First of all, thanks to all you guys for helping me achieve the dream of a lifetime - a truly wonderful road trip! Right from the start, when I first contacted you with my plans for the trip you were incredibly helpful with suggestions for routes, practical advice etc. and the month I spent on the old Bonny was one I'll never forget. The guys at the depot in Melbourne were brilliant, especially when I had a couple of punctures and needed rescuing - on a trip like this it was great to have the peace of mind that there was a back-up team, just in case, and on both occasions I was back on the road within a few hours. You obviously have a great network around the country helping each other out, and the support was first class.
'Bike Round Oz' are simply the best if you’re undertaking a road-trip round Australia. Their expertise enabled me to have the trip of a lifetime - their excellent pre-trip advice was invaluable, they have a great choice of motorbikes, and the 24/7 support they offer with their network of bike workshops around the country means you simply have no worries. Thanks guys! I couldn’t have done it without you!
When I’m out on my Bonny here in England, I’ll remember what a fantastic time I had there in Australia - indeed the trip of a lifetime.
Jay Robinson & Alexa Mercedes
A trip like this can easily go wrong if you don't start with the right people to make it happen. Some people think they can just fly to Australia and rent a bike and go. Sure, anyone can do that. However, if you've never been there and you want to get the most our of the trip, it's wise to hire the right company that knows what they're doing so you don't waste valuable time getting lost or ending up in a state of disappointment.
We had a great trip because we chose the right company to organize it.
Jay Robinson and Alexa Mercedes - Ontario, Canada
Paul Hood, Motorcycle News UK
"Just a quick note to say a big THANKYOU for sorting the bike and all the extras for my trip along the GOR. It's been absolutely fantastic. Weather was perfect - roads deserted, and not a single ticket. Hat-trick! The self guided tour and overnight stop suggestions were really useful and the help I had whilst planning the trip all contributed to a great experience. The GOR is truly the biking trip of a lifetime - something I'd recommend to every biker. Thanks again!"
Paul Hood, Commercial Editor Motorcycle News UK
We really enjoyed every minute of the tour. All the B& B's were really welcoming and friendly (with some amazing rooms and beds!) and the lady in Kangaroo Valley took us on a mini-safari to see wombats. The bikes were also great and we got to see such a variety of places. Thanks once again for everything you did for us, we really do appreciate it. We're hoping to come back to Australia one day so I'm sure we be in touch then about another tour.
Maria and Rudi Amerstorfer
"...many thanks to you and Shelley for making this trip so special and wonderful. From the very beginning, dealing with you has been so smooth and easy. Your professionalism and competence makes your company stand out. We will certainly be back in Picture Perfect and look forward to have you arrange another motorbike trip for us"
Maria and Rudi Amerstorfer, Singapore
Mike Greeve, United Kingdom
I’d never been on a BMW bike before the trip but the 1150GS was the ideal bike for the job and a pleasure to ride and never let me down once. To be perfectly honest, I’ve never quite got used to my Honda again, since I got back home. It was the trip of a lifetime and the most memorable 6 weeks I’ve ever had, it’s something that will be with me forever.
BikeRoundOz is a pleasure to deal with and you’re assured of a first class, professional service. When you’re dealing with a company on the other side of the world you need the peace of mind that everything is taken care of and that’s certainly the case with BikeRoundOz. I’m looking forward to my second trip, in 2007.
Mike Greeve, UK
"..everything with the bike hire was as smooth as clockwork. I will certainly recommend your company to anyone i know who is wanting to hire a bike in Australia. here is a snap of me on the BMW in the "land of the giants" forest in western Australia. it was the best biking trip of my life. thanks for everything."
Allan Todd, Jersey
John and Janet Osborne, USA
"Hi! The trip was fantastic. We had a great time. Everything from the rides to the accommodations were wonderful. We only wish that we had more time to spend there. The ride along the Great Ocean Road was the best part for John. I enjoyed that ride, but thought the views through the Dividing Range were awesome. The Grampians were a bit cold, but also beautiful. When we got to the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley the weather couldn't be better. On our last night in Sydney we climbed the Harbour Bridge. It was a fitting end to the best vacation we've been on. We will definitely recommend you to anyone planning a trip to Australia."
John and Janet Osborne, USA
Paul Loft, United Kingdom
"The whole tour was a great experience from start to finish, the bike was faultless, the roads were great and the sights and places I visited will stay in my mind for a long, long time (I have to keep looking at my photographs to remember it all). If anyone is considering doing a tour similar to this, my advice is just do it, I will again. Thank you Mark and Shelley for your hospitality and kindness you and Australia haven't heard the last from me."
Paul Loft, UK
Dale Gentleman, United Kingdom
"What can i say - the trip was fantastic and was a great experience. I was in my element. The bike was great so no problems there - it never let me down, the accommodation surprised me in terms of variety, quality and setting. After a long ride i was always kind of hoping the accommodation would be good and each time i arrived i was always astounded to discover where i was staying at times - really impressed eg. cracking studio in Byron Bay surrounded with wildlife, trees u name it, lovely couple too (they've got it made there!) - seeing them on the balcony feeding birds next morning was a culture shock! Armadale, again excellent. Wisemans ferry was fab - fantastic setting, kangaroos everywhere, really serene. Again arriving at these kind of places was kind of a relief and a real pleasant surprise to finish off the day.
Sydney hotel was what it was but yep i got that great view of bridge and 10 min's walk from quay ie essential spots - I didn't realise I'd be that close. Again a real surprise. Jindabyne was just right - overlooking lake and quiet. Omeo excellent. Castlemaine guest house was kind of interesting! Very Victorian!
They treated me like a King and I found it a little amusing to be honest - literally had the whole floor to myself, made me apple pie and cream, presented with a lager upon my arrival - i could not describe how good it taste after such a long trip that day! Lovely couple. Halls gap acc. was brilliant - couldn't believe the view from the patio - one minute being intrigued by the kangaroos coming out to next minute being surrounded with sulphur crested cockatoos. Weird! Top place. GOR house was about as perfect an ending I could have asked for really - nice one! I even got a chicken stew out of it when I arrived - God it was bloody peaceful there! A time to reflect!
The itinerary was excellent and kind of always kept me busy and focused - planning ahead without stretching myself - I probably covered some 90% of it. Amazing how time can fly. On average I would leave each morning 9am arriving at destination around 7-8pm with each day I always felt I achieved something. Every day seemed to always surprise me with regards to the sights and the natural world of Oz. The actual riding and taking everything in was the real thing for me covering 2500 miles in all. The sheer beauty and diversity of what I was riding through was bliss. It was also challenging riding at times too - reminded me you need your wits about you to do such trips and can get distracted by the scale of it all but all part of the adventure.
Overall a fantastic trip and I'm incredibly grateful to you for putting it all together for me. Thank you!!"
Dale Gentleman, UK
Ken Creary, New York
This was the trip of a lifetime for me! To be able to spend 18 days on the road solo and not have one negative experience is outstanding! Well, OK, it did rain a bit! But that's part of the motorcycling experience. I managed to get myself off course a few times, but discovery is also a big part of riding for me. I enjoyed being able to go at my own pace and find places that most people never see! I found the people of Australia to be exactly what I always expected: wonderful, fun loving, and a good time! I hope I can come back and see much more of your beautiful continent!
Ken Creary, New York