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Old 06-09-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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GPS routes: adventure rides southeast queensland & northern nsw

i've been posting routes from our southeast queensland & northern nsw adventure rides on the TAT website for a while. thought i'd try to lay out the basic info and ride vids as well for easy referencing. you can visit the snail trail page here or just read on.

Brisbane to Cunninghams Gap loop, one day ride, 50/50 dirt & tar, 380km
150km longest stretch between fuel stops. Mostly very easy but a few unmaintained roads may be chewed up. Two of the gnarliest sections have bitumen detours shown. Great scenery! Go to TAT for the GPS file which is called "Brisbane Laidley Haldon Cunninghams Gap".


Brisbane to Barrington Tops NSW loop, 7 day adventure ride, 2300km, mostly dirt
Longest leg between fuel stops is 260km. About 80% dirt roads. Some tracks need a degree of ability, and may not suit larger bikes. Camping or pub accommodation. Epic ride! Go to TAT for the GPS file which is called "Brisbane Qld to Barrington Tops NSW loop".


Brisbane to Old Grafton Rd NSW loop, 3 day adventure ride, 952km, mostly dirt
Three days assumes experienced riders at a good pace. Camp or pub stays at Deepwater and Tabulam. Longest fuel stops about 240km from Deepwater to Jackadgery. Suggest ringing service stations at both towns for opening hours and fuel availability. Go to TAT for the GPS file which is called "Brisbane Qld to Barrington Tops NSW loop".



Brisbane Mt Mee Monsidale Imbil Conondale loop, 1 day adventure ride, 450km
Regular fuel stops so standard tanks should be fine. Mostly easy dirt roads but as noted on file some sections of the Bellthorpe and Jimna state forests are slippery when wet. Go to TAT for the GPS file which is called "Brisbane Mt Mee Monsidale Imbil Conondale loop".



Brisbane Stanthorpe Lindon - rabbit fence ride, 2 day adventure ride, 670km
Brisbane to Condamine Gorge then following the rabbit fence from Maryland to Durikai, about 65% dirt and 35% bitumen. Suit smaller adventure bikes, a long stretch north of Stanthorpe has constant jumps formed by erosion barriers. Detours for gnarly bits marked. Karara Hotel is basic but a good overnighter: 18509 Cunningham Highway and phone 07 4667 4187. Go to TAT for the GPS file which is called "Brisbane Stanthorpe Lindon - rabbit fence ride".


Brisbane Tenterfield loop, two day ride, 652km
Includes quite a few gnarly sections as it does as much dirt as possible. Only 150 km fuel range needed at most as there are plenty of fuel stop. Definitely experienced riders only on larger bikes, or moderate level of experience on mid-sized adventure bikes like DR650s etc. Big two day ride staying at Tenterfield, or very relaxed three day ride staying Tabulam and Stanthorpe. Go to TAT for the GPS file which is called "Brisbane Tenterfield loop".


we've put up a fair few more gps routes on TAT as well but that should do for starters. there are other ride videos too, just go to the youtube channel here.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:03 PM   #2
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Brisbane to Tewantin (Rainbow Beach) loop, southeast Queensland 2 day ride 450km

Brisbane to Tewantin (Rainbow Beach) loop, two day ride, 60/40 dirt & tar,6 450km
This is the route I planned for the TeamMoto Adventure Rally 2013. Dayboro, Mt Mee State Forest, Conondale National Park, Mapleton State Forest, Tewantin. The return loop is through Mapleton State Forest again then near Maleny to Bellthorpe State Forest then Wamuran Basin.
This is a great way to get to Rainbow Beach, about 65% bitumen and easy dirt roads and tracks to suit big bikes. Please note parts of Conondale National Park can be slippery and muddy after rain though, and take care over the log bridge if wet! You'll see it in the video.



Go to TAT for the GPS file which is called "Brisbane to Tewantin (Rainbow Beach) loop ".

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Old 07-07-2013, 07:57 PM   #3
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Brisbane Boonah Rathdowney Beaudesert loop, one day ride, 50/50 dirt & tar, 300km

Brisbane Boonah Rathdowney Beaudesert loop, one day ride, 50/50 dirt & tar, 300km

The dirt side of things is mostly easy dirt but definitely some gnarly stuff more suited to 650s and the like. Parts can get boggy and muddy after rain. Easy fuel stops for any sized tank. Can be a good ride for Gold Coast residents too, just pop over via Canungra to Beaudesert.




Go to TAT for the GPS file which is called "Brisbane Boonah Rathdowney Beaudesert ".





Brisbane Dayboro Mt Mee Glasshouse Wamuran loop, one day ride, 50/50 dirt & tar, 250km

Easy ride to suit anyone unless perhaps completely new to dirt riding... Mt Mee has some tight corners with loose gravel. Easy fuel stops for any sized tank, stops marked on the gps file. Lunch breaks at Woodford or Wamuran bakeries.




Go to TAT for the GPS file which is called "Brisbane - Mt Mee - Glasshouse - Wamuran".

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Old 07-15-2013, 12:57 AM   #4
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:45 PM   #5
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2 Day Adventure Ride - Gatton, Blackbutt, Nanango, Belltorpe, Mt Mee

2 Day Adventure Ride - Gatton, Blackbutt, Nanango, Belltorpe, Mt Mee 70% dirt, 620km

Mostly easy adventure ride, two detours listed for sections that could be gnarly for the big bikes or inexperienced riders. Out west from Brisbane to Lockyer State Forest, then north to Hampton and Blackbutt and an overnight stay at Nanango. We usually stay at The Palace Hotel, good old fashioned pub with accommodation as low as $17 each if three or more sharing a room, meals from $10.

Next day a bit of slabbing to Kilcoy, then north to get into Conondale State Forest. Watch the occasional red sections of road which get very slippery after rain. As of Aug 2013 the road through to Bellthorpe has been graded and in great condition, but will eventually become a rut fest again no doubt! On to Woodford then back to Brisbane via Mt Mee State Forest.

Video below shows much of this route but we did head north to Imbil at the end instead.




Go to TAT for the GPS file which is called "Nanango 2 day adventure ride in SE Queensland".
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:55 PM   #6
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Gold Coast adventure ride loops

Two adventure loops for Gold Coast adventure riders

The gnarlier longer option
A one day 390km adventure ride for Gold Coast riders. About 50% dirt and includes some gnarlier tracks but most can be bypassed if needed. Chillingham, Mebbin State Forest, Kyogle, Toonumbar State Forest, Woodenbong, Donaldson State Forest, Mt Lindesay Highway to Rathdowney, then climbs the rough Duck Creek Rd to OReillys then Canungra.

PLEASE NOTE: As marked on the gps file, the section in Toonumbar State Forest has gates at each end but no signs saying to keep out or that it is a restricted area, and plenty of room for bikes to pass. We interpret this as a bike-friendly area but bypass by staying on Summerland Way if you have any concerns. Also, as marked there is a damaged bridge at Collins Creek. It is easy to ride across but there are road closed signs so bypass this if you have any concerns.

Go to TAT for the GPS file which is called "Gold Coast 390km gnarly adventure loop - Mebbin, Toonumbar Donaldson State Forests & OReillys".

The easier option
An easy 240km adventure loop for Gold Coast riders, about 40% dirt roads through Murwullimbah, Border Ranges, Lions Rd, Rathdowney, Beaudesert and Canungra. Keep an eye out for the little dirt roads marked on the gps file that veer off Lions Rd, and the Ugly Gully Rd near Rathdowney. Should suit riders of all levels on any bikes, but note the spot near Beaudesert that can be boggy after rain (marked on the gps file).

Go to TAT for the GPS file which is called "Gold Coast 240km loop, Murwullimbah, Border Ranges, Canungra".

The video below shows most of the route for the gnarlier option, but does not include Duck Creek Rd climbing up to OReillys.

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Brisbane to Sydney adventure ride loop 2600km 9 days

Brisbane to Sydney adventure ride loop 2600km 9 days

Fun ride with mostly easy dirt roads. I've marked the sections which could be a bit gnarly on the gps file. Longest stretch for fuel is Oxley Highway to Ebor at 280km,otherwise any standard tank would be fine for the other sections.

Go to TAT for the GPS file which is called "Brisbane to Sydney adventure ride loop 2600km 9 days".

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Old 01-24-2014, 10:18 PM   #8
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That ride is bucket listed!

I am still working on connecting tracks on TAUT from Adelaide to Melbourne /High country.

There is a gap between the Limestone Coast and Portland that I need time to ride. Then Miss Jane and friends will ride from Daylesford across to the high country. After that there are trails that go way up north of Brisbane, most of them yours I suspect!

In my retirement I plan to ride from Adelaide up to Cairns using TAUT tracks.
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That ride is bucket listed!
I am still working on connecting tracks on TAUT from Adelaide to Melbourne /High country.
sounds great, let me know when it's posted and i'll make reference to it in the east coast of australia route i posted using some of the nsw and vic stuff guys contributed.
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sounds great, let me know when it's posted and i'll make reference to it in the east coast of australia route i posted using some of the nsw and vic stuff guys contributed.

I will ride it in the next few weeks if all goes well
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:52 AM   #11
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Cheers for the video and gps links

Did the Cunningham gap ride on my new KLR last Sunday, was awesome!!!
What GPS system do you guys use?
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When I read this article and watched the video I thought of B1 doing this for all the tracks

http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/d...305-346gv.html
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When I read this article and watched the video I thought of B1 doing this for all the tracks
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/d...305-346gv.html
cool, i could just stick that 360 degree camera on the helmet.

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Did the Cunningham gap ride on my new KLR last Sunday, was awesome!!!
What GPS system do you guys use? Cheers,Michael
el cheapo setup using the garmin car gps units. i've only used the 1450 to date and been very happy with it. put up a thread about it here.

but if you''ve got cash to burn you can fork over $500 or more for the their bike-specific ones like the zumo.
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