Northern NSW Blast

Day 1

leaves the gold coast and immediately gets into the gold coast hinterland hills on some fun twisty scenic Rds to warm up these turn into a forest gravel run at the base of the Richmond range, we pull into the small town of Kyogle for break before heading into bush again.

After lunch at the lunatic hotel in drake we drop down through a bit of rainforest and along a river with few plenty of tight turns and off camber corners

after the river we climb out of the valley on an old fire trail that will challenge a few but very rewarding when you come out into a forest with huge trees, day ends with pizza and beer in small town of Deepwater

This is a big day and you will be tired by the time you arrive!

Day 2

another big day on the tracks today leaving deepwater really early (last nights leftover pizza for breakfast)  we make our way to Nambucca on the coast today has some very long climbs and long descents encompassing some very picturesque farmland, rainforest, big whoa-boys

The day can go from freezing cold to cooking within short space of time due to altitude change and the variety of riding conditions.

Arriving in Nambucca we can enjoy a cold drink at the hotel on the beach and dinner overlooking the estuary

Day 3

an easier day today climbing up into the hills of the mid north coast of NSW through the scenic rainforest to an altitude of around 1000m, we will lunch in Bellingen which is one of the most popular hinterland towns in the area

on the way back to the hotel in Nambucca we will stop at the famous pub with no beer or if you’ve eaten to much for lunch just cruise back to Nambucca along the road

Day 4

Leaving the coast we head into the hills once more but on the twisty rds to Dorogo then into several parks and state forests maybe a couple of creek crossings a few variables here as state forests sometimes close but there’s always a work around, its an adventure!

after climbing back onto the dividing range and relish in the drop in temperature we cruise into Glenn Innes for the night, probably my favorite restaurant and bar on the trip! Awesome breakfast as well

Day 5

After an awesome breakfast we get away not too early as we are into heavy wallaby country (not the rugby team) the Skippy ones! Mornings and late afternoons are bad for them, you can guarantee that they will try and knock you off your bike so great care must be taken unless you want to be picking gravel and wallaby out of your helmet!

after a bit of a tar ride through to Torrington tops onto one of my favorite tracks, a lot of perfectly formed erosion mounds and one or two not so good ones to launch yourself off if you feel the need, this then takes into some very picturesque outback rds, cows sheep goats wallaby’s all on the rds so watch out!

we drop our bags in Tenterfield then head out for an afternoon ride and swim in the river if wanted, one of my favorite tracks is on this section, awesome whoa boys and a couple or tricky sections which are a lot of fun with no gear on the bikes

Day 6

last day is a solid ride home climbing over 1000m first thing in the morning to view the early morning sun and dodge 100s of wallaby’s bouncing around the tracks,

we then go back into Queensland for breakfast in Stanthorpe before making our way along the rabbit proof fence which extends from NSW border for over 550km (don’t worry we only doing a few KM of it). 

After dropping out of the highlands and past a popular water skiing we detour up a challenging track to the famous Oreilly’s rain forest retreat for a beer and or ice cream in the scenic café

then it back down the mountain and up the other side to another mountain (tambourine for another ice cream or beer and amazing views over the gold coast before the run back to home and a well earned sleep  or a night out in the stunning beach town or Burleigh heads