For Adventurous People
bike, pack your gear and let's hit the trails! Bushranger Bikes
organises cycling and adventure holidays with you in mind -
real adventures for real people.
My Backcountry tours
are designed to provide an action-packed and fun cycling holiday
which caters for the novice to the experienced rider.
range of fully supported tour packages to magic locations such as the
Tweed, Gold and Sunshine Coasts - Southeast Queensland, Victorian High Country in
South Eastern Australia and the best cycling location in the world – New
Zealand. Our specialty is back country and off-road cycling,
including whale, rail and wine trails,
that take in awesome scenery and locations, regional history and a
chance to meet the locals and sample great wine and food.
My tours are
something special - small group size (6 to 8 riders), backcountry
fantastic accommodation and food, fully organised, cater for all levels of
cycling ability and offer all the benefits that come from my
detailed knowledge of urban and remote Australia and New Zealand – something you
can’t get from a guidebook.
Special Tour Launch
Bushranger Bikes Southeast Queensland 'Whale Trail'TM
The Humpback - Exclusive to Bushranger Bikes
Winter & Spring 2014
July / September
For all the details
about this amazing new tour program
Check out the Bushranger Bikes 'Repeat Offenders Club' tour
Rewards Program -
Bushranger Bikes Local Ride & Adventure Calendar
and custom group tours are available, including Southeast Queensland
and New Zealand mountain bike tours - please contact Bushranger -
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to
Southeast Queensland Tours
Tweed Coast to the
Sunshine Coast - The
This exclusive Bushranger Bikes 7 days/6 nights tour itinerary has been designed to take
full advantage of arguably some of the best coastal cycling,
scenery and beaches in Australia with iconic locations such
as Fingal, the Gold Coast, Mooloolabah, and Noosa Heads.
Predominantly the riding will be on fantastic coastal
bikeways with some short road sections and in this regions
perfect cycling seasons - Autumn/Winter/Spring - expect
magic cycling looking out over the coast with the added
attraction of some whale spotting. The ride over the
Brisbane River via the Gateway Bridge will be one of the many highlights.
The gradient is mainly flat, the ride distances each day aren’t massive but from experience I
know that groups will want plenty of time to stop and take
in the awesome coastal scenery, snap those special photos and enjoy the cafes and
food along the way, so each day will be a full day.
'off the bike' adventures like Noosa Heads National Park,
the Glasshouse Mountains, Montville, Noosa shops & cafes, and Brisbane's CBD,
Southbank and gardens so this will be one very memorable
experience - make sure you are on board!
is bike path/road.
The tour is a
- easy to intermediate. Rekindle your
for all the details and an overview of the itinerary.
- please note
that these tours and dates are what is proposed at this stage
Three Tours - Tweed Coast to the
Sunshine Coast - Ride the
- June / July / September 2014
New Zealand Tours
Back Country Cycling and Wine Tours
Back Country cycling in New Zealand
is pure magic and my speciality. I have been organising cycling
and adventure holidays in New Zealand since 1995 and have a wealth of local
experience, knowledge and contacts - plus I'm a Kiwi! The scenery, trails and cycling experience
cannot be matched by any other location in the world and touring in
New Zealand is great
My tours integrate quiet back roads,
rail trails, wine trails, and some more remote adventure tracks to
provide the perfect cycling holiday. So with breathtaking
scenery, awesome trails & tracks, friendly locals, fabulous food and
a wealth of wine regions and award winning
wines on offer the only limitation is time.
All Bushranger Bikes New Zealand tours
are 11 to 13 days and offer plenty of off the bike
activities and attractions, as well as fantastic cycling, giving you the opportunity to experience
To find out more about our North Island Volcanic Madness and Wine tours or
South Island Southern Lakes, Mountains and Rail Trails tour.
enquire about our next tours -
2014 NZ Tours: - Proposed......
- North Island Volcanic Madness and Wine tour
Early April 2014
South Island Southern Lakes, Mountains and Rail Trails -
September - October 2014
Victorian High Country Tours
Murray to Mountains Rail
This is Victoria's best
rail trail, and arguably the best in
Australia. Join Bushranger
Bikes on 8 and 9 day all
inclusive tours to
this fantastic region of Australia
and enjoy the delights of the North
Eastern Victoria 'High Country',
including fantastic historic
Beechworth, beautiful Bright,
gourmet Milawa and epicurean Rutherglen.
This region is
famous for its Bushranger history, but is also a land of vineyards,
tobacco, wine and hops and an abundance of
local produce is waiting to be
Victoria you will experience the
unique Australian High Country with it's eucalypts and rugged
granite outcrops, beautiful rural open spaces, fantastic historical
towns, award winning wines and the colours of the seasons - particularly beautiful in autumn
and spring when we visit
- all shaped by a history of gold mining and the escapades of the
Depending on the tour option, my 2014 Victorian tours also include
rides on either the High
Trail (Lake Hume), the Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail
(now The Great Victorian Rail Trail) or dropping into Melbourne to experience a totally contrasting
cycling encounter following the Yarra River Trail which highlights a different history and the vibrancy of cosmopolitan
Accommodation will be
in unique, good quality, boutique
establishments with an emphasis on
something different or historic, and
the food is fantastic - a
trade mark of Bushranger Bikes
These tours are
(easy to intermediate)
is bike path/road - possibly some gravel.
enquire about our next tours:
- Murray to
Mountains Rail Trail - North Eastern Victoria - Late April
& Mid May 2014
- High Country Rail Trail, Murray to Mountains & The
Great Victorian Rail Trail - Victoria - October 2014
NSW - Sydney & Wollongong Tours
Walking and Cycling Sydney & Wollongong – A Bushranger
'Short Break' please enquire about our next
Sydney & Wollongong 'Short Break"
Dust off the hiking boots, grab the hydration pack and
the Nordic poles, lube the bike and lets hit the tracks -
Sydney and Wollongong here we come!
This trip is great with amazing locations, scenery, walking and
cycling all built around Australia’s biggest, busiest and most
vibrant city – Sydney!
Join Bushranger Bikes for some adventure magic - walking
the North Shore of Sydney Harbour and then riding the bike south
from Botany Bay to Wollongong.
This tour is all about the ocean – Sydney Harbour, secluded
bays, coastal headlands, inlets and quiet waterways, big boats,
beautiful sandy beaches, remote Royal National Park,
breathtaking scenery from the bluffs above Stanwell Park, the
awesome Sea Cliff Bridge, quiet seaside hamlets, Wollongong and
the Illawarra Escarpment.
You can expect crisp clear skies, clean fresh air, unbelievable
seascapes, views and scenery unmatched anywhere else in
Australia, all to be enjoyed by foot and from your bike.
The tour is a
Grade 2 – 2+
(easy to intermediate),
is bike path/road.
It runs over four easily paced days commencing in Sydney
(Manly). It finishes with a transfer back from Wollongong and
drop at Sydney Airport. We can assist with other specific pickup
and drop arrangements on request.
please note that these tours and dates are proposed at this
Walking and Cycling Sydney & Wollongong - April/May 2014
to be finalised.
Southeast Queensland 'Short Break'
Cycling Tours in South East Queensland
- I offer a wide range
of off-road cycling tour options in
the beautiful South East Queensland region
where Bushranger Bikes is based and
hold the appropriate permits and
insurance to run activities in all the
main forest parks. The
emphasis of these trips is a fantastic mix of hinterland and coast -
something unique to Queensland.
'Short Break' tours
include half day, one day and overnight
options in locations such as Mt
Glorious, Samford Valley, the
Brisbane River and City, the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, the Lockyer
Valley and Bicentennial Trail, the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland, and local forest parks.
The riding includes the fantastic
Brisbane bikeway network, local fire trails, rail trails, back country pony trails, and purpose built mountain
bike single track.
enquire about our next tour -
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Bushranger Bikes 'Tag Along'
Adventure Road Trips -
Something New From Bushranger Bikes:
- my Tag Tours are currently on hold due to the current
very busy tour timetable - I haven't had the time to fit
them in! Maybe in winter 2014? Updates will be
provided in the Bushranger Bikes newsletters - want to
* Bushies Burnett Bash - Winter - Spring
Carnarvon Gorge has been on my 'to do' list for over
twenty years and I finally made it.
Wow - it was fantastic! The landscape, scenery,
colours, Aboriginal art and walks were all absolutely
awesome – it was breathtaking.
Travelling through the Burnett Region with ‘big country’
vistas and visiting the rural towns was fun and I was
also given great weather which just helped to top of an
So as always - this got me thinking of how I could share
this with others and organise a fun trip away. I know a
number of our regular riders have caravans etc. so
what’s developed? A Bushranger Bikes ‘Short Break’ with
a difference – an
Outback Road trip - a
Tag Along Tour!
through to Spring is the ideal time for outback
touring so bring it on!
Bushies Burnett Bash
– Winter/Spring - a eight day/seven
night outback adventure road trip of Central
Queensland’s South Burnett and Burnett Regions with
caravans, camper trailers, motor homes or your car and
tent. We will visit the Bunya Tourist Drive, Cania
Gorge, Carnarvon Gorge and
Dam at Moffatdale.
The timing is
perfect for some road tripping and bushwalking as the
weather is usually great, temperatures are pleasant and
it’s wild flower season – brilliant - hitch em up!
enquire about our next tour -
Tag Along Tours:
- Tweed Valley, Mt Warning, Nimbin, Bald Rock NP,
Queen Mary Falls -
e-mail for more details!
- Gibraltar Range NP, Narrabri, Warrumbungle NP/Lightning Ridge -
e-mail for more details!
Bushranger Bikes provides all the assistance and direction that you need to make your
tour safe and relaxing, and our small group size ensures that your
adventure tour is as personal as possible. I can also arrange
bike and equipment hire or kit you out with your own new shiny
equipment if required.