Australia - Down Under

Melbourne, Australia, Australasia

Our 12 day "Down Under" motorcycle road trip through Australia will take you through the states of Victoria and New South Wales. You will get to know the vibrant cities Melbourne and Sydney and discover special landscapes such as the Great Ocean Road on the south coast of Australia, the Murray River and the wine-growing areas of Routherglen. On the endless highways you can speed along with your Harley – don’t forget in Australia there is only left-handed traffic! Other highlights on this motorcycle trip are a harbor cruise in Sydney with dinner and a ride with the steamboat on the Murray River. Finally, full of new impressions, you arrive back in Melbourne.

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Australia - Down Under


Itinerary

Australia
Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Tours
Down Under - 12 Days

Reuthers Harley-Davidson Australia Down Under Motorcycle Tour

Route:
Melbourne - Port Campbell - Portland - Ballarat -
Echuca - Albury - Canberra - Sydney -
Bateman's Bay - Lakes Entrance - Melbourne


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Tuesday, Day 1
Melbourne

Reuthers Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Tour Australia - Welcome to Melbourne

Welcome to Melbourne - the Sunshine City. Be our guest at the traditional Welcome-Dinner. Let's get to know each other. Your tour guide will be happy to answer any questions regarding your upcoming Australian adventure.

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Wednesday, Day 2
Melbourne - Port Campbell

Australia, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Tour, Great Ocean Road

Right after breakfast and the day’s briefing, we pick up our Harley-Davidson rental motorcycles. Last safety tips (keep left!) and we head for Torquay, the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. This legendary coast road was built by home-coming soldiers in memory of their companions.

Australia, Twelve Apostels

More highlights on the road this first day are Bells Beach, the red and white lighthouse, Airey’s Inlet and of course the Twelve Apostles.

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Thursday, Day 3
Port Campbell - Portland

Australia, Great Ocean Road

The whole day is devoted to the Great Ocean Road. First stop will be Warnabool, and at Logan Beach, depending on the season, whale watching.

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Friday, Day 4
Portland - Ballarat

Reuthers Australia Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Tour

Leaving the coast road, we cruise inland and pass through an endless variety of landscapes. Early afternoon we reach Ballarat and spend the rest of the day at Sovereign Hill, a suburb where time stands still.

Australia, Ballarat - Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town

The old gold mining town invites you to prospect for gold and in different houses you will learn more about life in "the good old days" in the Australian "Wild West".

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Saturday, Day 5
Ballarat - Echuca

Reuthers Australia Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Tour

Beautiful landscapes, endless avenues and the breadth of the country show just how big a continent Australia is. Our goal today is Echuca and for a special reason.

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Sunday, Day 6
Echuca - Albury

Australia, Echuca - Emmylou paddle steamer

Before riding again, we board the paddle steamer Emmylou for an unforgettable boat tour on the Murray, Australia’s longest river.

Australia, Lake Mulwala

We continue our trip on the Murray Valley Highway with a photo stop at Lake Mulwala and visit the famous Routherglen wine region. For dinner we spend the evening at the Commercial Club with a "Gambling Licence".

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Monday, Day 7
Albury - Canberra

Australia, Canberra -  Government House of Parliament

Although everybody knows about Sydney and Melbourne, the capital of Australia is actually Canberra. Today’s highlight is a visit to the Australian parliament buildings and the new government house.

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Tuesday, Day 8
Canberra - Sydney

Sydney Captain Cook Harbour Dinner Cruise

We are leaving the interior country by freeway and head for the Pacific, to Sydney. In the evening we undertake a harbour cruise with dinner on board the Captain Cook.

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Wednesday, Day 9
Sydney

Australia, Sydney Opera House

A free day for everyone. Of course we will be happy to assist you in selecting and booking your Sydney highlights. Our tip: the Opera House Tour in the morning. Here you will get a good look behind the scenes of the Sydney Opera House, one of the three best opera houses in the world.

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Thursday, Day 10
Sydney - Bateman's Bay

Australia, Bewong Roadhouse

From Sydney we head south, alternating coast roads and the Princess Highway 1.
A must in the loneliness of the Benderah State Forest is the Bewong Road House, a popular truck stop.

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Friday, Day 11
Bateman's Bay - Lakes Entrance

Australia, Tathra Wharf

Passing the yacht harbour in Bateman’s Bay, our coastal road leads us to the Muruya River and Princess Highway 1 to Tathra. At the Wharf Restaurant we learn more about seafood specialities.

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Saturday, Day 12
Lakes Entrance - Melbourne

Australia, Colonial Tram Car Restaurant, Melbourne

Princess Highway 1 becomes more and more the Princess Freeway and so we have a fast run into Melbourne, where we drop off the Harley-Davidson motorcycles and check into our hotel. Melbourne, with its Crown World of Entertainment, including shopping centers, casinos and a lot more attractions, is waiting. The highlight of the evening will be our traditional Farewell-Dinner and a Melbourne sightseeing tour on the Colonial Tram Car. Finally we all reminisce on our tour together. Let’s meet again on one of our next adventures in New Zealand, USA, South Africa or Europe.

 

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