The good wife and I are in the planning stages for a 9,000 lm 4 week road trip on our Harley's (Streetglide an a Wideglide) from Adelaide to Darwin to Broome, back to Katherine, then back to Adelaide.
We are departing Adelaide on the Saturday the 18th June, and [lan on being back in Adelaide on the 17th July 2016.
The onlt date that is firm, is that we must be in Darwin on the 1st of July (Territory Day) Cracker Night.
If anyone wants to join in for the whole, or part. of the trip, feel free to get in touch.
Any sugestions on good places to stay, feel free to share.
If it is ok Lofty I'd like to follow this thread.
Planning to do western vic - Darwin - cairns - Broome - west coast WA- Perth - back to Vic. Late April to end of August . I'm on a 15 Street Glide Special ( black) wife on her 2015 triumph Bonnie. We did up the centre to Darwin in 09 , (me on 06 wideglide , she on 08 Bonnie . Both retired now , have the time and plenty of rellies to visit. Keen to hear on issues like petrol in particular access to premium on west coast .
Yeh Lofty, well I was towing a trailer, and Yes I carried an extra 2 x 5 lt containers of fuel. I had very srong Head / side winds all way from Townsville, all way around Oz except from Broome south to Sand fire RoadHouse just over 300km. and I made it. I normally can get 400km from a tank sitting on 100 / 110kmh, but rest of the way I like from Townsville all way around was 200km average per tank. I know quite a few guys that have done it, no trailer. and none have carried any extra fuel.
So yeh maybe if you want to, carry 5 ltr between you both, But I reckon don't need it, if No trailer.
From Perth i went to Bussleton Jetty, Augusta ( great Pub) they also have a motel across road $90. night. Then coast road to Albany, Esperance, Then across the Nullabour stopped night at Madurah Pass, Ceduna, then went down to Port Lincoln, Then around through the Barossa Valley, to Motor Museum ( forget town but nice) then to Kingston SE, then GOR to Melbourne,
Most places called their 95 Premium. There is an additive in fuel around the outback areas, It dont look or smell like petrol from Suburbia, but still done the job. Stayed at Three ways Road house in tent but they do have cabins, Then Mataranka, Tent. Then in Darwin we stayed at Hidden Valley Tourist park, about 2km from HD dealer. and 20min ride into Darwin to see Harbour & Mindil Markets. Then come back down to Katherine to the Big 4 c/park, has own onsite restaurant, Then Lake Argyle is a Must. about 30km inland off h/way. Then fuel at Kununurra, Then Fitzroy Crossing Resort on right as you come into town before crossing bridge. $15. unpwered site.also fuel up in FC. Then next stop Broome.
I don't really have any input except...save me some fireworks.
Thanks Lofty. I am sure we will cross paths at some time in the trip. Was in Darwin for Territory Day a few years ago. Went to Lee Point with rellies. Eskies full of fireworks. Unbelievable shooting out and across the water. Safe travels !
Darwin is full in July , book accomodation early . I,ve sworn never to go again at that time due to the crowds . Must be gettin old and grumpy .
Planning is done, we leave on Friday 17th June, and return to Adelaide on Sunday 10th July with the Sa Forum Members returning from the Brass Balls Run.
Totall distance - 9,757 Km's plus tourist riding.
24 days, with 6 x rest days off the bike included.
longest day - 843 Km's
shortest day -255 Km's
Adelaide- Katherine - Broome - Katherine - Darwin - Jabiru - Katherine - Hawker - Adelaide.
anyone welcome to join in for part/ all of the way.
we have decided to take the Super Tenere two up and tow our Austrack camper trailer.