Motorcycle Trip Planning

Motorcycle trip planning Australia here are some helpful travel tips. 

Once you have decided to come to Australia you need to plan your route according to the season. There are some parts of Australia you cannot travel to at certain times of the year due to either extreme temperatures or floods.

After you have chosen your route and have decided what areas you want to visit, you need to work out the amount of time it is going to take you to complete your journey. 

You will need to work out the total number of kilometers your journey will take and then you must work out how many kilometers you are prepared to travel in one day. 

Australia is vast and hot! Always carry ample fuel & water

It is important to consider the fatigue factor because if you are travelling on dirt roads (dirt road conditions vary from day to day) you will consume more energy than if you were to travel on sealed roads that why it is important to consider your motorcycle trip planning Australia.

You should not over estimate your ability when riding some dirt roads that are not maintained on a regular basis. 

It is a good idea to allow yourself some extra days in case you come across a beautiful place you want to stay at for a day or two. 

Extra caution at dusk & sunup – kangaroo feeding time

Motorcycle trip planning australia

Motorcycle Trip Planning Australia

  • You should never leave a dirt road that you are travelling on to go cross country as you may loose sight of the road and not be able to find it again. 
  • Carry ample water. 
  • If you are travelling through a remote area always inform authorities of your destination, travel route and arrival time. 
  • You should always work out your fuel requirements between fuel stops. 
  • Always reset your trip meter after refueling so you know what distance you can roughly travel on your tank of fuel; it is also handy for knowing the distance traveled in relation to your map and last refueling point. 
  • You should try to avoid travelling at night in the outback because the wildlife tends to hang around the side of the road eating the greener grass. Your light tends to blind and panic them. They usually jump towards your oncoming light i.e.: your bike, which could be potentially disastrous. The animals most frequently encountered are kangaroos, wild pigs and cattle.  
  • Take it easy, keep your speed down when travelling outback roads, especially dirt roads. Give yourself a chance to react to conditions like bull dust, wash outs or wild animals. 
  • Before you get going in the mornings it is usually a good idea to check your chain tension, your tyre inflation and usually finish it off with a good general check over. Always check your engine oil level after filling up with fuel.
  • You can ask a question on an Australian bikers forum.