Simpson Desert Motorcycle Tour - Alice Springs to Birdsville 6 days 900km

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Our Simpson Desert motorcycle tour will ride all of the 1100 sand dunes and see incredible desert beauty on this tour. 

We cater for the riders who just want to get across the Simpson Desert using our experience of this crossing while at the same time having a lot of fun.

This Simpson Desert motorcycle tour is definitely one of the number one motorcycle tours in the world and if you are a motorcycle rider it is a must to do this journey, once in your life time.

This tour is located in one of the most remote areas of the world, it offers you a challenge through sand country both physically, mentally and at the same time surrounded by the unique beauty of the desert and her elements.

If you are looking for 5 star accommodation and table service then this tour in not for you!

Simpson Desert motorcycle tour description in brief

6 day tour departing from Alice Springs crossing the Simpson Desert and finishing up in Birdsville.

At Alice Springs we will sort out your luggage the day before and anything else last minute.

You will be riding a motorcycle for 5 days and camp under the stars each for 4 nights.

We have a riders briefing each evening so you know exactly what you are going to do for the next day.

This is a tough trip, it will wear you down each day as the tour progresses further into the desert, do expect to fall off your motorcycle at least once if not more.

To do this tour you will require off road motorcycle experience.

The last nigh is spent in a bit of luxury at the famous Birdsville Hotel with a fabulous dinner and a few laughs and drinks.

You will fly from Birdsville to Brisbane, it is brilliant way to have a bird’s eye view of the deep red sands of central Australia to lush green east coast of Australia as the flight progresses. 

The tours general route on Google Map (approximate route only).
This route can change due to road or weather conditions.

So come on let’s have some fun!!

Picture gallery from previous Simpson Desert Motorcycle Tours

Watch our official video

Before you attempt the Simpson Desert crossing unsupported watch this video

Cheers Eddy


  • Finke Desert race track
  • Mt Dare Hotel
  • Simpson Desert 1100 sand dunes to cross (officially! but who counts them anyway!)
  • Swimming at Dalhousie Hot Springs (water temp 39 deg) this will take away your mussel ack’s form the desert crossing
  • French Line
  • QAA Line
  • Poeppels Corner (South Aust, Queensland and northern Territory Border intersection)
  • Birdsville Hotel
  • Desert camping and brilliant stars to see

Desert info

The Simpson Desert Consists of a sea of parallel red sand dunes covering an area of 170,000 sq km (as large as England and Wales). It lies across the corners of South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Rainfall is low, on average 125 mm per year. Temperatures exceed 50 degrees in summer and can fall below zero centigrade in winter.

What is included

  • Motorcycle hire
  • Fuel
  • All Meals
  • Birdsville hotel accommodation (twin share)
  • Birdsville to Brisbane flight
  • Desert parks pass
  • Camping gear
  • Best 6×6 Support vehicle

What is not included

  • Alcohol, hotel coffees
  • Meals in Birdsville not included


  • Riding instructions given each day.

Your Chosen Tour Date

  • If there is not enough riders to make the tour viable for your chosen tour date we will move your tour date to another date or refund your money back. We will keep you informed at all times regarding numbers. We do appreciate that your time is important.


  • 1 nights hotel accommodation in Birdsville twin share
  • We provide all camping equipment (one tent and mattress per person) for the million and one stars a night hotel

Support Vehicle

  • Our tour support vehicle is an all purpose 6×6 specially built for motorcycle tour support and is one of the best


  • “Rough As Guts Outback Restaurant will cater on tour”

Prior to departure

  • We require you to sign our indemnity form before departure, this is to acknowledge that we cannot guarantee your safety on a motorcycle and to recognize motorcycling is a dangerous activity
  • We require full payment 6 weeks prior from tour departure

Tag-along passengers or riders

  • Tag along available for riders wanting to use their own bike
  • We have an available place for a tag along passengers in the 6×6 or one of our 4×4 vehicles


What you need to bring

  • Personal luggage bag size try to keep it small as you don’t need the kitchen sink
  • Remember you are going to flying on a small plane!
  • Motorcycle riding gear eg: Helmet, Boots, Jacket, Gloves etc
  • Sleeping bag, blow up pillow
  • Fly nets are able to be purchased at Mt Dare Station
  • Warm jumper for nights, woolen head warmer (beanie)
  • Casual clothing, foot wear (Joggers) swim ware, USB stick 50G, camera.
  • Sun glasses, hat, sun screen, toiletries
  • Spending money eg:alcohol, souvenir, pub meal, optional tours
  • Small camel back able to carry small items must also have water bladder