Black Dog Ride To the Red Centre

Brisbane to Alice Springs Itinerary. Total distance 3,504 kms

Come join the ride from sunny Queensland to the colourful Red Centre!

Saturday August 17 - Brisbane to Bundaberg 415 kms

7.30 Bikes gather & breakfast at Rocker Classic Motorcycles, Ryans Road, Nundah (Lions)

9.30 Mass ride departs for Gympie 168 km

11.30 Fuel stop & morning tea Gympie (Lions)

12.00 Depart Gympie for Childers 145kms.

1.30 Arrive Childers for lunch (Lions)

2.45 Depart Childers for Bundaberg via Gin Gin 113kms

4.15 Arrive Bundaberg

6.00 MHFA Presentation & Dinner (Lions)

Accomodation: Bundaberg East Cabin & Tourist Park 83 Princess St Bundaberg Ph: 07 4152 8899

Sunday August 18 - Bundaberg to Mackay 640 kms

8.00 Depart Bundaberg for Calliope 200kms

10.00 Morning tea at Calliope

10.30 Depart Calliope for Rockhampton 120kms

12.00 Lunch Rockhampton (Lions)

1.00 Depart Rockhampton for Waverly Creek Driver reviver stop 170kms

3.00 Afternoon tea at Waverly Creek Driver reviver stop

3.30 Depart for Mackay 180kms

5.15 Arrive Mackay

6.00 BDR Dinner (Lions)

Accommodation Options: International Lodge Motel 40 Macalister Street, 4740 Mackay (07) 49511022

OR Coral Sands Motel 44 Macalister St, Mackay, Queensland 4740 (07) 49511244

OR Mid City Motor Inn 2 Macalister Street Mackay Ph. (07) 4951 1666

Monday August 19 - MacKay to Charters Towers 530 kms

8.00 Depart Mackay for Townsville 389kms.

12.30 Lunch Townsville (Lions)

2.00 Depart Townsville for Charters Towers 138kms.

3.30 Arrive Charters Towers

6.00 BDR dinner (Lions)

Charters Towers Accommodation: Dalrymple Tourist Park Ph: (07) 4787 1121 Contact Ann for BDR 10% disc. Book early! Tourist season.

Tuesday August 20 - Charters Towers to Cloncurry 650kms

8.00am Depart Charters Towers for Richmond 364kms.

12.30pm Lunch in Richmond (Lions)

1.30pm Depart Richmond for Cloncurry 286kms.

5.00pm Arrive Cloncurry.

6.00pm BDR dinner (Lions)

Cloncurry Accom: Cloncurry Caravan Park Oasis Ph. (07) 4742 1313 Offering 15% disc for BDR

Wednesday August 21 - Cloncurry to Tennant Creek 782 kms

7.30am Depart Cloncurry for Camooweal 310kms.

10.30am Morning tea Camooweal.

11.00pm Depart Camooweal for Barkly Homestead 261kms.

1.00pm Lunch Barkly Homestead (time zone change).

2.00pm Depart Barkly Homestead for Tennant Creek 211 kms.

4.00pm Arrive Tennant Creek.

6.00pm MHFA Presentation and dinner (Lions)

Tennant Creek Accom. Outback Caravan Park Ph: (08) 8962 2459 10% disc for BDR OR Eldorado Motor Inn (08) 89622402 (offering $100 for Double twin room and $120 for family/quad room

Thursday August 22 - Tennant Creek to Alice Springs 508 kms

8.30am Depart Tennant Creek for Ti-Tree 315kms .

12.30pm Lunch Ti-Tree.

1.30pm Depart Ti-Tree for Alice Springs 193kms.

3.30pm Arrive Alice Springs.

6.00pm Dinner & Entertainment Red Centre Dreaming.

Accommodation: Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge Palm Circuit Ph:1800 896 119 Up to 40% discount for BDR (share accom avail only) BOOKED OUT

or Big 4 Holiday Park Pn: 1800 808 373 (Cabins avail, call Maureen)

Friday 23 August - Alice Springs

7.30 - 9.30 Breakfast at Heavitree Gap Bistro.

11.30 Ride through Alice to Todd Mall, welcome by the Mayor. (Lunch at local eateries)

1.30 Afternoon free to explore Alice and the surrounds.

6.30 Sit down dinner, entertainment, awards & party at Red Centre Dreaming.

Accommodation: Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge Ph:1800 896 119 Up to 40% discount for BDR (share accom avail only) BOOKED OUT

or Big 4 Holiday Park Pn: 1800 808 373 (Cabins avail, call Maureen)

Saturday 24 August

7.30 - 9.30 Breakfast at Heavitree Gap Bistro.

After breakfast the organised part of BDR is finished. You are free to stay on at Heavitree Gap (please book early), tour the region, head home or continue travelling.

  • Please note that times and distances contained in the Itinerary are estimates only and you are free to travel at your own pace and times.
  • Each stop on the Itinerary is deemed a fuel stop. Please check the range of your bike against a map to determine any additional stops you may require.
  • It is your responsibility to book accommodation or camp sites and please quote BDR when booking to ensure you receive applicable discounts.
  • All meals are at your cost and if you are a registered rider it is presumed (for catering purposes) that you will be attending the organised meals as listed above.