Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre 2015


Melbourne to Uluru

Join dozens of Victorian motorbike riders embarking upon a 2500+km epic riding journey for a great cause! VIC Black Dog Riders will depart Melbourne on Saturday 15th August 2015.

Before registering, please read the Ride FAQs here and read an important message from the Founder of Black Dog Ride here.

Registration for the full journey to the Red Centre is full. The State Rider leg will be open on 20th May. Click here for more info.

Start fundraising here:

The VIC Ride Coordinator is Ric Raftis and he can be emailed on: or or phone him on: 0407 412 100

Melbourne To Uluru Itinerary. Total distance 2,765 kms

Join us as we adventure to the Red Centre! All for a worthy cause!

Saturday 15 August - Melbourne to Port Fairy 297 kms

9:00 Assemble McDonalds in City Road Sth Melbourne

10:00 Depart for Winchelsea (via Geelong) 112 kms

11:45 Lunch Winchelsea (Lions)

1:00 Depart Winchelsea for Koroit 166 kms

3.15 Afternoon tea Koroit (Lions)

4:00 Depart Koroit for Port Fairy 20 kms

4:15 Arrive Port Fairy

6:30 Dinner (tba)

Accommodation: BIG4 Port Fairy Caravan Park. Phone:(03) 5568 1145

Sunday 16 August - Port Fairy to Bordertown 348 kms

8:30 Depart Port Fairy for Heywood 65 kms

9:15 Breakfast in Heywood (Lions)

11:00 Depart Heywood for Mt Gambier 90kms

11:30 Lunch in Mt Gambier (Lions)

1:00 Depart Mt Gambier for Naracoorte 103 kms

2:00 Afternoon tea Naracoorte

3:00 Depart Naracoorte for Bordertown 90 kms

4:00 Arrive Bordertown

6:00 Dinner at Bordertown Hotel dining room

Accommodation: Bordertown Caravan Park (08) 8752 1752, Bordertown Hotel (08) 8752 1016, Woolshed Inn (08) 8752 1144, Bordertown Motel (08) 8752 1444

Monday 17 August - Bordertown to Clare 400 kms

9:00 Depart Bordertown for Murray Bridge 200 kms

11:30 Lunch Murray Bridge (Lions)

1:00 Depart Murray Bridge for Nurioopta (via Nurioopta) 100 kms.

2:15 Cuppa & community chat in Nurioopta (Lions)

3:00 Depart Nurioopta for Clare (via Kapunda) 100 kms

4:15 Arrive Clare

6:00 Dinner at Caravan Park (Lions)

Accommodation: Clare Caravan Park (08) 8842 2724

Tuesday 18 August - Clare to Port Augusta 230 kms

9:00 State Riders depart main group.
Red Centre Riders depart Clare for Orroroo 130 kms

10:30 Morning tea Orroroo Hotel

11:30 Depart Orroroo for Port Augusta 100 kms

1:00 Lunch and Commmunity event in Port Augusta

3:00 Book in to Caravan Park

6:00 Free night to expolre local eateries

Accommodation: Shoreline Caravan Park Gardiner Ave Ph: (08) 8642 2965 10% discount for BDR

Wednesday 19 August - Port Augusta to Coober Pedy 555 kms

8.00 Depart Port Augusta for Pimba/Woomera 180 kms .

10.00 Pimba/Woomera morning tea & site seeing.

11.00 Depart Pimba/Woomera for Glendambo Roadhouse 121 kms

12.30 Fuel stop/lunch Glendambo

1.30 Depart Glendambo for Coober Pedy 254 kms

4.00 Arrive Coober Pedy.

6.00 Free night in town, many local eateries to choose from

Coober Pedy Accom. Radeka Downunder Motel Ph: (08) 8672-5223 20% disc. for BDR

Thursday 20 August - Coober Pedy to Erldunda 689 kms

9:00 Depart Coober Pedy for Marla 235 kms

11:30 Refuel and rest Marla

12:30 Depart Marla for Erldunda 254kms

(2:30 Optional fuel stop and rest Kulgera 192 kms)

3:30 Arrive Erldunda

6:00 BBQ dinner at Desert Oaks Resort

Accommodation: Desert Oaks Resort (08) 8956 0984

Friday 21 August - Erldunda to Yulara 246 kms

9:00 Erldunda to Curtin Spring Cattle Station 161 kms

10:45 Refuel and explore Curtin Springs Cattle Station

11:30 Depart Curtin Springs for Yulara 85 kms

12:30 Arrive Yulara and check-in Hotels/Camp Ground

3:45 Regroup at location tba to meet riders from other States

4:15 Group photo at TN Viewing Platform & ride around Uluru (Police Escort)

5:00 Arrive Yulara

6:15 Bus pick ups from accommodation

6:30 Welcome Sundowner at Sails in the Desert Poolside. Includes substantial food and 2 hour drinks package

Accommodation: Voyages Ayers Rock Resort - Booking Sheet provided with Registration

Saturday 22 August

Rest day - free to relax or explore Uluru and the surrounds

5.00-5.30 Buses will pick up from your accommodation

6.00 Private "Sounds of Silence" dining experience

Accommodation: Voyages Ayers Rock Resort

Sunday 23 August

8.15am Meet at location tba for group ride to Mutitjulu

8.30am Group ride from Yulara to Mutitjulu Community 24 kms (bitumen road)

9.00am Breakfast at Mutitjulu Community

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

Important Ride Notes

  • 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