Old Fart's Ozzy Tour 2013 - Need local help in planning

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Caerleon9176, May 22, 2013.

  1. Caerleon9176

    Caerleon9176 n00b

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    Thanks for all of the replies.

    I have booked with a company to hire a 2013 GS1200 LC bike - i have test ridden it here in the UK and it is an awesome machine to ride :D

    The plan now is to ride from Sydney to Perth. If i had sufficient time it would be Syd - Mel - Dar - Perth just to make sure i don't miss out any relatives.

    I have just been reading about the Oz wildlife - ekk!:eek1 Snakes and Spiders - Jesus! Browns/Funnel Webs/Death Adders and one other snake that are always aggressive and will go for you rather than sliver away!?!? not encouraged to read that a small spider will kill you instantly or in less than 30 mins and a snake will kill you in 4 hours...Hmm - how on earth do you guys survive down there! Not sure camping will be safe enough for a pommie like me.
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  2. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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    Just stop reading such stuff! Those are not things that worry us here. I've done a lot of wild camping around Australia and I don't even know of anyone who has had any serious (or even minor) injury from snakes or spiders.

    So many more things to worry about than little critters like that. Google drop bears if you want something to worry about....
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  3. Phil_Fong

    Phil_Fong Over Regulated

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    Which month or time of year ?
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  4. stormsearcher

    stormsearcher Been here awhile

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    OZ is against you.spiders, snakes, bush fires, droughts,: sharks, floods, roos, cattle, jelly fish, heat, cold etc etc.just get a bike and ride.ride like the wind.this is a continent. it never ends.its a great place.one month is just a drop in the ocean.there is so much to experience. just flow with the go!
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  5. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    If you still have 4 weeks you'll get to take in a lot depending on your route.Can either go ove the Blue mountains to the west of Sydney & continue kthrough to bathurst ( home of the 100km V8 car race; can ride your bike around the citcuit seeing as its normally an open road. Stick to the speed limit, the coppers hammer it!) & then west through to dubbo, Cobar & broken Hill. Bith last towns are old mining areas with tours etc. From the hill on through to SA with a quick diversion to the Barossa Valley to check some eof the best wines in the world. Over across the Great Australian Bight on the edge of the Nullabor are the cliffs as shown in rpevious pics. I'll let the SA & wa mob fill you in on stuff like the Striling Ranges in southern WA Enjoy!
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  6. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    My last 2 road bikes, 2nd hand, (Aprilia Falco, gen1 Tuono) I bought in Sydney and rode them home. (Perth) Still have the Tuono, (keeper)
    Did the exact route described above. Took 4 days each time. Loved it.
    In another life I spent 12 years driving 4x4 outback tours. Ive done the Great Central Road aprox 40 times. I never tire of the desert expance and the vacume of silence at night.
    I sugest if you want a nice country experience do the Nullabour. If you want to feel the heart of this big ol slab of land, go thru Ayres rock and accross the desert through Warburton Kalgoorlie to Perth. Seeing some of the bizzarr sights along the way will stick with you forever. Not putting crap on the Nullabour, but that is a cruise in comparasome.
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  7. Caerleon9176

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    Drop Bears! :D LOL!

    Thanks for the guide Dennis - i havent planned the route totally yet as im still getting addresses from the reli's out there.
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  8. Caerleon9176

    Caerleon9176 n00b

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    The whole of September
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  9. Dave Ward

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    Never laugh at drop bears...


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  10. Caerleon9176

    Caerleon9176 n00b

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    So no deaths in Australia then..:rofl
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  11. XRman

    XRman Long timer

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    Country of tourist origin in the graph, not where they died silly!

    With regard to our animals etc. that will kill you etc.
    1) just watch every step ( snakes)
    2) wear good footwear always, but especialy in long grass (snakes)
    3) the suicidal roos are probably the most likely to kill you. They usually travel in groups , so if you see one , expect more. Except for wallabies; they are solitary and come out in a head held low posture at the last minute. Ask me how I know this? The conventional wisdom is that the roos are worse at dawn and dusk. The wallaby that put me on my head did so at 11.30 a.m.
    4) Swimming in the Southern Ocean can kill you. More likely through drowning than shark attack. But either way your dead.
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  12. french horn

    french horn Just Add venture

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    Not yet .... they are selective eaters. :dg :D

    Enjoy the trip mate.
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  13. Caerleon9176

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    LOL thanks guys.

    If i survive a drop bear attack i will be sure to worn you of the wild haggis we have here in the UK, vicious little buggers they are!
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  14. Gadget678

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