Shipping bike within Aus

Discussion in 'Asia Pacific' started by Robbo107672, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Robbo107672

    Robbo107672 n00b

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    HI Folks, I registered quite a while back but have not post before.
    Quick intro: I had a KLX250 then a DR500 when I was younger, then had a 30 year break to raise a family. Got a KLR650 3-4 years back and recently updated to a Tiger 800 XC. I love camping trips and wish I had time to do more of it.
    So, to my question that I'm looking for help with, I searched and mostly came up with old/outdated hits. A few of my mates & I plan to do a trip from Alice Springs, down the Oodnadatta, Flinders Ranges and back to Sydney but want to ship the bikes to Alice rather than ride there from Sydney.
    Does anyone have any suggestions for shipping 4 or 5 bikes at a reasonable cost? The options I've come up with so far are either putting them in a crate which presents problems disposing of the crate in Alice, or shipping bare in which case the price goes up dramatically. ($1,000 plus)
    Shipping in a crate is about $500 but has some issues for us.
    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Rob
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