RIDE DIVE Tasmania - 17th to 24th February 2021
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ESCAPE WITH US & EXPLORE THE BEST OF TASMANIA, ABOVE & BELOW!
Tasmania’s roads might easily have been designed by a motorcyclist.
Wherever you ride, there are inviting stretches curling into the mountains or wrapping around beaches.
Join us for an amazing adventure, as we head east to west across the 'Apple Isle' and explore some of Australia's most historic towns.
Tasmania’s west coast is motorcycle heaven, with the often empty highways wriggling between World Heritage-listed mountains in seemingly endless sweeps.
It's as if some motorcycle God took all the best that Australia has to offer and consolidated it into one thrilling location.
With more than 4,850 km of coastline and 45,000 ha of marine reserves, the clear coastal waters of Tasmania offer some of the best temperate diving in the world.
The Tasmanian peninsula has a large number of enormous sea caverns, tunnels and canyons, particularly in the Waterfall Bay area, where the caverns are easily accessible even for novice divers. Cathedral Cave is the largest sea cave system in Australia, with a massive entrance extending back into smaller caverns and narrow tunnels.
The cool water temperatures and Antarctic current fill the water with plenty of food for all sorts of underwater life. None are more impressive than the invertebrates that cover deep sea walls. One of the most famous is the Yellow Zoanthid which can completely cover seawalls for as far as the eye can see. You'll also find massive schools of cool water fish as well as gigantic sponges in the depths. You’ll come across a wide range of marine life including seahorses, seadragons, octopus, cuttlefish, crayfish and abalone.
Day 1 (400 kms)
Departing Wednesday 17th February at 10am, we will ride to Lakes Entrance via Cooma and Cann River. Our first night in a cosy motel in Lakes Entrance.
Day 2 (300 kms)
The next morning after breakfast we depart through to Port Melbourne to meet our ferry ride to Devonport, Tasmania.
Day 3 (430 kms)
Early disembark from the ferry, after breakfast and a coffee, our adventure begins!
Our first day in Tasmania will see us heading to east coast through Bicheno and Richmond. A lot of photo opportunities along the way, especially the heritage listed bridge in Richmond. Arriving for the evening in Hobart, its time to enjoy the amazing restaurants and cafes.
Dive day. Time to explore what lies beneath in Tasmania
Day 5 (280kms)
Dive day. Weedy sea dragons, sea horses, seals, nudibranchs, caves.....
After diving today, time to leave and head west through to Queenstown.
Day 6 (260kms)
After a bit of a sleep in today, we will be traveling through to Devonport to meet our ferry ride back to the mainland; there will be plenty of stops along the way for photos and fish and chips!
They call it 99 Bends for good reason. Whether you are on a sports bike, tourer or cruiser, you will love this amazing section of road. Located on the Lyell Hwy between Queenstown and Gormanston, you will be rewarded with spectacular scenery and a fantastic session of approx 48 kms of curves on a mostly smooth road with a high grip surface.
Time to leave the 'Apple Isle' and board the Spirit of Tasmania for our overnight cruise back to Melbourne.
Day 7 (300 kms)
After disembarking we head through to Lakes Entrance for our overnight stay, and a grand BBQ for dinner on our last night celebrations.
Day 8 (400 kms)
The final leg home, via Cann River through to Canberra.
- Support vehicle with trailer, with extra fuel if required
- We carry all your gear!
- 4 nights accommodation, twin share
- 2 nights accommodation on board Spirit of Tasmania
- 4 boat dives at Hobart
- Travel from Melb to Tas via Spirit of Tasmania, quad share cabin, return
- Cost of motorcycle transfer onboard Spirit of Tasmania
- All meals, excluding meals whilst onboard Spirit of Tasmania
- Tanks and weights
What you need to supply:
- Your own motorcycle, gear and fuel
- Dive gear, you can hire from us if required
- Option 1: Solo rider, diver - twin share land, quad share on ferry - $2545.00
- Option 2: Solo rider, diver - twin share land, twin share on ferry - $2655.00
- Option 3: 2 up rider, diver - twin share land, twin share on ferry - $2655.00
- Option 4: 2 up rider non-diver - twin share land, twin share on ferry - $2180.00
We only have space for 16 divers, so book asap if you are keen!