Newcastle to Tassie by motorbike

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Newcastle to Tassie by motorbike

Post by Heath » 25 Nov 2017, 07:38

so im kinda half planning a week off that i have in january (14-20) where im gonna ride to tassie and back, the only thing i really have planned is the 14th im gonna blast down to melb, get over on the ferry on the 15th then go from there, booking accomodation as i go but im just curious if there are any locals on here between here and there if there is anything i should check out on my travels, any great roads i should ride, music shops worth the check out or even just a nice pub to stop in at for a feed.

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Re: Newcastle to Tassie by motorbike

Post by Jass » 25 Nov 2017, 08:17

I did two trips to Tassie back in the early 2000's before the wife and kids came along. The first time was by myself on an old Bandit 1200, with no plans and a week to explore. Except for the highway between Launceston and Hobart, all roads down there seem to be magic bike roads. Highlights for me , the run from Strahan on the west coast heading towards Hobart, especially the mountain just out of Queenstown, and the road out to Gordon Dam. But honestly it seems you can't take on wrong turn on a bike down there.

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Post by BazzBass » 25 Nov 2017, 13:10

Newcastle to Tassie on a bike? you're gonna need a long snorkel :)

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Post by Wrenn » 25 Nov 2017, 17:37

Just use your Patrol! Hehe
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Post by rodl2005 » 25 Nov 2017, 23:52

North west coast road. Tas....from Devonport thru to Smithton is a beauty too
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Post by BassLine » 26 Nov 2017, 03:19

Book your ferry crossing tickets asap. School hols can get busy.

The higher mountains, eg. Mt Wellington in Hobart, get swallowed in cloud regularly, even on a clear day. Riding hazard and no views!

Wine Glass Bay and Port Arthur area were most beautiful east coast places.
There's a mad 50km Mountain Bike trail near Devonport i'd love to try out.
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Post by onehandclapping » 26 Nov 2017, 15:16

I was down for my 100th trip a few weeks back.Friday at 5.30 they have a band on,down a small alleyway behind the pubs at Salamanca,outside ,below Battery Point.
All ages,wonderful vibe,just goes for about 2 hours,few beers,nice young guy was playing bass that night,a real highlight for me.My understanding ,it was run by the Arts Council
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Re: Newcastle to Tassie by motorbike

Post by Heath » 28 Nov 2017, 18:27

Really looking forward to this trip, gonna call it to tassie on a tiger :lol:
Wrenn wrote:
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Just use your Patrol! Hehe
But that's nowhere near as fun to lean into corners :D
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Post by Wrenn » 28 Nov 2017, 21:47

Heath wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 18:27
Really looking forward to this trip, gonna call it to tassie on a tiger :lol:
Wrenn wrote:
25 Nov 2017, 17:37
Just use your Patrol! Hehe
But that's nowhere near as fun to lean into corners :D
It's more comfy though ;). I'll only do it with a bike if I'm with my mates/group, but that's just me.
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Post by Aussie Mark » 29 Nov 2017, 08:05

If you're riding by yourself on the usually empty west coast roads be careful. It's not unusual for overseas tourists in rental cars to forget which side of the road they are supposed to be driving on. When I lived in Tassie tourist head-ons were quite common.

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Post by sloth » 01 Dec 2017, 13:00

onehandclapping wrote:
26 Nov 2017, 15:16
I was down for my 100th trip a few weeks back.Friday at 5.30 they have a band on,down a small alleyway behind the pubs at Salamanca,outside ,below Battery Point.
All ages,wonderful vibe,just goes for about 2 hours,few beers,nice young guy was playing bass that night,a real highlight for me.My understanding ,it was run by the Arts Council
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Post by brooksi » 02 Dec 2017, 09:04

Best corners ever, I burnt out a clutch and a rear tyre, while I was there
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Re: Newcastle to Tassie by motorbike

Post by Heath » 02 Jan 2018, 18:30

ok so i left booking the ferry too late and unless i only want to be in tassie for two days i think its a total waste :( so change of plans im coming to melbourne, going to do the great ocean road, check out philip island, hang around melb for a few days then back up home via the coast
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Post by Heath » 15 Jan 2018, 11:40

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