If you can picture yourself exploring remote corners of Australia on a BMW motorbike, this could be the company for you.
Compass Expeditions, which is an official partner of BMW, has launched two motorbike tours of Australia, with journeys ranging from the bends of the Great Ocean Road to the vibrations of the Birdsville Track.
Compass Expeditions is an Australian company that has been operating motorbike expeditions in other parts of the world, including South America, Africa, Asia and Europe, for over a decade. It has now turned its attention to home soil, launching two trips that are all-inclusive of motorbike rental, fuel, accommodation, entry fees and most meals.
Riders can also join the trips with their own bikes and there is a choice between camping or staying in hotels along the way.
A 17-day trip departs from Melbourne and takes in the Great Ocean Road, the Barossa Valley, the Birdsville Track and Darwin, while a 19-day trip leaves Darwin and takes in Kakadu, Katherine, Alice Springs, Uluru, South Australia’s Oodnadatta Track and the Flinders Ranges.
Company founder Mick McDonald says Australia was added to the company’s line-up due to demand from travellers.
This article is an excerpt from Jane E. Fraser’s weekly travel column in The Sun Herald, Sydney.