TASMANIA

Tasmania’s North West is home to world-heritage wilderness, pristine beaches and Australia’s richest agricultural soil which produces a trail of unforgettable tastes.

Getting There

Being the Apple Island, you’re either flying in to Davenport or Hobart, or catching the Spirit Of Tasmania (which we highly recommend)

Accommodation

The North-West of Tassie has so much to see and do, as well as accommodation options from camping to 5-star For all the options check Discover Tasmania

Refuel

Bring your appetite! Tassie produces everything from wine to whisky, saffron to truffles, abalone to wasabi! Refuel after your ride with loads of fabulous options –  https://www.discovertasmania.com.au/things-to-do/food-and-drink/   

Unwind

Whether you’re looking to unwind and rejuvenate after your ride or explore all the wonders the island has to offer, you’ll find an abundance of options. One such option is a visit to Mount Gnomon Farm, where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of the gardens and savour delectable treats made from the farm’s own produce. Located just ten minutes away from Penguin, we highly recommend taking the time to experience it while you’re there.

There's time to explore the North West of Tasmania when you register for the Quad Crown MTB Stage Race in Tasmania - The Wild Penguin
North West Tasmania
Mount Gnomon Farm Tasmania image
Mount Gnomon Farm, Tasmania

Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is more than an awesome mountain bike destination.

                  It’s a place where pristine beaches sit alongside subtropical rainforest and majestic mountains, interspersed with villages steeped in history.

Getting There

Catch a flight directly to the Sunshine Coast with the airport centrally located at Marcoola.  Alternatively, you can fly into Brisbane and get up-close and personal with the lush hinterland on the one-and-a-half-hour drive. 

Accommodation

We suggest you base yourself in one of the pristine locations on the Sunshine Coast – Caloundra, Coolum or Maroochydore to name a few. You’ll be a short drive to each of the stages from here. Car hire is recommended so you can get yourself and your bike to and from each stage easily.

Refuel 

Daydreaming of food? Refuel after your ride and discover why foodies are raving about the coast!

Unwind 

Whether you want to relax and refresh after your ride, or keep the adrenaline pumping, there are plenty of activities and attractions to choose from. 

Parklands Sunshine Coast
Parklands Sunshine Coast
There's time to explore the Sunshine Coast when you register for the Quad Crown MTB Stage Race in Queensland - The Sunny 80
Point Cartwright Lighhouse

NSW’s Sapphire Coast offers stunning coastal scenery, perfect for mountain biking. 

The charming region is nestled on a stunning natural harbour, enveloped by National Parks boasting boundless beaches, secluded coves, and scenic coastal hiking trails. Its captivating history and geology, combined with an enchanting underwater world, provide ample opportunities for exploration and discovery.

Getting There

Fly into Merimbula Airport and take the Sapphire Coast bus line that will take you right into the heart of Eden.

Accommodation

Eden has plenty of accommodation options from camping to luxury stays. For all options check 

https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/south-coast/merimbula-and-sapphire-coast/eden.

Refuel

Feeling a bit hungry? Look no further because the Sapphire coast offers a wide range of cuisines for all to enjoy.

Unwind

There are plenty of things to do and see around Eden – from a relaxing walk along the coast to experiencing Longstocking Brewery where they serve up a wide range of beers, great pizzas and an excellent atmosphere.

Pinnacles Loop Walking Track, Eden. Photo Credit: Destination NSW
Aslings Beach, Eden
Aslings Beach, Eden. Photo Credit: Destination NSW

Set high in the Great Dividing Range, the Omeo Region is one of Victoria’s best kept secrets where you can lose yourself in the scenery. 

Omeo has the promise of adventure, from the magical backdrop that surrounds it to the crystal-clear rivers, Omeo really is the perfect destination for mountain biking.

Getting There

Catch a direct flight to Melbourne where you can then catch a train or hire a car to save you some time (which we highly recommend).

Accommodation

Motels, hotels, resorts or caravan parks, East Gippsland has plenty of accommodation suited to your needs. Visit  https://www.visiteastgippsland.com.au/ to check them out.

Refuel

Can’t wait to indulge in East Gippsland? From breweries to classic cafes, it really does have the lot.

Unwind

With an abundance of outdoor activities, arts, culture and tours, East Gippsland has adventure awaiting.

Secret Beach Malacoot
Mallacoota Fishing

As the heart of the Hunter region, Newcastle needs little introduction. Enjoy laidback coastal living or partake in the many activities and tours on offer.  Just 20 minutes from the Newcastle City Centre is Lake Macquarie, a destination that surpasses its namesake.

Surrounded by mountains and oceans in every direction, it offers a plethora of experiences, from delectable dining and captivating entertainment to thrilling adventures and rich cultural offerings. It truly is a one-stop shop.

Getting There

Take a direct flight to Newcastle Airport, Hire a car at the airport for a quick 20-minute drive into Lake Macquarie, or alternatively a 90-minute drive directly out of Sydney.

Accommodation

From beautiful Airbnb’s to cosy motels, there is a wide range of accommodation in this stunning town.

Refuel

Fuel up from a day of riding with endless restaurants and cafes all in close proximity to each other.

Unwind

Whether you’re looking to unwind after your ride or to keep the vibes high there are plenty of activities to choose from. To discover the full range of things to do, visit https://newcastle.nsw.gov.au/explore

Newcastle Memorial Walk, The Hill
Newcastle Memorial Walk, The Hill. Photo Credit: Destination NSW
Parry Street Garage, Newcastle
Parry Street Garage, Newcastle. Photo Credit: Destination NSW

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