DACA tours “Golden Outback” adventure is extremely remote, and accesses parts of Australia rarely seen or driven.
In a decade of exploring this region we’re yet to see any bikes, and have completed over 1000kms regularly not coming across a single person!
The riding is everything from open and fast to very challenging with densely vegetated trails and rocky breakaway country.
You’ll be mesmerised by all of the “Great Victoria Desert” and its unexpected woodlands, vegetation and lake systems making for a very diverse and ever-changing ride.
Riding in the footprints of early explorers aboard your bike of choice through this remote land, is the most memorable riding we’ve ever done and we’re passionate about sharing this experience with you.
The outback town of Laverton was once known as the wildest Gold mining town in the west and today it is the gateway to our DACA tour adventure.
We leave the town of Laverton and civilisation behind us and head north through local station roads, where you will feel the vastness of our big country as you get to know your bike and get your eye in. We will ride through the De La Poer Range with its twisting, winding and washed out tracks leading us to Lake Wells.
Station tracks not accessible to others and barely driven by the pastoralist are the start to the day on our way to the iconic abandoned Yeo Homestead. With a couple of hundred kms of desert trails and tracks under our belt, we will arrive to the welcoming shady verandahs of the abandoned Yeo homestead and wash the day down. Stretched back riding boots still on, we will be all smiles and in awe of the days ride through what can only be called An “Australian Oil Painting” while absorbing the rich history of this restored homestead.
We say goodbye to our 1800’s character homestead and ride on down the Anne Beadell with its unique landscapes. The riding is unbelievable, winding and snaking its way between these landscapes familiar of a Nevada Desert, with you wanting to stop and conquer every spectacular hill with its panoramic views. As we head east, deep into Great Victoria Desert country you will get a true sense of remoteness, keep a close eye out for the Camels.
Leaving the Anne Beadell our day begins with more technical riding today, on a very unused track with vegetation brushing your bars as we snake and berm our way through a forest of desert gums and spinifex lined trails for what feels an eternity. We break out of the forest into a totally new environment, sparsley vegetated dunes and ridges with a hardpac track that leads us onto the eighty km long “Lake Rason”. Here we will watch the sun set over the lake and roll swags, before dining like kings.
A sunrise over the Horizon of the lake is a print to hang on the wall at home, we skirt the lake this morning on more tight twisting tracks with tall gums lining our route. The environment is ever changing and challenging with blue gums becoming a blur before we get to the breakaway country and its rocky washouts. Every rise and fall of elevation you enter a new riding environment and never want it to end. As you ride towards our final destination your memories of the past four days and the incredible riding and great times you have experienced will be with you. As we near Laverton we ride through the ruins and old mining memorabilia of the town Burtville with its abandoned mine shafts and machinery left as a testament to how the early settlers lived and worked in the pursuit of Gold. The final 50kms of Great Victoria Desert is open and a welcome rest from the days exciting riding. This is a chance to soak it all in and reminisce of the 1000 km’s of amazing and memorable riding, landscapes and great times had along the way.
Supply your own bike spares & equipment required for the adventure.
Organise your own travel to & from start & finish locations.
All food, meals, accommodation, fuel & support services supplied.
ONLY 20% DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO SECURE A BOOKING
Supplied KTM 500 EXC-F desert prepared and ready for the adventure.
Flights from Perth & return includes all transfers while on tour.
All food, meals, accommodation, fuel & support services supplied.
ONLY 20% DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO SECURE A BOOKING
What’s the “All In” Option?
With the All In option, we will have your KTM 500 EXC-F desert prepared and ready for adventure. The 500 is undisputedly the bike of choice for “Outback Australia and will make the adventure a memory for life. Our service starts long before you reach the tour start line. Your return flights Ex Perth, transfers once on tour are inclusive and all other logistical requirements will be catered for. We have every aspect of a desert adventure covered all your required to do is “gear-up” and ride!
What’s the BYO Option?
We welcome the use of your own licensed motorbike that is fully maintained and prepared for the desert adventure. Supply your own bike spares and equipment required for you to carry out basic maintenance (filters ,chain etc.) Organise your own travel to and from start and finish locations for yourself and your equipment. We can assist with the information required to arrange travel to and from these tour locations as an alternative to our ALL IN tours.
DACA TOURS has a range of adventures that cater for anyone with a sense of adventure and suitable motorbike licence. All tours have an experienced and passionate support team consisting of lead riders sweep riders & back up crew. We all have a comprehensive knowledge of the tour route and are qualified and capable of first aid. Our DACA team are there to assist with any riding challenges & support you require. We know the area well and you can have peace of mind amongst the most remote areas of Australia we have the knowledge and infrastructure to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. The DACA team takes pride in making sure your day is all about riding through the outback while we take care of the rest.
What is an Adventure Tour?
DACA TOURS strives to make your adventure the most memorable riding experience yet, with some of the most remote and scenic locations in Australia. We are privileged to be part of the very few who get see and experience these hidden riding treasures. Each day will end sitting around the camp fire, sharing the days stories with your fellow riders, content and ready for tomorrows adventure.
What sort of gear do I need to bring?
Total Luggage not to exceed 20Kg, keep clothing to a minimum. Riding gear during the day suitable for all conditions including DOT approved Helmet, goggles, gloves x2, pants, motocross/enduro boots, suitable socks, knee guards and body armour/enduro jacket. A good quality 3 litre hydration pack with ability to carry small items such as snack bars. Something comfortable after hours, track pants shorts shoes. Camera/Go-pro for all the action. Thermal Clothing Is Advised for unexpected wet weather riding. All personal luggage to be carried by HINO back-up truck.
We will send you a more detailed list of what to bring when you make your booking. If supplying your own motorbike you will need a small, but comprehensive spares kit including basic tools for minor repairs to your own bike, tubes, levers, spark plug, chain link and spare air filters etc.
DACA Operates the HINO SERIES 500 DUAL CAB 4×4 truck as a support vehicle that is equipped with everything we require to support you on your outback adventure, including a spare bike. We also run a sweep vehicle Toyota Landcruiser 79 Series Single Cab Ute that travels close to the bikes to pick up any small repairs to keep everyone tracking, and provide for lunches & refreshments. OUR support vehicles are equipped with SAT phone between vehicles and lead rider, satellite tracker, UHF radio for support crew operations,HF radio and personal EPIRB enabling us to provide an effective and safe adventure.
What happens to my luggage?
The Hino 500 truck carries your gear bag and we will issue you with a small dust/water proof bag to stow your after riding clothing into that is easily accessed.
There is always enough food to tame the heartiest of appetites. We pride ourselves on the quality of produce chosen and understand amazing flavours and memorable meals are all part of a great holiday. There is a choice of Continental or fully cooked breakfast, fresh sandwiches, wraps or a sneaky steak sanga is on the cards for lunches. Majority of evening meals are BBQ, pasta, curry, fish & camp oven secrets around the campfire. There is always a variety of fruit and snacks throughout the day to stow in your backpack. Coffee, tea and juices are available throughout the days stops and our vehicles carry in excess of 1000 litres of water. All meals & drinks are on DACA while on tour.
Outback is what DACA is about so you will be under the stars on a comfortable camp stretcher tucked into your swag. Hot shower facilities with a new outback view are available every day. With a country pub thrown in here and there.
A valid motorcycle license for the motorbike your riding is a must. We have had a range of skill levels amongst previous riders, from experienced enduro riders who have crossed the Simpson, to less experienced riders who have limited off-road experience. However considerable experience with off-road riding is recommended as almost every kilometre of our adventures are remote and off-road. Everyone rides at their own pace and our guides will ensure all ability levels are catered for. Several stops each day ensure all levels of rider can enjoy the remoteness and isolation at a pace that is comfortable for them.
DACA requires all our riders to take out a short term travel insurance that covers riding a motorbike, health/accident and trip cancellation/interruption. This will be peace of mind when you are riding the most remote tracks you have ever experienced. Or in the event of unforeseen circumstances close to the departure date interrupt plans.
What happens after I book a Tour?
When you have completed your booking, DACA will send an information package with all the specific tour requirements,and follow up with pre-booked flight details for riders booking the “All IN”tours
What will I need to pay for while on tour?
All accommodation and meals are included while on tour. Regional flights to and from tour are inclusive on the “ALL IN” tours. Enough cash for emergency or souvenirs only. Alcoholic beverages are not included in the tour price, but we can organise it for you.
A valid motorcycle license for the motorbike your riding is a must. We have had a range of skill levels amongst previous riders, from experienced enduro riders who have crossed the Simpson, to less experienced riders who have limited off-road experience. Considerable experience with off-road riding is recommended as almost every kilometre of our adventures are remote and off-road. Everyone rides at their own pace and our guides will ensure all ability levels are catered for. Several stops each day ensure all levels of rider can enjoy the remoteness and isolation at a pace that is comfortable for them.
Payment for tour?
Payments can be made using Credit Card or Over The Phone. A 20% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. Full payment for the tour is required 30 days prior to the departure date.
A security deposit of $2000 in the event of damage to your hire motorbike caused by yourself is required on top of the tour deposit, 30 days prior to departure date and is refundable upon return of your hire bike in satisfactory condition agreed by DACA scrutineer. We understand normal wear and tear is part of all riding this is to cover bent and broken components as you would on your own equipment.
A 20% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. Full payment for the tour is required 30 days prior to the departure date.
Cancelling after booking confirmation, yet prior to final payment,the 20% deposit is non-refundable
Cancelling after the final payment has been received:
# More than 21 days prior to departure date – 75% of payment is refunded.
# Between 21 and 14 days prior to departure date – 50% of payment is refunded.
# Between 14 and 7 days prior to departure date – 25% of payment is refunded.
# Less than 7 days prior to departure date – No refund
Please note most travel Insurance will cover the cost of cancelled tours but check with your individual insurer