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GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT


5 DAY TOUR

DACA tours “Great Australian Bight Tour” is all about exploring the coastal cliffs of the Great Australian Bight with its maze of riding trails that access some of the best beaches and coves in the world.

You’ll experience every riding terrain Western Australia has on offer, from granite mountain climbs to open pristine squeaky hard pack beaches with turquoise water begging to be swam.

You’ll ride amongst the largest dune system in the southern hemisphere, camp above the cliffs with the sound of Southern Ocean below and experience the historical “Telegraph Track”.

4 – 8 November

ITINERARY


DAY 1: CONDINUP – BALLADONIA

Leave the classic country Condingup Pub and head towards Mount Ragged along the Balladonia track, coastal woodlands with constantly changing terrain and an array of riding surfaces through Balbinya and Nanimbinia Station.

DAY 2: BALLADONIA – BILBUNYA

Today we ride east through winding, dense woodlands on route to the amazing Toolina Cove on the cliffs of the Great Australian Bight. Looking over the horizon you can see the famous baxter cliffs. Soak up this once in a lifetime view over lunch, before heading back West along the cliffs to our over night camp at Bilbunya.

DAY 3: BILBUNYA – CAPE ARID

The biggest dunes in the southern hemisphere and all of Australia, are expecting you. These are an amazing natural feature of the Great Australian Bight coastline. As you spend some time amongst these giants, you will experience how very small and insignificant humans really are. It will allow you to appreciate and experience the beauty and limitlessness of Australia’s landscape. We head west towards Israelite Bay, along the base of the coastal scarp using the tracks that wind their way behind primary dunes, skirting coastal lakes, arriving at the telegraph station ruins at Israelite Bay. We then head north west from Israelite Bay towards the untouched beaches of Cape Arid.

DAY 4: CAPE ARID – CONDINUP

The place where dreams are made, ride some of the most amazing pristine, picturesque beaches in the world. You will want to get your camera focused and ready to snap away. Here you will also discover hidden natural spa pools and turquoise lagoons amongst the granite headlands and bays. We ride to the base of Mt Arid and if you’re feeling fit, climb to appreciate the 360 degrees view of the Recherche Archipelago and its 105 islands stretching west to Esperance. Or adventure to some of the very isolated bays and coves to the south of Cape Arid through some of the most scenic riding on the south coast. Either way you are spoilt for choices and adventure. 

As we near the end of an amazing DACA adventure we ride to the iconic Condi Tavern with their never ending generous and friendly hospitality. Here you will have an opportunity to relax and celebrate all you’ve experienced, share your stories, photos and adventures with your mates and the crew you’ve met along the way.

DAY 5: CONDINUP – ESPERANCE

Our final day on the bikes is spent riding along the high tide mark of some of the worlds famous beaches and coves, including Cape Le Grand national park, Lucky Bay and many more picturesque locations on route to Esperance, our final destination.

PRICING

Choose from BYO bike or ALL INCLUDED options.

Full details in FAQ section below.


BYO: $3,875

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

ALL IN: $5K

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

FAQ

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.

Support Team?

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.

Support Vehicles?

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.

Menu?

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.

Accommodation?

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.

Riding Ability?

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. 

Insurance?

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.

Cancellation?

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