Ah, Queensland

qld-2867

Perfect one day…

…full of discriminatory legislation the next.

We won’t go into detail about Queensland’s raft of what could be seen as anti-motorcycle legislation, but it’s hard to avoid the impression that it is not a State that welcomes bikes.

In fact, of course, the opposite is true; the government might not like us, but the people do – and many of them are riders as well.

It’s often said about all sorts of places, but it’s true of Queensland: you can find just about any kind of riding environment you can imagine there. The only serious exception is probably snow, although there are places where it gets cold enough in winter for ice to coat the road!

Queensland has several discrete riding “arenas”, with the main ones for road bikes being the south-east (especially up behind the Gold Coast); the area to the immediate west and north of Brisbane; the Sunshine Coast hinterland; the tablelands west of Cairns; and the coast to the north of Cairns. That’s not all, but it will do for a start.

We are actually covering two areas that don’t fall into any of those categories in this issue: a little way west of Mackay and a long way west of Townsville.

For dirt or adventure riders, Queensland is simply a wonderland with everything from the mild tracks of the Border Ranges to the demanding dust of Cape York.

So don’t forget to consider Queensland in your holiday riding plans. It’s a big State, but you don’t necessarily have to ride far to have fun.
PT

More information from:
www.queensland-holidays.com.au
or:
Tourism Queensland
GPO Box 328
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Tel +61 7 3535 3535
Fax +61 7 3535 5444
http://www.tq.com.au

Brisbane
Tel +61 7 3006 6200
Fax +61 7 3006 6250
Email info@brisbanemarketing.com.au
http://www.brisbanemarketing.com.au

Bundaberg Region
Freefone 1800 038 888
Tel +61 7 4153 8888
Fax +61 7 4153 8880
Email info@bundabergregion.org
Website http://www.bundabergregion.info

Capricorn
Tel +61 7 4927 2055
Fax +61 7 4922 2605
Email admin@capricorntourism.com.au
http://www.capricorntourism.com.au

Fraser Coast / South Burnett
Tel +61 7 4122 3444
Fax +61 7 4122 3426
Email info@frasercoast.org.au
Fraser Coast http://www.frasercoastholidays.info
South Burnett http://www.southburnettholidays.info

Gladstone
Tel +61 7 4972 9000
Fax +61 7 4972 5006
Email gapdl@gladstoneregion.org.au
www.gladstoneholidays.info

Gold Coast
Tel +61 7 5592 2699
Fax +61 7 5570 3144
Email info@gctourism.com
http://www.goldcoasttourism.com.au

Mackay
Tel +61 7 4944 5888
Fax +61 7 4952 2034
Email info@mackayregion.com
http://www.mackayregion.com

Outback Queensland
Tel +61 7 3236 4996
Fax +61 7 3236 4640
Email info@outbackqld.com.au
http://www.outbackholidays.info
http://www.outbackqld.com.au

Southern Downs
Tel +61 7 4661 3122
Fax +61 7 4661 1957
Email admin@sdta.com.au
http://www.southerndownsholidays.com.au

Toowoomba & Golden West
Tel +61 7 4632 1988
Fax +61 7 4632 4404
Email enquiries@tgw.com.au
http://www.toowoombaholidays.info

Sunshine Coast
Tel +61 7 5477 7311
Fax +61 7 5477 7322
Email info@tsc.com.au
http://www.tourismsunshinecoast.com.au

Tropical North Queensland
Tel +61 7 4031 7676
Fax +61 74051 3588
Email info@tnq.com.au
http://www.tropicalnorthholidays.info

Whitsundays
Freefone 1800 801 252
Tel +61 7 4948 3333
Fax +61 7 4946 7387
Email tw@whitsundaytourism.com
http://www.whitsundaytourism.com

Townsville
Tel +61 7 4726 2728
Fax +61 7 4726 2700
Email tel@tel.com.au
http://www.townsvilleonline.com.au

We recommend Hema Maps; see http://www.hemamaps.com.au if you have trouble finding them at your map shop. The most targeted motorcycle travel resource in Australia is Hema’s Motorcycle Atlas, compiled and written by the Bear. It contains a lot of useful information, including even fuel availability in remote areas.

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