Australia’s Best Bike Tracks Near Great Campsites

Article by · December 6, 2017 ·

Strap on your helmet, grab your bicycle and get ready to explore Australia via ROAM’s favourite tracks.  Plan your next cycle-vacay based on our close proximity caravan park recommendations.

NSW BIKE TRACKS

THOMMOS AND ROCKY PONDS CYCLING LOOP

Mountain biking enthusiasts will absolutely delight in this challenging cycle.  Thommos is a 20km scenic ride through Central Coast bushland. It’s located in Brisbane Water National Park, takes about three hours to complete and has a medium grading. There are some steep inclines toward the latter part of the trail and it is recommended to take care crossing Woy Woy Road as it can be relatively busy.Patonga Camping Ground

Recommended
Ocean Beach Resort & Holiday Park
nrmaholidayparks.com.au
(02) 4379 9444

Patonga Camping Ground
(02) 4379 1287
gosford.nsw.gov.au

ACT BIKE TRACKS

LAKE BURLEY GRIFFIN

The centrepiece of Canberra, Lake Burley Griffin, is also the focal point of this 16km journey.  Called the Western Loop, the ride takes you past the National Museum of Australia, across Scrivener Dam and past the National Zoo and Aquarium and the Government House Lookout. Enjoy the leafy Westbourne Woods and take a well-deserved rest watching the sail boats as you finish at the Yacht Club with some fish and chips.Canberra views from Mount Ainslie lookout

Recommended
Capital Country Holiday Park
capitalcountryholidaypark.com.au
(02) 6230 3433

Southside Village
southsidecanberra.com.au
(02) 6280 6176

NORTHERN TERRITORY BIKE TRACKS

SIMSPONS GAP BIKE PATH

Experience the rawness of Central Australia as you wind along the foothills of the sublime West MacDonnell Ranges. The sealed path continues for 17km and is a fantastic opportunity to encounter the natural flora and fauna via a leisurely cycle.  You will begin the journey at Flynn’s Grave and find yourself finishing the easy-graded ride at the Simpson’s Gap picnic area and walk.
Big 4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park Alice Spinqs

Recommended
BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park
macrange.com.au
1800 808 373

Wintersun Cabin & Caravan Park
wintersun.com.au
(08) 8952 4080

WESTERN AUSTRALIA BIKE TRACKS

FRENCHMAN TO ALBANY

A pretty ride, via tranquil roads in Robinson and Grasmere. It is a 60km return trip with an intermediate grading. At a leisurely pace, it can be completed in about four hours.  You’re finishing point will lead to Cosy Corner Beach, complete with picnic tables and BBQs under peppermint trees.Middleton Beach, Albany, WA

Recommended
Rose Gardens Beachside Holiday Park
acclaimparks.com.au
(08) 9844 1868

BIG4 Middleton beach Holiday Park
holidayalbany.com.au
1800 644 674

VICTORIA BIKE TRACKS

MURRAY TO MOUNTAINS RAIL TRAIL

This favoured ride caters to every kind of cyclist. Choose from seven different versions, ranging between six to 24km. Our favourite is the Wangaratta to Milawa via Oxley. Milawa is a perfect place to indulge in your gourmet palate so plan your day around popping in and out of the various cellar doors.
Walnut Grove - Milawa

Recommended
BIG4 Bright Holiday Park
big4.com.au
1800 033 188

Myrtleford Holiday Park
myrtlefordholidaypark.com.au
(03) 5752 1598

TASMANIA BIKE TRACKS

MARIA ISLAND

Access to Maria Island is via ferry from Triabunna. Once there you will cycle alongside historic ruins, rugged cliffs, sweeping bays and mountainous ranges. Completely unwind as you roll by the unique Tasmanian wildlife and the natural terrain. With no shops or transport, you can completely relax. Just keep in mind that it is not possible to ride your wheels along the road at the isthmus due to the sand and instead, you are asked to push your bike along.

Recommended
Orford Beachside Holiday Park
orfordholidaypark.com.au
(03) 6257 1110

Triabunna Cabin and Caravan Park
mariagateway.com
(03) 6257 3575

QUEENSLAND BIKE TRACKS

MAGNETC ISLAND

Offering a great selection of mountain biking and cycling attractions, just off the Townsville coastline. Wind your way under hoop pines and eucalypt headlands, alongside sandy bays surrounded by coral reefs and observe the rocky headlands.

Magnetic Island

Recommended
Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park
rowesbayholidaypark.com.au
1800 751 845

Rollingstone Beach Front Resort
big4.com.au
1800 006 567

SOUTH AUSTRALIA BIKE TRACKS

RIESLING TRAIL

The ride runs for 35km from Auburn to Clare and onto Barinia.  It was named after the wine and grape variety the region is famous for. The surface is compact and the grading is easy.  Leisurely roll by the vineyards and rest assured knowing there are plenty of signs about directing you along.  Ensure to allow enough time to stop by a cellar door or two and indulge in the local food and wine.

Recommended
Discovery Parks – Adelaide Beachfront
discoveryholidayparks.com.au
(08) 8449 7726

Brighton Caravan Park
brightoncaravanpark.com.au
(08) 8377 0833


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