Black Dog Ride Around Australia - NSW State Ride


27 July to 3 August

The State Rides will run concurrently with the Black Dog Ride around Australia as it passes through each State.

The QLD State Ride (South) will run from 27th July - 3rd August riding over 3,292kms. Riders can register for the full Ride as a State Rider, up to 3 nights as a Night Rider, or simply for the day as a Day Rider.


Questions? Before registering, please read the State Ride FAQs here.

Ride Coordinator: Don Hewett e. m. 0411 429 168

Registration: Closed on June 30th. Riders may register in person on the first day of their State Ride at ride check-in. No registrations will be accepted during the ride for safety, catering and logistical reasons.

Fundraising: Start fundraising for Lifeline & MHFA here:

Flyers: Download a print ready ride flyer here or a hi-res JPEG (4.5MB) here


Slacks Creek to Dalby. Total distance 3,292 kms

QLD State Riders (South) will gather at Motobarn in Slacks Creek on Sunday 27th August for a 3,200km riding adventure, meeting up with Around Australia Riders in Bundaberg before continuing on their great road trip around southern QLD.

Sunday 27 July - 481 kms

7.30 Check in and breakfast at Motobarn (Lions)

9.30 Slacks Creek to Yarraman 190 kms

12.00 Refuel and meet National Riders

12.30 Yarraman to Goomeri 80 kms

1.30 Refuel and lunch Goomeri (Lions)

2.30 Goomeri to Bundaberg 211kms

5.00 Arrive & refuel Bundaberg

6.30 Dinner (Lions)

Accommodation: Matilda Motel (pref.) 209 Bourbong St, Bundaberg. Ph: (07) 4151 4717

Tropical Gardens Motor Inn, 123 Takalvan St, Bundaberg. Ph: (07)4152 8822, or
Bundaberg Coral Villa Motor Inn, 56 Takalvan St, Bundaberg. Ph: (07) 4152 4999, or
Tent sites at National group accommodation site.

Monday 28 July - 623 kms

8.00 Bundaberg to Calliope 200 kms

10.15 Refuel & refreshment Calliope

10.45 Calliope to The Caves 136 kms

12.15 Lunch at The Caves (Lions)

1.30 The Caves to Marlborough 81 kms

2.15 Refuel Marlborough

2.30 Marlborough to Mackay 232 kms

5.00 Arrive & refuel Mackay

6.30 Dinner (Lions)

Accommodation: Mid City Motor Inn, 2 Macalister St, Mackay. Ph: (07) 4951 1666

Tuesday 29 July - 378 kms

9.30 Mackay to Clermont via Peak Downs Hwy 273 kms

12.30 Refuel and lunch Clermont

1.30 Clermont to Emerald 105 kms

2.30 Arrive and refuel Emerald

Accommodation: Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, Fairbairn Dam Access & Selma Rd Lake Maraboon, Emerald Ph: (07) 4982 3677

Wednesday 30 July - 410 kms

7:30 Breakfast (Lions)

9.00 Depart Emerald to Alpha 168 kms

10.45 Refuel and refresh Alpha

11.15 Alpha to Barcaldine 136 kms

12.45 Refuel and lunch Barcaldine

1.45 Barcaldine to Longreach 106 kms

3.00 Arrive & refuel Longreach

6.00 Dinner at the restaurant within accommodation

Accommodation: Longreach Tourist Park, 12 Thrush Rd, Longreach. Ph: (07) 4658 1781

Thursday 31 July - Rest Day Longreach

Breakfast: Supplied by Lions at location TBA starting at time TBA
Lunch: Riders choice
Dinner: At a local Hotel. Address to be confirmed.

Accommodation: Longreach Tourist Park, 12 Thrush Rd, Longreach. Ph: (07) 4658 1781

Friday 1 August - 545 kms

8:30 Longreach to Blackall via Isisford 239 kms

11.00 Refuel and refresh Blackall

11.30 Blackall to Tambo 102 kms

12.30 Refuel and lunch Tambo (Fanny Mae's Roadhouse)

1.30 Tambo to Charleville 204 kms

4:00 Arrive Charleville

6:30 Dinner Camp oven dinner at Caravan Park (Riders must book in advance)

Accommodation: Bailey Bar Caravan Park, 196 King St, Charleville Ph: (07) 4654 1744 or 1800 065 311

Saturday 2 August - 586 kms

8.30 Charleville to Mitchell 181 kms

10.30 Refuel and refresh Mitchell

11.30 Mitchell to St George 209 kms

1.30 Refuel and lunch St George

2.30 St George to Roma 196 kms

4.30 Arrive and refuel Roma

6.00 Final dinner and wind up (Lions)

Accommodation: Roma Big Rig Tourist Park, 4 McDowall St, Roma. Ph: (07) 4622 2538

Sunday 3 August - 269 kms

9.00 Roma to Miles 141 kms

10.30 Refuel and refresh in Miles

11.30 Miles to Dalby 128 kms

1.00 Lunch, staging point, bid farewell (Lions)

After lunch the organised part of BDR is finished. You are free to head home or continue travelling.

  • Please note that times and distances contained in the Itinerary are estimates only. Please ride at a pace that is comfortable and safe for you.
  • Each stop on the Itinerary is deemed a fuel stop. Please check the range of your bike against a map to determine any additional stops you may require.
  • It is your responsibility to book accommodation or camp sites and please quote BDR when booking to ensure you receive applicable discounts.
  • All meals are at your cost and if you are a registered rider it is presumed (for catering purposes) that you will be attending the organised meals as listed above.