Black Dog Ride Around Australia - NSW State Ride


16th August - 22nd August

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

SA State Riders will travel over 3,500kms in seven days. Riders can register for the full Ride as a State Rider, up to 3 nights as a Night Rider, or simply for one day as a Day Rider.


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

Ride Coordinator: Paul Whittenbury m. 0437 383 998 e.

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) flyer here


Glenelg to Victor Harbour. Total distance 3,500kms+

SA State Riders will gather at Wigley Reserve on Saturday 16th August before embarking on a state wide riding adventure to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention. Meeting up with the Around Australia Riders in Wudinna, SA State Riders will ride over 3,500kms in 7 days.

Saturday 16 August - 390 kms

7:30 Breakfast at Wigley Reserve Glenelg (Lions)

9:00 Depart Wigley Reserve for Strathalbyn 58 kms

10:00 Morning tea in Strathalbyn (Lions)

10:45 Depart Straythalbyn for Angaston 109 kms

12:00 Lunch & refuel in Angaston (Lions)

1:15 Depart Angaston for Swan Reach 60 kms

2:00 Coffee break & Ferry Crossing Swan Reach

2:45 Swan Reach to Renmark 147 kms

4:15 Arrive & refuel Renmark

6:00 BDR dinner. (Lions)

BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park, Sturt Highway, Renmark, (08) 8586 6315

Sunday 17 August - 382 kms

9:00 Depart Renmark for Waikerie 79kms

10:00 Morning tea in Wakerie (Lions)

11:00 Waikerie to Kapunda 108 kms

12:30 Lunch & refuel in Kapunda. (Lions)

2:00 Depart Kapunda for Peterborough 192 kms

4:00 Arrive & refuel Peterborough

6:00 BDR dinner. (Lions)

Accommodation:Peterborough Caravan Park, 35 Grove St, Peterborough, tel (08) 8651 2545 or
The Railway Hotel/Motel, 221 Main St, Peterborough, tel (08) 8651 2427, e:

Monday 18 August - 511 kms

8:30 Depart Peterborough for Quorn 127 kms

10:00 Morning tea Quorn

10:45 Depart Quorn for Whyalla 116kms

12:15 Lunch & refuel in Whyalla (Hosted by Whyalla Mens Shed, jointly catered with Whyalla Lions)

1:30 Depart Whyalla for Cowell 107 kms

2:45 Fuel stop Cowell

3:15 Cowell to Port Lincoln 161 kms

5:00 Arrive & refuel Port Lincoln

6:00 Dinner & entertainment Boston Hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Boston 19-21 King Street Port Lincoln 08 8682 1311

or Port Lincoln Tourist Park 11 Hindmarsh St, Port Lincoln, tel (08 86214444) e:

Tuesday 19 August - 473 kms

9:00 Depart Port Lincoln for Wudinna 214 kms (meet Around Australia Riders)

11:00 Morning Tea Wudinna & meet WA group--Snr Citizens Hall Naylor St (Lions)

12:00 Depart Wudinna for Kimba 103 kms

1.00 Lunch & school visit Kimba Hall Cnr High & Cross Sts (Lions)

2:15 Depart Kimba for Port Augusta 156kms

4:00 Arrive in Port Augusta

6:00 BDR dinner at West Augusta Football Club-Gardiner Ave (Lions)

Accommodation:Shoreline Caravan Park Gardiner Ave Ph: (08) 8642 2965 10% discount for BDR

Wednesday 20 August - 415 kms

9.00 Depart Port Augusta for Peterborough 131 kms

10:30 Optional refuel at Peterborough

11:00 Peterborough to Yunta 86 kms

12:00 Lunch & refuel Yunta

1:00 Yunta to Broken Hill 198 kms

3.30 Arrive and refuel Broken Hill

6.00 Dinner. Free night to try local eateries.

Accommodation:Broken Hill Tourist Park142 Rakow Street Ph: (08) 8087 3841 or The Palace Hotel 227 Argent Street Broken Hill Ph:(08) 80881699

Thursday 21 August - 513 kms

9.00 Broken Hill to Coombah Lake 125 kms

10.15 Refuel and refresh Coombah Lake

10.45 Coombah Lake to Mildura 173 kms

12.30 Refuel and lunch Mildura (Lions)

1.30 Mildura to Swan Hill 222 kms

4.00 Arrive & refuel Swan Hill

6.00 BDR Dinner

Accommodation: Best Western Travelers Rest, (03) 50329644 rooms $110, 10% BDR disc, B&E muffins for brekky incl.

Friday 22 August - 453 kms

8.30 Depart Swan Hill for Donald 143 kms

10.30 Coffee break & ptional refuel Donald

11.00 Donald to Horsham 95 kms

12.00 Lunch & refuel Horsham

1.00 Horsham to Hamilton 130 kms

2.30 Leg stretch & optional refuel Hamilton

3.00 Hamilton to Portland 85 kms

4.00 Arrive & refuel Portland

6.00 Dinner TBA

Accomodation:Portland Bay Holiday Park 184 Bentinck Street Portland VIC 3305 Bookings: 1800 622 005 or Sandilands Accommodation. 33 Percy Street, Portland. 0417388010

Saturday 23 August - 548 kms

8.00 Depart Portland for Mount Gambier 106 kms

9.30 Coffee stop &optional refuel Mount Gambier

10.00 Mount Gambier to Kingston 157 kms

12.00 Lunch & refuel Kingston

1.00 Kingston to Meningie 145 kms

2.30 Refuel Meningie and afternoon tea at Meningie Hotel, jointly catered with Lions.

3.00 Meningie to Victor Harbour via ferry crossing 141 kms

5.00 Arrive & refuel Victor Harbour

6.00 Final night dinner Hotel Victor. Please feel free to bring your partner.

Accommodation: Hotel Victor 1 Albert Place, Victor Harbor SA 5211. Phone 08 8552 1288 mention Black Dog Ride for $100 rooms

Sunday 24 August

7.30 - 9.30am Breakfast and farewells. Hotel Victor.

After breakfast 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.