Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre

Sydney To Alice Springs Itinerary. Total distance 2,987 kms

Join us as we adventure to the Red Centre; All for a worthy cause!

Saturday 17 August - Castle Hill to Nyngan 541kms

6:30 Breakfast in the main street (old Northern Rd), Castle Hill (Lions)

8:30 Mass ride departs for Full Throttle Cafe 103 kms

10:00 Morning Tea at Full Throttle Cafe

10:30 Depart Full Throttle Cafe for Mudgee 147 kms

12noon Lunch in Mudgee (Lions)

1:00 Depart Mudgee for Dubbo via Gollan 126 kms

2:30 Arrive Dubbo Refuel and refreshment

3:00 Depart Dubbo for Nyngan via Narromine (meet ACT riders at 3.30) 165kms

5:00 Arrive Nyngan

6:30 MHFA presentation and BDR dinner on site Nyngan Riverside Caravan Park (Lions)

Accommodation: Nyngan Riverside Caravan Park. Barrier Highway Nyngan. Ph: (02) 6832 1729

Sunday 18 August - Nyngan to Broken Hill 588 kms

8:00 Depart Nyngan for Cobar 132 kms

9:30 Coffee and fuel stop in Cobar.

10.30 Depart Cobar for Emmdale Roadhouse 159kms.

12.30 Lunch Emmdale Roadhouse.

1.30 Depart Emmdale Roadhouse for Broken Hill 297kms.

(Optional stop Wilcannia for fuel only-with care. 101 kms)

4.30 Arrive Broken Hill

6.00 BDR Dinner (Lions)

Accommodation: Broken Hill Tourist Park 142 Rakow Street Ph: (08) 8087 3841

Monday 19 August - Broken Hill to Burra 384 kms

7:30 Assemble cnr of Cobalt & Bromide Sts for Community Breakfast (Lions)

9:00 Depart Broken Hill for Yunta SA 198 kms

11:00 Coffee and fuel stop in Yunta

11:45 Depart Yunta for Peterborough 86kms.

12.30 Lunch Peterborough (Lions)

2:00 Depart Peterborough for Burra 100kms.

3:00 Arrive Burra

6.00 Free night in town to try local eateries.

Accommodation: Paxton Square Cottages 0429 694 169 10% discount for BDR

Tuesday 20 August - Burra to Port Augusta 230 kms

10.00 Depart Burra for Spalding (B64) 43 kms

10:30 Spalding to Jamestown 35 kms

10:45 Jamestown to Orroroo (B80,B56) 58 kms

11:15 Lunch in Orroroo at the Pub

12:45 Depart Orroroo for Port Augusta via Wilmington and Horricks Pass (B56) 94 kms

2:15 Arrive in Port Augusta & meet and greet with riders from TAS, VIC, SA and WA

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

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

and Big 4 Holiday Park Ph:1800 833 444

Wednesday 21 August - Port Augusta to Coober Pedy 555 kms

9.00 Depart Port Augusta for Pimba/Woomera 180 kms .

11.00 Pimba/Woomera lunch & site seeing.

12.30 Depart Pimba/Woomera for Glendambo Roadhouse 121 kms

1.45 Fuel stop Glendambo.

2.00 Depart Glendambo for Coober Pedy 254 kms

4.30 Arrive Coober Pedy.

6.00 Free night in town, many local eateries to choose from including a BDR special at the Opal Inn.

Accommodation: Radeka Downunder Motel Ph: (08) 8672 5223 50% discount for BDR

and Opal Inn 1800 088 523 Special rate for BDR

Thursday 22 August - Coober Pedy to Alice Springs 689 kms

6:30 Community Breakfast at Radeka Motel (Lions)

8:00 Depart Coober Pedy for Marla 235 kms

10:30 Morning tea Marla

11:00 Depart Marla for Erldunda 254 kms

1:30 Lunch Erldunda

Depart Erldunda for Alice Springs 200 kms

Arrive Alice Springs

6:30 Welcome to Country. Cocktail style dinner, drinks & entertainment at Red Centre Dreaming.

Accommodation: Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge
Ph:1800 896 119 Up to 40% discount for BDR (share accom avail only) BOOKED OUT

or Big 4 Holiday Park Pn: 1800 808 373 (Cabins available)

Friday 23 August - Alice Springs

7.30 - 9.30 Breakfast available at Heavitree Gap Bistro.

11.30 Ride through Alice to Todd Mall, welcome by the Mayor. (Lunch at local eateries)

1.30 Afternoon free to explore Alice and the surrounds.

6.30 Sit down BDR dinner, entertainment, awards & party at Red Centre Dreaming.

Accommodation: Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge
Ph:1800 896 119 Up to 40% discount for BDR (share accom avail only) BOOKED OUT

or Big 4 Holiday ParkPn: 1800 808 373 (Cabins available)

Saturday 24 August - Alice Springs

7.30 - 9.30 Breakfast at Heavitree Gap Bistro.

After breakfast the organised part of BDR is finished. You are free to stay on at Heavitree Gap (please book early), tour the region, head home or continue travelling.

  • Please note that times and distances contained in the Itinerary are estimates only and you are free to travel at your own pace and times.
  • 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 as a registered rider it is presumed (for catering purposes) that you will be attending the organised (BDR) meals as listed above.