Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre 2015


Adelaide Hills to Uluru

Join dozens of South Aussie motorbike riders embarking upon a 2500+km epic riding journey for a great cause! SA Black Dog Riders will depart from the Adelaide Hills on Sunday 16th August 2015.

Before registering, please read the Ride FAQs here and read an important message from the Founder of Black Dog Ride here.

Registration for the full journey to the Red Centre is full. The State Rider leg will be open on 20th May. Click here for more info.

The SA Ride Coordinator is Merv Storton and he can be emailed on: or phone him on: 0488 743 323

Start your fundraising here:

Woodside SA to Urulu Itinerary. Total distance 2869 kms

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

Sunday 16th August - Woodside to Mt Gambier 460 kms

7.00 Breakfast at Woodside (Lions)

8.30 Depart Woodside for Meningie 130 kms

10.30 Morning tea in Meningie (Lions)

11.00 Depart Meningie for Kingston SE 145 kms

1.00 Lunch Kingston SE (Lions)

2.00 Depart Kingston for Tantanoola via Beachport 150 kms

Refuel/refreshments in Tantanoola

4.30 Leave Tantanoola 35 kms

5:00 Arrive Mt Gambier

6:30 BDR dinner (Lions)

Accommodation: Mt Gambier Central Caravan Park,6 Krummel St Mt Gambier Ph: (08) 8725 4427 e:

Monday 17th August - Mt Gambier to Loxton 419 kms

9:00 Depart Mt Gambier for Naracoorte 103 kms

10:15 Refreshments / refuel in Naracoorte

10:45 Depart Naracoorte to Pinnaroo 211 kms

1:00 Lunch in Pinnaroo (Lions)

2:30 Depart Pinnaroo for Loxton 105 kms

4:00 Arrive Loxton

6:00 BDR dinner (Lions)

Accommodation: Loxton Holiday Park Ph 1800 887 733 or 08 8584-7862 e

Tuesday 18th August - Loxton to Ardrossan 407 kms

8.00 State Riders depart from Red Centre Riders.
Red Centre Riders Depart Loxton for Berri 21 kms

8.30 Arrive Berri and meet with Headspace

9.30 Depart Berri for Cadell 92 kms

10.30 Morning Tea at Cadell Primary School

11.30 Depart Cadell for Sedan 94 kms

1.00 Lunch at Sedan Motel

2.15 Depart Sedan for Pt Wakefield 148 kms

4.15 Arrive Pt Wakefield - refuel/refreshments

4.30 Depart Pt Wakefield for Ardrossan 52 kms

5:30 Arrive Ardrossan

7:00 Dinner at the Ardrossan Hotel

Accommodation: Ardrossan Caravan Park Ph 08) 88373262 e:

Wednesday 19th August - Ardrossan to Woomera 449 kms

8:00 Depart Ardrossan for Port Broughton via Moonta/Kadina 123 kms

9:30 Morning Tea Port Broughton (Lions)

10:00 Depart Port Broughton for Port Augusta via Pt Pirie 145 kms

12:00 Arrive Port Augusta and meet with Headspace

1:30 Lunch in Port Augusta (Lions)

2:30 Depart Pt Augusta for Woomera 181 kms

4:30 Arrive Woomera

6:30 Dinner - Free night in town

Accommodation: Woomera Travellers Village Caravan Park Ph: 08 8673-7800. e:

Thursday 20th August - Woomera to Kulgera 787 kms

6.00 Depart Woomera for Glendambo Roadhouse 121 kms

7:15 Arrive Glendambo Roadhouse for fuel & food

8.00 Depart Glendambo for Coober Pedy 254 kms

11:00 Arrive Coober Pedy for fuel & refreshments

11:15 Depart Coober Pedy for Cadney Homestead 154 kms

1:15 Arrive for lunch at Cadney Homestead & fuel

2:15 Depart Cadney Homestead for Marla 80 kms

3:15 Arrive Marla - Optional fuel stop

3:30 Depart Marla for Kulgera 178 kms

5:30 Arrive Kulgera

6.30 Dinner by Kulgera Roadhouse Motel

Accommodation: Kulgera Motel Caravan Park Ph 08 8956-0973

Friday 21th August - Kulgera to Yulara 347 kms

9.00 Depart Kulgera for Erldunda 84 kms

10.00 Arrive for Morning Tea in Erldunda

10.30 Depart Erldunda for Curtin Springs 161 kms

12.30 Arrive for Lunch at Curtin Springs

1:30 Depart Curtin Springs for Yulara 102 kms

3.30 Regroup at layby 28kms from Uluru

3.45 Depart layby for group ride around Uluru (Police Escort)

5.00 Arrive Yulara and check-in Hotels/Camp Ground

6.15 Bus pick ups from accommodation

6.30 Welcome Sundowner at Sails in the Desert Poolside. Includes substantial food and 2 hour drinks package

Accommodation: Voyages Ayres Rock Resort. See rider registration form for bookings

Saturday 22nd August - Yulara - Ayres Rock Resort

Rest day - free to relax or explore Uluru and the surrounds

5.00-5.30 Buses will pick up from your accommodation

6.00 Private "Sounds of Silence" dining experience

Sunday 23rd August

8.15 Meet at location tba for group ride to Mutitjulu

8.30 Group ride from Yulara to Mutitjulu Community 24 kms (bitumen road)

9.00 Breakfast at Mutitjulu Community

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

Important Ride Notes

  • 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 if you are a registered rider it is presumed (for catering purposes) that you will be attending the organised meals as listed above