Black Dog Ride To The Red Centre 2013

Black Dog Ride To The Red Centre

Busselton to Alice Springs Itinerary. Total distance 3,815 kms

Saturday 17 August - 718 kms

7.00am Breakfast at Busselton Jetty (The Goose Cafe) (Lions)

8.30am Ride departs for Kojunup 220 kms

11.00pm Morning Tea Kojonup-RSL Hall cnr Albany Hwy & Spencer Rd (Lions)

11.30pm Depart Kojonup for Jerramungup 197 kms

1.30pm Lunch Jerramumgup-Root Pickers Hall 11 Memorial Rd (Lions)

2.30pm Depart Jerramungup for Munglinup 194kms

4.30pm Fuel stop/leg stretch Munglinup (no 98 fuel)

4.45pm Munglinup to Esperance 107kms

5.45pm Arrive Esperance

7.00pm BDR Dinner (Esperance Angling Club - buses are provided)


Pine Grove Caravan Park 817 Harbour Road Esperance Ph: 1800 001 466 10% discount for BDR
Esperance Travellers Inn Goldfields Rd, Castletown, (08) 9071 1677

Sunday 18 August - 716 kms

8.00am Depart Esperance for Norseman 203kms.

10.00am Morning tea Norseman Visitor Centre 68 Robert St.

10.30am Depart Norseman for Balladonia 192 kms

12.15pm Lunch Balladonia.

1.00pm Depart Balladonia for Caiguna 181 kms

3.30pm Fuel stop Caiguna

3.45pm Depart Caiguna for Madura Pass 156kms

4.45pm Arrive Madura (5.30pm Central Western Time)


Madura Pass Oasis Motel Ph: (08) 9039 3464 10% discount for BDR

Monday 19 August - 669 kms

7.15am Depart Madura for Border Village 194 kms (8.00am Western Central Time)

10.45am Morning tea Border Village ( + 1.5 hrs Central Time Zone)

11.15am Depart Border Village for Nullarbor Roadhouse 181 kms

1.00pm Lunch Nullarbor Roadhouse

2.00pm Depart Nullarbor Roadhouse for Nundroo 143 kms

3.30pm Fuel stop Nundroo

3.45pm Depart Nundroo for Ceduna 151 kms

5..15pm Arriive Ceduna

6.30pm BDR dinner at Ceduna Foreshore Hotel.


Ceduna Foreshore Hotel (special twin share rate for BDR) Ph:1800 655 300

Ceduna Foreshore Caravan Park Ph: 1300 666 290

Tuesday 20 August - 468 kms

8.30am Depart Ceduna for Wudinna 210 kms

11.00am Morning tea Wudinna-Snr Citizens Hall Naylor St (Lions)

12.00pm Depart Wudinna for Kimba 102 kms

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

2.15pm Depart Kimba for Port Augusta 156 kms

4.00pm Arrive Port Augusta & meet other State groups

6.00pm Dinner at West Augusta Football Club-Gardiner Ave P.A. (Lions)


Shoreline Caravan Park Gardiner Ave Port Augusta Ph: (08) 8642 2965 10% disc for BDR

Big 4 Holiday Park Ph:1800 833 444 10% disc for BDR

Wednesday 21 August - 555 kms

9.00am Depart Port Augusta for Pimba/Woomera 180 kms

11.00am Pimba/Woomera lunch & site seeing

12.30pm Depart Pimba/Woomera for Glendambo Roadhouse 121 kms

1.45pm Fuel stop Glendambo.

2.00pm Depart Glendambo for Coober Pedy 254 kms

4.30pm Arrive Coober Pedy.

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


Radeka Downunder Motel Ph: (08) 8672-5223 50% disc. for BDR

Opal Inn 1800 088 523 Special rate for BDR

Thursday 22 August - 689 kms

6:30am Community Breakfast at Radeka Motel (Lions)

8.00am Depart Coober Pedy for Marla 235 kms

10.30am Morning tea Marla

11.00am Depart Marla for Eridunda 254 kms

1.30pm Lunch Eridunda

2.30pm Depart Eridunda for Alice Springs 200kms

4.30pm Arrive Alice Springs

6.30pm Cocktail style dinner, drinks & entertainment at Red Centre Dreaming (Heavitree Gap)


Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge Palm Circuit Ph: 1800 896 119 Approx. 40% disc on rooms (share accom only)

Big 4 Holiday Park Ph: 1800 808 373 (Cabins avail, call Maureen)

Friday 23 August

7.30 - 9.30am Breakfast at Heavitree Gap Bistro

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

1.30pm Afternoon free to explore Alice and the surrounds

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


Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge Ph: 1800 896 119 Approx. 40% disc on rooms (share accom only)

Big 4 Holiday Park Ph: 1800 808 373 (Cabins avail, call Maureen)

Saturday 24 August

7.30 - 9.30am 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 if you are a registered rider it is presumed (for catering purposes) that you will be attending the organised meals as listed above.