Including Northern NSW
In my many years of riding in South East QLD I came to best like the area on either side of the border with NSW. I have grouped the rides here under the title of Gold Coast as everyone knows that area but more correct geographically would be to say the border ranges area.
The best riding is really just over the border. The area from there south to Byron bay and inland to Kyogle is full of enjoyable riding roads. Low traffic, interesting vistas that vary from the ocean to mountains, rainforests to Tuscan like rolling hills with row upon row of macadamia trees and even world heritage listed areas. There is some great cafes and pubs who are biker friendly and you will find yourself in a peaceful area away from the motorcycle roadblock checkpoints and police harassment in QLD.
Please note some of these posts are old and lack content. Some date back to the 90’s from my old home page site when I first started writing about places to ride and were ported over here. I have neglected this part of the blog not thinking anyone was still interested but recently found this section is still being referred to since it is a searchable archive unlike Facebook where content is lost within days and even forums where older content is impossible to find in any search.
I will try update the posts below when time permits as quality varies wildly. Early posts where generally just a paragraph and a couple of photos. These were ported over from my old home page so think dial up modem and film cameras hence the posts were not content rich. I went through a stage of giving ratings to roads as readers suggested this would be good, but now looks dumb and I am trying to remove. Some old links are bound to be broken but generally speaking the information all is still valid. Road infrastructure has not changed much in SE QLD and is unlikely to since politicians are too busy hurling mud at each other to actually build anything for the people in Australia. I have added a map of Australia with all good roads bottom of this page. If you click to open that on new tab then you can access the list of roads by name.
Brisbane’s best motorcycle roads can be found here.
For one day rides from Brisbane specifically then I collected some of my best one day rides here (Link)
Update 2017 – when Google moved from Picasa photo albums to Google photos it broke many photo links for Blogger users thus some older photos when clicked on will no longer display a larger version. I’m working on it but with 100’s of photos affected it will take a long time to repair.
Click the orange text link below each image for the article – not the image.
Goonengerry & Eltham