RED DOG POSTIE BIKE CHALLENGE
August 13th - 21st 2021
$3950 - Limited seats available ($200 deposit required to lock in your place - go to sign up tab)
The Red Dog Postie Bike Challenge will supply you with a Postie Bike (yep the ones that deliver the mail) to ride from Paraburdoo to Dampier - encompassing the National Parks of Karijini, Millstream and Murujuga. The ride will be via both bitumen and some pretty testing gravel tracks/roads... A Postie Bike Challenge that you will never forget! .
The Red Dog Postie Bike Challenge is the adventure of a lifetime. It is a 9 day escorted Postie Bike adventure tour of the Pilbara, which includes many alternative adventure experiences that the Pilbara has to offer. Its not just over 1000kms of ultimate riding, its tasting, breathing and exploring this breathtaking region.
The route chosen is quite adventurous and combines sealed and unsealed road surfaces. There are sections of dirt, gravel, small stones, sand, bulldust, dry creek crossings and depending on conditions there may be severe corrugations, holes in the road or road washouts. - Not to mention some trucks, cars, cattle and a few kangaroos… We have the postie bikes, we have the adventure tour, are you up for the challenge?
The tour will take you through unquestionably the most awesome parts of the Pilbara:
Day 1 – Start at Paraburdoo and have a test ride and a night of fun getting to know one another.
Day 2 – Paraburdoo to Tom Price the 'back way' then a mine tour and Karijini National Park
Day 3 – Full day Canyoning and Abseiling in Karijini.
Day 4 – More Karijini gorges – riding, swimming, and eating - Seeing the rest of this amazing park and riding some ultimate tracks.
Day 5 – Karijini - Hamersley gorge - Millstream National Park - a day of epic proportions
Day 6 – Millstream National Park to Python Pool to Whim Creek Hotel
Day 7 – Roebourne, Cossack and Point Samson.
Day 8 – Karratha (via the back tracks), Murujuga National Park and rock art tour, Dampier
Day 9 – Full Day Dampier Archipelago Islands boat cruise
Accommodation is varied but we try to offer you the best that there is around - we use mainly established camping grounds or caravan parks. Each evening we will endeavor to have shower facilities available - though we can’t promise how much hot water will be left!! (some of the showers are solar). There are plenty of opportunities to have a swim and wash away the red dust too if you fancy. We also have toilets at all camp areas. Lets face it though, getting back to the basics in the bush is good for the soul. We have partnered up with Karijini Eco Resort also for dorm accommodation for 3 nights in real beds in the most magnificent of settings. This place is a proven winner! We are excited for you to enjoy this time in one of Australia's premier national parks.
Individual 2 person tents will be supplied. Swags are also welcomed if you want to bring yours along. If you think and plan for basic bush camping and facilities – you won’t be disappointed - we offer alot more! You can sign up now by paying a $200 deposit, and we will send you the terms and conditions with further payment details - This will hold your spot, but not secure it until final payment is received.
If you're a person that wants to make a positive difference in the lives of others, whilst enjoying the heck out of yours, then you have found the right adventure! Aside from all the fun, there is a deeper purpose - we also ask you to join us in raising some money for local charity/community groups as a means of "giving back" to the Pilbara and helping to make a positive difference in the lives of those in need. Please note, the fundraising isn't mandatory although its something we encourage and is a great way to make your trip more fulfilling. Details to be sent out upon registration.
BUSH CHOOK POSTIE BIKE ADVENTURE
March 25th - 29th 2021 - $1580 very limited seats
Day 1 – Meet at the Mermaid Hotel 7am in Dampier to meet your bikes and the crew, and we’ll have a briefing about the days to follow. This will take about an hour before we head off to Millstream via the back roads where will have lunch (provided) and follow on to Pannawonica to camp the night. Approx – 300km of unsealed roads and 75km of sealed roads. This is a long day on the bikes – in a car, not so much, but on these over-engineered pieces of motorcycle history, the days antics will have you sleeping well after some epic riding!
Day 2 – From Pannawonica, you will wake to the smell of bacon, get some grub in your bellies (breakfast provided), head on through to Onslow via the Onslow-Peedamulla Road, have a bite to eat (lunch provided), and make our way through Twitchin Road – hold on tight through here, theres plenty to make sure you are having the time of your life! Once we have made it through to Twitchin Road, it’s a short cruise to the nights stay which is Emu Creek Station where we will unwind and tell tales of the days riding (dinner provided). Approx - 215km of unsealed roads and 90km of sealed roads.
Day 3 – Now we are on the home straight – following breakfast (included) we head for the jewel in the crown and ride through to Coral Bay. This day involves a short hurtle out of Emu Creek Station, towards the highway, and then down Burkett Rd, pulling into Giralia Station for a break and finally onto the Minilya-Exmouth Rd and into Coral Bay. (Lunch Provided)
Today is for the most part sealed roads, but we still cover a lot of ground. We will arrive in Coral Bay and stay the night in dorms in the Backpackers – you will be stoked to get a hot shower, have a comfy bed, and we will have a bit of a wind-up before we have dinner all together (dinner provided)
Day 4 – Today will be a chance for everyone to unwind, enjoy Coral Bay, and reflect on the adventure just conquered. We will have a late breakfast (provided) and if you would like to join, we have organised for a day trip out on the boat to relax and snorkel. We stay at the backpackers for this final night, so you can enjoy the pool, enjoy the bay, and enjoy the backpacker life.
Please note, dinner on this day isn’t provided, but we can all hopefully meet up in the evening if you choose and grab a bite to eat and a couple of frothies at the pub next door.
Day 5 – Sadly, this is the end, but we will cook one last breakfast (provided) for you all at the backpackers, before getting everyone back to Dampier on a coaster bus. We expect to leave by 9am and be back in town by 2 or 3pm.
Again, this ride will have a focus for fundraising - we will be fundraising for the Blackdog Institute which focuses their efforts in understanding mental health, providing awareness and looking for positive ways to prevent and treat mental illness. This is of huge significance to the Pilbara communiy, and a cause close to the heart of us, and others. We ask that a minimum of $500 per person is raised through our online platform - details upon signup.
- Supporting local charities -
A huge part of our plan and one of the main driving forces for us to start the business, is that we wanted to be able to help others from our adventures. While sharing and enjoying the beauty and magic of the Australian Outback, we want to ensure we give back to the communities we operate in. We will do this by supporting local businesses and community groups whilst on tour as well as kicking back funds raised on tour to selected charities.
Therefore, we ask you to jump on-board with us and raise as much money as possible for local charities/not-for-profit local community groups. We know it’s bloody hard work to try and raise money, and we appreciate everyone’s effort… no matter what the figure. We initially ask everyone to raise a minimum of $500 each (which is a small and very achievable total) – though we do encourage everyone to reach for the stars. Your efforts will make a huge difference to so many people.
We have our own charities we are passionate about raising funds for but, if you're passionate about your own cause – then that’s fine too – just let us know and we will ensure it aligns with our vision and we can suggest ways for you to get the ball rolling.
Upon signup, we will send you more details about this process.