WHAT TO PACK
Please note - a full riders pack will be sent upon final payment

Righto - So you’re keen, signed up and ready to go ….what do you bring ?

May and September are mostly cool and dry with average maximum temperatures below 30°C, the nights are rather cool, with average minimum temperatures vary between 15°C and 10°C.

It is important that the clothing you bring is appropriate for the trip. There is a balance between taking too much and too little – Rule of thumb is, that if you can’t fit it into a 100L bag, (not including your helmet and riding boots) – then you are bringing too much.

No-one really cares if you wear the same shirt for a couple hours during the evening a couple days in a row.

You should bring a hydration pack ( a large Camel-bak or large 5 litre insulated water bottle). The bikes will have a crate on the back for storing gear (roughly about the same size as a milk crate).

You may want to include a small backpack to have quick access items like hat, sunscreen and camera etc.

Your main luggage will be stowed out of reach on the back of an open tray truck while we ride, so be careful when packing electronic devices and ensure that you have a sturdy protective case for them.

Participants are to provide their own personal protective equipment, so if you haven’t already got it we suggest to get the following:

 

Riding Gear:

  • A hydration pack / 5 litre water bottle

  • Motorcycle helmet (mandatory complying to Australian Standard AS1698)

  • Motorbike gloves

  • Goggles

  • Motorcross style boots

  • Touring/Enduro style jacket

  • Touring/Enduro style riding pants or Kevlar jeans

PBAA recommends a full face motorcycle helmet to Australian Standard AS1698, long sleeves, long pants and sturdy boots as minimum.

Other clothing:

  • A hydration pack / 5 litre water bottle

  • Lightweight jacket

  • Long pants/jeans/trackies for the cooler evening

  • Shirts

  • Shorts

  • Thongs and a pair of shoes/boots (for hiking in gorges)

  • Sun hat

  • Towel (for swimming and showering)

  • Spare socks and jocks / knickers and bra’s

  • Swimming stuff

Remember you are in riding gear most days, so few other clothes are really needed.

 

Sleeping Gear:

There is nothing more important than a good night’s sleep whilst on tour. The days can be pretty taxing, and the nights even more so !

For your comfort, we recommend you bring your swag. Most other tour operators cringe at the thought of the logistics of lugging around a heap of swags, but we have plenty of room on the back of our truck to carry them.

If you haven’t got a swag, you will need to bring a small camping/ inflatable mattress (be careful of cheap plastic ones) a sleeping bag and pillow.

We will supply a 2 person tent for you to build your bed inside.

 

Other gear:

  • Did we mention a hydration pack / 5 litre water bottle ??

  • Head Lamp

  • Sunglasses

  • Mosquito repellent

  • Sun screen

  • Camera

  • Spare batteries. For camera and headlamp.

  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, razor and shaving cream, deodorant

  • Electrolyte powder or tablets

  • Cash or credit card to buy souvenirs etc.

  • Solar charger / 12v adapter / large battery pack for charging your phone.

  • You may also want to bring a roll of dunny paper for the potential unexpected pit-stop along the ride.

 

Personal first Aid kit:

Although every PBAA tour carries a comprehensive first aid kit, it is advisable to bring a supply of first aid items for your own personal use. Here is a sample list:

  • Insect repellent.

  • Antiseptic cream.

  • Suncream and total sun block.

  • Throat lozenges.

  • Painkillers. Aspirin, Paracetamol etc.

  • Anti-diarrhoea (Diocalm or Immodium).

  • Band-aids and ‘Second Skin’ for blisters.

  • Antibiotics. A broad-spectrum antibiotic (such as Ciproxin) suitable for a variety of infections.

  • Re-hydration salts. (Dioralite).

  • Dextrose glucose tablets.

  • Multi-vitamin tablets.

Additional information will be provided to you in the welcome pack.

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