Tasmanian Motorcycle Tour – The Great Escape 2

by Brendon on December 8, 2008

Hello Gentlemen

Here’s the plan:

1.  Fly to Hobart late April – perhaps Thursday April 30, 2008 or Friday 1 May, 2008.

2.  Hire motorbikes from this place

Now in Tassie if you’ve held your license for less than a year (i.e. Me and Poss at least) you can ride what’s called a LAMS bike – which is a power to weight scheme.  Full info here.

3.  Ride around Tassie for 8 or so days.

4.  Return the bikes on Friday 8 May.

5.  Spend the rest of Friday and all day Saturday cavorting in Hobart, playing golf, going to the races, punting, drinking, etc.

6.  Fly home on Sunday 10th.  That gives us 11 days away, missing 7 work days.

Places to see:

  • Hobart
  • Port Arthur
  • Huon Valley
  • Cradle Mountain
  • Queenstown and Strahan (West Coast)
  • Coles Bay, Wineglass Bay
  • Launceston
  • Lake Pedder

Approximate costs

Flights: will be about $300 return (most is usually $320 return)
Bike hire: 8 days @ about $140 day: $1,120
Accommodation: No fucking camping allowed!!  It would be about $60 a night on average I reckon. $600
Food and drink: No idea, although I will be eating like a King and drinking like a fish.