Black Dog Ride Around Australia - NSW State Ride


28 July to 3 August

The State Rides will run concurrently with the Black Dog Ride around Australia as it passes through each State.

The QLD State Ride (North) will run from 28th July - 3rd August riding over 2,800kms. Riders can register for the full Ride as a State Rider, up to 3 nights as a Night Rider, or simply for the day as a Day Rider.


Questions? Before registering, please read the State Ride FAQs here.

Ride Coordinator: Ben Price e: m: 0448-604-766

Registration: Closed on June 30th. Riders may register in person on the first day of their State Ride at ride check-in. No registrations will be accepted during the ride for safety, catering and logistical reasons.

Fundraising: Start fundraising for Lifeline & MHFA here

Flyers: Download a print ready ride flyer here or a hi-res JPEG (4.5MB) here


Townsville to Townsville. Total distance 2,840kms

Black Dog Ride - QLD State Ride (North) Route MapQLD State Riders (North) will gather at Lifeline North QLD in Townsville on Monday 28th July, setting off on their northern QLD road trip to Cairns, out to Normanton and across to Georgetown before meeting up with Around Australia Riders on the 29th July in Cloncurry. QLD State Riders (North) then head off to complete their epic ride through Longreach and Clermont before arriving back in Townsville, an immense 2,840km ride over 6 days.

Click the map on the right to view the Google Maps route of this awesome awareness raising ride.

Monday 28 July - 327 kms

9.30 Townsville to Tully 205 kms

12.00 Refuel and lunch Tully

1.00 Tully to Cairns 122 kms

2.30 Arrive Cairns

Accommodation:Cairns Sunland Leisure Park. 1800 627 868

Tuesday 29 July - 377 kms

10.00 Cairns to Mt Garnet 188 kms

12.00 Refuel and lunch Mt Garnet

1.00 Mt Garnet to Georgetown 189 kms

3.00 Arriive Georgetown

Accommodation: Mid Way Caravan Park (07) 3171 1409. Contact Karen

Wednesday 30 July - 302 kms

9.00 Georgetown to Croydon 147kms

10.30 Refuel & refresh Croydon

11.00 Croydon to Normanton 155 kms

1.45 Arrive Normanton

Accommodation:Normanton Tourist Park. (07) 4745 1121

Thursday 31 July - 383 kms

9.00 Normanton to Four Ways 200 km

11.00 Refuel & refresh Four Ways

11.30 Four Ways to Cloncurry 183 kms

1.30 Arrive Cloncurry and meet Around Australia Riders

6.00 BDR dinner (Lions)

Accommodation: Cloncurry Caravan Park Oasis. Ph. (07) 4742 1313

Friday 1 August - 525 kms

8:30 Cloncurry to Kynuna 182kms

10.30 Refuel & refresh Kynuna

11.00 Kynuna to Winton 165 kms

12.45 Refuel & lunch Winton

2.00 Winton to Longreach 178 kms

4:00 Arrive Longreach

Accommodation: Longreach Tourist Park. 12 Thrush Rd. Phone (07) 4658 1781

Saturday 2 August - 426 kms

10:00 Longreach to Jericho 194km

12.00 Refuel & lunch Jericho

1.00 Jericho to Clermont 232 kms

3:30 Arrive Clermont

Accommodation:Clermont Caravan Park. Haig Street. Phone (07) 4983 1927

Sunday 3 August - 500 kms

8.00 Clermont to Belyando 174 kms

10.00 Refuel & refresh Belyando

10.30 Belyando to Charters Towers 196 kms

12.30 Refuel & lunch Charters Towers

1.30 Charters Towers to Townsville 230 kms

4.00 Arrive Townsville

  • Please note that times and distances contained in the Itinerary are estimates only.Please ride at a pace that is comfortable and safe for you.
  • 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.