Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre

Black Dog Ride To The Red Centre

Hobart To Alice Springs Itinerary - Total Distance 2,805 kms

Join us as we adventure from the Apple Isle to the Red Centre; All for a worthy cause!

Saturday 17 August - 266 kms

12:00 Assemble Willows Tavern 691 East Derwent Hwy Risdon.

12:30 Depart Willows Tavern for Campbell Town 120 kms

2:00 Coffee stop Campbell Town

2:30 Depart Campbell Town for Devenport 146 kms

4:30 Arrive Devonport

5:30 BBQ dinner (Lions)

7:30 Overnight Ferry to Melbourne.

Sunday 18 August - 315 kms

9:00 Depart Melbourne for Wedderburn 218 kms

12:00 Lunch in Wedderburn and meet with VIC group (Lions).

2:00 Depart Wedderburn for Swan Hill 157kms

4:00 Arrive Swan Hill

6:00 Dinner & Community Presentation (tbc) (Lions).

Accommodation: Pioneer Settlement. Monash Drive, Swan Hill, 3585 Toll Free: 1800 981 911 P: 03 5036 2410 F: 03 5032 1096 Email:

Monday 19 August - 371 kms

9:00 Depart Swan Hill for Robinvale 134 kms

10:30 Morning tea Robinvale (Lions).

11:00 Depart Robinvale for Mildura 88 kms.

12:00 Lunch in Mildura (Lions).

2:00 Depart Mildura for Barmera 169 kms

4:30 Arrive Barmera

6:00 Dinner (Lions)

Accommodation: Lake Bonney Holiday Park. Freecall: 1800 034 828 Phone: (08) 8588 2234 Fax: (08) 8588 1974 Email: 10% disc for BDR

Tuesday 20 August - 399 kms

9:00 Depart Barmera for Burra 180 kms

10:30 Morning tea Burra

11:15 Depart Burra for Port Pirie 118 kms

12:30 Lunch in Port Pirie (Lions)

2:00 Depart Port Pirie for Port Augusta 101 kms

3:15 Arrive in Port Augusta & meet with other State Groups

6:00 Dinner at West Augusta Football Club-Gardiner Ave (Lions)

Accommodation: Shoreline Caravan Park Gardiner Ave Ph: (08) 8642 2965 10% discount for BDR

and Big 4 Holiday Park Ph:1800 833 444

Wednesday 21 August - 555 kms

9.00am Depart Port Augusta for Pimba/Woomera 180 kms .

11.00am Pimba/Woomera lunch & site seeing.

12.30pm Depart Pimba/Woomera for Glendambo Roadhouse 121 kms

1.45pm Fuel stop Glendambo.

2.00pm Depart Glendambo for Coober Pedy 254 kms

4.30pm Arrive Coober Pedy.

6.00pm Free night in town, many local eateries to choose from including a BDR special at the Opal Inn.

Coober Pedy Accom. Radeka Downunder Motel Ph: (08) 8672-5223 50% disc. for BDR

and Opal Inn 1800 088 523 Special rate for BDR

Thursday 22 August - 689 kms

6:30am Community Breakfast at Radeka Motel (Lions)

8:00 Depart Coober Pedy for Marla 235 kms

10:30 Morning tea Marla

11:00 Depart Marla for Erldunda 254kms

1:30 Lunch Erldunda

Depart Erldunda for Alice Springs 200 kms

Arrive Alice Springs

6:00 Cocktail style dinner, drinks & entertainment at Red Centre Dreaming

Accommodation: Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge Palm Circuit Ph:1800 896 119 Up to 40% discount for BDR (share accom avail only) BOOKED OUT

or Big 4 Holiday Park Pn: 1800 808 373 (Cabins avail, call Maureen)

Friday 23 August

7.30 - 9.30am Breakfast at Heavitree Gap Bistro.

11.30am Ride through Alice to Todd Mall, welcome by the Mayor. (Lunch at local eateries)

1.30pm Afternoon free to explore Alice and the surrounds.

6.30pm Sit down dinner, entertainment, awards & party at Red Centre Dreaming.

Accommodation: Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge Ph:1800 896 119 Up to 40% discount for BDR (share accom avail only) BOOKED OUT

or Big 4 Holiday Park Pn: 1800 808 373 (Cabins avail, call Maureen)

Saturday 24 August

After breakfast the organised part of BDR is finished. You are free to stay on at Heavitree Gap (please book early), tour the region, head home or continue travelling.

Important Ride Notes

  • Please note that times and distances contained in the Itinerary are estimates only and you are free to travel at your own pace and times.
  • 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