Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre 2015


Bathurst to Uluru Itinerary

Join dozens of riders from the first state and embark upon a 2600+km epic riding journey for a great cause! NSW Black Dog Riders will depart from Bathurst on Saturday 15th August 2015.

Ride Coordination Team

Ride Coordinator
Wayne Amor m: 0417 237 590 e:
Rider Liaison
Brett McCarthy m: 0418-840-000

Ride Registration

Before registering, please read the Ride FAQs here and read an important message from the Founder of Black Dog Ride here.

Registrations for the full journey to the Red Centre are full. You can stll register as a State Rider and join Black Dog Riders on the road from Bathurst to Barmera. If you'd like to register as a State Rider, click HERE.

Set up and register your fundraising page here:

Bathurst to Yulara/Uluru 3,261km

Daily Ride Maps listed below. Overall Ride Map can be found HERE

Friday 14th August

Accommodation options: Pre-ride dinner at Panorama Hotel/Motel.
Panorama Hotel/Motel 02 6331 2666. $50 per bed.
BIG4 Bathurst Panorama Holiday Park 1800 669 911 camping $30, 10% disc

Saturday 15 August - Bathurst to Dubbo 271km

Map for Day 1 HERE

7:00 Community breakfast & check in at National Motor Museum, Mt Panorama (Lions)

9:00 Bathurst to Mudgee via Mt Panorama race track & Sofala 145km

10:30 Refuel & Coffee Mudgee

12:00 Mudgee to Dubbo 126km

1:30 Gather at Dubbo Racecourse for Police escort to Victoria Park No. 1 Oval for lunch and Dubbo Rugby BDR Round to spread the BDR message. Bikes to park around oval.

4:00 Refuel & book into accommodation

6:00 BDR dinner Commercial Hotel Dubbo.

Accommodation: Matilda Motor Inn, Murray, 0268823944; $45/bed triple share, $55/bed twin share, single $100.
Dubbo City Caravan Park, West Dubbo 02 68014530 cabins from $110, camping $30

Sunday 16th Aug - Dubbo to Cobar 391km

Map for Day 2 HERE

8:00 Breakfast at local cafes

9:30 Dubbo to Tottenham via Narromine/Tullamore 174km

11:15 Refuel Tottenham

11:45 Tottenham to Nyngan 88km

12:30 Refuel & lunch Davidson Park, Pangee St Nyngan (Lions)

2:00 Nyngan to Cobar 130km

3:30 Arrive & refuel Cobar

6:00 Dinner Empire Hotel. BBQ, salad, pot bake.

Accommodation: Cobar Town & Country Motor Inn (4*)/Cobar Motor Inn (3*), Judy, 0268361244, from $100 twin/4 share, booked 60 beds 13-10Cobar Caravan Park 268362425, camping $35

Monday 17th Aug - Cobar to Broken Hill 456km

Map for Day 3 HERE

8:00 Community breakfast RSLClub

9:30 Cobar to Emmdale Roadhouse 159km

11:00 Refuel & early lunch Emmdale Roadhouse

12:00 Emmdale R/H to Wicannia 101km

1:30 Refuel Wilcannia (BP, left over bridge, 3 streets down)

2:30 Wilcannia to Broken Hill 196km

4:30 Arrive & refuel Broken Hill

6:00 Dinner Wests Leagues Club (Lions)

Accommodation: Broken Hill Tourist Park 142 Rakow Street, 08 8087 3841 or Sturt Motel, 0880873558, per bed price requested

Tuesday 18th Aug - Broken Hill to Barmera 465km

Map for Day 4 HERE

7:30 Breakfast at local cafes

8:30 Broken Hill to Coombah Lake 125km

10:00 Refuel Coombah Lake

10:30 Coombah Lake to Mildura 173km

12:30 Refuel & lunch Langtree Plaza, Mildura (Lions)

2:00 Depart Mildura for Barmera 169km

3:45 Arrive & refuel Barmera

6:00 Dinner Lake Bonney Park "Lake Shed" (Lions)

Accommodation: Lake Bonney Holiday Park. Freecall: 1800 034 828 Phone: 08 8588 2234 10% disc for BDR. 23 cabins, starting at $98, twin/4/6 share.

Wednesday 19th Aug - Barmera to Woomera 588km

Map for Day 5 HERE

8:00 Depart Barmera for Burra 180km (State Riders depart main Red Centre group)

10:00 Refuel Burra

10:30 Burra to Port Augusta via Orroroo, Horrocks Pass, Wilmington 228km

12:45 Refuel & lunch Main Beach Boardwalk (Lions)

2:00 Port Augusta to Woomera 180 km

4:00 Arrive & refuel Woomera

6:00 Buffet dinner at Eldo Hotel

Accommodation: Eldo Hotel, 08 86737867, from $40 per bed, share. Buffet dinner, brekky

Thursday 20th Aug - Woomera to Marla 607km

Map for Day 6 HERE

7:00 Continental breakfast at Eldo Hotel or Spuds at Pimba

8:00 Depart Woomera for Glendambo 121km

9:30 Refuel at Glendambo

10:00 Glendambo to Coober Pedy 254km

12:30 Refuel and lunch Coober Pedy (Lions)

2:00 Coober Pedy to Marla 234km

4:30 Arrive Marla

6:00 Dinner BBQ

Accommodation: Marla Travellers Rest: Ph Janice 08 8670 7Rooms from $120, cabins from $40, camping from $10

Friday 21st August - Marla to Yulara 500km

Map for Day 7 HERE

7:30 Continental Brekky at Motel

8:30 Depart Marla for Erldunda 254km

11:30 Refuel and lunch Erldunda

12:30 Erldunda to Curtin Springs 161km

2:00 Refuel & site seeing Curtin Springs

2:45 Curtin Springs to Layby (28kms from Yulara) 60km approx

3:30 Regroup & meet Riders from other States at layby 28kms from Yulara

3:45 Mass ride from layby to Uluru for group photo and lap around the "Rock"

5:00 Arrive Yulara and check-in to accommodation

5:45 Bus pick ups from accommodation

6:30 Sails in the Desert Poolside Sundowner

Accommodation: Voyages Ayers Rock Resort. Generous BDR discounts apply. Booking form and details supplied upon ride registration

Saturday 22nd August

Rest day - free to relax or explore Uluru and the surrounds

5.00-5.30 Buses will pick up from your accommodation

6.00 Private "Sounds of Silence" dining experience

Sunday 23rd August

8.15 Meet at location tba for group ride to Mutitjulu

8.30 Group ride from Yulara to Mutitjulu Community 24 kms (bitumen road)

9.00 Breakfast at Mutitjulu Community

After breakfast the organised part of BDR to the Red Centre is finished. You are free to stay on at Uluru (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