Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre 2015


Darwin to Uluru Itinerary

Join dozens of motorbike riders from the Top End and embark upon a 1900+km epic riding journey for a great cause! NT Black Dog Riders will depart Darwin on Tuesday 18th August 2015.

The NT Ride Coordinator is Jon Benham

Contact Jon via email on:

Phone Mick on: 0488 561 117

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

Registration for the full journey to the Red Centre is full.

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Darwin to Yulara (Uluru) 1,901kms.

Google Map of the route HERE.

Tuesday 18th August - Noonamah to Mataranka Springs 380 kms

10.00 Assemble at Noonamah Roadhouse

10.30 Noonamah to Adelaide River 71 kms

11.15 Leg stretch Adelaide River

11.45 Adelaide River to Pine Ceek 113 kms

1.00 Refuel & lunch Pine Creek

2.00 Pine Creek to Katherine 90 kms

3.00 Leg stretch Katherine

3.30 Katherine to Mataranka Springs 106 kms

4.30 Arrive & refuel Mataranka

Dinner at the Mataranka Homestead

Accomodation:Mataranka Homestead 08 8975 4544

Wednesday 19th August - Mataranka Springs to Tennant Creek 567 kms

8.30 Mataranka to Daly Waters 167 kms

10.00 Refuel & refresh Daly Waters

10.30 Daly Waters to Elliot 146 kms

12.00 Refuel & lunch Elliot

1.00 Elliot to Tennant Creek 253 kms

4.00 Arrive & refuel Tennant Creek

Meet up with the QLD Black Dog Riders

6.30 Dinner at RSL Club, 6:30pm (Lions)

Accomodation: Motel: Blue Stone Motor Inn 08 8962 2617. Camping: Outback Caravan Park (08) 8962 2459

Thursday 20th August - Tennant Creek to Alice Springs 508kms

8:00 Depart Tennant Creek for Davenport 186 kms

10.00 Refuel Davenport

10.30 Davenport to Ti Tree 128 kms

12:00 Refuel & lunch Ti Tree

1:00 Depart Ti-Tree for Alice Springs 193kms

3:00 Meet & Greet with local riders & community. Snow Kenna Park (opp.Todd St Mall)

6:30 Dinner at Heavitree Gap Tavern, meet Alice Riders!

Accomodation:Mac Donnell Range Caravan Park Palm Place, Alice Springs, 1800 808 373

Friday 21st August - Alice Springs to Yulara 446kms.

9.00am Rally at Mac Donnell Range Caravan Park

9:30am Alice Springs to Erldunda 200 kms

11:30am Lunch at Erldunda

12:30pm Erldunda to Curtin Springs 161 kms

2:00pm Refuel & site seeing Curtin Springs

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

3.30pm Regroup at layby 28kms from Uluru

3.45pm Depart layby for group ride around Uluru (Police Escort)

5.00pm Arrive Yulara and check-in Hotels/Camp Ground

6.15pm Bus pick ups from accommodation

6.30pm Welcome Sundowner at Sails in the Desert Poolside. Includes substantial food and 2 hour drinks package

Accomodation: Voyages Ayres Rock. Booking Form via 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