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Australian Adventure

High Country, Australia

Mansfield, Victoria: A motorcycle tour into the superb Victorian High Country with Simon Pavey

Following on from the off-road skills training weekend in the spectacular surrounds of the Victorian High Country enjoy this very unique 5 day motorcycle tour with the world renown Dakar Rally competitor, Simon Pavey through some of Australia’s finest scenery.

Our adventure will start and end in the beautiful city of Mansfield, which is located in the Victorian High Country. In between we will visit spectacular mountain views, ride remote, rugged and challenging trails – including the challenging Rose River Road and Goldie Spur Track – through remote high country and spend time in beautiful Lakes Entrance, stunningly located on the Tasman Sea. We will finish off by riding through Licola to Jamison over the Great Dividing Range and back into Mansfield.

4th November 2018 to 10th November 2018

Bike Option Price
Rider (Bring your own bike) £1705
Rider (Suzuki DR 650) £2203
Rider (BMW F700 GS) £2327
Rider (BMW F800 GS) £2382
Rider (BMW R1200 GS) £2396

Tour Highlights

  • Spectacular remote track riding
  • Rose River Rd and Goldie Spur Track
  • The stunning Alpine, Kosciuszko and Snowy River National Parks
  • Epic forest & mountain scenery
  • Buchan Caves and Craig’s Hut


Joining Day: Arrive in Mansfield and meet the Off-Road Skills and Compass Expeditions crew for your pre-departure meeting.

Day 1: An early start as we ride the wonderful series of twisties that take us on paved roads to Whitfield, then Cheshunt; from then on it’s amazing dirt riding along Rose River Road and across the Goldie Spur Track that borders the Mt. Buffalo National Park; the views are tremendous across here. Riding on to Bright we ascend to the wonderful high country village of Falls Creek,

Day 2: A big ride today with a lot of time spent on the dirt.Descending from Falls Creek, we ride onto the legendary small town of Omeo, then north to Benambra, from this point we hit the dirt of the Benambra to Corryong Road as we enter the stunning Alpine National Park. We take the opportunity to really explore the many dirt tracks that abound in this national park, including some challenging steep country riding. Crossing into NSW we enter the Kosciuszko National Park before riding the incredible Alpine Way. We can have a go at crossing the Murray River before finishing in Jindabyne for the night.
Day 3: Another spectacular day riding the amazing dirt of the Barry Way, this track clings the valley sides precariously and offers sweeping views across the distant valleys. Some more superb dirt track riding will be had on the Tulloch Track before a chance to explore the Buchan Caves. From Buchan we ride the pavement out of the forests of the Snowy River National Park and onto the beautiful seaside resort town of Lakes Entrance where we spend the next two nights.
Day 4: Today we return to the mountains and explore some rarely used tracks and try out some challenging sections of dirt to put to practice what we have learnt during the Off Road Skills course.
Day 5: Our last day will see us ride to beautiful Licola before hitting the dirt of the Heyfield – Jamieson Road; this is more superb dirt riding as we cross the Great Dividing Range. Once at Mansfield, time permitting; we shall ride to the legendary Craig’s Hut as featured in the Man from Snowy River film, before returning to Mansfield and the end of our 5 days of mountains and ocean.
Departure Day: Spend some time in Mansfield, fly or ride home, the choice is yours.


  • Included

    • Motorcycle rental as per your selection
    • Fuel (if riding Compass bike)
    • Support vehicle with passenger carrying ability
    • 6 Breakfasts
    • 5 Picnic Lunches
    • 3 Dinners
    • 6 nights accommodation
    • Services of ride leader and support vehicle driver
    • Pre-departure material and route maps
    • Access to satellite phone, pay per minute
    • Entrances to all national Parks mentioned in the itinerary

    Not Included

    • International flights
    • Visas (if required)
    • Personal items
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Tips and gratuities


    All accommodation is twin or double share, if you would like a single room there will be a single supplement: AU$ 450

    Our motorcycles are insured and have a damage excess of AU$ 4000, you can reduce the excess by taking advantage of our Excess Reduction Policy: AU$ 25 per day

Important Information

  • You will need to be in Mansfield one day prior to start of training, for your joining day (a bonus nights accommodation is included)
  • All riders must have a valid motorcycle license and at least two years riding experience.
  • It is a requirement that all clients have appropriate travel insurance for this type of activity.
  • Participants must have confidently completed the Off Road Skills Level One course or equivalent. Alternatively there is the option to book and complete an Off Road Skills Level One Course with Simon in Australia prior to setting off on the trip.

Important Note

Unlike other Off Road Skills activities this tour does not use Off Road Skills’ own fleet of motorcycles. The tour price includes hire bikes from our partner company in Australia.   The motorcycles are insured for third party, fire and theft risks. However the rider is responsible for any and all damage to the motorcycle up to a the agreed excess – see full terms and conditions.

The term damage excludes reasonable wear and tear. Minor blemishes or paint chips caused by gravel, stones and insects are considered normal wear and tear however damage or scratches caused by an accident irrespective of who is at fault, dropping a motorcycle or riding it through bushes is not considered normal wear and tear.

For more information or to book, you can call us on Freephone 08000 131 282 or email us on

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