The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
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I'm arriving into Sydney next week and just wondered if anyone had any recommendations of places to stay in Sydney. Am looking for somewhere on a budget - camping or motel type - with parking for the bike, and access to the sights on public transport.
Cheaper places (pubs, backpackers) don't usually have bike parking. You might get lucky and they'll let you park it inside there property.
There are a few camping grounds around the place, some down by the beach others on the outskirts of Sydney. The closest one I know of is the Lane Cover River one .. the bus takes you to Chatswood Railway Station - train from there to the city.
The cheapest way is a pub/backpackers in teh city, walking distanct to the sights .. but parking and secureing the bike will be a problem. If the bike arives some time (a week say?) after you then staying in the city while you do the sights and wait for the bike is a good idea. Once the bike arives - move to the better location for the bike.
Just with your accommodation in Sydney, like the others i'm unaware of any budget type of acco in the CBD area with secure parking for your bike, the main stream hotels often having secure parking - common basement parking but often charge up to$20-25p/d.
There is a small cabin type of caravan park at Heathcote on the southern suburbs, about 30km from CBD but it's right on the train line and its a 25-40min train ride to CBD. Don't know about their parking, its fairly open. Has a few shops and service stations very handy but it is a little out of the way. On the very Positive side it is right on the edge of the entry to the Royal National Park - great riding and you can easily access SeaCliff Bridge/Stanwell Park (Hanggliding) scenic drive to Wollongong. It's not to far from access to Southern Highlands and Macquarie Pass, Barrengarry Mountain and Cambawarra Mountain and south western Sydney. This offers access to sydeny/cronulla by rail.
Heathcote Tourist Park
Princes Highway, Heathcote
02 9520 8816
Cronulla Caravan Park
200-202 Kingsway, Woolooware
64 sites (no camping)
Sydney Tourist Park
215 Port Hacking Road, Miranda
Heathcote Tourist Park
1350 Princes Highway, Heathcote
50 sites (no camping)
Woronora Caravan Park
1 Menai Road, Woronora
63 sites (no camping)
You might also consider the Quarentine Station at Manly - Sydney North Head. It's an old quarentine station that's been done up, right on north head of Sydney Harbour entrance, with tours and restaurants great experience - one off but a bit pricey.
If you want to stay close to the city try in the Redfern/Strawberry Hills area as there are many backpackers there. There is one on the corner of Cleveland and Chamers Street Strawberry Hills. Opposite Prince Alfred Park.
I find the YHA at Central,convenient when I visit Sydney.They have some parking under the building and I have always been able to squeeze my bike in,advise though to ask if booking there.They do charge extra for parking.The hostel is near Central Railway,so access to the city centre by bus,train or a bit of a walk,well a fair walk.
I stayed a while at the Allishan Guest House (think that's how you spell it, was a while ago), 100 (I think) Glebe point road, Glebe, You are within walking distance of the City. It has secure parking in a gated yard. Very safe. It has hostel rooms - 4 to a room plus ensuite private rooms, nice shared kitchen and lounge, in an old colonial style house. I'm presuming its still there, I was using it back in the late 90s but driven past it since. I used it for several months on and off. Good fairly cheap base with great access to the City, lot cleaner, nicer, more upmarket than most hostels as felt more like a Guest house. Good compromise between easy walking access to the City whilst not being stranded right out in the sticks. Lots of the hostels are quite run down and the central YHA is just big and souless with lots of people passing through. This tends to get more long term backpackers who are working for a couple of months so nicer feel to the place.
I live in Bondi (apartmernt so cant put you up) but theres heaps of backpackers around here. Noahs (which is on Campbell Parade in Bondi) is a big backpackers right in front of the beach. WOuld be cheap and not only is there one of the most famous beaches right out front, there the 380 bus which runs you straight into the city (if you want to leave the beach!)
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