This takes you to the western most point of the North Island and the lighthouse with Mt. Taranaki in the background is a superb picture opportunity. With a couple of boutique breweries thrown in.
A quiet backroad ride with twistie and straight section as you climb the hills.
A nice ride throughfarmland and then rain forest with the skywalk and the falls a must see>
Just a back country way of wandering across Victoria
Just a nice little country backroad with a great lookout over South Gippsland to the sea!
An alternative to the highway and takes you through open button-gass wilderness over one of the highest dams in Tassie through the Historic mining town of Zeehan and through more bush to the home of the Gordon River cruises Strahan.
There's a little gravel to start but then the blacktop starts with country-lane style before opening on to a main highway. From St. Marys you have two choices either straight down the St. Mary's pass or turn right and down Elephant( with the famous Pancake Barn at the start) before turning left along the coast on a sweepinf fast section before rejoining at the bottom of the St. Marys pass. Many of us do the loop up and down as an extra.
A nice little country jaunt with Gunns plains zoo, campground and hop fields along the way
The pick of this ride is the Hellyer Gorge, A very, very twistie piece of road that destroys Rally cars and inattentive bike riders.
The only real drawback is it's prone to Moss in the winter even snow on occasions.
More winding country roads with a couple of deep gorges thrown in. A town of Murals, Just a great ride
For those who like corners this a good ride, From the caves over the mountain down through the very, very tight twisties of Cethana gorge and the then out through the alpine forest past the Cradle Mt. turn-off and onto wide sweepers of Black Mountain through to the west coast highway
The route goes through, farmland, some historic towns, Up a mountain pass with lots of switch-backs and a stunning lookout, lots of underadvertised historic features to see, like the Steppes Stones, the southern Hemispheres first golf course, some very old Pubs, part of a historic formula track(when they were road circuits) Longford(look for the pub with the racecar halfway through the wall)
Hop fields etc etc. A very scenic way of travelling from Launceston to Hobart.