Our Motorcycle Hire (and Repair) business is on the Atherton Tablelands, or as some call it, the Cairns Highlands, an ideal area for day riding or touring.
Hiring a Ducati for a day or a few days to tour the area is an excellent way to experience the wonder of the tropical Tablelands’ natural beauty. Enjoy rain forests, lakes, rivers, streams, waterfalls and lookouts. The roads are generally in excellent condition and we can show you many great sealed ‘back roads’ which link the places to see and visit … should you wish to enjoy a coffee with a vista, a bio-dynamic lunch, or a pint at a local pub!
Mike’s 748 was a poster in our office since 2000, it was a longtime wish that manifested when Liz found an R model in nearby Townsville for sale. It was bought as a surprise for one very happy Ducati enthusiast husband 🙂
It is available to hire by only the most experienced rider.
Riding the curves and bends on the Cook Highway from Cairns to Port Douglas is such a treat! Much of the road is right on the coast where the rainforest meets the sea. The beaches are invitingly beautiful, though unless there is a ‘stinger net’ like the one at Ellis Beach, swimming is not recommended from November to May. The 5-6 months from June to end October are usually the best months for riding, sight seeing, swimming and walking the beach. Although when you have a Ducati to ride it’s tempting to make the stops short and the rides long!
Riding in Far North Queensland is an experience you’ll always remember – the stunningly scenic region of the Atherton Tablelands has main roads and the lesser roads (also great riding) linking all the amazing places to see / visit / stay: from historic towns to scenic lookouts, lakes and waterfalls to farmland and forests.
the long and winding roads of the Atherton Tablelands are Ducati heaven. From Malanda, where you’ll begin your ride to all directions you’ll enjoy twisties, curves, sweepers and bends. Spectacular views while you’re riding, majestic vistas to take in whilst you pause … the roads are excellent for all riders. From Lammins Hill, near Bartle Frere, Queensland’s highest mountain (1622 metres), to Gentle Annie near Millaa Millaa, to Windy Hill near Ravenshoe, Queensland’s highest town, to Halloran’s Hill Atherton, to the top of the Gillies – the long and winding roads are a motorcycle rider’s dream. And you’ll enjoy a rest to refresh at any one of the many cafes, pubs or picnic areas – many of which have another view of even more long and winding roads yet to ride.