Ducati Adventures Queensland

Route 1 - Brisbanes North through the scenic Hinterlands

This two-day route cruises north of Brisbane, passing through the eucalypt forests of D'Aguilar National Park to the Sunshine Coast’s inland regions for a night at Montville, in the scenic hinterlands.

An exciting blend of on and off-road riding awaits, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Multistrada V4’s versatility as you navigate the trails around the region’s parks and rainforests. Along the way, visit famous lookouts for stunning views of the Glass House Mountains and Beerburrum West State Forest.

A range of boutique luxury accommodation is on offer in Montville, including the upscale Clovelly Estate, and the beautifully scenic cottages at Montville Oceanview.

Discover more highlights of your adventure below.

What to expect on Day 1

Morning: Brisbane to Mount Mee via Dayboro

Begin your inland cruise with a winding ride through the valleys north of Brisbane as you venture up into the stunning eucalyptus woodlands of D'Aguilar National Park for a mixture of on and off-road riding. 

Pass Lake Samsonvale and cross the North Pine River, then enjoy morning refreshments in Dayboro in the foothills of the D’Aguilar Range. 

After Dayboro, head westwards on country lanes through Lacey’s Creek and into D'Aguilar State Forest. 

The journey past Laceys Creek is a wilderness ride to remember and on a clear day, views all the way to Moreton Bay can be seen from Kluvers Lookout. Afterwards, follow the trails through the rainforests to Mount Mee to break for lunch.

Afternoon: Mount Mee to Montville via Woodford

Refreshed and revitalised, ride the gravel roads through Mount Mee State Forest, with the chance for a dip in the beautiful rock pools at Rocky Hole. 

Take your afternoon break in Woodford before the final ride to Montville. You’ll find majestic views of the Glass House Mountains from McCarthy’s Lookout and be sure to visit the famous Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve as you pass through.

Take an easy final ride to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, your home for the night. Enjoy five-star relaxation and dining at Spicers Clovelly Estate or unwind with blissful valley views at Montville Oceanview Cottages and dine at a restaurant in town.

Day 1: Brisbane to Montville, 185km

Carve your way through the D’Aguilar Range with some exciting trail riding, have lunch at Mount Mee, then relax with a night in beautiful Montville in the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands.

Suggested Schedule (190km | 4h15m ride, 6h30m day)

0900-0930 Section 1

0930-1000 Morning Tea

1000-1130 Section 2 (off-road sections)

1130-1245 Lunch

1245-1400 Section 3 (off-road sections)

1400-1430 Afternoon Tea

1430-1530 Section 4 

Stop 1: Morning Tea, Dayboro
  • Old Storehouse (open Wed-Sun, 0700-1400)

Website | 07 3425 1764

30 Williams St, Dayboro QLD 4521

  • Silverwood Café (open Wed-Sun, 0900-1500)

Website | 07 3425 1069

38 Williams St, Dayboro QLD 4521

  • Mill Creek Café (open everyday, 0630-1400)

Website | 07 3425 1825

12 Williams St, Dayboro QLD 4521

Stop 2: Lunch, Mount Mee
  • Birches Restaurant (open Wed-Mon, 1000-1600)

Website | 07 5498 2244

1350 Mount Mee Rd, Mount Mee QLD 4521

  • Pitstop Café (open Wed-Sun, 0800-1500)

Website | 07 3425 3652

2070a Mount Mee Rd, Ocean View QLD 4521

Stop 3: Afternoon Tea, Woodford
  • Woodford Gardens Cafe (open Thu-Mon, 0800-1500)

Website | 07 5422 9413

71 Peterson Rd, Woodford QLD 4514

Stop 4: Overnight, Montville
  • Spicers Clovelly Estate (5*) 

Website | 1300 252 380

38-68 Balmoral Rd, Montville QLD 4560

  • Montville Oceanview Cottages (5*)

Website | 0405 982 966

549 Palmwoods Montville Rd, Montville QLD 4560

  • Treetops Seaview Montville (4*)

Website | 07 5478 5591

3/130 Main St, Montville QLD 4560

  • The Long Apron (@ Clovelly Estate) (open everyday, 1800-2100)

Website | 1300 252 380

38-68 Balmoral Rd, Montville QLD 4560

  • Wild Rocket @ Mistys Micro Brewery (open Thu-Tue, 1730-2030)

Website | 07 5478 5560

142 Main St, Montville QLD 4560

What to expect on Day 2

Morning: Montville to Glass House Mountains via Maleny

Kick off a beautiful day of riding on day two with a journey to Maleny via the Obi Obi Valley and Maleny National Park. 

Stop off for views down the valley from Wayne’s Lookout, then follow the roads around the scenic parklands to Maleny for a coffee break and a visit to the beautiful Gardners Falls. 

Your next stop is the magnificent Glass House Mountains Lookout, where we suggest taking your lunch break at the on-site cafe, overlooking the mountain ranges and Beerburrum West State Forest.

Afternoon: Glass House Mountains to Brisbane via Delaneys Creek/Mount Mee

The final ride of the day takes you through the eucalypt forests of Delaneys Creek and back through Mount Mee. 

Choose to pull in at either Delaneys Creek or Mount Mee for your afternoon break and enjoy a final Glass House Mountains photo opportunity from Dahmongah Lookout Park. 

Close out your hinterland adventure with an easy ride home as the route gently winds its way through the Moreton Bay Region’s native bush and thriving farmlands before taking you home to Brisbane.

Day 2: Montville to Brisbane, 230km

Cruise through Maleny National Park, have lunch in the iconic Glass House Mountains and explore the off-road trails around Beerburrum West State Forest.

Suggested Schedule (230km | 4h45m ride, 7h00m day)

0930-1030 Section 1

1030-1100 Morning Tea

1100-1200 Section 2 (off-road sections)

1200-1315 Lunch

1315-1430 Section 3 (off-road sections)

1430-1500 Afternoon Tea

1500-1630 Section 4

Stop 1: Morning Tea, Maleny
  • Monica’s Cafe (open Thu-Mon, 0700-1430)

Website | 0460 002 227

11/43 Maple St, Maleny QLD 4552

  • Shotgun Espresso (open everyday, 0700-1430)

Website | 0455 747 996

2/48 Maple St, Maleny QLD 4552

  • Maleny Marketplace (open everyday, 0700-1200)

Website | 07 5435 2493

55 Maple St, Maleny QLD 4552

Stop 2: Lunch, Glass House Mountains
  • Glasshouse Mountains Lookout Café (everyday, 0900-1400)

Website | 0498 471 232

182 Glass House Woodford Rd, Glass House Mountains QLD 4518

Stop 3: Afternoon Tea, Delaneys Creek/Mount Mee
  • The Place 2 B (open Thu-Sun, 0900-1600)

Website | 07 5496 4332

120 Mount Mee Rd, Delaneys Creek QLD 4514

  • Pitstop Café (open Wed-Sun, 0800-1500)

Website | 07 3425 3652

2070a Mount Mee Rd, Ocean View QLD 4521

Route 2 - Lush rainforests of the Border Ranges National Park

This overnight adventure takes you on a journey through South East Queensland to the rainforests of the Border Ranges National Park, with an overnight stay at Cabarita Beach and an awesome ride home via the Currumbin Valley and Mount Tamborine.

Your route covers countryside riding at its best, with a mixture of wide valley roads, winding sections through the rainforests and estuaries of the Tweed River region and secluded rural lanes through rolling native bush around the border.

Included are a range of accommodation suggestions in Cabarita Beach and southern Kingscliff. The refined five-star Peppers Salt Resort & Spa awaits in Kingscliff, while the Halcyon House in Cabarita Beach is a fantastic choice for a delicious beachside meal and boutique accommodation.

Discover more highlights of your adventure below.

What to expect on Day 1

Morning: Brisbane to Mount Alford via Ripley

Kick start your South East Queensland adventure by making tracks for Mount Alford, beginning with a quick ride to Ripley for a coffee. 

After Ripley, take a laid-back cruise past Flinders Peak Conservation Park as you head south and into the Scenic Rim. 

We recommend visiting the Kooroomba Vineyards and Lavender Farm for lunch in the farm’s stunning grounds. More relaxed lunch options are available at the area’s nearby breweries and country hotels. Before you leave, snap a photo from the scenic lookout at Lake Moogerah.

Afternoon: Mount Alford to Cabarita Beach via Kyogle

After lunch, weave your way past Mount Barney National Park and Mount Maroon, as the route climbs up into the Border Ranges National Park. Take a quick detour after Unumgar to Murray Scrub Lookout for a bush walk and an amazing view of Toonumbar National Park.

Next, enjoy a great ride through the Northern Rivers region’s classically Australian country roads, lined with eucalypt trees and green pastures, as you pull into the old logging town of Kyogle for your afternoon break.

After Kyogle, Head up into the Wollumbin National Park for some fantastic riding through the lower Tweed River region, then out towards beautiful Cabarita Beach, your base for the night.

Snap a photo from Cabarita Beach Whale Lookout, then unwind at the Halcyon House, or ride up the beach to South Kingscliff for a luxury stay at the five-star Peppers Salt Resort, or casual oceanfront comforts at the Mantra on Salt Beach.

Day 1: Brisbane to Cabarita Beach, 350km

Carve through the Scenic Rim and into the Border Ranges National Park, then enjoy lunch at Mount Alford and unwind with a night on the coast at Cabarita Beach or nearby Kingscliff.

Suggested Schedule (350km | 4h45m ride, 7h30m day)

0930-1000 Section 1 

1000-1030 Morning Tea

1030-1130 Section 2

1130-1245 Lunch

1245-1430 Section 3

1430-1500 Afternoon Tea

1530-1700 Section 4 

Stop 1: Morning Tea, Ripley
  • Little Piggy Cafe (open everyday, 0700-1500)

Website | 07 3816 4758

20 Main St, Ripley QLD 4306 

Stop 2: Lunch, Mount Alford
  • Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm (open Wed-Sun, 1000-1500)

Website | 07 5463 0022

168 F M Bells Rd, Mount Alford QLD 4310

  • Scenic Rim Brewery & Café (open Thu-Sun, 1000-1700)

Website | 07 5463 0412

898 Reckumpilla St, Mount Alford QLD 4310

  • Dugandan Hotel (open everyday, 1000-2030)

Website | 07 5463 1048

124 Boonah Rathdowney Rd, Boonah QLD 4310

Stop 3: Afternoon Tea, Kyogle
  • Sugarbowl Café (open Mon-Fri, 0730-1530)

Website | 02 6632 2276

143 Summerland Way, Kyogle NSW 2474

  • Cawongla Store and Gallery (open Wed-Sun, 0900-1700)

Website | 02 6633 7090

5329 Kyogle Rd, Cawongla NSW 2474 

Stop 4: Overnight, Cabarita Beach
  • Halcyon House (4*) 

Website | 02 6676 1444

21 Cypress Cres, Cabarita Beach NSW 2488

  • Peppers Salt Resort & Spa Kingscliff (5*)

Website | 1300 092 876

Bells Blvd, Kingscliff NSW 2487

  • Mantra on Salt Beach Kingscliff (4*)

Website | 1300 092 872

Gunnamatta Ave, Kingscliff NSW 2487

  • Paper Daisy (@Halcyon) (open everyday, 1700-2230)

Website | 02 6676 1444

21 Cypress Cres, Cabarita Beach NSW 2488

  • Season (@Peppers) (open Tue-Sat, 1800-2130)

Website | 1300 092 876

Bells Blvd, Kingscliff NSW 2487

  • Fins (@Mantra) (open Wed-Sun, 1700-2200)

Website | 1300 092 872

Gunnamatta Ave, Kingscliff NSW 2487

What to expect on Day 2

Morning: Cabarita Beach to Advancetown via Currumbin Valley

Get back in the saddle early on day two for a fun-filled day riding the Gold Coast’s inland regions. Head to Tropical Fruit World to taste farm-fresh mango, then ride around the Currumbin Valley and enjoy a morning tea break in beautiful tropical surrounds.

Further down the road lies a great photo opportunity at Settler’s Hut. Enjoy the tropical landscapes around Glengarrie as you ride down to the Oxley River, to cruise back up across the border into Queensland. 

Stretch your legs with an easy walk to the cascade at Natural Bridge before riding through the Numinbah Valley to Advancetown, to stop for lunch, and while you’re here, be sure to see the beautiful gardens and impressive structures at Hinze Dam.

Afternoon: Advancetown to Brisbane via Mount Tamborine

The afternoon cruise home to Brisbane takes you past a series of incredible scenic spots in and around Mount Tamborine. Hang Glider Launch and the Glow Worm Caves are popular spots, and the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk lets you walk in the lush canopy on a network of elevated bridges. 

After relaxing with an afternoon break in Mount Tamborine, grab a photo of the late afternoon sun over the rainforests from the picturesque Knoll Road Lookout. Enjoy the easy cruise home through Tamborine National Park and Cedar Creek, then home to Brisbane.

Day 2: Cabarita Beach to Brisbane, 300km

Explore the Gold Coast Hinterland and ride through the Currumbin Valley, have lunch in historic Advancetown and see the Hinze Dam, then finish it all with a visit to Mount Tamborine.

Suggested Schedule (300km | 4h15min ride, 6h30m day)

0930-1030 Section 1

1030-1130 Morning Tea

1130-1245 Section 2

1245-1330 Lunch

1330-1430 Section 3

1430-1500 Afternoon Tea

1500-1600 Section 4

Stop 1: Morning Tea, Currumbin Valley
  • Pasture & Co (open everyday, 0700-1500)

Website | 07 3129 0365

2 Village Way, Currumbin Valley QLD 4223

  • Shotgun Espesso (open Tue-Sun, 0630-1430)

Website | 0455 747 996

2/48 Maple St, Maleny QLD 4552

  • Maleny Marketplace (open everyday, 0700-1200)

Website | 07 5435 2493

55 Maple St, Maleny QLD 4552

Stop 2: Lunch, Advancetown
  • View Café (open everyday, 0900-1600)

Website | 07 5563 0313

100-200 Advancetown Rd, Advancetown QLD 4211

  • Nook and Kranny Café (open everyday, 0700-1400)

Website | 07 5533 1159

707 Beechmont Rd, Lower Beechmont QLD 4211

  • Advancetown Hotel (open everyday, 1200-1400)

Website | 07 5533 2222

402 Nerang Murwillumbah Rd, Advancetown, Nerang QLD 4211

Stop 3: Afternoon Tea, Mount Tamborine
  • Spice of Life Cafe & Deli (open everyday, 0700-1700)

Website | 07 5545 3553

28 Main St, Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272

  • Elevation Café (open Tue-Sun, 0730-1500)

Website | 07 5545 0007

Shop 1B 27/17 Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272

  • Mountain Brew Coffee (open everyday, 0700-1500)

Website | 07 5545 1186

1/18 Main St, Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272

Route 3 - Unforgettable ride through Tropical North Queensland

Your Tropical North Queensland ride hits all the best spots in the region’s beautiful national parks and stunning coastline. Stop off at historic mining towns, have lunch at Mareeba, then visit Port Douglas and enjoy a magnificent ride home on the Captain Cook Highway.

This route passes through an abundance of beautifully scenic inland and coastal spots along the way. Riding conditions include a mix of highway cruising along the coast and tumbling country roads through the Tablelands Region.

Be sure to allow yourself some time to explore Port Douglas after lunch, and with time permitting, check out the world’s oldest tropical rainforest at Smithfield, before heading home to Cairns.

Discover more highlights of your adventure below.

What to expect on Day 1

Morning: Cairns to Mareeba via Atherton

Your morning ride runs past the Lamb Range, where early starters can take the walk to White Rock Lookout for the best view of Cairns.

Next, ride inland to Danbulla National Park to carve through tropical forests and wonder at the famous Cathedral Fig Tree—still going strong more than 500 years. Later, enjoy a beautiful nature walk and the chance to see platypuses from the viewing platform, then ride along Gillies Range Road to Atherton for a coffee break. 

In the Tablelands between Atherton and Mareeba are several unmissable scenic stops, including the famous cascade at Millaa Millaa Waterfall and the historic village at Herberton, where the pioneer spirit lives on. A quick detour along the way takes you to the stunning Mount Hypipamee Crater, a great spot for a walk. 

Afterwards, enjoy a laid-back lunch in Mareeba to set yourself up for a brilliant afternoon of riding.

Afternoon: Mareeba to Cairns via Port Douglas

After lunch, cruise along the Mulligan Highway towards Port Douglas, passing through one of the clearest lookouts in Far North Queensland, Rex Range. Enjoy some great riding down the range, then get onto Captain Cook Highway at Bonnie Doon. 

Break for afternoon tea at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas, and spend some time exploring the stunning beaches and historic township. From here, your ride is coastal bliss all the way home. 

The best views of Four Mile Beach are from Trinity Bay Lookout, and a little further along the coastal highway, Rex Lookout is a popular spot for hang glider launches. 

For the perfect finish to your Far North Queensland adventure, take a ride up the famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Snap a panoramic photo from Henry Ross Lookout, then it’s just a short ride home to Cairns.

Highlights

Explore historic mining towns in the Tablelands, have lunch in gold rush country, then see Four Mile Beach and Port Douglas and savour the incredible coastal road home to Cairns.

Suggested Schedule (360km | 4h00m ride, 6h30m day)

0900-0930 Section 1 

0930-1000 Morning Tea

1000-1130 Section 2

1130-1300 Lunch

1300-1415 Section 3

1415-1445 Afternoon Tea

1445-1530 Section 4  

Stop 1: Morning Tea, Altherton
  • Petals and Pinecones (open everyday, 0900-1300)

Website | 0436 412 559

8/6 Herberton Rd, Atherton QLD 4883

  • Gallery 5 (open everyday, 0530-1500)

Website | 07 4091 5576

5 Atherton Herberton Rd, Atherton QLD 4883

  • The Slotted Spoon Café (open Mon-Sat, 0700-1700)

Website | 07 4091 7988

2/116 Main St, Atherton QLD 4883

Stop 2: Lunch, Mareeba
  • Mareeba Heritage Coffee House (open everyday, 0900-1500)

Website | 0427 943 770

345 Byrnes St, Mareeba QLD 4880

  • Dino's Europa Deli & Café (open Mon-Sat, 0700-1700)

Website | 07 4092 2239

192 Byrnes St, Mareeba QLD 4880 

Stop 3: Afternoon Tea, Port Douglas
  • Lighthouse Cafe Port Douglas (open Wed-Mon, 0700-1500)

Website | 07 4099 4642

1/19-23 Esplanade, Port Douglas QLD 4877

  • Cafe Ziva (open everyday, 0630-1700)

Website | 07 4099 6635

20 Macrossan St, Port Douglas QLD 4877

  • The Little Larder (open everyday, 0730-1500)

Website | 07 4099 6450

17/53-61 Macrossan St, Port Douglas QLD 4877

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