R46 SA Roundtrip Adelaide East
Published: 20/12/2020
Adelaide Hills
This route has its start and end point in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. After a short 30-minute drive, you will leave the hustle and bustle of this metropolis and head into the Adelaide Hills. Make your way through leafy avenues and villages. You'll find restaurants serving South Australia's best produce, while vines beckon in leafy orchards. The Adelaide Hills are home to some of South Australia's best food, wine and scenery, all in this itinerary.

In Lobethal, a supermarket and also a stop is planned, buy some tasty on the go so that you can have this at the Palmer Lookout, taking some nice pictures and sitting on the bench enjoying the view. The Randall road after the town of Palmer is almost straight, so make some miles. The next stop, for lunch, is planned in Mount Pleasant, a small town of nearly 600 inhabitants.

After lunch, head back into the Adelaide Hills towards Williamstown, passing South Para Reservoir. You can also stop for a snack in Williamstown. Then you descend to Gumeracha, here you have to turn left at route point 24, if time permits and go see the Big Rocking Horse, this is a tourist attraction in the city of Gumeracha. The structure, designed by David McIntosh, weighs 25 tons and is over 18 meters high and is one of the great things in Australia designed to capture the attention of passing motorists.

When you continue on the road and have passed the Milbrook Reservoir, the contours of Adelaide start to become visible again, another hour's drive, refuel along the route and you are back at the hotel.

This route also goes through the outback, these are regions that are far from civilization. The outback covers almost three quarters of Australia and mainly extends across the Northern Territory and Western Australia, and parts of the states of Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia.
The term outback includes different landscapes and climatic zones. Large parts of the outback in Western Australia are inaccessible: sometimes no rain falls here for years, while in summer the temperature rises above 50 ° C. The Queensland outback, on the other hand, consists partly of tropical rainforest.

The characteristics of the outback are:
- Only a few asphalt roads are present. Farms (stations) are often located on sandy paths that can only be used by off-road vehicles. It is no exception when a farm is located 80 kilometers from the asphalt road.
- Farms are designed for self-catering. It is not a problem if a supermarket cannot be visited for weeks.
- Settlements with a few houses, a gas station, a supermarket, a garage, a bank and catering establishments are hundreds of kilometers apart.
- Children receive distance education via the radio (School of the Air) and the Internet.
- The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is called upon for serious illnesses and accidents.
Camels were imported from the Middle East in 1870. They live partly on farms, partly in the wild.
- Of the approximately 300,000 Aborigines (approximately 1.5% of the total population of Australia), approximately 20% live in the outback, most of them in reserves.

This 4-star rated route follows mostly very good roads, past vineyards, through hills, and some nice little places where you can meet the locals.

General info:
South Australia (English: South Australia) is a state with an area of 983,482 km² it is the third largest state in the country. About one eighth of South Australia is occupied by the Woomera Prohibited Area military test site.

Many names in and around this state refer to Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin. These explorers had been sent by England and France respectively to explore the south coast of Australia and claim the land. South Australia is Australia's driest state and much of it is arid and desert-like. The eastern portion of the Great Victoria Desert is in this state. In the northeast are the infamous Simpson Desert and the Tirari Desert. About 50% of the national wine production takes place in this state. Most winegrowers can be found in the southeast of the state on the border with Victoria.

The first recorded European sighting of the South Australian coast was in 1627 when the Dutch ship Gulden Zeepaert, commanded by François Thijssen, surveyed and mapped part of the coastline as far as the Nuyts archipelago. The land that now forms the state of South Australia was claimed for Great Britain in 1788 as part of the colony of New South Wales. Unlike the rest of Australia, terra nullius did not apply to the new province. The Letters Patent, which used the enabling provisions of the South Australia Act 1834 to establish the boundaries of the province of South Australia, provided that "nothing in our Letters Patent affects or can be construed as a influence on the rights of an Aboriginal. Despite a strong reference to the rights of the indigenous people in the first proclamation by the governor, there was much conflict and deaths in the Australian border wars in South Australia. The beginning of the colonial government was proclaimed on December 28, 1836, now known as Proclamation Day.

South Australia is the only Australian state that has never received British convicts. In early 1838, settlers began to worry after it was reported that convicts who had escaped from the Eastern states could go to South Australia. The South Australia Police was formed in April 1838 to protect the community and enforce government regulations. Their main role was to run the first temporary prison, a two-room cabin.

The current flag of South Australia was adopted on January 13, 1904 and is a UK blue flag that is illegible with the state badge. The emblem is described as a piping shrike with wings outstretched on a yellow disk. The state badge is believed to have been designed by Robert Craig of Adelaide's School of Design.
Big Rocking Horse
Randall Road
Useful links:
Adelaide, Adelaide Inn
Apply for Permits to travel through certain parts of Aboriginal land.
Info if you are going to travel by motorcycle through the Australian Outback.
Info about roads, road use and traffic rules in Australia.
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South Australia
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About this region
South Australia (abbreviated as SA) is a state in the southern central part of Australia. It covers some of the most arid parts of the country. With a total land area of 983,482 square kilometres (379,725 sq mi), it is the fourth-largest of Australia's states and territories by area, and fifth largest by population. It has a total of 1.77 million people, and its population is the second most highly centralised in Australia, after Western Australia, with more than 77 percent of South Australians living in the capital, Adelaide, or its environs. Other population centres in the state are relatively small; Mount Gambier, the second largest centre, has a population of 28,684. South Australia shares borders with all of the other mainland states, as well as the Northern Territory; it is bordered to the west by Western Australia, to the north by the Northern Territory, to the north-east by Queensland, to the east by New South Wales, to the south-east by Victoria, and to the south by the Great Australian Bight. The state comprises less than 8 percent of the Australian population and ranks fifth in population among the six states and two territories. The majority of its people reside in greater Metropolitan Adelaide. Most of the remainder are settled in fertile areas along the south-eastern coast and River Murray. The state's colonial origins are unique in Australia as a freely settled, planned British province, rather than as a convict settlement. Colonial government commenced on 28 December 1836, when the members of the council were sworn in near the Old Gum Tree.As with the rest of the continent, the region has a long history of human occupation by numerous tribes and languages. The South Australian Company established a temporary settlement at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, on 26 July 1836, five months before Adelaide was founded. The guiding principle behind settlement was that of systematic colonisation, a theory espoused by Edward Gibbon Wakefield that was later employed by the New Zealand Company. The goal was to establish the province as a centre of civilisation for free immigrants, promising civil liberties and religious tolerance. Although its history is marked by economic hardship, South Australia has remained politically innovative and culturally vibrant. Today, it is known for its fine wine and numerous cultural festivals. The state's economy is dominated by the agricultural, manufacturing and mining industries.
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Planning to tour Australia by motorcycle? Read the five tips below carefully, so that you can start your motorcycle holiday well prepared. Good preparation is half the job.

1. Determine in advance where you want to rent your motorcycle. Find a reliable rental company with good reviews. By comparing the prices of various rental companies, you can save a lot of money.
2. Plan your routes in advance. Australia is so big that it is useful to know in advance exactly where you want to go.
3. In Australia you don't just get from A to B: you have to drive a long time to get to your next destination. Practicing with long motorcycling is therefore highly recommended.
4. Always check the weather forecast. You can't take a lot on the bike, so only take what you really need according to the weather forecast.
5. Are you going in high season? Then book your accommodations in advance. If you plan to go camping, invest in a good tent.

Motor rental:
AussieRider: https://www.aussierider.com/bikes/australie/#
EagleRider: https://www.eaglerider.com/motorverhuur/australia

General:
Toll roads:
Toll roads are ideal for getting around or through a huge city like Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane quickly, and very easy to use. There are no toll booths, so you cannot pay on the spot. The toll must be paid by yourself by telephone and credit card within three days of using the road or tunnel. When you pick up the rental motorcycle, you will receive all information about this. It is a simple system but it requires action on your part to avoid fines.

Traffic rules motorbike:
Motorcycling rules in Australia vary by state or territory. Inquire about the regulations on site.

Helmet:
The wearing of a helmet is mandatory for the driver and passenger. The helmet must comply with Australian Standard (AS / NZS1698) or European Standard (UNECE 22.05), which is indicated on a sticker on, or a label inside, the helmet. In some states, such as New South Wales and Victoria, a helmet may no longer meet the standard if it has a small camera mounted on it, if speakers (Bluetooth) are built in or if the helmet has a tinted visor.

Lighting: Low beam is not mandatory during the day, but is recommended.

Passengers:
The transport of 1 passenger is allowed. Children under 8 years of age cannot be carried on the motorcycle. Children 8 years and older may only be transported on the back if they can reach the footrests with their feet. Younger children may be transported in a sidecar. In several states, such as New South Wales, Northern Territory and Queensland, the carriage of a passenger is only permitted if the driver has held a motorcycle license for more than one year.

Driving side by side:
Motorbikes are allowed to drive next to each other as long as their distance does not exceed 1.5 m.

Traffic jam:
In Australia, it is permitted to slalom between stationary or slow-moving cars in a traffic jam (lane filtering), provided that a maximum speed of 30 km / h is observed and other traffic is not endangered.

Petrol stations:
In Australia, a gas station is often called a servo (derived from a service station). In the outback, a gas station is often called a road house. Pay attention; The number of filling stations is very limited, especially along the southern main route and the north-south connections. Keep this in mind and bring enough spare fuel with you. For example, use the Fuel Map Australia app (fuelmap.com.au) to search for nearby petrol stations and check their current fuel prices.

Opening hours:
Gas stations are usually open from 8am to 6pm or 8pm at least. Many petrol stations in larger towns and along motorways offer a 24-hour service or have filling machines. When planning longer trips, keep in mind that outside the major towns and along minor roads, petrol stations are not open at night or in the morning, and sometimes on Sundays.

Pay:
Cash can be paid at petrol stations. Credit cards are accepted at most petrol stations.

Tank dispensers:
Major credit cards are usually accepted at filling machines (pay-at-the-pump), but a pin code must often be used.

Reserve fuel:
Because distances between places in Australia are long and gas stations in the outback may not always have enough fuel in stock, it is recommended that you always bring a spare tank of fuel with you. It is forbidden to carry fuel in a reserve tank on ferries.

Figures Australia:
Australia consists of 6 states, 2 territories and 1 federal territory (the Australian Capital Territory) In this collection you travel through:

State on Territory: Northern Territory (NT)
Capital: Darwin
Area in km2: 1,349,129

State in Territory: Victoria (VIC)
Capital: Melbourne
Area in km2: 227,416

State in Territory: Western Australia (WA)
Capital: Perth
Area in km2: 2,529,875