The Pacific Bicycle Route runs for 1,074 kilometres from Ipswich (Brisbane) Queensland, south to Windsor (Sydney), New South Wales, Australia. A typical camping trip might take 23 days and average 56Kms/day (16-79 kms). A typical fixed acommodation trip might take 16 days, but require a daily average of 76 Kms (32 - 134 kms).
Major Towns are; Ipswich, Boonah, Woodenbong, Kyogle, Casino, Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Bowraville, Grassy Head, South West Rocks, Wauchope, Wingham, Gloucester, Dungog, Cessnock, Wisemans Ferry and Windsor.
The route can provide a trip varying in length from a day ride out and back at any place along the route, to a full blown ride from Brisbane to Sydney or vice versa.
In 1986, Bicycle Australia produced a 64 page guide book and acommpanying map.
As well a general information for the less experienced bicycle tourer, it also contains suggested itinaries, route description and a guide to the services available in each town along the route.
The map consists of 16 A5 colour maps at 1:250,000 scale (1 cm = 2.5 Kms) and detail the route.
The guide is distributed by a number of agencies in Australia (we have no idea where) and
if your local bookshop doesn't have one in stock, they can order them from
Treakaway/Envirobooks. RRP is $20.
Alternatively, you can send a cheques or money order, in Australian dollars to Wombat Outdoor Adventures, (29 Darwin Road, Campbelltown, NSW, 2560, Australia).