Charlotte Plains to Outback Wild Camp via Tambo & Longreach

Ep 16 | Our Motorcycle Adventure Around Australia

We woke up to an amazing morning in the Aussie Outback at Charlotte Plains Station, it was cold and the warm artesian water created a cloud of mist above the creek that made it feel like another world. After another soak in the outdoor baths we packed up our campsite and rode the motorbikes north to Tambo, travelling via Charleville and Augathella, stopping to check out a couple of art silos on the way. 

In Tambo we continued our camping streak, or as we liked to call it "sleepin' rough on the road!", even though there was a cheap room available at the pub so we were pretty proud of ourselves. On our day there we visited the site of the first ever Qantas plane crash that happened in March 1927, and went to the local pub (The Royal Carrangarra Hotel) to watch an event that the little town is becoming famous for - the Tambo Chicken Race! - which is exactly what it sounds like 🐓🐓😂 

Next we took the motorcycles back on the road and travelled to Longreach where we camped for a few days, while we were there we got the tyres changed on Arnie and Franco (our Royal Enfield Himalayans) to some more dirt oriented tyres for the dirt roads ahead, we went on a fun old time Cobb & Co stagecoach ride and outback tent show, and did an interesting tour of the Qantas Founders Museum. After Longreach we continued our adventure motorcycle ride up to Hughenden, the scenery and colour of the sky was absolutely beautiful, but travelling on the dirt roads was pretty slow going and we were still in the middle of nowhere in the outback when it got dark, so we decided to pull up and do our first real wild camp of the trip!

Filmed July 2021