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Long Ride Home - Northern Territory

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Black Dog Ride's Long Ride Home - Northern Territory

Black Dog Ride's Long Ride Home aims to start a national conversation about depression and suicide prevention. Help us get the country talking and join us on this epic journey to the Home of the Black Dog Ride!

We will have ride groups from all states and territories of Australia travelling to meet up at our final destination, Fremantle WA, followed by the optional Busselton Thunder Run - Home of the Black Dog Ride. 

Ride Registration

Registrations to ride all the way to Fremantle with Black Dog Ride are strictly limited. Registrations close when all places are filled, or at 5pm AEST 31st August 2024.

Registration for the FULL Black Dog Ride's Long Ride Home includes:

  • Entry and participation in the fully organised Ride 
  • Back up of a Support Vehicle en route to Fremantle 
  • Commemorative Long Ride Home cloth patch, round ride decal, Black Dog Rider sticker and bumper sticker
  • Commemorative Long Ride Home tee shirt
  • Commemorative Long Ride Home wristband
  • Black Dog Ride Long Ride Home celebration dinner, Saturday 12th October, including a welcome drink
  • Entry and participation in the all states group ride, Busselton Thunder Run - Home of the Black Dog Ride Sunday morning, 13th October

    Ride Itinerary 

    The broad itinerary for this ride is as follows.

    Check in: 
    Start point: 
    Total Distance: 5,261km

    Daily route & Accommodation

    Inland Route

    Coastal Route



    Daily departure & Finish time: 

    Tuesday 1st October - 300km

    Noonamah Tavern (South of Darwin) to Katherine.  Group catch up and BBQ with the Queensland riders. Details to be advised.

    Accommodation: Camping or Cabins available at the following:

    Contour Hotel 08 8972 1744 https://www.contourhotel.com.au/
    Pine Tree Motel 08 8972 2533 https://pinetreemotel.com.au/
    Beagle Motor Inn 08 8972 3998  https://beaglehotel.com.au/
    Paraway Motel 08 8972 2644  https://www.parawaymotel.com.au/
    Manbulloo Homestead 08 8972 1559 http://manbulloohomesteadcaravanpark.com.au/
    Big 4 Breezes Holiday Park  08 8972 3962 https://breezeholidayparks.com.au/park/katherine/
    Knotts Crossing Resort 08 8972 2511 http://www.knottscrossing.com.au/  
    Riverview Tourist Village 08 8972 1011  http://www.riverviewtouristvillage.com.au/ 
    Discovery Parks Katherine 1800 043 043  https://www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au/caravan-parks/northern-territory/katherine-daly-katherine

    Wednesday 2nd October - 514km

    Katherine to Kununurra WA

    Accommodation: Camping or Cabins available at the following:

    Kimberleyland  1800 681 280 https://www.kimberleyland.com.au/
    Discovery Parks Lake Kununurra 08 9168 1031 https://www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au/caravan-parks/western-australia/east-kimberley-lake-kununurra
    Hidden Valley Caravan Park 08 9168 1790  http://www.hiddenvalleytouristpark.com/
    Kununurra Country Club  Resort 08 9168 1024  https://kununurracountryclub.com.au/
    Ivanhoe Village Park  08 9169 1995  http://ivanhoevillageresort.com/

    Thursday 3rd October - 646km

    Kununurra to Fitzroy Crossing
    A big day with long distances between fuel. 289kms Halls Creek to Fitzroy Crossing. Some places only have low aromatic fuel (OPAL).

    Accommodation: Camping or Cabins available at:

    Fitzroy River Lodge 08 9191 5141 http://www.fitzroyriverlodge.com.au/
    Crossing Inn  08 9191 5080 (Accommodation only, no campsites since floods, best to call as online bookings unavailable at the moment) https://www.crossing-inn.com.au/
    Ngumban Cliff camp site is 97kms before FC for those who want a night in the bush.

    Friday 4th October - 396km

    Fitzroy Crossing to Broome – short day.

    Accommodation: Camping or Cabins available at:

    RAC Cable Beach Holiday Park 08 9192 3336  https://parksandresorts.rac.com.au/cable-beach
    Discovery Parks Broome 08 9192 1366 https://www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au/caravan-parks/western-australia/kimberley-broome

    Saturday 5th October - 608km

    Broome to Port Hedland

    Accommodation: Camping or Cabins available at:

    Discovery Parks - Port Hedland 08 9173 1271  https://www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au/caravan-parks/western-australia/pilbara-port-hedland
    Blackrock Tourist Park 08 9172 3444 http://www.blackrocktouristpark.com.au/

    From Port Hedland Riders have the option of taking the Coastal or Inland routes.

    Coastal Route

    Inland Route (shorter)

    Sunday 6th October

    Sunday 6th October

    Port Hedland to Nanutarra Roadhouse - 504kms Accommodation: Camping or Cabins available at:
    Nanutarra Roadhouse  08 9943 0521 https://www.nanutarra.com.au/accommodation/

    Port Hedland to Newman 394kms
    Maybe a visit to Karajini NP along the way.
    Yurlu Caravan Park 08 9175 8000 https://www.eastpilbara.wa.gov.au/our-region/newman-campgrounds.aspx
    Seasons Hotel Newman 08 9177 8666 http://www.seasonshotel.com.au/
    Red Sands Accommodation 08 9175 9555  https://redsandsaccommodationnewman.com.au/

    Monday 7th October

    Monday 7th October

    Nunutarra Roadhouse to Coral Bay - 430kms Accommodation: Camping or Cabins available at: Peoples Park Coral Bay 08 9942 5933 http://peoplesparkcoralbay.com.au/
    Nigaloo Coral Bay Accommodation 08 9385 6655 https://www.ningaloocoralbay.com/bay-camp/

    Newman to Nallan Station Stay 523kms
    (between Meekatharra and Mt Magnet)

    Nallan Station Stay Ph 08 9963 1054
    https://www.visitnallan.com.au/

    Tuesday 8th October

    Tuesday 8th October

    Coral Bay to Monkey Mia - 589kms Accommodation: Camping or Cabins available at: RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort. 08 9948 1320  https://parksandresorts.rac.com.au/monkey-mia

    Nallan Station Stay to Dalwallinu 413kms
    Dalwallinu Caravan Park Ph 08 9661 1253
    Camping and on-site vans available apparently  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063454488084
    The Wheatland Motel  Ph 08 9661 1600
    https://wheatlandmotel.com.au/

    Wednesday 9th October

    Wednesday 9th October

    Monkey Mia Rest Day
    RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort.

    Dalwallinu to Fremantle 267kms
    A short day and links to Fremantle accommodation below.

    Thursday 10th October

    Thursday 10th October

    Monkey Mia to Geraldton - 432kms
    Accommodation: Camping or Cabins available at:
    Geraldton Belair Gardens Caravan Park 08 9921 1997  https://summerstar.com.au/caravan-parks/belair-gardens-geraldton


    An additional rest day for those taking the inland route.

    Friday 11th October

    Friday 11th October

    Geraldton to Fremantle - 485kms
    Accommodation: Camping or Cabins available at:
    https://www.booking.com/fremantle
    https://gdayparks.com.au/parks/western-australia/fremantle/fremantle-village
    https://www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au/caravan-parks/western-australia/cockburn-woodman-point

    Saturday 12th October

    Celebration Dinner in Fremantle - all states

    Sunday 13th October - 220km

    Thunder run to Busselton - Home of the Black Dog Ride

    Merchandise

    From the month of April 2024 we will make our Limited Edition Long Ride Home Merchandise available for pre-order online through our shop, HERE

    Our Online Shop has our standard range of merchandise for sale all year round. You can access our shop HERE.

    Black Dog Ride X Indian Motorcycle 2024 Raffle

    Grab your ticket for a chance to win one of our awesome monthly prizes or one of the 2 amazing bikes up for grabs. The 2nd Prize will be drawn in June and the 1st Prize will be drawn on the 12th October at the end of our Long Ride Home. 

    Get your tickets HERE.

    Fundraising

    Start your fundraising efforts HERE. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

    Ride Preparation

    It is imperative that riders ensure their bike is registered, roadworthy, and in proper working order, ready for the significant distance ride ahead. It is also imperative that riders and pillion passengers are fit and well enough for the journey. Black Dog Ride does not take responsibility for these matters.

    Ride Preparation

    It is imperative that riders ensure their bike is registered, roadworthy, and in proper working order, ready for the significant distance ride ahead. It is also imperative that riders and pillion passengers are fit and well enough for the journey. Black Dog Ride does not take responsibility for these matters.

    Share the Ride

    Each state has a Facebook Group to help you connect with fellow riders. Once you have registered for this ride you can go to your state's Facebook Group and apply for membership. Here's the link to the state group.

    NT Black Dog Riders

    Ride Coordinator

    Your coordinator for this ride is Shane Klein. You can reach Shane via email on darwin@blackdogride.org.au if you have any specific questions about the ride.

    The safety and wellbeing of all Black Dog Ride participants is our priority: While participating in Black Dog ride events, at any time where you are, or are likely to be, in control of a vehicle, the consumption of alcohol and illegal drugs is prohibited. At all times, the use of illegal substances is prohibited. At the conclusion of the event or days documented riding, and/or if an event includes multiple days, including evening social events and meals, we expect your decision to consume alcohol to be in moderation and within legal limitations. Non-compliance of this requirement will result in your immediate disqualification from further participation in the event, and no refunds will be given


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