Accommodation options are limited on the first two days of the R'n'R MTB Adventure, after we leave the coast and “go outback”. You can bring your own camping equipment (we have trucks!) or you can hire tents etc from us.
VIP Tent Accommodation
Tent hire is twin share (Two people per tent) and provides VIP Accommodation. Tents are erected and pulled down, airbeds, sleeping bags and sheet liners) for four days and three nights.
Cost: Single twin share – $225 per person
You can choose to pay for your tent accommodation during the registration process or by logging into your fundraising dashboard and visiting the merchandise page.
If you are travelling as a couple or with a friend, the tent share ups will be organised by volunteers on the first night of the ride. Non couples/friends will share with another person of the same sex. Bedding is ID tagged and ensures you have the same set up each night.
(Please note a 28 day cancellation policy is generally required, less a 15% administration fee)
If you would like to book other accommodation other than camping then please contact the individual locations - phone numbers are listed below.
Day one: Almaden
Participants will set up camp in the grounds of the Tamarind Gardens park, which is in Almaden (turn left after the railway station). It s a very relaxing, laidback and peaceful getaway with heaps of wildlife and birds. Some of the key features include backpacker accommodation, swimming pool, barbecue area, sites available, dog friendly etc. For more information on accommodtion available phone the park direct on 4094 8201.
Day two: Barwidgi Station
Camping is the only option here. It is on the banks of a dam on Barwidgi Station, we will have portable toilets and showers but believe swimming in the dam is a lovely refresh after a day in the saddle.It's called getting up close and personal with the outback.
Day three: Mt Surprise
Mt Surprise has two Caravan Parks. We will be camping at Bedrock Village. There are cabins and you can book these direct by calling 40623193.
Day four : Einasleigh
You know you are in the outback when you visit Einasleigh. The pub is heritage listed and Starty is the publican. They have 10 rooms only available and you can book these by calling 40625222
Day five and six : Forsayth
Forsayth Tourist Park is opposite the railway station, terminus to the famous Savannahlander tourist train. Shady grassed sites in a tree-lined oasis, with a modern spacious amenties block with hot showers. They have limited accommodation and can be booked direct by calling 4062532. In addition to this there is the Goldfields Hotel - 40625374.
Your registration for the R'n'R MTB Adventure covers all meals during the five-day event. (All you have to bring are your favourite snack foods, for example: trail mix, energy bars etc.)
Breakast: This will be a continental breakfast with cereal, fruit salad, toast, tea, coffee and fruit juice.
Lunch: Rolls, sandwiches and wraps with various meats, cheese, salads, dressings/condiments as well as fruit and a fruit drink.
Dinner: Various meals provided by community groups along the way.
There will be bar facilities at various locations. In addition, the smaller towns would appreciate your support so if there is a pub there please pay a visit and chat to the locals.
Special dietary requirements
If you are a vegetarian, lactose-intolerant, suffer from specific food allergies or require a gluten-free diet, we will do our best to cater for you.
When you fill out your R'n'R MTB registration form to register, you will be asked to nominate any special dietary requirements. We will pass that information on to all organisations involved in catering for the event. We may not always be in a position to cater for all your dietary needs, so please contact us if you have any concerns.
(There are very few grocery/health food outlets along the route, so don’t expect to be able to stock up on specialised goodies during the journey.)
NB: Local food suppliers donate all the food required to keep participants well-fed during the event. Meals are prepared by a small army of dedicated volunteers at each stop-over point. Please respect their efforts and give them a smile and a “thank you”. They will appreciate it.