Are you up for the Challenge?....

The Simpson Desert - over 170,000 square km's of vast open space, the largest parallel sand dune desert in the world and one of the most remote places in Australia. It is a unique landscape that captures your imagination, but this is no place for the faint hearted.....

Crossing the Simpson is a 'must do' for anyone that has adventure in their heart. Outback Motorcycle Adventures is offering you the opportunity to be part of something special and experience a trip that you'll remember for a lifetime. This is the chance for you to discover your limits - join us and conquer over 1100 sand dunes in the mighty Simpson desert!

In 2020, we are offering premium quality tours travelling both directions across the desert. Choose to start in Alice Springs and fly out of Birdsville, or you could start your ride in Birdsville and cross East to West, finishing in Alice Springs.

The tour consists of five days of riding, with the sixth day utilised as a travel day either to, or from Birdsville.


You'll see and experience places of interest such as;


  • Finke Desert Race Track - you can even ride along some of the track!

  • Mt Dare - The first/last stop on the Western edge of the Simpson.

  • Dalhousie Springs - swim in this large natural spring with a constant water temperature of 36c.

  • Poeppels Corner - the intersection of 3 states (Queensland, South Australia and The Northern Territory)

  • Big Red - the biggest sand dune in the desert!

  • Birdsville - an Iconic town on the Eastern edge of the Simpson.

What better way to cross the desert than on one of our current model KTM EXC-F's? Ride the best bike on the market which has been set up so you can ride to the best of your ability. We can also cater for you if you decide to bring your own bike instead. 

Our fully customised 4x4 support truck will keep you safe with all the supplies needed to get you safely across the desert in one piece.

Have you got a partner or friend that doesn't ride but would still love to come along? We've got you covered. We can cater for up to three passengers who can 'ride along' and be part of the tour in our dual cab 4x4 truck. 

What are you waiting for? Book now and be part of the adventure of a lifetime!...

2020 Highlights

Our 1st of June Birdsville to Alice tour coincides with the Finke Desert Race! This tour will include 2 extra days where you'll get to camp alongside the track and experience the race. You'll see some of the top riders at their fuel stop and be amazed at just how challenging this event really is! (see below for more details).

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Birdsville hosts the 2020 Big Red Bash between July 7th and 9th. This is 'the most remote music festival in the world' and is fast becoming a bucket list event in its own right. Iconic Aussie musicians perform nightly concerts. You can ride on one of our tours and stay an extra 3 nights to experience this unique event too! (see below for more details).

*The 2020 Big Red Bash has already SOLD OUT in record time!! We'd really like to offer this to you in 2021, so please click here now to express your interest in joining us for the 2021 event.

Difficuilty Rating

This is a tough ride for the average rider but is achievable for most. You'll need previous riding experience and a moderate level of fitness is required for this tour.

2020 Tour Dates

Alice Springs to Birdsville

Birdsville to Alice Springs

Options & Pricing

All Packages include the following as standard:

  • 6 Days, 900 kms of desert adventure.

  • Lightweight, premium quality KTM 350 or 500EXC-F including all fuel and mechanical support.

  • One night 4-star Accommodation in Alice Springs.

  • Flight between Birdsville & Brisbane (*not included in B.Y.O bike package).

  • Fully equipped custom support vehicle.

  • Lead and sweep riders.

  • All meals & non-alcoholic drinks once on tour.

  • 5 nights of awesome camping under the stars.

Standard Package

  • All Inclusive                       $4990

  • B.Y.O Bike                         $2790

  • 'Ride Along' in Truck         $2490

Big Red Bash Package

  • All Inclusive                       $5290 + BRB ticket

  • B.Y.O Bike                         $3090 + BRB ticket

  • 'Ride Along' in Truck         $2790 + BRB ticket

*$800 deposit secures your place.

*Payment Plans available. Full balance payable 30 days prior to tour start date.

*Motorcycle licence required (Learners Permit OK)

Finke Package

  • All Inclusive                       $5290

  • B.Y.O Bike                         $3090

  • 'Ride Along' in Truck         $2790

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