Scenic bike trails along the East Coast of Australia & where to stay

Category: Inspiration, News, Date: 15 October 2023

If your idea of relaxation is hopping on a bike for a two-wheeled adventure, why not take it with you on your next holiday?

You’ll find cycle trails near many of our holiday parks. From easy routes the whole family will enjoy to thrilling mountain bike adventures, these trails are the perfect excuse to get outdoors, get active and have some fun.

Here are some of our favourite bike trails in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.

New South Wales

Byron Bay Lighthouse circuit

Distance: 13km   Style: Road riding   Difficulty: Medium. 

It’s just a half-hour ride each way from our park to the iconic lighthouse that marks the most easterly point on mainland Australia. While not too extreme, the road is hilly so expect a bit of a climb and be rewarded with amazing views of both Tallow Beach and Main Beach.

Stay: Ingenia Holidays Byron Bay

Tomaree National Park, Port Stephens

Distance: Varies   Style: Off-road    Difficulty: Medium

Saddle up and hit the network of trails in Tomaree National Park, a short bike ride from our parks. Take your pick from a range of coastal paths or forest trails for your off-road adventure.

Stay: Ingenia Holidays Middle Rock or Ingenia Holidays One Mile Beach

Broulee to Mossy Point circuit

Distance: 6km    Style: Road and shared path    Difficulty: Easy

A relatively flat 10-minute ride takes you to the lookout at Mossy Point, so the whole family will love this one. Take in the views then stop for refreshments before heading back. If there’s still energy left in your legs, cycle south to Bengello Beach keeping your eyes peeled for local wildlife.

Stay: Ingenia Holidays Broulee


Urangan Bikeway, Hervey Bay

Distance: 17km   Style: Road riding   Difficulty: Easy

A 3-minute cycle ride from our park you’ll hit the Esplanade, which stretches from Urangan all the way to Point Vernon. Soak up fabulous sea views and maybe even spot a whale or two as you cruise along the foreshore on this easy bike ride.

Stay: Ingenia Holidays Hervey Bay

Wooroi Trails, Sunshine Coast

Distance: Varies   Style: Off-road  Difficulty: Easy to challenging

One for the mountain bikers, the Wooroi Trail network is just a 4-minute ride from our park. Enter via the day use area and discover eleven well-maintained, forest trails. Trails vary in length and difficulty, with ‘Glider’ and ‘Secrets’ ideal for beginners, while ‘Trailblazer’ and ‘Milkmaid’ will get more experienced riders’ heart pumping.

Stay: Ingenia Holidays Noosa


Bass Coast Rail Trail, Gippsland

Distance: 17km (one-way)  Style: Trail riding  Difficulty: Easy

Running from Wonthaggi to Anderson, follow the path of an old railway line as it takes you through scenic Gippsland farmland and along the coast. It is easily accessed from three of our parks and has a number of entry points if don’t want to tackle the whole distance in one day.

Stay: Ingenia Holidays Inverloch, Ingenia Holidays Cape Paterson or Ingenia Holidays Philip Island

Queenscliff to Barwon Heads Loop, Bellarine Peninsula

Distance: 32km  Style: Road riding  Difficulty: easy

For those that prefer some simple road riding, cycle through the Lonsdale Lakes Wildlife Reserve to Ocean Grove Beach, then follow the coast road along the spit and cross the bridge to Barwon Heads before making your way to the bluff. It’s around an hour each way with fantastic sea views for most of your journey.

Stay: Ingenia Holidays Queenscliff Beacon

Eager to hop on the saddle? Start planning your next holiday today!


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