Australia is the world’s largest island – but smallest continent. It covers an area of 7.69 million square kilometres and has a population of almost 23 million people. It is the world’s 12th-largest nation, and is also the only continent that is governed by a single country. Australia also boasts the third largest ocean territory in the world, spanning three oceans and twelve million square kilometres.
From a bicycle touring perspective, Australia is home to some of the most sought-after bike touring destinations, from the infamous Nullarbor Plain crossing, to the island of Tasmania (Home of the Tasmanian Devil), and the mountainous region of the Victorian Alps – Australia’s wine country. The island offers a multitude of locations for bicycle tourists, mountain bikers, and road cycling. There’s definitely something for everyone who visits the continent.
Australia is a stunning country for bike touring – with incredible landscapes and diversity of animals.
Here are a few highlights to inspire and excite you…