Touring with Gibbo
Extended Tour # 1
One nighter in New England @ the Great Central Hotel in Glen Innes.

** Word of warning… it gets bloody cold up in New England. Bring your thermals.**

Day # 1: Approx 460kms.
Ride from Squeakygate Retreat to Grafton however you wish. You can go via the Pacific (boring and lots of roadwork), via Lawrence and Southgate Rd., or Lawrence, Pringles Way and the Summerland Way.
From Grafton head up the Armidale Rd., through the twisties of the ranges to Ebor (always bloody cold). You join Waterfall Way [B78] East of Ebor. Suggest late morning tea at Fuss Pots on your left as you ride through Ebor.  Stop at Ebor falls, on the right just out of town. A few k's out of town, turn left to Armidale. Ride through the city of Armidale and turn onto the Bundarra Road. Continue to right along Barney St., the turn across the Rail line into Miller's St., then right onto the Bundarra Rd.. About 30kms out of Armidale, turn right on Thunderbolts Way, to Inverell. There is a fantastic Motor Museum. Turn right onto the Gwydir Hwy [B76] to Glen Innes.  There is something very special about New England, especially in Autumn. It is simply gorgeous.
The Great Central Hotel is definitely the go in Glen Innes. Very motorcycle friendly. Etc…

The Great Central Hotel















Day # 2:
It depends on where you are heading.
Going North back to Queensland the suggestion would be to travel north on the New England Hwy. Turn right onto the Bruxner Hwy at Tenterfield, then left onto the Summerland Way at Casino,  through Kyogle and Lions Road, up to Beaudesert in Queensland.
Going South there are again lots of options. You can go down the New England to Maitland, or ride down to Uralla, turn left onto the Walcha Road, then down the Oxley Hwy. (arguably the best motorcycle road in Australia) to Wauchope, then onto the Pacific Hwy. via the Bago Rd..
I have always loved New England.
Love autumn.
Love the roads.
Armidale City.
Ebor Falls
The Great Central Hotel
• They welcome motorcyclists. Yes
• Have secured under cover parking for your bikes. Yes
• Have good quality bedding and room facilities. Yes
• Have ensuites at least as an option. No
• Serve good quality meals. Yes
• Have a licence to sell alcohol. Of course it's a pub.
• Address: 313 Grey St, Glen Innes NSW 2370
• Phone No. (02) 6732 1966
• Weblink for info. https://greatcentralhotel.com.au/
For a tour map go to Ext Tour #1 New England