“Sunshine Coast-Cooloola, Queensland loop with hardly a straight bit!” is a scenic, twisty, safe motorcycle ride in Queensland, Australia.
ColinS
ColinS
August 16, 2012
This
275km
ride visits Traveston, Sunshine Coast, Maleny, Gympie, Wolvi.
On Road
Scenic
Twisty
Intermediate
Rural
Safe
Good visibility
Low-enforcement
Good surface
Excellent surface
  • Traveston

    at 1km
  • Imbil Exit from Bruce Hwy.

    at 5km
  • South on the highway here will get you to the next town (Cooroy), but the real fun lies to the south west.

  • Ridgewood

    at 19km
  • Clockwise, this turn will take you to Cooroy (All amenities) along a very nice road with no straights although a 80klm speed limit.

  • Cooroy

    at 35km
  • Straight ahead (clockwise) for the town centre or right here into Overlander Ave. (speed bumps) fpr the highway.

  • Bruce Hwy

    at 36km
  • North here for fuel & food or briefly south for more good riding.

  • South here for a nice twist down the range into Eumundi.

    at 42km
  • Eumundi

    at 46km
  • Food (no fuel) and 2 pubs here plus on Saturdays and Wednesdays the best market in the world. Nice little village.

  • Yandina

    at 57km
  • Good food & fuel & the ever popular tourist venue, Ginger factory on the eastern side of town.

  • Bli Bli Rd

    at 68km
  • The turn into Camp Flat Rd is on a turn/crest if heading south, so watch for it.

  • Sunshine Coast

    at 70km
  • Tight downhill turn here. Careful.

    at 70km
  • Nambour

    at 76km
  • City with all amenities. Fuel on this corner.

  • Dulong

    at 83km
  • At the top of the climb up the range the turn into Dulong Rd. here comes up quickly on the left.

  • Palmwoods

    at 100km
  • Right here (Clockwise) to ride UP the range to Montville

  • Montville

    at 107km
  • Tourist town with all amenities.

  • Maleny

    at 121km
  • Left here to avoid the town of Maleny or straight ahead for all amenities & then left at the top of the main street to reconnect this route.

  • Postmans Track

    at 134km
  • After a nice ride along the range, this turn here will test your downhill skills. Take care. Narrow road with big whoa boys every 20 metres until the bottom.

  • Aherns Rd.

    at 141km
  • A beautiful run along the valley floor.

  • Left here for the road to Kenilworth in the west & Gympie in...

    at 148km
  • Left here for the road to Kenilworth in the west & Gympie in the north.

  • Eastern Mary River Rd. is a very narrow rural access road co...

    at 153km
  • Eastern Mary River Rd. is a very narrow rural access road complete with tractors, cattle and 4WDs, but a lovely run with great scenery. Cattle grids, but not too bad.

  • Stunning twisty bits here. Many just ride up & down here all...

    at 167km
  • Stunning twisty bits here. Many just ride up & down here all day.

  • Bellbird Teahouse

    at 168km
  • This is a must stop place for all motorcyclists passing by. The Ace Cafe of the Sunshine Coast. Good vibes and food to match.

  • Kenilworth

    at 171km
  • Well appointed town that caters for the passing trade. Motorcycle friendly as it is a weekend Mecca for the sporting set.

  • East here for the coast or north for a good range climb and ...

    at 172km
  • East here for the coast or north for a good range climb and open roads towards Gympie.

  • Turn right at Harkins St. ahead for a shortcut to the Tin Ca...

    at 224km
  • Turn right at Harkins St. ahead for a shortcut to the Tin Can Bay Rd. instead of following the track after that.

  • Gympie

    at 225km
  • All amenities available. City streets laid out by gold miner's horses, so keep an eye on your sense of direction if unfamiliar with the town.

  • Tin Can Bay Rd.

    at 226km
  • Turn east here for Fraser Island, Rainbow Beach & Tin Can Bay, before then is Cedar Pocket Rd. which takes you south in style.

  • Cedar Pocket Road turn

    at 231km
  • The Cedar Pocket Road here is a motorcyclist's dream although the surface is a little rural in places, so take care when approaching blind corners. You may choose to head east here towards Fraser Island and Rainbow Beach too.

  • Wolvi

    at 245km
  • Kin Kin

    at 256km
  • Small town with no fuel, but good food at the excellent pub.

  • This section recently resurfaced to racetrack standard. Supe...

    at 262km
  • This section recently resurfaced to racetrack standard. Superb! BUT watch for oncoming vehicles.

  • Cooran/Pomona turn

    at 267km
  • West here to Cooran (no petrol) and great roads or south to Pomona with all facilities.

  • Cooran

    at 269km
  • Food available here in King St. Turn south here (before the rail crossing) if heading clockwise on this route for great roads to the highway and beyond.

  • Coles Creek Rd.

    at 273km
  • Heading clockwise, this is a very nice piece of road heading downhill (a great uphill wind if heading the other way).

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