Australia & New Zealand

Compass Expeditions offer some of the most unique down-under tours on first-class motorcycles. From the renowned Great Ocean Road and famous red centre of Australia to the other-worldly glaciers and mountain peaks of New Zealand – sightseeing the vastly varied nature and cultures of these two countries is like nowhere else on earth, especially from the seat of a BMW bike.

Adventure bike in Australia, one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. Come along for one of the best Australian adventure tours available. Discover the ochre deserts of the outback and cosmopolitan cities that regularly top ‘world’s most liveable’ lists. A world of bright blue skies, sun-drenched beaches, remote gorges, wineries, rainforests, hidden swimming holes and ancient Aboriginal cultures awaits.

The best way to travel to New Zealand. Although much smaller in size, does not compromise on breathtaking scenery. Our New Zealand tour will leave you awestruck. From the endless pristine coastline of the North Island, with volcanic black sand beaches and thermal hot water springs to the snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes and dream-like views of the South Island.

Are you ready for the best tour down under?

Australia Encompassed

Northern Territory, South Australia & Victoria: A motorcycle ride taking in some of Australia's most iconic sights

2nd Sep 2024 to 22nd Sep 2024
2nd Sep 2025 to 22nd Sep 2025
20 Days

Tasmania and the High Country With Charley Boorman

Victoria, Tasmania & New South Wales: Ride Tasmania and Victoria's High Country with motorcycle adventurer Charley Boorman

11th Nov 2024 to 22nd Nov 2024
11 Days

New Zealand Encompassed

New Zealand: Ride New Zealand, the Land of the Long White Cloud

20th Mar 2025 to 9th Apr 2025
27th Mar 2026 to 16th Apr 2026
20 Days

Simon Pavey’s Off Road Skills & Australian Adventure – Tasmania

Tasmania: A motorcycle training event and tour into the superb north-west of Tasmania with Simon Pavey

6th Dec 2024 to 14th Dec 2024
8 Days
Compass Expeditions Brochure

Compass Expeditions Brochure

Download the latest brochure and peruse our Bike & 4WD Adventure Tours in detail – 64 pages of detail on the wonderful tours we offer around this beautiful planet. Whether you’re up for a short jaunt or read to embark on an epic journey, you’re practically guaranteed to find something here that takes your fancy.

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LONG WAY HOME – REVIEW: 2024 Yamaha Ténéré 700 vs Ténéré 700 World Raid

You may feel inclined to equip your adventure bike with all the latest features, but, especially when you’re in the middle of nowhere, knee-deep in mud, and armed with just a few basic tools, perhaps simplicity is the key. The Ténéré 700 and Ténéré 700 World Raid offer rugged durability and versatility without unnecessary frills. So – which is best?

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ROYAL ENFIELD HIMALAYAN 450 Review – The Hills are Alive!

Royal Enfield’s Himalayan has earned a reputation for being a low-frills but rugged and reliable adventure companion since its debut back in 2016. Despite its budget-friendly specs-sheet, it surprised riders with its on and off-road capabilities. So how does the updated 450 compare?

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Land of the “Rising Sun” – Week Two

“Standing at the train station watching bullet trains blast through travelling at least 150kph was strangely thrilling. We were waiting to catch a Shinkansen into Hiroshima. After a 40-minute SuperExpress ride racing through the countryside we met our guide, Pancho, at the train station.” Join Compass Co-Founder Mick McDonald on the second and final leg …

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