We want to make your trip as easy as possible and have regular transfers between Launceston Airport and the race. Yes – we can collect you, your bike and your luggage from the airport and transfer you to the race. There are daily direct flights to Launceston from Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. Virgin, Jetstar, and Qantas all fly this route. Then at the end, we can take you and your gear back to the airport – how’s that for ease?
Transfers for participants will be on buses, and mountain bikes will be transported in trucks (packed in your bike box or bike bag). Each airport transfer costs $66pp including your bike and personal bag.
For transfer timings see the Schedule.
If the race transfers aren’t going to work for you or you want to stay longer, there are some great local operators who you can book directly with. Take a look at Tailored Trails or Premium Transfers.
If you have family or friends with you who are looking after your car that’s great. But if not, we can help! You can leave your vehicle at Camp 1 (Branxholm) while you race. Then afterward you can book on one of the event transfers back to your car.
Transfers from Camp 3 (St Helens) to Camp 1 (Branxholm) are by bus with bikes transported on a bike trailer, cost $44 pp including bikes and personal bag. For transfer timings see the Schedule.
Welcome to a special part of the world. We promise that you will leave the race with a smile on your face. It’s always daunting traveling overseas for a race. Please reach out with any questions, no matter how small, to firstname.lastname@example.org
You will likely arrive in Australia at one of the bigger airports on the mainland (the big island) such as Sydney or Melbourne. In these larger airports, you will need to clear your luggage with customs prior to boarding a domestic flight to Launceston.
For ease and to potentially avoid additional excess luggage charges for your bike, we recommend you book your return ticket inclusive of the domestic leg. Alternately, Australian domestic flights can be booked through the following. Links have been included to their traveling with bikes section
Jetstar – Flying with a Bike
Virgin Australia – Flying with a Bike
Qantas – Flying with a Bike