wonderful mix of tight and windy and high speed windy country road. Wonderful scenery, ranging from mountainous through to coastal. Plenty of locations to stop for a drink or bite to eat
wonderful windy road with great scenery and close to Hobart
They call it 99 Bends for good reason.
Whether you are on a sports bike, tourer or cruiser, you will love this amazing section of road.
Located on the Lyell Hwy between Queenstown and Gormanston, you will be rewarded with spectacular scenery and a fantastic session of approx 48 kms of curves on a mostly smooth road with a high grip surface.
You can take it slowly and enjoy the scenery or drop your knee onto the tarmac. Whichever you take it be careful of on coming vehicles who can encroach onto the wrong side of the white line on the tighter corners. The good news is most of the time there is little traffic to be seen.
To find the 99 Bends, plot a route between Queenstown and Derwent Bridge and you'll find the 99 Bends not far out from Queenstown.
The ride in/out of Queenstown will take you up and down a very steep rise that will surely challenge you in places with some very tight corners. The Derwent Bridge Hotel is a great start/end point and worth a visit for a refreshing beverage.
Recommendation: If you are riding Tasmania, then this ride has to be on the list.
This 500km loop of stunning Tasmanian natural beauty and some amazing twisty riding. This route rises and falls, has great vistas and wonderful lake views. Starting in Devonport takes in some of the fantastic natural views that Tasmania has to offer. Then head towards Elizabeth Town then Jackeys Marsh and the wonderfully twisty Great Lakes Road (a local favourite) which passes a large man-made reservoir. At the top of the Great Lakes Road there is a short unsealed section. Next we head west towards Derwent Bridge and Strahan on the stunning A10/B24. (If you prefer to shorten the route slightly, it is possible to head north to Tullah here from Queenstown) otherwise you can stop and visit the historic mining town of Zeehan. From there follow the route to Cradle Mountain. The lookout there is a popular place for bikers to meet and have a chat, then follow more twisting beauty back to Devonport.
This 430km tour starts and ends in the area of Hobart. Most of this route travels through forests, past historic towns, conservation areas or by the sea so there is no shortage of great scenery and vistas. The route itself is made up of local favourite roads. To begin we leave to the east towards Buckland on a road with nice curves and follow the A3 coast road north to Swansea where there is a nice view of Coles and Oyster bay. After that we travel west through more forest and past some lakes on the B24 to Campbell Town, then take the twisty minor road to Poatina. After Poatina there is a nice section of turns then the road takes us through beautiful great lake area. Between Bothwell on the A5 is the Steppes Historic Site. This large state reserve is a kind of museum to the areas historic buildings and cultural way of life. Eventually we arrive at Hamilton and from here we take the awesome C615 to Molesworth and back to Hobart a real joy at the end of the route.
One you have to do! Good mix of twisties, open flowing sections as well. Fuel available at Scottsdale & St Helens.
Lots of twisties! Fuel available at Queenstown & Derwent Bridge.
This ride will not disappoint. Tight corners, decent road surface.
Keep an eye out for roadkill - especially around blind corners.
Mixed ride, lots of straights, heaps of tight corners.
The road down to Queenstown is particularly mention worthy, great surface, breathtaking views.
Must stop at the lookout for selfies.
Another great ride through Hobart. The road via Molesworth is worth it six time over. Uphill and downhill with tight corners.
Peppered with roadkill.
Interesting ride ... lots of little towns to stop at. Even mix of corners and straights. Heaps of room and distance to really give the bike a workout.
The pick of this ride is the Hellyer Gorge, A very, very twistie piece of road that destroys Rally cars and inattentive bike riders.
The only real drawback is it's prone to Moss in the winter even snow on occasions.
More winding country roads with a couple of deep gorges thrown in. A town of Murals, Just a great ride
For those who like corners this a good ride, From the caves over the mountain down through the very, very tight twisties of Cethana gorge and the then out through the alpine forest past the Cradle Mt. turn-off and onto wide sweepers of Black Mountain through to the west coast highway
The best road in Tassie!
Pleasant road that crosses the hills, with many nice corners.
Excellent road, lots of nice corners, nice scenery and good surface.
Good visibility, good surface, no traffic and some nice corners. Very good
Nice little scenic ride with enough corners to keep you amused.
Really nice corners through beautiful scenery.
Filled with fascinating little places to stop and a nice selection of corners this is an excellent tourist highway
I really liked this the highway when I rode it on a sports tourer, lots of corners that seem to go on endlessy