Horizons Unlimited is a group of people who love overland travel; whether it be my motorcycle, car, truck or 4 Wheel Drive. When I'm on my own, I prefer motorcycle. When I'm with Karen, we go by car or 4WD. Both are great ways to travel, especially if you take the time to enjoy the journey. Horizons Unlimited all started with Grant and Susan Johnson and their epic journey on a rebuilt BMW R80 GS motorcycle and has eveloved from there. If you want to find out a bit more about Horizons, you can visit the website at http://www.horizonsunlimited.com .
Every year volunteers work with Grant and Susan to run events to promote overland travel. In 2013 in Australia we went from one event in 2012 with about 110 people to three events totalling 455 (Dayboro, Queensland: 175, Western Australia: 130 and Cavendish, Victoria: 150) . In 2014 worldwide there will be 22 events. These events are 50% inspiration, 50% education and 100% fun. So that makes it twice as good as you would expect.
If you are interested in overland travel, whether by bike, car, truck or 4WD, I really recommend that you come along. You will learn a lot and have a great deal of fun. Early bird discounts apply for anyone who registers and pays a little bit early as that helps the organizing tremendously. To help encourage you, here are some details about recent events in Australia.
Queensland 2014 - Beaudesert 3 Oct 2014 to 6 Oct 2014.
Queensland and Western Australia dates confirmed - Friday 8 November 2013
Grab your tablet, smart phone, whiteboard marker, pen, pencil, diary or post-it note and lock in these dates:
Queensland: Friday 3 to Monday 6 October 2014. Beaudesert Show Grounds. Should be our biggest and best ever.
Western Australia: Friday 10 October to Sunday 12 October 2014. Venue TBA.
We are working on options for Victoria at the moment.
In 2015 e would like to have events in New South Wales and South Australia. Looking for volunteers for these (and the other events). Even if they are small events they will be great I'm sure.
Press Articles - Adventure Rider Issue #4
Press Articles - August 2013
We have received some very good press lately and here is one article from Australian Road Rider Magazine. Click on each of the thumbnails to open the page in a new window and if you find the image too small, click on the image to zoom in and hopefully it will be very legible for you.
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29 September 2013: Horizons Unlimited Travellers Meeting, Dayboro 2013
Over the last three days we have had our annual get together. This year, as with the last two years we all gathered at the Dayboro Showgrounds. It was a great time of 50% inspiration and 50% education. I've taken a heap of photographs but I'll stick to the top ten for each day.
Friday 27 September 2013:
All the action from day one.
Saturday 28 September 2013:
All the action from the second day
Sunday 29 September 2013:
The final day. Everyone looks happy enough so I hope we will all be back next year.
Horizons Unlimited Travellers Meeting, Beaudesert 2014 #huqld2014
Christophe Barriere-Varju and myself. Christophe is a Dakar Rally racer and inspiriing person. He has a great movie that tracks his 2010 Dakar Rally campaingn called Dreamracer. You may find out more at dreamracer.tv .
Slow bike race.