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Exploring the Central West - Like never Before!

Explore villages, wineries and significant historical locations throughout the Central West. Discover the stories and be awed by the magnificent rural landscape and scenery as you cruise in thrilling style on-board the Euangelion – Captain Barnacles Harley Davidson Road King Classic and Sidecar.

Experience the OpenRoad in a RoadBoat! Riding in a Sidecar is a unique and enjoyable experience! These specially designed Tours are for up to two people – One in the Boat and one on the Back! Swap around as you like.

Gooloogong Express

Ahoy TherewThis 1-1.5 hour enjoyable scenic ride will give you a taste for sidecar riding. Passing through Gooloogong you will follow and cross the Lachlan River passing by the village of Billimari. Return to Canowindra via Rivers Road. Learn some history of the first Europeans in the Canowindra area. Departs from Canowindra only.

Pokin' Around Town

Blue Jacket HillA half-hour joy ride in and around Canowindra for up to two people. This tour will take you around the Village and up to the Blue Jacket Hill Lookout. You will see the amazing views, colourful landscapes and Nangar National Park in the distance. From here a ride out to Morbel and then back into Canowindra. Only a short ride but will give you an overview of Canowindra and a taste for Motorcycle & Sidecar Riding. This is a great value for two people. All Motorcycle protective gear provided. See website for terms and conditions.

Bushranger Ambush

Nangar RoadWhat happened at Escort Rock just beyond Eugowra? Come for a scenic ride, skirting the beautiful Nangar National Park to discover the story of Escort Rock! It’s a great ride and awesome story. You will also see the amazing Eugowra Bushranger Murals. Departs from Canowindra, Cowra or Orange. All Motorcycle protective gear supplied.

Cargo Goldrush

Timbertales Cafe“There be gold in them there, Hills!” or so there was. In 1868 hundred made their way to Cargo in the hope of fortune. There may no gold now, but there is a historic pub and a beaut little café - Timbertales. Also, the local convenience store has the best burgers in the Central West! Departs from Canowindra or Orange.

Cowra Breakout & Japanese Gardens

Art Installation telling the Cowra Breakout StoryVisiting the Prisoner of War Campsite at Cowra leaves you with an eerie feeling. History was made here on the 5 August 1944. This adventure takes the long way to Cowra and offers a reflective experience at the Cowra Breakout site. Visiting the tranquil and beautiful Japanese Gardens helps balance the day. The Gardens are well worth the time and leave you with a sense of peacefulness. Departs from Canowindra or Orange.

Wine Tasting Tour

Captain Barnacles at Rosnay with Nicole & VickyThe Central West boasts some of the finest wine producers in the country. It’s worth doing the rounds and sampling the fruits of their labour. This ride visits several wineries. You will enjoy a picnic lunch with a complimentary bottle of excellent local wine – Captain Barnacles’ choice. Departs from Canowindra, Cowra or Orange. Please Note: The wineries visited will depend on Cellar Door opening hours. If customers have a winery they particularly wish to visit please make this known via email at the time of booking. Please refer to their Terms and Conditions prior to booking.

The Seven C's Day Trip

Bike ridingThe Seven C’s Tour is a full day adventure visiting Central West locations and Villages - all beginning with the letter “C”. This is an excellent way to get a taste for Sidecar touring and the Central West New South Wales. Along the way, you’ll hear the stories and learn the history of these iconic often overlooked towns and villages. Departs from Canowindra or Orange. The total tour time is around 7.5-8 hours long.

The Circuit Overnighter

BikeThe Circuit Overnighter is a tour encompassing the major Central West centres. There are several options as to where to go and what to see. Visit the Peak Hill Gold Mine, The Dish and the Elvis Museum at Parkes. Forbes offers the amazing McFetters Motor Museum for car enthusiasts. Splurge with an exhilarating early morning Hot Air Balloon Flight over Canowindra then after a hearty breakfast journey back to the beginning of time at the renowned Age of Fishes Museum. Cowra’s Japanese Gardens are beautiful, and the WWII Japanese Prisoner of War Breakout site is a place for contemplation and reflection, or you can head to Bathurst for a lap around Mount Panorama. Along the way, you’ll be filled in on the history and stories when passing places of interest.

Road Trip Tour

Road TripDesign your own one or more day Road Trip. They go where you want to go, see what you want to see and do what you want to do. A bit of organising and discussion, but together you can do something awesome and fun.

Virtual Tour Episode One

Josh & IrisAhoy there - Captain Barnacles has put together a series of short Virtual Tours for your enjoyment during this period of COVID-19 restrictions. Check them out!


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