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UPCOMING EVENTS

Horizons Unlimited WA Xmas BBQ

Hang out with like-minded motorbike travellers & enjoy a ride in a great part of WA. We'll be joined by some very special guests - Xenia & Martin from XT Adventures! They've been travelling the world from their home in Switzerland since February 2017. If you've ever wanted to know more about world travel by motorbike, don't miss this opportunity to talk to those currently doing it & those of us who've gone before. Lock the date into your calendars!
This lovely spot overlooks the Mundaring Weir, has plenty of BBQs & areas to hang out, & is located on one of the more popular Perth Hills ride routes. Get some friends together & organise a ride to the event! Link up with others via the HUWA Facebook group.

When: Sunday 9th December from 10am
Where: Mundaring Weir Rose Garden, Weir Village Road, Mundaring
GPS Coordinates: S31°57’10.1” E116°10’01.7”
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Q4E99pJExGU2
Directions: at roundabout on Mundaring Weir Rd, take the small tarmac road (Weir Village Rd) to the Mundaring Weir Hotel. KEEP DRIVING past the pub, swinging left round the bend to find the BBQ area. For turn-by-turn instructions, enter "Mundaring Weir Hotel".
What to bring: BBQ food, drinks, sunscreen, chairs & your travel yarns! Sausages, bread & sauces will be provided by OverlanderAE (plus tongs, paper towels & oil). Bring anything else you need.
Families welcome whether you ride or drive!

Long-term round the world motorbike travel - FREE talk!
Join us to find out what it's like to travel long-term around the world on motorbikes as we welcome Swiss couple, Xenia & Martin (Tinu), from XT Adventures for our first talk of 2019! In February 2017, XT Adventures left Switzerland for the Silk Road through the "Stan" countries through to India. After a year on the road, they shipped the bikes to New Zealand & then Australia. In early 2019, they will leave Australia for Africa & the long ride back to Europe. Come & enjoy a great evening with us, where Xenia & Tinu will show you what they have experienced so far during their big journey around the world. They'll talk about gear, bikes, expenses & anything else you would like to know from them, & are looking forward to meet everyone! They will bring in their fully-loaded XT660 bikes for you to check out, plus their stunning photography.
When: Wednesday 9th January
Time: 6pm for 6.30pm start (approx. 2 hours)
Where: OverlanderAE, 1/14-22 Farrall Road, Midvale WA 6056
RSVPs required: (08) 9250 5559 or email us
Bring your own camp chair if possible!
Hot drinks, water & biscuits provided

Find out more about Xenia & Tinu's travels
on their website, Facebook, Instagram & YouTube pages.

I Ride With Chloe - FREE talk!
Ken Eaton & his companion Chloe have been travelling around Australia by motorcycle since Ken lost his wife Sue to early onset dementia. With their charity, I Ride With Chloe To Fight Dementia, Ken & Chloe have been sharing their story of loss & the cruelty of this disease that strikes down people in the prime of their lives. Ken has also just released a book of poetry, Who Are You?, about the 7 stages of dealing with his wife's dementia & her eventual passing. This has been the result of his years of riding & reflection as he has travelled around Australia. Come along & hear about Ken & Chloe's tales from the road, covering over 190,000 km up, down & around Australia over the last 10 years. Don't miss your chance to meet the sweetest pillion you'll find!
When: Wednesday 16th January
Time: 6pm for 6.30pm start (approx. 2 hours)
Where: OverlanderAE, 1/14-22 Farrall Road, Midvale WA 6056
RSVPs required: (08) 9250 5559 or email us
Bring your own camp chair if possible!
Hot drinks, water & biscuits provided

Check out Ken & Chloe's travel stories on their website & Facebook. To find out more about their book of poetry, Who Are You?, visit the book's website.

Horizons Unlimited 7th WA Travellers Meeting
Registrations are now open for the 2019 HUWA meet! We'll be at Yourdamung Road Retreat, Collie, once again & are already bringing together a wide range of inspirational presentations & workshops. We'll have introductory off-road rider training again from West Moto Adventures plus the HUWA Adventure Travel Challenge. Evening entertainment will consist of talks & travel films. Tam & Xander from OverlanderAE are coordinating the meet again this year, helped by our wonderful volunteers!
If you're looking for inspiration for your next adventure, or need a few more skills to help your travels, then this is the meet for you! There's even a traditional New Zealand hangi for dinner :-D

Bookings are now open!
$55 earlybird registration closes December 31st
Register now at the HUWA Event page
Evening meals per person/night $28
Thursday night make-you own pizzas $15
PAYG breakfasts & lunches
Camping at the venue from Thursday night for $25/weekend or $10/night Friday & Saturday.
Otherwise you can book rooms at the venue or in the Collie area.
The venue is now fully licenced so no need to bring alcohol. Please support the venue!


Got a talk or workshop you'd like to present? Want to lead a group chat session on a particular topic? Keen to lend a helping hand over the weekend? Get in touch with us by email, or call us at OverlanderAE on (08) 9250 5559, or sign up on the event registration page!
Vendors welcome - please call us to discuss your needs.


Want to know more about Horizons Unlimited? Visit here.
To build the HU community in WA, we'll be organising & encouraging others to lead weekend trips so we can all get out there, learning to ride with luggage, practicing on all types of roads & meeting with like-minded travellers. Join the HUWA community via
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READ OUR RTW TRAVEL BLOG
...well, at least the preparation stage & first 4 months of travel anyway! As time permits, we'll get back to uploading entries. Our blog, called Two-up On A Twin, is written in a He Says/She Says style & covers the 17-month trip that OverlanderAE's owners, Tam & Xander Kabat, did in 2009-2010 through Europe, Africa & SE Asia. Our travel beast was Anubis, a Honda Africa Twin XRV750 (RD07A, year 2000), which is still Xander's travel bike & most-days commute with over 300,000km on the clock :-)

Unit 1, 14-22 Farrall Rd
Midvale, WA 6056
Located at the junction of the Great Eastern & Roe Highways
Phone (08) 9250 5559