Photo Feature: The Gravel Roads of Australia

Australia is often referred to as the Land Down Under. But it’s a lot more than marsupials, the Coriolis effect, a horribly long flight across the Pacific Ocean and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. There is a small but growing community of like-minded gravel cyclist types in my Australian homeland, who are equally as passionate as those I’ve met in other parts of the world.

Courtesy of some recent contributions to my favourite Aussie gravel website, Graveleur (G’day James!), I’m sharing those and some of my personal photos, taken during my annual trips home to the Land Down Under. Enjoy!

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Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Photo by James Raison of Lavelocita.cc
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Near Peterborough, South Australia. Photo by JOM.
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Photo submitted by Graveleur.cc
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Near Myponga, South Australia. Photo by JOM-Drone.
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Photo submitted by Graveleur.cc
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On the way to Cape Jervis, South Australia. Photo by JOM-Drone.
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Photo submitted by Graveleur.cc
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An iconic gravel road in South Australia. Peugot & Renault everywhere! Photo by JOM.
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Photo submitted by Graveleur.cc
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On the way to Cape Jervis, South Australia. Photo by JOM.
Photo submitted by Graveleur.cc
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Disused railway near Callington, South Australia. Photo by JOM.
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Photo submitted by Graveleur.cc
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On the way to Normanville, South Australia. Photo by JOM.
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Photo submitted by Graveleur.cc
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Middle of nowhere, South Australia. Photo by JOM.
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Photo submitted by Graveleur.cc
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Adelaide Hills, South Australia. Photo by JOM.
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Photo submitted by Graveleur.cc
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Clare Valley, South Australia. Photo by JOM.
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Photo submitted by Graveleur.cc
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Near Burra, South Australia. Photo by JOM-Drone.
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Photo submitted by Graveleur.cc
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Gravelaide Preview. Photo by JOM.
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Photo submitted by Graveleur.cc
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Clare Valley, South Australia. Photo by JOM.
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Near Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia. Photo by Dean Faught.
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Near Wollombi, New South Wales. Photo by JOM.
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Near Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia. Photo by Dean Faught.
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Near Bendigo, Victoria. Photo by JOM.
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Near McLaren Vale, South Australia with Graham of TheStickyBidon.com – Photo by JOM.
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Near Orroroo, South Australia. Photo by JOM.
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Near McLaren Vale, South Australia. Photo by JOM.
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Near Kanmantoo, South Australia. Photo by JOM.

If you have a nice collection of gravel cycling images from your location (originals only please, nobody else’s work) and are interested in sharing them with the Gravel Cyclist audience, please contact us.

Enjoy!

4 comments on “Photo Feature: The Gravel Roads of Australia

    1. Jemima, you are on… embarrassingly enough, I have not visited Western Australia, so this needs to happen. I’ll reach out to you via email, thank you.

  1. ……or Central Victoria.
    Over five years ago I made a very deliberate decision to mostly quit road riding after years and years of training and racing and to try this “Gravel” stuff. I was hooked after my first ride.
    It has renewed my love of riding, and the hidden treasures down each quiet unknown lane, around each alluring bend or torturous climb, well, I think all of my fellow Gravel Cyclists know what I mean, no matter where we live. We sigh with contentment.

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