The Dirty Molle Island Escape

The Dirty Molle Island Escape is the Whitsunday MTBC’s premier event. A two-day camping trip that includes riding on the mainland’s Conway Circuit on Saturday morning; spending the night camping on South Molle Island & riding to three stunning lookouts on the Sunday.

Challenge yourself to complete the black grade Conway Circuit on Saturday morning – a 45km ride through Conway National Park with over 1200m of climbing and 28km of Queensland’s toughest single trail!  (This ride is for experienced and fit riders, it is an optional part of the weekend, and will ensure you earn that Island Escape!

Sandy Bay Campsite

Sandy Bay Campsite

Now for the good bit:
Catching a sea-taxi over to South Molle Island where we will be camping on Sandy Bay for the night. Families, kids, friends, and non-riders – all are welcome to join the Island Escape part of the trip.
On the island we will have two organised rides, the first on Saturday afternoon for an easy hour ride to Balancing Rock and on Sunday morning we will take you all over the Island including three stunning lookouts with 360′ views!

Balancing Rock

Balancing Rock


These trails are easily achievable by anyone with a little fitness and a recently serviced mountain bike.

On the Island you will be looked after by our DirtyCrew of WMTBC volunteers and catered for while you kick back and relax in our tropical paradise.


Ticket price covers return sea-taxi transfers, camping permits, expertly guided rides as well as water and all meals on the island. All you need is a swag or tent & a bicycle!

Jason Pope, Linda Gartrell, Greg & Jane Hindmarsh

Island Hospitality

Schedule, Saturday:
7am – Conway Circuit riders meet for briefing and departure (45km optional ride, black diamond)
11.30am – Check-in for sea-taxi to South Molle Island
1.00pm – Check-in for second sea-taxi to South Molle Island (Conway Circuit riders only)
3pm – Afternoon tea on South Molle Island
3.30pm – Social ride to Balancing Rock (8km optional ride, green circle)
6pm – Evening dinner & survival-stories retold in great detail and exaggeration from Conway Circuit
7am – Breakfast, departure for South Molle Island ride (14km optional ride, green circle)
12pm – Light lunch back at Sandy Bay
1pm – Return sea-taxi pickup for out-of-towners
2pm – Second sea-taxi pickup for Whitsundays’ locals

Did you see our video – it’ll take your breath away!

Video thanks to JJ Pictures

Did you know we won a Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation Award in 2014 for this event?

QORF banner win