Iron Butt LogoHeaven to Hell Gold


Version No. 2.0
Date last revised: April 13, 2018

2018, Iron Butt Association, Chicago, Illinois
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Heaven to Hell Gold----This ride is from Charlotte Pass, at the Mt Kosciusko Summit Walk in NSW (the highest trafficable point in Australia) to Lake Eyre South in SA (the lowest trafficable point in Australia).

Read the rules for the iconic SaddleSore 1000 on the Ironbutt Association site.  The rules for this ride are similar and you will get valuable background information.

Documentation:  See

Remittance Fee:  $40--certificate only


DBR - Dated Business Receipt

A DBR is a machine generated receipt with the date, time and LOCATION on it.  Check it - do not assume it is correct.  A receipt with an incorrect time/date/location is worthless.  Check and re-check.


You must complete the ride in less than 24 hours.


You must obtain DBR every 600Km or less AND the receipt MUST indicate the city, date and time.  Check your receipts.

Ride start time is the time of a photograph of the bike at a fixed/permanent structure at Charlotte Pass. Photograph of the bike odometer also required.  You must prove the time, so something like a SPOT ping will really help, otherwise you will take the risk of trying to prove it otherwise.

After the start get a DBR asap.  ATM in Jindabyne, Perisher or Park Gates if they are open.  Then ride whatever route you want, to Lake Eyre South Lookout on the Oodnadatta Track (2929'16.3 "S 13710'46.5" E).  You will need to get a DBR at Maree or Roxby Downs on the way through to Lake Eyre South.

When you get there take a photograph of the bike at a permanent fixed structure and of your bikes odometer.  A SPOT ping will also be of assistance.


The ride may be started or finished at either end OR other independent satellite tracking system that will work in remote locations IS REQUIRED FOR THIS RIDE

THERE IS NO EXCEPTION for road closures on this ride. Before starting, you should make sure that the road to Charlotte Pass, at the Mt Kosciusko Summit Walk or Lake Eyre South in SA are open at the time of your ride. Charlotte Pass, at the Mt Kosciusko Summit Walk has limited access during the winter months and the weather can mean the road is closed suddenly. Similarly, at Lake Eyre South in SA, the road out can flood and be closed after rain.

There are NO RECEIPTS at either of the start/finish locations.  You should get receipts at the closest business that can supply a DBR.

Remember it is YOUR responsibility to prove you did the ride!