A self-guided tour of the Victorian Yarra Ranges, Dandenong Ranges, Alpine High Country, Gippsland Lakes and Phillip Island.
Distance: 5 days & 1,759km/1,092mi
This tour delivers the best Victoria has to offer! Whether it’s the sweeping bends and vistas of the Victorian Alps or the rugged beauty of the Bass Coast, we cover it all in this adventure-packed tour of the eastern region of Australia’s southern-most mainland state. Visiting the Dandenong Rages just out of Melbourne then the Yarra Valley and the rugged alpine high country where you can capture the sunset from your accommodation atop Mt Buller Ski Resort, everywhere you look this tour leaves you with breathtaking and lasting memories. After five days touring the victorian highlands get ready, strap yourself in for a weekend of fast and furious MotoGP racing at Phillip Island GP Circuit.
This self-guided tour itinerary is a genuine collaboration of truely spectacular scenery, the best motorcycling roads Australia has to offer and the AUSTRALIAN MOTO GP experience !
Phillip Island Australian MotoGP Weekend
Please contact us to organise you Australian Moto GP weekend. We have many options available for integrating the Australian MotoGP experience into a self-guided tour of any duration
Many options exist for ticketing, hospitality, accommodation and related events so please contact us to tailor something specific to suit your needs. Everything is on offer….from VIP packages to on-site camping!
The proposed itinerary (below) could be conducted the week prior to the Australian MotoGP, incorporating the weekend at Phillip Island onto the end of a five day self guided tour. This means you get to experience the best roads Victoria has to offer while maximising your racing experience
Day 1 Melbourne to Healesville (285km/177mi)
This fabulously scenic tour commences with a journey out of inner Melbourne to the Dandenong Ranges and into the Yarra Valley wine region. Today’s journey gets the tour started in the best possible fashion, taking in some of the most popular motorcycling roads in Victoria as you weave your way through the ranges and high country towns of Warburton, Kinglake, Marysville and Healesville. You cover some of the most picturesque and best-known motorcycling routes in outer Melbourne region including Heidelberg-Kinglake Road, the Black Spur, Lake Mountain Alpine Road and Reefton Spur, before settling down for the night nestled amongst the trees in the outer metropolitan township of Healesville.
Day 2 Healesville to Mt Buller (240km/150mi)
Leaving Healesville you make your way through the rolling hills to the beautiful Lake Eildon town of Alexandra. Find photo opportunities everywhere as we go around the bottom of the lake for what is one of the best, and longest stretches of winding road in the Victorian high country. After experiencing motorcycling nirvana for an hour or two, we come out near the towns Howqua and Jamieson where you can pay a visit to the Jamieson Brewery and Howqua Inlet. We then head into the gorgeous alpine town of Mansfield, and finish off the day with a climb up to the alpine village of Mount Buller (1805m) – just in time for a grand sunset view over the Alpine National Park.
Day 3 Mt Buller to Bright (425km/265mi)
This day has many beautiful sights and great roads all rolled into the one. It will leave you questioning what else is to come…and its only Day 3! After waking to a mountain top sunrise and a relaxing breakfast you will descend the clear air on Mt Buller (one of Australia’s premier alpine resorts) to travel one of the perennial favourite roads of this trip, a winding road through the remote towns of Tolmie and Whitfield. We have a photo stop at Powers Lookout before we drop down into the King and Ovens Valleys. This exceptional day of touring continues with a run to the mighty Murray River and lakeside township of Mulwala then Corowa, before heading back into the Victorian Alps (from the north this time) for sweeping bends and alpine scenery through Beechworth, Mt Beauty and Tawonga Gap.
Day 4 Bright to Lakes Entrance (345km/215mi)
Running along the northern edge of the Mount Buffalo National Park, you travel southeast along the Great Alpine Road towards the high alpine town of Mount Hotham (1,861m), experiencing views across the Great Dividing Range in all directions. Today you complete the trek along the 230-kilometre Bogong Alpine Way (part of the Great Alpine Road), which loops through Bright, Mount Beauty, Falls Creek and over Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham ski resorts. Stop for lunch in the historic town of Omeo before heading further southeast towards Tambo Crossing and Bruthen. Here you turn left and head back towards the southern highlands for a loop through more mountainous scenery and quiet motorcycle-friendly roads, before rolling into the quiet seaside town of Lakes Entrance.
Day 5 Lakes Entrance toPhillip Island GP Circuit, then Melbourne (464km/288mi)
Travelling from Lakes Entrance along the rugged Gippsland Coast, you voyage around the largest inland waterway in Australia, the Gippsland Lakes and waterside villages of Paynesville and Metung, taking in the Ninety Mile Beach before heading towards Wilsons Promontory National Park.
As you get close to Phillip Island you have several options, either:
- Return the bike to us on the Friday Afternoon in Melbourne and we will organise transport to Phillip Island for the weekend as part of you package or;
- Keep the bike with you at Phillip Island for the weekend (a total of seven days hire) and return it to our office early on the Monday morning.