The last weekend in May was the scene for our first weekend Tour with the Boxster Hire Fleet. 5 couples gathered at the Porsche Cave early Saturday morning to witness the previous few days rain clear into one of those magical late Autumn days that Sydney does so well.
The fleet for the weekend was 3 Boxsters and 996 Cabriolet and an Audi TT Convertible, so it was roof down and on the road. First stop was Historic Windsor for a particularly good coffee before we headed into the mountains and the Bells Line of Road. We took a break at the Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens. If you have not been here before, it is worth a look.
After the gardens the road opens up a little but is heavily policed, so best to keep things quiet and enjoy the scenery. Mt Victoria and Hartley all pass without incident before we head towards Jenolan Caves on what is one of the great driving roads.
Our lunch stop was the Tourist Hotel in Oberon, good country pub food in what is rumoured to be the setting for Cold Chisel’s Flame Trees video.
After lunch life just gets better and better as we explore some little used high country back roads. No traffic and some stunning landscapes make for a great drive. We roll into Goulburn late afternoon in time for a bit of rest before dinner. As you would expect in Goulburn the steaks are as good as you get and the local Shiraz suits it very acceptably.
Sunday kick off with a huge cooked breakfast before we fill up and head south on more little used roads that show how capable the Porsches are. We eventually wind our way north to Fitzroy Falls, there are more back roads leading to the coast via a spectacular lookout. The last leg of our tour takes us along the coast and the photogenic Sea Cliff Bridge before an ice-cream stop at Stanwell Tops and a cruise through the Royal National Park and back into civilisation.
We travelled 800 km over the 2 days of the tour, we had the roof down the whole way. The roads were brilliant, the traffic non-existant for the majority of the trip and as Danny our Audi driver said, ” That was awesome, when can we do it again.