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March 16 - March 20
This tour takes in the best roads in the country and some of the best kept secrets that Victoria and the New South Wales South Coast has to offer. We keep well away from the heavy traffic and the Highways and take you to some beautiful locations, great country pubs and a couple of special cafes. There is plenty of time for stops, which you will want so you can photograph this amazing country.
The Tour has been updated so that those who wish to return to Melbourne can do so on the final day of the Tour, heading south from Narooma along some wonderful roads around the border before hitting Lakes Entrance and the run into Melbourne.
Bring your favourite car, the roads are all in good to great condition and bitumen all the way. 98 octane is plentiful along the way and the roads will make you remember why you love your car so much.
Dinners are still being organised but will be in line with our mantra of “Great Roads – Good Bottle of Red – Soft Bed”.
Day 1. – 306 Km
We head out of Melbourne and head into the Yarra Ranges. We then take in a couple of famous stretches around Healesville before heading deep into the ranges and a couple of roads you probably haven’t experienced before. The highlight is a very special road that leads us into our overnight stop in Mansfield. Dinner is at fabulous restaurant that really shows off the best of the local beef.
Day 2. – 352 Km
This is a day to remember. Leaving Mansfield we take a glorious drive into the King Valley home of some great wineries and the gourmet village of Milawa. There is time to look around the villages of Myrtleford and Bright before heading into the Alps and our home for the night in Falls Creek
Day 3. – 372 Km
The trick with a 3 day tour is to have the drives get better each day. Day 2 is a hard act to follow but this is a pearl. We head into New South Wales on an amazing and empty stretch of tortured bitumen that drops us into the Murray Valley. There is plenty more great driving through some beautiful scenery on little back roads before heading onto the famous Alpine Way through Thredbo and into Jindabyne for yet another brilliant meal across the road from our Lakeside Lodging.
Day 4. – 353 Km
The driving just keeps getting better. There are some very special backroads across the Monaro before we drop down the escarpment and into the Bega Valley to the coast. We then travel through some of the iconic sights that make the far south coast so special.
Day 5. – 350 Km
The morning run follows the highway north. There are plenty of great sights, fantastic cafes and bakeries although the view from our lunch stop cannot be beaten. We then travel some little-known backroads before hitting the Hume Highway an hour south-west of Sydney.
Head back to Melbourne along the coast road which has some brilliant sections around the border.
Per Car – 2 People
Cost of the 5 day tour is only $2,500/couple and includes very comfortable accommodation as well as a comprehensive roads book and Garmin Sat-Nav units to keep you on track. I will be there to smooth the way and to keep everything on track.
The Next Step
Bookings are now open, just contact me to secure your place. I will organise a schedule for payment and keep you informed of developments. As always if you have any questions, please call.