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Australian Vespa Days is an event organized by the Vespa Club of Australia and affiliated clubs. 

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Here's  some useful numbers and contacts for you... just in case.

 

Ambulance Dial 000 emergency

North East Health

The designated rural trauma service for the central section of the Hume health region.

35 Green Street, WANGARATTA, VIC, 3677 

Open 24 / 7  03 5722 5111

 

Police. Dial 000 emergency

Wangaratta Police Station (24 Hrs)

(03) 5723 0888   21-33 Handley Street, Wangaratta VIC 3677

 

Roadside Assist

You're a long way from home, so we very strongly recommend that you have Roadside Assist.

If your usual insurance does not include RA, then we recommnd the bare minimum policy for $49 from Roadside Assist Australia  1300 952 500

Or Rider Support Australia Call ond join and get immediate assistance.1300 919 829 

Recover My Ride  Call and join for assistance.1800 767 766

 

Recovery & Towing

Roberto The Vespa Wizard  is available for recovery assistanc

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There are two organized rides planned for the Friday 24th. They will be repeated the next day with the addition of three more, making five organized rides leaving from Apex park on the Saturday. Of course, if you prefer not to take part in organized rides, you can plan your own ride with friends around these routes at any time. GO TO SATURDAY RIDE-OUTS >

For all rides:

You must have a full tank of fuel at departure.

They are capped at 40 Vespa.

Read the descriptions carefully. Choose a ride that matches your riding experience and needs.

Be at the Assembly Area at Apex Park 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

 

Friday 12.00 Noon

1. A 'Taste' of the Region

This ride will be repeated on the Saturday

Have lunch prior to departure

Cap: 40 Vespa

Duration. 3 Hours. 117 Kms. Return approx 3 PM

Led By:  GTS300ie

Speed: Speed limits

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There are two organized rides planned for the Friday. They will be repeated the next day with the addition of three more, making five organized rides leaving from Apex park on the Saturday. Of course, if you prefer not to take part in organized rides, you can plan your own ride with friends around these routes at any time.

All Rides:

You must have a full tank of fuel at departure.

Are capped at 40 Vespa.

Read the description carefully. Choose a ride that matches your riding experience.

Rides on Saturday are staggered departure times. Be at the assembly area at Apex Park 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

 

1. A 'Taste' of the Region

10933901087?profile=RESIZE_400xDeparts Friday 24th March at 12.00 Noon - have lunch prior to departure

Departs Saturday 25th March at 11 AM - enjoy your big Vespa breakfast in

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Hi all and welcome.
The rules as per historical Piaggio events for slow ride are:
 
Gara Della Lentezza (slow ride competition)
*10M long course (can be 2 lanes rider against rider)
*2 wheel vehicles only
*Cannot place foot on the ground or use stand.
*Remain seated
*Not exit the lane
*Must use helmet
*Auto or manual Vespa
* rider with the longest time - wins.
* have fun
 
- Vespa Club Brisbane
 
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Some suggested short and longer self-directed excursion rides around Wangaratta you can easily do with friends.

  

 

1. Glenrowan - 16 kms

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The township of Glenrowan may be most famous as the site of the final siege and capture of Ned Kelly and his gang in 1880. Their story is preserved in the townships attractions, museums, and historic walk. However, there is much more to Glenrowan than Ned and his armour. The town also features plenty of venues to eat and drink. Worth a ride. Easy back roads 30 km roundtrip. MAP

2. Milawa - 18 kms

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This historical town is the centre of the Milawa Gourmet Region. They invite you to 'Come, discover, stay, eat and drink' at one of Australia's favourite food and wine epicentres, centred around the small townships of Milawa, Oxley, Tarrawingee, Markwood and Whorouly.  Major attractions include the Brown Brothers Winery with its

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An event organized by Vespa Club of Australia and affiliated clubs.

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This version 22.03.2023. Please check back often

    

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The VCoA organizers and other early arrivals are meeting over dinner at the Precinct Bar. Vespa Club Brisbane will also be in town. You can join us or drop by.

You need: Your event ticket and ID

7:00 – 9:00 PM  EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: at the Precinct Bar & Restaurant, 60-62 Faithfull Street, Wangaratta.

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A low key day focussed upon arrival and registration. We're expecting everyone to pass through Apex Park over the day and our aim is to complete nearly all registrations today.

You need: Your event ticket and ID. A wristband - GOLD or BLUE - if attending an organized ride.
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Apex Park 9.00 - 4.00 PM

REGISTRATIONS AND GREETING: at Apex Park

Collect your kit and join us for a welcome BBQ, coffee & tea, courtesy of the Vespa Club of Melbourne.

Stalls: VespaKeys, and Scooter Meccanica. Coffee Van.

 

9:00AM – 10:30AM   VESPA

 

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There are five rides offered on Saturday. Two are repeated from the day before.

Of course, if you prefer not to take part in organized rides, you can plan your own ride with friends around these routes at any time. GO TO FRIDAY RIDE-OUTS >

For all rides:

You must have a full tank of fuel at departure.

They are capped at 40 Vespa.

Read the descriptions carefully. Choose a ride that matches your riding experience and needs.

Be at the Assembly Area at Apex Park 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

 

Saturday 11.00 AM 

1. A 'Taste' of the Region

This ride is repeated from Friday

Enjoy your big Vespa breakfast in the park prior to departure as the next chance for a meal is when we arrive in Beechworth

Cap: 40 Vespa

Duration. 3 Hours. 117 Kms. Return approx 2 PM

Led By:  GTS300ie

Speed: Speed limits

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Please have a read of these answers before you contact us.

 

What is the venue for Australian Vespa Days Wangaratta?

The main meeting point will be Apex Park on the river in Wangaratta. All rides will leave from Apex Park, and it will also be the location of the Registration, and the Show and Shine Breakfast event on Saturday morning. The Gala Dinner on Saturday evening will be held at the Quality Hotel Wangaratta 'Gateway'. See the Program link for more information about locations.

 

What's in Wangaratta?

The Wangaratta Council has produced this starter brochure Wang Tourism.pdf just for you.

 

Isn't this the National Scooter Rally?

No 

 

Is it only for Vespa?

Yes, it's an official event celebrating the brand.  It's for all Vespa - new, old, automatic, geared, modern, classic. If your scooter has a Vespa badge then this event is for you.

 

I ride a Piaggio made X8, X9, Beverly, Medley, Fly, MP3, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Gilera, Derbi, Scarabeo etc.. Can I come?

No. This is a Vespa ral

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UPDATE 14.02.2023: There are still some good accommodation options popping up on booking.com and airbnb. Keep checking.

Quality Hotel Gateway still has some rooms reserved under the password 'Vespa' when you call.

 

There’s a good variety of accommodation in Wangaratta across all price ranges. And much of it is right in the centre of town. Enter ‘Wangaratta Accommodation’ into Google Maps to bring up your choices. Don’t forget the excellent Airbnb options around the district too.

Our advice is to book now at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

Here’s a couple of recommendations.

Quality Hotel Wangaratta 'Gateway’. A top end hotel and we’ll be holding our Gala Dinner in the function area there. If you ring them directly (03) 5721 8399 and mention ‘Vespa’ to them, they’ll give you a 10% discount off your room. Or book online through their booking site, and use the word 'vespa' in the coupon cod

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