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FULLY BOOKED!! South Gippsland Explorer Ride! Nov 2-5 Melbourne Cup Long Weekend! THIS RIDE IS FULLY BOOKED!

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FULLY BOOKED!! South Gippsland Explorer Ride! Nov 2-5 Melbourne Cup Long Weekend! THIS RIDE IS FULLY BOOKED!

Time: November 2, 2019 at 9am to November 5, 2019 at 3pm
Location: Meeniyan Motel (home base!)
Street: 119-129 Whitelaw St
City/Town: Meeniyan VIC 3956
Website or Map: http://www.meeniyanmotel.com.…
Phone: 0412818487
Event Type: long, weekend, away, loop, rides
Organized By: Jo Wilson
Latest Activity: Oct 10

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Event Description

Get set for a wonderful long weekend exploring South Gippsland! This ride is over four days, basing ourselves in Meeniyan. Spectacular views of Wilson’s Promontory and great company....... what more could we want?

Meeniyan, a Gippsland Tourism award winning town, is approximately 135kms south east of Melbourne. The name Meeniyan translates in the local indigenous language to “moonlight”. Meeniyan has a strong arts community, with fine art and craft shops, antiques and a vibrant live music scene.

This ride is suitable for intermediate to advanced riders, however if you are just starting out now, there’s plenty of time to join in other club rides and get your skills up! There may be a teeny tiny bit of top quality gravel...... but not much.


Depart Melbourne for Meeniyan, stopping at Cannibal Creek Bakehouse, Garfield, for coffee. Here you’ll meet Gippsland riders before heading to Mirboo North, via Grand Ridge Rd for lunch. We should arrive at Meeniyan by 3pm, with time to relax before dinner at one of the local restaurants.


Our first loop ride will take us via Fish Creek and winding roads to Inverloch for coffee. Then it’s on to Prom Country Cheese for a relaxing lunch on the verandah, but not before our obligatory photo outside the retro garage at Kongwak! After lunch, it’s a leisurely ride back to Meeniyan for a well earned tipple, and dinner.



Our second loop ride takes us to the east, via Toora Wind Farm, to Yarram and the magnificent Tarra Bulga National Park. We will grab coffee at Yarram, before riding through the pristine rain forest, taking in the waterfalls along the way. Then it’s a quick stop at Balook, before taking more winding roads back to Port Albert for lunch, and back to Meeniyan for R&R.



Time to make our way back to Melbourne, stopping on the way for lunch.

Further details regarding the routes to be taken and restaurant stops will be posted soon, however accommodation is booked and confirmed for all three nights at Meeniyan Motel - yes, we have the whole place to ourselves for 3 nights!

Accomodation will be $150 per person for 3 nights accommodation ($300 couple). 

If you would like to join us on this epic Vespa trip, please indicate your attendance by RSVP as soon as possible, as well as the type of rooms you would like.

All participants will be asked to confirm attendance and will be invoiced for accommodation 3 months prior to the ride (August 2019).

Let’s ride those rolling green hills!

Photo: Cow Train #3 by David Atkinson.

Comment Wall

Comment by James Lang on October 10, 2019 at 19:32

Hi Jo,

I will take the spare bed.


James Lang

Comment by Jo Wilson on October 2, 2019 at 8:43

Gippsland members - if you don’t require accommodation you are most welcome to join in the ride on Saturday and Sunday!

We also have an invitation to visit Meeniyan Art Gallery, which is close to our motel! The folks that organise the Meeniyan Garlic festival are aware of our visit and they’re  looking forward to seeing us enjoy what the town has to offer!

Comment by Julie Pond on May 13, 2019 at 17:59

Well done Jo, looking forward to this great weekend...especially the Prom Cheese Factory as we missed out last time :)

Comment by Jo Wilson on May 2, 2019 at 20:52

John and Jeff, do you require a double or single accommodation? Please let me know :) Thanks! Jo

Comment by Jo Wilson on April 5, 2019 at 12:39

Will be great to see you guys, Paul and Judy! Didn’t think you’d need a motel room!

Comment by Paul Stampton on April 5, 2019 at 11:19

Jo, Judy and I will come for the ride but we don't need accomodation (you can see Meeniyan from our place!)

Comment by Jo Wilson on April 4, 2019 at 22:53
Yes this ride is capped at 28 people!

Comment by Julie Pond on April 4, 2019 at 20:52

Hi Jo

Do you have a cap on this please so we can promote it.  I see the cut off date is looming very soon.

Those attending please advise Jo as to what room you want a.s.a.p.

Greg and I will have a double room.

Thank you.

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