The Great Ocean Road Run 2.0 (Al Dewar)

  • 30 Oct 2019
  • 8 Nov 2019
  • Adelaide to Melbourne (Wednesday to Friday)
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The Great Ocean Road Run 2.0

Pre Day 2 - Monday 28th October

  • Load Cars at 2:00 pm at Skipper Transport Depot, 11 - 14 Fargo Way Welshpool and truck departs for Adelaide. (19 Oct - confirmed with Johnno)

Day 1 - Wednesday 30th October

  • Fly from Perth to Adelaide.   All members flights to be booked on Qantas flight QF0590 departing Perth 06:00 am, arriving Adelaide 11:20 am.   (Group booking made by Al and confirmed)
  • Travel from Adelaide airport to truck depot and unload cars from the truck. (Cobra Car Club of SA to assist with transfer.   19 Oct - Confirmed with John Stazinski, President CCCSA)    
  • Drive to Hahndorf
  • Check into Hahndorf Old Mill Motel (30 Min - 25km) (19 Oct - Confirmed with Sarah, pay on check-in)
  • Meet n greet with Cobra Car Club of South Australia.   (CCCSA) (to be confirmed)
  • Follow the CCCSA to a venue about 30 minutes away for dinner.
  • Possible after dinner drive around the Adelaide /  Hahndorf area.    

Day 2 - Thursday 31st Oct

  • Drive from Hahndorf to Tailem Bend race track, view museum / lunch (50 Min - 71km)
  • Kingston SE, Photo opportunity with the giant lobster! Fuel / Rest Rooms / Coffee (2:00 hrs - 200km)
  • Kingston SE to Mt Gambier (1:40 hrs - 157km)
  • Check into the Mt Gambier International Motel.  (19 Oct - Confirmed with Deborah - 6 x double rooms, pay on check-in)
  • Dinner at The Barn Steakhouse at 7:00pm  (19 Oct - confirmed)

Day 3 - Friday 1st Nov

  • See the sights of Mt Gambier.
  • Drive from Mt Gambier to Port Fairy via Portland (2:00 hrs - 170km)
  • Fuel / Rest Rooms / Lunch (1:30 hrs)
  • Drive from Portland to Port Fairy. (1:00 hr - 75km)
  • 5 cars check into the Eastern Beach Holiday Units (19 Oct - confirmed with Paulette - 5 x 2 bedroom self contained apartments - pay on check-in)
  • 1 car check into Part Fair Gardens Caravan Park (19 Oct - confirmed, fully paid in advance)

Day 4 - Saturday 2nd Nov

  • Port Fairy to Apollo Bay (2:40 hrs - 190km)
  • Check into accommodation.   Seaview Motel and Apartments (19 Oct - Confirmed with Luke, pay on check-in - 2 x self contained apartments, 1 x Motel Spa Room, 1 x 3 bed apartment & 1 x Self Contained Spa Apartment for 2 nights, pay on check-in)
  • Meet n greet with Cobra Car Club of Victoria (CCCV). 

Day 5 - Monday 3rd Nov

The day will be spent touring the surrounding districts of Apollo Bay with the CCCV and then return to our accommodation in Apollo Bay.


Day 6 - Monday 4th Nov

  • Apollo Bay along the south coast to Lorne and Torquay for lunch with the CCCV (2:45 hrs - 140km).
  • Torquay to Ballarat with CCCV (1:25 hrs - 110km)
  • Check into accommodation at Mid City Hotel $129 / night incl breakfast. (19 Oct - Confirmed with Michelle - 6 standard rooms for 2 nights, pay on check-in)
  • Spend the afternoon seeing the sights.
  • Dinner somewhere in Ballarat with CCCV.
Day 7 - Tuesday 5th Nov
  • The CCCV will return to Melbourne.
  • Ballarat to Bendigo for lunch and see the sights (1:35 hrs - 120km)
  • Return to Ballarat (1:35 hrs - 120km)
Day 8 - Wednesday 6th Nov 
  • Touring the country roads from Ballarat to the north east of Melbourne stopping for lunch at the famous Emerald pie shop. (2:30 to 3:00 hrs - 160 to 210km depending on route taken)
  • Return to Melbourne and check into the Burwood East Motel.  
  • Attend the Dinner with the CCCV to celebrate Yvonne W's birthday. (19 Oct - confirmed with Susanne - 6 standard rooms for 2 nights, pay on check-in)

Day 9 - Thursday 7th Nov

Touring and general sightseeing in and around Melbourne.


Day 10 - Friday 8th Nov

  • Check out of hotel by 10:00am.  
  • Three cars go to the truck depot in Dandenong South then taxi to Melbourne CBD for some shopping.
  • Three cars remain in Melbourne to be stored by the CCCV until the Great Alpine Road run commencing in late November.   (Theo 0417 846 159 - full workshop with hoists available for repairs if required)   (17 Oct - Confirmed with Jeremy form CCCV)
  • Taxi or Airport Shuttle from Melbourne CBD to Melbourne Airport.
  • Fly back to Perth on QANTAS QF0635 departing Melbourne 8:35 pm, arrive Perth 9:40 pm.   (Group booking made by Al and confirmed)
Day 13 - Monday 11th Nov
  • Meet truck in Welshpool and unload Cars. (date & time to be confirmed)
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