October Week Away around Hamilton & The Otways, Victoria

AN INVITATION TO A SPRING CYCLE CAMP IN WESTERN VICTORIA DURING OCTOBER, 2014

Printable summary document, please click here: Hamilton and Otways Camp 1

Please note, the shared Minibus option is no longer available.

The plan is to stay at Hamilton Caravan Park, Shakespeare Street, Hamilton (03) 5572 4235 for four nights starting from Sunday October 12, 2014 and then move to the Otways Tourist Park, 5 Main Road Gellibrand, phone (03) 5235 8357, for 3 nights.

Everyone will need to book accommodation at Hamilton and Gellibrand.

Sunday October 12, 2014 arrive at Hamilton Caravan Park. Happy hour at 5.30 p.m. (every night)

Monday October 13 at Hamilton Morning orientation ride around Hamilton including Lake Hamilton, Strathkellar and Tarrington. 30 kms
Afternoon at leisure maybe visit the
Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum Botanic Gardens
Hamilton Art Gallery The Big Wool Bales
Evening barbeque

Tuesday October 14 at Hamilton Ride to Nigretta and Wannon Falls. 55 kms.

Wednesday October 15 at Hamilton Ride to Mount Napier State Park. 46 – 56 kms

And then

Thursday October 16 Drive to Gellibrand and book into the
Otways Tourist Park, 5 Main Road Gellibrand (03) 5235 8357

Friday October 17 at Gellibrand Ride the Old Beechy Rail Trail to Colac and back. (52.4 kms)
(or Barongarook and back 31.6 kms
Evening Barbecue

Saturday October 18 at Gellibrand Ride the Old Beechy Rail Trail to Beech Forest & back. 36.8 k

Sunday October 19 depart before 10.00 a.m.

If you would like to join us for this week of cycling and socializing then

1) Contact the two camping grounds and make your own booking.
2) If you are finding your own way, let David Partington know that you are coming.
sarccexec@gmail.com (or ring 82482826)

Hope to see you in Hamilton
David
Hamilton Camping Ground Accommodation PHONE (03) 5572 4235 http://www.hamiltoncaravanpark.com.au
They will give club members a 10% discount. Mention SARCC when booking.
TARIFFS
Double
Daily Rate
Extra Adult/Child
Extra Adult/Child
Superior 3 Bedroom
$125.00
$20 1st Night
$10 2nd Night
Deluxe 2 Bedroom
$115.00
$20 1st Night
$10 2nd Night
Superior 1 Bedroom
$115.00

Studio
$100.00

Ensuite Site (min 2 nights)
$43.00
$10.00 – $8.00

Powered Site
$31.00
$10.00 – $8.00

Cabins – All Linen Provided – Rates are for 1 or 2 persons. Twin share additional $10 1st night
Sites – Rates are for up to 2 persons
Otways Tourist Park
5 Main Road, Gellibrand (03) 5235 8357 http://www.otwaystouristpark.com
They are prepared to give club members a 10% discount. Mention SARCC when booking.
Accommodation
ONE BEDROOM DE-LUXE CABIN
100

ADDITIONAL PERSONS $15 (Peak AND Off Peak). BEDDING AND LINEN SUPPLIED TO MAIN BED ONLY – BEDDING ONLY SUPPLIED TO OTHER BEDS. LINEN FOR OTHER BEDS AVAILABLE @ $10 PER BED PER STAY.
TWO BEDROOM DE-LUXE CABIN
100

ADDITIONAL PERSONS $15 (Peak AND Off Peak). BEDDING AND LINEN SUPPLIED TO MAIN BED ONLY – BEDDING ONLY SUPPLIED TO OTHER BEDS. LINEN FOR OTHER BEDS AVAILABLE @ $10 PER BED PER STAY.

TWO BEDROOM DE-LUXE SPA CABIN
120

ADDITIONAL PERSONS $15 (Peak AND Off Peak). BEDDING AND LINEN SUPPLIED TO MAIN BED ONLY – BEDDING ONLY SUPPLIED TO OTHER BEDS. LINEN FOR OTHER BEDS AVAILABLE @ $10 PER BED PER STAY.

TWO BEDROOM VILLAS
120

ADDITIONAL PERSONS $15 (Peak AND Off Peak). BEDDING AND LINEN SUPPLIED TO MAIN BED ONLY – BEDDING ONLY SUPPLIED TO OTHER BEDS. LINEN FOR OTHER BEDS AVAILABLE @ $10 PER BED PER STAY.

PARK UNITS
60

ADDITIONAL PERSONS $15 (Peak AND Off Peak). BEDDING AND LINEN SUPPLIED TO MAIN BED ONLY – BEDDING ONLY SUPPLIED TO OTHER BEDS. LINEN FOR OTHER BEDS AVAILABLE @ $10 PER BED PER STAY. Sleep 3 people – one double and one single bed.

EN-SUITED POWERED SITES
42
POWERED SITES
32
UNPOWERED 29

Some information about the rides
Monday October 13 at Hamilton Morning orientation ride around Hamilton including Lake Hamilton, Strathkellar and Tarrington. 30 kms
This is an easy ride with made cycle paths, bitumen roads and is generally flat.
There is a coffee shop at Tarrington or back to camp for lunch.

 

Tuesday October 14 at Hamilton Ride to Nigretta and Wannon Falls. 55 kms.
This ride is all on roads some of which may be unsurfaced. Some undulations but not very demanding. There are no shops along the way. I propose that we have lunch at Wannon Scenic Reserve where there are tables, chairs and pit toilets.

 

Wednesday October 15 at Hamilton Ride to Mount Napier State Park. 46 – 56 kms
We will ride to Tarrington along the cycle path and then take a variety of minor roads, some unsealed, to the Mount Napier State Forest. I propose to explore a little into the State Forest to find a lunch spot. There are no facilities here. It is possible to shorten the ride by not exploring into the forest.

 

Friday October 17 at Gellibrand Ride the Old Beechy Rail Trail to Colac and back. 52.4 kms
(or Barongarook and back 31.6 kms)
This ride follows the old 2’6’ railway track and can be considered in stages.
Gellibrand to Kawarren 6 kms. Gravel path described as easy
Kawarren to Watson & Facey’s 3.5 kms. Gravel path with a significant hill. We can all walk!
Watson and Facey’s to Barongarook. 6.3 kms Some sealed some gravel. Easy
Barongarook to Colac. 10.6 kms. Medium to difficult with steady uphills on way back. Some sealed some unsealed roads and tracks.
Take lunch or buy in Colac.
Saturday October 18 at Gellibrand Ride the Old Beechy Rail Trail to Beech Forest & back. 36.8 (50.8)kms
This ride follows the railway track but has sections on road.
Gellibrand to Banool 6.3 km. Gravel path. Easy-Medium steady uphill.
Banool to Dinmont 7.6 kms Gravel path and road. Medium-difficult. Steady uphill.
Dinmont to Beech Forest 4.5 kms Gravel road and path. Medium to difficult. Steady uphill.
Possible extension to the Otway Fly and Triplet Falls (an extra 14 kms)
Take lunch or buy in Beech Forest.
Should be a great ride back down hill

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