RACV Great VIc Bike Ride

Party and Entertainment

From retro cover to acoustic

The Line Up

80’s Enuff / Retro cover band

Amnesia Blues / Traditional blues band

Darcy Fox / Pop and folk

David salter / Cabaret and entertainer

Niq Reefman / Jazz – Folk fusion

Pocket Rocket / Acoustic Duo

Rory Matthew / Acoustic 

Ten Gallon Rush / Classics cover band

Shaun Kirk / Blues and Soul

So much more than a bike ride

Entertainment

Live Music

There’s plenty of live music to be enjoyed at this year’s RACV Great Vic. Whether it’s kicking back for an afternoon acoustic session in Spokes Bar, or enjoying one of our huge bands on the main stage, there’s something in this year’s lineup for everyone.

Outdoor Cinema

When your body calls for downtime, kick back at the outdoor cinema. Kids’ movies show in the afternoon and adults’ flicks in the evening – we’ll publish a list closer to the event. Grab some snacks and contemplate the sunset until showtime.

Main Bar

Located in Cafe de Canvas, our main bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a local wine with dinner, or grab a Bicycle Beer as you enjoy the night’s entertainment

Spokes Bar

Local live artists create a laid back atmosphere in Spokes Bar, making it the perfect spot to relax and listen to some tunes on a sunny afternoon. For the first time in 2017, you’ll also be able to grab a bite to eat from one of our food trucks in our new look bar area.

Pilates and Yoga

Start the day right with one of our free mat pilates or yoga classes. Before you head out on the road, put aside some time for yourself and strengthen and tone your body in this fun and relaxing class. All ages and abilities welcome.

Stretching

If your muscles are screaming after a day in the saddle, head to one of our free afternoon stretching sessions in the RACV Cafe de Canvas on ride days, hosted by professional cycling coach David Heatley.

Activities and Tours

You’ll never be short of something to do on the RACV Great Vic campsite. Alongside live entertainment and a pumping main street area, we also have a full program of activities for you to enjoy. Check out all our optional tours and activities here, and book your spot now to avoid disappointment!

Hiking

On arrival to our campsite at Tidal River in Wilson’s Promontory, you’re sure to be gobsmacked by just how much the park has to offer. You’ve got a whole day to explore, but if you’re not sure where to start, jump on our free shuttle and enjoy one of the many hikes available.

Pub Trivia

Come and enjoy the world’s least crap pub trivia at this year’s RACV Great Vic. The team from Quizmeisters will take over the RACV Cafe de Canvas on Sunday night in Foster, presenting a cross-generational multimedia trivia night of epic proportions. Mates don’t let mates skip brain day – there’ll be plenty of prizes to be won.

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Tours and Activities

4 Wheel Driving Tour with 'Mountain Top Experience'

Leaving from Tidal River, the tour will take you through the rugged tracks of the Alberton West State Forest and the huge sand-hill at Gellions Run. This tour is a great way to get out and about and experience the magical charm of South Gippsland.

  • Price: $70 per person
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Times: 10:30am – 3:30pm, including a lunch stop (BYO picnic lunch)
  • To book: Bookings will open on the 1st June 2017 and can be done through contacting Jerome on  info@mountaintopexperience.com (please note all bookings must be made no later than the 1st November)
  • Tour operator website: For additional information on the tour operator website click here
Tour of Agnes Falls and other local delights

There is so much to see and do in the wonderful area of Foster. You will be picked up from the campsite and whisked away to the Agnes Falls, hidden within the rolling green hills of the Strzelecki Ranges. The meandering Agnes River cascades over rocks into a deep picturesque gorge. At 59 metres, Agnes Falls are the highest single span falls in Victoria. Next up will be a visit to the local Wind Farm, where the views of the landscape including Wilsons Prom make it a great photo opportunity. Concluding the tour a wine tasting session has been arranged for everyone to enjoy at a local winer (tastings will be at an additional charge)

  • Price: $20
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Times: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • To book: Bookings will open on the 1st June 2017 and can be done through Allan on 0428 551145 or allan@winbus.com.au (please note all bookings must be made no later than the 1st November)
18 holes at Yarram Golf Club

Yarram Gold Club has a superb 18 hole layout, carved out of native bush it has been rated in the top 10% of Victorian Public Access Courses. Included in the package is return complementary event transport from the campsite, Golf Hire and Buggie hire.

  • Price: $25 per person (18 holes, including golf and buggie hire), $15 per person (9 holes, including golf and buggie hire)
  • Times: 12noon – 5pm / Exact bus transfer bus times TBC
  • To book: Bookings will open on the 1st June 2017 and can be done on 0351825596 or yarramgolfclub.com.au (please note all bookings must be made no later than the 1st November)
Go Sailing with Pearl Lugger Cruises

Looking for a point of difference? Why not enjoy some time on the water and cruise around the Gippsland Lakes and Raymond Island, aboard the historic Pearl Lugger “PAM”, Gippsland’s very own tall ship. This magnificent sailing vessel was originally built in 1902 and is over 110 years ago. Cruises will depart from Paynesville Fishermans Wharf Jetty (where you will be transported to and from the event campsite) out onto Lake King sailing down the shoreline of Raymond Island out onto Lake Victoria. You can even have a steer or help haul up the sails if you wish.

  • Price: $85 per person
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Times: Wed 29th Nov – 1:30pm / Thurs 30th Nov – 8:30am & 1:30pm
  • To book: Bookings will open on the 1st June 2017 and can be done through calling Wendy on 0427 924 450 (please note all bookings must be made no later than the 1st November)
  • Tour operator website: For additional information on the tour operator website click here
Culture, Caves & Beer

Discover the stories and culture of the First People of East Gippsland – the Gurnai Kurnai at The Keeping Place in Bairnsdale. Explore the wonders of the Buchan Caves on a guided tour, and then kick back and taste the local brews of the Bullant Brewery while enjoying the spectacular vistas of the Bruthen Valley over a hot share platter. The package includes:

Transfers to and from the Bairnsdale event campsite
Entrance and a guided experience at Krowathunkooloong Keeping Plac
Entrance and a guided tour of the Buchan Caves tour
Hot share platter and drink of choice at Bullant Brewery

  • Price: $95 per person
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Times: 
    * Departing the Bairnsdale event campsite 29 Nov: 2.30pm & 3.30pm, arriving back 8.30pm & 9.30pm at the event campsite
    * Departing the Bairnsdale event campsite 30 Nov: 9.30am, 10.30am, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, arriving back 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 8.30pm & 9.30pm at the event campsite
  • To book: Bookings can be done through http://ventureout.com.au/great-vic-bike-ride-tour-options/(please note all bookings must be made no later than the 1st November)
Caves, Beers & Vines

Explore the wonders of the Buchan Caves on a guided tour, then indulge your senses all the way back to Bairnsdale, via the Bullant Brewery in Bruthen, the Tambo Winery & Nicholson River Winery, sampling a great range of local brews over beautiful views. Tour includes a guided tour of one of the famous Buchan Caves, transfers to and from Bairnsdale, 2 tastings at Bullant Brewery & tastings at both Tambo & Nicholson wineries. Light snacks provided, platters available to purchase. The package includes:

Transfers to and from the Bairnsdale event campsite
Entrance and guided tour of the famous Buchan Caves
A glass of beer or half price tasting paddle at Bullant Brewery & wine tastings at both wineries
Light snacks provided (platters available to purchase at an additional price)

  • Price: $79 per person
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Times: 
    * Departing the Bairnsdale event campsite on the 29 Nov at 2.30pm, returning by 7.30pm.
    * Departing the Bairnsdale event campsite on the 30 Nov 1.30pm, returning by 6.30pm
  • To book: Bookings can be done through http://ventureout.com.au/great-vic-bike-ride-tour-options/(please note all bookings must be made no later than the 1st November)
Scenic Adventure Flights

Discover the most beautiful parts of the Gippsland Lakes and 90 Mile Beach from the sky on scenic flight, departing Lakes Entrance. An adventure not to be missed on a flight with a max. of 3 passengers per flight.

• Price: $55 per person for 15min flight, $110 per person for 35 minute flight, $110 private flight option for 15min (*not including the price and time for the shuttle transfer time to Lakes Entrance)
• Times: Departing the Bairnsdale event campsite at 8.45am, 10.45am, 12.45pm and 2.45pm
• To book: Bookings can be done through http://ventureout.com.au/great-vic-bike-ride-tour-options/ (please note all bookings must be made no later than the 1st November)

Stand Up Paddleboarding

A 2 hour guided Stand Up Paddle boarding tour at the stunning location of Lake Entrance, including a lesson for beginners on the Cunningham Arm to the Entrance. Enjoy a calm paddle, akin to walking on water – and with a little bit of luck we might even see some seals and dolphins in their natural environment. The package includes the paddle board hire

  • Price: $55 per person (*not including the shuttle transfer price to Lakes Entrance)
  • Duration: 2 hours (*not including the shuttle transfer time to Lakes Entrance)
  • Times: Departing the Bairnsdale event campsite on the shuttle bus  at, 8.45am, 10.45am, 12.45pm and 2.45pm
  • To book: Bookings can be done through http://ventureout.com.au/great-vic-bike-ride-tour-options/(please note all bookings must be made no later than the 1st November)
  • Tour operator website: For additional information on the tour operator website click here
Lonsdale Eco Cruises

Experience nature on the Gippsland Lakes with an afternoon cruise, with the opportunity to sight seals & Burrunan dolphins. Photograph the Entrance and scenic inlets, cruising as far as Metung and Lake King, enjoying freshly baked scones with jam & cream on-board.

  • Price: $45 per adult $25 per child
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Times: Departing the Bairnsdale event campsite at 1pm, returning at 4pm
  • To book: Bookings can be done through http://ventureout.com.au/great-vic-bike-ride-tour-options/(please note all bookings must be made no later than the 1st November)
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Session times

Open Air Cinema

  Date
  Location
  Matinee (17:00 – 18:30)
  Evening (19:30 – 22:00)
 Sat 25 Nov Tidal River Finding Dory School of Rock
Sun 26 Nov  Foster  Paper Planes  Deepwater Horizon 
 Mon 27 Nov Yarram  The Secret Life of Pets  Hunt for the Wilderpeople 
Tue 28 Nov  Seaspray  BFG  Dodgeball  
Wed 29 Nov  Bairnsdale  Big Hero 6  Arrival 
Thur 30 Nov  Bairnsdale  Petes Dragon  The Sapphires 
Fri 1 Dec  Maffra  Cool Runnings  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 
 Sat 2 Dec Glengarry Up! All for One

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