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  • 2015 Breakout Posts: 59
    Melbourne
    Stock Poster 2015 Breakout
    31 May 2017 11:01 AM

    Anyone riden over to SA from Melbourne ( or the other way ) following as much of the coast as possible ? ( GOR , Mt Gambier , Robe ,etc ... )

    6 of us heading over , thinking about spending the night at Portland , then heading onto Adelaide . thoughts ?


  • Baloffski Posts: 2053
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    31 May 2017 12:00 PM
    Mate the choice to take the coast road is a good one, as much better than the straight through, Dukes Highway etc. First time I rode from Adelaide to Melbourne was 16 years old on an XS1 650 Yam, bloody good ride along coast. Take your time, stop at some iconic spots, like Beachport, Southport, and many other ports. Weather should be kind to you, but can be a boring ride, but you can make it more interesting if you go off some of the major roads down south.I'll be doing similar round that time frame too. Book beds if doing the motel/self contained route, as is bloody busy that time of year..."Schools out for summer!" Can do it in one sitting but better to stop a night and cruise.
  • fatbat Posts: 2973
    Forum Legend fatbat
    31 May 2017 07:50 PM
    Me and a mate did exactly what you're proposing, earlier this year. We started north of the Mornington peninsular and rode to Sorrento, got the ferry to Queenscliff, rode gor intending to stop at Warnambool. But a big storm hit us so we putted into Apollo Bay. 

    Then road on thru gor and national park thru to robe. Robe is a great little town and the robe hotel is good to stay and eat at.

     We then followed the coast north until getting to tallem bend. Good roads and interesting sites. From here we headed north.

    So we did two nights along there as part of a 7 night ride and it was a good time. Have fun. 
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3832
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    31 May 2017 08:22 PM
    Let us know when you are here, if you need a garage, tools, or a safe place to stash ya bikes whilst you look around, I live 6 Kim's from the city, just near the bottom of the freeway into Adelaide.
  • 2015 Breakout Posts: 59
    Melbourne
    Stock Poster 2015 Breakout
    22 Jun 2017 09:03 AM
    thanks mate , will do !
  • mickle Posts: 2060
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    22 Jun 2017 02:25 PM
    Port Fairy is also a good place to stay on the way across, the Caledonian Hotel has Motel style rooms
    out the back and good meals, rooms are $80 a single $90 for 2 people.
  • steelo Posts: 2960
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    22 Jun 2017 06:56 PM
    Posted by mickle on 22 Jun 2017 01:55 PM
    Port Fairy is also a good place to stay on the way across, the Caledonian Hotel has Motel style rooms
    out the back and good meals, rooms are $80 a single $90 for 2 people.

     Or couple. 

  • keith Posts: 1935
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Motor Head keith
    22 Jun 2017 07:51 PM
    As a interstate rider, a stay at the Robe hotel wont disappoint great budget accommodation and food, friendly local crowd in the bar. Did this on last years ride to Moama Nat catch up.
  • mickle Posts: 2060
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    22 Jun 2017 08:21 PM
    Posted by keith on 22 Jun 2017 07:51 PM
    As a interstate rider, a stay at the Robe hotel wont disappoint great budget accommodation and food, friendly local crowd in the bar. Did this on last years ride to Moama Nat catch up.

     I must be an Ugly fucker the cunts wouldn't talk to me.

  • keith Posts: 1935
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Motor Head keith
    22 Jun 2017 09:25 PM
    Posted by mickle on 22 Jun 2017 06:21 PM
    Posted by keith on 22 Jun 2017 07:51 PM
    As a interstate rider, a stay at the Robe hotel wont disappoint great budget accommodation and food, friendly local crowd in the bar. Did this on last years ride to Moama Nat catch up.

     I must be an Ugly fucker the cunts wouldn't talk to me.

     The were Mexicans, the one's we meet. Inn keeper wasn't a bad bloke either.

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