Start by travelling towards Kyneton via the Midland Highway and Daylesford-Malmsbury Road before travelling east towards Kinglake, via Whittlesea. From here, follow on to Kinglake, going south through St Andrews and Panton Hill before going through Kangaroo Ground. And all that’s left from there is Eastlink and the South Gippsland Highway to Phillip Island.
A stop in Kyneton is a must given the town features the Country Cob Bakery, home to Australia’s Best Pie for two years in a row. The bakery’s caramelised pork and pepper pie took home the prize in 2019, while its seafood curry pie was named the best seafood pie in Australia, too, in the Baking Association of Australia awards. Other recommended spots for food in Kyneton including Spaghetti Bar and Donkey.
SPOKES TIP: When the unexpected happens, riders wearing the correct protective gear have a better chance of avoiding serious injuries and motorcycles with safety technologies like ABS braking have a better chance of avoiding a crash altogether.
Consider pulling in at Kinglake, for a meal or drinks at the famous Kinglake Pub, or visiting Fondata 1872 for a hearty feed in Kangaroo Ground, which wins rave reviews for its fantastic food and stunning location. You could also take in panoramic views from the Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Tower.
SPOKES TIP: If you haven’t ridden for a while, take your time and take extra care, check that your bike is safe and avoid riding alone if possible.
And before you get to Phillip Island, Maroondah Reservoir Park is worth a look, particularly if you bring a picnic! With huge gardens, native animals, birds and walking tracks, this is a great spot to relax.
Enhance your MotoGP™ visit by staying at Phillip Island or close by. Accommodation is available at the circuit or across the island. You will also want to explore all that Phillip Island has to offer. Tickets for the Pramac Generac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2019 are available here.
After stopping in Kinglake for a well earned rest, take the 13km sprint south along Heidelberg-Kinglake Road towards the township of St Andrews. The curves are tight and traffic conditions vary, also be cautious of wildlife and take your time enjoying the northern fringes of Kinglake National Park.