Summary

Start off by taking the Great Eastern Highway through to Merredin, a great place to stop, and then resume your journey by continuing on to the Western Highway. Once you get to Murray Bridge, follow the Princes Highway and you will reach Bordertown and from there, follow the road all the way to Ballarat. From Ballarat, continue to take the Western Highway through to Koo Wee Rup Road and follow to Phillip Island.

Guide

You’ll definitely be hungry on this journey but there is a fantastic cafe in Merredin to provide your body with the necessary fuel! Cafe 56 is the spot, with a huge range of meals and drinks to cater for all tastes and cravings.

SPOKES TIP: We need all road users to slow down and take care, particularly on high-speed country roads.

When it is time to take a break and go for a walk, make Sturt Reserve in Murray Bridge your stopping point. You can enjoy great views, stroll along the foreshore or relax with some food until it is time to resume your trip.

SPOKES TIP: We are in the time of year that the number of riders on Victorian roads increases sharply and with that, the risk of crashes involving motorcycle riders is higher.

Lorne is positively thriving with options as you get closer to Phillip Island and The Swing Bridge Cafe and Boathouse is a lovely spot to have a bite and enjoy the views. Other highly recommended spots are Movida (Lorne), Captain Moonlite (Anglesea) and At The Heads (Barwon Heads) for your final pit stop.

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.

Ride Highlight

The Great Ocean Road is not just one of Australia's best motorcycle roads, it is one of the best in the world. Encapulating 200 kilometers of the Southern Coast of Victoria, the road includes idyllic hillside views, ocean lookouts and twisty forest trails. 

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