East Gippsland Destination Guide

Blessed with a mediterranean-like climate, with warm summers and mild winters, we invite you to explore the beautiful region of East Gippsland while you’re in the area for our event. Whether you want indulgence, heritage, outdoor activities, nature, touring, arts and culture or dining, this gorgeous region has it all. Discover the adventure, legend and romance of the Snowy River Country along the river’s edge or in the rugged high country, stretch your toes in the golden sand of Ninety Mile Beach, or enjoy hospitality along the Great Alpine Road. There is so much to do that choosing how to spend your time may be the toughest decision you make!

About the event

The Fox Superflow(TM) is Australia’s most popular gravity enduro series, and the 2021 Rocky Trails Superflow season is going to rock your world. This event, supported by East Gippsland Shire Council, will feature many of the ‘must-ride’ trails at the Mt Taylor MTB Park.

Fox Superflow(TM) is racing the way you ride. Ride up at your own pace. Drop in with your buddies on each other’s tyre or leave a space to pin. It’s about doing party trains, railing berms and SENDING IT!

This is friendly enduro racing without a tight schedule. You can pick the order in which to tackle the race stages, which makes this event social and action-packed at the same time. Do up to five runs per stage, the fastest one counts, and there are no start orders, which means whatever category you’re in, you can ride together and lock your own best race run in. At this Fox Superflow event you can do your 5 race runs on one day or spread over the 2 days.

With temporary COVID-19 event rules active, we have a participant limit in place – please check the event website for all the details. Competitors must sign up online. This event is tracking all participants and any non-racing spectator or supporter must register online for an event accreditation at no charge.

Get ready for an absolute adrenaline rush as you smash down the Mt Taylor race tracks to hunt down those precious seconds for the win! 

#rockytrailjourney: East Gippsland

Visit East Gippsland

We can’t wait for you to hit the trails at Mt Taylor thanks to the awesome support by the East Gippsland Shire Council and MTB East Gippsland. We designed the Fox Superflow event format as a perfect opportunity to make it a weekend getaway with family, friends, your mates and your special someone!

Race the way you Ride.

…it’s what Fox Superflow Racing is all about!

Scroll down for visitor information such as accommodation options and What’s On in the region off the race track. There are lots of ideas for what your fambam can get up to while you race, plus some of our favourite experiences you can have together before or after the race.

Location & how to get there

The Shire of East Gippsland extends from the western watershed of the Mitchell and Thomson River catchments east and north to the New South Wales border.

Mt Taylor is home to the Mt Taylor Mountain Bike Park, just 15 minutes north of Bairnsdale, which is the main city of the region. Mt Taylor MTB Park has a downhill track, a flow trail, and two cross-country tracks. The main climb up Mt Taylor is popular for both bushwalkers and fitness riders as it climbs 300m elevation in 2.7km. At the base of the hill is the car parking area, known as ‘Boys Camp.’ There is a drop toilet and free camping, but no running water.

Attention interstate racers:

At the time of writing, Victoria has established a permit system for all domestic travel into Victoria. Please stay up to date with current restrictions and requirements here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/travel-covidsafe-summer

If required, please get your access permit via this link (takes about 5 minutes):
https://www.service.vic.gov.au/services/border-permit/home

Stay & Play!

Where to Stay

Find unforgettable places to stay, with accommodation to suit all budgets.

What’s On

Do as little or as much as you like during your holiday in East Gippsland.

Food & Drink

Enjoy the incredible abundance of fresh produce grown in the food bowl of Australia.

Our top tips for #rockytrailracers

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Iconic destinationsFall head over heels for charming waterfront villages, Man-from-Snowy-River country, and superb beaches.
2.
Arts, culture, and heritageBe swept up in the richness and vibrancy of arts, culture and heritage in East Gippsland, which attracts renowned artisans passionate about their crafts. Learn about our traditional Indigenous art and heritage at the Aboriginal Cultural Museum in Bairnsdale then explore the many smaller galleries and workshops dotted throughout the region.
3.
Shop ’til you dropStroll around the retail and commercial hub of Bairnsdale, explore the retail strip along the Lakes Entrance foreshore, or visit boutiques in smaller towns such as Metung and Paynesville. You will find a huge range of souvenir shops, galleries, markets, antiques and collectables, as well as plenty of places to taste and buy local food products.
4.
Tours and cruisesWhether it is a sailing adventure or fishing charter on the lakes, a horseback trail ride, winery or a cycling trip, there is plenty to see and do, and the best way to get the most out of your stay is to learn from a local.
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Take to the open roadWind your way along Victoria’s Great Alpine Road, from Wangaratta in the north-east across to Metung on the jaw-droppingly beautiful Gippsland Lakes. Australia’s highest year-round accessible sealed road leads you through diverse landscapes, from lofty mountain ranges, down plunging valleys, into lush forests, and past rolling vineyards to sparkling coastal waterways. Dine on fresh local produce and award-winning cool climate wines, or catch your own lunch in a mountain stream or lake as you go.
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Get back to natureEast Gippsland really is a gorgeous part of the world, and with so many National Parks to explore, you will never have to go far to surround yourself with a rich variety of plants and wildlife.
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Adventures by land and seaWith so much to choose from, you will never be bored in East Gippsland, whatever your hobbies and interests! There is horse-riding, hiking, biking, golf, canoeing & kayaking, fishing, caving, boating & sailing, motorcycling – the list goes on!
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Recovery ridingCyclists, walkers and horse riders are now able to travel along the disused rail line between Bairnsdale and Orbost. With no vehicular traffic and very gentle gradients this is a superb cycle journey past rolling farmland, forests and historic railway bridges. Cute and quirky little towns along the way offer great food, drink and a few surprises.
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Indulge in great food and wineWith its fertile soils, good rainfall and temperate climate, East Gippsland is a food bowl for Australia, producing fresh fruit and vegetables all year round. The region is also renowned for its quality Gippsland beef and excellent seafood. As well as a plentiful supply of fresh fruit and vegetables, the region produces quality wines, beer, olives and olive oil, chocolate, beef and condiments.
10.
Go undergroundDiscover a honeycomb of spectacular limestone formations carved by an underground river almost 400 million years ago at Buchan Caves. Take a tour of Fairy Cave or Royal Cave and marvel at the magnificent stalactite and stalagmite forms, pillars, shawls and rim pools in Victoria’s largest cave system.

INS(TA)PIRATION:
There are so many experiences that await,
here are just a few to get you started:

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Event contacts:
Event contacts:

Race Director – Bob Morris 0458 299 558
Event Manager & Media Liaison – Jo Parker 0424 955 332