Wellington shire Destination guide

Looking for the perfect combination of all of life’s treasures? Just 2.5km East of Melbourne, enjoy some of Victoria’s finest offerings – from scenic mountain ranges, pristine beaches, beautiful wetlands, temperate rainforests, and many other beautiful places, the best of everything is right at your fingertips in the heart of Gippsland – the Middle of Everywhere!

About the Event

The Shimano MTB GP events are all about “seriously fun” racing! Podium chasers can line up with Australia’s elites and experienced amateur endurance racers plus casual racers will have a blast, all feeling safe and part of an inspiring community.

Supported by Wellington Shire Council, the event is happening at the fantastic Blores Hill Mountain Bike Park, where you can race for four (GP4) or six (GP6) hours solo, or in relay pairs. There are age-group and eBike categories. Expect less of a winners-only-focused competition, but a positive and inclusive experience for all racers.

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.

This is XC lap racing at its best! From the first time between the tape to people that have spent a lifetime training for power output, we have you covered when you line up at the Rocky Trail start line!

About the trails:
Located on 50 acres of natural bushland and just a few kilometres north of Heyfield along the Tinamba-Glenmaggie Road, Blores Hill Mountain Bike Park has been keeping keen adventure seekers pumped for decades. Well-managed by the local Gippsland Mountain Bike Club, the park offers a range of tracks suitable for beginners right through to the most fierce competitors.

Follow the M1 from Melbourne to John Field Drive in Newborough, take the C103 exit toware Moe, then head north from Heyfield along the Tinamba-Glenmaggie Road to arrive at the park.

Race Saturday, Explore Sunday

it’s what the Shimano MTB GP is all about!

The Shimano MTB GP event format is such a perfect opportunity to get away. Come on down to Wellington Shire and make it a full weekend trip with family, friends, your mates and your special someone!

Scroll down for visitor information such as accommodation options and plenty of ideas for activities. With a thriving cafe and restaurant culture as well as an enviable selection of wineries and foodie treats, you’ve got all you could ever need right on your doorstep while you’re staying in the area!

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


The Blores Hill Mountain Bike Park is located right near the shores of beautiful Lake Glenmaggie within the Glenmaggie National Park. The ultimate destination for nature lovers and adventure-seekers, the region is a popular venue for water sports and outdoor pursuits of all sorts – boating, water skiing, mountain bike riding, bushwalking, and horse riding, just to name a few.

Whether taking a stroll at sunset or having a picnic on the waterfront, there really is something for everyone here!

Accommodation

Siesta Central Apartments

271 York Street (Princes Hwy), Sale
Phone: 03 5144 2744
Web: www.siestacentral.com.au

Check out this clever and funky serviced apartment and studio offering, newly refurbished and conveniently located in the heart of Sale.

Brothers Tom and Richard are welcoming the whole Rocky Trail fam with 15% off the advertised rate on the website, PLUS:

  • Early check-in at midday
  • Late check-out at midday
  • The best local knowledge whilst in town
  • Secure parking suitable for roof racks or trailers
  • Large apartments for wheeling in bikes (75% are ground floor)

To receive 15% off your stay, simply mention Rocky Trail Entertainment when booking direct online or over the phone (discount does not apply for bookings through third-party websites).

Broadbent’s Motor Inn

Address: 3813 Traralgon-Maffra Road, Heyfield
Phone: (03) 5148 2424 0428 482 434
Web: http://broadbentsmotorinn.yolasite.com/

Just 5 minutes away from Blores Hill MTB Park and only 1km from Heyfield Town Centre, this gorgeous family-owned business is the perfect place to rest those weary legs. Bright, clean, and comfortable ground floor units in a stunning country setting.

Ring direct and mention “Rocky Trail Entertainment” to access the discount rates!

Single – $115
Double – $126.50
Twin – $135

Happy Days Accommodation

Address: 6A Tinamba/Seaton Road, Tinamba
Phone: 0428 451 484
Email: happydays@wideband.net.au
Web: www.happydaysaccommodation.com

Happy Days Accommodation – 5kms from the track – offers, comfortable accommodation.  Each suite has its own private bathroom and toilet, reverse cycle aircon, tv, free wireless internet. 

Fully serviced kitchen, bbq area and complimentary laundry facilities. 

Also, complimentary full breakfast.  Ample off-street parking for trucks and trailers.

Blores Hill Camping Grounds

Address: 474 Weir Road, Tinamba
Phone: (03) 5148 2495

Situated right next to the trails, Blores Hill Camping Grounds is set in one of the prettiest bush settings you could imagine, and is the perfect base for exploring all that this scenic district has to offer.

The park offers the best of both worlds; relaxed rural surrounds which are only 5 minutes (by car) from Heyfield, with its cafes, hotels, bakery, chemist, hardware store, and a variety of specialty shops. 

Blores Hill Caravan and Camping Park offers clean, modern amenities, on-site cabins, pool & games room, and is close to boating ramps at Lake Glenmaggie, and the Glenmaggie Wier wall picnic grounds. The park caters for caravans, RV vehicles, and tents.

Local Business Partners

Great deals from our local business partners – exclusively for our Rocky Trail Family!

Raglan Pizza

Address: 2221A Raglan Street, Sale
Phone: (03) 5144 6966
Email: raglanpizza@gmail.com
Menu: Facebook.com/raglanpizza

Carbo loading anyone?? Just mention the Blores Hill Grand Prix at Raglan Pizza in Sale to get any large pan fried pizza for $10.

Any flavour, any number of pizzas, all $10! Open every day, 4.30pm until late.

#rockytrailjourney: Wellington Shire

Our top tips for #rockytrailracers

1.
Food and Wine TourAre you ready for a taste tempting trip around the Middle of Everywhere? Start in Sale with a coffee and breakfast at Portside Café, followed by a walk around the Port of Sale to get the blood flowing. 
2.
Coastal EscapeHow about a beach hop? Check out the Coastal Escape itinerary and get planning.
3.
Need More Riding?Try the Peddle & Roam itinerary that follows the old Gippsland Plains Rail Trail and explores the best of the townships along the way.
4.
High Country AdventureIf you’ve got a capable 4WD and you know what to do with it, this trip will take you from Dargo to Licola across some challenging tracks and spectacular views.
5.
Award Winning Street ArtCheck out the awe-inspiring murals that won the Gold Award in the highly coveted Best Street Art Trail category at the 2020 National Art Tourism Awards.
6.
Natural WondersThere’s no shortage of natural wonders in The Middle of Everywhere. If you’re looking for something to do over the weekend, try the Natural Wonders itinerary.
7.
Walk it OffStretch out those post-race legs with a leisurely 2-hr stroll along tree-lined roads, have a swim in the blue pools, and stop in at the bakery with Australia’s best pastie! Finish up at the Lake Glenmaggie bridge for a sunset picnic or bbq.
8.
Ninety Mile BeachA 90-mile long stretch of pristine golden sand that separates the Gippsland Lakes from Bass Strait, this is one of the most natural and unspoilt beaches in the world.
9.
Anything but GeneralWith rustic charm and friendly service, the famous Dargo General Store offers everything from a delicious barista made coffee to general supplies, gas refills and all things in between. With accomodation facilities and general supplies, you’ll certainly find what you’re looking for. 
10.
Bataluk Cultural TrailVisit important cultural sites, learn the fascinating legend behind White Woman’s Waterhole, and explore the sacred cave known as ‘The Den of Nargun.’

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

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