At Haunted Hills MTB you’ll find 13km of progressive trails for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders with a pump track and a kids trail. A further 12kms will be opening by end of 2023.
It’s free to enter and open year-round, from 6am – 9pm.
The Haunted Hills area is steeped in haunted tales, every element of the park reflects the area’s mysterious history, from tombstone-shaped signage and a “Mad Cow Trail”, to a pump track in the formation of a skull and crossbones.
Facilities include toilets, bike wash and bike repair station, BBQs and ample parking.
Just 8km west of Lakes Entrance, discover 12 kilometres of singletrack surface mountain bike trails through the Colquhuon State Forest.
The 850 metre long track is a slightly undulating track and consists of a strong clay based surface with loamy sand. The starting gate is concrete and meets national standards with room for 40 riders. The track is fairly fast and flowing with jumps that are all fairly safe and can be taken at your comfortable speed. For riders who like a bit of air time, the track has three table tops and six ski-jumps.
A canteen is open for business on race days and most practice days.
Parking space in the south-west corner of the property, heading toward the start line, caters for more than 100 vehicles and trailers.
A popular feature of the Wonthaggi circuit is the large pit area which has a view of almost the entire circuit.
The club recently constructed a very good control tower which is put to good use during the national events. Facilities are designed to cope with the national level events that are run each year like the Australian MX Titles, Vic Titles and GCMX series events.
The circuit is a 4.445km or 2.762 mile asphalt track with 12 turns. The home straight (named after Wayne Gardner) has a marked starting grid while the pit facilities on the east side of the straight are a permanent structure with conference/entertainment facilities upstairs. The Pit area includes a media centre, conference rooms and an exhibition pavilion serviced by a commercial kitchen. The spectator areas have canteens and licensed bars and there is extensive seating in the straight as well as expansive grass areas along the rest of the track where spectators can bring their chairs. The Grand Prix Event attracts an estimated crowd of 92,000 illustrating the vast capacity of the venue.
Recently the track was used for cycling as part of a Jayco Herald Sun Tour stage.
The open land has also been used in the past for events such as a Tough Mudder as well as an outdoor music festival held in the south-west corner of the property near Pyramid Rock where a performance area and camping ground was set up.
Other high participation events could be held at the track in the Exhibition Pavilion. This large open space is one of Victoria’s largest regional trade expo areas measuring 2000 square metres and caters for more than 1,300 people in theatre style or 760 dining guests.
The East Gippsland Rail Trail starts at Howitt Park on the east bank of the Mitchell River at Bairnsdale, past farmland for 10 Kms to Nicholson (sealed surface) with its spectacular bridge over the river.
Then 22 Kms on to Bruthen and across the Tambo River, up into the Colquhoun forest en route to Nowa Nowa and Lake Tyers at the 59 kilometre mark.
The section east from Nowa Nowa opened on 28 January 2006 completing the trail to its the final destination at Orbost on the iconic Snowy River. This completes a nearly 100 km rail trail.
Coonawarra Farm Resort is a multi-purpose camping resort on 140 ha. Nestled in a wonderful bush setting on the Iguana Creek in beautiful East Gippsland. The resort boasts a number of excellent features including a picturesque 2.6 ha. Lake, Adrenaline inducing harnessed activities and accommodation for 300 people over 2 campsites.
Coonawarra has some of the most exciting and inspiring activities and programs in Victoria. Some of our activities include: Climbing Wall, Giant Swing, 2 amazing 300m Flying Foxes across the lake, High and Low Ropes courses, Canoeing and raft making, 2 Fully fenced in-ground swimming pools, Fishing (rods not supplied), Volleyball, Bush Walking, night hiking Bush Tracks and a Labyrinth.
It is an industry expert in creating experiences with the perfect mix of fun and inspiration. The team will create a personalised program to meet your exact outcomes.
The Omeo MTB Trails will have more than 121 kilometres of tracks, including long descending , looping cross-country single track and trails for beginners. Stage 1, December 2023, will include 55 kilometres of cross country and gravity trails of varying difficulty for beginners to dedicated mountain bike enthusiasts. The summit of Mt Sam, just above Omeo, will be the trailhead.
The Omeo MTB Trails is a $4 million project and includes the Omeo Pump and Skills Track in Livingston Park. The pump track, now open, is an undulating asphalt course designed in the shape of the word ‘Omeo’ and is suitable for skill levels from beginner to the most advanced. MTB course and pump track have been designed and built by Common Ground, which delivers exceptional mountain bike trials, infrastructure and tourism destinations.
With a surfing history dating back to the 1920s, when the sport was still in its infancy, Phillip Island has long been a Victorian favourite of grommets (beginners) and seasoned board riders alike. Declared a National Surfing Reserve in recognition of its quality surf breaks and pristine environment, Phillip Island offers four sites along its coast: Cape Woolamai, Smiths Beach, Summerland and Cat Bay.
Boasting big wave conditions, left and right breaks, as well as plenty of small, consistent waves that are suitable for learners the island’s beaches are home to a vibrant local surfing community of all ages and skill levels. So hit the water and learn new skills, get in some practice, or test your mettle out in the big swells.
Anderson – Wonthaggi | 16km one way
This splendid coastal rail trail follows the contours of the dramatic Bass Coast. It passes green farmlands, rolling hills and clifftop panoramas across Bass Strait. It passes through Kilcunda and Wonthaggi where there are services, cafes and toilets.
The trail is available for cyclists, walkers, runners and horse riders along its total length from Anderson to Wonthaggi. Horse riding is not permitted in the Wonthaggi town centre. An extension of the trail from
Anderson to Woolamai is suitable for walkers and horse riders only.
Starts: V/Line bus terminal, Anderson
Finishes: Old Wonthaggi Railway Station, Murray St, Wonthaggi
San Remo – Kilcunda | 7km; 2 hours one-way
Follow the clifftops of the Bass Coast on this superb coastal walk where green rolling hills meet the pristine ocean.
At Kilcunda and San Remo there are parking, shops and conveniences and toilet blocks.
The walk can be done in either direction. At the Kilcunda end, the walk links to the Bass Coast Rail Trail so it is possible to walk all the way from San Remo to the centre of Wonthaggi.