Usual spot: King Bean Cafe, Wantirna.
Usual time: 8am onwards.
The VCBG is offering the choice of 2 runs at the next Coffee East on November 5th.
Run #1 is Wantirna to Yarra Junction via Wellington Rd and Gembrook. (78km) and if that not enough for you then consider going further by continuing on with Run #2 from Yarra Junction for an extra 36km to the Toolshed Bar at Noojee (114km total)
Both drives are through terrific countryside on great roads. OK for a leisurely, uninterupted drive or something a little more spirited when allowed.
Yarra Junction has a well regarded local museum which is open on Sunday’s from 11am. It is located at the old railway station on the main street.
The roads from Yarra Junction to Noojee are more open allowing you to exercise your clubbie a little more than is usually possible. The Toolshed Bar at Noojee is a unique and interesting old Pub. Great place for a lunch and a refreshing drink before returning home.
Drive route instructions below.
Hopefully the weather will be kind and encourage a good turnout of VCBG members to complement it with a great drive route.
0 0 Turn left into Mountain Hwy from Coffee East.
0.2 0.2 At the traffic lights turn left onto Boronia rd. Heading East (Route 36)
5.1 5.3 Right Turn at Dorset Rd (Route 5)
2.6 7.9 Left turn at Burwood Hwy (Route 26)
0.4 8.3 Right turn at Glenfern Rd (Route 5)
1.6 9.9 Straight on via Lysterfield Rd (Route 5) WARNING: dangerous twisties
4.6 14.5 Left turn into Wellington Rd (C413)
14.3 28.8 Right turn at Clematis onto Belgrave-Gembrook Rd (C412)
Travel through Emerald, Cockatoo and Gembrook townships (C412)
14.9 43.7 Left turn onto Gembrook-Launching Place Rd (C424)
25.4 69.1 Right turn on Warburton Hwy (B380) through Yarra Junction township 3.7 72.8 Right turn at Yarra Junction-Noojee Rd (Little Yarra Rd) (C425)
Travel through Gladysdale, Powelltown (C425)
37.9 110.7 Left turn onto Mt Baw Baw Tourist Rd (C426)
3.6 114.3 Left turn into Henty St
0.2 114.5 Left turn into Bennet St (Loch Valley Rd) and cross the bridge (C418)
0.2 114.7 Right turn into Ridge Rd.
0.1 114.8 Toolshed Bar is 100 metres on the Right