R50 VIC Horsham to Dartmoor
Published: 09/01/2021
Grampians National Park
This route takes you from Horsham to Dartmoor and is dedicated to a visit to the "Grampians National Park". This park, where mountains, cliffs and cliffs rise out of nowhere and where kangaroos happily hop back and forth, koalas jump from tree to tree and enchidnas crawl around.

This very varied, ancient landscape stretches from north to south, in spring many flowers are in bloom and the park turns into a colorful sea of flowers. Take a walk to enjoy the impressive waterfalls where liters of water fall down hard, such as the MacKenzie Falls and rock carvings of Aboriginal people that are more than five thousand years old. The many vantage points also treat you to views of the mountains and cliffs. Walk to Reeds Lookout or The Balconies for the best panoramic views of the park.

But also a visit to Halls Gap, for lunch. With about 480 inhabitants, Halls Gap is one of Australia's smaller cities, but plenty of choice for lunch.

After the lunch stop back into the park and then stop at the Silverband Falls and take a walk to the waterfall again. After this stop, wind further south, where you can stop at the viewpoint over Mount Abrupt at the town of Dunkheld. In the next town, Hamilton, you have the opportunity to stretch your legs while refueling and then head back to the finish in Dartmoor, where you should definitely take a look at Dartmoor's Avenue of honor. Where you will see that they have made special memorials here to commemorate those who fought and died in world wars. The carvings of the Dartmoor memorial tree are one of the most unusual and personal memorials in the Southwest.

This 4-star rated route goes over mostly very good roads, and along many beautiful viewpoints in the Grampians National Park, where you occasionally come through a walk to the most beautiful spots in this park.

General info:
Victoria is the smallest state on the Australian mainland. It is located in the southeastern corner of the continent and has a population of over 6.5 million in an area of 227,416 km². The border with New South Wales is the south bank of the River Murray. It borders South Australia to the west and the Indian Ocean to the south. Brass Strait lies between Victoria and Tasmania. Victoria, like Queensland, is named after Queen Victoria.

The capital Melbourne with about 70% of the state's population and located on the north side of Port Philipbaai has Australia's busiest container port. The city is the state's economic and cultural center. This town is also home to the State Library of Victoria.

There are wide variations in climate in Victoria, from the moderately humid eastern Gippsland to the snow-capped, almost 2000 meter high Australian Alps in the northeast, and from the hot semi-desert of the northwest to the lush irrigation areas along the Murray. Mount Bogong is the highest mountain in Victoria.
Gold was found near Raspberry Creek in Victoria in the 19th century. This gold was of very high quality. Hamlets were founded along the brook. The hamlet of A1 Mine Settlement takes its name from this period.

The area was already inhabited when the first Anglo-Australians settled there in 1803. In 1835 John Batman bought from the native population an area on which the city of Melbourne was to be built. In 1851 the area was detached from New South Wales and in 1855 it was given the status of a self-governing colony. A parliament consisting of two chambers was elected. The first Prime Minister was William Haines. In 1901, the six Australian colonies formed the Commonwealth of Australia, and Victoria has been a federal state of that country ever since.
The Balconies
Halls Gap
Useful links:
Apply for Permits to travel through certain parts of Aboriginal land.
Info if you are going to travel by motorcycle through the Australian Outback.
Info about roads, road use and traffic rules in Australia.
Horsham, Horsham House Motor Inn
Grampians National Park

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Victoria most commonly refers to: Victoria (Australia), a state of the Commonwealth of Australia Victoria, British Columbia, provincial capital of British Columbia, Canada Victoria (mythology), Roman goddess of Victory Victoria, Seychelles, the capital city of the Seychelles Queen Victoria (1819–1901), Queen of the United Kingdom (1837–1901), Empress of India (1876–1901)Victoria may also refer to:
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Planning to tour Australia by motorcycle? Read the five tips below carefully, so that you can start your motorcycle holiday well prepared. Good preparation is half the job.

1. Determine in advance where you want to rent your motorcycle. Find a reliable rental company with good reviews. By comparing the prices of various rental companies, you can save a lot of money.
2. Plan your routes in advance. Australia is so big that it is useful to know in advance exactly where you want to go.
3. In Australia you don't just get from A to B: you have to drive a long time to get to your next destination. Practicing with long motorcycling is therefore highly recommended.
4. Always check the weather forecast. You can't take a lot on the bike, so only take what you really need according to the weather forecast.
5. Are you going in high season? Then book your accommodations in advance. If you plan to go camping, invest in a good tent.

Motor rental:
AussieRider: https://www.aussierider.com/bikes/australie/#
EagleRider: https://www.eaglerider.com/motorverhuur/australia

Toll roads:
Toll roads are ideal for getting around or through a huge city like Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane quickly, and very easy to use. There are no toll booths, so you cannot pay on the spot. The toll must be paid by yourself by telephone and credit card within three days of using the road or tunnel. When you pick up the rental motorcycle, you will receive all information about this. It is a simple system but it requires action on your part to avoid fines.

Traffic rules motorbike:
Motorcycling rules in Australia vary by state or territory. Inquire about the regulations on site.

The wearing of a helmet is mandatory for the driver and passenger. The helmet must comply with Australian Standard (AS / NZS1698) or European Standard (UNECE 22.05), which is indicated on a sticker on, or a label inside, the helmet. In some states, such as New South Wales and Victoria, a helmet may no longer meet the standard if it has a small camera mounted on it, if speakers (Bluetooth) are built in or if the helmet has a tinted visor.

Lighting: Low beam is not mandatory during the day, but is recommended.

The transport of 1 passenger is allowed. Children under 8 years of age cannot be carried on the motorcycle. Children 8 years and older may only be transported on the back if they can reach the footrests with their feet. Younger children may be transported in a sidecar. In several states, such as New South Wales, Northern Territory and Queensland, the carriage of a passenger is only permitted if the driver has held a motorcycle license for more than one year.

Driving side by side:
Motorbikes are allowed to drive next to each other as long as their distance does not exceed 1.5 m.

Traffic jam:
In Australia, it is permitted to slalom between stationary or slow-moving cars in a traffic jam (lane filtering), provided that a maximum speed of 30 km / h is observed and other traffic is not endangered.

Petrol stations:
In Australia, a gas station is often called a servo (derived from a service station). In the outback, a gas station is often called a road house. Pay attention; The number of filling stations is very limited, especially along the southern main route and the north-south connections. Keep this in mind and bring enough spare fuel with you. For example, use the Fuel Map Australia app (fuelmap.com.au) to search for nearby petrol stations and check their current fuel prices.

Opening hours:
Gas stations are usually open from 8am to 6pm or 8pm at least. Many petrol stations in larger towns and along motorways offer a 24-hour service or have filling machines. When planning longer trips, keep in mind that outside the major towns and along minor roads, petrol stations are not open at night or in the morning, and sometimes on Sundays.

Cash can be paid at petrol stations. Credit cards are accepted at most petrol stations.

Tank dispensers:
Major credit cards are usually accepted at filling machines (pay-at-the-pump), but a pin code must often be used.

Reserve fuel:
Because distances between places in Australia are long and gas stations in the outback may not always have enough fuel in stock, it is recommended that you always bring a spare tank of fuel with you. It is forbidden to carry fuel in a reserve tank on ferries.

Figures Australia:
Australia consists of 6 states, 2 territories and 1 federal territory (the Australian Capital Territory) In this collection you travel through:

State on Territory: Northern Territory (NT)
Capital: Darwin
Area in km2: 1,349,129

State in Territory: Victoria (VIC)
Capital: Melbourne
Area in km2: 227,416

State in Territory: Western Australia (WA)
Capital: Perth
Area in km2: 2,529,875