R54 Williamstown to Melbourne
Published: 24/01/2021
This route will take you back to Melbourne, where the 1st route started. The first part of the route is on the motorway, where you drive over the West Gate Bridge through Melbourne towards the east coast. Once off the highway, you will get the 1st stop at a beautiful viewpoint, Mount Speed Lookout. Then on to Thorpdale, where you can score a delicious cup of coffee with a fresh sandwich at the local bakery. After coffee, a short stretch of highway at Morwell, where you cross the Trobe River and enter the hills and wooded area of the Moondarra State Park, in other words, the better corners. In Noojee again a stop at the Little Red Duck Cafe, coffee, burgers, you name it. Have a nice lunch outside on the terrace. After lunch, refuel in Gembrook and coffee and chocolate in Cockate.

After this last stop, the suburbs of Melbourne are looming again and it is also getting busier again, taking the last beautiful curves in the Dandenong Ranges National Park-Ferntree Gully, and then turning onto the Canterburry Road. One last refueling stop before you get to the hotel, so that you can let this day sink in.

This 4-star rated route is on good roads, again with some nice views and curves that seem endless. Stick to Melbourne for a few more days, because there is plenty to see and experience in this metropolis too.

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 on 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 an area from the native population on which to build the city of Melbourne. 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.
Moondarra State Park
West Gate Bridge
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.
Williamstown, Quest Williamstown North
Melbourne, Quality Hotel Manor

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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:
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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