Departing Warragul prior to picking up some strays in Willow Grove and Tyers, we ended up with about 30 club members and 16 cars – a great turn out on a sunny but crisp day. After following the very back route to Heyfield, a welcome coffee and cake stop was enjoyed.
The run then continued past the half-full Lake Glenmaggie before driving up the tight, twisty turns interspersed with long broad open stretches and river valley vistas, towards Licola. The wattle was showing off, thinking it was early spring and the drive up the Macalister Valley was described by one driver as the “Best drive in Victoria”. By the time we arrived for a late picnic lunch on the banks of the river, the temperature was 19C and still sunny – magnificent.
After lunch most cars ventured a little further up the Wellington River to the “first bridge” where we created a photo opportunity for the fleet of sports and classic cars.
It was difficult to tear ourselves away from such a beautiful part of Gippsland and finally head home.
Words and pictures by Glenn Campbell