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THE 34th annual Great Victorian Bike
Ride returns to South Gippsland on Satur-
day, November 25 when up to 5000 riders
will assemble at the starting point for this
year's ride, the world famous Wilsons Prom-
ontory National Park.
The riders will spend the first day explor-
ing the Prom and then head off on their first
day's ride, a 60km section through the na-
tional park to Yanakie and on to Foster.
The publicity for the event talks up the spec-
tacular beauty of the Prom as an "unforgettable
starting point" and advises riders to have their
cameras ready for the "gobsmacking" views on
the way from Tidal River to Foster.
Day three features a 69km ride from Fos-
ter to Yarram, a town which has successfully
hosted the big event on a number of occa-
sions before, including several 'rest' days.
"After a restful night in the crisp country
air, you’re ready for a fantastic day’s riding
from Foster to Yarram. There’s a lot to take
in on the route today – views of the Prom
off to the side, a rumpled green blanket of
farmland ahead of you and the Strzelecki
Ranges rolling ahead," says the impressive
pitch from ride organisers.
"Passing through Toora, the sights of South
Gippsland are all around you – as well as
the imposing, majestic wind turbines spin-
ning on the hills nearby. We pass right by the
Royal Standard Hotel, a huge old-fashioned
country pub, and the thirsty will enjoy the
opportunity to put up their legs for a while..."
What's not to like!
The next day it's off to the 90 Mile Beach
at Seaspray (90km) and on day five, Bairn-
sdale (109km), continuing on back through
Gippsland and finishing at Trafalgar on
Sunday, December 3.
South Gippsland Shire Council has agreed
to provide assistance to ride organisers.
When do 2017 entries open?
Entries open for GVBR members (pre-
sale) on May 15, 2017. Early-bird entries
open for schools and general public on May
More good news for South Gippsland this week with the announcement that the Great
Victorian Bike Ride will return in November this year.
Prom start for 2017
Great Vic Bike Ride
EMBARK on an awe-inspiring adventure
through the southern region of the Asia.
Conquer the climb to Everest Base Camp in
Nepal, uncover the ancient secrets of Sigiriya in
Sri Lanka, explore wild animal sanctuaries in
Southern India or visit the many beautiful forts
and temples in Northern India.
Each journey is bursting with aesthetic beau-
ty, cultural charm and friendly locals. Experi-
ence it for yourself.
In Nepal, embark on the adventure of a life-
time trekking to reach Everest Base Camp
and enjoy exploring the mountains and valleys
around the towering peak, rest in Nepalese
teahouses, learn about the traditions and cul-
tures of the famous Sherpa and spend time in
Southern India offers a vast range of iconic
cultural sites such as the Maharaja's Palace in
Mysore, French-infused Pondicherry and the
vast landscape of Periyar National Park. Its
spirituality, friendly people and wild animal
sanctuaries make it a fascinating and unique
part of the country to explore.
With a history touched by Portuguese, Dutch
and British influences, in Sri Lanka you’ll find
a society with a strong Buddhist faith and rich
diversity with much to offer.
You’ll discover superb ancient sites, magnifi-
cent scenery, amazing wildlife, delicious cui-
sine, incredibly friendly and welcoming locals
and lovely palm-fringed, white sandy beaches.
Alternatively, travel north and discover some-
thing completely different. Discover the 'Pink
City' of Jaipur, witness the Mughal splendours
of Delhi and Agra, and soak up the ambience of
Northern India offers a magical combination
of lavish palaces, vibrant bazaars, Kama Sutra
temple carvings, Bollywood blockbusters and
the incomparable Taj Mahal.
Travel to Sri Lanka, Nepal and India with
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With over 30 years’ experience, Peregrine will
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Amber Fort at Jaipur is one of the many incredible sites in northern India.
If you’re keen to get to Everest Base Camp, Leongatha Travel and Cruise can get you
there... well, most of the way!
BASS Coast Health has received $25,000 to
conduct a feasibility study into options for af-
ter-hours care at the new Phillip Island Medical
and Health Hub.
Flinders MP and Minister for Health Greg
Hunt MP said the Federally-funded study would
identify the best models of care for visitors and
residents on Phillip Island.
“Lead agency Bass Coast Health will use this
funding to investigate innovative models of care
for after-hours medical treatment,” Mr Hunt
“Bass Coast Health will consult with the com-
munity through an advisory panel to identify
any gaps with the current after-hours service
and make recommendations for alternative de-
livery methods, based on successful approach-
es from around the country.”
Bass Coast Health CEO Jan Child said this
was an important collaboration with the Medi-
cal Centre, Ambulance Victoria and the Primary
Health Network, in better meeting the medical
needs of Phillip Island residents.
“This will provide options for the best future
service model to ensure health services meet
the needs of the community,” Ms Child said.
Gippsland Primary Health Network awarded
the funding to Bass Coast Health through their
After Hours Small Grants program.
CEO of Gippsland Primary Health Network
Marianne Shearer said small grants can stimu-
late innovative solutions.
“This is particularly so when models are de-
veloped by local health services in partnership
with their community.”
Construction is soon to commence on the
Hub, with the facility expected to be operational
in the first half of 2018.
The Hub will provide a range of new health
and medical services in a state-of-the-art build-
More importantly, it will become part of the
Bass Coast Health network, and benefit from
the service growth occurring at Wonthaggi Hos-
pital in its journey to become a sub-regional
This will further expand the availability of
health services to Phillip Island over time.
$25,000 study into Island
after-hours medical care
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