Australian Grand Prix Grand Tour: A Driving Tour from Adelaide to Melbourne for the F1
Saturday 13 – Friday 19 March 2021
Adelaide | Tailem Bend | Mount Gambier | Daylesford | Melbourne
Join UDT in turning the F1 Australian Grand Prix weekend into a week long motoring and motorsport extravaganza! Starting in Adelaide, spend a couple of days enjoying the region's best productions - fine wine, beautiful countryside and of course, a visit to the Tailem Bend Motorsport Precinct. From here you'll begin your cross-country run to Melbourne, taking in a selection of iconic coastal and country roads. The tour concludes in Melbourne in time for the Grand Prix, with lots of extras and surprises along the way.
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An overview of tour from Adelaide to the F1 Melbourne Grand Prix
Arrival | Optional Barossa Valley Wine Tour
For interstate guests, arrive into Adelaide. Local and interstate guests who wish to join us are welcome to opt into an afternoon tour of the Barossa. In the evening guests will meet for a welcome apéritif followed by dinner at Mt Lofty House's two-hatted fine dining restaurant, The Veranda.
Drive Day One
Sunday will be a warm-up cruise through the twisty roads of the Adelaide Hills, following sections of the Classic Adelaide rally. Along the way the group will stop for lunch at a renowned winery. In the early afternoon you'll return to the hotel where you'll enjoy a signature wine tasting of Hardy's special vintages, followed by a relaxed dinner in the garden.
The Bend | Wine Tour
Today the group will take an early cruise out to Tailem Bend. Guests joining us at The Bend have the choice to join a track day using their own car, or opt for an experience day using the circuit's vehicles. Guests who would prefer to enjoy a day away from the tarmac can instead opt for tastings at a series of renowned vineyards in the Adelaide Hills regions, including lunch. In the evening the group will convene for a private dinner at The Bend's motoring museum. Here you can chat about the day's exploits while surrounded by renowned automotive history.
Second Drive Day
Your second drive day from Adelaide to Melbourne will take the group on the coastal route that follows alongside the magnificent Coorong National Park. Your accommodation that evening is a boutique property comprised of suites set amongst five acres of carefully manicured English style gardens. In the evening the group will enjoy a relaxed BBQ dinner hosted by the hotel's award-winning restaurant.
Third Drive Day
On Wednesday your tour to the F1 Melbourne Grand Prix cuts inland through a series of national and state parks. Over the course of the day, the convoy will leave behind the sandy coastline for a quintessential Aussie bushland backdrop. That evening you will stay at the iconic Lake House property on Lake Daylesford. Home to a hatted restaurant, that evening you will enjoy a selection of signature dishes created by Executive Chef Alla Wolf Tasker and Head Chef David Green.
Fourth Drive Day
Thursday will be your final day of this Melbourne F1 Grand Prix Grand Tour. The day's route will take you east into the Yarra Ranges on a series of fantastic driving roads. After a final lunch, those joining us for the Grand Prix will arrive into Melbourne, having enjoyed an incredible week touring from Adelaide. Opt to stay at our suggested hotel, or to choose your own accommodation.
Optional Weekend: F1 Australian Grand Prix Hospitality
For those who have opted to join us at the F1 Australian Grand Prix, you can enjoy the free practice sessions and your first taste of our hospitality suite for the weekend.
Australian F1: Qualifying
Take in qualifying for the first Grand Prix of the F1 season at Albert Park in Melbourne. From our hospitality suite you'll enjoy a prime viewing location along with premium catering and an open bar. Today we also suggest using the suite as a base while you explore the grounds and catch up with friends.
Australian F1: Grand Prix
Sunday is race day. The F1 Australian Grand Prix is always one of the most exciting races of the season as teams return to the grid and new drivers get behind the wheel for the first time in a real race setting.
Farewell + Departures
Today you can enjoy a sleep-in after the excitement of the F1 Grand Prix and a leisurely start to the day before onward travel plans from Melbourne.
Conclusion & Departure
Enjoy a sleep-in and a leisurely breakfast. Check-out from the hotel is Midday. From here the day is yours before transfers and onward travel plans.
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