Castlemaine After tour – Week 1 & 2

A Tour of the Western Districts Specially Designed for Lancisti

We are planning a tour of the volcanoes and beautiful lakes of the Western Districts of Victoria which will include visits to a couple of fine homes and gardens, a car museum and lunch at the Royal Mail in Dunkeld, among many other excitements. This will run in the week following the Castlemaine rally, from Monday 23rd October to Sunday 29th.It will start in Castlemaine on Monday morning with a drive south and an overnight stay in Camperdown, before moving on to the coastal city of Warrnambool for two nights, then north to Dunkeld for lunch in one of Victoria’s great country restaurants and from there to the regional capital of Hamilton, returning to Melbourne on Sunday.   For those interested the tour will be extended for a further 3 days to the famous Coonawarra wine district and on to the Blue lake near Mt Gambier.

The driving will not be onerous, probably no more than 250 kms per day.

We hope to have a guide with us around the volcanic areas near Camperdown and one also for some important aboriginal sites near Hamilton.

Numbers will be limited to 40 people on a first come, first served basis.

Please make sure you have an entry fee for each person in your car, once you have incremented the quantity on the Entry Fee line to that number, click “Add to Cart” then continue down the page. For each ‘Event’ you must select the total number of persons attending that event and then click ‘Add to Cart’ before you go onto the next event. Once you have successfully added all events then click ‘View Cart’ to go to the next page where you will be able to review and then edit or remove as necessary before you commit.

Week 1 Tour

Week 1-Monday 23-After Tour Entry Fee Incl. Dinner

Monday 23 October : Dinner and introductory talk at Camperdown Golf Course. Price included in Tour Entry Fee


Sold Out

Week 1-Tuesday 24 October:Morning Tea-Wurrong

Tuesday 24 October: Morning tea at ‘Wurrong’. Free but please include number of party for catering


Sold Out

Week 1-Thursday 26 October: Lunch Royal Mail Hotel

Thursday 26 October: Lunch at renowned Royal Mail Hotel (+ drinks to own account)


3 Available

Week 1-Friday 27 October: Lunch at Tae Rak

Friday 27 October: Lunch at aboriginal site Tae Rak. Pay on the day but please advise number of your party so that we can book accordingly.



Sold Out

Week 1-Saturday 28 October: BBQ Lunch at Wannan

Saturday 28 October: BBQ Lunch at Wannan Reserve


Sold Out

Week 1-Saturday 28 October: Dinner Hamilton Club

Saturday 28 October: Dinner; farewell to week one at Hamilton Club (Drinks to own account)


3 Available

Week 2 Tour

Week 2-After Tour Sunday 29 October: Morning Tea at Worrock

Sunday 29 October: Morning tea at stately homestead ‘Worrock’ $25pp including entry fee


Sold Out

Week 2-After Tour Monday 30 October: Lunch Hollick Winery

Monday 30 October: Lunch at Hollick Winery $82pp (+drinks). Because of seat limitation for those who miss out alternatives will be suggested on a PAYG basis


6 Available

Week 2-After Tour Tuesday 31 October: Farewell Dinner "The Barn"

Tuesday 31 October: Farewell dinner at ‘The Barn’ $85pp (+ drinks)


5 Available

Accommodation options

Castlemaine Post Rally Tour Accommodation

Please book your own accommodation.  Please quote ‘Lancia car Club’ when booking as we have reserved rooms under this name.  Otherwise feel free to book this or other accommodation via websites, eg  The rates are as quoted when we reserved the rooms but may vary slightly.

Monday 23 October (Camperdown 1 night)

The Camperdown Mill 

Reception 0436655 544

Various sizes and grades of rooms $150 to $175 per room (7 doubles, 4 x 4 and 2 x 6, $260 for 6) or independent cottages

Manifold Motor Inn

T (03) 55932666


(10 rooms)

$145 per room

Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 October (Warrnambool 2 nights)

The Mid City Motel

T (03)55623866

 (20 rooms)

Breakfast available but need to book

$175 double, twin $190

Thursday 26 October to Saturday 28 October (Hamilton 3 nights)

Goldsmith Hotel

T (03)55724347  email

(10 rooms)

Breakfast available

($150 to $190 townhouse 2 doubles)

Comfort Inn Botanical Motel Hamilton

T 0355721855

(15 rooms)

Breakfast available


Sunday 29 October (Penola 1 night)

Alexander Cameron Suites

T 1800 217 011 or 08 8737 2200

$175-$205 per room

Monday 30 October, Tuesday 31 October Mt Gambier (2 nights)

Commodore Motel

T (08) 8724 6400

(15 rooms)

Breakfast available

$165-$225 per room

The Barn

T 08 8726 9999

 (10 rooms

Variety of accommodation up to 4 bed house

$155 to $260