Two Oceans Tour 2024 - Thursday 10 October to Sunday 20 October

UPDATE #2

Detailed planning is now underway for this year’s Tour with dates and overnight stay locations decided and recommended accommodation blocked out.

It MUST BE NOTED that a lot of the accommodation in the south-west has already been booked out by bus companies for this year’s wild flower season and that hotels, motels and resorts will not hold block bookings for extended periods of time. Several motels would only hold accommodation for 48 hours unless a deposit was paid.

Since we first asked for expressions of interest in attending this year’s tour a number of interested parties from the east coast and from overseas have indicated that they intend flying to Perth and renting or borrowing a car and travelling down to Esperance with local participants on Thursday 10th October.

A number of interested participants from the east coast have indicated that they will be convoying across to Western Australia and plan to converge in Esperance on Friday 11th October.

It is envisaged that a welcome dinner for all participants will be held in Esperance on the Saturday night. This will necessitate those leaving from Perth also arriving in Esperance in time for that dinner.

The proposed timeline is as follows:

Thursday 10th October – leave Perth and overnight in Hyden with the possibility of getting a viewing of the incredible natural geology at Wave Rock.

Friday 11th October –after breakfast, leave Hyden for Esperance with lunch in transit.

Saturday 12th October – A full day in Esperance with time to see places of interest in and around Esperance with a welcome dinner that night for all participants.

Sunday 13th October – Leave Esperance for Bremer Bay picking up points of interest along the way.

Monday 14th October – Leave Bremer Bay for Albany via the Stirling Range National Park and Porongurup Ranges.

Tuesday 15th October – Free time and organised sites to see in Albany.

Wednesday 16th October – Leave Albany for Bridgetown with some interesting forest roads to be driven and site seeing stops along the way.

Thursday 17thth October – Today we drive to Margaret River, via Augusta, taking in the renowned premium wine area of Australia and some great driving roads through the forest. If time permits, we may look at an afternoon wine tour by bus before dinner that night at our lodgings.

Friday 18th October – On our last day of the tour we head back to Perth through some of WA’s best driving country, with morning tea and lunch stops along the way.

 

Saturday 19th October – free day, possibly in Fremantle. Guests from the East coast might consider spending their final days after the tour in Fremantle – say at the Esplanade Hotel?

Sunday 20th October – PASTA RUN may be run on this day. The Fiat Lancia Club of WA will be joining other Italian car clubs on this annual event and would be pleased if guests from the Two Oceans Tour could join with them in this event. After a short morning scenic run, participants meet at a designated restaurant for a pasta lunch.

An informal BBQ type event is proposed for the Sunday night to farewell visitors before their departure for home.

As with previous Two Oceans Tours, it is proposed that the Entry Fee will allow for several dinners and at least one lunch during the tour. These are yet to be arranged and will be advised with our next update.

The journey from Perth to Esperance, for those travelling in that convoy, will be PAYG. Accommodation has been blocked out in Hyden and needs to be booked along with your accommodation at our other tour stops.

SUGGESTED ACCOMODATION

 NOTE: The following accommodation has rooms blocked out under the name FIAT LANCIA CAR CLUB.

Blocked out accommodation will only be held until June 30th in a number of these locations. You must book on or before that date to secure a blocked out room – unless they are booked out before by those who are happier to book sooner than later!

It is recommended to make your booking by telephone so that they are aware that your room is coming out of those being held for the Fiat Lancia Club.

When you make your booking could you please let Rob Rowbottam (pininfarina@fiatlancia.org.au ) know so that he can keep a track of numbers?

HYDEN accommodation

Thursday 10th October:          Wave Rock Hotel         

2 Lynch Street, Hyden WA                                  0429 511 511

ESPERANCE accommodation

Friday 11th &                          There is a choice of several including:

Saturday 12th October:           Comfort Inn Bay of Isles

                                                32 The Esplanade, Esperance WA

                                                08 9071 9000

                                                resevations@comfortinnbayofilies.com.au

 

                                                Hospitality Motel Esperance

                                                44-46 The Esplanade. Esperance WA

                                                08 9071 1999

 

BREMER BAY accommodation

Sunday 13th October:             Bremer Bay Resort

                                                1 Frantom Way, Bremer Bay, WA

                                                08 9837 4133

 

ALBANY accommodation:

Monday 14th &                       Albany Motel 7 Apartments Accommodation

Tuesday 15th October            Cnr Frederick & Spencer Street, Albany WA

                                                Kelly Goldfinch – Manager

                                                Freecall 1800 808 544    PH: 08 9842 7670

                                                www:  albanymotel.com.au  

BRIDGETOWN accommodation

Wednesday 16th October:      Nelsons

                                                38 Hampton Street, Bridgetown WA

                                                PH: 08 9761 1641

                                                www: nelsonsofbridgetown.com.au

 

                                                Bridgetown Valley Lodge – Jeff or Danni on 0401 444 227

(If Nelsons booked out)

16 Phillips Street, Bridgetown, WA

 

MARGARET RIVER accommodation

Thursday 17th October:          Adamson’s Riverside Accommodation & Bridgefield Guest House

                                                71 Bussell Highway

                                                Belinda Parkinson – Manager

                                                PH: 08 9757 2013

                                                www: margaretriverside.com.au

 

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CALLED FOR

In order to give the organizers the confidence that this tour will be well supported and to block out sufficient accommodation along the planned route, it would be appreciated if anyone proposing to attend the tour would send an email with an expression of interest to Rob Rowbottam at pininfarina@fiatlancia.org.au

 

This does not bind you to enter and failure to express an interest at this time does not exclude you from entering when entry forms are released later in May 2024.


PLEASE BLOCK OUT THE ABOVE DATES IN YOUR 2024 CALENDAR.