Cycle Touring Australia - Genoa to Lakes Entrance

Genoa to Cann River

The ride to Cann River was one of the best yet, just under 50km total, it started off hard with a 361m vertical climb to the top of Mt Drummer, then a nice steady downhill for most of the rest of the way, the climb was definitely worth it. Camping here is super cheap too, only $10 for unpowered or $20 for powered. We splurged on a powered site to charge all our gadgets.

We had dinner at the Cann River Hotel, another chicken parma washed down with a couple of apple ciders. One of the best things about cycling is how good it makes food taste! At the end of a long day all the hard work builds up a huge appetite that is beautiful to satisfy.


Cann River to Orbost

Smashed the ride to Orbost! One of our longest rides yet at 78kms, on our fourth day without a break, and we were still feeling fresh at the end of it. Maybe it was the 700km hump (we’d hit 720 for the trip). Whatever it was we felt like we’d finally found our groove and it was good 🙂

We stayed at the Orbost Caravan Park which was $20 for an unpowered site ($25 for powered). We met a couple of fellow cyclists at the camp ground that were on their way to Jindabyne and the Snowy River for a 10 day trip. They’d done quite a bit of cycle touring and had a few pointers for us which was greatly appreciated.


Orbost to Lakes Entrance

After 5 days straight of cycling and 350km we were pumped for our 2 day break in Lakes Entrance. We picked this town for a break because it looked really scenic on the pics we found online and it looked like a decent sized town which we were hanging for after so many small towns, we miss the city!

We stayed at Heyfield Motel for $115/night, it wasn’t the cheapest place in town but the cheaper options all looked (and smelled) a bit stale. The town had a decent amount of shops and restaurants, our favourite restaurant was a cute little Italian place named Pinocchio Inn. The town itself was nice but looked a bit outdated, the main street doesn’t look like it’s been touched since the eighties. Also almost everything closed really early (around 9pm) which was dissapointing, we were hoping for a bit more hussle and bussle. On a positive note though, 90 mile beach is gorgeous and has some stunning views well worth checking out.

Jan 19, 2013