Woolamai & District Racing Club
P. 0418 577 330
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The Woolamai Race Course is in a pretty country setting at the foot of the hills with views over the surrounding farmland. It is a nice easy drive from Melbourne and a wonderful area to stay for the weekend with the coastal resorts on Phillip Island and along the coast to Inverloch, all within a 30 minute drive.
The Public are lucky to have a large shaded area under the lovely old elm trees. Picnic tables are available if you are one of the early arrivals or you can bring a rug and sit on the lawn area.
The children are entertained with 'Pockets the Clown', Jumping Castle and Face Painting, plus it is a great place for them to run around and have some fun
We also have 2 bars and 2 kiosks, run by local sporting and community groups, that sell a wide variety of food and drinks at reasonable prices.
For the punters we have bookmakers, TAB and Sky Channel plus we run a 'punters club' each meeting.
There are usually six races, the first of which is run between about 1pm and 1.30pm. The last race is usually around 4.30pm to 4.45pm.
The gates open at 11am and you are welcome anytime after that. We have free parking for both cars and buses.
Come along and enjoy the relaxed, friendly atmosphere of our Picnic race days.
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION:
RACE COURSE ADDRESS: Trew Road, Woolamai
DISTANCE FROM MELBOURNE: Approximately 120 kms or 1.45 hours from the centre of Melbourne. Please don't confuse us with Woolamai on Phillip Island ...... we are on the mainland. Follow the Monash Freeway to Pakenham ....take the Koo Wee Rup turn off ....drive through Koo Wee Rup to the South Gippsland Highway...head for Phillip Island on the Bass Highway. When you reach Bass you will see blue 'Race Course' signs turning to the left. Follow the signs and they will take you to the race course set at the foot of the Bass hills.
TRANSPORT: Sorry but there is no public transport that goes past the race course.
However if you live or are staying in the local area we do have buses that run on race days. The buses pickup from Cowes, Newhaven & San Remo and from Inverloch, Cape Paterson, Wonthaggi, Dalyston & Kilcunda. You will need to make a booking prior to the day.
Cowes route: 03 5952 2500
Inverloch route: 0407 343 930
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Woolamai is situated in a very picturesque part of Victoria. We have the surrounding hills with breathtaking views over Bass Strait and Westerport Bay. We also have Phillip Island within 15 -20 minute drive with its popular beaches and tourist attractions including the koalas and penguins. The lovely beach resorts of San Remo, Kilcunda, Cape Paterson and Inverloch are all within 30 minutes of the race course. Wonthaggi has a large shopping centre and the State Coal Mine Heritage Centre is worth a visit. There is also an abundance of restaurants in all areas that cater for all tastes.
ACCOMMODATION: There is a huge variety of accommodation from B&B's dotted amongst the hills to motels, holiday homes/units and caravan parks in the coastal resorts.
For accommodation information:
WOOLAMAI & DISTRICT RACING CLUB
Phone: 03 5678 7585 or 0418 577 330
Woolamai & District Racing Club
Phone: 0418 577 330