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Woolamai & District Racing Club

Enjoy the friendly relaxed picnic atmosphere under the shade of the lovely old elm trees. Picnic Racing at its Best.

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Nov 29 Sat

Woolamai's Christmas Meeting

Sat 29 Nov 2014 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

Experience the friendly picnic atmosphere under the lovely old elm trees and enjoy  the views of the surrounding picturesque countryside.

Jan 01 Thu

Woolamai New Year Meeting

Thu 01 Jan 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

Enjoy your holiday break with a relaxing day at the Woolamai Picnic Races.

Jan 17 Sat

Woolamai January Meeting

Sat 17 Jan 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

A friendly, relaxed picnic atmosphere. Its a great day out that the whole family can enjoy.

Feb 07 Sat

Woolamai Cup

Sat 07 Feb 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

Alex Scott & Staff Woolamai Cup 

Feb 21 Sat

Woolamai February Meeting

Sat 21 Feb 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

A friendly, relaxed picnic atmosphere. A great day out that the whole family can enjoy.

Mar 14 Sat

Woolamai March Meeting

Sat 14 Mar 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

Our last race meeting for the season ....always a great day out. 

NEED MORE INFORMATION? CALL COUNTRY RACING CUSTOMER SERVICE ON 1300 139 402

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:

 www.visitbasscoast.com

Woolamai & District Racing Club

Phone: 0418 577 330

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