Monday, 18 May 2015

May 2015 Lilydale - Seymour - Marysville

A dozen MINIs met at Lilydale McDonalds at 7:30am for a 7:45am departure. After a quick Bacon and Egg McMuffin, Cappucino and meeting a few new comers to clubMINI -  we were off!

Event Director Peter Williams providing the clubMINI cruise briefing

From Lilydale, we headed up the Maroondah Highway, turning off towards Yarra Glen.  It was a stunning morning, no wind and not a cloud in the sky. Preparing for a stunning Autumn Day. Although this was short lived, as we snaked our way through the hills, the fog rolled in.

A quick 'unscheduled stop' and photo opportunity

The group then continued to Seymour via Yea and Broadford until we finally reached Seymour for meeting point no. 2

MINI's rolling into the carpark at Seymour

After a rest stop, a quick chat and more MINI shenanigans it was time to head off towards Marysville. The route took us along the amazing Highlands Road, eventually through Alexandra and up over the Lake Eildon Mountain through the National Park. And after some 100 kilometres of twists, turns and wildlife spotting (dead and alive!  eek)  we turned onto the Maroondah Highway for Marysville.  The Marysville Golf and Bowling Club was the chosen destination for lunch.  Stunning setup here, the club sits amongst the Golf Course, with views over looking the greens, lovely meals and wonderful company.

After lunch, the group continued home via the Black Spur at our own leisure. 

Here's some smiles that encapsulate the feeling of clubMINI.

*Photos by Amanda Withey

Massive thank you to Peter Williams for another wonderful event. Stay tuned for our next adventure.  And don't forget to keep an eye on the clubMINI Flickr page here for more pictorial coverage from this event.


  1. Great write-up Amanda - thanks! I especially like the last photo, with portraits through the MINIs. I should point out that we didn't use any dirt roads - the dirt is just a carpark!

  2. Ah yes good point Peter. Was a driveway/car park dirt 'bit' not an actual dirt road. And nobody had to drive along it either.

    Cheers Peter