Rev your engines, car lovers. The F1 Australian Grand Prix 2022 is taking place between 7 April – 10 April in Melbourne’s Albert Park.
Thursday April 7 the promotional events, paddock activities, and driver press conferences begin.
On Friday 8, practice events commence. Saturday has more practice and qualifying events.
Then Sunday April 10 is Race Day.
Where to eat in Melbourne
Refuelling in Melbourne has never been easier or safer. Restaurant and cafe owners have transformed their businesses into covid safe operations and are ready to feed you during your pit stops around the city. Wander up and down Victoria Avenue in Albert Park for a range of different cuisines. Scarpetta’s Cucina offers quality Italian meals, Misuzu’s has an interesting menu of Japanese delicacies and Atta presents modern Indian classics with a twist.
Alternatively, head into the CBD and book a table at Farmer’s Daughter where you can sample the food of Gippsland and even pop up to their rooftop bar for an incredible gin spritzer cocktail or two in the afternoon or early evening. Taxi Kitchen, in Federation Square, has modern Australian fare like spanner crab and bonito on toast, Shark Bay scallops and Western Plains roast pork, with amazing views over the river and the city.
Get beyond the city limits
Join our small group tours for a fun day out exploring some of Victoria’s amazing natural wonders, fine food and spectacular views. From the ocean to the mountains, there’s something to suit everyone.
Our In and Around Melbourne tour will show you the highlights of Melbourne. See the famous landmarks, the iconic Brighton beach bathing boxes and the historic Williamstown buildings and pier.
If you’re not really into cars but you’ve come along for the ride, let us take you out for some retail therapy on the Chadstone Shopping Experience. Australia’s largest shopping centre has over 500 stores, including premium and designer brands and it will certainly take your mind off the rev heads at the track.
Head out of town for the day
If you want to experience a little more of Victoria, the Bellarine Peninsula is fabulous for its cool climate wines. Our Bellarine Peninsula Food and Wine tour offers a few tastes of the gourmet produce of the region and a visit to the seaside town of Portarlington, famous for its mussels.
The Mornington Peninsula is also a well known region for day trippers. There are markets and farm gates to stop at for fresh produce, dozens of wineries ranging from high end five star properties like Jackalope to more casual eateries with tasting rooms like Montalto. Visit seaside towns, enjoy great views and have a refreshing day out with our Mornington Peninsula and Around the Bay tour.
Popular with drivers, the Great Ocean Road is one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Book a seat on our One Day Great Ocean Road tour and you can see for yourself what all the fuss is about. Spectacular views from every vantage point will blow you away. Head inland for some time in the bush and stop along the way at some gorgeous beaches.
One of Victoria’s greatest drawcards is the penguin parade at Phillip Island. Made even more famous during the pandemic lockdowns due the nightly live feed set up by park rangers, these little fairy penguins are way cuter in real life. Get a seat on our Phillip Island Penguin Parade tour for the experience of a lifetime.
If you have a particular destination in mind, speak to us about creating your own itinerary and chartering one of our buses for your private use. Your group’s options are only limited by your imagination!
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