For many years as The "High Country' Odyssey held annually over the Melbourne Cup weekend in November in the small central country town of Mansfield in the High Country region of Victoria which has excellent day rides to the nearby Snow Fields at Mt Buller and the world class wine regions of the King Valley
The annual Odyssey venue changed to Nagambie in 2012 for several years and returned to Mansfield in 2019.
2020 and 2021 were sadly cancelled due to that damn virus
The 2022 Odyssey at Mansfield has been booked for 14 - 16 October at Mansfield Holiday Park
This page retained for its historic significance only. See link for current arrangements
The scenery around Mansfield and this part of Victoria is splendid, the roads have beautiful sweepers and some great twisties. There are views around every corner.
The Melbourne Branch arranged a Gala Dinner on Saturday Night with music, dancing, prizes and a venue where we can enjoy each others company and behave disgracefully!!
Breakfast was served on Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings under the marquee at
the High Country Holiday Park by jolly cooks at a very economical rate. Tea and Coffee were available over the whole weekend for free!!
A Bar was available at the marquee and was open every afternoon. On Sunday a BIG BBQ was served and the Bar remained open until late. Don't worry about the weather, the marque had heaters if it starts to snow!! (not really, but it can feel like it!)
There is a lead ride to Kevington Pub, a short pleasant ride to an old world pub with lots of charm, another to Mt Buller on Monday where the locals have a fantastic Food and Wine Festival and often a third for Saturday if there are enough takers.
The three or four day event is a relaxing, fun filled weekend. You can be as active or as lay back as you please. The Melbourne Branch members are there to treat you like royalty!!!
As there are so many other events on in Mansfield over the Melbourne Cup weekend it is a very good idea to book your accommodation early either at the High Country Holiday Park where breakfast and BBQ are held or at any of the other venues listed on the back of the Registration Form.
Registration is ESSENTIAL and again should be done by September so the committee have time to arrange all the food etc.
The Mansfield Odyssey is an event not to be missed, I'll see you there!!!