Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

The 45-minute guided tour of the grand prix circuit is a unique opportunity to see what happens  behind the scenes of a motor race. Your little (and big) petrol-heads’ eyes will light up with excitement when they breathe in the fumes of pit lane, see all the equipment laid out, and imagine themselves part  of the frenzy. They even get a chance to stand on the winners’ podium. The adrenaline rush continues  with the chance to speed around a replica circuit on a go-kart, race cars on the giant slot-car track, or  pick their dream cars and bikes in the History of Motorsport display.

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Contact details

Back Beach Rd, Phillip Island; (03) 5952 9400

Entry by guided tour only

Fabulous Facts

Australian motor sports were born on Phillip Island. The very first Australian Grand Prix was held  there in 1928. The circuit was a rough dirt track – cars hurtled up and down over hills, the drivers  barely able to see through clouds of dust. In the History of Motorsport display, you can see an Austin  7 that raced in that event. Nowadays, the Grand Prix Circuit is a smooth, purpose-built track used for  racing both cars and motorbikes. The early track still exists and is signposted off Ventnor Beach Road.

Insider Tips

■ Guided tours are conducted twice a day but are not available when the circuit is in use. Make sure  you book ahead.

■ Go-kart drivers must be 10 years old (and 148 centimetres tall) to drive solo, but younger siblings  (minimum age 5 years) can take a ride with mum or dad. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and  have covered shoulders.

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