Course Overview

Stage Profile:


Stage Route Specifics

Looking for a street by street description of the course route? Download  the Mocka below

2018_WHST_Thule Stage 1_Website Mocka


Please note: Times are subject to change
Event Time
Road Closure in River Street 5am-5.30pm
Race Village Opens in River Street  9.30am
Pre Race Entertainment  9.30am-10.30am
National Anthem 10.15am
Race Start 10.30am
Race Loop through River Street
Race Finish 3.15pm
Race Presentations 3.20pm



In 2018 another historical moment will take place in the tour with the inaugural road race stage racing over 123.5 km. Two hill climbs in Warburton and Toolangi is where the yellow jersey leader will stamp their name into history.


The Word from the Race Director

We were planning a true road race stage for this historical race and returning to Healesville offered the perfect course”

“The hill climbs are the focus for riders but they must not relax as both have challenging descents where crucial time can be made up””

Viewing Points & Times

Key viewing points include –
Note – the anticipated viewing times are based on an estimate speed. Be sure to get in position early to see
the riders battle it out.

Township Street Name Anticipated times
Healesville  River Street 9.30am and 2pm
Yarra Glen Bell Street 10.45am and 11.15am
Woori Yallock Warburton HWy 11.50am and 12.15pm
Yarra Junction Warburton Hwy 12pm and 12.15pm
QOM Finish Myers Creek Myers Creek Road (Lookout Point) 1:15pm and 1:45pm
Race Finish Line River Street 3.15pm



Driving from Melbourne

To Healesville: 63 km / 1 hour 5 minutes

Public Transport

Metro Trains to Lilydale Station, then bus from Lilydale stations to Healesville

Road Closures


Road Closure Information


The Jayco Herald Sun Tour aims to minimise the impact on local communities.  However, some road closures will apply.

Residents and business directly impacted by the road closures will receive written notification prior to the event.




2018 Residents Notification Letter Healesville

A road closure will be implemented as follows –


Location:          River St, Healesville

Date:                     Tuesday 30th January

Time:                     5:00 am to 5:30 pm

Details:                 Closed between Church St and Wilson St


Location:              Green St, Healesville

Date:                     Tuesday 30th January

Time:                     5:00 am to 5:30 pm

Details:                 Closed between Maroondah Hwy and River St


Rolling Road Closures

The Jayco Herald Sun Tour operates under a rolling road closure implemented by Victoria Police.  As the race travels along the course the roads will be temporarily closed for the race to pass through safely.

Motorists will be stopped by Victoria Police and asked to pull over to the side of the road until the race passes.  Delays of up to 20 minutes may be experienced.  If travelling on roads used by the race please allow extra time to complete your journey.

Tour Village

Tour Village



Location: River St, Healesville

Times: 9:30am – 2:00pm


Experience the excitement of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour Village.  Activities include –


Village Activities

Please note: Times are subject to change
Event Time
Race Village Opens in River Street  9.30am
Be one of the first 250 children to arrive, and collect a free showbag From 9.30am
Visit the Bicycle Network Super Stop at the Women’s Herald Sun Tour and grab some free post ride snacks PLUS a bonus pair of cycling socks
From 9.30am
Free Kids Activities Tent From 9.30am
Enjoy a BBQ breakfast while watching the riders prepare to race 9.30am-10.30am
Welcome to Country – Wurundjeri Tribe Council – Uncle Perry Wandin 9.30am-10.30am
National Anthem 10.15am
Hear Rider interviews as the teams sign on from 9.30am
Enter the Jayco Camper Competition from 9.30am
Meet the team from Honda and grab a free water from 9.30am




Find out more about the partners that proudly support the Jayco Herald Sun Tour.

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