Course Overview

Date Saturday 2 February 2019
Location Cape Schanck to Arthurs Seat
Format Road Race
Total Distance 112.9 km
Start Time Cape Schanck Lighthouse 1:30pm
Estimated Finish Chapman’s Lookout, Arthurs Seat 16.22
Categories Elite Men

Returning to the iconic Arthurs Seat climb for the Queen Stage of the 2019 Jayco Herald Sun Tour, the stage will be set for a battle of the climbers and the potential to decide the tour winner.
In 2016 when the Jayco Herald Sun Tour last visited this iconic location, the riders faced 3 ascents of the climb, however 2019 will see the riders will tackle it a total of 4 times. Starting out of the stunning Cape Schanck and historic lighthouse, the riders will make their way through the undulating terrain of the Mornington Peninsula before hitting the base of the climb for the first time.
The stage then travels three laps of the 16-kilometre circuit including the 3-kilometre climb, before the final ascent to the finish in what will be a climbing showdown not to be missed.

Download the course map and mocka

Course Map – Stage 4

2019_JHST_Men Stage 4 UPDATED Mocka_Turn by Turn


The Word from the Race Director

“The return to Arthurs Seat has been embraced by everyone that has witnessed this climb in previous editions, and for good reason. And if three ascents of the hill gave spectators plenty of viewing opportunities, then racing up it four times makes it arguably the best spectator race of the year. The Mornington Peninsula will be gloriously on show after the peloton roles out from Cape Schanck towards the finishing circuit, and the showdown on Arthurs between the world’s best climbers will create what is an absolute must-see event.”


Stage Profile

Race Schedule

Please note: Times are subject to change
Event Time
Race Start – Cape Schanck Lighthouse 1.30pm
Race Finish – Arthurs Seat Eagle 4.22pm
Race Presentations 4.30pm


Viewing Points

Key viewing points include:

  • Cape Schanck (Start) – Lighthouse Reserve, Cape Schanck Rd: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Balnarring (Sprint #1) – Warrawee Rd: 2:10pm to 2:35pm
  • Arthurs Seat Climb (KOM #1,2 plus Finish) – Arthurs Seat Rd: From 2:50pm

Please Note: The above times are based on an estimated average speed across the whole race. The average speed could be different dependant on a number of factors such as weather, so be sure to not miss out by getting into position early to see the riders race through.

Start Location

Finish Location and Tour Village

Location:          Arthurs Seat Rd, Arthurs Seat

Times:                   12:00pm – 5:00pm

Experience the excitement of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour Village.

Activities include –

Arthurs Seat

  • The Arthurs Seat Eagle – Arthurs Seat Eagle will be operating from 9am until 5pm. Tickets are from $15-$24 return. For more information please head to
  • Family Entertainment
  • Food and Drink available from:

The Caffeinator

Opa greek food

Cripps Family Fish N Chips

Slow Cooked Lamb

Wun Hung Lo Dumpling Co

Plus you can enjoy the cycling from the public bar

  • Rider interviews
  • Sponsor activations & displays
  • Live Screens
  • Live commentary
  • Post-Race Presentations

A free shuttle bus service will be operating from the Dromana Drive-in to get you to the Arthurs Seat Eagle – Base Station with ease. Simply make your way to the Dromana Drive-in, park your car and catch the bus from there.

3 x 24 seater shuttle busses will be running on a continuous loop up to the Arthurs Seat Eagle – Base Station, where you will be able to make your way to the top for the best view in the house, as the champions take on the climb.

Shuttles will be operating between 11.00am and 6.00pm.


Traffic Information

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


Download the traffic notification below:

JHST Traffic notifications

Arthurs Seat

Various road closures will be implemented:


Finish Line

 Location:             Arthurs Seat Rd, Arthurs Seat

Date:                     Saturday 2nd February

Time:                     7:30 am to 8:00 pm

Details:                 Closed between Mornington Peninsula Ramp and Purves Rd



Location:             The Arthurs Seat circuit will take place on Boundary Road, Arthurs Seat Road, and White Hill Road.

Date:                     Saturday 2nd February

Time:                     2:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Local Access:

Along these roads, temporary road closures will be put in place to manage the safety of the race. Vehicle may access the circuit, in race direction only once the race has safely passed and the official final vehicle (tail end vehicle) is identified. Access will be managed by qualified traffic management at each intersection. Once the ‘Police Motorbike’ arrives, the intersection
will be closed as the race passes. Please follow the instructions of Traffic Controller and Event Officials.


No Parking

 No Parking signage to be installed along shoulder of Arthurs Seat Rd between Purves Rd to Main Creek Rd between 00:01 am – 05:00 pm on Saturday 2nd February.


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.


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