Rally fans to access every stage of Rally Australia
Coates Hire Rally Australia has gone all-out to ensure spectators will get the best possible viewing of this year’s World Rally Championship event when it takes place in and around the Coffs Coast in northern NSW from 12-15 September.
On offer is a wide choice of tickets for 30 locations on the 22 competitive stages over three days and nights.
In the coming weeks organisers will publish a comprehensive Spectator Guide, which will provide photographs and map directions, plus GPS coordinates for navigational devices, smartphones and tablets.
A more compact course and major expansion of spectating options, including the city-based, nightly Armor All Super Special Stage and the all-new Flooded Gum Rally Village on the final day, have been designed to appeal to everyone from dedicated rally fans to families.
The central focus will be the Rally Hub just one block from the centre of Coffs Harbour. It will combine the Armor All Super Special Stage, Service Park and merchandise and food outlets.
“Enthusiast” tickets will provide full facilities, while lower-priced “Community” tickets are expected to appeal to dedicated enthusiasts willing to drive or walk extra distance.
The $15 ticket buys adult general admission to all “Community” spectator points on any day. For the best access fans are encouraged to buy an Event Super Pass, which will admit holders to all locations from Thursday to Sunday. The pass will cost $175, or $195 with grandstand seating at the Armor All Super Special Stage.
Spectating highlights will include the event’s longest stage, the 50km Nambucca I and II on Saturday, and, on Sunday, the Flooded Gum Rally Village and Power Stage.
Flooded Gum will allow extended viewing of the rally cars from three different aspects, while providing commentary, food and drink outlets, corporate hospitality facilities and toilets.
Four spectator points, including a water splash at Shipmans Rd, will cover the rally closing Power Stage, a challenging 29km test that could decide the overall result.