National Rally 2019 – Noosa, Queensland: Sunday, 28 April to Sunday, 5 May 2019 with a four-day add-on tour to Mt Tamborine and Byron Bay
April 28 - May 4
It is not long to go before we will be meeting in Noosa for the BOCA 2019 National Rally from Sunday, 28 April to Sunday, 5 May with a four-day add-on tour for those joining the extension into the south of Queensland and then New South Wales, taking in the beautiful hinterland from Mt Tamborine down to Ballina.
We have a wonderful week planned and the organisers are looking forward to showcasing beautiful Noosa and surrounds. The plan is for a fun and relaxing week, including two and a half, not so long, drive days.
Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island, is an absolute must! We will be driving on pristine beaches for miles (not in our Bristols), crossing from the mainland on a barge onto the island to take in sights such as the amazing Lake McKenzie, where the girls can wash their diamonds in mica sand and dive into the deepest blue clear water. We will cross Eli Creek, visit Happy Valley and Central Station, and maybe spot dingoes, all in the comfort of purpose-built 4-wheel drive buses. What a fun day it will be!
Two dinners are planned: one at the boathouse, a beautiful floating restaurant, built on a barge that was used at the Sydney Olympics. We will have drinks on the upper deck at 5.00pm then dinner and a dance below overlooking the Noosa River.
We have special permits in place for our Bristols to be parked in the Woods at the end of Hastings Street on Monday, 29 April. This will be a mini Bristol Show. Enjoy a casual Hastings Street stroll and lunch at leisure and visit the beach and National Park, hopefully spotting a koala.
Our drive days will not be too far or too onerous, a maximum of five hours including stops. We will incorporate a visit to the Bristol Beaufort to see how much closer to completion this mammoth task is since our visit ten years ago.
Day 1, Sunday, 28 April - Registration and welcome refreshments from 5.00pm
Day 2, Monday, 29 April - Noosa Discovery - Static Bristol car display at Noosa Woods from 10.00am to 2.00pm. 2.00pm departure via Laguna Lookout - afternoon free - sunset drinks and welcome dinner
Day 3, Tuesday, 30 April - Touring day - north to Kin Kin and Hell Town Hot Rods
Day 4, Wednesday, 1 May - Fraser Island 4WD tour
Day 5, Thursday, 2 May - Touring day - south to Mary Cairncross Park and lunch at the Sandstone Hotel - afternoon visit to the Bristol Beaufort
Day 6, Friday, 3 May - Hinterland touring morning, finishing at the Ginger Factory at Yandina for morning tea
Day 7, Saturday, 4 May - Free day to visit Eumundi Markets - Farewell evening dinner
Following the Rally, an add-on optional tour south to Byron Bay and Ballina via Mt Tamborine will commence on Sunday, 5 May
If you are interested in attending please contact Rob and Marilyn van Wegen or Susan and Kevin Bowe.
Robert and Marilyn van Wegen: 0414 547469
Sue and Kevin Bowe