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Friday Stage Timetable

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Stage NameSpectator Point Details
Pilbara Stage

FRI 1 – BLUEBERRY

Mardells Road, Central Bucca.

Morning session – First car due at 7.43am
Afternoon session – First car due at 11.50am

  • The road to Blueberry is a gravel, access is not good for any lowered vehicle, need to be able to drive over speed bumps with ease.
  • Parking available in a paddock a short walk 200m from spectator area.
  • Food & drinks available on site
  • Toilets available
  • This site offers viewing of the cars in the first 2km of the rally. You will hear the cars start the stage and come toward you in this open forest area. Car will appear on two crests before arriving at your location, passing the point on a sweeping left bend into a downhill right bend.
Eastbank Stage

FRI 2 – WEIRS

McNamara Rd, Bucca

Morning session – First car due at 8.36am
Afternoon session – First car due at 1.00pm

  • Parking along roadside leading to spectator area.
  • Food & drinks available on site
  • Toilets available
  • This is a classic bush site in the middle of Lower Bucca State Forest. The cars come out of the bush and turn very hard right then disappear back into the bush.
DNSW Super Special Stage

FRI 7 – COFFS HARBOUR JETTY FORSHORE

Jordan Esplanade, Coffs Harbour.

Afternoon session – First car due at 3:57pm, last car due at 7:30pm

  • Parking is available in areas within Jetty precinct and nearby
  • Gates open 2.00pm
  • Food & drinks available on site
  • Grandstand seating available – ‘first in best dressed’, no seat allocation
  • Entertainment will be provided from 4.00pm
  • Merchandise will be available to purchase
  • Toilets available
  • VIP Corporate Facility located Deep Sea Fishing Club
  • Public Bar available Deep Sea Fishing Club
  • Accessible access location
  • This site offers the tight, twisty and possibly treacherous Super Special Stage layout, with jumps, berms, 360* burn outs and speed.

Pilbara Stage

FRI 1 – BLUEBERRY

Mardells Road, Central Bucca.

Morning session – First car due at 7.43am
Afternoon session – First car due at 11.50am

  • The road to Blueberry is a gravel, access is not good for any lowered vehicle, need to be able to drive over speed bumps with ease.
  • Parking available in a paddock a short walk 200m from spectator area.
  • Food & drinks available on site
  • Toilets available
  • This site offers viewing of the cars in the first 2km of the rally. You will hear the cars start the stage and come toward you in this open forest area. Car will appear on two crests before arriving at your location, passing the point on a sweeping left bend into a downhill right bend.

Eastbank Stage

FRI 2 – WEIRS

McNamara Rd, Bucca

Morning session – First car due at 8.36am
Afternoon session – First car due at 1.00pm

  • Parking along roadside leading to spectator area.
  • Food & drinks available on site
  • Toilets available
  • This is a classic bush site in the middle of Lower Bucca State Forest. The cars come out of the bush and turn very hard right then disappear back into the bush.

DNSW Super Special Stage

FRI 7 – COFFS HARBOUR JETTY FORSHORE

Jordan Esplanade, Coffs Harbour.

Afternoon session – First car due at 3:57pm, last car due at 7:30pm

  • Parking is available in areas within Jetty precinct and nearby
  • Gates open 2.00pm
  • Food & drinks available on site
  • Grandstand seating available – ‘first in best dressed’, no seat allocation
  • Entertainment will be provided from 4.00pm
  • Merchandise will be available to purchase
  • Toilets available
  • VIP Corporate Facility located Deep Sea Fishing Club
  • Public Bar available Deep Sea Fishing Club
  • Accessible access location
  • This site offers the tight, twisty and possibly treacherous Super Special Stage layout, with jumps, berms, 360* burn outs and speed.

Friday Bus Timetable

Tickets must be purchased via Ticketek. Bus Tickets $27.50 per day. Adults and Children same price.

Purchase Bus Pass
Location Time
Service Park (Stadium Drive) 6:30am
Woolworths Park Avenue 6:45am
Park Beach Plaza 7:00am
Pilbara Stage 7:30am
Location Time
Pilbara Stage 10:00am
Park Beach Plaza 10:30am
Woolworths Park Avenue 10:45am
Service Park Stadium 11:00am
Location Time
Service Park (Stadium Drive) 11:15am
Jetty SSS 11:30am
Park Beach Plaza 11:45am
Pilbara Stage 12:15pm
Location Time
Pilbara Stage 2:15pm
Park Beach Plaza 2:45am
Woolworths Park Avenue 3:00pm
Service Park Stadium 3:15pm
Location Time
Service Park (Stadium Drive) 3:30pm
Woolworths Park Avenue 3:45pm
Park Beach Plaza 4:00pm
Jetty SSS 4:15pm
Location Time
Jetty SSS 7:30pm
Park Beach Plaza 7:45pm
Woolworths Park Avenue 8:00pm
Service Park (Stadium Drive) 8:15pm

Travel Information

The following properties are working with Rally Australia to provide the best deals and special rates to visitors and competitors in accommodation in Coffs Harbour over the Rally in November 2017.

Make sure you mention that Rally Australia recommended them for your discount at the time of booking.

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Transport & Safety

Road Closures

Some stages of the 2017 Kennards Hire Rally Australia takes place on the commercial roads within Coffs Harbour. It’s important that locals and spectators are aware of the road closures and take caution when commuting in the area.

Disability Access

Kennards Hire Rally Australia aims to be accessible for all of our diverse spectators. For more information on the areas of the event that have dedicated disability access, visit our Disabled Access page.

Photography & Drones

All spectators are permitted to take photos of the 2017 Kennards Hire Rally Australia; however, these photos are for personal use only, and commercial use is prohibited. All drone usage is prohibited in all sections of the Rally.