Free Attractions at Rally Australia
If you don’t want to buy a ticket and head out to the Forest Stages and see the cars literally flying through the air, there are lots of other free options to get your rally fix.
Rally Show & Ceremonial Start
Thursday 4pm – Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshores
World Rally drivers are among the friendliest and most accessible sportsmen you’ll meet and they’ll all be on deck for the traditional Rally Show and Ceremonial Start. Check out all the cars on display, meet the drivers, get selfies and autographs and see the cars drive over the ramp to officially start their weekend journey.
Open 7.00am – 7.00pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Rally Central is the equivalent of racing’s pits is a must-see attraction. Rally Central is packed with action throughout the rally. The World Rally Cars arrive for their midday service one at a time at short intervals, they are allowed 30 minutes before they must leave for the afternoon’s stages. Major team’s setup impressive service bays to repair and replenish cars and drivers during periodic returns from the competition special stages. A service break is virtually a race in its own right – you will see the brilliant WRC mechanics change a clutch, gearbox or entire suspension in mere minutes to keep their crews in the rally. And while the mechanics are wielding the spanners, you might find the drivers and co-drivers coming out to meet you for a friendly chat.