Friday Spectators Guide (2018)

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Flooded Gums Spectator Point

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WHERE:

Cnr Sherwood Forest Rd, Bucca

DISTANT FROM START:

1.30km

FIRST WRC CAR DUE:

8:04am (morning) | 12:32pm (afternoon)

LAST CAR DUE:

10:32am (morning) | 15:01pm (afternoon)

STAGES

1 and 4

LATITUDE-LONGITUDE:

-30 8.195   153 6.331

PARKING

Spectator car park parking available. NOT available Sunday for rally village

MEDIA

Media parking available

FOOD-DRINK

Yes

TOILETS

Yes

MEDICAL

St John’s Ambulance

COMMENTARY

Yes

NOTE

All times were correct at date of posting but are subject to change.

 

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Part of Forest NSW network of roads, our Flooded Gums spectator point shows rally cars at close to full speed around a fast-left sweeper, across the water splash and then up the straight. Located deep in the Wedding Bells State Forest, Flooded Gums is a great spectator point to get the feel for high speed WRC action and has great side on viewing of the cars on the stage.

 

QUINNY’S COMMENTS

They are into it here for the first time, all the testing is done so who will step up? Have they got the balance right? The left 6 in front of the spectators is flat out before the water crossing. It will be dusty if dry and cars will be at maximum attack! There wont back off for the creek!

RALLY AUSTRALIA PHOTO TIPS

This is a good place to test out your high-speed picture taking capabilities! Use a 80-200mm or more, side on or take a pan shot as the cars go past. For sharper pictures, double your shutter speed of the focal length. So, if you are using a 200mm lens use at least 400th of second.  This is a fast one so use continuous shooting to get the shot.

ACCESSIBILITY

No wheelchair or impaired mobility access due to very rough terrain all through point. Accessible to other disability attendees. Access, it is a long walk from car park

HOW TO GET THERE FROM

Big Banana, Pacific Hwy, Coffs Harbour

TO

Spectator Car Park, Sherwood Forest Road, Bucca (not used on Sunday)

DISTANCE

21kms

TRAVEL TIME

30 minutes under normal conditions (eg. no roadworks or rally traffic)

However allow extra of time for These instructions were correct at the time of planning However, road works could change the route to be taken. Follow the Rally Australia direction signs to the spectator point. Drive safely and to the advised speed limits.

Police enforcement will be present.

GOOGLE MAPS TRIP

https://goo.gl/maps/XSGuJzFJQhQ2

 

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Bushmans Spectator Point

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WHERE:

Cnr Bushmans Range & Coldwater Crk Rds, Lowanna

DISTANCE FROM START:

5.31km

FIRST WRC CAR DUE:

8:47am (morning) | 13:16pm (afternoon)

LAST WRC CAR DUE:

11:47am (morning) | 15:44pm (afternoon)

STAGES

2 and 5

LATITUDE-LONGITUDE:

-30 11.678     152 56.252

PARKING

Parking will be along the roadside leading to the spectator area. Please think of others when parking, and do not block the road

MEDIA

Media parking

FOOD

Yes

TOILETS

Yes

MEDICAL

St John’s Ambulance

COMMENTARY

No

NOTE

All times were correct at date of posting but are subject to change.

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On the edge of Nana Creek forest, Bushman’s is a fantastic spot to see the cars enter and exit some high-speed corners. The cars follow the powerlines up the fast forestry roads where they climb to the top of the ridge.

 

QUINNY’S COMMENTS

Another high speed test for the WRC boys! You can hear them from the start and on this road we use the power lines to help remember where our braking points are. FL and FR are the go and 6th gear! If its dry the dust can linger here a bit. It’s a bit like Portugal here!

RALLY AUSTRALIA PHOTO TIPS

The classic curve in front shot. Be creative and tilt the camera to accentuate the curve of the road. You can try medium to long focal length lenses here. The longer focal length will compress the depth of field here so make sure you use at least f8 to avoid focus issues. Remember to back up your pictures each day. Got a good one? Post it on Facebook or Instagram@ #rallyaustralia @rallyaustralia

ACCESSIBILITY

No wheelchair or impaired mobility access due to banks on side of roads to access point. Accessible to other disability attendees.

HOW TO GET THERE FROM

City Centre, Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour

TO

Bushmans Range Rd, Lowanna NSW

DISTANCE

21kms

TRAVEL TIME

50 Minutes under normal conditions (eg. no roadworks or rally traffic)

These instructions were correct at the time of planning. However, road works could change the route to be taken. Follow the Rally Australia direction signs to the spectator point. Drive safely and to the advised speed limits.

Police enforcement will be present.

GOOGLE MAPS TRIP

https://goo.gl/maps/pzkQPnQ9w8S2

 

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Destination NSW Super Special Stage

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WHERE:

Coffs Harbour Jetty

TICKETS:

Online at www.rallyaustralia.com.au or at ticket booths at the entrance.

DISTANCE FROM START:

0km

GATES OPEN

14:00pm (afternoon)

FIRST CAR DUE:

16:00pm (afternoon)

LAST CAR DUE:

19:30pm (afternoon)

WRC TOP 10:

18:00pm

STAGES

7 and 8

LATITUDE-LONGITUDE:

-30 18.687     153 8.495

PARKING

Spectator car park parking available

MEDIA

Media parking

FOOD-DRINK

Yes, multiple outlets

TOILETS

Yes

MEDICAL

St John’s Ambulance

GRANDSTAND SEATING

No seat allocation

COMMENTARY

Yes

NOTE

All times were correct at date of posting but are subject to change.

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The Destination NSW Super Special stage is run on one of the most picturesque peninsulas on Australia’s east coast. Run on bitumen, the stage features multiple locations for viewing with the spectacular Coffs Harbour and Ocean as a backdrop. Cars will jump and slide around showcasing the best of the best in World and Australian rallying. A stage not to be missed! Plenty of food and drinks available. There is a public bar and VIP Corporate facility at the Deep Sea Fishing Club. Merchandise on sale.

QUINNY’S COMMENTS

“You can win or lose here. On tarmac the WRC cars slide around a lot on their gravel spec tyres and its made harder with the wind blowing sand on to the stage up the back near the jump. No problem, just back it in! I get plenty of cheers here so come on cheer on the best! All the locals are welcome so bring the kids down and show them the best drivers in the world.

 

RALLY AUSTRALIA EXPERT PHOTO TIPS

The Destination NSW Super Special Stage is fantastic to get those shots with people in the background. This is best done one the northern side of the bridge. Pan shots work well at this location and its great if you can get some water in the background too. Its crowded so pick your spot early. The setting sun should be behind you for great shots and choose a fast shutter speed to avoid blurry shots. Wide angle lenses here will show the atmosphere.

ACCESSIBILITY

Accessible point, on grass, parking reserved, with amenities and raised viewing area for wheelchairs next to grandstand.

HOW TO GET THERE FROM

Rally Australia Service Park, Stadium Dr, Coffs Harbour

TO

Destination NSW Super Special Stage – Jordan Esplanade, Coffs Harbour

DISTANCE

6kms

TRAVEL TIME

10 mins under normal conditions (eg. no roadworks or rally traffic)

However allow extra of time for travel as road use in the area will be heavy.

These instructions were correct at the time of planning. However, road works could change the route to be taken. Follow the Rally Australia direction signs to the spectator point. Drive safely and to the advised speed limits.

Police enforcement will be present.

Expect large crowds so give yourself and the family plenty of time to get to the best location

GOOGLE MAPS TRIP

https://goo.gl/maps/pEjqvgHE3ap

 

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Flooded Gums Spectator Point

Details

WHERE:

Cnr Sherwood Forest Rd, Bucca

DISTANT FROM START:

1.30km

FIRST WRC CAR DUE:

8:04am (morning) | 12:32pm (afternoon)

LAST CAR DUE:

10:32am (morning) | 15:01pm (afternoon)

STAGES

1 and 4

LATITUDE-LONGITUDE:

-30 8.195   153 6.331

Bushmans Spectator Point

Details

WHERE:

Cnr Bushmans Range & Coldwater Crk Rds, Lowanna

DISTANCE FROM START:

5.31km

FIRST WRC CAR DUE:

8:47am (morning) | 13:16pm (afternoon)

LAST WRC CAR DUE:

11:47am (morning) | 15:44pm (afternoon)

STAGES

2 and 5

LATITUDE-LONGITUDE:

-30 11.678     152 56.252

Destination NSW Super Special Stage

Details

WHERE:

Coffs Harbour Jetty

TICKETS:

Online at www.rallyaustralia.com.au or at ticket booths at the entrance.

DISTANCE FROM START:

0km

GATES OPEN

14:00pm (afternoon)

FIRST CAR DUE:

16:00pm (afternoon)

LAST CAR DUE:

19:30pm (afternoon)

WRC TOP 10:

18:00pm

STAGES

7 and 8

LATITUDE-LONGITUDE:

-30 18.687     153 8.495

Friday Bus Timetable

Tickets must be purchased via Ticketek. Bus Tickets $30 per day. Adults and Children same price.

Buy Bus Pass
Bus to Flooded Gums Spectator Point – Morning Session Time
Rally Central (Service Park)

Phil Hawthorne Drive Rally Bus Stop is just past the stadium on the same side. There is a Bus Stop sign.

Pickup
6:15am
Woolworths Park Avenue

Use main Bus Stop next to Woolworths Supermarket.

Pickup
6:35am
Park Beach Plaza

Use main Bus Stop next to Yogurtland opposite high rise Car Park.

Pickup
7:00am
Flooded Gums – Spectator Point

First WRC Car 8:04am

Arrive

7:45am

Bus to Rally Central (Service Park) Time
Depart Flooded Gums – Spectator Point 9:00am
Park Beach Plaza

Use main Bus Stop next to Yogurtland opposite high rise Car Park.

 Pickup/Drop 9.45am
Woolworths Park Avenue

Use main Bus Stop next to Woolworths Supermarket.

Pickup/Drop 10.00am
Rally Central (Service Park)

Phil Hawthorne Drive. Rally Bus Stop is just past the stadium on the same side. There is a Bus Stop sign.

 Pickup/Drop 10.15am
Bus to Flooded Gums Spectator Point – Afternoon Session Time
Rally Central (Service Park)

Phil Hawthorne Drive. Rally Bus Stop is just past the stadium on the same side. There is a Bus Stop sign.

Pickup

10.30am

Woolworths Park Avenue

Use main Bus Stop next to Woolworths Supermarket.

Pickup

10.45am

Park Beach Plaza (Drop and Pickup)

Use main Bus Stop next to Yogurtland opposite high rise Car Park.

Pickup

11.00am

Flooded Gums – Spectator Point

First WRC Car 12.33pm

Arrive

11.45am

Bus to Rally Central & Jetty SSS Time
Depart Flooded Gums – Spectator Point 2.00pm
Park Beach Plaza

Use main Bus Stop next to Yogurtland opposite high rise Car Park.

 Pickup/Drop

2.45pm

Woolworths Park Avenue

Use main Bus Stop next to Woolworths Supermarket.

 Pickup/Drop

3.00pm

Rally Central (Service Park)

Phil Hawthorne Drive. Rally Bus Stop is just past the stadium on the same side. There is a Bus Stop sign.

Pickup/Drop

3.15pm

Jetty Super Special Stage

Bus Stop will be at Car Park Entry. See Bus Stop Sign 1st WRC Car 6.00pm

Drop

3.30pm

Bus Pickup from Jetty SSS Time
Jetty Super Special Stage

Bus Stop will be at Car Park Entry. See Bus Stop Sign

Pickup

7.45pm

Park Beach Plaza

Use main Bus Stop next to Yogurtland opposite high rise Car Park.

Drop

8.00pm

Woolworths Park Avenue

Use main Bus Stop next to Woolworths Supermarket

Drop

8.15pm

Rally Central (Service Park)

Phil Hawthorne Drive. Rally Bus Stop is just past the stadium on the same side. There is a Bus Stop sign.

Drop

8.30pm

Spectator Safety

Safety is important to us here at Kennards Hire Rally Australia. View our safety message below.

Transport & Safety

Road Closures

Some stages of the 2018 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.

Spectator Information for Rally Australia | Kennards Hire Rally Australia Spectators with a Disability

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 Accessible Stages page.

Photography & Drones

All spectators are permitted to take photos of the 2018 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.