International Rally of Whangarei

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18 Special Stages over 277 kilometres on what are widely regarded as the world’s best gravel rally roads await competitors in the 2018 International Rally of Whangarei. The fast cambered roads of the north will host for the twelfth consecutive year the opening round of the 2018 FIA Asia Pacific Rally championship, the six round series also visiting Australia, Malaysia, Japan, China and India.

2018 is the 30th Anniversary of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship and New Zealand is proud to have held a round since the establishment of the championship.

The event is also the second round of the 2018 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship.

4 May - 2018 Official Rally Start & Hella Super Special Stage: Pohe Island, Whangarei – An evening of action from 5.00pm on Friday 4 May for all ages. - 5pm onwards – All rally cars will be on display on the Te Matau ā Pohe Bridge. See the cars up close, meet the drivers, grab an autograph - 6pm – Official opening of the event - 6:15pm – First rally car over the start ramp - 7:13pm – Hella Pohe Island Super Special Stage – All rally competitors will complete two runs around the 1km gravel super special stage under lights. Sweeping corners, hairpin bends, and under the overbridge, providing several prime viewing positions. Live rally commentary, plenty of parking

5 May - South of Pahia and north of Whangarei 6 May - South of Whangarei with the finish at the Quayside Town Basin

Buy your rally tickets at: Rally Headquarters (Ground Floor, Toll Stadium, 51 Okara Drive, Whangarei from Wednesday 2nd May) or Gate Sales available on event. Under 15 kids free.

Friday Hella Pohe Island Day Pass - Adults $20 at the gate (Pre-sales $15). 3 Day Pass $35 at the gate (Pre-sales $30). Sat & Sun Rural Stage Day Pass - Adults $10 (Daily all sales).

Rally NZ International Rally of Whangarei Email - Phone - 09 276 0882

Dates & Times

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More information

LocationNorthland Events Centre, Okara Park, Okara Dr, Whangarei
WebsiteVisit Event Website →
Cost $20.00 Friday Hella Pohe Island Day Pass
$35.00 3 Day Pass
$10.00 Sat & Sun Rural Stage Day Pass Adults
RestrictionsAll Ages

Venue details

AddressOkara Park, Okara Dr
Phone+64 27 477 0094
WebsiteVisit Venue Website →
About this Venue

The Northland Events Centre is Whangarei’s newest multipurpose facility catering for conferences, meetings, dinners, weddings, festivals, concerts and sports events.

This venue used to be called Toll Stadium, but as of July 2018 the venue will be referred to as Northland Events Centre until a new naming rights sponsor is secured.