We have one base camp for everyone - competitors, marshals and spectators all in the one spot. Caravans, camper trailers and tents are ideal. Flushing toilets and showers will be at camp as well. Very family friendly.
BASE CAMP ACCESS: We have 2wd access to base camp. So bring your caravans, trucks, trailers, etc. (You will need 4wd to access stages but 2wd can get to base camp)
FACILITIES: Flushing Toilets are provided only at base camp. Hot Showers are also provided.
WATER: We have bore and dam water suitable for washing, showers and toilets. We also have a large rainwater tank for drinking water but best to bring your drinking water.
POWER: With no Marquees there is no camp generator. The logistics of running power safely underground to all your camp sites is not possible. Please bring your own power source requirements.
FOOD: You should bring all your food and snacks. We do have a Food Van at base camp and they open early and shut late. Great for an early coffee or late night snack. They are also offering nightly meals and breakies. If you want to arrange something in advance call Darren at BOSS Catering on 0416 775 962 or email him - firstname.lastname@example.org
MARQUEES: No Marquees for the foreseeable future. Having marquees in the past was great and we were are most fortunate for having had Dave Marks and Island Marquees look after us in the past but that business sold and that opportunity is no longer available. We shopped around and the best we could get was a quote for $40,000 (or a $2000 marquee fee from every team) and we had to provide the labor. Can you imagine me saying you cant leave until you pack up your own marquee? So it isn't happening. We might be able to arrange something in future years and will even entertain the idea of buying marquees but for now please be aware there are no marquees. We didnt have marquees in 2017 and it was fine. In fact no one said it was a bad thing at all.
LOCATION: Cobar is in central NSW, almost equally distant from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. Any closer to the big smokes and it becomes farm land so we are right on the gateway to the outback offering natural scrub, long wide sandy creek beds and rocky mountains suited only to goats and off road racing. It is the most convenient outback location possible.