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: Formal catering arrangements are yet to be confirmed and announced. Safe to say at this stage you should bring food, drinks and snacks.
We also have Food Van sponsor - Will is donating a $2000 Debit Card as a prize and he's bringing his Food Van (pictured here) He will be serving take away food, coffee and cold drinks (non alcoholic) from breakfast to late at night. Nothing beats a real coffee and a bacon and egg roll to start the day or a feed of dimmies after rebuilding a diff late at night.
Will is open for business on the Friday 5th Apr through to Friday night 13th Apr. Bring some cash to pay these guys as EFTPOS could be hard to have on site.
The presentation will be at base camp on Friday night as there are no facilities in Cobar large enough to accommodate all of us. The event is not providing meals. Will's Food Van will be open.
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 didnt have marquees in 2017 and it was fine. In fact no one said it was a bad thing at all. Teams were able to set up their own camp areas with the people they wanted to share their areas with and have their own camp fires etc. It worked a treat.
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.
Camp is situated at the Mt Gap Shearing Shed at the very far end of the Mt Gap Rd, a 50 klm gravel road. The Mt Gap Rd is 53klm west of Cobar on the Barrier Hwy. Allow 90 minutes each way to and from Cobar.