Down Under Rally
As November becomes near, we anticipate the arrival of the Down Under Cruisers Rally – Go West ‘Bundy Rally for 2018!!
This year is will be the biggest year yet for the rally, with 44 yachts having already registered and more being received each day ! Rally organiser John Hembrow is tipping that as many as 55 yachts will join the rally this year!
The majority of vessels participating in the rally are international cruising yachts and may will be visiting Australia for the first time and Bundy will be their first taste of ‘good ol Aussie hospitality’
Last year, the Bundaberg Port Marina and the Bundaberg & North Burnett region were lucky enough to be a part of something truly spectacular. Participants created friends and memories that will last a life time, all thanks to the DUR.
During the RALLY welcome week, guests got to enjoy a range of activities which allow participants to explore the area with other DUR members. See the Welcome Week events calendar below. With endless fun and laughs to be had, it is an event not to be missed!
The ongoing support from many businesses across Australia has allowed for some awesome prizes to be won (which are listed in the image below). Like they said “You gotta be in it to win it”!!!
The 2017 Down Under Rally was a major highlight for the year at the Bundaberg Port Marina, and we expect that this year will be no different.
Help us make this years DUR an amazing experience for all involved by dropping by the marina and saying G`day Mate to a few of the rally participants.
Looking forward to seeing you in November!
For more info about the Down Under Rally go to http://www.downunderrally.com
Bring on the 2017 Down Under Rally!
In 2016, the Bundaberg Port Marina became the marina partner of the Down Under Cruisers Rally, working together to create a spectacular journey for sailors from across the globe. We took part in the ‘Go West’ destination rally experience, which had participants travelling from Vanuatu and other areas of the Pacific to Australia, and became the port of entry for these international visitors.
During the weeks of October and November, we greeted 40+ Australian and International sailing boats with welcoming arms. Following on from the arrival of all expected participants, the Down Under Rally commenced its ‘Welcome Week’. During this time, guests got to experience a variety of activities, which aimed to showcase some of the Aussie culture and of course, have lots of fun! Ranging from mud crab races, backyard cricket, and encounters with the Australian wildlife, to yoga sessions, cruising seminars and barbecues, the participants of this event made lifelong friends and memories, all thanks to the Down Under Rally.
Due to the extreme success in 2016, we are thrilled to be a part of such an exciting and one of kind adventure again this year, and encourage all to consider embarking on such a journey! We promise you won’t regret it! If you’re interested in learning more about the Rally, follow the link below, and like ‘Down Under Rally’ on Facebook for regular updates!