Competitors from overseas and around Australia will be based at Caloundra’s Oaks Oasis Resort when the International Rally of Queensland returns to the Sunshine Coast on 20-22 June.
The 170-plus room resort also will be the organisational and media headquarters for the rally, one of the region’s biggest annual sporting events.
The International Rally of Queensland brings to the Sunshine Coast, 100 kms north of Brisbane, the fastest drivers in the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship, East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship and supporting rally categories.
It attracts thousands of visitors and team members and enjoys dedicated television coverage in around 120 countries.
Event Director Paul Woodward said he was delighted the International Rally of Queensland was returning to Oaks Oasis for another year.
“Oaks Oasis is an annual home away from home for us and through our partnership over many years has become well known to rally teams from as far afield as Europe, India, Asia and the Pacific,” Mr Woodward said.
“It perfectly suits the needs of a large, complex event such as ours, with a range of different accommodation rooms for groups and individuals, all with wireless internet access, complimentary on-site parking, Reflections Restaurant and Bar, conference facilities and a garden setting complete with a lagoon and swimming pool.
“Teams returning this year also will find freshly-refurbished guest rooms and a new water play park, where they and their families can relax after a day’s hot competition.
“Finally, Oaks Oasis is ideally located. It’s close to the main north highway and access to the hinterland competition stages, while Caloundra itself offers everything a visitor needs, from beaches to restaurants to great shopping.”
Oaks Oasis General Manager Greg Guilford welcomed the rally back for another year.
“The International Rally of Queensland, with drivers and crews from up to a dozen countries plus Australia, exciting cars and lots of media attention, brings a special buzz to the Oaks Oasis Resort,” Mr Guilford said.
“It also brings to the region and individual tourism operators like us valuable direct economic benefit, plus worldwide media exposure we could not achieve any other way.
“We look forward to welcoming back the rally teams and their supporters.”
The resort’s Reflections Restaurant and Bar will host a rally after-party open to the public on Sunday night 22 June.
Accommodation can be booked on the Oaks Oasis Resort website, www.oakshotelsresorts.com.au/oaks-oasis.
The International Rally of Queensland is supported through Tourism and Events Queensland’s Regional Development Program as part of a growing calendar of events across the State.
The International Rally of Queensland also is supported by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.