Go West - Down Under Rally
Oct 01

Go West - Down Under Rally

Start Date
01-Oct-2024 9:00 am
End Date
15-Nov-2024 10:00 am
(UTC+10:00) Australia/Queensland

The Go West Rally is open to all vessels that intend to voyage from the South West Pacific Islands to Australia and arrive in Queensland at the Port of Bundaberg, The Port of Brisbane or The Port of Southport.

The Go West Rally is a destination rally, meaning we do not sail to a schedule; there is no set departure date, and you choose where you depart from. Participants in the Go West Rally are free to sail to Australia from any country and arrive in Queensland at the Port of Bundaberg, The Port of Brisbane or The Port of Southport between the 1st of August & the 15th of November, 2024. 

The Down Under Go West Rally is all about choice! Do everything, do some of it, sail in company or sail alone. It is up to you! No matter your level of involvement, you can still get the benefits and savings associated with being part of the rally. 

Over the last few years we have had over 400 international vessels on our Go West ‘Bundy’ Rally many of whom have since written to us to say how happy they were that they joined the rally, how impressed they were with the rally organisation & communication, and how astonished they were by what they received for their money! 


  • Comprehensive guides covering every aspect of sailing to and arriving in Australia to ensure you meet all your obligations in regard to pre and post-arrival procedures and biosecurity regulations.

  • Discounts and Offers on everything from Antifoul to Zincs, including discounted marina fees and hardstand fees from the Down Under Rally network of trusted rally partner businesses. As a Go West Rally participant, a complimentary Down Under Rally Membership is included in the rally entry fee, entitling you to these offers until the 28th of February 2025. Click here to see the discounts our partner businesses off our members.

  • Bundaberg Welcome Week Events: Those who choose to join the Go West Rally are invited to attend the Down Under Rally Welcome Week in Bundaberg. If you can't make it, that’s okay, but it would be a shame to miss out on all that is on offer during Welcome Week. .

  • Win some great prizes during Welcome Week. 

  • Ongoing support from the Down Under Rally organisers for the entire duration of your stay in Australia.





Date TBA - Go West Rally launch - webinar explaining why you should join us on the Go West Rally and an overview of everything Australia has to offer.

Early October Date TBA - Noumea Info session - Representatives from our host marinas and other Australian cruising experts will be in Noumea to meet the Go West Rally participants with heaps of information to help them prepare for their trip to Australia. 

25 October - 3 November - Bundaberg Milbi Festival - a week-long program of fantastic events, concerts and other activities in Bundaberg.

4 November - Bundaberg Marina - Go West Rally Welcome events including Welcome to Country - a traditional Aboriginal welcome, social events, seminars on coastal cruising in Australia and much more! Full program coming soon.

More details & pricing coming soon - to register your interest, please email Viki - info@islandcruising.nz

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