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Where’s Wowan Rally – QRC

May 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

In May, it’s motor mayhem as town numbers swell for Round 2 of the Queensland Rally Championship – the Where’s Wowan Rally.

At speeds of 200 km per hour, more than 30 competitors thrash and bash their way over 150 km of dirt road in a gruelling test of endurance and skill.

The rally kicks off on the Friday night with a pre-event do at the Commercial Hotel.

At 10 o’clock next morning, everyone is back at the pub for the business end of things. A brief ceremony to start the day’s proceedings sees teams at the ready and spectators on the hop to take up the best vantage points along the rally course.

With Wowan considered the best performance track in the comp, rivals Ian Menzies and Wayne Menzies (not related) are the ones to watch. But if you always back the underdog, watch out for Darren Baker. He’s hoping to cross the line this year after a string of bad luck.

No matter what happens on the track, after the has dust settled all the action moves to Wowan Showgrounds, where spectators can back slap their heroes and celebrate well into the night with live music and entertainment.

Keep an eye on the Queensland Rally Championship official facebook page for updates.


Where’s Wowan Rally
14 May, 2016
9:00am until 5:00pm followed by live entertainment
Wowan Showgrounds, Wowan

Can I camp near to the Wowan Rally action?

Camp sites are available Wowan Showground and there is a commercial caravan park in the town. There’s also free camping at Lake Victoria and on the Don River at Dumpy Creek.

Close-by attractions

  • Freshwater fishing the Dee and Don rivers. You’re sure to catch some beauties! The Don offers best fishing at Dumpy Creek
  • Fishing and camping at Lake Victoria
  • Fishing at Lake Pleasant
  • Wowan Museum

Close-by locations

  • Dululu
  • Lake Victoria
  • Lake Pleasant

What other motor/auto events are held in the Banaba Shire?

  • Baralaba Classics by the Dawson Classic Car & Bike Show
  • Biloela Auto Fest
  • Old Wheels in Motion Rally and Swap Meet
  • Theodore Trail Ride



May 6, 2017
8:00 am - 10:00 pm


Wowan Showgrounds
Dee River Rd
Wowan, Qld 4702 Australia


Gordon Fischer

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