The annual Fraser Coast Mini-MotorTrail is a 1-day tag-a-long tour loosely modeled on the format of the 10-day Just4Kids Motortrail, for which we are raising funds.
Register to be part of the day, and we will take you over a variety of roads and tracks for a tour of our region - well, some of it anyway.
You will be given a set of route instructions that will guide you through a number of legs and deliver you to interesting locations and challenging ... well, challenges.
Along the way, your observational skills will be tested via a series of questions, with responses to be submitted at the stops as you go. You may even win a prize or two!
The roads travelled do include dirt and gravel. A 4wd vehicle will make the trip a bit more comfortable, but a low-range gearbox will not be required.
Note: This event is not a rally, and it is not a race. The Fraser Coast Mini-Motortrail is a casual, fun day out while doing some local touring. Please drive accordingly, with due care to other road users.
Maryborough to Dingo Creek Winery, Traveston
Entry: $30 per vehicle + $15 per person.
(no charge for persons 13yr and under)
A Sausage Sizzle breakfast will be provided Free Of Charge at the start point from 8.00am. There will, however, be a strategically-placed donation tin waiting patiently nearby.
Morning and Afternoon Tea are included in the cost of entry, as is entry to the Brooweena Museum.
Lunch will be available for purchase, or you can BYO.
You are encouraged to decorate yourself, your passengers, and your vehicle. The award for "Best Theme" will be presented at the end of the day.
A "Lucky Door Prize" will also be drawn at the end of the day.
Entries are limited to the first 15 registrations received. Registrations will officially close on 01st June, 2011.
Places available - Book your spot!
The Mini-MotorTrail will officially end at around 4.00pm. Entrants may then head home, or camp overnight at the Dingo Creek Vineyard & Winery. A casual social evening is planned, with information about the Just4Kids Children's Charity and the annual Just4Kids MotorTrail available for those who are interested, or simply join us for a chat beneath the stars.
Mitch Barrington has donated his time to provide musical entertainment for the evening. Visit Mitch's website for more information about this talented artist, his albums, and upcoming gigs.
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Mitch will then be supported by the talents of Nathan Parry and Keaton McNeill of Hervey Bay.
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Dinner is available for those who wish to take advantage of the hospitality of our hosts, as is breakfast, but you will need to confirm your meals before the day. Meals can be ordered using the Overnight Form below.
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The venue is licensed, with a selection of wine, beer and spirits available for purchase (until midnight, but don't forget that you may still need to drive the next day).
Dingo Creek Winery will not charge for camping, and provides a flushing toilet but not shower facilities. Grassed campsites can be chosen around the shelter and amenities, or you can move further away where small fires are permitted (BYO firewood).
Dingo Creek can be contacted by calling (07) 5485 1731, however the owners will be taking a well-earned break following their Jazz & Blues Festival. General details can be found on their website: www.dingocreek.com.au
Sunday is your choice, we are not organising this! You can stay for a relaxing morning at the Winery, a Bush Tucker Workshop at the Winery can be organised if there are sufficient numbers interested, you could visit Montville and its surrounds, or spend the day at Noosa, or head home via the beach from Teewah to Rainbow Beach if the tides are suitable for you (permits are required - a group permit is needed if you have a group of 3 vehicles or more).
The weather forecast as of 31/05/2011: showers on Thursday to settle the dust, then sunny Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 24deg maximum, 8deg minimum - 0-4km/h winds.
For more information, or to book your spot on this year's Mini-MotorTrail:
To book online: Registration Form
If you are camping overnight and/or attending the evening function, please complete the Overnight Form. These details will be passed on to the Dingo Creek Winery on 02 June 2011.
Please note that preparation for this event is ongoing. Additional information, including further sponsors and supporters, will be added as it becomes available.
Check back regularly for updates.