Great Endeavour Rally, Cape York & NQ

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 02, 2009 at 16:34
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Hello Oz-explorers,

Organisers of the 2009 Great Endeavour Charity Car Rally would like to advise of our upcoming presence on roads and back tracks through out North Queensland. Between the 15th and 24th July, the 22nd annual Great Endeavour will be travelling from Mackay to Townsville via the Tip of Cape York.

Our daily program will be:
Wed 15th: Mackay to Mingela. via Eungella, Eungella Dam, Blenheim, Collinsville, Home Hill and Ravenswood.
Thur 16th: Mingela to Oak Park. via Dotswood, Herveys Range,,Zig Zag, Hidden Valley, Mt Fox,Camel Ck, Greenvale and The Lynd.
Fri 17th: Oak Park to Chillagoe. via Bagstowe, Percy Vale, Robin Hood, Forsyth, Einasleigh, Mt Surprise and Ootan.
Sat 18th: Chillagoe to Weipa. via Palmerville, Hann River & Peninsula Development Rd.
Sun 19th: Weipa to Seisia. via Batavia Downs, Bremwell Jnt.
Mon 20th: Tip of Cape york.
Tue 21st: Seisia to Coen. Main road.
Wed 22nd: Coen to Cooktown. via Musgrave, Lakefield N.P, Old Laura & Battlecamp.
Thur 23rd: Cooktown to Ewan: via, Lakeland, Mareeba, Atherton, Silver Valley, Mt Misery, Mt Garnett, Valley of Lagoons, Lucky Downs, Greenvale.
Fri 24th: Ewan to Townsville: via Herveys Range Rd.

Further details can be obtained by visiting our web site: Maps and further information will be posted in the days leading into the event.

All vehicles involved with the event will use UHF 25, except when travelling on the Gregory Development & Ootan Rd, then they will use ch 40.

All up there will be 140 vehicles and 380 people travelling on the event. We trust the Great Endeavour will cause no disruption to your travel plans and we look forward to giving you a wave if we happen to pass you by up north.

thank you

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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 02, 2009 at 18:31

Thursday, Jul 02, 2009 at 18:31

Thanks for the info. You guys sure will be travelling quick.
I'll be with two other vehicles up there around the same time however we are taking 3 weeks to do Cairns to Cairns but will no doubt see you guys on the track.
Have fun, we will?
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Reply By: greatendeavour - Friday, Jul 03, 2009 at 08:52

Friday, Jul 03, 2009 at 08:52
G'day Richard,

Yes, it is a fleeting trip to the tip. For better or worse, the Great Endeavour does move from place to place with not a real lot of time to spend in each area.

Our entrants and crews are made up of average joe blow. So the objective being that we can show them a little of everything in the ten days. They can then go back to the places they liked with their family/friend's and take a more laid-back holiday, "one day". Most do.

The main attraction is they can take an old 2wd car to places you either shouldn't, or wouldn't with out back up and support. Over the years we have taken them across the Simpson Desert (Rig Rd), Sandy Blight & Connie Sue h/way, The Tip in 1995 and all sorts of other weird and wonderful places. We have one car (an XT falcon) that has done every mile of every rally in the twenty two years it has been going. Not bad for an old jigga!

cheers and safe travels


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