They don’t call it “The Great Race” for nothing. The annual pilgrimage to Mount Panorama is something that every Kiwi racing fan needs to experience. The jewel in the Supercars crown always produces memorable moments and four days spent on “the hill” will certainly provide you with memories you will never forget. Whether you have been there before, or you are looking to experience Bathurst for the first time, let Boys Trip take all the hassle out of your trip to the Bathurst 1000.
In 2024 we are again offering three different package options to the Bathurst 1000; the Campervan Package, the Motel Package and the Sydney Weekend Package. There's something to suit every taste and budget.
Boys Trip are New Zealand's preferred Bathurst 1000 tour company, offering the most flexible and affordable travel packages.
Motel Package Details
Sydney & Bathurst
9 - 15 Oct
If camping on Mount Panorama isn’t your thing, then don’t worry, because with our Motel Package you can experience the Bathurst 1000, while still enjoying the comforts of motel accommodation.
Depart AKL/WLG/CHC/ZQN (regional connections available) on Wednesday 9th October, arriving in Sydney, we’ll transfer you to the 4-Star Mantra 2 Bond Street Hotel, that night you’ll meet other Boys Trip clients at our Drinks & Nibbles Welcome Function. The next morning the Boys Trip coach will collect everyone from the hotel and we’ll head through to Bathurst. You’ll spend four nights at your chosen Bathurst motel, soaking up all four big days of racing on the Mount. Then on Monday 14th, the Boys Trip coach will collect you from your accommodation and we’ll head back to Sydney, staying another night at the Mantra 2 Bond Street Hotel before flying back to New Zealand on Tuesday 15th.
Our 2024 Bathurst 1000 Motel Package includes;
- Return Air New Zealand ‘The Works’ fares to Sydney on Wednesday 9th October, returning on Tuesday 15th October
- Return Sydney International Airport to Mantra 2 Bond Street transfers
- 2 nights at the 4-Star Mantra 2 Bond Street Hotel
- Welcome ‘Drinks & Nibbles’ Function on the night of Wednesday 9th October
- Coach transfers from Sydney to Bathurst on Thursday 10th and back on Monday 14th
- 4 nights Bathurst accommodation in a Studio or Family Room
- Daily accommodation to Mount Panorama track transfers
- 4-Day 2024 Bathurst 1000 General Admission Passes with Paddock Passes (grandstand and corporate hospitality upgrade available)
- Official Boys Trip Monday Night Function on the night of Monday 14th October
- Cover More Travel Insurance for all travellers
- Official Boys Trip 2024 Bathurst 1000 polo or t-shirts for all travellers
For our Bathurst Motel package you are looking at $4,250 per person, based on two people sharing a Studio Room at the Coachmans Inn. Prices will vary depending on your numbers, chosen Bathurst motel option, departure city and optional extras, as always you can personalise this package to suit. If you have Air New Zealand credit you would like to use, just let us know and we can remove the airfares from your package and you can book them directly with Air New Zealand using your credit.
Stay an extra night or two in Sydney
If two nights isn’t long enough for you, then we can extend your trip. Just let us know if you would like to stay extra nights at the Mantra 2 Bond Street Hotel.
Starting from an extra $200 per person, per night
Sportsnet Friday Night Legends Dinner
We've teamed up with our mates from Sportsnet Australia for their Friday Night Legends Dinner at the Panthers Club in Bathurst. The 3.5 hour function includes; a two course dinner, beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, interviews with Bathurst legends, signature & photo opportunities, live band, prizes and more!
Extra $300 per person
4-DAY GRANDSTAND UPGRADE OPTIONS:
Your package includes 4-Day General Admission tickets, which allows you the freedom to roam the Mount Panorama circuit and check out the action from a number of different vantage points. There are also two grandstand upgrade options available;
Pit Straight Grandstand #10 (UNCOVERED)
For a better view and a reserved seat for the whole four days of racing, upgrade to the Pit Straight Grandstand, which also includes access to all general admission areas.
Extra $260 per person
Mountain Straight Grandstand #12 (COVERED)
You don’t get a better view of the track than from the Mountain Straight Grandstand; this ticket includes your grandstand seat as well as access to all general admission areas.
Extra $280 per person
Grandstand tickets are only available in 4-Day passes, you cannot purchase single day grandstand passes. All tickets include Paddock Pass access, which gives you a behind the scenes look at where all the action takes place. From inside the Paddock, you can see the teams working in the garages, the amazing purpose built team transporters and maybe even grab an autograph.
Upgrade to Corporate Hospitality
Why not treat yourself and go with a corporate hospitality upgrade? Join us in our Boys Trip Pit Roof Villa, which is in a prime spot on Pit Lane, elevated above the garages and with a great view of the start/finish line and the pit area and with all the bells and whistles you would expect with corporate hospitality, there’s no better place to be. Our hospitality packages include;
- Daily Morning and Afternoon Teas
- Daily Hot Buffet Lunches
- Beverages including beer, wine, soft drinks, tea & coffee (from 11am until 5pm)
- Official programme for each guest
- Guest speaker (this year we had driver Andre Heimgartner visit)
- Television monitors to ensure you don’t miss any of the action
- General Admission Passes to the Thursday (and Friday, if opting for Weekend hospitality)
Extra $2,300 per person (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Extra $1,900 per person (Sat & Sun)
What You Need To Know
While our package pricing is for flights departing from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch or Queenstown, let us know if you need regional connections and we can add these to your package. Boys Trip has established an excellent partnership with Air New Zealand and they are our preferred carrier for all our packages. Your package includes Air New Zealand’s ‘The Works’ fares, which include 23kg of checked baggage, 7kg of carry-on luggage, seat requests and in flight meals and drinks. If you would prefer one of their other fare types, ‘Seat Only’ (no check in baggage, no meals) or ‘Seat and Bag’ (no meals), ‘Premium Economy’ or ‘Business Class’ then just let us know and we can take care of this for you.
Boys Trip prefer to use Mantra Hotels and our accommodation in Sydney is at the Mantra 2 Bond Street Hotel in Sydney City, this is a 4-Star property, which features a heated rooftop pool, spa, 24 hour reception, gym, restaurant, bar and room service. Take your choice from;
- Executive Studio Room (King bed or two single beds)
- 2-Bedroom Apartment (King bed & Queen bed or Queen bed & two single beds)
- 3-Bedroom Apartment (King bed & two Queen beds or two Queen beds & two single beds)
Sofa beds can be added to any room for an additional $60 per night
Our Motel Package includes 4-Day General Admission tickets (with Paddock Pass access) to the 2024 Bathurst 1000. You can opt to upgrade to a 4-Day Pit Straight Grandstand ticket (extra $260 per person) or a 4-Day Mountain Straight Grandstand ticket (extra $280 per person). The Mountain Straight Grandstand is the only covered grandstand. Grandstand tickets are only available in 4-Day passes, you cannot purchase single day grandstand passes. The Paddock Pass gives you a behind the scenes look at where all the action takes place. From inside the Paddock, you can see the teams working in the garages, the amazing purpose built team transporters and maybe even grab an autograph. Corporate Hospitality is also available, which includes a full food and beverage service.
We use two different motels in Bathurst, the 4-Star Bathurst Heritage Motor Inn, located right in Bathurst and the 3.5-Star Best Western Coachmans Inn, located about 3km from Bathurst, in a suburb called Kelso. Both motels have a 4 night minimum stay during the Bathurst 1000. The Mount Panorama track is approximately 3km from the Bathurst Heritage Motor Inn and 6km from the Best Western Coachmans Inn. On-demand town and Mount Panorama track transfers are included in your Boys Trip package, so being out of town isn’t an inconvenience.
Getting to Bathurst
Our coach will depart from outside the Mantra 2 Bond Street Hotel at 9.00am on Thursday morning and head directly through to the two Bathurst motel properties, with just a short stop along the way for lunch. The journey will take around 3 hours, 30 minutes. That same coach will bring everyone back from Bathurst to the Mantra 2 Bond Street Hotel on the Monday morning, again departing around 9.00am, this journey can take up to around 4 hours.
Airport and Track Transfers
Included in the package are transfers from Sydney International Airport to Mantra 2 Bond Street on the 9th and from the hotel to Sydney Airport on the 15th. During your time in Bathurst you will have access to our dedicated, on-demand transfers service run by Bathurst One Day Tours. Between 7am and 8pm, you’ll be able to text one of their drivers with your location and where you want to go and they’ll pick you up and drop you off (within a 10km radius of the town). This is all included in your Boys Trip package.
We include Cover More 'YourCover' Travel Insurance with our packages. If you already have made arrangements for travel insurance, let us know. If you wish to know more about our Cover More Travel Insurance, let us know and we can e-mail you a brochure.
We do have some flexibility with travel dates and package inclusions, so if something doesn’t quite suit you, let us know and we can try to cater the package to suit your personal requirements.
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