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.
Sydney Weekend Package Details
11 - 14 Oct
This package is for the person who wants to be there for the big race, but can’t take a whole week off work. You’ll have three nights in Sydney, plenty of sightseeing time in Australia’s biggest city, before heading through to Bathurst on the Sunday for all the racing action.
Depart AKL/WLG/CHC/ZQN (regional connections available) on Friday 11th October, we’ve got your airport transfers sorted and three night’s accommodation at the 4-Star Mantra 2 Bond Street Hotel in Central Sydney. On the first night you’ll get to meet other Boys Trip travellers at our Drinks & Nibbles Welcome Function. Then on the Saturday either explore Sydney (we suggest heading to the Randwick Racecourse), or head through to Mount Panorama for the Supercars Shootout and qualifying. Then on the Sunday, the Boys Trip coach will pick you up from outside the hotel and take you directly to Mount Panorama for the big race, the 2024 Bathurst 1000. At the conclusion of the days racing, you’ll be transported back to Sydney, stay that night and then fly back home on Monday 14th October.
We recommend adding an extra night on to your package and staying the Monday night in Sydney, then flying home on Tuesday 15th October. This allows you to attend our Monday Night Function, which includes drinks, nibbles, entertainment and a guest speaker. As well as the chance to catch up with all of our Bathurst clients and the team from Boys Trip.
Our 2024 Bathurst 1000 Sydney Weekend Package includes;
- Return Air New Zealand ‘The Works’ fares ex-AKL/WLG/CHC/ZQN to Sydney on Friday 11th October, returning on Monday 14th October
- Return Sydney International Airport to Mantra 2 Bond Street transfers
- 3 nights at the 4-Star Mantra 2 Bond Street Hotel
- Welcome ‘Drinks & Nibbles’ Function on the night of Friday 11th October
- Return luxury coach transfers from the Sydney hotel to the Mount Panorama track on the Sunday (with the option of Saturday as well)
- Sunday General Admission Passes (with Paddock Passes) to the 2024 Bathurst 1000 (with the option of upgrading to hospitality passes, if attending both Sat & Sun)
- Cover More Travel Insurance for all travellers
- Official Boys Trip 2024 Bathurst 1000 polo or t-shirt for all travellers
For this package you are looking at $2,500 per person, based on twin/double share ex-Christchurch. Prices vary depending on your number of travellers, 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.
Plus, we also have the option of attending the Saturday at Mount Panorama as well. It’s just an extra $175 per person to add on Saturday return coach transfers and Saturday Bathurst 1000 passes.
Stay an extra night or two in Sydney
If three 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
Attend Saturday at Mount Panorama
If you’d like to be at the shootout/qualifying day on the Saturday at Mount Panorama, we’ll be putting on a coach for our clients to attend.
Extra $175 per person (includes return coach transfers and Saturday General Admission pass)
Why not treat yourself and go with a weekend 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. Only available as a Weekend Pass, 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)
- Guest speaker (this year we had driver Andre Heimgartner visit)
- Television monitors to ensure you don’t miss any of the action
Extra $1,800 per person (includes Sat & Sun)
Grandstand tickets are only available in 4-Day passes, you cannot purchase single day or Weekend grandstand passes.
What You Need To Know
While our package pricing is for flights departing from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch or Queenstown, let us know if you would prefer to fly out of a different airport and we can add regional connections on 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.
The Boys Trip coach will collect everyone from outside the Mantra 2 Bond Street Hotel at 5.30am on the Sunday morning and head directly through to the Mount Panorama track in time for the start of the days racing. At the conclusion of the racing (usually around 5.30pm), the coach will transport everyone back to the Mantra 2 Bond Street Hotel. There will also be the option of heading through to the track and back on the Saturday as well too and departure times will be similar.
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 and Queen bed or Queen bed & two single beds)
- 3-Bedroom Apartment (King bed and 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 Sydney Weekend Package includes a Sunday Only General Admission ticket (with Paddock Pass). Unfortunately, you cannot purchase Sunday only grandstand passes or corporate hospitality passes. If you are interested in attending the Saturday of racing as well, it’s just an extra $175 per person, which includes return coach transfers and Saturday General Admission pass and if you are attending both days, then Corporate Hospitality is available as a ‘Weekend Package’, this includes a full food and beverage service on both days. With the Paddock Pass, you can access ‘The Paddock’ 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. The Paddock Pass gives you a behind the scenes look at where all the action takes place.
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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