Program

Wednesday 2 October 2024 - Outback Convoy

  • 8.00am Convoy leaves West End - Brisbane.
  • 5.00pm Arrive in Rockhampton.
  • 6.30pm Dinner at TBA.

Thursday 3 October 2024 - Outback Convoy

  • 8.00am Convoy members and boats meet at Rockhampton Fitzroy Rowing Club for a training paddle on the Fitzroy River.
  • 11.00am Boats split and loaded onto trailers. 
  • 12.00pm Lunch at the Great Western Hotel.
  • 1.00pm Travel to Emerald for the night. Book your own accommodation. 
  • 6.30pm Dinner at TBA with presentation from local farmer or miner. 

Friday 4 October 2024 - Outback Convoy

  • 6.00am Breakfast at leisure
  • 7.00am Boats and rowers arrive at Fairbairn Dam for social row and maybe a splash and giggle race if crews are up for it
  • 9.30am Boats split and loaded onto trailers
  • 10.30am On the road
  • 12.30pm Lunch in Alpha with Alpha Show Society
  • 2.00pm Check in open at Barcaldine (Accom TBA) or Longreach
  • 3.30pm Boats arrive at Barcaldine 
  • 5.30pm Dinner is at the Shakespeare Hotel - Barcaldine or TBA - Longreach.

Saturday 5 October 2024 - Barcaldine Regatta Day

  • 6.30am Bus departs Longreach for Barcaldine
  • 7.30am Tree of Knowledge chat and Breakfast 
  • 8.00am Gates open at Barcaldine Rec Park. Join & rig boats
  • 9.00am Competitor briefing 
  • 9.30am Boats on the water for regatta photo
  • 10.00am Time trial
  • 11.00am Outback Duel
  • 12.00pm Lunch
  • 1.00pm Outback Gift
  • 3.30pm Racing concludes, boats split and loaded onto trailers
  • 4.00pm Bus departs Barcaldine for Longreach
  • 6.00pm Boots and Blazers presentation dinner at The Drovers Place (Longreach)

Sunday 6 October 2024 - Longreach Regatta Day

  • 6.00am Breakfast at leisure
  • 7.15am Bus departs Longreach for Apex Riverside Park
  • 7.45am Bus arrives at Apex Riverside Park, grab a coffee, and join boats
  • 8.30am Competitor briefing at Apex Riverside Park. Ferry leaves Outback Aussie Tours jetty for the turnaround point
  • 9.00am Boats on the water. Warm up to start at Outback Aussie Tours Jetty
  • 9.15am Race starts
  • 10.30am Racing concludes, boats split and loaded onto trailers
  • 11.30am Presentation lunch (venue Smithys)
  • 2.30pm bus departs for Longreach and airport transfer
  • Afternoon is free for those not flying to explore Longreach
  • 6.30pm Dinner at The Branch

Monday 7 October 2024 - Outback Convoy

  • 6.00am Depart Longreach
  • 7.15am Breakfast in Barcaldine
  • 12.00pm Lunch in Morven
  • 7.00pm Dinner at Royal Hotel Toowoomba
  • 10.30pm Arrive at West End