Finke Desert Race

Dates

Jun

Country

Australia

Price Range

$

Dates

Jun

Country

Australia

Price Range

$

Why Walk-About, When You Can Race the Finke Desert Race?

'Struth, Bruce, the Finke Desert Race is the most dinkum fun any cobber can have with a helmet on! But be warned, whilst this full, dust blazing, engine-roaring extravaganza is happening, it’s probably not a good idea to go for a walkabout. Why? Because the age-old Australian concept of heading out into the outback on foot, alone, just with nature, the spirits and one of the many odd-looking Ozzie animals for company, is best done WITHOUT hundreds of madmen and their machines growling around the place at high speeds. And we are talking about some of the coolest, gnarliest machines this side of the Billabong.


The Finke Desert Race Is What Happens When Mad Max Grows Up

Yip. For two days, the outback will become home to the desert race that has the infamous reputation of being one of the most difficult offroad courses, in one of the most remote places in the world. Australia is not a place that does things in half measures. There are more deadly animals on this continent than you can shake a roo's tail at. But if you’re okay with the challenges this hot, dusty, dry terrain will throw at you, then like the other hardcore crews that will be there, you are definitely ready for the Finke.


Cars, quads, bikes and buggies will all be competing to be crowned King of the Desert.

So why not strap on your bonce-box and head out to the desert, cobber, and see if it really is as legendary as Bruce, Bruce and Bruce say it is?


In Short:

  • Off-road, multi-terrain two-day race
  • Through the desert from Alice Springs
  • The race crosses the Finke River, believed to be the oldest river in the world.
Gareth Pretorius
Gareth PretoriusAuthor & Events Manager