This page includes information about Rally Headquarters, HQ accommodation and links to local tourism organisations for other accommodation.
NOTE – this page HAS been updated following the second announcement of Change of Date. Visitors Centres and Rally HQ Accommodation mentioned below are aware of dates changes.
Remember when booking accommodation, mention that you’re part of the Clasic Outback Trial to get any special room rates that may be on offer.
Rally HQ opens on 4 March 2021; COT leaves Parkes on 9 March 2021
The location of Rally Headquarters in Parkes is to be confirmed.
COT arrives in Orange on Tuesday 9 March, 2021; leaves on Thursday 11 March, 2021
The Mercure Orange in Byng Street Orange, right in the centre of town, with the Ex-Services Club conveniently next door.
Note: COT Rally HQ will be at the Mercure Orange in NSW. There is another Accor hotel, the Mercure Orange Centre in France. That’s well off the COT route…
COT arrives in Bathurst on Thursday 11 March, 2021; The event finishes and Rally HQ closes on Saturday 13 March, 2021
The best spot for motorsport people in Bathurst, Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, situated at 1 Conrod Straight, Bathurst.
Special rates for COT bookings – see the Rydges COT flyer for details. Bookings are open are now open at:
phone (61) 2 6338 1888 or
Remember when booking accommodation, mention that you’re part of the Classic Outback Trial to get any special room rates that may be on offer.