Winter has arrived in North Queensland, and something is in the (24 degree) air…
Signs of change are appearing daily.
Barriers and seats are appearing road side.
The Flags are up.
The city is getting ready to race, and from now until when the starter’s flag drops at the Townsville V8 Supercars Sucrogen 400 on 5th July, there will be a flurry of activity, barricades and road closures. But by the time the enormous and elaborate B-Double truck convoy arrives amidst a frenzy of horn honking, preparations will be finely tuned.
When the buzz of the enraged Super Bees ceases for the day on Saturday 6th, the race track will rock to the sound of Aussie legends The Hoodoo Gurus and Ian Moss (Ex Cold Chisel). Saturday night Rock is a much loved and patronised feature of the Townsville Sucrogen 400.
You can see some of the action from last years race HERE, and follow all the fun and action of North Queensland this Winter at Twitter #TownsvilleShines, an initiative led by Townsville City Council, Regional Tourism Organisation Townsville Enterprise, Tourism and Events Queensland Regional Councils.
Leave the winter blues behind and soak up some winter sunshine, trackside in Townsville.
Budget Travel Tips
One child under 12 years of age is free with one full paying adult.
Pack an Esky (cooler) with food for the family (no glass allowed), or buy from the plentiful food vendors on site.
Tickets are available at TICKETEC.
Or trade a bedroom for a race ticket on GUMTREE.
Free SHUTTLE BUSES will operate at 15 to 30 minutes intervals throughout the week-end for race ticket holders.