The Alpine Rally will be held on the June long weekend for the last time at the Tinut, on the bank of the Goodradigbee River in Brindabella, NSW.
The famous rally, which is Australia’s longest running, has been held there 1o times over the past 20 years, and the 2016 event will be a bit of a farewell party before the organisers settle on a new venue.
Well known for its good vibes and cold conditions, the Alpine Rally was first held in 1969 and has been an annual event ever since.
On a ‘good’ year it’ll snow there, adding the kind of masochistic enjoyment that has ensured its popularity through the decades.
You’re advised to come with a tent, a good sleeping bag and plenty of warm clothes, but the warmth and camaraderie around the fires at the campsite counter the frostiness in the air.
The Tinut site, which has been used on alternate years, is west of Canberra, with other routes in via Tumut or from the south. Some of these lesser tracks may be closed in bad weather, so do your research before committing.
Access via the ACT involves about 50km of good dirt roads, including the final 8km along the eastern side of the Goodradigbee River before the descent into the site on private property.