2023 International Rally of Whangārei

Updated parking map for 2023 International Rally of Whangārei.

The International Rally of Whangārei returns in 2023!

18 Special Stages over approximately 264 kilometres on what is widely regarded as the world’s best gravel rally roads await competitors in the 2023 International Rally of Whangārei.

The fast cambered roads of the north will host the second round of the 2023 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship and a round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship.

The event will also see the top 3 registered Drivers from Rally Otago and Rally of Whangārei qualify for a place in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship final in late November.

We will also have a strong Clubmans field full of both locals and drivers from across the country.

Kids under 15 are free!

Friday 12 May 2023 - Official Rally opening ceremony

An evening of action from approximately 4:00pm on Friday 12 May 2023 for all ages.

  • 5:00pm onwards – all rally cars will be on display in the centre of town
  • 5:30pm – official opening of the event

Saturday 13 May 2023 - Special Stages and Pohe Island Super Special Stage

Special stages north of Whangārei and south of Paihia, and then a return to Pohe Island Super Special Stage - first rally car starts the 1km gravel super special stage under lights.

Sweeping corners, hairpin bends, under the overbridge, and over the great jump, providing several prime viewing positions.

Live rally commentary, plenty of parking - access via Dave Culham Drive off the Riverside Drive roundabout, follow the marshals directions to parking on Pohe Island, or park on the Port Road side and walk across the bridge.

Sunday 14 May 2023 - Special Stages

Special stages south of Whangārei with the Ceremonial Finish.


  • Friday, 12 May 2023 | 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Saturday, 13 May 2023 | 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Sunday, 14 May 2023 | 07:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Whangārei District