We also have an exciting new Spectator App that allows you to view all the spectator info online! Or, you can pick up a hard copy of the map from Rally Headquarters at Semenoff Stadium, from May 13-16, 2021.

Get a ticket to the action via Eventfinda!

Tickets are available to purchase online this year via Eventfinda Or via the gate. Under 15 Kids FREE (for Pohe Island, plus Sat and Sun stages).


Tickets give you access to the key spectator areas along the rally.

  • 3 DAY GOLD PASS – see all the action at the Ten4 Pohe Island Super Special Stage, plus the rural stages Saturday and Sunday
  • FRIDAY POHE ISLAND PASS – Catch the racing in the heart of Whangarei on Friday evening at Pohe Island including the awesome jump!
  • SAT & SUN RURAL STAGE DAY PASSES – see the true gravel road rallying in the stages north and south of Whangarei
  • CORPORATE HOSPITALITY – Hospitality includes a hot meal, 2 drinks and a place in the VIP marquee on the Ten4 Pohe Island Super Special Stage – your chance to get up close to the drivers and the action. Contact for more info.

PLEASE REMEMBER that the International Rally of Whangārei brought to you by Mark Cromie Motor Group is a smokefree and vapefree event. 


18 Special Stages over 260 kilometres on what are widely regarded as the world’s best gravel rally roads await competitors in the 2021 International Rally of Whangārei brought to you by Mark Cromie Motor Group. The fast cambered roads of the north will host the second round of the 2021 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship.

Pohe Island, Whangārei – An evening of action from 5.00pm on Friday 8 May for all ages.
Approx. 5.20pm onwards – All rally cars will be on display on the Te Matau ā Pohe Bridge. See the cars up close, meet the drivers, grab an autograph
5.50pm – Official opening of the event
6.00pm – First rally car over the start ramp
7.13pm – Ten4 Pohe Island Super Special Stage – All rally competitors will complete the 1km gravel super special stage under lights. The jump was a fantastic new addition last year and will again be a great spectacle, providing several prime viewing positions. Live rally commentary, food and coffee available.

Parking – plenty of parking available at Pohe Island (access via the Riverside Drive / Dave Culham Drive roundabout, follow the marshals directions to parking on Pohe Island, or park on the Port Road side and walk across the bridge). The Pohe Island central car park (adjacent to Rock n Roll Club and sports fields) will be closed to the public on Friday 14 June for Rally Operations.

Sustainability – Please support our sustainability policy and make use of the composting and recycling bins on site.

Stages south of Paihia and north of Whangārei. Check out the itinerary on the event noticeboard.

Stages south of Whangārei. Check out the itinerary on the event noticeboard.
3pm – finish ceremony at Semenoff Stadium, Okara Drive, Whangārei

RallySafe Live Tracking

Click here to access Rallysafe Live Tracking of the event (fees may apply)

How to spectate at a Rally

Spectating at a rally is different to many other sporting events. There is a lot involved and some good planning can make it a really enjoyable experience. Check out this awesome spectator guide for some tips.

Spectator Safety

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Rally of Whangarei

The FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) is one of the premier regional championships in world rallying and is contested by teams from New Zealand, Australia, China, Czech Republic, Japan, Malaysia, India, and New Caledonia running primarily Super2000, Group N, or production, rally cars.