Catch all the rally action!


You can pick up a copy of the map from Rally Headquarters, from May 6-10, 2020. The map will also be available to download here in the coming months.

2020 Official Rally Start & Super Special Stage

Approximately 18 Special Stages over 260 kilometres on what are widely regarded as the world’s best gravel rally roads await competitors in the 2020 International Rally of Whangarei. The fast cambered roads of the north will host for the 14th consecutive year a round of the 2020 FIA Asia Pacific Rally championship, the eight round series also visiting Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan with the finale in Australia*. 

The event is also the second round of the 2020 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship.

Pohe Island, Whangarei – 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
Approx. 5.50pm – Official opening of the event
Approx. 6.00pm – First rally car over the start ramp
Approx. 7.13pm – 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, plenty of parking

SATURDAY 9 MAY – south of Paihia and north of Whangarei

SUNDAY 10 MAY – south of Whangarei with the finish at the Quayside Town Basin

Get a ticket to the action!

Buy your rally tickets at: Rally Headquarters (Ground Floor, Semenoff Stadium, 51 Okara Drive, Whangarei from Wednesday 6 May) or Gate Sales available on event. Under 15 Kids FREE

OR limited pre-sales available by contacting Rally NZ on (courier and credit card transaction fees apply)

CORPORATE HOSPITALITY – $99 + GST or buy a bar leaner of 10 for the price of 9! Hospitality includes a hot meal, 2 drinks and a place in the VIP marquee on the Pohe Island Super Special Stage – your chance to get up close to the drivers and the action. Contact for more info

FRIDAY POHE ISLAND DAY PASS Adults $20 at the gate (Pre-sales $15)
3 DAY GOLD PASS $35 at the gate (Pre-sales $30)
SAT & SUN RURAL STAGE DAY PASS Adults $10 (Daily all sales)

Drones, Unmanned Aircraft

The Organisers of the ENEOS International Rally of Whangarei (ROW) advise that all Drone Operators must have approval for the use of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles as they pose safety and privacy risks.

Applications are to be submitted by: 26 April 2020

The Whangarei District Council and event organisers will not be processing applications during the rally week.

Use of Drones – Whangarei District
All applications for use within the Whangarei District are to be made to the Whangarei District Council directly, following receipt of the approved flight plan by the CAA via the Airshare platform.

Further information from the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, can be found at

For all Whangarei District Council Drone use information and an application form please visit:

Upon approval, the following services are to be notified of your plans: Mike Chubb, Manager Whangarei Airport: and Northland Emergency Services Trust

Use of Drones – Far North
All applications for use on Far North District stages are to be made to the Media Office following receipt of the approved flight plan by the CAA via the Airshare platform

Further information from the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, can be found at

Drone use is also conditional on:

  • Flight is restricted to daylight hours only,
  • The presence of any manned aircraft requires the drone be brought to the ground immediately,
  • Any other nearby approved operators are to collaborate on flight paths,
  • Any non-approved operators/drones are to be notified and their drone brought to the ground.

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.