It’s time to come and play in Australia’s favourite playground! Splash in the surf, wander ancient rainforests, and give the koalas a cuddle – and race your bike with Rocky Trail! There’s so much to see and do, and the attractions of the Gold Coast bring smiles to people of all ages and stages, so bring the fambam, friends and partners along and make your race a long weekend getaway!
With exhilarating rides, exotic animals, and endless activities for all seasons, your Gold Coast holiday offers a full spectrum of interactive entertainment – from dazzling big budget theme parks to small, hilariously kitsch museums.
Rocky Trail Event Line-Up
Supported by City of Gold Coast, we have got something for everyone with THREE EVENTS being hosted across two back-to-back racing weekends.
- We start off in Nerang with a Rocky Trail Academy schools competition for the young shredders on the Friday to get their skills up.
- Stick around in Nerang for the whole weekend so that you can “Race the way you Ride” with the Fox Superflow!
- And then on the second weekend we go cross-country racing at Hinze Dam with our legendary Shimano MTB Grand Prix endurance race!
Endurance, Speed and Tech Skills for School Age Kids Year 7-12
The Rocky Trail Academy presents the Gold Coast Schools MTB Comp for secondary school kids year 7-12. It’s is all about fostering the grass-roots development of the cycling sport. These events are part of our junior rider development program, which will be rolled out in the coming months.
RACE THE WAY YOU RIDE: this is friendly enduro racing without a tight schedule.
Ride up at your own pace. Drop in with your buddies on each other’s tyre or leave a space to pin. It’s about doing party trains, railing berms and SENDING IT! Be a Rocky Trail racer and turn up the volume in your mountain bike life at the Fox Superflow!
You can do up to five runs on each stage, the fastest one counts and there are no start orders, which means whatever category you’re in, you can ride together and still lock your own best race run in!
This is cross-country endurance lap racing at its best!
With the Shimano MTB Grand Prix we are bringing back the spirit of Hot Rock cross-country racing to Townsville!!!
Race for four or six hours solo or in relay pairs. There are age-group and eBike categories. From the first time between the tape to people that have spent a lifetime training for power output, we have you covered when you line up at the Rocky Trail start line!
#rockytrailjourney: Gold Coast
Gold Coast Airport is located at Bilinga, a convenient 20 kilometres from Surfers Paradise and one kilometre from Coolangatta and northern New South Wales.
Gold Coast Airport is serviced by Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Qantas, and flights are available from Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Cairns, Newcastle, Adelaide, Perth, and Townsville.
Short-term and long-term parking is available. Taxis or shuttle services are available and a number of rental car companies operate from the airport terminal.
There are lots of options for organising coaches, minibuses, and transfers once you get to Gold Coast Airport. Find all the information you’ll need right here.
Advancetown is about half an hour’s drive inland from Gold Coast Airport, or if you’re coming from Brisbane, give yourself a little over an hour.
As always, please make sure to stay up to date with travel requirements and restrictions. At the time of writing, all of Victoria had been declared a COVID-19 hotspot by the Queensland government, and there were travel restrictions in place for anyone travelling from there (Victoria). Check up on all the latest information on the website:
For the latest Covid-19 information for travellers including health advice, the easing of restrictions and tourism activities you can experience during this time, click here.
From everything to see and do, where to eat, and areas to stay – your perfect holiday ideas and inspiration awaits!
With properties all across Australia, including three in the Gold Coast area, we are happy to introduce Nightcap Hotels to our Rocky Trail Family.
These hotels have a distinct focus on quality and affordability, providing comfortable accommodation and pub-style dining. You will feel most welcome as they can easily accommodate bike guests and encourage guests to leave their bike in their rooms!
Nightcap hotels are offering the following benefits across all of their properties:
– 10% off best daily rates
– 10% off food
– welcome drink
– parking (excluding Perth)
– strong WIFI
This offer can be used at any location until 15 April 2022.
Book now by visiting nightcaphotels.com.au or by calling your chosen location directly (contact numbers are here) and use the code ‘ROCKY’ to grab these great deals!
Our top tips for #rockytrailracers
Need more inspiration? There is always so much happening on the Gold Coast – make sure you don’t miss out on all the big events!