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Raleigh Raceway

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Coffs Harbour is the heart of the Coffs Coast, midway between Sydney and Brisbane. It has a beautiful harbour, many beaches, marine life, mountain ranges, World Heritage rainforests and wonderful landscapes.

Holidaymakers enjoy white water rafting, surfing, sea kayaking, surf rafting, jetskiing, scuba diving and snorkelling. Reef and game fishing are popular and giant humpback whales make an annual journey along the coastline.

Once you've had your fill of water activities, Raleigh International Raceway is the place to go. The 1050-metre bitumen track is fast, flowing and challenging. To drive fast, you need to adopt an aggressive style. The sweeping uphill first corner needs to be taken flat out, with late braking for the right/left chicane, which is downhill.

The next corner, Raleigh trusses, is a 180° hairpin and slightly uphill. From there you progress slightly downhill towards the left-hander and head towards the double apex right-hand sweeper which leads to the back straight.

Speeds are high as you approach the next left-hand corner before heading up the hill for the right hander at the highest part of the track. Continuing down the hill once more through the slowest part of the circuit brings a left hander and a sharp turn back onto the main straight.

Suits and helmets are supplied and closed shoes are a must.


Twenty minutes south of Coffs Harbour.


Raleigh Raceway prices start at $29 per person. Open every day from 9am to 5pm. Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Virgin Blue has flights to Coffs Harbour.

One-way fare from
  • Sydney, $89
  • Brisbane, $149
  • Melbourne, $170
  • Adelaide, $240
  • Perth, $310

There are limited seats which may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are Internet only and one-way. An extra $15 will be charged for phone bookings. A credit card surcharge of an additional $2 per person per one-way flight is applicable. Fares are correct at February 8, 2007, and are subject to change.

More information

Raleigh International Raceway
Valery Road
Raleigh 2454
Ph: (02) 6655 4017
Fax: (02) 6655 4357

Virgin Blue
Ph: 13 6789

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