The Real Race is an Australian innovation. Twelve teams of two friends, workmates, family or lovers take part in a race around Australia. They have no idea where they are going or the dangers and challenges they will face. It is an adventure holiday for travellers who want a totally different travel experience, sometimes in one of Australia's most popular locations, sometimes in one of its best-kept secrets.
If you prefer a quiet, laidback holiday, the Real Race is not for you. It may involve mountain biking, kayaking, bushwalking, navigation, skiing, rafting, 4x4-wheel driving, snorkelling, abseiling, rock climbing and most importantly, using good judgment. It is all about having fun and one team will do it for free the ultimate prize is winning back the price of your trip, plus a luxury resort holiday.
You don't need to be a triathlete to apply, but an enthusiasm for the outdoors would be a help! There are no losers and no eliminations. Contestants accumulate points and everyone is a winner just by taking part.
To put it in a nutshell, you and your partner race around Australia, competing against 11 other teams, and earn points for your performance in various challenges. You pay the cost of the adventure and if you win, you win back the entire cost of your trip. Participants in the 2006 Real Race will cover 70,000 kilometres, taking in 15 destinations in three states and competing in 20 challenges.
It is not a television reality show it is a real race with real people and real challenges. It is about teams, competition, winning and luxury. It is a real adventure tour in a safe and friendly environment.
The capital of Queensland.
Trabi Safaris has 1.5 hour tours starting at around $40 per person.
Real Race Tours has four to 17-day packages starting at $3400 per person, including flights, accommodation, transport, meals and activities. The winning team races for free. They operate in Australia and New Zealand. The next race will be February-November, 2007.
Please note that the prices listed are valid at the time of filming.
For further information
The Real Race
35 Highview Road
Bentleigh East 3165
Ph: (03) 9579 0772 1800 132 135
Fax: (03) 9579 0772