Despite another wave of COVID challenges that destroyed original plans for this year’s Variety Bash, the team from Variety the Children’s Charity has rolled with the punches and decided to move the event to later in the year.
But there are some changes.
It’s now a six-night trip from November 6-12, 2021 and the itinerary directs bashers from Longreach to Kingfisher Bay on Fraser Island. The bush to the beach route takes in some true-blue Queensland country and includes overnight stops in Jericho, Emerald, Biloela and Kilkivan.
Undoubtedly one of the highlights will be another overnight stop at Rockybar Station. It’s the family property where outback legend R.M. Williams has been laid to rest.
The Bash could probably be considered an Aussie legend too. It’s the largest and longest-running charity motoring event in Australia.
It’s not a race, instead, it’s probably best described as an amazing on and off-road adventure by like-minded souls who enjoy fixing up 30+-year-old vehicles, and dressing themselves and their vehicles in theme. The convoy’s certainly a head-turner as it passes through usually quiet towns, and when it pulls up in the middle of nowhere for a fun stop!
Of course, the point of the event is to raise much-needed funds for kids who are sick, disadvantaged, or have a disability. The Variety family wants ALL kids to get a fair go.
Once participants reach their fundraising goals, Variety takes care of everything along the way. There’s always mechanical and medical support, so all that’s required in terms of experience is a bit of common sense and the ability to read route instructions!