Spend a weekend at Australia’s best motorsport facility for buzzing events, adrenaline filled experiences and on-track accommodation.
The Bend Motorsport Park is one-of-a-kind, boasting the world’s second longest permanent racetrack, 7.77km GT Circuit, and a brand-new drag racing strip.
Whether you want to be a front row spectator or sitting in the driver’s seat – a trip to The Bend will knock your socks off.
The Bend is putting on a dynamite series of state, national and international events this summer, so grab yourself a ticket and experience the magic.
On 10-11 December they’re hosting the 2022 Hyundai Australia N Festival, where you can race your Hyundai N on the Bend’s award-winning racetrack. Feel the asphalt thunder in the pit paddock, where you’ll get expert one-on-one tuition from Trackschool Trackdays driving instructors, then mingle with the drivers at the APEX Bar & Dining meet and greet.
Once you get a feel for the fast lane, you’ll be coming back for more. Stack your summer calendar with more events from The Bend:
View the park’s full events calendar here.
The Bend Motorsport Park have some exciting projects being launched in 2023, including The Bend Dragway. This $35 million dollar dual-lane strip will stretch over 1 kilometre with a 402-metre concrete timed length and 1200 square metre burnout pad. Auditorium-style terraced seating and spectator viewing mounds will place you in a riveting position to watch the action. Keep your eyes peeled for opening dates…
If it’s not enough to sit in the grandstand, then put on a helmet and race into life in the fast lane. The Bend’s driver experiences offer you the chance to race, kart, drift, rally, and offroad – ideal for motor enthusiasts of any kind.
Get your blood pumping with a Hot Lap, where you’ll soar through the world-class track like the pros. Make your dreams come true and race in either a V8 Mustang, Holden Race Car, Formula 3 open wheel race car, Porsche GT3 Cup Car, and more…
For something a little more recreational, but still adrenaline spiking, take a punt at The Bend Kartdrome. You’ll reach speeds of 70km/h and test out their range of international-grade circuits.
Not a confident driver? No worries. The Bend is launching a driver training program in 2023 where trained professionals will run you through safe driving practices, featuring both classroom learning and practical applications.
There’s so much to experience at The Bend Motorsport Park, why not extend your stay and book from their range of on-site accommodation.
Suites at the Rydges Pit Lane Hotel boasts views directly over the main motor racing circuit, so you’ll never miss out on trackside life. However, its well-insulated rooms and double-glazed windows ensure soundproof relaxation – for when you need a little recharge.
If you’d prefer to be on ground-level, the BIG4 The Bend Holiday Park is our recommendation. Take your pick from 3-5 bedroom villas, powered sites for caravanning, or unpowered sites for camping.
Our region is full of adventure, so wander out to the Coorong National Park. It’s the perfect spot to go off-road with your 4×4, cast a line, head off on a scenic walking trail, or go birdwatching or kayaking.
On your way over, make sure to stop in at the picturesque town of Meningie, where you can explore the lakefront reserve inhabited with pelicans and swans. Stand back and take in the beauty from the jetty.
If the kids are in tow, make a beeline for the Storm Boy -hemed nature play area, and don’t forget to visit the “Birdman of the Coorong”, the statue built to recognise the infamous bushranger that trekked the Coorong on an ostrich. You can hop on for a fun photo.
If you’d rather sit back and relax, let Spirit of the Coorong take you on a 2-hour, 3.5 hour, and 6-hour cruise from Goolwa into the Murray Mouth and Coorong lagoons.
There’s so much to see and do on your next visit!