Plenty Else To Do

July 20,  2023

Need a break from the Sprints competition? There's plenty else to do!

Don't miss the quaint and colourful Vintage Caravans and their equally colourful tow vehicles in the paddock behind the Royal Hotel and on Sunday (only) head to the area behind the Leyburn Motel for a glistening display of cars and bikes in the Shannons Show ‘n’ Shine. They’re competing for trophies, so are sure to be looking their best.

There’s so much more to see and do. Join the welcome barbecue and mingle with the drivers on Friday afternoon from 4.30pm and enjoy a cold drink and sausage for a gold coin donation. Using your mobile phone, buy tickets to win a hot lap ride in one of four super-quick race cars. You can take a helicopter ride, too, get some great food and drinks and listen to live music at the Royal and the RSL club. Visit the market stalls and the merchandise tent in Warwick Street to buy your 2023-edition hats, shirts and other souvenirs.

Other helpful information:

  • Tickets (on-line or at the gate), adult Day $25, Weekend $35; children under 14 free
  • Roadside parking surrounding the event precinct is free and abundant for general admission ticketholders
  • Where to stay – last-minute camping is available at four local Hipcamp sites – check the camping tab on our website for details. Also, there are many other options in the region between Toowoomba and Warwick, including motels, classic country pubs, AirBnbs and farm stays. Check Southern Queensland Country for suggestions.
  • Directions - Leyburn is on Toowoomba–Karara Road, via scenic routes 195kms west of Brisbane, 66kms south-west of Toowoomba and 61kms north-west of Warwick. See RACQ Trip Planner for directions.