Greetings All,Firstly, I want to let you all know that I have recruited the help of AussieSteve and Spratty to help organise this rally. This way we get a bit of involvement from a few states.
On the weekend Annie and I went to Broken Hill to check out the accomodation options for the 2016 rally. It was a hard call because the accomodation there was at both ends of the scale with no middle ground. Prices were all over the shop and what should have been reasonable priced accomodation turned out to be grossly overpriced and vica versa.
Even so we managed to find a jewel amongst the slag heap at the Gateway Motor Inn. I am pretty sure you will be impressed with the quality of the accomodation and equally that you are getting value for money here. Our hosts are Trevor and Sandra and are a lovely couple. We have tentatively booked the whole motel for the weekend of the 11th to the 13th March 2016. When you ring or email to make your booking please advise them that you are part of the CCC or Cruiser Customizing Rally and you will get a booking, while they are available. If you dont mention this then you may be told there are no rooms available that week end.
They have a few rooms that are twin (2) and triple(2) share so if you are a solo traveller and happy to share the cost then contact the others first, then make the booking. All other rooms are queen rooms. I would recommend making a tentative booking now to secure a room.
Contact details are:
Trevor and Sandra Chaproniere
201 Galena St
Broken Hill NSW 2880
Ph 08 80887013
In the event that the motel books out, we have looked at two options for any overflow. I would recommend making a tentative booking to secure a room.
Overflow Option 1 is the Outback Holiday Villas. These are self contained cottages and about 150 m from the Motel. They are very well maintained and reasonably priced as well. They have 1 to 3 bedroom cottages. This is the option I would recommend as Jill was very helpful and eager to meet our needs and costs. Once again if it gets to the stage that we need this option you will need to mention the CCC rally.
Address: 2-4 Tramway Terrace, Broken Hill, NSW, 2880
Overflow Option 2 is probably what you want. This is where we stayed for our recce, the Broken Hill Tourist Park. The cabins are average and they wouldnt do a package deal or discount for groups, despite the website telling you they do. We spoke to them prior to booking this weekend and they said the would work out a package deal for us however, when we arrived they said no discounts and no special rates. Considering we paid $110 a night for a pathetic little cabin, I wished we had looked around first. Even so it is cheaper than others and better than most of the motels. The park is about 500 m from the Motel. there is no need to mention the rally here because they wont discount anyway.
I have got your email addresses from Aussie Steve's Katoomba mailing list, so if you think I have missed some one let me know and I will add them to the mailing list. Also let me know if you dont want to be kept up to date with the developments on the rally.
All that is left to do now is make your booking and get ready for the ride
Ride safe all
Beachy and Annie