National Rally 2022
The 2022 Ulysses Club National Rally will be held in Warwick, Queensland. The Rally runs for 7 days from Monday 4th April through to Sunday 10th April, in South-East Queensland and will be held at the Warwick Showgrounds on the Southern Downs. We have a variety of activities planned including Dinners, Entertainment, organised rides and sightseeing trips including an evening steam train trip with dinner. The Annual General Meeting and Extended National Committee Meeting will be held on site in the super tent.
Warwick is in the Southern Downs and Granite Belt region of South East Queensland. Warwick is a town of 14,000 with some 800 hard accommodation beds available in the region of 28,000 residents.
Our Rides Coordinator has been busy planning a series of both local and further afield rides, both guided and self-guided. Visit the Stanthorpe wineries and the Ulysses Club Memorial Garden at Somerset Dam as well as all the local attractions, quaint little villages, rustic pubs, cafes and coffee shops. For those with adventure bikes, we will also plan rides through state forests and surrounding areas.
Our Grand Parade will be a great ride through the streets of Warwick and taking in some of the local residential area bordering the Golf Course where there will be ample room for the local community to gather and welcome you to town.
“What about COVID?”
We have everything crossed that the borders will open and there will be unrestricted domestic travel. The Rally will be conducted to conform fully with the Qld Health Rules as declared from time to time. Given the direction other states have taken to date we would strongly encourage those planning to attend the Rally to be fully vaccinated. The membership will be informed in early 2022 when the Qld government announces their Covid -19 Regulations regarding public gatherings.
Like to be involved?
The Rally committee consists of a management team of 10 members overseeing and managing 30 portfolios. Some managers and portfolio coordinators have taken on multiple roles. If you can assist by taking over one of these tasks and lighten the load for another in the months leading up to your event, we would be appreciative of your assistance. Please contact Helen Larter, Rally Director on [email protected] or phone 0418 756 219 and leave a message.
Things to see and do #1
Warwick is the centre of a region steeped in history, being the area of first European pastoral settlement in what was to become Queensland. The Leslie brothers took up holdings in the area to farm sheep and today Glengallen Homestead and Heritage Centre, located on part of their original holdings, is open to visitors after a $2m restoration by local volunteers.
Take a visit to the homestead, enjoy a scrumptious morning tea, and soak up the history.
Things to see and do #2
Want to step back to a time when travel was a little more leisurely? Why not take a nostalgic trip of a bygone era specially booked for Ulysses Club Members?
We have arranged for a Warwick to Clifton return by heritage train with dinner in Clifton on the Friday night of the rally.
Depart Warwick Railway Station at 5:00pm for a leisurely heritage train trip across the beautiful Darling Downs.
Experience our spectacular countryside, wooden railway bridges, rock cuttings, villages, townships and waterways along the way, and the wide night sky on the way home.
We arrive in Clifton at approximately 6.30pm and enjoy Dinner (included in fare) at one of the Clifton Hotels. You have time for a walk around the main street of Clifton after dinner.
We depart Clifton at 8.00pm arriving back at the Warwick Railway Station at approximately 9.30pm.
Details of how to book will be posted on the Rally website, so keep an eye out. Don’t leave it too late as numbers are limited.
More information coming soon...