Sports travel on track

Sports travel on track

The perennial Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 wrapped up for 2017 last week, and travelling to the event with Williment Sports Travel was the ultimate for motorsport fans. Williment Sports Travel package, the Orange 4 Night Tour, was hosted from start to finish with 24/7 assistance and included airfares, accommodation, daily breakfast, coach transfers from the airport and daily track transfers. Official Grandstand, 10 event tickets and paddock passes were also supplied.


A Williment function was held Saturday evening with drinks and nibbles but most importantly had Greg Murphy as the celebrity guest speaker. Murphy, the professional New Zealand racing driver, is best known as a four-time winner of the Bathurst 1000. Phil Mazey, product manager of Williment Travel says that along with FIT leisure travellers there has certainly been an increase in corporates running incentive trips for their valued clients in recent years.

The upgrade to the Williment Travel Hospitality Villa has vast opportunities for corporate bookings because it is fully catered. The view of the track from the villa is as good as it gets, along with being out of the rain, which was difficult to endeavour if you were on the ground on Sunday this year. Kiwis in the group were hopeful when Scott McLaughlin took out the Armor All Top 10 Shootout with a new lap record on Saturday.


Race day was complemented by a show from the Air Force Roulettes and F/A-18 Hornet before the Bathurst 1000 was won by Australian Holden Commodore drivers Dave Reynolds and Luke Youlden. The tour was topped off on the final day with the motorsport fans able to walk the track. Mazey says travel agents choose to deal with Williment Travel due to the company’s reputation for creating and delivering 50 years of travel experiences to Kiwi sports fans in all major sporting events worldwide.

Williment Sports Travel’s upcoming motorsport events include 20-22 October 2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix; 20-22 October 2017 Gold Coast 600; 3-5 November 2017 ITM Auckland SuperSprint and 22-25 March 2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.

– Patrea Robson