And they’re off.
Around 40 travellers hit the road on Tuesday morning in cars that cost them less than $2000 for the annual ‘Bangers to Bluff’ rally.
Organised by the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay, the ‘Bangers to Bluff’ rally is an opportunity for a small group of like-minded adventurers to travel from Auckland to Bluff on a carefully crafted route.
The rally raises money for different charities, with this year’s funds going to Multiple Sclerosis NZ and Hopeworks Foundation.
The journey will take the travellers 12 days, ending on April 13.
Driving along roads less travelled will see the group visit the East Cape, the inland road to Hanmer Springs and the SH99 between Te Anau and Invercargill.
The rally registration cost is $500 and, in addition participants must raise a further $500, in sponsorship donations.
At the end of the rally there will be an auction with proceeds going to charity.
For more information on entering the Bangers to Bluff rally next year visit www.bangerstobluff.co.nz.