The Rules

  • No Glass

  • No Cars - No Dogs

  • 15km/hr on-site speed limit

  • No car trailers on site

  • Helmets to be worn when riding

  • No bike- no badge

  • No attendance – no badge

  • No Cancellations

  • No Refunds

  • No stockpiling of wood

  • No BYO Alcohol

Food And Petrol

  • The nearest petrol station is Beckers Transport at Oturehua, (1km).

    • Note: closed on Sunday.

    • Fill up before arriving at the Rally.

    • Saturday 5th June, between 10 am and 4 pm.

    • 95 & Diesel only.

  • Please support the locals as they support us.

  • Food is available and you can pre-order the meals when you register.

  • There is also the shop and food stalls and complimentary soup and apples.

  • Refreshments including beer, RTD's and non-alcoholic drinks are available to purchase on-site and EFTPOS is available.

  • Please note that glass is not permitted on site.

Liquor License Requirements

  • The entire Rally site is a designated licensed area and will be patrolled.

  • Please note that BYO alcohol & underage drinking will not be permitted.

  • Intoxicated people will be isolated and monitored for their own safety, and no longer served.

  • Please support us with these license requirements.

Day Trippers

  • Any friends and supporters attending the rally, not on a motorbike, who intend enjoying the hospitality of the rally will be expected to pay $60.00 cover charge (no badge). (50% Refund available if leaving the site before sunset).

Interislander Group Bookings - REFERENCE FA5439

Group Booking Reference: FA5439

Fares: Off Peak each way

Group Booking conditions and instructions for members are:

  • Each reservation must be made direct with Interislander –

  • Online at entering FA5439 in the discount code box

  • Every reservation will be given an expiry/payment date, required to be paid in full by that date

  • Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request

  • Bookings 90% refundable if cancelled after payment.

  • All owners need to bring their own tie-downs

    • Confirmed entry to the event to be shown at check-in or retail fares charged.

Fares valid for travel 01 May through to 30 June 2021

Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries - PROMO CODE MONKEY

Promo Code: MONKEY

    • The below rates are based on a one way or return trip and include GST.

    • Bookings are 90% refundable if cancelled after payment.

    • Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request.

    • Payment must be made when you book.

    • Fares valid for bookings from 3 February to 30 June 2020 for travel from 1 May to 30 June 2020.

    • All owners need to bring their own tie-downs.

    • Bikers need to show proof of entry to the Brass Monkey Rally when they check-in. If this isn’t

    • provided the standard fare will be charged.

    • This offer is not available in conjunction with any other offer.

    • Members will earn Airpoints dollarsTM

    • To book enter or quote the promo code MONKEY online at or via the

    • customer service centre on 0800 844 844.

Profit And Donations

Ever wondered what happens to the profits from the Brass Monkey Rally...

The Dunstan Trail

  • Stay on the Trail. If gates are locked, the trail is Closed. “THIS IS FOR YOUR SAFETY”.

      • Rescue services will be unable to come to your aid.

  • Be considerate of others on the trail and keep left.

  • Plan to arrive on-site during daylight hours.

  • The route from Moa Creek to Ida Valley Back Road will be marked with fluoro arrows.

    • This is a Public Road, registered and warranted (WOF) bikes only.

    • ALL road rules must be obeyed.

    • No speeding.

    • No Alcohol.

    • The Police WILL be monitoring this.

The Dunstan trail is a public road, and historically the police have allowed us to advertise it as an alternative way of travelling to the Brass Monkey Rally for trail bikes, quads and four-wheel drive vehicles.

Unfortunately, last year the actions of a number of riders coming over the Dunstan Trail for last year’s Brass Monkey Rally caused very real safety concerns for organisers and the NZ Police.

A number of riders were dealt with by Police and subsequently convicted of driving with excess breath alcohol.

There were also a number of motorcycle crashes on the Dunstan Trail, three of which the victims were airlifted to Dunedin Hospital.

The Dunstan Trail is a public road, and as such any vehicles and riders travelling on it will need to comply with the Land Transport Act 1998, this means riders must drive to the conditions, vehicles must be registered and warranted and drivers must not drive if they are impaired by alcohol or drugs.

The NZ Police will be monitoring the Dunstan Trail and environs so expect to be stopped and spoken to. All riders spoken to will be breath tested.

Due to this move by the police, the OMCC will not be providing a road escort to the Rally site this year. This will not be needed as all vehicles must be road legal.

Child Safety

  • Due to multiple hazards on the rally site and the amount of traffic, please ensure adequate parental supervision is provided.

  • All children riding on-site are required to wear appropriate safety equipment.

Oturehua Winter Sports Club

(A letter from the Oturehua winter sports club March 2011.)

As president of the Oturehua Winter Sports Club, I am writing this as a thank you for your support over the last 30 years. Because of the Rally, our community is very self-sufficient not needing to go to outside organizations looking for funding for our local projects. Monies raised from the rally have gone towards, running and upkeep of the Hall, building new tennis courts, extending the Pavilion at the domain, support the school when it was open, cover and maintain the swimming pool, help local children with costs associated with regional sporting achievements, contribute towards costs of the local Ice hockey club and of course maintain our buildings and plant at the Dam and Rally site. We are a small community who all pull together over the rally weekend because we see the benefits of past rallies. So once again thank you for your support, patience and help over the weekend, we hope to see you this year, safe riding and hoping for a cool crisp Queens birthday weekend.

Greg Becker