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The first weekend in October will see Tamworth, the Country Music Capital revving up for the inaugural National Thunder Motorcycle Rally.

To be held at the renowned Australian Equine Livestock and Events Centre (AELEC), rally goers who attended the 2015 HOG rally will know what to expect at this state-of-the-art facility. National Thunder will offer four huge days of bikes, music and food and all brands are invited to take part in the weekend including the National Thunder run.

This event won’t be short of entertainment with the Thunder Stage rocking until late each evening hosting tribute bands delivering everyone’s favourite hits including The Eagles, Cold Chisel, ACDC, INXS and Creedence.

Dave Manchon and his Rooftop Express team will be back after the success of the 2015 HOG performance with a special National Thunder Horse Spectacular. The Horse Spectacular will bring horse power and ‘horse power’ together in a one-time only show.

If you’re not one to sit back and relax, a series of planned rides will be on offer over the weekend allowing you to explore the Tamworth region. Whether it’s the scenic route to Nundle, or the well travelled Fossickers Way between Manilla and Barraba, there is plenty of opportunity to explore.

With plenty of accommodation options, you’ll be sure to find something to suit your needs. Stay on site with camping available from as little as $21.94 per night, there is no need to bring your camping gear with tents provided and a range of add ons that include air mattresses, sleeping bags and a breakfast option. A long list of accommodation can be found on the National Thunder website.

With all of the perks of a regular rally plus so much more, you won’t be disappointed.

  • For $149 you’ll receive;
  • 1 * National Thunder Motorcycle Rally Pin
  • 1 * National Thunder Motorcycle Rally Patch
  • 1 * National Thunder Motorcycle Rally Shirt
  • 1 * National Thunder Motorcycle Rally Raffle ticket valued at $50 proudly supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern NSW
  • 1 * National Thunder Motorcycle Rally wristband, providing full access to the entire rally program including; Thunder Stage entertainment, the National Thunder Horse Spectacular, trade sites, organised rides and so much more!