Stress Free arrival for Go East Rally !

Customs, biosecurity & immigration clearance into New Caledonia for Go East Rally at Ilot Maitre, New Caledonia.

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With the assistance of Noumea Yacht Services & New Caledonia Tourism and the support of Escapade Ilot Maitre the Down Under Rally has made it possible for participants in the Go East Rally to pick up a FREE MOORING (subject to availability) or anchor at Ilot Maitre when they arrive in New Caledonia without having to proceed directly to Noumea for clearance.

Clearance Information

  • The costs associated with obtaining clearances for each vessel and TWO crew members are included in the rally entry fee.

  • Full Inward clearance into New Caledonia including Customs, Biosecurity & Immigration clearances will be carried out at Ilot Maitre for all yachts who are registered participants in the Go East Rally.

  • Clearances of the participating yachts will begin on the day the first vessel of the rally fleet arrives in New Caledonia which is expected to be 5 days after the date the rally departs the Gold Coast Queensland Australia.

  • Clearances will continue to be conducted until the last of the fleet arrives which is expected to be within 7 days of the date the rally departs the Gold Coast.

  • Clearances take place Monday-Friday. Vessel who arrive on a weekend will be processed on the following Monday.

And then the fun begins !

Rally Events and end of passage celebrations.

All events are free to attend for rally participants (2 persons per vessel. Extra Crew & or guests $150.00 pp) 

Event programme and inclusions.

Daytime events

  • Morning Yoga with Yoga4Yachties

  • Welcome to New Caledonia presentation by New Caledonia Tourism

  • Cruising New Caledonia presentation

  • Cruising Vanuatu presentation

  • Cruisers Olympics- (fun for all ages- take part & win prizes)

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Evening Events

End of passage party !

Anything Nautical Theme !

  • Welcome cocktail compliments of New Caledonia Tourism

  • Traditional welcome and dance display by local group WE CE CA

  • Buffet Feast then unwind & celebrate your arrival with live music and dancing till late.

  • Party theme Anything Nautical - Just for fun, come dressed as anything nautical! Pirates, wenches, captains, deckhands, mermaids, sea monsters, sailors, all welcome. . Prizes for best dressed.

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Rally participants also receive:

  • Use of Ilot Maitre resort facilities for 1 week.

  • Discount off buffet meals at the resort restaurant for 1 week.

  • Daily happy hour drink specials for 1 week

  • 40% Discount on transfers on the fast catamaran between Ilot Maitre and Noumea for 1 week. (This makes it really easy to re-provision and explore the city without having to worry about where to leave the boat in Noumea)

PLEASE NOTE: Events are scheduled to take place 7 days after the scheduled rally departure date. Should the rally departure date be delayed the event date will also change accordingly.

Interested in joining the Go East Rally ?

Submit an obligation free expression of interest and we will send you more information about the rally entry fee and benefits.