From: Friday, August 24 2007, 8:00 am
to: Saturday, September 1 2007, 3:00 pm
Often referred to as "Australia's Paris to Dakar", the Australian Safari is the country's ultimate off-road adventure. After a two-year break, it returns in 2007 with a fresh look and a new route, covering 5500km (3417 miles) cross-country through Western Australia and providing a thorough test of motoring endurance for four-wheel-drives, two-wheel-drives, motorbikes and quad bikes.
The most recent races - 2002 to 2004 - were held at Bathurst in New South Wales. Prior to that the previous three years (1999 to 2001) had been the prerogative of the Northern Territory. In 2007 the race turns west, starting in the township of Kununurra, 1000km from Broome, and finishing in the state capital of Perth.