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Nationals Event Program

We have hand picked the best of Canberra and designed a program with everybody in mind. Whether you want to go on a spirited drive, test your skills in a motorkhana or self drive at your own pace there is something here for you.  Our Gala dinner at the National Museum of Australia will be a night to remember and we look forward to welcoming you and your family to Canberra. 

Note: To attend any events you must Register and pay the one time registration cost of $45.00.


Day 1 - Friday 11 March 2022


Registration Session - Friday
Register for the BMW Nationals 2022 from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm at Canberra BMW. At registration you will be given a goodie bag containing a program, discount vouchers, merchandise and a Raffle ticket for your chance to experience a once in a lifetime ride in an Ampihcar on Lake Burley Griffin.


Registration Session - Friday
Start
5.30 pm Finish 7.00 pm
Location  2 Botany Street Phillip ACT 2606
Parking Grenville Ct Phillip
One time Cost $45.00
Registration 
Required

Welcome and Nationals 2022 Overview
The welcome and overview of the Nationals 2022 starts at 7.00 pm at Canberra BMW. Presented by Patrick Van Den Bogaart (Dealer Principal of Canberra BMW) and the President of BMW Club Canberra.

A light meal, beer, wine and soft drinks will be provided by Canberra BMW.


Nationals Welcome and Overview
Start
7.00 pm Finish 9.00 pm
Location  2 Botany Street Phillip ACT 2606
Parking Grenville Ct Phillip
Cost $30.00 per person
Registration Required



Day 2 - Saturday 12 March 2022


Canberra Balloon Spectacular 
Canberra Balloon Spectacular is an annual event where locals and tourists gather at various vantage points throughout the city to watch the spectacular view of more than thirty balloons that decorate the sky. This is one of the leading balloon events in the world due to Canberra’s favourable flying conditions. 

Canberra Balloon Spectacular
Start 5.00 am
Location Lawns of Old Parliament House Canberra 
Cost As per Festivals website
Hosted by the ACT Government.



Registration Session - Saturday
For those that could not make the registration session on Friday, Register for the BMW Nationals 2022 from 7.00 am to 10.00 am at the Mercure Hotel in Braddon in the Ainslie Room. At registration you will be given a goodie bag containing a program, discount vouchers, merchandise and a Raffle ticket for your chance to experience a once in a lifetime ride in an Ampihcar on Lake Burley Griffin.


Registration Session - Saturday
Start
7.00 am Finish 10.00 am
Location Mercure Hotel, Corner Ainslie Ave and Limestone Ave Braddon ACT
One time Cost $45.00
Registration Required


Early Morning Drive
We’ll make an early escape from Canberra with a quick scenic drive, lead by our members, to the picturesque Cotter Reserve, the remote Uriarra Village and then we’ll return to Canberra via the historical town of Yass. Includes light refreshments.

Early Morning Drive
Start
8.00 am Finish 12.00 pm
Location Meet at Weston Creek Shopping Centre Carpark Liardet Street (Behind McDonalds)  
Cost $15.00
Registration Required



Self Drive tours of Canberra or other Activities
If cruising around town at your own pace is more your style, we have developed four self-drive tours around Canberra, with interesting facts shared by our club members with insider knowledge. Choose your own tour: Embassies, Galleries, Iconic Buildings and Landscapes.

Self Drive Tours
Start
8.00 am Finish 12.00 pm

Location As per self drive tour
Cost
 Depending on how many ice creams you have
Registration Not Required



Concours and Show N Shine
Held at the new Kambri precinct at ANU, the finest BMW’s from around the country will gather in the spectacular Autumn sunshine. Vote for your favourite Beemer and chat to the owners, or visit the many book shops, bars and cafes in the precinct and marvel at the facilities at one of the leading universities in the world. Winners of the Concurs and people choice awards cars will be included in the display at the Gala Event.

Show and Shine
Start
12.30 pm Finish 3.30 pm
Location Cultural Centre Kambri Australian National University University Ave Action Cost $20.00
Registration Required



Afternoon Drive
Start this guided drive will start at Mt Ainslie, then onto Red Hill, Abortorium then take a country drive out to the famous Tidbinbilla Tracking Station and finally visit the Black Mountain Telstra Tower.  

Afternoon Drive
Start
 3.00 pm Finish 5.00 pm
Location Mt Anslie
Cost $15.00
Registration Required



Various Options for the evening
Spend the evening dining in one of Canberra’s unique restaurants with other Nationals participants or go exploring on your own.  We will provide you with a list of recommended dining experiences.


Start 7.00 pm Finish up to you !
Registration Not Required



Day 3 - SUNDAY 13 March 2022


Canberra Balloon Spectacular 
Canberra Balloon Spectacular is an annual event where locals and tourists gather at various vantage points throughout the city to watch the spectacular view of more than thirty balloons that decorate the sky. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular is one leading balloon events in the world due to Canberra’s favourable flying conditions.

Canberra Balloon Spectacular
Start 5.00 am
Location Lawns of Old Parliament House Canberra
Cost As per Festivals website
Hosted by the ACT Government.




Early Morning Drive
We will take the stunning scenic drive out to the remote mining town of Wee Jasper then return via Yass to Canberra. With spectacular twists and turns, this is a memorable drive with great views and will challenge drivers at times. Includes light refreshments.


Start 8.00 am Finish 12.30 pm
Location Meet at Weston Creek Shopping Centre Carpark Liardet Street (Behind McDonalds)   
Cost $15.00
Registration Required



Ampihcar Tour Raffle Winner Announcement (10.00 am)
Your Registration to the BMW Nationals includes a $5 Raffle ticket to win a money-can’t-buy prize of a lifetime (Or additional tickets can be purchased online). We’ve cut through the red tape to enable the winner to experience a ride in the Ampihcar as it travels across Lake Burley Griffin to the National Museum of Australia. Arrive in style at our Gala Dinner and leave with a story your friends and family will find hard to believe. Includes a framed drone photo of you on the water and video footage taken by a drone pilot. Money raised from the Raffle goes to a deserving local charity, Marymead.


Ampihcar winners departures time
Start 2.00 pm Finish 4.00 pm
Location Sutton Road Driver Training Centre
4441 Sutton Road, Majura ACT
Cost Included in Registration




Motorsports
This is a driver’s event not to be missed. Join us at the Sutton Road Driver Training Centre for a variety of activities designed to test your driving skills, including a skip pan session, motorkhana activities and a dyno session.

Bring your BMW excess items for exclusive boot sale.

Motorsports
Start 9.00 am Finish 4.00 pm
Location Sutton Road Driver Training Centre
4441 Sutton Road, Majura ACT

Cost
Motorkhana $70.00 per driver
Skid Pan $30.00 per driver
Dyno $25.00 per car
All Motorsport events Pass $100.00 per driver
Registration Required



BBQ Lunch
The BMW Club Canberra will put on a BBQ lunch at the Sutton Road Driver Training Centre. Spend time in the sun with your new friends as we treat you to lunch and drinks on site.

Our host will be Tony Nassar and world famous foods!

BBQ Lunch
Start
11.30 am Finish 1.30 pm
Location Sutton Road Driver Training Centre
4441 Sutton Road, Majura ACT
Cost $20.00 per person
Registration
Required


Gala Dinner - National Museum of Australia

Join us for a night to remember! Enjoy a two course dinner in the foyer of the world renown National Museum of Australia. Hear from special Guest Speakers and dine surrounded by BMW vehicles on display including the winners from the Concurs and peoples choice. Current model BMW's will be provided courtesy of Canberra BMW.

Gala Dinner
Start 6.30 pm Finish 10.30 pm
Location National Museum of Australia, Lawson Cres Action ACT 
Cost $85.00 per person
Registration Required


Day 4 - monday 14 March 2022


Spirited Drive South
Drivers heading south east can say good bye to Canberra in the best way possible – a spirited drive south through the Snowy mountain towns of Cooma, Adaminaby, and Tumut before heading out to the Hume Highway to make your way home.

Spirited Drive South
Start 10.00 am
Location National Museum of Australia car park, Lawson Cres Action ACT 
Cost No Cost
Registration Required



Spirited Drive North
Drivers heading north can say farewell to Canberra via the picturesque country towns of Bungendore, Tarago, Nerriga, Nowra, Kangaroo Valley and Moss Vale before heading back to the Hume Highway to make your way home.

Spirited Drive North
Start 10.00 am
Location National Museum of Australia car park, Lawson Cres Action ACT 
Cost No Cost
Registration Required




About us

BMW Car Club Canberra is made up of BMW enthusiasts brought together by one of the world’s greatest motoring companies. It is an official car club, fully insured and supported by BMW AG. Most of our drives take place in Canberra and the surrounding areas including the NW South Coast and Southern Tablelands. We’ve been active since 1985.



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Joining the BMW Club not only unlocks countless opportunities for you to get to know your car, but also for you to engage with other BMW enthusiasts, get some track action with your BMW and most of all have fun. You’ll also get access to the wealth of BMW knowledge held by other members, and discounts on BMW driver training, BMW parts & servicing.

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