Community & Business

24 August, 2023

Rally to drive awareness and turn region blue

THIS year’s Smokey Blue Rally will be kicking off from Ravenshoe on 16 September, with the popular event promising to be bigger and better than ever.

Photo: Moyamoya Australia Facebook Page
Photo: Moyamoya Australia Facebook Page

The rally is an annual event by Moyamoya Australia, designed to not only raise money for the foundation but also help bring local businesses exposure. 

Starting at 9am in Ravenshoe and going through the township of Mareeba, Tolga, Yungaburra, Malanda, Atherton, Walkamin and Kuranda, each business to “check in” has a clue which will lead to the next treasure. 

Organiser and founder of Moyamoya Australia Nicola Baker said she was excited to see the event gain popularity and hopes this year will be one of the best yet.

“This is the fourth Smokey Blue. Each year we are gaining popularity as this event is open to all ages and abilities, as long as you have a roadworthy car and a licenced driver, then you can join in the fun,” she said. 

“We have some really fun hiding spots for our treasures this year, and we will be ending in Mareeba this year.

“We are seeking support from local businesses for prizes and would love to see our region dressed in Blue!”

Th event will conclude in Mareeba at the Gateway Hotel with an awards dinner. 

Rally tickets are $30 an adult and $20 a child. To register, visit


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