Buckley’s 24 Adventure Race

Saturday 26th of October 2024 - Sunday 27th of October 2024

On 27 December 1803 Convict William Buckley escaped into the Otways... read more.

Upcoming Dates

Sat Oct 26th, Sun Oct 27th


On 27 December 1803 Convict William Buckley escaped into the Otways. Many said he no chance of surviving – it became known as Buckley’s Chance. He emerged 32 years later.

They’re hoping teams make it back in 24hrs.

The Buckley’s 24 is a classic non-stop 24hr adventure race involving trekking, mountain biking, kayaking and other adventure disciplines. Teams of two or four must navigate their way unsupported through an epic 120km plus course that is only revealed to them hours before the race.

The Buckley’s half course covers just over half the distance and is open to teams of two and four. Teams have 24hrs to complete the epic course. The legs are challenging, but with 24hrs and a shorter distance teams have a greater chance to reach the finish line.


  • Outdoors NSW & ACT
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilet

All Accommodation

Camp Cooriemungle


No.1 William St

Port Fairy

Winchelsea Motel


Anglesea Backpackers


All Things To Do

Places To Eat & Drink

The RAWR Bar

Apollo Bay

Otway Chai

Deans Marsh

The Perch at Lavers Hill

Lavers Hill

Emu Cafe at Wildlife Wonders

Apollo Bay

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