Brass Monkey Rally - Online Shop

Welcome to our online shop here you can purchase merchandise from the Rally.

About the Rallly

The Rally is one of the last great motorcycling adventures in New Zealand.  The Rally is always held over Queens Birthday weekend at Oturehua.  Oturehua is in the heartland of Central Otago.  The reason this site was chosen was that of the climate extremes.

The site is as close as we could get to Ophir, which holds the record for both cold and heat for New Zealand. It can get as cold as Minus 10 deg C to Minus 20 deg C. UPDATE: Ophir is no longer the record holder, it has been found Ranfurly had a very cold -25.6 in 1903, perhaps we should say Oturehua is between the locations with the two coldest temperature recordings.

Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey, hence the name.While we cannot guarantee it, it does snow quite often over the weekend. This makes the challenge even greater.

The other reason for this location is the help we get from the Oturehua Winter Sports Club people. They provide the food for the rally.

Rally Location

Run by:   The Otago Motorcycle Club

3 Clark Street, Dunedin,  9016.

Site Address

3110 Ida Valley-Omakau Rd | Oturehua | New Zealand

Rally Hours


11 am - 11 pm


10 am - 11 am