Backstage Rally Australia.

The big throw down under.

A rally on the other side of the world: for Volkswagen Motorsport, the WRC run in Australia is the event that involves the longest journey. There are around 14,500 kilometres between Germany and Coffs Harbour, the location at the heart of the Rally Australia. A boomerang doesn’t fly as far, but the 238 metres achieved by Manuel Schütz from Switzerland is quite something: his record remains unbroken since 1999. Originally used as a traditional hunting weapon by the Australian Aborigines, these days boomerangs are also popular items of sports equipment and are sold for little money in the most diverse range of designs. Throwing a boomerang in a way that ensures it also comes back requires the right technique. With our detailed instructions and a little practice, you are sure to master it too.