The Northern Territory of Australia is getting set to host a regatta with a difference to entertain visitors and locals alike this August.

The Northern Territory of Australia is getting set to host a regatta with a difference to entertain visitors and locals alike this August.

Alice Springs will become the venue of the Henley-On-Todd Regatta, where individuals will take part in a boat race on a dry river bed.

“Spectators watch seemingly sane people race in bottoml’eights, oxford tubs, bath tubs and yachts through the deep coarse sand,” explained Australia.com.

The event is in its 48th year and was started as an Australian version of the Henley-On-Thames event held between Cambridge and Oxford Universities.

Brits on holiday in Australia on August 22nd may wish to attend the event, which organisers claim will offer spectators “hilarity from under the shade of gum trees”.

Everyone is invited to attend and people can even make their own boat and join the parade, they add.

Alice Springs is located approximately 200 kilometres south of the centre of Australia, around 445 kilometres north-east of Uluru.

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