Children lined the fences of Inverell Public School on Friday as they watched cars bearing pirate flags and blasting the Ghostbusters theme tune roll in.
On their seventh day of a 2,200 km journey, raising around $35,000 for children in need, 20 Variety Bash teams were excited to stop by the local school. The group were travelling all the way from Yarra Glen in Victoria to Byron Bay.
Dressed in a range of colourful costumes - from sumo wrestlers to pirates - the group met with students, enjoyed a lunch provided by the P&C and gave out gifts.
"It's all about family," Variety Victoria chief executive officer Janette Connelly said. She said the children in each team were expected to raise around $500 for each car participating.
"Yesterday and the day before we were in really, really dry area and then coming up today, it's been beautiful and green. It was such a change," Ms Connelly said.
"The children have been able to see the change in the environment."
School principal Ally Campbell was happy the group chose to visit Inverell Public, and proud of the P&C for their generous spread. She said the visit was a good learning opportunity for the students.