The Ampol Trial was conducted between June 20 and July 5.
1970 Ampol Trial
Results and entry list
|1=||Jean-Claude Ogier / Lucette Ogier||Citroen DS 21||60|
|1=||Edgar Herrman / Hans Schuller||Datsun 1600 SSS||60|
|3||Colin Bond / Tony Roberts / Brian Hope||Holden Monaro GTS||76|
|4||Jack Ellis / Bob Forsyth||Falcon XW GS||95|
|5||Doug Stewart / George Shepheard||Colt SS||97|
|6||Doug Chivas / Bob Riley||Colt SS||129|
|7||Barry Lloyd / Albert Browne||Colt SS||138|
|8||David McKay / Graham Watson / John Sproule||Citroen DS 21||145|
|9||Stewart McLeod / Jack Lock||Datsun 1600||169|
|10||Allan Lawson / Garry Connelly||Mazda R100||176|
The Ampol Rally was a separate event and saw crews converge on Port Augusta before tackling a series of stages through the Flinders Ranges and on to Alice Springs where the Ampol Trial began.
The Ampol Trial then went from Alice Springs through to Mount Isa, Cooktown, Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane, Baradine, Wagga, Murrayville, Adelaide, Melbourne, Albury, Bathurst to Sydney.
Route Instructions Rally Stage 1 (Sydney to Port Augusta)
Route Instructions Rally Stage 2 (Port Augusta to Alice Springs)
Route Instructions Trial Stage 1 (Alice Springs to Mt Isa)
Route Instructions Trial Stage 2 (Mt Isa to Cooktown
Route Instructions Trial Stage 3 (Cooktown to Townsville)
Route Instructions Trial Stage 4 (Townsville to Brisbane)
Route Instructions Trial Stage 5 (Brisbane to Wagga)
Route Instructions Trial Stage 6 (Wagga to Adelaide)
Route Instructions Trial Stage 7 (Adelaide to Melbourne)
Route Instructions Trial Stage 8 (Melbourne to Albury)
Route Instructions Trial Stage 9A (Albury to Cooma)
Route Instructions Trial Stage 9B (Cooma to Bathurst)
Route Instructions Trial Stage 10 (Bathurst to Sydney)
There were two parts of the route that were in Victoria. First, on the division between Wagga and Adelaide, the route traversed the Moonlight Tank Road through the Big Desert. After Adelaide, there was a fairly easy run through western Victoria to a break in Melbourne followed by serious competitive stages through Matlock, Jamieson, Whitfield and Beechworth to Albury. After Albury the route went back into Victoria, passing through Mitta Mitta, Omeo, Bruthen and Murrindal enroute to Cooma.