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Tasmanian Tour 2017
23 October - 30 October
Tasmanian Register members Chris Edwards and Mike Hobden have been making plans for a Tour of the western half of Tasmania in 2017 to follow on from the Castlemaine Rally.
The Tour will start with a ferry crossing on Monday night with options of various cabins or lounge chairs. On Tuesday a delicious breakfast has been arranged at the House of Anvers Chocolate at La Trobe before continuing on to an overnight stop at Cradle Mountain situated at the start of the walking track through the wilderness heart of the State. Keen walkers may
have time to walk around Dove Lake on arrival or the next morning. There will be an optional whisky tasting to warm your hearts.
On Wednesday you will travel to Strahan on the West Coast for a two night stop. On Thursday morning there will be a cruise on the harbour followed by a trip on the scenic narrow gauge railway part of the way to Queenstown. On Friday the Tour travels to Hobart via Derwent Bridge where you can see ‘The Wall’. On Saturday there will be a display on the lawns of Parliament House arranged by Club Motori Italia at which we are invited to display our cars. This is quite close to Salamanca Place where the famous market will be operating.
It will be possible to leave the display in time to catch the ferry on Saturday night. Alternatively entrants may wish to stay another day or another week to visit the MONA gallery, the new excellent whisky distilleries or Port Arthur, tour back up the east coast, check out some of the Targa Tasmania road sections or many of the other interesting possibilities in Tasmania.
The total cost for the ferry, accommodation, meals, fuel etc. is estimated to be a bit over $2,600 per couple but could be more depending on individual choices.
Chris and Mike have had to make group bookings at the various locations to secure accommodation etc. as all the facilities are in high demand. Likewise the ferry is heavily booked, so they will be asking members to make a commitment to the Tour and book on the ferry early next year. So start planning to be on the Tour and think about your post Tour options.