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Targa Tasmania Reconnaissance Notes out now!

19-Jan-2015  Tracey Button

Reconnaissance notes for Targa Tasmania 2015 are now available!  Download here.

Smoothline has stage notes available for purchase through your your console.

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Smoothline notes now available for Targa Hellyer Gorge

09-Jan-2015  Alice McKenzie

Our mission to make Targa Hellyer Gorge the perfect introduction to tarmac rallying has received another boost today. We have forged an arrangement with Smoothline, our Stage Notes partner, to provide all first timer entrants with notes free of charge

Existing competitors will also benefit with Smoothline offering notes at a heavily reduced rate. This offering provides everyone the opportunity to experience why the majority of competitors at our events entrust Smoothline to provide high-quality, accurate and consistent notes. 

Further information can be accessed through the stage notes link in your competitor console, on or by calling Bernie from Smoothline on 0402 256 395

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Burnie Council backs newest Targa rally

05-Jan-2015  Tracey Button

Tasmania’s newest motorsport event, Targa Hellyer Gorge, has received a major boost with Burnie City Council signing on as the event’s major partner.

Burnie City Council has committed a significant amount of sponsorship for the inaugural Targa Hellyer Gorge, to be held on February 7.

The brand new event is designed to give first time drivers a taste of real Targa competition on one of Targa's most legendary stages, enabling them to learn what it takes to tackle the demanding week-long Targa Tasmania (27 April – 2 May, 2015).

It has also attracted more experienced competitors keen for a pre-Targa Tasmania hit out.

“Burnie City Council welcomes this new event and is very pleased to be a sponsor of the 2015 Targa Hellyer Gorge event.” Mayor Anita Dow said.

“We acknowledge the economic and community benefits this event will bring to our vibrant city.”

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Rally further into Tasmania's North West!

15-Jan-2015  Tracey Button

Run the well-known and legendary Targa road of Hellyer Gorge this February and rally further into Tasmania’s North West to discover why Tasmania triumphs in Lonely Planet’s Best for 2015 with these Wild Wilderness Escapes.

North West Tasmania has a rawness about it.  Much of the place has been left to just be.  The Gordon River, the Tarkine, Corinna; these are unpretentious patches of our island that look the same as they always have.  Head for these parts and get to know Tasmania’s wild personality and those who claim it as home turf including the Tasmanian devil.

1. Trail off into the Tarkine

There are places that have the power to move you. The Tarkine is one. Venture off on a four or six day walk with Tarkine Trails beneath a canopy of ancient myrtles and see how the Tarkine talks to you. Take the coastal trail, dotted with Aboriginal heritage and hidden coves or opt for a journey where day walks past giant fern trees, waterfalls and sassafras are rewarded with a nightly return to Tiger Ridge base camp.

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Tim Jones Funeral Notice

13-Jan-2015  Mark Perry

A Service to Celebrate the life of Mr. Timothy Peter Jones will be held at the Graham Family Funeral Home Chapel, corner of Risdon and Bay Roads, New Town in Hobart, this Saturday at 1.00 pm.  Family and friends are warmly invited to attend.  A Private Cremation will follow.  In lieu of flowers, please buy yourself a bottle of red wine!

Please click the link to view a heartfelt video tribute to Tim from the Photo Marketing Association of Australia.

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A new look Burnie - city of makers

06-Jan-2015  Tracey Button

The city of Burnie is the base for Targa's newest event, Targa Hellyer Gorge, and is Tasmania’s most westerly city.  What used to be a city to just drive through it is now part of a region that has a population of around 20,000 people and produces some of the world’s wicked wonders including sensational soft ripened cheese and to die for single malt whisky.

The area has perfect conditions for milk production and some of this goes into making wonderful cheese.  This can be tasted at The Cheese Shop at Makers’ Workshop and there are well stocked delis to tempt you with gourmet treats.

Hellyers Road Distillery produce a single malt whisky with its own distinct Tasmanian flavour, attributed to the clean local water and high quality ingredients.  Visitors are welcome at the distillery where you can take a tour to find out exactly what goes into making a sensational single malt.

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Tim Jones Obituary- On the behalf of Targa competitors

01-Jan-2015  Mark Perry

Thirteen Year Targa Tasmania competitor, Brian Dermott spent much time with Tim Jones working closely with Tim on his popular Zust magazine providing much of the content for the personalised competitor magazine.

Brian shares his experiences with Tim and thoughts on the behalf of Targa competitors.

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Vale- Tim Jones

01-Jan-2015  Mark Perry

Vale- Tim Jones

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Targa Hellyer Gorge

18-Dec-2014  Alice McKenzie

All I want for Christmas is a FREE entry into Targa Tasmania - No problems! 

There are still places available for Targa Hellyer Gorge on the 7th FEB 2015.
Don't miss out on your opportunity to win the BIGGEST prize in Tarmac Rally - a FREE entry into the Ultimate Tarmac Rally.

Targa Hellyer Gorge is offering up THREE free entries to the winners of Rookie Classic, Rookie Early Modern and Rookie Modern.

To secure your entry or for more information Sign up at or contact  Alice McKenzie on phone: 03 6221 8888  

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Targa Tasmania 2015 Course Preview

10-Dec-2014  Alice McKenzie

It is with great excitement that we give you a sneak peak of the revamped Targa Tasmania course for 2015.  

We return to Hobart in earnest for the first time since 2007 with the awesome Longley stage now being the final stage of the event that is sure to sort out the winners across the myriad of competitions, categories and classes that make up the Ultimate Tarmac Rally.  We return to a single night in Strahan and we will finish the event in style on the Hobart waterfront for the first time since 1993. 

CLICK HERE to download your copy.

Reconnaissance notes will be available on the website before Christmas.  

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Targa High Country 2014 DVD with bonus party tape!

10-Dec-2014  Tracey Button

The Targa High Country DVD is now on sale for just $24.95 AND includes a party tape!

We still also have copies of the 2014 Targa Tasmania DVD along with back copies of DVDs from past events.

To purchase your copy, download the order form here or phone Tracey on 0447 770 812 or email

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Hunter Holden VL Walkinshaw: Targa High Country 2014 Highlights

03-Dec-2014  Erik Rathmayr

Check out #1 Hoon and Targa High Country 2014 Early Modern winners Adam & David Kaplan in their VL Walkinshaw. Awesome footage, plenty of exciting moments and how good is the noise from the big V8!

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Shannons Hot Laps with Jim Richards

28-Nov-2014  Tracey Button

Long term Targa Tasmania supporter and Major Partner of Targa High Country, Shannons Insurance, would like to congratulate the winners of the Jim Richards Sandown Hot Laps competition they ran as part of this year's Targa High Country.

The competition was run at the Mansfield TargaFest and the winners were Mr John Eisner and Ms Courtney Cooper.

Congratulations to you both!

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Longford Revival

28-Nov-2014  Alice McKenzie

Expression of Interest now open for the Longford Revival Festival 2015 

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High Country DVD out soon!

28-Nov-2014  Tracey Button

Copies of the 5th anniversary Targa High Country DVD will soon be available for purchase at $24.95 and will include a party tape!

Stay tuned for more info or download the form here here to pre-order in time for Christmas.

Targa Tasmanian 2014 DVDs still available along with a very small stock of some past events.

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It’s here! Wrest Point’s New Website...

27-Nov-2014  Tracey Button

Wrest Point is pleased to announce the release of our new website, designed with a fresh new look and user-friendly navigation.  Feel free to take a peek!

We encourage you to visit and explore the site – and also welcome any feedback.

There are new accommodation packages, a great show line-up and lots more...

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Love food & wine? You'll love the 'People of the Vines' Wine Dinner

27-Nov-2014  Tracey Button

A visit to Northern Tasmania for Targa Tasmania wouldn’t be complete without a unique wining and dining experience

Discover some of the local produce that Northern Tasmania has to offer by joining us at the People of the Vines Wine Dinner.

‘People of the Vines’ is a ground-breaking new observational documentary television series following six local winemakers through the drama of vintage in northern Tasmania. Join special guest and host of the series, Tyson Stelzer, for a culinary experience including a six course menu utilising fresh local produce, and matched with a feature wine from each of the Tamar Valley vineyard’s showcased in the series.

Wine, dine & mix it with the best in the business and help us to support and celebrate our local winemakers.

A one off event not to be missed!  Thursday 4th December from 7pm

$130 per person. Numbers are limited. Book now phone: 03 6335 5777

*Check out the Country Club Tasmanian Facebook page for your chance to WIN tickets.

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25-Nov-2014  Steve Bowen

EVO II Car #722 Bowen/Dominguez getting a little "AIR" on Gall's Gap Targa High Country 2014

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Spirit of Tasmania supporting the white ribbon cause

25-Nov-2014  Tracey Button

Spirit of Tasmania is proud to support White Ribbon Australia - an organisation that works to prevent male violence against women.

To show our support, we have created a video with men from different walks of life, including Channel 7 presenter Andrew O’Keefe, North Melbourne Football Club coach Brad Scott, Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman, and many others, uniting together with one common goal.

For more information on White Ribbon day visit

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RDA Brakes - delighted to be involved for a 5th year

25-Nov-2014  Tracey Button

RDA Brakes is proud to again sponsor Targa High Country, continuing its 10 years of support.

As an Event Partner we were thrilled at the number of entries and the local involvement.

The addition of new stages around Euroa as well as the move of the Mansfield street stage to a Saturday was great to see.

RDA Brakes is Australia’s largest brake parts wholesaler and has the fastest growing range of new applications.  We supply brake discs, pads, drums, shoes for all passenger, light commercial, performance, motorsport, 4WD, classics, exotics and Japanese imports.

For more information visit or to find your nearest stockist click here

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Targa Hellyer Gorge 2015

7 February 2015 - Details  |  Entry List

Targa Tasmania 2015

27 April - 2 May 2015 - Details   |  Entry List

Targa High Country 2015

6-8 November 2015