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Every trail leads to an adventure in Tasmania

25-Feb-2015  Tracey Button

Everywhere you go on this island there’s a new touring route waiting to be explored, filled with characters you’ll adore.  Like Anita Dineen, the ‘maker of minor marvels’ whose award winning designs can be seen at the Design Tasmania Centre.

Then there’s her brother-in-law, award winning winemaker Jeremy Dineen.  As Chief Winemaker at Josef Chromy he’s been showing the world just how good Tasmanian wine is, winning 15 trophies and 260 medals in just 5 short years.

And as with every good road trip, there needs to be a bit of action and adventure.  Fortunately there’s plenty of that.  Why not swap the car for bike for a while and see why the world is quickly learning that every trail here leads to some of the best adventures on two wheels.  Then hit the road again and continue to explore Tasmania via its spectacular roads and drives all across the entire island.  Find more behind the scenery stories at GOBEHINDTHESCENERY.COM.AU

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Vale - Keri Simms

23-Feb-2015  Alice McKenzie

Vale Keri Simms

Targa Tasmania lost one of its long serving and hardworking senior officials over the weekend with the passing of Keri Simms. Keri or Kiwi as she was affectionately known, officiated at eleven running’s of the Ultimate Tarmac Rally fulfilling a lifelong dream of being a Stage Director in 2014 in spite of ongoing illness. Keri soldiered on leading her team onto the course each day all over the island to ensure our competitors and officials had a fantastic time wherever they were working. Keri sat on our Board of Management as part of her role thus achieving her goals at Targa Tasmania before sadly passing away.

On the behalf of all Targa competitors and officials, we pass our sincere condolences on to Josh, Sara Ann and family.

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Targa Hellyer Gorge 2015

10-Feb-2015  Alice McKenzie

The 2015 Targa Hellyer Gorge was an awesome day of grassroots racing over an iconic Targa stage in Northern Tasmania.  Competitors enjoyed nearly 100km of competitive racing on a day of sunshine.
Congratulations to all our winners across 10 competitions.  A special congratulations to our Rookie winners now on their way to Targa Tasmania.
Check out the Southern Cross package for a taste of Targa Hellyer Gorge. 

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11-Sep-2014  Alice McKenzie

This beautiful 69' Chevrolet Camaro RHD is now on sale for a reduced price 150,000 ono 

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27-Feb-2015  Barrie Smith

For Sale – Evo X SST Showroom 4WD Tarmac Rally Car - $50,000

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Cricket Wrold Cup Fever Hits Wrest Point!

27-Feb-2015  Tracey Button

Former Australian cricket champion, Mike Hussey abseiled down the Wrest Point Tower on Friday 23 January, as part of promoting the World Cup games in Hobart.

Click here to view the video of the abseil on the Wrest Point Facebook page

A convenient ferry service to all the games in Hobart is running from Wrest Point to Bellerive – visit for details

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Autumn Escape Offers from Country Club Tasmania

27-Feb-2015  Tracey Button

Escape to Country Club Tasmania this Autumn. Rooms from $149 including $30 food and beverage credit for use at 5 restaurants, 4 bars, mini bar & room service.

To book call 1800 030 211 or visit

*Terms and conditions apply

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Targa Hellyer Gorge 2015 Team Legacy

19-Feb-2015  Matthew Cardinaels

Press Release - Targa Hellyer Gorge 2015 Team Legacy 1972 Datsun 240z
Supported charities – Command Welfare Trust, Legacy
2nd Classic Outright
9th Overall

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CAR703 goes to Targa Tasmania 2008

14-Feb-2015  Geoffrey Bott

In 2007 I started to build a 1985 TWR JaguarSport XJS replica.  In 2008 the car was entered in our first Targa Tasmania.  This is a few highlights of the story.

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Targa Hellyer Gorge 2015 - Facebook photo gallery

12-Feb-2015  Erik Rathmayr

View all images on Facebook.

Be sure to tag yourselves and share for all your friends to see.

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Rookies take the prizes at new Targa

07-Feb-2015  Ian Chesterman

The inaugural Targa Hellyer Gorge has been a battle of the rookie drivers, with the first time Targa entrant Gippsland’s Brent Coleman taking the modern rookie honours, Tasmanian Steve Maguire was the Early Modern winner and Melbourne’s Peter Gluskie the quickest of the classic car novices.

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Great roads draw Targa competitors to Tassie

04-Feb-2015  Peter Whitten

The joy of driving a competition car on a magnificent piece of road is the carrot that has lured many of this weekend’s Targa Hellyer Gorge entrants to the north west of Tasmania.

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Local Targa attracts Cairns rookie

02-Feb-2015  Peter Whitten

While local drivers such as Eddie Maguire view Targa Hellyer Gorge as their home event, for Targa rookie Dylan Langeluddecke, nothing could be further from the truth.

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It's on again! Shannons Car & Bike Expo

30-Jan-2015  Tracey Button

If you have an interest in cars or bikes - or both! - then put Sunday 1st March in your calendar!

The 2015 Shannons Car & Bike Expo is a must-see event is Tasmania's largest car & bike expo, featuring vehicles of the last 100 years parked in their era order, car clubs and non car club enthusiasts most welcome.

The event also includes a swap meet, rocker cover racing, trade stand alley, food/drinks and live 50-60 music.

We require a 2 stickered Targa competition cars for a promotional display on the day so please email or call 0447 770 812 if you are able to help.  A great opportunity to give your sponsor some visibility!

Entry is a gold coin donation to the Rotary Club of Lindisfarne.

Location Charles Hand Park, Rosny - 10am to 3pm

No entry forms or cost to enter the Show & Shine, with all cars/bikes reqested to be on site by 9.45am.

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Travel by Sea and Kids go FREE!

29-Jan-2015  Tracey Button

Spirit of Tasmania offers the perfect pathway to a fun family holiday! And the kids travel for free!

See one family's adventure as they travel around the state and enjoy all the great activities and sites it has to offer.

The first video starts with the family boarding the ship, settling in and preparing for their journey over three days.

Day one shows the family arriving at Elizabeth Town for a hearty breakfast at Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm and stocking the boot with picnic goodies from Ashgrove Cheese Farm, getting up close and personal with Tassie Devils at Tasmania Zoo in Launceston and getting ready for the thrill of a lifetime with zipling adventures at Hollybank Treetops Adventure.

The road trip continues on day two with a picnic lunch at Richmond Bridge in the south and a tour through historical Port Arthur, the best spot for a “family selfie” at the top of Mount Wellington and then finishing up with fish and chips in one of Hobart’s best local spots at Mures.

On to Mount Field National Park for day three where the Birt family enjoy the natural, pristine beauty of Russell Falls, scream and squeal their way through the world’s largest maze complex in Tasmazia at Promised Land and indulge in pure waffle and hot chocolate goodness at the House of Anvers in Latrobe.

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Local driver eyes Targa Hellyer Gorge victory

29-Jan-2015  Peter Whitten

The winner of the most recent Targa event, Elliott’s Eddie Maguire, will be the headline act in the inaugural running of Targa Hellyer Gorge, to be held on Saturday, February 7.

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Lock in your Spirit of Tas booking for Targa 2015

29-Jan-2015  Tracey Button

Just a reminder to Targa Tas 2015 travellers that the Spirit of Tasmania block held for competitors and crews will be released on the 10th of February, so get in early to ensure you have your travel dates confirmed!

Book HERE for the best deals or ph 1800 635 877 and mention Targa.

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WIN a trip to the Monaco Historic Race!

28-Jan-2015  Tracey Button


Shannons is offering motoring enthusiasts the chance to win an 11 day trip to Italy, France & Monaco, attending one of the world’s premier historic racing events – the Monaco Historic Race!

The trip begins in Venice, then onto Bologna in the heart of Italy’s Motor Valley region where you’ll visit Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani and Ducati museums and factories plus a Lamborghini drive experience.  Then drive to Nice on the French Riviera for 5 days, culminating with the tour highlight, VIP tickets to the 2016 Monaco Historic Race.

The prize includes:

  • 2 adult economy class airfares from the winner’s nearest Australian capital city to Venice, Italy and return from Nice, France (5 - 17 May 2016)
  • 10 nights twin share accommodation. 2 nights in Venice, 3 nights in Bologna, and 5 nights in Nice
  • 5 days Mercedes-Benz C-Class (or similar) car hire including GPS*
  • Tickets to the Italian Supercar Tour including the Ferrari Museum, Lamborghini Museum and Factory, Ducati Museum and Factory and the Pagani Showroom and Factory
  • You Drive Experience for one in a Lamborghini LP 570-4 Superleggera^^
  • Private escorted shopping trip to St Tropez
  • 2016 Monaco Historic Race Package
  • AUD $1,000 spending money or AUD $5,000 if you are an eligible Shannons Club member+

Join today!

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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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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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