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Rally further into Tasmania's North West!

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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The stunning scenery of Cradle Mountain

2. Mix with the Devils at Cradle

We breed ‘em wild in north west Tassie, especially our devils. And they can’t wait to put on a dining performance for you during a visit to Devils @ Cradle.  This world-class wildlife conservation facility at Cradle Mountain features three carnivorous marsupial mates, the Tasmanian devil, the Eastern Quoll and the Spotted-tail Quoll.  An afterdark tour is particularly wild.

3. Cruising the Gordon River

Wild doesn’t have to mean crazy, wind-in-your-hair madness.  A cruise down the Gordon River often rewards with mirror-calm reflections of World Heritage Area rainforest.  You’ll journey across Macquarie Harbour (six times the size of Sydney Harbour) through Hells Gates, aptly named by convicts on their way to Sarah Island.  Gordon River Cruises and World Heritage Cruises can take you down this ancient waterway.

4. Corinna - enter the wilds

If you want to get away from it all – your neighbours, your work, the pesky next door dog – Corinna is for you.  They’ll never find you tucked away at a remote outpost on the banks of a river….in temperate rainforest.  This is Tasmania’s western wilderness untamed.  Here, the primitive Pieman whispers secrets of the Tarkine and brims with sea-running ocean trout.  Cast a line, take a cruise, or just stop and listen to the silence.

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Featuring each category and 285 cars across 2 shows, this DVD has everything from the multiway fight for the outright win, through to the unique battles face by classic crews and the close competition in TSD.

From the ground, in the air and onboard, relive the drama, excitement and colour from the 27th running of the World’s Ultimate Tarmac Rally.

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