NATIONAL RALLIES

2023 RILEY TOUR OF TASMANIA Hosted by the Riley Motor Club of Victoria

The Victorian Club is well under way with the organizing of the 2023 National Rally, “Riley Tour of Tasmania” from 14th to 25th March 2023.

Contacts for the event are
https://rileyvictoria.org/activities-program/national-rally/
Brian Graham 0412 674 055 brisue100@gmail.com
Marilyn Threlfall 0429 300 783 rtmt@karalee.com.au
Phil Camm 0418122146 pdcamm54@hotmail.com
Richard Gotch. 0439 803 723 richardgotch@gmail.com                                        

Riley Tour of Tasmania” is supported by the Tasmanian Government through Events Tasmania.

Events Tasmania (www.eventstasmania.com) and Discover Tasmania (www.discovertasmania.com)

Tasmania is a magic destination with something for everyone: Historic towns & buildings, scenic landscapes, gourmet foods, arts & culture, natural beauty and of course great touring roads.

Our time in Tasmania is planned for 10 days plus two nights on board the Spirit of Tasmania ferry. The anticipated dates are Tuesday 14th to Saturday 25th March.  These dates avoid school holidays and Easter which is early April. 

We will tour the eastern half of the state, from Devonport through the Central Highland to Hobart. Around Hobart, go west, south or east. Then up the east coast to the Swansea/ Bicheno area. We then head inland and up to Launceston. Explore the Launceston area before returning to Devonport.

Preliminary Itinerary:

Some changes are likely with more detailed planning.
There will be the opportunity to travel earlier or to stay longer and explore more of the island if you wish to do so.

Tuesday 14th March   ‘Anchors Away’     Day 1   Sail to Geelong to Devonport

Meet, register, hand out Rally Pack and then board the ferry at Geelong.  Ferry sails approx. 10.30pm.  Dinner own arrangements.

Wednesday 15th March   Day 2   Devonport to Hobart.  260-280 Kms

Arrive Devonport approx. 8.00 am. Off the ferry early morning and set off for Hobart via Deloraine and Central Highlands-Lake District, via the Highlands Lake Rd and Midland Highway. A scenic drive through less used roads.    Accommodation in Hobart for 4 nights.

**Welcome Dinner in Hobart**

Thursday 16th, Friday 17th Saturday 18th March    Day 3 to 5 Hobart and tour surrounding areas.
Multiple options are available.  Hobart area, Port Arthur & Tasman Peninsula, New Norfolk & Derwent Valley, Huon Valley.

Sunday 19th March     Day 6   Hobart to Swansea.  160 Kms

A leisurely drive today via historic Richmond, a delightful Georgian village, then through Buckland to the coastal village of Swansea.  Accommodation in Swansea for 2 Nights.

** Mid Tour Dinner in Swansea** Sitting No1

Monday 20th March    Day 7   Swansea, & Surrounds, Bicheno & Freycinet Peninsula.
Spent the day touring the local area & attractions, walks, cruise, vineyards, etc.   

**Mid Tour Dinner in Swansea** Sitting No2

Tuesday 21st March    Day 8   Swansea to Launceston.  180 or 270 Kms

Travel by one of two routes via Ross, through Longford and Evandale to Launceston.  Accommodation in Launceston for 3 Nights.

Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd March    Day 9 to 10 Launceston & surrounds
A group visit to the historic Entally Estate in the morning with morning tea.  Lots of options in the Launceston area for the afternoon including Clarendon. House & Patterdale House

*Farewell Dinner in Launceston**

Friday 24th March      Day 11   Launceston to Devonport.  110 Kms

Our last day in Tassie.  Only a short distance but lots to see in the villages on the way. See the sights around Devonport before the ferry sails approx. 9.00 pm.  Dinner own arrangements.

Saturday 25th March   Day 12 Arrive in Geelong Saturday morning.
There will be an opportunity to say your good byes over a group breakfast before we all depart homeward bound.
 
                                     Tassie, you’ll have a devil of a good time.

The estimated cost for the 2023 Riley Tour of Tasmania is per couple, based on 10 days and 9 nights in Tasmania and 2 nights on the Spirit of Tasmania ship. Prices based on March 2022 costs. No Rally Fee will be charged. We are investigating sponsorships which would be used to offset costs. Costs from attendees’ home to departure port of Geelong Victoria are not included.  The estimated cost is$3300 to $3700.