RILEY MOTOR CLUB               (Inc. in Vic.) Inc. No. A0014052N

2023 National Rally Committee. Email:

2023 Riley Tour of Tasmania Booking Information                4th April 2022

Hello Riley Club Members, Friends and Enthusiasts

Bookings are now open for the 2023 Riley National Rally, a “Riley Tour of Tasmania” hosted by the Riley Motor Club of Victoria. The booking process involves three steps. 

  1. Book your fares on the Spirit of Tasmania Ferry directly with Spirit of Tasmania.   This can be done via a website or by telephone. Details attached.
  2. Book your Accommodation directly with the accommodation venue of your choice.  Attached is a list of Accommodation venue in each of the three locations. We have arranged special prices and we are holding a number of rooms at most venues.  Details are attached including deposit and cancellation information, if provided by the venue. Due the anticipated size of the group the Launceston Country Club is the only venue that could accommodate all of us, so the group will be split around a number of venues, especially at Swansea.
  3. Booking your Rally attendance. Booking Form is in a separate document for your ease of return.

Steps 1 and 2, booking the Spirit of Tasmania ferry and the accommodation venues of your choice is your responsibility.   Full contact details and the process is detailed in the booking form.
The Spirit of Tasmania has a range of accommodation options and prices, the sooner you book the better. Special rates are the first to be sold out.

Step 3. You will find the Rally Booking Form document as a separate page on this site. Please complete the details on this form and forward the form to RMCV Rally Committee by either:

email:    OR     Postal address: 179 Boathole Rd Ruffy, Vic. 3666.

Your deposit can be paid by direct deposit or by cheque to the above Postal address.

Yours Sincerely, Marilyn Threlfall on behalf of the 2023 National Rally Committee.

 See National Rally Parent Page for Latest Itinerary:


 The Rally Itinerary is to sail on Spirit of Tasmania Ferry from the Port of Geelong terminal, on the evening of Tuesday 14th March 2023, and the return leg departing Devonport Ferry terminal on the evening of Friday 24th March 2023.     If you wish to sail in either direction on a different date i.e. To Tasmania earlier or return to Geelong later, you are able to make those alternative date bookings via the same process detailed below. Later return dates will be available by mid-late April 2022.

A “Special Event Booking facility” has been set up with Spirit of Tasmania. This can be accessed via a website or by telephoning Spirit of Tasmania on 13 20 10.   There are several levels of accommodation available and prices vary. These include: Deluxe Cabin, Two or Four Bed Porthole Cabin, Two or Four Bed Inside Cabins, 2 types of Recliner Chairs

The Booking Process:

An exclusive Special Event Booking Web page has been created for the purposes of making your ferry booking.

  • When booking or amending bookings via this web page, Rally attendees will have access to the best available fares on their chosen sailing dates. Please keep in mind fares do fluctuate and are subject to change until payment has been made and a booking number and e-ticket provided
  • All passenger, accommodation and vehicle space are subject to availability at time of booking or amending.
  • As an alternative to website bookings, availability and bookings can be requested via the Customer Contact Centre by phoning 13 20 10.  NOTE: Booking and amendment fees do apply to non-internet bookings. This is a  $10 booking fee and $50 amendment fee.
  • Bookings for Our Rally event are valid for travel between 14/2/2023 to the 14/04/2023.
  • Limited car/passenger space have been protected for our sailing dates of:  Geelong to Devonport on 14/03/2023 – 7.30 pm departures Devonport to Geelong on 24/03/2023 –9.10 pm departures
  • Protected space for vehicles is based on vehicles under 2.1m in height.
  • Protected space for accommodation is based on Twin Porthole and Twin Inside cabins – alternative accommodation styles & vehicle dimensions will be subject to availability at time of booking.
  • or until sold out.  However protected space may be reviewed prior to this date and adjusted to match attendee interest and bookings to-date. 
  • When booking via the Exclusive Tour of Tasmania Rally Page the following fare types will be offered (subject to availability): –
  • Riley Tour of Tasmania 2023 (Spirit) (Cheaper but more conditions apply)
  • Riley Tour of Tasmania 2023 (Flexi) (More Expensive more flexible conditions apply)

If the name of your event is not included in this fare type name, this indicates you may have left the Special Event Booking Web page and may need to re-check before proceeding.

  • NOTE:  The Riley Make is not listed under Vehicle Make, therefore Select:  
     Make = Other, Model =Other, Length = Under 5.3m, Height = Under 2.1m

(All Rileys should meet these criteria unless you are towing a trailer or caravan.)


We are spending 4 nights at Hobart, 2 nights at Swansea and 3 nights at Launceston. The recommended accommodation includes Hotels/Motels, Apartments and Tourist Park Cabins with self-catering facilities. Most Venues are holding rooms until 31 May 2022. Please check any notes relevant to each venue. Most venue have good photos of rooms on their website.

Hobart 4 nights:  Arrive Wednesday 15 March, Depart Sunday 19 March.

Riverfront Motel & Villas, Hobart. 11Strathaven Drive, Rosetta, Tasmania 7010 

PH 03 62726721

Affordable and comfortable, self-contained and motel style accommodation

Breakfast, packed lunches and dinner available.

Ample room for parking at room door, easy access onto the highway for touring Southern Tasmania. 2 mins drive to local shops, 11 kilometres to Hobart city.

Set on 8 acres, River Derwent waterfront, all one level, barbecues, tennis court and swimming pools, walking path on riverfront.

NOTES: 40 rooms on hold, Quote Group Code DISCOUNT10 for 10% discount on Standard 2023. Discounted rates shown below. Please book through their website only or by telephone.

Room TypeQty AvailPrice/ nightSleepsFacilities
Budget Rooms
(Queen or Twin Beds)*
21$1042* All these rooms contain ensuite bathrooms, heating, electric blankets, tea & coffee facilities, fridge.
Riverview room*12$1402-3
Standard Upstairs Queen*5$1312# All villas are fully self-contained with standard bathrooms, full kitchens, laundries, separate living areas, reverse cycle air conditioning
Family Rooms  *1$1675
Motel Apartment1$1764
1 or 2 Bedroom Villas #13$207 / $2573 /4 -5
House options   (Some are 2 story)5$350 -$4508-15 see website for detailswebsite:

Deposit: No deposit required at time of booking. PAYMENT ON DAY OF ARRIVAL: Riverfront Motel & Villas reserve the right to charge the first night’s accommodation to the credit card provided upon booking on the day of your arrival.   Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations with more than 24 hours notice will not be charged any cancellation fee. Cancellations with 24 hours or less notice will be charged a cancellation fee of the first night’s accommodation for the room(s) booked.

Rydges Hobart    Cnr. Argyle and Lewis St North Hobart  Ph  03 62311588  

Contact: Brett Taylor – Manager  email: 

More upmarket Motel, 1880’s building includes some antique furnishings, Breakfast & Dining can be taken in the restaurant / dining room, Two entrances, no steep areas, Swimming pool, ample carparking.  1 kilometre to North Hobart restaurant strip.
2 kilometres from city centre, easy access on quieter road, very close to Daci & Daci and other bakeries for breakfast. Close to the Hobart Domain and Cenotaph Hobart.

NOTE: 20 Ground floor rooms have been reserved.  They have 28 ground floors and 60+ rooms in total. Upstairs rooms available but no lift available. Please book via their website or telephone. Quote Group code 2303RILEYC for reserved rooms and special rates.  

Room TypeQty HeldPrice/ nightSleepsFacilities
Manor King10$1692Mini fridges, microwaves and Tea & Coffee FacilitiesKitchen Pack (Toaster, Cutlery and crockery) on request at time of booking
Superior King10$1892

Deposit: 1 nights’ accommodation paid at the time of booking.   Full Pre payment required 14 days prior to arrival.     Cancellation Policy:   Up to 30 Days – Fully refund.     30-21 Days – 20% of rooms may be cancelled without penalty. Each room cancelled in excess of 20% will be subject to a cancellation fee equal to one night’s room rate per room cancelled. 20-14 Days – Fee equals to one night’s room rate per room cancelled.
Less than 14 days – cancellation fee equal to an estimate of the total room fee i.e. No refund
 In the event of Government Lockdowns / Travel Restrictions near the time of travel due to COVID 19 a flexible cancellation policy will be considered.

Discovery Holiday Park Risdon   673 East Derwent Highway, RISDON TAS 7017.  Ph. 1800 030 044  
Email:       BBQ, Conference Facilities, Kiosk/Store, Laundry, Sports Facilities, WIFI, Dogs allowed in some cabins.  website:
NOTES: Please mention RILEY GROUP for prices below. Please book by Phone.

Cabinet TypeQty
Price for 4 nightsSleepsFacilities /
Note: Price is for 2 people only.
Standard 2 Bedroom Cabin6$583.80
2-6Fridge, stove, sink, microwave, Tea & Coffee  Dining table, sofa, 1 double, 2 set of bunks, bathroom
Standard Studio Cabin
double bed behind curtain  

Deposit:  One Night’s fee. 

Cancellation Policy: One Night’s fee.
COVID Cancellation: Cancellation due to government restriction – full refund.

 The Royal Yacht Club is our Welcome Dinner venue

Swansea  2 nights: Arrive Sunday 19 March, Depart Tuesday 21 March

Swansea Holiday Park (Tourist Park)  2 Bridge St Swansea 7190 Contact: Peter and Jenelle Woodward.   
A few mins walk to town centre.  Pet Friendly, Beach front, all cabins have bathrooms and full kitchen/cooking facilities, self-catering.      
NOTES: Please book via phone 03 62578148 or    Please mention RILEY GROUP when booking. All 22 cabins held.  

Cabin TypeQty AvailPrice/ nightSleepsFacilities
studio cabins2$1302Bathroom, and double bed, kitchenette and dining all in one main room, like a hotel room, no sofa
one-bedroom cabins9$1602Double bed, bathroom,  kitchenette living and dining space including sofa
two-bedroom cabins2$1854Bathroom, one double bed and one queen bed, and a kitchenette living and dining space & sofa
two-bedroom cabins5$1854Bathroom, one double bed and one with 2 single beds, and a kitchenette living and dining space & sofa
Two-bedroom cabins  3$195 $2104 5Bathroom, one queen bed, 1 set of bunk beds & 1 raised single bed, a kitchenette living and dining space & sofa
Two-bedroom cabin  1$195 $210 $2354 5 6Bathroom, one double bed, 2 sets of bunk beds and a kitchenette living and dining space & sofa

Deposit: Equivalent to the first night accommodation charge.
Cancellation policy: Full refund up to 7 days prior to arrival.   If the cancellation is COVID related and falls inside the non-refundable period we offer a two (2) year credit note.    Parking: for ONE vehicle only beside each cabin and any extra cars will need to be parked in our carpark (Limited spaces) or on the street.

Swansea Motor Inn    (Motel)
1C Franklin St Swansea 7190   Ph 03 6257 8102 
Contact:  Joanne Moore
Sea views available, central location, all ensuites, tea/coffee microwave and fridge in rooms, No dining room, 1 carpark per unit. Free WIFI, guest Laundry, guest Breakfast packs available for purchase.   
NOTES: 18 Rooms held. Budget Rooms are not recommended – very basic, with shower over bath. BOOK via Phone or email.  Please mention RILEY GROUP when booking. The Swansea Motor Inn has a variety of other rooms including spa, premium, older ocean and bigger ocean units are not included in the 18 with varying prices. Please ask at the time of inquiring/ booking. Worth checking for their on-line specials.

Room TypeQty AvailPrice/ nightSleepsFacilities
Ocean Rooms with view18$2002view & lounge area

 Deposit: charged to credit card 2 days before arrival.   Cancellation policy: Full refund up to 7 days prior to arrival.   Special allowances for things that cannot be helped.

Swansea Beach Chalets          (Tourist Park)   27 Shaw St Swansea 7190     Contact: Lisa
Phone  03 62578177        email:  web:

Beach proximity, up-market cabins with bathrooms and full kitchen/cooking facilities, lounge area, sea views. Price is per cabin, no extra for extra people,  Accommodation only, one vehicle per cabin but secure additional parking available.
Self-catering but can provide continental breakfast with ham and cheese croissant. Also, directly across the road from Bark Mill bakery,  600 metres from town centre.  
NOTES: Please book via Phone or email and mention RILEY GROUP for reserved rooms and 10% discount on standard rates.  10 chalets on hold.

Chalet TypeQty AvailPrice/ nightSleepsFacilities
2 Bedroom Waterfront Chalets.6$29541 queen bed and 2 single beds.
2 Bedroom Standard Chalets.7$26041 queen bed and 2 single beds
1 Bedroom Studio Chalets.6$18521 x queen bed
  1 Bedroom Chalet6$21621 x queen bed

To secure your reservation: Provide a credit card number, Payment  1 month prior to arrival.  
Cancelation Policy: up to 3 days prior to arrive for a full refund.

Some other Accommodation in Swansea but not reserved.

Swansea Cottages & Motel Suites  43 Franklin Street
Swansea TAS 7190  

Ph 036257 8328
5 motel rooms & 7 cottages ,

Meredith House  15 Noyes Street

Swansea TAS 7190

03) 6257 8119

7 B&B rooms, 4 mews apartments

Belmont Homestead 6.5 kilometres north of Swansea, 14.5 acre property, 1892 homestead,

3 apartments with kitchenettes

Launceston 3 nights: Arrive Tuesday 21 March, Depart Friday 24 March

Country Club Tasmania  Country Club Avenue, Prospect Vale 7250.    This is our preferred accommodation venue and also the venue for our Presentation Dinner.  It has enough rooms to accommodate the entire Rally group.  It is 9kms from the CDB and has Multiple Restaurants/Grill/ Pizzeria/bottle shop/pool/BBQ area, 3 Bars, 5 Restaurants & golf course.  Plenty car parking, large BBQ area. In room meals available, breakfast available in the main resort or can self-cater in villa rooms.   Proximity to shops and restaurants 7 minutes to Launceston CBD.   NOTES: For Bookings: Call 03 6335 5777 (Reservations) or email and quote “RILEY CLUB TOUR” Rooms have been reserved at both the Main Resort and Self-contained Villas sites.
Main Resort     *
Note: Deluxe Rooms have shower over bath

Room TypeQty AvailPrice/ nightRoom TypeQty AvailPrice/ night
Deluxe Twin Rooms* (Queen & Single)30$139Courtyard Executive King10+$179
Deluxe King rooms*5$139Golf Executive5+$199

Self-Contained Villas – these rooms are situated about 500 metres from the main resort. There is a courtesy bus to take guests to the main resort. There is a restaurant located at the villa location.  
Some Villas have shower over bath, please check at time of booking, if this is an issue for you.

Room TypeQty AvailPrice/ nightRoom TypeQty AvailPrice/ night
Queen Apartments 15+$1391 bedroom Golf villas15+$179
1 bedroom Queen Villa5 +$1592 Bedroom villa5+$289

Deposit: Credit card number required at booking. Full payment on 19/2/2023.   Cancellation: No feeprior to  the 19/2/2023. No refund after 19/2/2023. COVID related cancellations allow reschedule within 12 months.

Grand Chancellor Launceston

29 Cameron Street Launceston TAS 7250 Australia   Phone: +61 (3) 6334 3434 

If you prefer to be in the CBD there are many Hotels of various standards and prices.  The Grand Chancellor is very central and of a good standard. Rooms have not been reserved here.
165 Hotel rooms, modernised rooms, all with updated bathrooms and furnishings, breakfast not included ($25 buffet) , Car parking Onsite, adjacent to the hotel. Rates start from $6.00 per vehicle per day.

Room TypeSleepsPrice/night
Deluxe Rooms  
King or Twin Double
2 or 4From $165


Please complete all details below, include your ferry and accommodation details as well as selection of meals and activities.

Down load the booking form here:

Return this signed registration form by either

Make Payment of 50% deposit by either:

  • direct deposit to Riley Rally Account:  BSB  033 052    Account 124 954   (enter your full name as reference)                      OR
  • By cheque payable to Riley Motor Club Rally Account. Post to RMCV Rally Committee,
    179 Boathole Rd, Ruffy. Vic 3666.

Please send us a photo of the Riley you will be driving during the Tour.

Your Booking form is required by 31st May 2022

We will acknowledge your details, payments received and any balance owing.

Balance of payment due by 30th November 2022


  • We anticipant receiving a Touring GRANT from Events Tasmania.  This Grant will be used to provide Free activities including: the BBQ dinner at the Tasmanian Vintage Car Club Rooms, Entry and Morning Tea at Entally House and some other items during our stay in Tasmania.
    Please note although these activities are at no cost to you, we still require to know the number of people attending for entry and catering purposes.

  • RACT will provide matching coverage to your club membership in your home state. ( e.g., RACV, RACQ, etc)

  • All interstate Historic / Special Interest Vehicle registration / Permit schemes are recognized by the Tasmania Authorities.

  • National Trust Properties. There are 5 fee charging properties you may want to visit (Hobart x2, Launceston x 2 & Devonport x1). Your interstate National Trust Membership will be recognised in Tasmania.
    If you are not a member, taking out membership is worthwhile for a couple, if visiting 4 or more properties,  but not worthwhile for singles unless you will used it at other times in other states.  Allow minimum of 6weeks for receipt of membership cards before leaving for the Rally. Note: Household membership is comparable in most states, but expensive in Qld. (Queenslanders may want to take out membership in another state).

  • National Parks. There are 2 National Parks you may want to visit; Mt Field (Northwest of Hobart) and Freycinet (North of Swansea). Daily entry pass per vehicle(up to 8 people) is $40.00 or $20 per person.
    An Annual Vehicle Park Pass gives access to all parks;  for Senior’s card holder it is $36, Concession card holders $72 and General pass $90. A two-month Holiday Pass is $80. Annual & Holiday Passes admit one vehicle with up to 8 people. Passes can be purchased on the Spirit of Tasmania Ferry  or on line at