What better way to experience Tasmania than being in your own specialised car or motorcycle. Imagine driving the roads that many motoring enthusiasts have travelled and consider to be among the world’s best. You will stop along the way to marvel at Tasmania’s great history, breathtaking scenery, and indulge in the best of the state’s award-winning food and wine.
Tasmania is only a short journey from mainland Australia easily accessible on the Spirit of Tasmania.
TasVacations has been tailoring car and motorcycle touring itineraries for over 20 years and we know where to find the best touring roads in Tasmania including those extra special places to stop along the way. Our expert team will organise everything from your Spirit of Tasmania journey, accommodation with onsite parking, tours and local attractions along with meals.
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Friday 16 – Sunday 25 April 2021
TasVacations brings to the motoring enthusiast the Targa Tasmania Classic Rallye 2021; the best way to experience one of the world’s most unique destinations and the ultimate tarmac Rallye - Targa Tasmania.
You will mix with Targa Tasmania competitors at the official start and finish of the event, leading the field in your classic car at selected stages throughout, in front of hundreds of adoring spectators.
The Targa Classic Rallye is a non-competitive touring event that combines the best of Tasmania with an inside view of the competitive components of Targa Tasmania. This is only made possible through the great relationship TasVacations has with Targa Tasmania.
This magnificent 9 day Classic Rallye will guide you through Tasmania’s natural wonders and quaintest of towns via some of Targa Tasmania’s signature Rallye stages. You will stop along the way to marvel at Tasmania’s great history, breathtaking scenery and indulge in the best of the state’s award-winning food and wine.
To qualify, generally the car you bring on this classic rallye should be at least 30 years of age or eligible for historic registration in your state of origin, above average condition and capable of cruising easily at 90km per hour for the duration of the Rallye. Limited places are also available for more modern classic cars. However these spaces are limited based on final numbers and vehicle allocation. If you are interested in entering your modern classic car please enquire. Drivers must enter with a passenger/navigator. Both driver and passenger must hold a CAMS L2 non speed licence and only 2 persons per vehicle are permitted in Targa Stages. Tour places are strictly limited and will be filled based on the order of registrations received and accepted.
You will be joined by other like-minded motoring enthusiasts as your Classic Rallye starts in Devonport. The Official Start commences at Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston followed by other Targa stages.
Your 9 day, 8 night, guided tour will end as you cross the Official Finish in Hobart where you will receive your Targa Tasmania Finishers Medallion. Celebrate the success of the tour at the exclusive Shannons Classic Rallye VIP Finishers Party, followed by your groups own Finishers Presentation Dinner.
To secure your spot on the 2021 Shannons Targa Tasmania Classic Rallye, please contact our Groups Coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1300 827 822.
Download 2021 Brochure & Registration Form (PDF)
Our trip around the island in the old English sports cars wrapped up today and everyone had a great time… even the cars performed well all the way, & that is a bonus! The weather was kind, with a little rain but mostly sunshine, and all participants were blown away with the beauty and hospitality we encountered every day.
So, thank you very much for your help with the planning and execution of everything we did. You are now famous among the travelling public of South Australia where the guests came from. All the best, and thanks again for a great time.Jeff M,
Absolutely fantastic. Even though it was predominantly wet we all had a wonderful time. Everyone commented on how happy they were with the diversity of accommodation, the evening meals were excellent, collectively the trip was perfect with everyone returning home safe and sound.
Thank you so much for your help, your assistance made this a truly memorable experience.Mike H,
We just wanted to thank you for organising the accommodation and dinners for our trip last weekend. It was a fantastic 5 days and everything went smoothly!Bob,
We arrived back in Melbourne on Saturday morning for a communal breakfast and a final farewell after a most remarkable tour.
On behalf of the Vintage Cars and Drivers group I do want to thank you for the superb organisation of our trip. This group has travelled for many years, indeed some members, now in their eighties, have been at it for sixty years or so. All agreed that this was the happiest and best organised trip in which they have participated. The accommodation was superb and the staff of the various motels etc., in which we stayed were thoughtful and endlessly helpful. The distances between accommodation was also excellent enabling us to enjoy some adventurous drives but not have to spend too long on the road. Going clockwise around Tasmania meant that we were able to get into our driving strides and sort out mechanical problems before the more challenging roads of the last couple of days.
At every stop we found people who were interested, helpful when needed always ready for an interesting chat.
Thank you for everything you have done to make our trip such a wonderful success.Rowan S,