Home' Journeys : Dec2015 Jan2016 Contents Our guests get a
charge out of a LEAF
RACT/RACV Hobart Apartment Hotel guests will soon have
access to an electric vehicle during their stay at the property.
Following the launch of the RACV’s Green Car program across
our sister club’s resorts in Victoria and Queensland, there’s now a
Nissan LEAF hooked up to its charging cable at the RACT/RACV
Hobart Apartment Hotel, ready for guests to use for a nominal fee
as they explore Hobart during the summer holiday period.
The Nissan LEAF is a five-door hatchback that produces no CO2
tailpipe emissions (in fact, it doesn’t even have a tailpipe) and relies
on a lithium-ion battery that can handle up to 120 kilometres of
driving from each full charge.
‘This will be the first chance many of our guests will have to
test-drive an electric vehicle,’ R ACT/RACV Hobart Apartment
Hotel Manager Shelley Richards says. ‘It’s a great way for guests to
visit local attractions and try something new as part of their visit
Visitors to Freycinet Lodge and Gordon
River Cruises guests aboard the Lady
Jane Franklin II have some surprises to look
forward to this summer.
At Freycinet Lodge, a brand-new
provedore/art gallery is showcasing the
best of Tasmania’s food and wine as well as
highlighting changing displays of work by
local artists. The new development is right
at the entrance to Freycinet Lodge, so it
creates an attractive and engaging welcome
to the property.
On the West Coast, Gordon River Cruises
is now offering guests from China, France
and Germany the opportunity to hear
the informative commentary in their
own language. At key points through the
voyage, guests can listen to the translated
information via wireless headphones,
whether they’re inside the cabin or enjoying
the view from an outside deck.
Gordon River Cruises is the only operator
offering the translation services, which will
enhance the experience for our increasing
number of overseas visitors.
AUTO CLUB MEMBERS RECEIVE 10% DISCOUNT
WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING
When venturing into the Tasmanian wilderness, be sure
to pack for any weather as th e rugged west coast can be
unpredic table. In summer, temperat ures hit a pleasant
20 degrees, and in winter it c an drop to 5 . But, wheth er
it ’s clear blue skies or moody clouds, you’ll want to
capture every minute, so be sure to pack your cam era.
MAKE SURE YOU BRING :
• Waterproof coat and fleecy jacket
• St urdy foot wear
• Sun hat and sun screen
• Beanie, gloves and a scarf
Strahan is like nowhere else. Whatever adventures you’ve
got planned, Strahan Village has accommodation options
to suit. With over 140 rooms ranging from 3-4 .5 star, you
can choose your holiday experience. Hideaway in a hilltop
motel room taking in the magnificent view from your
private balcony, or stay in a cottage right on the Esplanade
and watch the action of the working waterfront.
PHONE: (03) 6471 4200
AVAILABLE IN STRAHAN
Being surrounded by World Heritage Wilderness and the
mighty Gordon means there is no shortage of things to do.
Sample local experiences like sand boarding on the Henty
Dunes, driving along Ocean Beach, taking a historical walk
through Strahan, discovering Hogarth Falls or taking a
train ride on the West Coast Wilderness Railway.
CHOOSE THE CRUISE
GORDON RIVER CRUISE
AFTERNOON HIGHLIGHTS CRUISE
BONNET ISLAND EXPERIENCE
FISHING & CHARTER EXPERIENCE
THE CONVICT EXPLORER
DISCOVER THE BAYS
Fill your holiday with more memories – combine any two
or more Gordon River Cruise experiences and receive
5% off each additional cruise. This applies to the Bonnet
Island Experience, Fishing and Charter Experience, The
Convict Explorer and Discover the Bays.
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT
We will miss
Long-serving RACT employee Kathy
Stocks has resigned after more than
30 years’ service to the club. During
her career she has worked as Cashier
in the Hobart Branch, Branch Manager
Eastlands/Rosny, Sales Manager South,
Regional Manager South and most
recently as Community Engagement &
In this role, Kathy travelled to all parts of
Tasmania, presenting RACT’s education
programs including Carfit, Safe Route
to School and Years Ahead; managing
the RACT Community Fund and other
sponsorships; and working closely with
our child restraint experts to bring that
important safety message to people
around the state.
Kathy’s knowledge and understanding
of the RACT, as well as her deep
involvement in the wider community
will be greatly missed.
Thank you Kathy – all your friends
and colleagues at RACT and around
Tasmania send best wishes for whatever
comes next in your busy life!
DECEMBER 2015 / JANUARY 2016 Journeys 7
IN OUR COMMUNITY
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