"JIMMY TOUR" - 22nd/23rd Sept 2012
Celebrate a weekend in Tassie travelling on the AWESOME GM powered 2 stroke "Jimmys"
Whilst here, you may want to sample the Tasmanian "Jimmy" James (Jimmy) BOAGS beer
NOTE: Tour STARTS & FINISHES in Hobart
Costings & basic itinerary for the 2 DAY tour
- Transportation BOTH days: Hobart > Launceston, Launceston > George Town, Launceston > Hobart
- Overnight accommodation with full buffet breakfast (Commodore Regent)
- Lunch provided (both days)
- Admission to National Automobile Museum of Tasmania
Costs NOT included
- Evening meal (Sat night)
- Transport to Country Club Casino (Sat night) with Metro (OPTIONAL)
Tasmanian Bus & Coach Society 2012/13 FINANCIAL members
- Single room $160.00
- Double room $130.00
- Triple room $110
- Single room $180.00
- Double room $150.00
- Triple room $130
Day 1 (Sat 22nd) START time 0900 (Metro Springfield) Pick-up in Hobart available (bookings required)
Day 1 FINISH approx 5.15-5.30 with OPTIONAL evening trip to Country Club Casino (own expense)
Day 2 (Sun 23rd) START time 0900 from O/N Accom.
Day 2 FINISH approx 5.30pm (departing Launceston approx 3pm with 2.5hr travel time)
Membership to TB&CS available on/before the tour which entitles you to $20 discount on this tour and discounts on any additional tour(s) over this financial year.
2012 TBCS Enthusiast Tour
Come and join us on our annual Enthusiast tour around the south of the state. Tour highlights include the magnificent Flxible Clippers, travel on the 100yr old Cartela ferry, 1960s Bedfords, big variety of
school buses of various ages/styles, succulent BBQ lunches (slight exageration), spectacular scenery, hidden treasures everywhere, birds eye view of City from the Deckers along with the unknown surprises on our tours!
Day 1: Meet at Metro Springfield for transfer to Hobart via suburbs. Numerous photo opportunities enroute.
Stroll historic waterfront around Salamanca, where we'll view the magnificent Flxible Clippers on display from the Flxible Clipper Club of Australia "Show & Shine".
Board the 100yr old historic passenger ferry "Cartela" for a relaxing harbour cruise including BBQ lunch.
After the cruise, we then travel over the Tasman Bridge to the Eastern suburbs, visiting Walkers Coaches and having a ride to outlying township of Sorell to hopefully photograph the Clippers in convoy over the causeways linking Sorell & Midway Point.
Once back at Walkers, we will transfer back into our "heritage" vehicle(s) for our return back to Metro, once again via some vantage points for more photographs.
Day 1 approx 1000hrs > 1600hrs
If anybody would like to join as a group and have an evening meal together (suggest Carlyle Hotel next to Metro)
then please advise me when you confirm your attendance and I can make a booking. (dinner own expense)
Day 2: Meet at Metro Springfield to travel to the spectacular Huon Valley (pick-up in Hobart enroute).
In the Huon Valley we'll visit a couple of school bus operators, some of which have upgraded their fleet considerably due to age restrictions on school contracts.
Meet the old owners who have many stories to tell and things to show.
For lunch today, we'll relax on the banks of the Huon River for another well prepared BBQ lunch.
After lunch we head toward the township of Cygnet and visit O'Neills with a variety of different vehicles.
As we start to turn back toward Hobart, we head over to Woodbridge to view small selection of Oakleys Coaches then back up to Snug and visit an old bus operators property (where I've been assured, there's a variety of "interesting" items to view)
Starting to wind up now as we continue back to Margate where we'll change vehicles for our return back to the City.
Day 2: approx: 0830 > 1630-1700hrs
Tour cost: TBCS members for both days - $55 - non-members $85
Sat only: TBCS $40 / non TB&CS $55 (includes cruise/lunch)
Sun only: TBCS $25 / non TB&CS $35 (includes lunch)
Special pro-rata TBCS membership rates (Apr > Jul 2012) are available for joining on the day: $20
NOTE: Overnight accommodation is NOT included in these prices. Accommodation is at your own expense.
As in 2011, tour payment can be made via Bank Transfer prior to tour. Email for details.
This is the planned itinerary. Some times/items may be changed due to unforseen circumstances that may be out of our control.
Every endevour will be made to stick to this itinerary, ESPECIALLY the times to allow mainland participants to organise flights.