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The latest version of RACT Journeys is now available to read online. Click to browse the pages, zoom-in to read the articles, use the search buttons to find topics of interest.

​​​​Journeys December 2017/January 2018 issue

Welcome to our new-look Journeys magazine.

In the December/January summer issue of Journeys magazine, we launch a brand new look. Since taking over as editor in June last year, I have received a lot of feedback from readers wanting a more modern, more readable magazine that reflects the 'new' Tasmania.

Our talented in-house graphic designer Alice Agnew has taken this feedback to the next level – creating a fresher, brighter look and feel that we believe better reflects us as a state, as an organisation and as Tasmania's largest-circulating magazine. We believe this new look also better presents our editorial commitment to providing interesting and informative content for you, our RACT members and readers.

Yes, there are some old favourites that have been retired, such as our Black Crown competition, but we have introduced a fun new quiz to test your knowledge. Check it out here.

Speaking of the 'new' Tasmania, I never cease to be amazed by our island state. Not just its stunningly beautiful scenery, its freshest produce, quality wines and fascinating history, but its people. There is something special about Tasmanians that makes me often sit back in wonder. They are not afraid to take a risk, be bold and adventurous, and roll up their sleeves and get things done. This is what I discovered when travelling around the state for our luxury camping feature – Tasmanians taking a chance on a new direction, having faith in their convictions and getting their hands dirty in pursuit of their dreams. The result? Amazing accommodation spaces in some of the state's most spectacular locations, each very different in their approach, reflecting the personalities of their owners, but all of an amazing quality and experience.

We're also thrilled to launch Royal Rewards eCards in this issue of the magazine, providing access to savings at more than 30 retailers across a range of areas, giving members more benefits that they can use in their everyday lives. Speaking of benefits, we also take a look at the amazing amount of work the Hobart Hurricanes are doing in the local community. If you haven't yet taken advantage of the 10% Hurricanes membership discount available to RACT members, I encourage you to go online and make it happen today.

As always, we've been out and about reviewing the latest model launches. In this issue we take a look at the Hyundai i30 and the new Kona, as well as the Peugeot 3008.

And in Travel, we have even more stories from our team, including RACT Travel Kingston Branch consultant Stephanie Jay's experience on-board The Ghan Expedition, which if it isn't on your bucket list, it should be!

We'd love to hear your feedback – please email

Happy reading!                                                                                                                

Paula Sward


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Previous issues​

At the base of the Realview webpage there's an archive of earlier magazines, all of which are searchable – so if there's a particular car review you'd like to read, or a story on a travel destination, or an article on a specific road safety or motoring theme, you can search for it in individual magazines or across the whole archive.

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