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​​​Journeys October/November 2017 issue

Welcome to our October/November 2017 issue of Journeys magazine.

In this issue we take a look at our road funding priorities in 2017 and beyond ahead of the State Election, as well as the response from major political parties to the areas we have highlighted. You can contact your local member and have your say via

We also review our recent Regional Advisory Committee roads forum, held at Cradle Mountain Hotel, and detail action items for the year ahead. Did you know you can submit your concerns about road safety in your region directly to the Committee? More details can be found here.

The Oct/Nov issue also contains a summary of our year, with some fantastic graphics capturing highlights across the business.

Avid Tasmanian travel journalist Andrew Bain takes us through the tracks and trails of the new Blue Pods Ride at Derby; and Mike Kerr talks to young mountain biking enthusiast Daniel Ragg about the rise of the sport in Tasmania.

General Manager, Member Assist, Darren Moody and I hit the road in the state’s south recently, putting the new Subaru XV and Mazda CX-3 head-to-head – you might be surprised with the results. We also review the new Kia Sportage, and Alice Agnew puts the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV electric vehicle to the test under Tasmanian conditions.

As building of our new accommodation continues at Freycinet Lodge, we take a look at the environmentally sensitive and delicate process behind this new accommodation. YD Bar-Ness takes us ziplining through the forests of Hollybank; and we have some more fantastic pictures from readers.

Our Royal Rewards partner Tyreright has five $200 gift vouchers to give away to some lucky readers, and we have details on how members can save big on spring projects in October with K&D Warehouse and jump on board the ‘Cane Train’ this summer.

In Travel, Cassi Stokes from RACT Travel Launceston reveals her insider knowledge of travelling in Europe, plus we have some great news and offers from our partners around the globe.

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Happy reading!


Paula Sward


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