The Variety Federal Group TasBash 2021
Join us from Saturday 16th October 2021 - Thursday 21st October 2021 on an exciting road trip adventure as we explore Tasmania’s beautiful towns and lesser travelled back roads with a group of whacky friends.
Theme yourselves or your cars and join the Beach Boys, Blinky Bill, the Croc Hunters, the Champettes, the Wizard of Oz and many more as we explore Tassie – all in the name of giving Tassie kids a fair go!
2021 Route & Highlights
In 2021 we will be taking the longest route possible while we explore the East Coast but the route will remain Tassie’s best kept secret until the day! We can let you in on a few secrets though...
We'll be starting from Hobart on the 16th October and heading west - yes, its the long way around to the East Coast! Over 6 exciting days, you'll be treated to delicious meals with fresh Tasmanian produce and scenery from still ponds to energetic seas. You'll get a bit of history, a bit of culture and a bit of Tasmanian wildlife as well - you might be able to spot a platypus, seals, echidnas or an entertaining native hen or two.
You'll be travelling on highways and side roads, and be prepared for very off-road "roads"! We'll also be popping into a few schools along the way to grant them much needed items and equipment.
And the best bit? A huge amount of fun while helping Tassie kids in need!
What do I need to take part?
A spirit of adventure and a good sense of fun! We have lots of resources to help you get off the beaten track and we’re here to support you along the way.
The minimum requirements to enter are:
- The team entry fee for the TasBash is $330 per crew.
- Each crew then gets FUNdraising for kids in need. To take part crews much reach a minimum fundraising total of $2,700.
- Provision fees for 2021 are $590 per person, which includes your lunch, dinner and entertainment for 6 days and a TasBash shirt and team plaque.
- Optional excursions include a McHenry Distillery Tasting ($25) and a Pennicott Adventure Cruise ($74)
Your TasBash Car
Our boutique TasBash is slightly different from those on the Mainland, as there is no age restriction on your vehicle. All you need to do is to ensure your vehicle is themed (even if it's just the team inside that's dressed up) and has a HF radio.
Sat 16th October 2021
Depart from Hobart
We'll be departing from Parliament Lawns, Hobart at 10am and heading west as we take the longest route to the East Coast! Our first night will be at Stewarts Bay Lodge.
Sun 17th October
We'll be exploring Port Arthur and the Tasman Penisula. On Sunday evening, we'll be dining at "On the Bay" at Stewarts Bay Lodge - Port Arthur's only fully licenced waterfront restaurant. It's delicious cuisine includes fresh local seafood complemented by a specially selected Tasmanian wine list.
Mon 18th Oct
We'll be visiting a local school in the morning before heading north as we explore the East Coast on the way to White Sands Estate for the evening.
Wed 20th Oct
We'll spend the morning Bashing, before stopping at a local school for a delicious lunch. Then, taking the longest route possible, we'll be heading west again towards Launceston, and our accomodation for the evening at the Country Club Tasmania.
Thurs 21st Oct
We'll spend the morning Bashing, visiting schools and exploring Launceston and surrounds, before heading back to the Country Club for our Final Nights Celebration dinner.
Variety – the Children’s Charity is dedicated to empowering children who are sick, disadvantaged or have additional needs to live, laugh and learn. We achieve this through the provision of equipment, facilities and life experiences and by operating a straightforward and transparent grants program which draws on the funds raised through our events, sponsorships and donations.
All donations raised from the Variety TasBash go directly towards Tassie children who are sick, disadvantaged or have additional needs.
NEED A BASH CAR?
COST TO ENTER
The TasBash entry fee is $330 PLUS a minimum fundraising target to be met to help as many kids as we can! A meal and provisions levy is also due prior to the event at $590per person and includes lunch and dinner as well as various activities and entertainment, a TasBash shirt and team plaque.
ON ROAD SUPPORT
We all know our beautiful beasts can be a bit testy at times…that’s why the Variety TasBash provides full-on road support with our mobile workshop crews for the whole journey for peace of mind on those epic Tassie roads! If you have questions about the Variety TasBash, view our FAQs or get in touch!
The most common way to raise money is through fundraising events (such as corner collections, trivia nights, golf days etc.) or approaching to sponsors/supporters. Other ideas are available in our fundraising guide below (and we’re here to help!) Click to download the fundraising guide!
We can’t wait for you to join us on Australia’s longest running and most iconic charity motoring event! The Variety TasBash – ya gotta do it!
The Team at Variety Tasmania
Phone (03) 6248 4888