Overview

The organising committee’s aim for Alfesta 2017 is to continue the traditional pattern from past Alfestas with a mix of enjoying your Alfa Romeo, socialising with likeminded friends old and new while taking a premium holiday with excellent accommodation and dining. Tasmania’s fabulous scenery and great driving roads will be a feature. We also want to encourage visitors to our state to stay a little longer and enjoy more of what Tasmania has to offer.

Alfesta 2017 will commence on Good Friday 14th April, 2017 with event opening and registration over breakfast in Devonport immediately after the Spirit of Tasmania docks after an overnight sailing from Melbourne. Participants disembarking will proceed directly to the breakfast venue just a few hundred metres from the dock. Normally disembarking takes place between 6:00am and 7:00am. Alfesta 2017 will close after breakfast on Monday 17th April.
Participants based in Tasmania or those who arrive early for pre event touring should also attend the Devonport registration event opening. For these participants, it is advised to consider arranging overnight accommodation in Devonport for the night of Thursday 13th April.
Participants who wish to meet up with fellow Alfisti in Melbourne, on the boat or in Devonport before the event opening might like to use our Facebook site Alfesta Tasmania 2017 to contact fellow enthusiasts.

Day 1 – Friday 14th April
6:00am – 9:00am Event opening and registration over breakfast at Edgewater Motel

The program for Friday has been changed to provide an enhanced driving and scenic experience. After registration and breakfast, we will head up through some magical country to the iconic Cradle Mountain where several visitor experiences are available.  A packed lunch will allow participants to tailor their own choice of program.  The return to Launceston in the afternoon will cover some more of the wonderful scenic driving experiences Tasmania is noted for.

5:00pm – 6:00pm Happy hour
6:00pm – 8:00pm Dinner at an in house restaurant
Day 2 – Saturday 15th April
7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast and briefing at Bolters Restaurant, Launceston Country Cub Villas
9:00am – 12:00 noon Ray Sharp Observation Run will travel through a scenic route taking in the picturesque and historic town of Evandale leading to Lunch in Longford where a variety of memorabilia can be found recalling the motor sport glory days of the Longford GP. Who knows, maybe the observation rum will include some of the GP track that is today public roads? 12:00noon to 1:00pm Lunch
1:30pm – 4:30pm Again route directions will be provided for 3 different routes for travel back to Launceston. Participants will be able to choose more or less driving, winery visits, historic houses or explore the City of Launceston itself.
5:00pm – 5:30pm Depart Country club by bus
6:00pm – 9:00pm Dinner at Josef Chromy vineyard restaurant, an outstanding and much awarded venue.

Day 3 – Sunday 16th April
7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast and briefing at Bolters Restaurant, Launceston Country Cub Villas
9:00am – 12:00 noon Show and Shine at the National Automobile Motor Museum. In addition to the usual Show and Shine, participants will be offered discounted admittance to this excellent museum. Go to here NAMT  to see the Bella Alfa Romeo theme from 2011.
Afternoon alternatives:
Walk around the city or enjoy an afternoon in City Park
West Tamar wine trail or just a scenic drive – take the alternative route – might consider visiting the Beaconsfield Mine Museum
Gorge area – great for walking/ beautiful park/swinging suspension bridge – can be accessed from the city or from West Launceston
Duck Reach Power Station –
While on museums QVAMG has the ex–David Wright 1923 Alfa RLS on display. See here QVMAG

5:00pm – 6:00pm Happy hour
6:00pm – 9:00pm Gala Dinner
Day 4 – Monday 17th April
7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast and briefing at Bolters Restaurant, Launceston Country Cub Villas
9:00am 10:00am Depart Alfesta to return home or continue all that Tasmania has to offer. Suggestions for accommodation, destinations and touring routes will be provided by the committee.