Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE I PAGE 19 REPAIRS, TECHNICAL AD VICE, RESTORATIONS, AND DRIVER TRAINING ALSO AVAILABLE. LEONGATHA WILSONS PROMONTORY FOSTER PORT WELSHPOOL PORT ALBERT YARRAM Take on the Strzelecki hills in a tank These days it is hard to find the perfect gift. Whether it’s a birthday present, Christmas gift or any other significant celebra- tion, we always seem to struggle to think of something special. What better gift than an amazing and unique experience brought to you by South Gippsland Tank Adventures? South Gippsland Tank Adventures is nestled in the Strzelecki Ranges about a 25-minute drive from Foster and offers an experience like no other. Up in these hills, approximately 500-metres above sea level, the views are pretty spectacular. Why not take it all in in unique style while riding around in army tanks and armoured vehicles? The aim of South Gippsland Tank Adventures is to restore and preserve armour from any era or origin to within as complete original and running condition as possible. Host, Cameron Stone, has had several years’ experience as a leopard tank crewman with the Australian Defence Force serving in the 1st armoured regiment. With 11 vehicles in their collection and restoration workshop, there is a lot of choice – or you can ride in them all! There is something for every type of adrenaline seeker, from relaxing hill rides to a full-fledged burl around the dedicated course with mud pits and knife-edges. Experiences include climb through tours of the entire fleet, family rides or total thrill seeker full-day packages. Whichever adventure you decide on, you can be certain to leave with a smile from ear to ear and memories that will last a lifetime. The South Gippsland Tank Adventure fleet includes Australian Centurion, M113 MRV, Staghound, Jagdpanzer Kanone, M3 Stuart, Valentine, LP2 Bren gun carrier, FV 432, Saracen, Striker and a M3 Israeli Halftrack. Only a 30-minute scenic drive from Welshpool or Toora on the South Gippsland Highway, this is an experience you don’t want to miss. Make a day of it and use the free barbecue facilities – it’s perfect for group gatherings and parties. South Gippsland Tank Adventures will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

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