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Treasure Island - Red Funnel launch the Great Isle of Wight Treasure Hunt


Specially designed for families looking for a fun day out, the Castles and Kings themed treasure hunt can be downloaded from Red Funnelís Treasure Island ( ) page - a Podcast version is also available for treasure seekers who prefer to listen to the clues on their iPod or MP3 player whilst following the hunt. Free to enter and with excellent prizes on offer, including the latest iPod Video and a New Yearís self-catering break to the Isle of Wight, the treasure hunt provides another great reason to visit the Isle of Wight ( ) in 2006.

The Great Isle of Wight Treasure Hunt takes visitors on a history-packed tour around the north of the island visiting both historic sites and popular attractions. Motorists or cyclists completing the 25-mile clue-trail will discover more about the Islandís colourful history and experience some of its beautiful landscape and scenic coastline ( ). With a pair of sensible shoes and a faithful map the clues will keep treasure hunters on track.

Once the answers to the 12 clues have been found they can be emailed to or sent by post to arrive by 31 July 2006. All correct entries will go into a prize draw to win the much sought after, Apple iPod Video 30GB and an annual draw to win a weekís self-catering break over New Year, staying in a lighthouse keeperís cottage at St. Catherines Lighthouse on the Isle of Wight. The prize is for five nights from 30 Dec 2006 and includes up to 5 people plus return vehicle ferry crossing between Southampton and East Cowes.

Only a short hop from the mainland, the Isle of Wight is an ideal destination for a daytrip ( ). Red Funnelís vehicle ferry service from Southampton to East Cowes operates hourly in both directions whilst the foot passenger only Red Jet Hi-Speed service from Southampton to West Cowes takes just 22 minutes. Day return fares to the Isle of Wight for a car and up to four people start from £29.98 when booked online at least the day before departure. For further information and reservations call Red Funnel Travel Centre on 0870 444 8898 or visit the Red Funnel Travel Centre ( ) page.

Notes to editors:
Entries must be submitted between now and 31 July 2006. Answers to the 12 clues and contact details should be sent on a postcard to Treasure Hunt CC, Red Funnel Ferries, 12 Bugle Street, Southampton, SO14 2JZ or by email to Standard Red Funnel Prize Draw Rules apply.

Red Funnel are an integrated transport, travel and leisure company employing some 500 people in Southampton and the Isle of Wight. Boasting the largest ro-ro ferries and the newest fleet serving the Island, Red Funnel Ferries carry over 3 million passengers per annum on its routes between Southampton and East and West Cowes, Isle of Wight. Red Funnel Holidays offer the widest choice of ferry inclusive holiday accommodation on the Isle of Wight which can be packaged with activities, attractions and event admission. Red Funnel Distribution based at Newport, Isle of Wight, specialise in UK haulage services, contract distribution, palletised systems and drop trailer services for clients such as Somerfield, Safeway, Woolworths, Courage and B&Q.

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