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Come and visit us in Hobart for a brewery tour or relaxing drink and a bite to eat in the Cascade Visitor Centre.
The tour time is 1 hour 15 mins and allow half an hour for tastings of our famous Cascade beverages which are included in the tour price. Tours are conducted by guides several times per day, 7 days a week. Tours include the chance to see some of Australia's best loved premium beers brewed in the historic brewery and a walk through the famous Woodstock gardens.
Children under 16 are not able to tour the brewery.
East Coast Natureworld is Tasmania’s premier natural wildlife and Ecology park near Bicheno, on Tasmania’s east coast.
The multi-award winning park is located on 65 hectares (150 acres) of natural parkland and lagoons, north of Bicheno. Here, you can see free-ranging native Australian wildlife up close, including wombats, kangaroos, bettongs, koalas, pademelons, lorikeets, pelicans and swans. Natureworld also operates as a rescue, breeding and rehabilitation sanctuary for orphaned or injured wildlife.
Other features include Devilworld, a state of the art, interactive interpretation centre focussing on the Tasmanian Devil. You can see over 200 snakes and lizards in Reptileworld and witness the after-dark habits of Australian native animals at Nocturnalworld.’
Check out the newly restored East Coast Heritage & mining Display with an 1850’s mine & rescued mining Equipment, while learning about coastal History. Natureworld also has a playground, Old McDonalds Farm, scenic lookout, and walk-through aviaries. Take a scenic flora walk through the forest, or enjoy homemade soup with damper and 'Devil Cream Teas' at the Devil’s Den Cafe.
Animal Feeding and meet the keeper at 10am, 12:30pm and 3:30pm, daily.
Bicheno is a two-hour drive southeast of Launceston (174 kilometres/108 miles).
Looking for an adventurous, fun, and totally exhilarating way to see the sights around Come on, climb aboard... Launceston and Northern Tasmania?
Call Charter Wheels, for a Trike or Harley tour and we will bring a whole new dimension to your site-seeing experiences here in Tasmania.
Personalised tours from one hour joy rides right up to a full day tour and meal package.
Charter rides available for private tours, special occasions, promotional, school and community events and other functions.
Discover the rugged beauty and convict history of Australia\'s island state of Tasmania.
Sea kayaking is the perfect way to reach Tasmania\'s pristine rugged coastline, temperate rain forests, islands, beautiful white sand beaches, viewing wildlife, and retracing the convict history of Tasmania and Australia.
Blackaby\'s sea kayaking tours range from sea kayaking on the Hobart waterfront with fish and chips or pizza, paddling around the historic ruins of Port Arthur, B & B sea kayaking tours on the Tasman Peninsula, and 7-day Gordon River Wilderness Expeditions.
Vist the cadbury Chocolate Factory, a comprehensive talk by our qualified presenters on how chocolate is made and the history of Cadbury and a short film showing the production in the factory.
Check out the Cadbury souvenir shop, the Cadbury chocolate shop and the Cadbury cafe plus there\'s a chocolate gift for each visitor.
At Country Club Tasmania you can enjoy the fun and action of the latest gaming machines in the Watergarden gaming area – and try your luck on the popular table games including blackjack, roulette and more in our boutique casino.
Country Club Tasmania has two gaming areas that cater to everybody from the holidaymaker who just wants a fun casual flutter to Australia’s best players.
The main casino holds all of our table games and a selection of gaming machines. If you’re a first-time player, please don’t hesitate to ask one of our friendly croupiers or gaming attendants – they’ll be pleased to show you how to play.
To make the most of the fun of playing in our casino, join the Federal Rewards Club, which has one of the most comprehensive player reward programs in Australia.
Anglesea Barracks in Hobart, built in the 1800's, now houses the Military Museum of Tasmania. Governor Macquarie ordered these barracks built when he visited the colony in 1811. When the last British regiment left Tasmania in 1870 the buildings were variously used as a school, reformatory, a home for old women and a gymnasium. With the federation of Australia in 1901, the barracks became Commonwealth property and passed back to full military control, in which they have remained ever since. In the barracks are the hospital, now the commander's residence, the original officers' quarters and mess, the arch from the original Bath Inn, the memorial to the British 99th Regiment of Foot stationed here from 1848-58, the officers' married quarters, the beautiful two story soldiers accommodation built in 1850, now the Headquarters building, the old drill hall, now the officers' mess and the jail, which is now the Military Museum of Tasmania. Guided tours of the Barracks and Museum are conducted on Tuesdays at 11am. The Museum is open on Tuedays from 9 am to 1pm and on Thursdays from 9am to 12 pm. Other times by appointment.
Open daily for farm tours, meals and accommodation, Curringa Farm is located at Hamilton in Central Tasmania. Personalized day tour attractions offer groups and Self Drivers a unique view of an authentic Tasmanian farm. See working farm dogs, sheep shearing and environmentally friendly farming practices. Curringa Farm is only one hour from Hobart on the main highway to the west coast and close to Mt Field National Park and Russell Falls. Curringa Farm is eco Certified and covers 750 acres / 300 hectares. There are 3000 sheep, crops of poppies, cabbages and cereals. There is an intensive conservation program on the farm where visitors can learn about native plants, animals and their habitat requirements. The licensed centre caters for up to 100 people for lunches and teas. Open 364 days. Enjoy scotch fillet steak, cooked on the wood fired barbecue, hot new potatoes and salads in season, home made desserts, cakes and real coffee. Tasmanian wines, lanoline cosmetics and woolen products are available for purchase. Bookings are essential. Guests can relax overnight in one of three fully self contained Bed and Breakfast cabins with beautiful views. Your hosts, Tim and Jane Parsons are sixth generation Tasmanian farmers. Join them for an unforgettable visit to Curringa Farm, an excellent ecotourism experience.
The development of Queenstown and the West Coast are featured in more than 900 photographs displayed in the 23 rooms of this museum. The pre-1940s photographs were collected and the museum established by Mr Eric Thomas. There are also items of household equipment and personal effects,old documents, coins, cameras from the 1930s, a display of early theatre projectors, antique mantel clocks, a collection of kerosene lamps, medallions, badges and chinaware featuring the Royal Family from Queen Victoria to the present. Watch the video on Mount Lyell, Queenstown and the Abt Railway in the early 60s. - A Century of Copper, Eric Thomas by Charles Woolley and Story of Lyell; Long Live The King, while enjoying a refreshing cuppa.
Laurel Bank Vineyard is a boutique vineyard at Granton, southern Tasmania. Granton overlooks the Derwent River west of Hobart, a fifteen minute drive from the city centre (18 kilometres/11 miles). The picturesque, three hectare Laurel Bank Vineyard produces a range of medal and award-winning cool climate wines including pinot noir, merlot, cabernet, sauvignon blanc and cabernet franc. You can taste the range of wines at the cellar door by appointment and enjoy the great views of the Derwent River. Tasmania's cool climate sets it apart from the rest of Australia as a prime wine-growing region. The Island's first experiment with grapevines led to a white wine being shown at the Paris Exhibition in 1848. Since then, the Tasmanian wine industry has grown to over 200 vineyards, producing more than 6,500 tonnes of grapes per year. Tasmania's cool climate with its long, sunny autumns is perfect for growing intensely-flavoured Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gewürtztraminer and Riesling grapes.
The Arve Road Forest follows the valley of the Arve River, with wet eucalypt forest and rainforest. The Forest and Heritage Centre in Geeveston - introduces you to the forests and the areas heritage. There are rafting and canoeing tours down the Picton River at the Tahune Forest Reserve. Please, note , tours need to be pre-booked by calling (03) 6273 7722. The Picton River with its reflections is perfect for photography, painting and fishing, as well as rafting and kayaking.
Bicheno Motorcycle Museum is a unique museum dedicated motorcycles. There are 70 motorcycles on display at any given time and the display is always changing. We also carry out motorcycle restorations, and sell vintage spare parts and tyres, road and dirt tyres. We also buy and sell vintage and modern motorcycles.
Federation Chocolate is a chocolate factory and museum at Taranna, on the Tasman Peninsula. Taranna is a 75 minutes' drive from Hobart (88 kilometres/55 miles) and 15 minutes before the Port Arthur Historic Site (10 kilometres/six miles). Federation Chocolate is a family-owned Tasmanian business producing fine handmade chocolates. In the Federation Chocolate Factory, opened in 2004, you can watch the fine art of chocolate making through purpose-built viewing windows. Taste samples from the tempting range, including unusual varieties like liquorice and apple, and choose a few blocks of your favourite to take home. You can also visit the Federation Heritage Museum, which celebrates the Tasman Peninsula's convict history, saw milling and blacksmithing industries in a display of historic artefacts, photographs and memorabilia. The Museum itself has a number of historic features, including convict-cut sandstone, timber columns and beams salvaged from a colonial-era wharf and an elegant front door - restored with leadlight by a local artist - salvaged from a Federation house in Huonville. Federation Chocolate is owned and operated by the Tatnell family, Generations of whom have lived and worked on the Tasman Peninsula as saw millers and blacksmiths since the early 19th century.
Joseph Aloysius Lyons was born in this tiny cottage in Stanley in 1879. He was a teacher before joining the Workers' Political League and this led him into politics. By 1914 he was deputy leader of the Labor Party. In 1923 he was elected State Premier. The Party lost power in 1928 but Lyons headed to Canberra, where he held a number of offices before resigning from the ministry in 1931. Two months later, "Honest Joe" as he was known, was leader of a new movement - the United Australia Party - and within nine months he was Prime Minister. The school house where he taught for nine years has been restored by the National Trust. Home Hill, the home of Joe and Dame Enid Lyons, in Devonport, remains exactly as Dame Enid left it, and it is open to the public.
Campbell Town Golf Club is a nine-hole (par 70) flat course located in Tasmania's midlands. The rough is protected as it contains many rare varieties of orchids. There are bunkers on some greens and long, flat fairways. The Clubhouse offers bar facilities and meals are available for group bookings. Men's competition takes place on Wednesdays at 10am and Saturdays at 11.30am. Lady's competition is held on Tuesdays at 10 am. While you are in Campbell Town, take a look around the historic streets. Pack a picnic and enjoy the peaceful park area. Wander the main street of Campbell Town past historic buildings dating from the 1820s. Notice the commemorative bricks laid in the footpath with names of convicts. Cast for trout at Lake Leake and enjoy nearby Lost Falls. Be sure to visit the Heritage Highway Museum and nearby historic towns including Evandale and Longford. Campbell town is about 45-minutes' drive from Launceston (70 kilometres/43 miles).
George Town Golf Club is a nine-hole course located in George Town, Northern Tasmania. A tough opening hole is your introduction to this challenging par 68 course. With 18 tees adding variation to the second nine, you can also enjoy scenic views of the Tamar River. This well maintained course provides for an enjoyable round and challenges well-suited to new golfers through to experienced players. George Town can claim to be one of the earliest European settlements in Tasmania. While you are in the area, visit the Old Watch House Museum (circa 1843) and The Grove, an elegant stone house built around 1829. Just five kilometres north of George Town you will find Low Head, a sheltered harbour which is now a classified historic town. Visit the pilot station (the oldest in Australia, completed in 1835) which houses a maritime museum where you can find memorabilia salvaged from the many shipwrecks on the north coast as well as some interesting, early diving equipment. George Town Golf Course is approximately 40 minutes' drive (53 kilometres/33 miles) from Launceston.
The Franklin is one of the best known of the many rivers that run through the Wild Rivers National Park and those travelling between Queenstown and Derwent Bridge will cross this iconic river. The walk along the banks of the Franklin and through cool temperate rainforest will give you an idea of the beauty that lies within the heart of this wild river wilderness.
Moorilla Refined wines are produced at Mona on the banks of the Derwent River near Hobart. The 3.5 ha site is Tasmania's oldest contemporary vineyard and celebrated 50 years of vintage in 2012. Moorilla has two wine styles: The Muse Series focuses on complexity and employs traditional techniques for a more traditional result. The Praxis Series shows traits typical of new-world winemaking. Visitors can spend time at our cellar door where our expert staff plies you with a tempting array of still and sparkling wines. Or you can make your own flight of wines from our Wine Bar and do a spot of self education over a tasty casual meal. If wine isn't your drink of choice we have a micro-brewery as well. It's called Moo Brew, and these unique beers contain no additives or preservatives and are unpasteurised - so Moo Brew's distinctive flavours are best enjoyed fresh and cold. Cellar Door open Wednesday to Monday 0930 to 1700. $A10 Come and enjoy our one-hour tasting experience. You get for AUD10 back if you buy something. Every Friday at 1600 you can take a Moo Brew tour; AUD15; another excuse to talk about beer for an hour before you drink a few. Moorilla at Mona is just 15 minutes' drive (11 kilometres/7 miles) from the centre of Hobart, or take the fast catamaran service from Hobart waterfront.
Laguz Healing Spa Retreat in Bonnet Hill, Tasmania is set in semi rural tranquility overlooking the Derwent River. Laguz has two treatment rooms, Colour Consultation area, Spa Suite with double spa, shower and vanity. Laguz offers time out from life's business to heal, renew and refresh your spirit. One on one intuitive based treatments are offered from one hour to a whole day if you choose. If you choose to share your treatment time with a friend or partner this works well allowing one person to have time in treatment while the other rests in Laguz's beautiful environment... take a spa or bath... walk in the garden ... recline on the sumptuous sofa or read a book from Laguz's library. Treatments include naturopathic consultation, intuitive healing/counselling, massage, aura-soma colour therapy, DNA theta / reiki / energy balancing and indulgent skin treatments using Tasmanian natural products and Australian minerals.
New Norfolk Antiques is located in New Norfolk en route to Tasmania's rugged west coast. It is one of several antique shops in New Norfolk, which is fast becoming a mecca for collectors and antiques enthusiasts. Most of the shops will provide a map to the rest. New Norfolk Antiques has furniture from colonial to Art Deco, 20th century glass, especially Murano, 1930's pottery (Beswick and Crown Devon), lamps (Art Deco and Murano), linen, old evening purses and handbags. We have only been in New Norfolk a short time but have been collecting and restoring antiques for over 25 years and selling for over 10 years. We can post small items worldwide and arrange freight for furniture and other large items Australia wide. Visitors wishing to visit New Norfolk Antiques at times other than those listed can telephone the owners to arrange this.
Australia's Antarctic Headquarters at Kingston, near Hobart, maintains a small display area open to visitors. The display features imagery, historical items and information about Australia's science program and operations in Antarctica and visitors are welcome from Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays) from 0830 to 1700. Australia's Antarctic Headquarters is approximately 15 minute's drive from Hobart (13.6 kilometres/8.8 miles)
King Island Golf and Bowling Club is located at Currie, on King Island's west coast. King Island is 80 kilometres/50 miles north east of Tasmania - a 50 minute flight north west of Wynyard and an hour and twenty minutes from Devonport. The Club's nine-hole course - which has been compared to St Andrew's of Scotland - is an authentic coastal links with undulating fairways. This challenging course has fantastic ocean views and is completely open to the elements, with west winds affecting almost every hole. Highlights include the third, par three hole which is played from a cliff top towards the sea, and the testing fifth hole, which requires a long hit to clear water skirting the fairway. You can follow your round with a well-earned drink and a tasty meal in the licensed club house. Guides, clubs and buggy hire are all available and the Club also has bowling greens and squash courts. The two-day King Island Open, held here each November, attracts over 100 golfers from across Australia. The Open includes 18-hole and 36-hole events for ladies and men as well as a 36-hole junior handicap event. Holes: 9, Par: 72, Length: 5,465 metres, Australian Course Rating: 67.9
The Furneaux Museum on Flinders Island showcases the history of the Furneaux Group of Islands. Relics from shipwrecks and other artefacts are housed in seven buildings which themselves are exhibits. The museum has artefacts from some of Australia's earliest European settlement, such as an anchor from the Sydney Cove, wrecked on Preservation Island in 1797. The dark history of the Wybalenna settlement is recorded in the Aboriginal Room, together with an exquisite collection of Aboriginal shell necklaces. Relics from many of the shipwrecks that occurred around the islands are housed in the Nissan Hut. The Mutton Bird Hut gives an authentic glimpse into an island tradition. Other exhibits demonstrate the geology, fauna, shells, bird life and early pioneering life of the islands. A collection of albums and photographs cover all aspects of life in the Furneaux Group and provide an invaluable tool for researchers. The Museum is housed in buildings which reflect the history of the Furneaux region. Dryazell, for instance, was once a private school and schoolmaster's residence. A visit to the museum can be combined with a trip to Wybalenna Chapel and Cemetery and several idyllic beaches. Flinders Island is a 45-minute flight from Launceston or Melbourne. Please note entry payment is by cash only.
Choc-A-Lolly offers quality chocolates and confectionary in St Helens on Tasmania's east coast. Feel the child revived within you at Choc-A-Lolly, a specialty store offering confectionery and chocolate from local, interstate and overseas makers. At Choc-A-Lolly select from over 450 different types of chocolates, sweets and confectionery items, catering for the sophisticated gourmet to the eternal child. The confectionery aroma really strikes you as soon as you walk through the door. It conjures up all your most delicious childhood memories. There are mouth-watering truffles, handmade chocolates, locally-made fudge and a 7.5 metre long wall showcasing bags of all your favourite sweets. You won't know what to choose as you'll want them all! There are so many kinds of chocolate it will make your head spin and set your taste buds a-tingling. Choose a single chocolate or a dozen for those choc-a-holics. To help with your decision we offer tastings - so indulge yourself, then make your selection. Special tastings for groups can be arranged. There is a selection of gift items for any occasion or you can have something specially created, all tastefully gift-wrapped with Choc -A-Lolly compliments. St Helens is approximately two hours' drive east of Launceston (170 kilometres/105 miles).
Markree House Museum and Garden is a historical gem located in inner city Hobart. Markree was built in 1926 in the Arts and Crafts Movement style by architect Bernard Ridley Walker for Cecil and Ruth Baldwin. The house contains its original 1910s-20s furnishings together with older portraits and family heirlooms from Ruth Baldwin's family - the Manings, Knights, Fletchers and Hones - who had come to Hobart in the 1820s as merchants, civil servants and lawyers. Markree's rare, surviving 1920s garden was laid out by Cecil Baldwin in an informal Arts and Crafts Movement style. Cecil and Ruth Baldwin's son, Henry (1919-2007), bequeathed the house and its original contents to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Markree specialises in the social history and design of the early 20th century with guided tours and changing displays to highlight aspects of the collection. Ask about our group booking rate and joint ticket with Narryna Heritage Museum, located 200 meters from Markree and offering insights into Hobart life 100 years earlier.
Elsewhere Vineyard is situated just 45 minutes from Hobart and only six kilometres west of Cygnet. The vineyard produces six different wine styles: A traditional method Sparkling made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, a still Pinot Noir, still Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Sylvaner. These are all dry grown on the 12.5 ha vineyard and made by Terry Doyle who is a qualified winemaker. The vineyard is in a beautiful setting just off the banks of the Huon River which is over two kilometres wide in front of the vineyard. The snow capped Hartz mountains form the western backdrop to this lovely part of Tasmania. A tour of the vineyard can be arranged.
The Deloraine Folk Museum dates from 1856 and is located at Deloraine in Tasmania's north. The cottage was originally built for the Johnstone family. The building was extended and opened as the Family and Commercial Inn between 1863 and 1894. During most of the twentieth century it was used for accommodation and offices. In 1972, Mrs Alma Bramich donated the building and land to the community to house the Deloraine Folk Museum. The museum now reflects the life of a country publican and his family. The tour takes you through the cottage, pub, Jimmy Possum snug and exhibition gallery. You will then move out into the Alma Bramich garden, dairy, blacksmith's shop and vehicle shed. The museum is located at the Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre, 98-100 Emu Bay Road, Deloraine. It is open from 9am to 5pm daily. Deloraine is approximately 45-minutes' drive west from Launceston (53 kilometres/33 miles). Geneology service also available.
Grannie Rhodes' Cottage presents "Turn the key of Time", a live performance at Richmond, southeast Tasmania. This 50 minute fascinating professional performance retells Grannie's true stories. Be transported back to Old England in 1824. Hear of the tribulations of her parents, her two marriages - first to a convict, and then a free man - and discover not only how Grannie lived in this tiny cottage, raising her eleven grandchildren, but also the strange stories involved in the restoration project of the cottage including that of the discovery of the dynamite. Grannie Rhodes' Cottage is the only remaining dwelling in Richmond without electricity or water. You can discover what life was like for early colonial and convict settlers in Tasmania as you experience the Bark Hut and see Bernie Tarr's wonderful sculpture celebrating those brave early women who came to join their convict husbands. Become part of this extraordinary experience available at 3:00pm or 6:00pm daily, except Tuesdays, or by prior arrangement. Bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment. Show is discounted with a stay at Mulberry Cottage Unique Accommodation on site. Richmond is around 30 minutes' drive (26 kilometres/16 miles) northeast of Hobart.
McLachlan Studio jewellery is designed and handmade at our studio near Deloraine in northern Tasmania. Our studio and gardens are set amongst the rolling hills of the Meander Valley on the banks of the Meander River. The studio's wide windows give sweeping views of our parkland garden and provide light and warmth in the gallery, creating a beautiful space to design, make and view our jewellery. We work with precious metals, gemstones, pearls and white and champagne diamonds to create beautiful and elegant jewellery. McLachlan Studio also designs rings on a commission basis, developing designs with the client, selecting stones specific to the commission and hand making the ring in our studio. Our jewellery is represented in public and private collections throughout Australia, including a number of pieces in the Australian National Gallery collection and we have twice been awarded the Tasmanian Business Award for Art. We welcome you to visit the studio, to drive along the tree-lined Meander River and arrive at our garden. Spend time viewing our jewellery and see where the creative process of designing and hand making each piece takes place. In case we are away on business please call to ensure the studio is open.
The New Town Bay Golf Club is a nine-hole metropolitan golf course north of Hobart. The Club is located in the riverside suburb of Lutana, 10 minutes north of the city (six kilometres/four miles). Formerly known as the Ez Risdon Golf Club, the New Town Bay Golf Club is a private course, open to members, associates and members of affiliate clubs. Features of the course include a challenging ninth hole - a 119-metre downhill par three with challenging bunkers surrounding the green. The Club hosts a Ladies competition each Thursday and Men's competition on Saturdays, and there is a licensed bar in the clubhouse for members - opening hours are displayed on the noticeboard. Bookings are recommended. Holes: 9, Par: 64, Length: 3,975 metres, Australian Course Rating: 62
The Old Umbrella Shop is a heritage-listed store in central Launceston, northern Tasmania. The Old Umbrella Shop is one of the last surviving, largely intact early twentieth century shops in Tasmania. It offers an experience far from that of contemporary retail practice. Operated by three generations of the Shott family, the shop now houses displays about the family, umbrellas and the blackwood souvenirs. Many of these souvenirs were made on the premises. The shop is also well known for the large range of umbrellas stocked for sale as well as a variety of National Trust and Tasmanian products. While you are in Launceston, why not enjoy a coffee down by the water at Old Launceston Seaport or one of the many street-side cafes. Enjoy the leafy city parks or head down the Tamar Valley Wine Route where you will find some of Tasmania's finest cool-climate wines. Cataract Gorge is just a few minutes' walk from the city centre, where you can enjoy a chairlift ride over the scenic gorge below. The Old Umbrella Shop is located in George Street, in the heart of Launceston.
Deloraine Golf Course is a nine-hole course located in Tasmania's northwest historic town of Deloraine. The 18-tee course features a challenging par three over a strategically placed dam. Lined with trees, the course has stunning views of Quamby Bluff and the Great Western Tiers mountain range. The Deloraine Golf Course is open to the public seven days a week. There is a clubhouse with fully-stocked bar and kitchen. Test your skills on the two par fives and the longer par fours which challenge even the best of golfers. Enjoy the afternoon in peaceful surrounds and head into the clubhouse for a quiet drink after your round. While you are in Deloraine, visit nearby wineries or take a day trip to Cradle Mountain and walk in the wilderness. You may also like to explore the Limestone caves at Mole Creek. Deloraine is approximately 45-minutes' drive west from Launceston (53 kilometres/33 miles).
The Design Centre of Tasmania, Launceston, features Australia's only museum collection of contemporary wood design. The Centre is located on the edge of City Park, a short walk from Launceston's central business district. The Centre houses the Tasmanian Wood Design Collection. This is a collection of innovative work by Tasmanian designer/makers, including Kevin Perkins, Mark Bishop, Toby Muir Wilson, Brendan Sharpe, Stuart Houghton, John Smith, Brad Latham, the Indeco group and Axiom Design. Pieces are selected for inclusion based on their design, creativity and use of Tasmanian timbers, including Huon pine, sassafras and myrtle. Regarded as one of the world's best assemblages of contemporary woodwork, the Collection has won acclaim in the United States, Europe and China. In addition to the Wood Design Collection, the Design Centre also exhibits and tours a diverse range of craft, design and art, both nationally and internationally. The Design Centre complex incorporates history and modernity in its design. The gallery exists in a series of contemporary, linked spaces and a retail shop is located in the 19th century Price Hall building. In 2004, the Centre was listed in the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary Architecture as one of the world's top 1000 contemporary buildings. Entry is by gold coin donation
Summer or winter, the craggy Ben Lomond National Park plateau, northern Tasmania, attracts adventure seekers. The park includes Tasmania's second-highest peak, Legges Tor, which is 1572 metres (5147 feet) above sea level. It is Tasmania's primary downhill ski field. Rock climbing, alpine walking, cross country and downhill skiing are the highlights of this national park. To reach the park, take C roads from Evandale then follow the 17 km (10.5 miles) gravel road to the ski village. Jacobs Ladder, a steep and narrow section of the road, demands great care, especially in winter conditions when chains should be carried. The ranger station at the foot of the mountain can give advice on road conditions during winter. Weather in alpine areas does change rapidly. Be prepared for cold, wet conditions, even in summer. Current park passes must be purchased for entry to Tasmania's national parks. For full details please visit the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife website. Ben Lomond National Park is located about one hours' drive (50 kilometres/31 miles) east of Launceston.
Goaty Hill Wines is located in the picturesque West Tamar region north of Launceston, Tasmania. As the vineyard has now reached its full potential, partners in Goaty Hill Wines decided to launch a wine label that encapsulated their passion for quality and enjoyment of fine Tasmanian wine. In considering a name for their label, partners turned to their vineyard for inspiration. A notable landmark on the property includes a steep and rocky hill that offers panoramic views of the region. A journey to the top is well worth the effort. This hill is locally known as Goaty Hill. Goaty Hill Wines includes on their label the term 'Educated Enjoyment.' Partners in Goaty Hill Wines include six friends from two families who together were determined to build something for the future while having fun. Goaty Hill Wines invites you to also enjoy the journey of learning about, sharing in and enjoying fine Tasmanian wine. Light lunches are available daily - vineyard platters, cheese plates and tea and coffee. Vineyard tours are available, please call to book prior to arrival.
Apsley Gorge Vineyard is near Bicheno, on the east coast, at the entrance to Apsley Gorge. The vineyard has one of the most stunning locations overlooking The Gulch in Bicheno, where the ocean swirls and crashes onto the rocks. The unique micro climate of this north-east facing valley produces distinctive cool climate wines, medal winning chardonnay and pinot. These wines are aged in French oak. Apsley Gorge Vineyard's first vintage was produced in 1993, the winemaker was Andrew Hood who continued to make the wines until 1998. The owner Brian Franklin took over the wine making in 1999. Apsley Gorge Vineyard itself is not open to the public, but it has a cellar door facility at the Bicheno Winery at The Gulch in Bicheno. Wine tastings and sales are available from November until the new vintage starts, which is usually after the Easter holiday break. Here you can indulge in more than wine tasting: we have freshly cooked crayfish and local oysters, freshly baked baguettes and gourmet coffee, all to be enjoyed while looking out across the ocean. We also offer a range of products from our local smokehouse and small goods butcher. Wines are also available by mail order.
Launceston Golf Club is an 18-hole course regarded as the toughest championship layout in northern Tasmania. The Launceston Golf Club has a proud reputation locally and interstate for the presentation of its facilities and as an excellent test of golfing ability. The 5987 metre, par 72 layout provides something for all golfers, whether beginners or seasoned players. Carved out of natural bushland it boasts well manicured greens, strategically placed bunkers on every hole and eucalyptus-tree-lined fairways. With stands of black wood and wattle trees throughout the course you are unaware of the close proximity of the surrounding hustle and bustle of the Launceston suburbs. The most interesting hole is Spion Kop, the 159m par 3 thirteenth with out of bounds on the left and a lake on the right. The tee shot over a steep gully must avoid bunkers on three sides of the green. Launceston Golf Club is located at Kingsmeadows in Tasmania's northern city of Launceston.
Off Centre, in Hobart, is a gallery and shop featuring work by Tasmanian ceramic artists. The gallery is located in the Salamanca Arts Centre, close to Hobart's waterfront and a short walk from the city's central business district. Off Centre is managed by a cooperative of nine professional Tasmanian artists. The eight ceramicists and one bronze artist exhibit and sell a diverse range of work at Off Centre. You can choose from a range of artefacts including hand-painted tableware, elegant pierced porcelain vessels, and ceramic and bronze sculptures such as bronze Tasmanian devils, raku-fired fish and architectural sculptures. One of the artists is always on hand at the gallery to impart expert knowledge of the work on display. Off Centre also manages a small adjoining gallery, which exhibits the work of emerging and established local artists in a variety of media. You can visit several other galleries in Salamanca Place. The Salamanca Arts Centre hosts a vibrant program of changing exhibitions in the Long Gallery, Sidespace Gallery, Loft Gallery and Top Gallery. You can also visit the Handmark Gallery, Aspect Design and the Salamanca Collection in Salamanca Place to see work by some of Tasmania's best artisans.
Hellyers Road Distillery, in Burnie, north west Tasmania, is Australia's largest single malt whisky distillery. Burnie is Tasmania's fourth-largest city, a two-hour drive west of Launceston (148 kilometres/91 miles). Hellyers Road Distillery produces fine, single malt whisky distilled from Tasmanian grown malted barley, pure Tasmanian rainwater and yeast and matured in American white oak barrels. Hellyers Road Single Malt Whisky uses the purest available ingredients and is neither chill-filtered nor artificially coloured, ensuring smooth, balanced flavours. The Distillery uses the same quality processes to produce Southern Lights - a premium grain vodka. This vodka is also an all-Tasmanian product - made from Tasmanian barley and pure rainwater and produced using triple pot-still distillation and charcoal filtration. You can take a personally-guided Whisky Walk to learn the history of Hellyers Road Distillery and discover the art of whisky-making. You can even bottle and wax seal your own bottle of Hellyers Road, complete with a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Visit the Visitor Interpretation Centre and relax with a whiskey or vodka in the tasting bar and lounge or enjoy delicious Tasmanian cuisine in the restaurant. The Centre also has a retail shop where you can choose from the range of Hellyers Road products.
The Ouse Country Club has a nine-hole scenic golf course at Ouse in the Derwent Valley. The course is mainly flat with well mounded greens and a some bunkers. Sixteen tees add variety to this scenic 9 hole course. Combined with a bowling club to form the Ouse Country Club, this course is well worth a visit when in the area. Visitors welcome. Holes: 9 Par: 68 Length: 5059m ACR: 65.4