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Tiagarra (a Tasmanian Aboriginal word meaning 'keep' or 'keeping place') is an interpretation centre for the history and present-day cultures and art of Tasmanian Aboriginal people.
The Centre is located on Mersey Bluff, a traditional Aboriginal sacred site on the Mersey River. It is one of the few Tasmanian sites where ancient Aboriginal rock carvings, (or petroglyphs) are still well preserved. A local schoolteacher discovered the petroglyphs in 1929, and over 200 engravings were subsequently found. Tiagarra was established at the site in 1976 in order to protect them.
The mystical seahorse has always been a source of immense attraction. However, through fishing and habitat destruction, their numbers globally have dwindled. Seahorse World at Beauty Point, Northern Tasmania, is a unique facility designed to both conserve this creature, and to provide an excellent tourism and educational experience.
In the past ten years Seahorse World, has become a significant regional attraction for Northern Tasmania attracting over 300,000 visitors and employing between 14 - 19 local staff. Seahorse World, is a wonderful illustration of both business and environmental achievement.
Tasmanian Tourism Awards Finalist 2013 and 2014
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.
Zoodoo offers an exciting experience and enables all visitors to get up close and personal with amazing creatures. Zoodoo offers all day attractions and access including free rides for kids, safari bus tour, coffee shop, BBQ & picnic facilities. Zoodoo Wildlife Park is located just 6km from the historic township of Richmond.
Zoodoo Wildlife Park is located just 6km from historical Richmond and is based on 80 acres of farmland. Originally an ostrich farm and a miniature pony stud, Zoodoo officially opened its doors to the public on the 2nd of July, 1999. Starting off small, with only a handful of native animals, Zoodoo has since become one of the largest wildlife parks in Tasmania. Now offering a large range of native, agricultural and exotic animals, Zoodoo has something for everyone.
Zoodoo Wildlife Park is renowned for its hands-on approach which allows you to get closer to some of your favourite animals than you ever thought possible. With the acquisition of Bengal tigers in 2008 and now African lions in 2009 the future looks bright for Zoodoo and its customers. Zoodoo Wildlife Park is committed to giving people the opportunity to appreciate native and exotic wildlife in a setting which is both comfortable for the animal and pleasurable for the customer.
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).
Tasmania Zoo is situated on 900 acres of private old growth native bushland and home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in Tasmania. We have over 50 species of birds, wombats, echidna's, kangaroos, quolls, reptiles, monkeys and more.
And don't forget our famous Tasmanian Devils!
Watch the Tassie Devils feed at 10:30 am, 1 pm and 3:30 pm followed by a devil pat of one of our younger devils.
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.
Something Wild is a Non Government Funded Private wildlife sanctuary and is the worlds largest Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary encompassing approx. 1200 acres. The main visitor site covers an area of 30 acres allowing plenty of space for these animals to feed and interact as they would in the wild. There are pathways around the sanctuary to allow for full access for wheelchairs, to all the facilities. A golf car is available for groups.
We take great pride in the fact that we have moved away from the traditional \'wildlife park\' where most visitors have been used to seeing our native wildlife over previous years. Our feedback indicates our visitors like to see large habitats designed to suit an animals specific needs. In years gone by, wildlife parks and zoo\'s have not been the most comfortable and humane places for animals to live.
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.
Roaring 40\'s Tours take you into the wildreness and beyond with a number of expeditions to chose from. The experience is one of sublime landscape and isolation, exploring a mysterious waterway that remains untouched in the heart of Tasmania\'s World Heritage Wilderness. Kayaking exploration of the calmer waters of Bathurst Harbour and the Narrows is an ideal way to experience the majesty of this area if your time is at a premium, or you\'re new to paddling or wilderness camping.
Australia’s first casino opened here at Wrest Point in 1973 – and the fun and action hasn’t stopped since!
Our boutique casino has all the popular table games, gaming machines and our VIP gaming area. Our friendly croupiers will help you get the hang of playing, whether you’re keen to try your luck at Blackjack, Roulette, Texas Hold’em Poker or any of the other games.
There are two other gaming areas – Riverview and Boardwalk – where you’ll find the latest in electronic gaming machines, with great views of the River Derwent.
Our Federal Rewards Club is one of the most comprehensive player reward clubs in Australia – ask us about the club’s wide range of benefits for regular players.
Ready to play? Good luck!
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.
Walk among the giants of the forest. Experience the power of nature at southern Tasmania's must-see attraction, the Tahune AirWalk. With breathtaking views of the forest canopy, spine-tingling swinging bridges across the Huon and Picton Rivers, and Tasmanian food and wine in the licensed café, there's a full day of fun for the whole family. Whether you're looking for a peaceful forest ramble or are up for a more challenging hike, one of Tahune's trails is sure to fit the bill. Pick your own path to the AirWalk by taking time out to enjoy one of the many forest walks en route, all clearly signposted along the Arve Road. Did you know that some of the tallest trees in the world grow in southern Tasmania? Can't fit it all in one day, stay overnight in the AirWalk Lodge. It all adds up to an action packed day in the great outdoors for everyone, located only one hour and twenty minutes from Hobart.
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.
The Tamar Island Wetlands is a unique urban wetlands reserve ten minutes drive from Launceston. An outstanding Interpretation Centre offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the great value of the wetlands. The Tamar Island Wetlands are managed by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, with important assistance from Wildcare volunteers. The Interpretation Centre and the boardwalk to the island have easy wheelchair access and both the Centre and the island have disabled toilet facilities. A short (0.5kilometre) walk from the Interpretation Centre takes the visitor to a bird hide with seating from where you can observe a number of different wetland birds on the lagoon and enjoy a restful break. The Tamar Island Wetlands Centre offers a range of activities for both adults and children. Volunteers can provide a range of talks and activities covering topics such as wetlands ecology, macro-invertebrates and the pest fish species Gambusia. Over the summer holiday period, a Discovery Ranger program operates daily for children and the young at heart. Opening times for the Reserve are dawn to dusk every day of the year, and the Interpretation Centre is open from 9am - 5pm October 1st - March 31st and from 10am-4pm April 1st - September 30th
The Quoll Artists Gallery, in Hobart's Salamanca Place, specialises in work by Tasmanian 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. Quoll is a co-operative of nine professional Tasmanian artists, and the gallery features fine art, jewellery, textiles and ceramics. Choose from fine art paintings in watercolour, oils, acrylic and mixed media - ranging in style from traditional to contemporary. Select your own piece of handmade jewellery - including work crafted from fresh water pearls and abalone, antique china and ceramic. A range of other craft items is also available at Quoll - including silk scarves, pottery and handmade knives. 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 Off Centre Gallery, Handmark Gallery, Aspect Design and the Salamanca Collection in Salamanca Place to see work by some of Tasmania's best artisans.
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.
St Helens Golf Club offers a challenging nine-hole course at St Helens in northern Tasmania. The course is set in picturesque bushland and is an 18-tee course (par 71). It is located just on the boundary of the township and boasts a club house with fully-stocked bar. St Helens Golf Club utilises the 'GOLF Link' national handicapping system and the golf shop provides club hire. The course is open to the public every day with competition days held on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Enjoy the peaceful surrounds and consistent mild to warm climate as you make your way around the course. While you are in St Helens, wander along the sandy white beaches or perhaps visit the turquoise water of the Bay of Fires nearby. Drive the short distance to St Columba Falls where you can walk in to see the highest waterfalls in Tasmania. Charter a boat and experience the excellent fishing opportunities or simply enjoy a scenic tour along the east coast. St Helens Golf Club is approximately two hours' drive east of Launceston (170 kilometres/105 miles).
Yarns Artwork in Silk is a display of silk art at Deloraine, northern Tasmania. Yarns Artwork in Silk depicts the landscape and four seasons of northern Tasmania's Great Western Tiers mountain range. The large-scale work has been created in four panels, each measuring three-and-a-half metres by four metres. This work, crafted by more than 300 local artists, took 10,000 hours and 200 metres of hand-dyed silk to complete. The artists have employed a number of techniques including embroidery, cross stitch, weaving, patchwork and quilting to create Yarns. Yarns Artwork in Silk tells the story of the local area - exploring its history, landscape and culture. The display includes an audiovisual presentation which expands on the work. Deloraine and the surrounding district is one of Tasmania's most significant regional centres for art and crafts. Every year the town hosts the Tasmanian Craft Fair - Australia's largest working craft fair - which attracts over 200 local and interstate exhibitors and 30,000 visitors annually. Deloraine is approximately 40-minutes' drive (53 kilometres/33 miles) west from Launceston.
The Discovery Centre contains a wealth of information relating to the history of the Stanley district and many items of interest collected in the area. Some of the items on display include: Antique bric-a-brac, Photographic display, numerous household and farming utensils of settlement days, 1850 wedding gown, marine curios, relics from ships that once sailed in the area. bowsprit of ship Kermandie, mineral display, and locally made souvenirs and handcrafts are for sale. Genealogy search AUD5 which includes your entry fee. Opening hours of the centre are 1000 - 1600 daily from September to June. The centre is closed weekdays June, July, August. It is possible to access the centre by appointment outside of opening hours.
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.
Under The Oak Handmade Gallery and Gifts is located at 103a Reibey Street, Ulverstone,Tasmania. Featuring 100 percent handmade, Tasmanian products from over 40 Tasmanian designers. Items include unique jewellery and accessories, art, photography, homewares, vintage clothing, children's items, papercraft and more. With 100 percent of the sales paid directly back to the designer and no commission taken, Under The Oak is supporting Tasmanian talent in art, craft and design through this unique business concept. Each designer rents a space in the store, receiving back their entire sales at the end of every month. Many items are a 'one off' creation, all handmade from designers around the state. Treat yourself to some retail therapy whilst shopping for Tasmanian handmade products in a roomy relaxed atmosphere. Under The Oak is also located within close walking distance from many of Ulverstone's popular tourist attractions, including the War Memorial Town 'Clock', the Historic Museum and the Visitor Information Centre.
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.
The Great Western Tiers Sculpture Trail is a series of sculptures in and around Deloraine, northern Tasmania. Deloraine is 30 minutes west of Launceston (48 kilometres/30 miles) and 40 minutes south-east of Devonport (51 kilometres/32 miles). The Great Western Tiers form the northern face of Tasmania's Central Plateau, rising up to 1,420 metres above sea level. The innovative Great Western Tiers Sculpture Trail emerged in Deloraine in 2002 as a celebration of the region's natural beauty and cultural diversity. You can follow the Sculpture Trail through the streets of Deloraine and along the banks of the Meander River to sites including Marakoopa Caves, King Solomons Cave, Alum Cliffs, Devils Gullet and Mole Creek. You'll see dozens of diverse creations by gifted Tasmanian artists - each combining with the landscape to make a profound and moving statement about the essence of this beautiful region. A map of the Great Western Tiers Sculpture Trail is available at the Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre in Deloraine. Deloraine is a key regional art and craft centre in Tasmania and each November hosts the Tasmanian Craft Fair - a four day event which draws artisans, crafts people and visual artists from throughout Australia and internationally.
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.
The Wall In The Wilderness is situated at Derwent Bridge in Tasmania's Central Highlands. It is Australia's most ambitious art project undertaken in recent years. By 2015 creator/designer, Greg Duncan plans to carve the history of the highlands in 100 metres of timber, most of which will be in our rare Huon Pine. The beautifully carved works set out in relief sculpture depict the history, hardship and perseverance of the people in the Central Highlands and pay homage to the individuals who settled and protected the area. Duncan is already known for the uncanny realism he brings to his work and his pieces are sought after by collectors around the world. Each metre of the panels, including horses, thylacines and foresters represents a month's work. There is nothing like this anywhere else in Australia. The Wall is a world-class experience. By the end of 2007 a third of The Wall will have been completed.
Tiger Creek Artspace is a gallery located in East Devonport, in Tasmania's north west. Former outback artist and writer Vic Maloney invites you to view his interpretation of Tasmania's rich folklore. Come in and see the artist's unique work on display, and listen to some of Vic's true tales of life in the Australian bush. If you see any artwork you like, you may purchase it directly from the artist. The gallery is open on Saturdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm Tiger Creek Artspace is approximately 10 minutes' drive east from the centre of Devonport.
The Touchwood Craft Gallery is located at Stanley, north-west Tasmania. Stanley is an hour's drive north-west of Burnie (78 kilometres/49 miles) and 90 minutes from Devonport (127 kilometres/79 miles). The Touchwood Craft Gallery specialises in fine Tasmanian artworks. You can browse the Gallery's collection of hand-made pottery, blown glass, pewter, jewellery and fine woodcraft made from Tasmanian speciality timbers. Artisans include Barry Mousley - who is exclusively represented by Touchwood - Crickhollow Pottery, the Tasmanian Kaleidoscope Company, West Tamar Woodcrafts and Tasmanian Glassblowers, among many others. Many of the artworks are for sale and phone orders are also accepted. Treat yourself to aromatic coffee and home-baked treats in the Touchwood café. Sample freshly baked cakes, muffins or scones slathered in fresh cream and fruity jam, or enjoy a gourmet snack or light meal from the menu which features fine Tasmanian produce, including fresh local seafood. Touchwood also offers bed and breakfast, cottage accommodation overlooking the ocean and dramatic Stanley coastline.
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.
Salty Seas seafood outlet is ideally situated in St Helens on Tasmania's sunny east coast. It is ideally located 300 metres west of Fisherman's Wharf. The facility hosts commercial quantities of live fish including southern rock lobster in an aquarium which is open for public viewing daily, free of charge so bring your camera with you. Al products are seasonally available and the fish, oysters, mussels and lobsters are processed on site daily. You can select a fish from the tanks and have it processed while you wait or select a lobster and take it home alive or allow an hour for it to be cooked for you, or simply drop in and learn more about our local commercial fish species and industries. Cold lobster platters are available from December until April and can be enjoyed on the deck overlooking Medea Cove bird sanctuary, home to a variety of shoreline bird species. Fish filleted on site with potatoes harvested from the local Anchor Organics farm cut on site come together to perfect a truly local fresh fish and chips. With plenty of parking and friendly experienced fish handlers salty Seas is a must see for seafood enthusiasts.
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.
The Ring Road Antique Centre, in New Norfolk, offers a range of antiques and collectables. New Norfolk is 30 minutes' drive west of Hobart (33 kilometres) in Tasmania's Derwent Valley. The Ring Road Antique Centre offers a broad selection of antiques and collectables dating from the Victorian era to the mid-20th century. You can browse the extensive display of items which includes antique furniture, china, crystal and glassware, pottery, kitchenware and jewellery. The Ring Road Antiques Centre is a co-operative of three antique dealers and collectors, ensuring the equality and diversity of the collection. New Norfolk is known by collectors as an antiques Mecca. You can explore the town's many antique shops and discover a new treasure to add to or begin your own collection.
Tasman Golf Club is located at Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula, south east Tasmania. The course is five minutes (four kilometres/three miles) south of the Port Arthur Historic Site and 90 minutes south east of Hobart (102 kilometres/63 miles). Tasman Golf Club's undulating nine-hole course has a tight layout rimmed by coastal tea-tree scrub. Skirting the sea cliffs at Point Puer, the course has breathtaking views of the Great Southern Ocean and dramatic Tasman Peninsula coastline. Features include watered greens and tees, bunkers and a central dam in play on three holes. Tasman's dramatic signature hole is the par three 8th - which requires you to tee off on a cliff top and drive the ball over a 200-metre (656 feet) drop to the ocean to land on the opposite cliff top green, 100 metres (328 feet) away. Tasman Golf Club has regular men's, women's and mixed competitions, and a twilight competition during the summer months (October - March). Relax after your round in the clubhouse and bar, open during event times. Tasman also has a practice putting green and club and buggy hire is available. Holes: nine, Par: 70, Length: 5,238 metres, Australian Course Rating: 67.
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.