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Ben Lomond National Park

Ben Lomond, Ben Lomond TAS 7212

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.

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The Tasmanian Arboretum

46 Old Tramway Road, Eugenana TAS 7310

The Arboretum is a 66 hectare nature reserve near Devonport in Tasmania's North-West. Only a few kilometres from Devonport but a million miles from care, the 66 hectares of landscape Arboretum, which was founded in 1984, offers you the opportunity to walk among collections of woody plants from around the temperate world, especially including many of Tasmania's plants. Set in a peaceful and beautiful valley, you may see some of Tasmania's wildlife, such as swift parrots and platypus. Cultural and natural heritage combine in the Limestone Heritage Walk, which is free if you self-guide on the walk, and links the geology with a century of human activity contributing to colonial and national development. One hour guided walks are available for a reasonable cost, and can be booked online. Bookings are essential. The Arboretum offers three picnic shelters, 2 general shelters, a platypus observatory and a bird hide on the shore of Flounders Lake. The Tree Park Kiosk offers light refreshments and audio tours, and is operated by volunteers and opens between October and May. Kiosk is open 11am-4pm. Eugenana is 15 minutes' drive (11 kilometres/7 miles) South of Devonport.

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Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Franklin River, Derwent Bridge TAS 7140

Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, this national park protects Tasmanias great western rivers the Franklin, Gordon, Jane and Denison and the remote mountain ranges where they rise. The Lyell Highway (A10) cuts through the national park on its way to Queenstown, entering the World Heritage Area just west of Derwent Bridge. Take time to stop and explore the rainforest bordering the road there are excellent short walks at the Franklin River, Donaghys Lookout and Nelson Falls. Picnic facilities are also available at some roadside stops through the national park. Current park passes must be purchased for entry to Tasmania's national parks. For full details please visit the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife website.

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George Town to Low Head Walking and Cycling Trail

92-96 Main Road, George Town TAS 7253

The George Town to Low Head Walking and Cycling Trail follows the River Tamar. Suitable for walkers, runners and cyclists, this free and easily accessible trail was opened in 2011 and was designed to be used by people of all abilities. It is 6 kilometres in length and begins at York Cove in George Town. Cycling is one of the most enjoyable ways to experience the trail, and bicycle hire is available from the George Town Visitor Information Centre for use on the trail and around the George Town area. The trail links together key historical sites and areas of natural beauty and wildlife interest, such as Lagoon Bay, York Cove, Windmill Point and the Low Head Pilot Station. You will learn lots along the way about Tasmanian wildlife, colonial and convict history and how Tasmania communicates with the rest of the world. Did you know that where the River Tamar meets the sea is one of the deepest points of the entire Bass Strait? This makes it popular for shipping and also highly rich in biodiversity, providing you with plenty to see whether it be marine vessels or wildlife.

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Tasman National Park

Eaglehawk Neck, Eaglehawk Neck TAS 7179

The Tasman National Park hugs the coast of the Tasman Peninsula in south eastern Tasmania. You can reach the Park from the Arthur Highway at Eaglehawk Neck, an hour south east of Hobart (80 kilometres/50 miles); and also from Fortescue Bay and Port Arthur, 90 minutes south east of Hobart (102 kilometres/63 miles). The stars of the 8,312-hectare (20,780-acre) Tasman National Park are its monumental rock formations. Here you can see rock stacks, arches, sea caves and 300-metre (986-foot) high cliffs created by 6,000 years of wave action on the peninsula's sandstone, dolerite and granite. You can visit Tasman Arch, the Blowhole, Devils Kitchen, Tessellated Pavement, Remarkable Cave and Waterfall Bay by car, but the best views are from the Park's many bushwalks. Short walks include Waterfall Bay (60-90 minutes), Bivouac Bay (three hours), Cape Hauy (four hours) and Cape Raoul (five hours). You can go rock climbing, scuba diving and surfing here, and the Park is rich in wildlife. Whales, dolphins, penguins and seals can often be seen from the shore or a wildlife cruise. Watch for foraging possums and wallabies in the bush at dawn and dusk - you may even encounter an elusive Tasmanian devil. Current park passes must be purchased for entry to Tasmania's national parks. For full details please visit the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife website.

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Bridport Walking Track

Main Road, Bridport TAS 7262

Bridport's walking track is a breathtaking showcase of natural foreshore, beaches, wildflowers, forest and river landscape. Walk, run, ride and ramble along the 11 kilometre circuit which takes you through ancient forests, wildflower reserves, native grasslands, tidal estuarine and river environments. You will also travel along a natural foreshore with granite rocks and many secluded beaches. The fauna and flora is rich and varied; many species of high conservation value. Along the way enjoy special places of tranquility and the significant periods of human occupation in the area. The Bridport Walking Track is a special unforgettable place of natural beauty for all to experience. Bridport is known for its numerous unspoilt beaches, breathtaking beauty and the magnificent vistas of Andersons Bay and striking mountain backdrops. The village is fully serviced and only one hour from Launceston. You can choose your accommodation from camping to luxurious. From Bridport you can easily discover the scenic beauty, colourful history and heritage of North East Tasmania such as the stunning patchwork of farmlands, tall rainforests and spectacular waterfalls. Nearby attractions include a wine and gourmet food trail, mountain bike trail, world class golf courses at Barnbougle Dunes and Barnbougle Lost Farm as well as Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm.

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Mt Field National Park

Lake Dobson Road, National Park TAS 7140

Mount Field National Park is one of Tasmania's oldest national parks. Located an hour north-west of Hobart (75 kilometres/47 miles) the Park stretches across 16,265-hectares (40,191 acres) of diverse landscape. You can enjoy a number of walks in Mount Field National Park, through tall forests, alpine meadows and verdant rainforest. Three-tiered Russell Falls - the Park's most visited spot - is an easy 20 minute circuit from the Visitor's Centre. On the nearby Tall Trees Walk (30 minutes), you can see the world's tallest flowering plant, the giant swamp gum, which can reach a height of 30 metres/99 feet. Extended walks into the Park's alpine areas can also be taken from Lake Dobson - 16 kilometres/10 miles from the Visitor Centre. You can go downhill skiing near Lake Dobson in winter, and in autumn see the stunning red and gold foliage of Australia's only deciduous tree, the endemic fagus (Nothofagus gunnii). You're also likely to encounter Tasmania's endemic wildlife here, including platypus and wombats. The Visitor Centre has walking information, interpretation displays, a shop, eco-playground and bistro and there are camping and picnic facilities nearby. There is also a rustic shelter at Lake Dobson, complete with a wood heater and firewood. Current park passes must be purchased for entry to Tasmania's national parks. For full details please visit the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife website.

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Rocky Cape National Park

C227 and C233, Rocky Cape TAS 7321
Rocky Cape National Park is a promontory extending out into Bass Strait in Tasmania's north-west. Rocky Cape's tracks, cliffs and beaches attract walkers and rock climbers. The area's coastal heathlands bloom with wildflowers in summer and there's good fishing and diving around the shores. Native wildlife is abundant. Take a torch on an evening walk and meet wallabies, wombats and possums. The park entrance is five kilometres off the A2, 30 kilometres west of Wynyard.

AAA Granary Accommodation - The Last Resort

575 Staverton Road Promised Land via, Sheffield TAS 7306
AAA Granary offers great value family accommodation only a 30-minute drive from magnificent Cradle Mountain. The cottages offer a fun-filled family holiday base from which to explore Cradle Mountain or to relax. Choose from studio, two, three and four-bedroom cedar cottages, allowing enough space to accommodate the whole family. Each has a fully-equipped kitchen, laundry, carport, balcony, private garden and barbecue. Accommodations feature original artworks and boast stained-glass windows, doors and lamps. Bedrooms are individually heated. Guests have free use of all the following: spa pool, sauna, gym, eight ball, table tennis, air hockey, bowls, Xbox 360, Playstation 2, Wii - games supplied, movie library with 1600 choices, sports grounds, basketball, soccer, cricket, all equipment, mini-golf, bicycles, green machines and the tree-house adventure playground. Free Wi-Fi in all cottages . Other activities include a trip to Cradle Mountain, horse riding, bushwalking, fishing, swimming, caving or golfing. Explore the wildlife park, chocolate factory, steam railway, vineyards, mazes and pancake parlour, or just stay 'at home' and soak up the spectacular mountain panorama from your balcony. AAA Granary Accommodation is located at Promised Land, beside Tasmazia, a ten-minute drive to Sheffield town of Murals, a 30-minute drive (37 km) south of Devonport....

Ausprey Tours

PO Box 323, Launceston TAS 7250
Ausprey Tours provide a range of fly fishing and backpacking tour options within Tasmania. Day tours to the Central Highlands, Northern Rivers or fly fishing tuition are AU330 for a single angler. For two or more anglers, rates per day are AUD240 per person. For a non-angler, rates are AUD25 and the angler pays a single rate. Backpacking Tours and Tasmanian Western Lakes tours run from December through to March. Single angler rates are AUD395 and two or more anglers are AUD270 per person, per day. Guiding, accommodation, meals packages as well as fly fishing tuition packages with accommodation are available for two to seven days. Ausprey Tours can accommodate all of your fishing needs....

Elmslie Tasmania

2 Upper Mcewans Road, Legana TAS 7277
Located in the beautiful Tamar Valley at Rosevears, just minutes from Launceston, Elmslie Tasmania is a tasteful extension to the lovely 1900’s federation homestead. Wide airy verandas with their breathtaking water views surround the homestead providing the perfect setting for weddings and functions. With beautiful views of the picturesque vineyards and countryside, Elmslie Tasmania is a popular choice for couples looking for a unique venue with distinguished elegance. Elmslie Tasmania was established in 1972, and is situated in one of the oldest vineyards on the western side of the Tamar Valley. Elmslie also features a modern cafe, with casual dining available during the day. offering an affordable and yet great local selection of dishes . Great coffee, interesting wines, excellent cuisine, friendly staff, and amazing views, make Elmslie Tasmania an excellent place to visit....

Coast House Tasmania

Beaupre Point, Lymington TAS 7109
Coast House nestles on Beaupre Point, a peninsula near Cygnet, surrounded by the water of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. Totally private and tranquil, Coast House provides accommodation for one or two couples and generous provisions greet our guests on arrival. A gourmet hamper of Tasmanian wine and food, meals for your first night and an abundance of supplies in the pantry and fridge are complimentary. No need to travel further, just curl up by the wood fire taking in the views and abundance of wildlife or explore the region including wineries, cafes and restaurants. Coast House is a ten-minute drive to Cygnet village, a 55-minute drive to Hobart and a 70-minute drive to the Hobart Airport....

King Island Coach Tours

3 Owen Smith Drive, Currie TAS 7256
King Island Coach Tours offer tours of the Island's well-known landmarks and attractions. You can visit the famous King Island Dairy, take an evening penguin watching tour, or visit the Cape Wickham lighthouse - the tallest lighthouse in the southern hemisphere. King Island Coach Tours also offers accommodation packages on the Island, and you will be provided with morning and/or afternoon tea, and lunch (depending on tour length) on all of their tours....

Leven River Cruises

1 Flora Street, West Ulverstone TAS 7315
Leven River Cruises provide river cruises, a bush-walk and wildlife viewing in North West Tasmania. A range of river cruises, viewing wild life in their natural environment with an optional forest walk and the opportunity to enjoy an authentic Tasmanian meal are available through Leven River Tours. There are four experiences; Meal and Forest Cruise, Picnic Cruise, River Cruise and Bay Cruise. All tours are aboard the vessel named Jus' Leven, seating up to 16 adults, and range from short through to longer wilderness adventures up the Leven River in Ulverstone. Longer trips include a guided tour of a 15 acre fauna and flora sanctuary established in 1880. Here, you can unwind while a delicious three course meal is served to you in a shelter surrounded by grand black-wood trees and ferns trees. All cruises are suitable for a variety of functions, gift vouchers, special occasions. All cruises operate all year round and the vessel has spring loaded blinds for full protection from differing weather conditions. Tidal river contact operator for departure times. Contact operator for details. Book direct with Kim on 0400130258 or on the website as limited tickets are available....

Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum

399 Low Head Road, Low Head TAS 7253
On the picturesque Low Head Peninsula at the mouth of the Tamar River is Australia's oldest pilot station, dating from 1806. It is a delightful collection of cottages in a beautiful setting. The Museum occupies the 1835 convict-built Pilots' Row, the oldest and largest building on the site. It tells stories of shipping on the Tamar River, and has an extensive display of relics from the days of sail and steam. The museum is a delight for families, having something of interest for people of all ages. Children are encouraged to handle the ship's helm, operate the engine room telegraphs, sound the fog horn, ring the ship's bell and send messages in Morse Code. There is a collection of small craft in the boatshed (open on request) and other exhibits around the grounds. Continue to the headland, past the old cable station to Australia's third oldest light station, with its grand lighthouse. Here is the only operating G-type fog horn in the Southern Hemisphere. It sounds at noon each Sunday. Low Head is less than an hour from Launceston along the East Tamar Highway and only five kilometres from George Town which has museums, good accommodation and shopping facilities....

Tarkine Drive, The

C214, Roger River TAS 7330
Heading off the beaten track and into the wilderness, The Tarkine Drive in Tasmania's north-west is now easily accessible for anyone wanting to get back in touch with nature and experience the wilderness. The loop through the Tarkine Drive takes travellers through natural and dramatic landscapes beginning with Kanunnah Bridge Picnic Area, taking its name from the aboriginal name for 'Tasmanian Tiger', Sumac Lookout surrounded by rainforest and tall eucalypts and more impressive widespread views of the river and beyond. Julius River Forest Reserve has cool temperate rainforest, excellent picnic facilities and a half-hour walk. Lake Chisholm Forest Reserve has flooded limestone sinkholes and meandering walks through old myrtle forests and alongside still watered lakes. West Beckett Forest Reserve is for the more adventurous. At Milkshakes Hills Forest Reserve, relax with picnic spots nestled among the eucalypts. Completing the loop is the Trowutta Arch Rain Forest Walk; a stunning and natural geological structure. The Tarkine Drive is an effortless 60 km drive from Stanley and an easy 38 km drive from Smithton. Smithton to the Tarkine Drive return is 130 km. Recent sealing of the roads has made the drive easily accessible and much more pleasurable....

Evandale Market - Weekly

Falls Park, Western Junction TAS 7212
Let loose the bargain hunter in you as you browse through the wide range of goods for sale. Come and be a part of one of Tasmania's favourite markets with over a 100 stalls including a wide range of wares and high quality crafts, plants, trees, shrubs and garden ornaments and bric-a-brac for every budget. Choose from a wide selection of Tasmanian food products such as jams, sauces, relish and honey. There are also plenty of food stalls and children's amusements. The Evandale market is a popular country market in historic Evandale, located just 15km south of Launceston. Evandale is a lovely Georgian village with well-preserved cottages, houses, churches, inns and shops. It is a great place for browsing through the antique galleries and art and craft shops in the village. Entry is 20 cents for adults, children free....

Mt Lyell Anchorage

17 Cutten Street, Queenstown TAS 7467
Mt Lyell Anchorage, Queenstown's finest Bed and Breakfast and self-contained accommodation, is the perfect place to relax after a long day exploring the countryside on your way to Tasmania's Western Wilderness. Luxury with a homely feel. Gorgeous bespoke bathrooms, comfortable beds, stylish mix of period and new furniture, quality inclusions and friendly host. Situated in the centre of town, close to cafes, hotels, supermarkets, Queenstown Heritage Tours, West Coast Wilderness Railway, Galley Museum and all town facilities. The "Anchorage" main house is over 115 years old and has been fully renovated to compliment the original features. Magnificent pressed tin ceilings, lovely timber panelling and fireplaces, four individual rooms with private bathrooms, as well as full kitchen and lounge/dining room with a cosy wood fire to relax and mingle with other guests. We also cater for those who prefer self-contained accommodation. Built in the early 1960's to house mine workers, these two cottages are perfect for small families or groups. "Waratah Cottage" and "Tea Tree Bungalow" have two bedrooms, bathroom and varying kitchen facilities....

Buttongrass Retreat

308 Lune River Road, Dover TAS 7117
In the Far South of Tasmania, the forest parts to reveal a spectacular open buttongrass plain. Your modern two bedroom self-contained cabin is a comfortable eco-experience with 12 volt solar electricity and hot water, wood heating and is free from distractions like television and in-room phones. We offer exclusive occupancy; just one guest accommodation in a 20Ha private reserve. Comfort and wildlife make Buttongrass Retreat the perfect place to base for exploring the natural beauty of Tasmania's Far South. This special habitat is home to a unique range of flowers, birds and animals, a community found nowhere else. The view to the Southern Ranges is spectacular and sometimes snow capped. Important note: A place to retreat to nature. Buttongrass Retreat is a place to escape from the hassles of modern life for a few days. Get away from television, phones and 240 volt electricity and enjoy some peace and quiet. 12 volt solar electricity operates the lights and music. There is usually limited 240 volt electricity, enough to charge a mobile phone or camera but not sufficient to run a laptop computer for more than an hour a day....

Richardsons Harley Davidson Museum and Cafe

468 Westbury Road, Launceston TAS 7250
Richardsons Harley-Davidson Museum and Café showcases motorcycle memorabilia dating back to 1940 in Westbury, Tasmania. Simon Hrycyszyn (Richardson) is the driving force behind the museum and Tasmania’s oldest Harley-Davidson dealership. The museum contains interesting treasure including a 1900s pedal bike with a plate that reads ‘A.G. Flannery-Harley-Gallion Co,’ an extremely rare piece. Wander through the museum and enjoy stepping back in time with a 1940 ex Army Indian Scout and two J-model Harley-Davidsons. Donations from enthusiasts have assisted in the expansion of the museum. Learn about the history of the property, as Simon began in a workshop beneath his father’s house repairing motorcycles, before moving to a simple tin shed and later constructing the two-story building it is today. The building itself is worth a look, made primarily from recycled materials. The pre-owned parts section is built from Harley-Davidson bike crates, the flooring from telegraph poles and structural beams from wharf pylons. While you are in Westbury, wander through the quaint village, established in the 1820s as a garrison town. Visit the White House Museum, Westbury Maze and Pearn's world famous Steam World. Westbury is an easy 20-minute drive from Launceston (35 kilometres/22 miles)....

Freycinet Haven

91 Freycinet Drive, Coles Bay TAS 7215
Freycinet Haven provides luxury self-contained accommodation at Coles Bay on Tasmania's East Coast. This beach house offers beautiful views over Freycinet National Park, where nature provides the ultimate catalyst for a truly relaxing beach holiday. The house accommodates up to eight people and is ideal for families, those who enjoy water sports, beach goers, nature enthusiasts, or lovers seeking some romantic pampering. Freycinet Haven is decorated with quality furnishings and has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. A peaceful contemporary retreat, luxurious enough to make you feel spoilt, yet casual enough to allow you to relax in paradise. Located at the entrance to Freycinet National Park and just minutes walk to Richardson's Beach and central to all Coles Bay attractions - water sports, beaches, bush walks, local food and wine - the choice is yours. The house features very comfortable open-planned living, ensuite, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, and full cooking facilities. There are large open rooms, a television and DVD player, washing machine and dryer. There is also an outdoor barbecue for family time. This accommodation is also wheelchair accessible. Coles Bay is a two-hour-and-twenty-minute drive (190 km) north of Hobart....

St Marys

St Marys, St Marys TAS 7215
St Marys is a small township nestled beneath St Patrick's Head, an impressive rocky outcrop in Tasmania's North East. The town is a 10-15 min drive inland from the coast, 600 metres above sea level and surrounded by hills, pristine forests and majestic lookouts with fantastic views of the coast below. St Marys offers a range of accommodation, a craft gallery, bakery, shops and supermarkets, while the St Marys Hotel, built in 1916, is a feature of the town centre. There are also some lovely old buildings along the main street including the original railway station, now a quirky museum of local relics and oddities. From St Marys, visitors can drive up the Fingal Valley to the Evercreech Forest Reserve. (There's signage to the reserve in the township of Fingal.) As well as its spectacular trees, ferns and mountain streams, Evercreech is home to the White Knights - the tallest white gums in existence. St Marys is also close to Douglas-Apsley National Park with its beautiful forests, waterfalls and excellent bushwalks. The coastline is a short drive away via the Elephant Pass or St Marys Pass. Both roads hug the mountain and are popular for training cyclists. St Marys is a 1 hr 40-min drive (128 km) east of Launceston. ...

Makers' Workshop

2 Bass Highway, Burnie TAS 7320
Makers' Workshop celebrates Burnie's makers, innovators and artists. Opened in 2009, this contemporary structure is a "must see" when visiting Burnie. Well known for supporting local artisans, studios are provided for a variety of local craftspeople and artists who demonstrate their skills and techniques on-site. Explore the extensive gift shop with a focus on Tasmanian products. The Cheese Shop offers exquisite cheeses for tastings and purchase, manufactured at Burnie's state of the art specialty facility operated by Lion. Great coffee and food is an essential part of any Tasmanian experience and the Makers’ Workshop licensed cafe provides fresh simple fare in beautiful surrounds. The story of Burnie's deep connection with paper is told here with Creative Paper, where visitors are invited to see paper being made by hand, then try it for themselves. The helpful Burnie Visitor Information Centre staff and volunteers can assist you with bookings for accommodation and experiences, maps and directional support, and that in-depth local knowledge that makes your travels easier. A fascinating range of exhibitions can be viewed in the contemporary gallery space. Significant objects from the Burnie Regional Museum are on display throughout the building as visual 'icons' telling stories of Burnie....

Makers on Church St

14 Church Street, Geeveston TAS 7116
Makers on Church St is a vibrant, spacious and welcoming place to visit. This is a must see when visiting Geeveston which is only a 45-minute drive south of Hobart and a great stopover on your way to the well known southern tourist attractions including Hartz Mountains, Tahune AirWalk and Hastings Caves. Filled with amazing Tasmanian woodcraft and handcrafts by people that just love to make beautiful things, including Tasmanian timber furniture, wood turned items crafted from unique timbers including huon pine, sassafras, myrtle and blackwood. Also home to the well known handmade range of DeEmDe Trendy Kids clothing and accessories, plus amazing papercraft, handmade teddy bears and signs, cards, jewellery, knitting, crochet and so much more. Our main focus is handmade - but you will also find studios stocked to the brim with clothing, wool, card and scrapbooking supplies, an eclectic collection of books, gifts and homewares. You can visit every week day, and we are only too happy to help out with Huon Trail tourist information. The Forest and Heritage Centre is located across the road and you may even be lucky enough to view a platypus in Heritage Park....

Elmshurst

393 Estate Road, Campania TAS 7026
Elmshurst offers bed and breakfast accommodation at Campania near Richmond, a 30-minute drive from Hobart. We have two ensuite rooms accommodating two guests in each. Both rooms have double postupedic beds, television and radio. There are electric blankets, heating, car parking, and breakfast is provided. Barbecue facilities are also available. Please note it is a non-smoking establishment. Guests can enjoy relaxing country walks, landscaped gardens, trout fishing in the Coal River or Craigeborne Dam. Elmshurst is an ideal base for day trips to Port Arthur, the East Coast and Midlands districts. We are situated in the peaceful countryside of the Coal River Valley, a ten-minute drive from the historic Georgian village of Richmond with its gaol that predates Port Arthur Historic Site, and Australia's oldest bridge, along with a range of eateries, crafts shops and galleries....

Kettering

Kettering, Kettering TAS 7155
Kettering is a small town in a peaceful, idyllic setting on the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, about 30 minutes' drive or 37 kilometres south of Hobart. The area was first explored by French navigator Bruni D'Entrecasteaux in 1792 and by the early 1800s whalers, sealers and timber cutters had settled in the region. The area around Kettering continued to develop due to its suitability for timber, and berry and fruit farming. The scallop industry was also a boom in the first half of the 1800s. Kettering now has a thriving community involved in many artistic and maritime pursuits. Yachts, fishing boats, salmon farmers in their runabouts, and sea kayaks are all regular sights in the sheltered waterways. There are two major marinas, as well as many smaller, privately owned jetties, and over 600 boats that call Kettering home. It also serves as an important service hub for local farmers and producers. Vineyards and colourful orchards of berries, cherries and apples surround the general area. The Bruny Island Ferry, Mirambeena, is a vehicular ferry which runs a return trip numerous times a day from Kettering to Bruny Island. At the ferry terminal there is a comprehensive visitor centre also housing a gift shop and a waterfront cafe, which specialises in local produce and seafood. Kettering is also home to a distinctive 1930s built hotel, which boasts superb views across to Bruny Island. The hotel houses a restaurant and offers bar meals. A Turkish cafe also serves as the local deli, and don't miss the speciality hand-made chocolates available from the local chocolatier. Great pizzas and coffee can be found at a small cafe opposite the oval. There are a number of accommodation options in the area, including charming self-contained cottages, beautifully appointed bed and breakfast options and luxurious suites overlooking the marina. The hotel also offers rooms upstairs. For a great view out across the D'Entrecasteaux Channel toward Bruny Island, take the short 10 minute walk through she-oak trees to Kettering Point. Hiring kayaks or experiencing a local kayaking tour is another great way to experience the beauty of Kettering. ...

King Island Holiday Village

1 Blue Gum Drive, Grassy TAS 7256
Peace, freedom and tranquillity on a plateau that overlooks the magnificent island coast. Your spacious villa has all the modern facilities you need - you're free to spend every day exploring the beaches, the calcified forest, the rocky coast. Ride horses on the beach. Go fishing. Sample the islands cream and cheese - so delicious its an ecstatic experience. Visit the lighthouses that for decades have protected ships from treacherous rocks. See if you can see the bottom of Grassy's deepwater harbour. Each evening enjoy a great dinner at the bistro or restaurant and then go and see the penguins returning to their burrows. Then its home to your unit, for another deep island sleep. Two night minimum stay applies....

Peroni Barnbougle Polo

426 Waterhouse Road, Bridport TAS 7262
On January 21st 2017 The Game of Kings returns to Tasmania with the Annual Barnbougle Polo. Attracting Australia's best Polo players, Barnbougle Polo combines the excitement and drama of this breathtaking game with fine Tasmanian produce and typical country hospitality. A number ticketing options from the fully catered Peroni marquee to the traditional 'car boot spaces' are available on the day. For further information and ticketing please see website for detaills....

Festivale

Tamar Street, Launceston TAS 7250
Held annually on the second weekend in February, Festivale celebrates Tasmanian food and wine al fresco style in Launceston's historic City Park. Festivale is one of Tasmania's premier summer events, attracting around 35,000 patrons each year. More than 70 stalls offer patrons the opportunity to taste and savour highly renowned Tasmanian gourmet food, wine, beer and cider amid all the colour and fun of family entertainment dance, music and street theatre – provided by both local and interstate artists....

Stanley Golf Club

32 Marine Esplanade, Stanley TAS 7331
The Stanley Golf Club is a nine-hole coastal course at Stanley, North West Tasmania. Stanley is a classified historic town, a 20-minute drive north-east of Smithton (22 km) and a 90-minute drive west of Devonport (127 km). A typical links-style course, the Stanley Golf Club has a relatively flat layout with watered greens and tees. The course is set among sand dunes about 10 m from the sea and has some interesting challenges including bunkers, a dam and strong Bass Strait winds. The course offers great views of the coast and Stanley's famous Nut - the remains of an extinct volcano rising 152 m from the sea. Visitors are welcome and casual green fees are paid into an honesty box. A Men's competition is held each Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and the Ladies' competition is each Wednesday and Saturday at 10am. You can enjoy a drink in the bar each weekday from 3pm, Saturday from 11am and from 3pm Sunday. Club and buggy hire, practice facilities and showers are also available. The Stanley Golf Club hosts The Nut Major Open Event each year in mid-November. Holes: 9, Par: 66, Length: 4,706 m, Australian Course Rating: 64....

Table Cape

Table Cape, Wynyard TAS 7325
The magnificent plateau of Table Cape is by far Wynyard's most remarkable natural wonder. Sitting at 180 metres high, 'The Cape' - as locals refer to it - dominates the Wynyard coastline and offers spectacular views of Tasmania's coast and agricultural farmlands. As you drive to the top of the remains of a 12 million year-old volcano you'll reach a viewing platform where, on a clear day, you can see George Town's Low Head and mountain ranges over 175 kilometres away. Take a short stroll along the cliff-top walking track to the Table Cape Lighthouse, the only operating lighthouse open for tours in mainland Tasmania. Climb the beautiful spiral staircase up four levels while your guide describes the amazing history of the lighthouse and end with an exhilarating balcony experience and magnificent views. Table Cape is also home to the Table Cape Tulip Farm where acres of patchwork fields explode with colour each spring. This is a sight that will leave you breathless, so be sure to add a trip to Wynyard and Table Cape to your itinerary this spring....

geckostrands Textile Artist

10 Kay Street, Franklin TAS 7113
Geckostrands is a textile studio creating eco dyed wool and cashmere wearables. The studio is situated 1.9 km south of Franklin village overlooking the Huon River. This contemporary studio designed by the GASP architects Room 11 provides a fabulous place to interact with the artist creating the works. You will be able to find fine merino wool scarves, cashmere scarves and hand knitted kid mohair, silk and wool wearables. Just ring Linda on 0435245119 so we can warmly welcome you into the studio, explain the process and introduce you to the distinctive smell of Eucalypts embedded into works. All created naturally, without chemicals with a sustainable process and product....

Horse Play Tasmania

Tasman Highway, Bicheno TAS 7215
Come for a ride, go home with an experience. We are a boutique horse trail riding business located in the beautiful seaside town of Bicheno on the North East Coast of Tasmania. We specialise in two or three person guided rides that go for 1.5 hours and include a cool drink and nibbles on arrival at the half way point on the Aspley River where you can sit and relax and take in the scenery. We can also cater for children who can be led for half an hour in the enclosed paddock. Adults who don't wish to go on a long ride and would just like to sit on a horse and have their photo taken that can be done too (using your camera or phone)....

Tasmanian House of Whisky, Bruny Island

360 Lennon Road, Bruny Island TAS 7150
The Tasmanian House of Whisky, Bruny Island offers a spectacular representation of the Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky Industry, a true Whisky experience, with the most extensive known range of purely Tasmanian Single Malts and home to 'Trappers Hut' 15 year old, Limited Single Cask Release. For those who love whisky and may not have the time to visit all of Tasmania's distillery's and independent bottlers, we represent all of these amazing award winning single malts in one place. Enjoy with knowledgeable staff who have passion for whisky. The Tasmanian House of Whisky specialising in Whisky tastings; every whisky is on tasting including Limited Releases, Special Editions and rare Tasmanian Single Malts, Whisky Flights; tempting the taste buds with four of the finest, and Whisky and fine food matching; pairing Tasmania's outstanding single malts with Bruny Island and Tasmanian gourmet foods. The venue offers an intimate environment with an open fire, stunning water views, gourmet platters and a boutique provedore....

Little Sunnyside Accommodation

260 Station Lane, Hagley TAS 7292
Little Sunnyside is a recently renovated 1950s house located within a working farm. Come in and relax in this lovely quiet home that is situated in surrounding paddocks of crops and sheep grazing nearby. The two bedroom house sleeps four guests in one queen bed and two single beds, all the beds are fitted with electric blankets. There is one bathroom (two toilets) and the house is fully self-contained. The kitchen has stove/oven, dishwasher and microwave, lounges have a gas and wood heater. Laundry has washing machine and dryer. Large parking area available. Light breakfast supplies provided on your first morning....

Greens Beach Golf Course

1764 Greens Beach Road, Greens Beach TAS 7270
Greens Beach Golf Course is a nine-hole course situated by the sea, in Tasmania's north-east. Situated by the sea on Bass Strait, this course (par 72) features undulating, heavily tree-lined fairways with many strategically placed bunkers. This popular course is maintained in excellent condition all year round. Social groups, visitors and new members are welcome. Clubhouse bar and barbecue facilities are available seven days a week. Greens Beach is a take-off point for Narawntapu National Park. If you are staying in the area, be sure to explore the impressive national park and beaches of the northeast region. Greens Beach is approximately 70 km north-west of Launceston and at the mouth of the Tamar River....
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Great Western Tiers Forest Walks Tasmania

669 Jackeys Marsh Rd, Jackeys Marsh TAS 7304
Great Western Tiers Forest Walks is based in Jackeys Marsh near Deloraine in Tasmania's north. They offer short guided day walks through Tasmania’s magnificent old growth forests and alpine wilderness. On a short walk you will experience majestic eucalypts, mythic rainforests, unique wildlife and the spectacular landscapes of the Tasmanian World Heritage Area. There are walks for all ages, abilities and levels of interest with local guides who enjoy sharing their love and knowledge of Tasmania’s natural environment. An easy-grade Rainforest Walk takes one to two hours over level terrain. This walk provides an exciting insight into Tasmanian’s world famous rainforests. It is suitable for younger children and older people of reasonable fitness. The moderate-grade Wild Forest Walk takes three to four hours and is partly off track. This is a walk that will interest most visitors to Tasmania as it provides a broad overview of Tasmania’s typical forest and rainforest communities. The World Heritage Walk takes between six and eight hours and requires a much higher level of fitness and reasonable bushwalking experience. This walk traverses alpine wilderness. Our guides are informative with a passion for interpreting the Tasmanian environment....

Tasman Island Cruises

6961 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur TAS 7182
This Pennicott Wilderness Journey takes you for a spectacular three-hour cruise along the extraordinary coastline of Tasman National Park, between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur. Close encounters with the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, wild and spectacular coastal landscapes, waterfalls, deep sea caves, amazing wildlife on land and sea. Gaze up the spectacular dolerite cliffs at Cape Pillar, marvel at the towering sea stacks such as Cathedral Rock, the Totem Pole and Candlestick and glide in and out of sea caves. You will join in the search for the abundant sea and coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales, birds of prey, albatross and many other varieties of sea birds. The team at Tasman Island Cruises are dedicated to providing world-class customer service. From the time you hop on their bus or arrive at the booking centre you will know that your enjoyment and safety is paramount. Our local seafaring boat crew share a deep love of the ocean and coast, with extensive experience and skills in reading the moods of the sea. They'll make sure you enjoy every moment of your cruise....

Agfest

415 Oaks Road, Carrick TAS 7291
A great way to spend a day, this event needs to be experienced, with everything for the farm and the home from machinery to jewellery. Agfest, Tasmania's premier agricultural event, has the second highest attendance of all agricultural field days in Australia. Agfest has grown from a small field day at a racetrack with 100 exhibitors in May 1983 to become one of the State's most popular multi-million dollar exhibitions with almost 80,000 patrons passing through the gates over the three days. Agfest features over 700 exhibitors and has something for everyone. Attractions include agricultural machinery, banking and finance, machinery, hardware and small equipment, leisure, automotive, clothing and home wares, food, horticulture and viticulture and livestock. There are working displays of Tasmania's pioneering agricultural industry including working blacksmiths, draught horse displays and free rides, a selection of vintage machinery from the wool and timber industries, and steam engines and tractors....
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Tasmanian Offroad Adventures

5 Killafaddy Road, Launceston TAS 7250
Tasmanian Offroad Adventures is Tasmania's leading 4wd Taglong Tour operator. We operate 4wd Tagalong Tours to Tasmania's best and most remote 4wd locations. Our mission is to ensure your Tasmanian 4wd experience is as packed full of fun, action and adventure as possible, in a safe environment. Tagalong with us in your own 4wd and and we will take you on a 4wd camping and touring experience not to be missed! We specialize in 4wd Tours to Tassie's rugged West Coast. We tackle the iconic tracks - Sandy Cape, Balfour Track, Climies Track and more! Our tours are family friendly and we encourage and cater for all families, singles, blokes, groups, clubs and honeymooners. Our Adventure tours are designed for you to see and do as much possible and to get the most out your the time you have with us. We do not carry fare paying passengers, we prefer to provide first class, professional and friendly Tagalong tours. This allows you to experience everything that 4wd in Tasmania has to offer, all in your own pride and joy!...