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"Tasmania's own" Redline Coach Service

"Tasmania's own" Redline operate daily highway services between all Tasmanian cities including Spirit of Tasmania shipside. You will travel between Hobart, Launceston Devonport and Burnie in large, air-conditioned, toilet equipped coaches that are fitted with seat belts. Highway services connect with their own regional service to Deloraine, Smithton and Stanley in the north as well as Sorell and Dodges Ferry in the south. "Tasmania's own" Redline Coaches is also the accredited operator for city transfers at both Hobart International Airport and Launceston Airport.

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"Tasmania's Own" Redline Coach Services (Tour)

"Tasmania's Own" Redline Coaches is Tasmania's largest coach company and also has self-drive mini coaches. The company offer coaches for conferences, tours, charters and provide special services including wheelchair access coaches. "Tasmania's Own" Redline Coaches fleet of five-star coaches range from ten-seaters through to 69-seaters. The company has been a family transport business since 1933. The Tasmanian drivers provide you with local commentary and interesting facts about this unique island.

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41 Degrees South Salmon Farm and Ginseng Farm

41 Degrees South is a salmon farm, wetland and ginseng plantation near Deloraine, Tasmania. The Farm is a family-owned business focusing on ecologically sustainable aquaculture. Located in native bushland, the farm grows salmon in natural conditions, without chemicals or antibiotics, using environmentally sustainable practices. 41 Degrees South also has an organic ginseng plantation, and is a pioneer of commercial ginseng farming in Tasmania. You can take a self-guided walking tour of the salmon farm where you will learn how the fish are raised and the water re-circulated through the natural biofilter system created by using the wetland. Explore the natural and man-made wetland areas and take a walk along the banks of the Western Rivulet to see a diverse array of vegetation from woodland to wetland grasses, and encounter the resident wildlife. Visit the shop to sample hot-smoked salmon products, browse the 41 Degrees South range including organic ginseng root products and ginseng-infused spirits, honey, spices, chocolate, nougat and essence. Or relax on the deck with a freshly-prepared meal made from 41 Degrees South smoked salmon. Red Hills is 40 minute drive south of Devonport and a 45 minute drive from Launceston.

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9 to 5 Tours

9 to 5 Tours operate tours to some of Tasmania's most popular destinations, as well as a few lesser known places. Full day tours are leisurely, relaxed and designed to maximise the time without rushing. The 'Peninsula Tour' departs each Wednesday and Saturday, visiting Tasman Peninsula, the Tessellated Pavement, Dog Line, Devils Kitchen, Tasman Arch and Port Arthur. The 'Around the Town' Tour departs each Monday and Thursday, visiting Mt Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Park and the historic Richmond township. A third tour option departs each Tuesday and Friday, visiting the world-famous Mona, Salmon Ponds, Mt. Field, Russell Falls, Tall Trees and Lake Dobson.

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A Man's Cave Giftware and The Bank Teahouse

Situated on the Great Eastern Drive on the main street of St Marys, A Man's Cave Giftware/ The Bank Teahouse is coined by Andrew Denton as "Excellently eccentric, like sitting in your lounge room". Our vision statement is 'where you can still get value for money, service is second to none, and joy is the order of the day'. Seven five-star ratings on TripAdvisor is proof that when you come here for coffee you will enjoy the freshly roasted flavour and ground beans of true coffee. Our food is always fresh and the company is "invaluable". Our gifts are hand made and each one is unique and exclusive. We are pet friendly and have a wonderful courtyard where you can rest easy with your fur baby and have a delicious snack. We also have a small Information Centre and Book Exchange for your convenience. Please come along and be our guest.

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A R Reflections River Cruises ('M V Reflections')

A R Reflections River Cruises operate a six hour Arthur River eco-cruise through beautiful scenery into the Tarkine wilderness. Pristine wilderness, waterfalls, platypus, native quoll, azure kingfishers and the feeding of the white-bellied sea-eagles are just some of the highlights of this Tasmanian cruise. Departing at 1015 and returning at 1615, the river cruise is a must do experience whilst holidaying in Tasmania. The cruise takes you firstly to the river mouth and nearby Arthur River settlement then 15 km upstream to the Arthur/Frankland river junction before returning to Warra Landing for lunch. The vessel has a full flybridge deck for maximum 360 degree viewing and for taking great photos. A delicious lunch is served undercover in the rainforest at Warra Landing followed by a breathtaking rainforest walk to Warra Waterfalls. Warm clothing and suitable footwear is advisable to be worn. All food and beverages are provided on this cruise. River Cruises are closed winter months June, July and August. Complimentary coffee or tea is served before departure. Bookings are recommended. A R Reflections River Cruises also offer value packages containing accommodation at Arthur River Holiday Units and river cruise.

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A Taste of Flinders

On Flinders we are about raw, pure, untouched basics: the way food was grown before mass production and chemical interference. We grow and farm the world's finest beef, lamb, garlic, honey, fruit, vegetables and seafood. We are a no fuss community of passionate farmers, growers and producers. Yes, we are about the finest, purest produce in the world, but we aren't fancy. If the fancy restaurants want to buy our produce and serve it on fancy plates with fancy cutlery that's fine. Our Providore Shop retails the local products from this humble island, many of which you can only buy here. We also stock some inspiring Tasmanian products, showing off what the wider region can produce.

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Aardvark Adventures Tasmania

Aardvark Adventures is an adventure tourism business located in Hobart, Tasmania. With over 33 years in the industry, we specialise in abseiling, white water rafting, school outdoor education programs and corporate team-building/bonding programs. Our staff are committed to the principles of best practice, and are leaders in the development of new programs and safety techniques. Aardvark Adventures is the sole operator of the world’s highest commercial abseil, the 140 metre Gordon Dam at Strathgordon. This has been listed in the Top 10 ‘Adrenaline’ activities in the world. For those looking for less excitement, we can abseil in several other locations around Tasmania, including the beautiful Blackmans Bay coastal abseil just fifteen minutes south of Hobart. We also provide single-day white water rafting adventures to tourist groups, local and interstate schools and corporate groups. Our rafting trips take place on the Mersey River in northern Tasmania, and the Picton and Derwent Rivers in southern Tasmania. For those who like to get dirty, we offer caving adventures in both northern and southern Tasmania. Honeycomb Cave, near Mole Creek, is a clean, pretty river cave suitable for beginners, while Loons Cave involves a 30m abseil into a very muddy sports cave.

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AAT Kings

AAT Kings offers a huge choice of holidays in Tasmania, including our signature Guided Holidays, flexible Short Breaks and sightseeing Day Tours. We also offer small group experiences which take you off the beaten track. Choose from our immersive Inspiring Journeys or our fun and affordable Aussie Adventures. No matter which way you choose to travel, our friendly and experienced Travel Directors and Driver Guides will bring each destination to life.

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Adventure Island Tours

Adventure Island Tours are a Hobart-based day tour operator specialising in tours of Southern Tasmania. Adventure Island Tours are a local family business operating the famous 11 hour Port Arthur Mega day tour and the Port Arthur Ghost Tour. With seven departures a week and over 18,000 passengers and counting, we specialise in Port Arthur tours. Our modern and comfortable 12 seat air conditioned vehicles now have two brand new DVD convict storyteller screens available on all our Port Arthur tours. You will view old photos, moving footage and listen to the carefully crafted convicts stories. We will give you the most informative, innovative and biggest sightseeing trip to the famous Port Arthur, Richmond and Tasman Peninsula. You will not miss a thing!

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1 On Park - Art Gallery

1 on Park Art Gallery overlooks the surf at Park Beach in southern Tasmania. Enjoy views from the sandstone terrace with an organic coffee or tea amidst mosaic sculptures in the garden. The gallery is a large Spanish style building, showcasing local artisans. There are monthly exhibitions specialising in painting, mosaics, photography, sculpture, fashions, ceramics and jewellery. The directors are Patricia Turner Smith and her daughter Eve. Patricia is a graduate from The Tasmanian School of Art, who specialises in painting and mosaics. Eve, a professional artistic photographer, runs her business ‘Eve Creative Photografix’ based at the gallery. Patricia and Eve have a long history of running art galleries. Visitors are treated to the entire creative experience as demonstrations of art work in progress take place. 1 on Park Art Gallery is located at Dodges Ferry which is 12-minutes’ drive (17 kilometres/10.5 miles) from Sorell.

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100 Years of Hydro

100 Years of Hydro is an exhibition that tells the story of the past one hundred years, from construction of the first power station, Waddamana, to the novel technologies being used today. Through the electricity generated by hydropower, the state's manufacturing and agriculture industries have flourished; Hydro people built roads and created villages where none previously existed; the migrant workforce recruited to work on power schemes shaped Tasmania's culture; and our engineering and technological breakthroughs have changed the way the world approaches the challenge of generating energy. Housed largely within a 40-foot custom-designed container as well as external industrial frames, this dynamic, audio-visual exhibition portrays the past, present and possible future of the Hydro. Don't miss this unique opportunity to see historical photos and artefacts, learn about Tasmania's world famous hydropower system, and discover the fascinating stories of the people who built the business.

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146 ArtSpace

146 ArtSpace is a gallery space co-located within Arts Tasmania’s head office, in the heritage listed Bridges Brothers building. It is situated at 146 Elizabeth Street and is easily accessible from Hobart’s CBD or North Hobart’s buzzing arts and cultural precinct. The gallery provides a non-commercial exhibition space to showcase the work of Tasmanian contemporary artists and arts organisations through an annual program that is coordinated by Arts Tasmania. The gallery provides a unique space for emerging artists to present new work or an opportunity for an established artist to present work that may not suit the commercial nature of their representative gallery. With only ten exhibition places available per year, Tasmanian artists are selected through a competitive application process. Artists, designers, curators, artist-run-initiatives and arts organisations are invited to apply and the exhibition program can include a variety of genres including digital, painting, printmaking, design, drawing, sculpture and multi-media.

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1842 Eighteen Forty-Two

1842 is a furniture design gallery and showroom in Launceston, northern Tasmania. Located in the city's central business district, 1842 specialises in hand-crafting the finest Tasmanian furniture. It is also northern Tasmania's largest commercial art gallery and carries an extensive range of 20th Century design objects and antiques. It specializes in art nouveau and art deco metalware. You can browse the range of furniture in the showroom, which is located in one of Launceston's oldest buildings - the original Counting House of Johnstone and Wilmot's wholesale grocery business. 1842's workshop and exhibition space occupies an adjoining warehouse building, considered architecturally unique in Australia. Here, 1842's resident furniture makers create fine studio furniture using specialty Tasmanian timbers such as Huon pine, myrtle, blackwood and sassafras. Furniture commissions are a specialty. The exhibition space showcases art, photography, glassware and other design by some of Tasmania's finest artists. You can see work by acclaimed Tasmanian artists Gay Hutton, Philippa Bromson, Tony Ryan, Helen How, Zhang Dawo, Julia Rogers, John Butler and Jon Morrison.

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2017 Jewellery Gem and Mineral Fair

Come and see beautiful and amazing pieces of jewellery, plus gems and minerals from Tasmania, mainland Australia and around the world. The pieces are showcased to admire as well as purchase. Lapidary supplies and equipment etc., will be available for sale. Throughout the two days of the fair there will be faceting and cabochon demonstrations, plus children's gem sieving and gem/gold panning. Delicious food and refreshments available on-site, all weekend. Entry fee - Adults $5 Children under 16 free. 9am to 4pm both days.

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3 Windows

3 Windows Gallery has an eclectic array of contemporary creations and gifts from the locally made or grown to boutique items and jewellery from across Australia and far exotic lands. Art Glass is made on the premises and we have an ever changing display of Tasmanian made creations; stoneware ceramics, recycled tin garden art, mini gardens and textiles, as well as costume wear, retro clothing and collectibles. Make sure to take the time to wander down the High Street and explore her lesser known treasures.

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Academy Gallery

The Academy Gallery is located at the University of Tasmania, at Inveresk, Northern Tasmania. The gallery is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence by exhibiting contemporary art and design including works from Tasmania's Tasmanian College of the Arts students. The modern gallery is a Level A class exhibition space incorporated into the Inveresk cultural precinct. It represents the new public face of the University of Tasmania. The viewing audience consists of members of the Launceston community and nearby regional centres, national and international visitors and numerous primary and secondary school groups. The gallery welcomes full participatory interest and engagement with its local constituency and visitors to Tasmania. The exhibition program includes international exhibition projects, exhibitions by well-known Australian and emerging artists, craftspeople, designers, as well as student exhibitions. The program aims to display art, craft and design that has the capacity to be insightful, challenging and rewarding to a wide cross-section of the community. The Academy Gallery exhibition program focuses on production of exhibitions for touring intrastate, interstate and internationally as well as attracting high quality exhibitions from across the globe. The Academy Gallery is approximately a ten-minute walk from Launceston's central business district.

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All Saints Market

Come to this charming market where you will find stalls located throughout the beautiful gardens and in the church hall. There are stalls of all sorts ranging from home baked goodies to hand-made crafts, second hand goods to re-purposed items and more. The Jesse Tree, All Saints parish shop, is also open during the market. BBQ, tea and coffee are available. Sites are available to hire. Free sites are available for charities, not-for profit organisations and schools (conditions apply).

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Allendale Gardens And Rainforest Walks

Allendale Gardens are beautifully landscaped gardens located next to temperate rainforest in Tasmania's far north-west. The two and a half hectares (6 acres) of landscaped gardens and lawns sit beside 26 hectares (16 acres) of cool temperate rainforest at Edith Creek. Choose from a number of walking paths, including 10, 15 and 30-minute walks. The paths weave through lovely tree fern glades, eucalyptus and blackwood trees. The forest walk includes a rare and endangered fern species known as hypolepus distans. This is the only substantial find across Australia of this species. In the gardens, different plants feature every month and a garden of 16th and 17th century roses has been developed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the gardens. Sit down by the natural stream that runs through the property and see if you can spot the resident platypus. Notice the pheasants, peacocks, guinea fowl and pigeons as they wander freely. Enjoy a Devonshire tea in the gardens and look through the Garden Gallery where you will find postcards, posters and books as well as a DVD of the gardens. Allendale Gardens are 10 kilometres (6 miles) south of Smithton and approximately two-hours’ drive (140 kilometres/87 miles) from Devonport.

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Allport Library and Museum Of Fine Arts

The Allport Library and Museum of Fine Art offers visitors an insight into early colonial life in Tasmania. The museum has a series of rooms that reflect the elegance of a past era with mahogany and walnut furniture, display cabinets of Georgian silver and glass and fine English, French and Chinese porcelain. The oil paintings in the colonial gallery give an impression of life on the high seas and the early landscapes of Van Diemen’s Land. The collection is a rare and extraordinarily generous example of private philanthropy representing tastes and values which in both England and Australia were affordable by relatively few in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The library and art collection are now highly valued and used by researchers interested in early colonial art and culture. Joseph and Mary Allport settled in Van Diemen’s Land in 1831. They and their descendants played an important role in the artistic, cultural and social development of the colony and the state of Tasmania. Their great-grandson Henry Allport, the last male descendant, bequeathed the collection to the people of Tasmania in 1965 as a memorial to the Allport family.

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