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Cygnet Old Bank Cafe

The Cygnet Old Bank Conservatory Café serves a delicious range of meals made from locally grown produce from the Huon Valley. Located in the beautiful town of Cygnet, Huon Valley, just 50 minutes’ drive from Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart, it is the perfect lunch, morning tea, afternoon tea or coffee stop. The menu changes regularly depending on the season and there are a number of specials on offer each week. Along with this is a feast of freshly baked savory items, filo’s, rolls and frittatas and house-baked cakes slices biscuits and pastries displayed front of house. We can also cater to your dietary requirements offering a range of Gluten Free and Vegan options. Bookings can be made in the beautiful front dining room, Chandelier and Stable lounges. During your visit, you can peruse Grange Home & Garden for all your furniture, home accessory or gift needs.

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Dalrymple Vineyards

Dalrymple Vineyard is located in the Tamar Valley at Pipers Brook, Northern Tasmania. Enjoy a self-guided tour through automatic gates; around the vineyard, listening at each of the four audio posts to gain insight into this special vineyard and region. If you enjoy Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc you'll love Darlymple. Wine tastings are by appointment only, so please make contact early and they will do their best to accommodate. Dalrymple Vineyards is about a 40-minute drive (46 kilometres) from Launceston. While you are visiting the region, why not see the largest lavender farm in the southern hemisphere, Bridestowe Lavender Farm, or plan a bushwalk in Mt William National Park. Play a round of golf at the Barnbougle Dunes Links course, one of the finest in Australia. At Bridport you can book a fishing charter, scenic tour or go whale and dolphin watching off the coast.

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Dandy Lane

Dandy Lane is a brunch cafe serving great food and great drinks from open until close. Dandy Lane is your city escape hidden away in Collins Court Laneway. We focus on no nonsense great service, food and drinks. Dandy Lane will not disappoint! We use the finest locally roasted coffee and source ethical and local produce wherever possible!

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Darlington Vineyard

Darlington Vineyard is a producer of fine cool-climate wines on Tasmania's East Coast. The vineyard is located at Orford, a one-hour drive north of Hobart (81 km). Darlington Vineyard has 1.5 hectares of vines overlooking the historic Darlington settlement on Maria Island. Darlington's range of light, delicate wines includes Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling. You can visit the vineyard each day. Taste wines from the Darlington Range and choose something to add to your own cellar. Tasmania's cool climate sets it apart from the rest of Australia as a prime wine-growing region and the state has over 200 vineyards, producing more than 6,500 tonnes of grapes per year. The Freycinet region is renowned for having the greatest hours of sunlight in Tasmania, and the area's long, sunny autumns create the perfect climate for growing intensely-flavoured Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gewürtztraminer and Riesling grapes.

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Delamere Vineyard

We love sharing our journey with visitors. Cellar Door staff at Delamere are friendly, informative, laid back and close to the wine making action. Your initial welcome is just as likely to be a sniff from Chilli the dog as it is a crow from a rooster. It is a family-friendly place where you can relax and watch the wines being made around you – sparkling wines being set up for hand riddling, or pinot noir and chardonnay maturing in oak. Or perhaps you would simply prefer to sit out under the pergola with a glass of wine and take in Delamere’s tranquil, surrounds. Open from 10 am to 5 p.m. every day except Christmas and Boxing Day.

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Deloraine Deli

Located near the Visitor's Centre, Deloraine Deli is a licensed cafe, providore and restaurant with a welcoming, family friendly atmosphere. Our extensive day menu includes light snacks to hearty meals. Our commitment to quality continues throughout. Tea and coffee lovers, we use locally roasted Ritual coffee and Art of Tea loose leaf teas. Breakfast menu available every morning and all day on Sunday. Our Tasmanian-focused drinks menu includes local wines, craft beers and ciders. Friday and Saturday night, our evening menu offers delicious seasonal dishes showcasing premium local produce. We stock Tasmanian deli lines and gourmet treats, souvenirs and gift ideas.

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Devils in the Dark

Devils in the Dark showcases the iconic Tasmanian devil. This tour experience was established by a wildlife expert with 30 years of experience viewing Tasmanian devils in the wild places of Tasmania. The development of this tour was seen as a way to help raise the profile of this endangered species and as such, any tour participants get the opportunity to contribute something towards the Tasmanian devils future. Devils in the Dark maintains a very large bio-secure facility which is used exclusively by research teams to protect Tasmanian devils from the deadly facial tumour disease. Anyone who books this tour is contributing directly to maintaining this facility and helping the Tasmanian devil. It's the only way to see how devils behave in the wild and we take every effort to replicate this fascinating behaviour. As this tour operates after dusk, the changing times are displayed on our website and updated fortnightly. It is an exclusive tour, the Devil bus picks up from Bicheno, maximum passengers for each night is 19 and runs for approximately 90 minutes.

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Discover Tasmania Tours

Enjoy your Tasmanian holiday with a friend from Discover Tasmania Tours. When you visit Tasmania and are looking for things to do in Launceston, let Discover Tasmania Tours take you exploring. You can mix and match a range of Launceston based tours to suit your time and budget or choose a private charter tour for one to four passengers in a modern four wheel drive vehicle. Launceston in Northern Tasmania is a great place to base yourself whilst on holiday and it is known for its range of intriguing streetscapes, colonial and heritage estates and premier cool-climate wines. Consider choosing to stay in some great boutique accommodation and enjoy a great Tasmania holiday package based in Launceston. Within a few hours drive from Launceston you can see stunning wildlife, scenic national parks, colonial estates, national trust sites, amazing art and hydro electric power stations.

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Domaine Simha

Avant-garde Tasmanian wine. Crafted by hand, just two to three barrels of each Domaine Simha wine are made each year. An avant-garde approach shapes living wine relying on ancient knowledge and intuition. At heart lies the epic beauty of Tasmania’s pure natural environment, sparkling air and ancient soil. Founder and winemaker, Nav Singh spearheaded a new wave of winemaking in Tasmania, opening the doors to progressive styles that are highly sought by top sommeliers and collectors. Singh’s natural methods embrace harvesting by lunar cycle on fruit and flower days. Wild fermentation with gentle foot pigeage and basket pressing means his wines are seamless and graceful. Maturation in clay amphorae and custom made demi-muid oak builds layers of texture with perfect natural balance and superb ageing potential. The house of Simha originates from sanskrit for lion. Tasting experiences and cellar door sales at Institut Polaire.

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Drift

Situated right on Devonport’s picturesque Bluff Beach, with views over the ocean and headland from every table. At Drift we are passionate about providing great food and drink experiences in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Our menu of small and large share plates encourages a more social, shared eating experience and changes seasonally to show off the best of local produce. Eat-in or take-away from our Drift-Away menu and sit on our grassed area or take your meal for a walk on the beach.

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Entally Estate

Entally House is a lovely old house located in Tasmania's north at Hadspen, about 15-minutes' drive (13 kilometres/8 miles) from Launceston. It is named after a suburb of Calcutta, India, and built in 1819 for Thomas Reibey. While he lived there he was reputed to have the most extensive library in the colony. The house contains a magnificent collection of Regency furniture and fine silver. It is surrounded by superb gardens and grounds, in which there is a greenhouse, a chapel, a coach house and stables. Across the road you will find its sister property, the newly renovated Entally Lodge, which houses a restaurant, bar, and 20 rooms of accommodation.

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Eric Thomas Galley Museum

Housed in the original Imperial Hotel (built 1897)(,The museum has an extensive collection this collection is 98% donated and it is run by a volunteer committee and volunteers) historic West Coast photographs, more than 1,000 photographs are displayed many of which were collected by Mr Eric Thomas, who first established the museum. There are 30 rooms of historical items including personal effects, documents, cameras, theatre projectors,house hold items, gems and minerals , military, emergency services,mining artifacts and the very varied social life all depicting aspects of West Coast heritage. Also take the time to view an extensive Royal Family memorabilia collection from Queen Victoria to the present and watch a film about Mount Lyell and the memories of the towns people.

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Evandale Market - Weekly

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 15 kilometres 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.

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Evercreech Forest Reserve

Evercreech Forest Reserve is a beautiful natural reserve located in Northern Tasmania. Enjoy a picnic or barbecue in the shady canopy of the world's tallest white gums (over 90 metres high) and explore the short bushland walking tracks through forest and alongside the headwaters of the South Esk River. Nearby are the Mathinna Falls Forest Reserve and the Griffin Camping Area. These north-east forest reserves are attractive spots to break your journey on the A4 between the Midland Highway and the east coast. To reach them, turn left on the B43 at Fingal towards Mathinna. An interesting alternative route continues beyond Mathinna, taking gravel roads through the Mt Victoria Forest Reserve to reach the rich north-east farmlands at Ringarooma.

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Farm Gate Market

Every Sunday, come rain hail or shine, a busy street in the heart of Hobart transforms into a bustling farmers' market. It's all about Tasmanian produce and getting to know your farmer, and it always has been. Five years back, our market began with an honest and simple philosophy, that if you couldn't eat it, drink it, grow it or meet the producer, then you wouldn't find it at the market. That ethos has always held true. And now, the little farmers' market that began with 12 stallholders has grown into an essential Sunday ritual for locals, one of the top five farmers' markets in the country as voted by Australian Traveller Magazine and Silver Medal winner at the 2015 Australian Tourism Awards for Excellence In Food Tourism. Tasmania's distinct growing seasons make for an ever-changing array of produce and that's what we celebrate every Sunday. Staying true to what's in season locally is reflected throughout the market; on fresh produce stalls, in artisan foods and foodie menus. We know our farmers very well and we'd like to share their stories with you. Whenever you're in Hobart, we'd love to... see you on Sunday.

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Federation Artisan Chocolate Hobart

Federation Artisan Chocolate have been making chocolate in Tasmania for 30 years. They have recently opened a Hobart city shop only 5 minutes walk from Hobart's waterfront. Here they sell their range of bars as well as their new handmade fine moulded chocolates. These unique, bright and flavoursome chocolates will delight any chocolate lover. They have a wide range of flavours which are forever changing and growing. Some include gin and tonic, cookies and cream, chai, apple and rhubarb crumble, blood orange and blackberry raspberry pistachio. All their chocolates are made from authentic ingredients with no added essences or oils. They import cocoa beans from all over the world to create a unique and flavoursome character to their chocolate.

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Festival in the Park

Bring along your family and friends. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine, entertainment, activities, demonstrations, and of course the fine food and beverages. The Festival in the Park is a major celebration of lifestyle, food, wine and entertainment of Tasmania's Cradle Coast. It is held in Anzac Park on the banks of the beautiful Leven River, in Ulverstone, and is run by the Rotary Clubs of Ulverstone and Ulverstone West, and the Rotaract Club of Central Coast. All proceeds from the day go to local projects that benefit the North-West community.

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Festival of Voices

Established in 2005, Festival of Voices has earned its reputation as Australia’s pre-eminent choral music festival. Festival of Voices is where singers from all over the world gather in Tasmania to perform, teach, learn, listen and connect, and where audiences are encouraged to participate and find their voices. The festival moves from a rousing community chorus of thousands to the pin-drop-quiet of exquisite concert performances. In-between there is laughter, meaningful conversations, music, workshops, unique experiences and always a song to be sung.

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Fishing in Kentish

Central to iconic trout waters lakes Barrington, Cethana, Paloona, Rowallan, Parangana and Mackenzie and nestled between the river fishing meccas of the Mersey, Forth, Don, Wilmot and Dasher rivers, picturesque Sheffield is the place to get your day trip or multi-day fishing and camping supplies. Book cost-effective, cosy accommodation in one of the region’s B&Bs or self-contained cottages. Information, guided tour and accommodation bookings at Kentish Fishing licences are required for inland waters and can be purchased from Service Tasmania in Sheffield. Pick up an Inland Fisheries brochure from the Visitor Information Centre at 5 Pioneer Crescent, Sheffield. Please contact the visitor information centre or our website for further information.

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Flinders Island Art

Maria La Grue's Art Studio is located in Whitemark. Visitors are welcome to see Maria's work at the studio. Art workshops can be tailored to small groups or individuals. Media worked with includes watercolour, acrylics, inks, pencils and printmaking. Further examples of Maria's work can be seen on her website, Instagram and Facebook. Items for sale include greeting cards, tea towels, t-shirts, original paintings, prints and more. These products are also available at The Purple Swamphen and A Taste of Flinders. Contact to confirm availability and upcoming exhibitions and classes.

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Image: Tasman Island Cruise. Credit: Tourism Tasmania & Kathryn Leahy

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