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.
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.
Domaine A / Stoney Vineyard
Domaine A is an iconic Australian wine estate. Established in 1973, the historic Stoney Vineyard is the oldest in Tasmania's Coal River Valley. Vigneron H. Peter Althaus founded Domaine A after a worldwide search for ideal cool climate terroir. His vision was to find a site suited to crafting fine Cabernets that would stand proudly among the greatest in the world. Domaine A is set in a pristine natural environment. Ancient soil, abundant sunshine and truly cool climate give rise to inspirational terroir founded on 200 million year old Jurassic Dolerite. Each Domaine A wine is a reflection of this extraordinary terroir with a proven record of critical acclaim and genuine ageing capacity. Domaine A is the only Tasmanian wine to feature in Neil Beckett's 1001 Wines you must try before you die. Rated 'Outstanding' in Langton's classification of Australian wine, Domaine A Cabernet Sauvignon is essential for all serious collectors. '5 Red Stars, one of the Best of the Best Wineries' - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion. 'A magical spot to grow Cabernet...truly special and worth the effort to find' - Lisa Perotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate.
The Domaine Simha Cellar Door at Institut Polaire, Hobart is now open. Tasting Experience bookings welcome. Founded at the edge of the world by Nav Singh and Louise Radman, Domaine Simha has changed the landscape of Tasmanian wine. Avant-garde wines are shaped 'au naturel' to reflect epic Tasmanian terroir. At heart, they capture the rare beauty of Tasmania's pristine natural environment, sparkling air and ancient soil. Each year, just two to three barrels of each Domaine Simha wine is crafted to harness the provenance of a single vineyard season. An artisan approach embraces harvesting by lunar cycle on fruit and flower days, wild fermentation with traditional pigeage, maturation in custom demi-muid oak and clay amphorae, basket pressing, bottling unfined and unfiltered with perfect natural balance. Domaine Simha wines are highly sought by sommeliers and collectors of fine wine. Simha originates from ancient sanskrit for lion. 'A rare talent' - Gourmet Traveller Wine. 'Top 10 wines of 2014' - Wine Times HK.
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.
At Driftwood we like to keep things as simple as possible, that's why our menu is short, uncomplicated and changes regularly - almost as often as the weather . We try to make everything ourselves, using local, seasonal, prime produce where we can, which allows us to tuck some things away for later. Wherever and whenever possible, we process all our food products on site, ensuring the best quality eating experience is delivered to your plate. Our wine list has something for all occasions and palates, even boasting a few preservative free options, and, as with the food menu, we expect it will evolve with the seasons. As for dietary choices, conditions and allergies, we are happy to accommodate your specific requirements. Just let us know what you need.
Small production wine, gin and whisky bottleshop - bar with a strong Tasmanian focus. Located in the heart of Salamanca, Hobart we are the Tasmanian drink hub. Wines are priced at cellar door prices and of exceptional quality. "We are a funky little bottle shop and bar located at the end of the Galleria arcade. Offering information on Tasmania's growing craft spirits and wine industry".
Drink Tasmania Premium Tours
Drink Tasmania Premium Tours allows guests to sample the finest of Tasmania's whisky, wine, beer and cider all in one fabulous day. Our tours have been designed to let guests experience the best of southern Tasmania's award-winning craft beverages. We offer full and half day tours. Our guides specialise in the craft beverages industry, having been winemakers, whisky producers, bartenders, restaurant owners and researchers. We have customised our tours to reflect what we love about the various industries in Tasmania and to show the vast diversities across producers. We have worked closely with producers to gain access to areas that aren’t always available to the public. Our relationships with the industry is what sets us apart and is what makes Drink Tasmania’s Premium Tours, truly memorable. Tour with the industry insiders!
Dunalley Fish Market
Fresh fish and seafood - live if possible - is the philosophy of Dunalley Fish Market. Crayfish are cooked daily and oysters are not opened until you ask for them to be. All the produce is caught or harvested locally. Denison Canal is a shortcut from the East Coast to Hobart that avoids navigating the Tasman Peninsula, and so has lots of fishing boats passing through. The market itself is in a lovely setting by the water and offers free use of a barbecue, or purchases can be packed in insulated boxes suitable for your journey by car, boat or plane.
Dunalley Waterfront Cafe and Gallery
The Dunalley Waterfront Cafe and Gallery is a contemporary gallery and eatery in Tasmania's South. Housed within an atmospheric 1942 timber building which was originally a fish cannery supplying overseas troops, the boutique restaurant highlights the best of regional produce, showcases local art and artists, and acts as a cellar door for the acclaimed local Bream Creek Vineyard. Tastings and sales of Bream Creek wines are available during opening hours. The gallery is situated in the restaurant and local jewellers' and sculptors' wares and regionally produced jams, preserves and gourmet products are available for purchase. The café overlooks the beautiful Blackman Bay which provides a thoroughfare for smaller boats from the East Coast Narrows through the Denison Canal to Hobart. The café was named the best in Tasmania in 2014. Dunalley is a 48-minute drive (56 km) from Hobart and the halfway mark to Port Arthur.
Dove Lake, at the foot of Cradle Mountain, is circled by a six-kilometre track that offers one of Tasmania's best walks. Most of it is on boardwalk and includes views of Cradle Mountain, unexpected beaches on the side of the lake, the ancient Ballroom Forest, a patch of Tasmania's notorious horizontal scrub and the occasional echidna or platypus. Dove Lake is at the northern end of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. It is possible to drive vehicles to the lake however parking may be limited. Your park access fee includes free use of the Dove Lake Shuttle Bus, which departs the visitor centre for Dove Lake regularly.
Drive Discovery Central Flinders Island
Drive to Walkers Lookout for sunrise over the Darling Range or take an early morning beach walk near Whitemark. In Whitemark take a stroll along the Bluff Fitness Track allow an hour for the easy coastal walk. Or drive just north of the town and take Bluff Road to view the birdlife in this tidal salt marsh. Continue north stop in at Long Point or Sawyers Bay beaches before making your way to Emita, Settlement Point. Spend time at the historic site of Wybalenna. Picnic and discover the secluded coves and sandy beaches at Allports, Emita and Lillies. With safe swimming and crystal clear waters they are all ideal for snorkelling. Call in to the Furneaux Museum in the afternoon (check opening days). Do the coastal walk to Castle Rock from Allports Beach to Marshall Bay. On dusk head to the Shearwater viewing Platform near Port Davies and watch mutton birds return to their burrows to feed their young chicks. Return to Whitemark via Walkers Lookout – magnificent sunset colours along the face of the Darling Range and looking back towards Mt Strzelecki. Remember to wave at passing motorists.
Drive Discovery North Flinders Island
From Whitemark drive north to Killiecrankie Bay. Stroll along this beautiful beach overlooked by the impressive Mt Killiecrankie. If you have some time get local advice about the best places to fossick for Killiecrankie diamonds or try Diamond Creek, about 2km along the beach. Climb Mt Killiecrankie. Picnic at the free gas barbecue picnic area at Killiecrankie Beach or further north at Palana Beach. At Palana take the signed track to the wide sandy beach that is ideal for a long beach walk or often has enough swell for safe body surfing. The tiny group of shacks at Palana was set up as a Radar Station during WW2 when the fear of a Japanese invasion was at its peak. Observe the lichen covered rocks and enjoy the white sandy beach with sweeping views to Inner Sister Island. Turn off to North East River to see Flinders Island most northern tip experience wildlife, fishing, great beaches with coastal vegetation. Explore the wild ocean beach pounded by surf and follow the estuary to see the variety of sea birds living here. Don't forget to wave at every passing motorist.
Drive Discovery South East Coast Flinders Island
Begin in Lady Barron, visit the port area or walk along the foreshore to Yellow Beach. Drive north to Cameron Inlet via Lady Barron Road turning off on Lackrana Road – for wetlands, waterbirds and remote beaches. Walk 3 km south from Cameron Inlet along Planter Beach to the Planter Wreck, timber remains of a wreck believed to be the Brigantine shipwrecked in 1877. Continuing north turning off on Lees Road to Patriarch Wildlife Sanctuary, ideal for a barbecue lunch with tables, facilities and free gas barbecues. Return to Lackrana Road and drive on to Patriarch Inlet – migratory wading birds, picnic or beach combing. Take the two hour return beach walk Patriarch Inlet to Red Bluff easy 7 km (2-3 hours return) beginning from the southern end of Patriarch Inlet look at for seashells and other washed up treasures. Take Lackrana Road north to Memana, visit Tobias Furneaux Lookout (off Memana Road) and Walkers Lookout. Return to Lady Barron via the coast road and Badger Corner (turn right at Ranga). Call in at the Adelaide Bay bird hide to view the waters of the Franklin Sound and the ample bird life. Remember to wave at passing motorists!
Dunalley Golf Club
The Dunalley Golf Club is a scenic nine-hole course at Dunalley, south-east Tasmania. Dunalley is a 50-minute drive south-east of Hobart (61 kilometres) at the northern tip of the Forestier Peninsula. The Golf Club features a generally flat, tight layout with watered greens, tees and surrounds. Narrow fairways, strategically placed bunkers and abundant trees add challenge to your round. The ninth hole is a highlight, requiring a short shot over water to the green. The Club hosts regular competitions including the Saturday men's competition, Wednesday Chicken Run, and Friday ladies' competition. Like many Tasmanian golf courses, the Dunalley Golf Club treats golfers with fantastic views of the surrounding forest and Norfolk Bay. The club house is open for drinks, nibbles and delicious meals Wednesday through to Sunday from noon. Holes: 9, Par: 66, Length: 4032 metres, Australian Course Rating: 61.1.
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
The isthmus of land only a few hundred metres wide at Eaglehawk Neck is the reason Port Arthur was chosen as the site for a prison -- the tiny strip of land was easily patrolled, and in those times few were able to swim and make a break for it that way. A line of dogs, tethered at short intervals, roused the soldiers if anyone tried to get by. The Officers Quarters has been restored as a museum interpreting the history and life at Eaglehawk Neck. The 1832 quarters is reputed to be the oldest wooden military building remaining in Australia.
East Coast Natureworld
East Coast Natureworld is set amongst 150 acres of natural parkland and lagoons. The perfect place to experience Tasmania's unique animals, birds, reptiles. Operating for over thirty years, Natureworld offers a more intimate, interactive, and ultimately enjoyable experience with Tasmanian wildlife. Originally a birdlife park, Natureworld has evolved into a nature world, where Tasmanian wildlife, birdlife and flora can be seen and appreciated by all. With 150 acres of forest, lagoon and beach frontage the extensive park grounds allow you to wander around at your own leisure. Wheel chair and pram friendly paths allow all to experience the uniqueness of Tasmania up close. Tasmanian devil feeding times are 1000, 1230 and 1530 daily. There is food and drink served for most of the day in the Gallery Cafe. For the wildlife photography enthusiast there is an extensive display of Tasmanian wildlife photography. The shop has a wide range of souvenirs with a wildlife and Tasmania theme. Bicheno is a two-hour-and-15-minute drive (177 kilometres) from Hobart.
Edward 'Teddy' Sheean Memorial and Sheean Walk
The Edward 'Teddy' Sheean Memorial and Sheean Walk is a military memorial at Latrobe, North West Tasmania. Latrobe is a ten-minute drive south-east of Devonport (9 km). The Walkway begins in Latrobe's main street, where you can see the Edward 'Teddy' Sheean Memorial, commemorating the courage and sacrifice of this young seaman. Born near Latrobe in 1923, Edward 'Teddy' Sheean served aboard the HMAS Armidale during the World War II. While en route to Timor in 1942 the Armidale was attacked from the air and destroyed. Although seriously wounded, Teddy Sheean manned an anti-aircraft gun in defence of the Armidale's survivors, remaining at the gun as the ship sank and sacrificing his life to save his shipmates. Teddy was posthumously Mentioned in Despatches, second only to a posthumous Victoria Cross. A Collins Class Submarine has been named after him - the first Australian warship to be named for a Junior Sailor of the Royal Australian Navy. You can follow the Sheean Walk from central Latrobe to its conclusion at Bell's Parade. Plaques placed along the route commemorate the actions of Australian soldiers who fought in World War II and in the Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam and Korean conflicts.
The "Effervescence Tasmania" Sparkling Weekend serves as a celebration of the world class sparkling wines emanating from the island state of Tasmania. Described as one of the best sparkling wine festivals in the world, Effervescence Tasmania will celebrate some of the world’s finest sparkling wine in Hobart 11th November and Launceston from 16-18 November 2018. The sparkling producers featured at Effervescence Tasmania are by invitation only, ensuring that the highest quality sparkling wine is presented to guests. In its fourth year now, Effervescence Tasmania in 2017 attracted over 1200 wine enthusiasts over five days and sold out dinners and master classes presented some of the best sparkling wine to have ever been produced in Tasmania.
Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden
The Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden is a stunning garden in north-west Tasmania. The 11-hectare garden is located 8km south of Burnie, off the Ridgley Highway and features over 23,000 selected rhododendrons and companion plants, creating a spectacular display between late August and January. Colourful foliage in April makes it a good time to visit too. In addition to the hybrid rhododendrons familiar to gardeners, you can see many wild species of rhododendrons planted to reflect their geographical origins - from Asia, across the Himalayas to China, Japan and North America. You can take a number of walks through the garden to enjoy the plants and tranquillity of this lush environment. Platypus, echidna, and diverse bird life are routinely sighted in amongst the gazebos, bridges, waterways, and the fountain. The Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden is a partner garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. The tea room is open Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays during August and December through till April. Open every day during peak flowering months of September, October and November. The tearoom is closed from May to end of July.