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Federation Artisian Chocolate

Federation Artisan Chocolate is located on the Tasman Peninsula. This is a unique chocolate experience where you can see the rich creamy chocolate being hand made, taste the end result and buy direct from this family business. Owners Maurice and Helen Curtis love chocolate as much as you. They search the world for the finest cocoa to produce decadent memorable chocolate sensations. So you can take a trip around the world from the Chocolate kitchen, sampling chocolate from Papua New Guinea, Tanzania or Madagascar. Ever sampled Australian grown Cacao? Federation Artisan Chocolate proudly supports Australian Farmers and producers and creates a range of Chocolates made from Cacao grown in Australia. Fudge and Nougat are also made on the premises and you can enjoy a hot cup of Chocolate Desire, our own blend of chocolate that includes our Papua New Guinea Dark Chocolate as you watch our chocolatiers lovingly create daily.

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Find Your Feet Tours

"There is something uniquely different about exploring a new place under your own steam – A small pack on your back, feet pattering over foreign soils. Your senses alert with the sense of exploration as you get deeper under its skin." Having travelling to the far reaches of the globe, we believe that Tasmania is super special. In fact, more special than we ever give it credit for. When you stand on a peak, looking out at the layers of indented coastlines or craggy spires, you know that you really are wild. Far away from the madding crowds and right in the heart of where you want to be. We are proudly, excitably Tasmanian and we now feel it is time to really, truly show you are home. Our Find Your Feet Tours are designed to suit anyone of any ability. The small group sizes and high guide-to-guest ratio allows us to cater for everyone’s individual needs. Whilst we always have a ‘grand plan’ for each day of our tours, the intimate detail of each run is left open, allowing your guides to determine the precise routes based on the group’s desires, the weather and what makes our toes tingle.

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Fire & Ice Cafe

Fire & Ice Café is a new eatery at the corner of Franklin and Victoria streets in Swansea. The cafe overlooks Great Oyster Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula. There is plenty of inside and outside seating taking advantage of the sea view across the road. We prepare all meals fresh in house daily using primarily local and Tasmanian derived produce. The business focus is on visitors and locals alike offering a unique, well priced range of meals, whether you are after home made "Grab & Go" muffins, hot pies, toasties, egg & bacon rolls with your coffee or care to "Linger Longer" and enjoy our sumptuous range of "Dine In" options. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner our friendly staff are here to look after you. There is plenty of free parking behind the café and wheel chair access.

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Fish Wild Tasmania

Fish Wild Tasmania is based in Hobart and offers guided fishing tours. Pristine waters, remote locations, unique animals and thousands of wild trout. Imagine stalking, finding, casting, hooking and landing that big wild fish of a lifetime. Let Fish Wild Tasmania guide you on a fishing experience of a lifetime in one of the world's best trout fisheries. Our guides are local, professionals with decades of experience, fully licensed, insured, accredited and members of the Tasmanian guides association (Trout Guides and Lodges Incorporated). Fish Wild Tasmania guarantees to provide excellence in guiding and customer service.

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Five Bob Cafe - forest and farm walks

Five Bob Cafe is located at Birchs Bay, on the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, a 50-minute (50 km) drive south of Hobart, just past Woodbridge. Cafe is open Thursday to Sunday, 11am - 4pm and selected public holidays and features produce from the farm's kitchen garden and native food ingredients. The menu changes regularly, dependent upon what is available seasonally and almost everything is made in-house. Bookings are highly recommended. The property produces a significant proportion of Australia's native pepper crop, which is grown, dried and packaged at the farm and sold under the Diemen Pepper label. Products include packaged berries and leaf, tapas oils, vinegar and a range of native bush spices such as lemon and anise myrtle, wattleseed and bush tomato. The farm also grows Dutch iris for the mainland market and has recently planted a 2ha vineyard. The farm hosts not-for-profit group 'Art Farm Birchs Bay' which runs art-based community events on the property and an annual Sculpture Prize, in which 20-30 sculptural installations are positioned along the walks and in a small gallery. Prize runs from March to July, but acquired pieces adorn the walks for year-round interest - the trail is open all year.

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Flinders Island Adventures

Flinders Island Adventures offer fishing, four wheel drive, walking and customised tours across the island. Flinders Island is the largest of 52 granite islands situated in eastern Bass Strait between Tasmania and mainland Australia. Climb aboard the 10m luxury cruiser 'Strait Lady' to experience game fishing or the Mutton Bird sunset cruise tour. You may wish to venture to the Furneaux Group outer islands, ideal for multi-day bushwalks. Shorter guided walks on Flinders island are an ideal way to view wildflowers and Bass Strait birds. Experience surf fishing or hop into a four wheel drive for a full or half day off-road adventure. You can also arrange customised corporate and general tours, tailored to fit your group complete with a crayfish lunch.

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Flinders Island Aviation Services

Flinders Island Aviation Services operates from Lady Barron on Flinders Island and Bridport in North East Tasmania. We operate an aircraft fleet of 2 GA8 Airvans a Cessna 206 and 172 providing a daily mail and freight service between Bridport and Lady Barron as well as charter services to any airport in Australia.

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Flinders Island Bakery

The Flinders Island Bakery sells a wide range of on-site baked goods & fresh sandwiches & cakes from the shop located in Whitemark. Make sure you try one of our famous Wallaby Pie's. Open Monday to Friday and every second Saturday, the Bakery also provides catering for big and small events. eftpos available.

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Flinders Island Gourmet Retreat at Cooma House Cooking School

We offer in-house cooking schools - hands on and/or demonstrations in a light filled commercial teaching kitchen at a luxury guesthouse where we can cater for private functions too. Seasonal cooking schools of two nights accommodation with all meals and a day of hands-on school are offered. Minimum numbers apply or book the whole accommodation for your getaway for a wedding, special party or group activity. Make pasta from scratch or curries-not-from-a-jar. Make jams or relishes from seasonal surplus garden produce. Your host and owner, Wendy Jubb Stoney is a trained teacher with a background of cooking with some of Australia's best chefs. Indulge yourself with meals using produce from the garden and the local environment. Sit at the century-old dining table and enjoy being served, matched with something from the cellar. Visiting the website shows upcoming events including cooking schools by Wendy or local and visiting chefs. Stay a few days and do a tour. It is a luxury guesthouse with 5 guest rooms and en-suites with separate toilet. Rooms have bespoke furnishings and artworks. The sitting rooms, library, open fire, north facing courtyard and views to the sea all offer peace and harmony in whatever season.

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Force 10 Fishing Charters

At Force 10 Fishing Charters in Tasmania's south East coast, your experience will be both rewarding and fun. Nothing satisfies the crew more than being able to give their clients the ability to thoroughly enjoy their time on the outstanding waters of the spectacular Tasmanian coastline. Whether it is a corporate or group booking or a one-on-one charter, Force 10 Fishing Charters offer the perfect experience. To help you plan your charter you should book according to the fish you wish to catch. Force 10 offer a range of fishing options from deep sea to bay and game fishing. To see what times of the year are suitable for your fishing preferences, visit Force 10's website for all the answers. Departure point is from the Pirates Bay Jetty, Eaglehawk Neck on the Tasman peninsula. Force 10's charters go to a variety of locations on the South East coast offering a great fishing experience every time. Prices vary depending on the type of charter you require starting at AUD250 per person to 300 per person. Their boat is 2 C AMSA Survey and can carry groups up to of 10 people.

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Furneaux Museum

The Furneaux Museum on Flinders Island showcases the history of the Furneaux Group of Islands. Relics from shipwrecks and other artefacts are housed in seven buildings which themselves are exhibits. The museum has artefacts from some of Australia's earliest European settlements, including an anchor from the Sydney Cove, wrecked on Preservation Island in 1797 and relics from shipwrecks that occurred around the islands which are housed in the Nissen Hut. The dark history of the Wybalenna settlement is recorded in the Aboriginal Room, together with an exquisite collection of Aboriginal shell necklaces. The Mutton Bird hut gives an authentic glimpse into an island tradition. Other exhibits demonstrate the geology, fauna, shells, bird life and early pioneering life of the islands. A collection of albums and photographs cover all aspects of life in the Furneaux Group and provide an invaluable tool for researchers. A visit to the museum can be combined with a trip to Wybalenna Chapel and Cemetery and several idyllic beaches. Entry payment is by cash only. The Museum is open every day in summer/autumn, and weekends only in winter/spring. Current opening hours can be obtained by phoning 03 6359 8434 any time.

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Gallery 81

Gallery 81 is a unique art experience that combines the owners love of art with their love of Tasmania. Artist in residence, Luke Harvey, has produced a permanent exhibition of 81 oil landscape paintings that are beautifully interlocked across the gallery's 30 metre wall. This permanent exhibition is not for sale but there are 42 other paintings for sale. Come visit and enjoy a Tasmanian beverage while experiencing this beautiful collection.

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Gallery Artspaces

Gallery Artspaces is cafe/ gallery in Triabunna, on Tasmania's East Coast. The gallery features quality art, jewellery, clothing and leather goods. Whilst browsing the gallery, why not grab a bite to eat or a beverage from the onsite cafe. The Artspaces cafe uses Australian grown and roasted coffee and sources local produce when available for its various meal options.Breakfast and lunches are served daily in the cafe. Be surrounded by Tasmanian art, including indigenous artists, in a contemporary and relaxed atmosphere. Triabunna is about a one-hour drive (84 km) north-east of Hobart and the gateway to Maria Island. We have added an interior design studio to our habitat and you can make an appointment to speak to our qualified interior designer.

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Gallery Pejean

Gallery Pejean showcases select established and emerging visual artists, with a focus on Tasmanian artists. Gallery Pejean, a gallery of contemporary art, is located in the heart of Launceston's CBD in the vibrant George Street precinct. It promotes and presents the work of contemporary visual artists, working across a broad spectrum of mediums and artistic platforms. With emphasis on Tasmanian artists it represents award winning artists, established and mid-career artists as well as emerging artists. With two separate gallery spaces, a monthly program of exhibitions allows for both solo exhibitions and group shows, while constantly showcasing the gallery's select group of artists, many whom have exhibited internationally. Artists represented reflect the shifting interests and concerns of contemporary art practice. Gallery Pejean presents the opportunity to view and purchase a diverse collection of paintings, drawings, etchings, linocuts, photography and sculptures. Gallery Pejean is a participant in the COLLECT Art Purchase Scheme which is an interest-free loan scheme that enables you to purchase artworks by contemporary Tasmanian artists from participating Tasmanian art galleries.

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Geckostrands Textile Artist

Geckostrands is a textile studio creating eco dyed wool and cashmere wearables. The studio is situated 1.9 kilometres 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 the number listed so they 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.

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Geeveston Golf Club

Geeveston Golf Club is a nine-hole country golf club at Geeveston in the Huon Valley. Geeveston's location in the southern forests dictate its weather pattern. It may be slightly cooler at any time of the year, so always make sure you have a warm jacket and wet weather gear. To reach Geeveston from Hobart, take the Highway A6 to Huonville and continue through Franklin, home of the Wooden Boat School, to Geeveston. Other phone contacts are 03 62 971959 (President/Secretary) and 03 62971341 (Board member).

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Geeveston Visitor Centre

The Geeveston Visitor Centre, located in the impressive red brick building in the centre of town was the former Town Hall built in 1914. Open 7 days a week, knowledgeable and friendly staff provide up to date travel information, itineraries, tour suggestions and a free booking service for Geeveston, the Huon Valley, the Far South and other regions around Tasmania. Geeveston is known as the gateway to the southern forests and the Hartz Mountains National Park, the centre is a booking agent for Tasmanian National Parks passes and also provides information on walks within the region. The Geeveston Visitor Centre contains a providore with local food, wines and ciders, a gift shop with souvenirs, books, maps and artwork by local artisans. Visitors can view a working wood turner located within the centre. Museum located on the mezzanine floor contains local history and artifacts, particularly machinery associated with the timber industry. Visitors can also learn about the Australia's biggest trees that are located close to the township of Geeveston, purchase products from the beautiful native timbers of Tasmania and view an impressive two-thousand-year-old cross section of a Huon Pine tree. Awesome playground and platypus walk is located in adjacent Heritage Park.

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George Town to Low Head Kanamaluka Walking and Cycling Trail

The George Town to Low Head Kanamaluka Walking and Cycling Trail follows the Tamar River. 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 six 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 Kanamaluka 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 Tamar River meets Bass Strait, 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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Glass Manifesto

The gallery is conveniently located within minutes of Launceston airport and only a short drive to the centre of Launceston. Situated within a working hot glass studio the gallery represents the most extensive and diverse range of handmade glass in Tasmania. You are welcome to visit the gallery, meet the artists and gain an insight into the wonders of glass-making. Located in Tasmania's most iconic and interesting buildings of industrial heritage, Glass Manifesto asks that you dress warmly for winter visits.

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Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery

As a designer, artist and passionate upcycler, my underlying philosophy is to create products and source materials as ethically as I can. I find and reinvent vintage and preloved clothing, fabrics and other materials with natural dyes and deconstruction techniques, allowing them to inspire my work. Materials for eco dyeing are foraged from our own property, where I can manage the trees and plants respectfully. My business is based in north-eastern Tasmania, Australia; this is where I display and sell my work, host exhibitions, and run workshops.

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

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