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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 Experience - Transport

Flinders Island Experience offers solutions to all your transport needs on the island. Whether it's a taxi , car, small commuter or larger up to 28 seat coach we can help you get around our island in comfort. Travel in style with all vehicles offering air conditioned comfort. All you need for the smaller vehicles is a car licence. Drivers supplied for the larger 24 & 28 seat coaches.

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Flinders Island Experience -Tours

Flinders Island Experience is an experienced tour company specialising in two and three island tours of both Flinders and King Island and mainland Tasmania. We can organise tailored touring to meet your needs be it for fully-guided or partially-guided, for couples, families, small or large groups. We arrange all aspects of your island getaway and have an excellent knowledge of the islands. You won’t miss a thing.

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Flinders Island Fresh

Flinders Island Fresh supports local and Tasmanian producers. The headquarters for Flinders Island Fresh is located at the 'Tav Shack' - 11 Franklin Parade in Lady Barron (currently in renovation) Garlic, wasabi, hand-roasted coffee, chilli sauce and local preserves are just a few of the island delicacies that feature on our menus that change with the seasons. From picnic hampers to long table lunches featuring freshly cooked crayfish and abalone, our professional and creative team can organise a memorable Flinders Island food experience just for you. We look forward to give us a call to discuss your upcoming special event or catering requirements.

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Flinders Island Gourmet Retreat

Would you like to learn how to make pasta from scratch or curries that are not from a jar in our fully commercial kitchen? Or make jams or relishes from surplus garden produce? Your host and owner, Wendy Jubb Stoney offers tuition from her background of cooking with some of Australia's best chefs. Flinders Island Gourmet Retreat is located at Cooma House on 6 hectares of sculptured bushland with private tracks, views and wildlife at Badger Corner on the southern end of Flinders Island. There are 6 guest rooms each with en-suites and separate toilet. Sitting rooms, library, open fire, north facing courtyard and views to the sea all offer peace and harmony. And there's Nespresso machines! The parklike setting mean you can discover a wallaby or a wombat; you can watch the sea eagles or hear the honk of cape barren geese flying overhead. Indulge in good food as all meals are hand crafted using produce from the garden and the local environment. The light filled commercial kitchen caters for private functions and is purpose designed for cooking schools. Please visit the website to learn of upcoming events including cooking schools by Wendy or local and visiting chefs.

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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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Forestvale Design Centre - Gallery and Cafe

Forestvale Design Centre Bruny Island is situated on 100 acres of beautiful covenanted forest and grazing land. Our property has an abundance of wildlife and is a bird watchers paradise. Enjoy our walking trails and the spectacular lookout with views over the d’entrecasteaux Channel to the Hartz Mountains and the mouth of the Huon River. The 220m2 Gallery features an eclectic range of Tasmanian paintings, prints, fine woodworking, sculpture, furniture and photography. We ship worldwide. The Bumper Bar Cafe serves fresh delicious light lunches from local produce, our vegetable garden and blueberries and fruit from our orchard. Our large muffins are seriously delicious. We also serve hot melt sandwiches, soups, Blueberry desserts and fresh ground plunger coffee. There is a large outdoor deck for fine weather and a cozy wood fire in the cafe. We are a working Centre and offer a number of wood working, kayak and Canadian style timber and canvas canoe courses that may just present the hands on challenge and interest that you have been looking for. The courses suit all levels of experience with small class sizes offering personalized attention.

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Frank's Cider Bar and Cafe

Frank's Cider Bar and Cafe, is located in the historic, town of Franklin, just 40 minutes south of Hobart in the beautiful Huon Valley. The former St John's Church Hall is now a cosy cafe and the cellar door of Frank's Cider. Free tastings of Frank's multi award winning ciders, complement the local gourmet menu on offer. Prepare to feast on seasonal delicacies such as smoked salmon from the pristine Huon River, and fresh Tasmanian scallops. Seasonal fruits are the focus of the dessert menu, with cider featured in many dishes such as Frank's famous apple cider scones. Frank was the third of six generations of the Clark Family, who have tended "Woodside Orchard" since the 1830s. Discover this history as you wander through the incorporated Jane Franklin Memorial Museum, while sipping a sparkling cider. You may then take a stroll along the banks of the Huon River after your delicious lunch. Takeaway cider sales and great coffee are also available.

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Franklin River Rafting

At Franklin River Rafting we run 8 and 10-day whitewater rafting tours lead by guides who have been handpicked for their experience, skill and intimate knowledge of the river. We provide the best equipment, great food and what many have called “the journey-of- a-lifetime” down one of the most beautiful, inspiring and isolated rivers in the world. We love this place and we’d love to share it with you. People have described our 8 and 10-day whitewater rafting tours of the Franklin River as one of the most amazing experiences of their life. Tasmania’s Franklin River provides one of the best expedition rafting tours on the planet. The best way to truly experience its spectacular magic and majesty is on a whitewater rafting tour with Franklin River Rafting. With its clear pure water and even cleaner air, the Franklin is one of the last truly wild rivers running through one of the most undisturbed environments on Earth. And the good news is you don’t need any previous whitewater rafting experience to join us … just a sense of adventure, a love of the outdoors and a basic level of fitness.

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Freycinet Air

Freycinet Air operates scenic flights over the east coast of Tasmania and specialize in Wineglass Bay and Maria Island tours, from Friendly Beaches, near Coles Bay. The company has been operating since 1997 and offers charter and scenic flights in their 4 seat Cessna 172s and 6 seat twin engine Partenavia. Freycinet Peninsula is regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the world with its combination of mountains, forests and white beaches. The best way to experience this amazing but inaccessible location is by taking a scenic flight. All flights provide unparalleled views of the beautiful Wineglass Bay, the Hazards and the Freycinet Peninsula. You will also experience the Swan River, Schouten Island and miles of unspoilt white sand beaches with turquoise water. You may extend your flight south to Maria Island or along the coast to Swansea and then north to Bicheno. Join us on this once in a life time experience and let Tasmania's natural beauty take your breath away. Freycinet Air flies from Friendly Beaches Airfield, located 18 kilometres north of Coles Bay.

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Freycinet National Park

Freycinet National Park, with its stunning pink granite peaks is located on Tasmania's east coast. The park is famous for Wineglass Bay, rated by Outside magazine as one of the ten best beaches in the world. The park offers climbing, abseiling and mountain walking and the coastal heathlands have wonderful day walks. For bird lovers there's the chance to see a white-bellied sea-eagle gliding overhead or a large Australasian gannet diving for food in the ocean. Moulting Lagoon Game Reserve, just outside the park on the Coles Bay road, is a wetland of international importance. The town of Coles Bay on the edge of the park offers a range of accommodation and campsites are available just inside the park boundary. Because the area is so popular over the Christmas-New Year period there's a ballot system draw for campsites, so please check the Parks and Wildlife website before making plans. The park offers a variety of basic powered and unpowered campsites, some with cold showers. Bookings are not necessary outside the main summer-Easter period, though visitors must check at the visitor interpretation centre before setting up camp.

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Freycinet Paintball

Experience Tassie's newest Paintball field in a prime location on the Freycinet Peninsula overlooking the Moulting Lagoon. Boasting large bush style fields spread over 6 acres, featuring natural bush, bunkers, trenches, rustic barricades, an army truck & even a boat to provide cover! Break out of your comfort zone for an adrenaline fueled, unforgettable experience in a natural & safe environment. Groups from 8-30 people (age 16 years +) are welcome. Three sessions on offer per day in daylight savings months with three package options to suit every budget. Freycinet Paintball has a liquor licence. Sit back in the court yard & enjoy the view after your session with a refreshing beer, cider or glass of wine. National Pies, crisps, chocolates & soft drinks are also available. Free Barbecue facilities are on site.

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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 settlement, such as an anchor from the Sydney Cove, wrecked on Preservation Island in 1797. The dark history of the Wybalenna settlement is recorded in the Aboriginal Room, together with an exquisite collection of Aboriginal shell necklaces. Relics from many of the shipwrecks that occurred around the islands are housed in the Nissen Hut. 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. The Museum is housed in buildings which reflect the history of the Furneaux region. Dryazell, for instance, was once a private school and schoolmaster's residence. A visit to the museum can be combined with a trip to Wybalenna Chapel and Cemetery and several idyllic beaches. Please note entry payment is by cash only.

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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 lino-cut artist housed within the centre. A museum is located on the mezzanine floor containing 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 specialty timbers of Tasmania and view an impressive two-thousand-year-old cross section of a Huon Pine tree. A platypus walk is located in nearby Heritage Park.

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George Town Golf Club

George Town Golf Club is a nine-hole course located in George Town, Northern Tasmania. A tough opening hole is your introduction to this challenging par 68 course. With 18 tees adding variation to the second nine, you can also enjoy scenic views of the Tamar River. This well maintained course provides for an enjoyable round and challenges well-suited to new golfers through to experienced players. George Town can claim to be one of the earliest European settlements in Tasmania. While you are in the area, visit the Old Watch House Museum (circa 1843) and The Grove, an elegant stone house built around 1829. Just five kilometres north of George Town you will find Low Head, a sheltered harbour which is now a classified historic town. Visit the pilot station (the oldest in Australia, completed in 1835) which houses a maritime museum where you can find memorabilia salvaged from the many shipwrecks on the north coast as well as some interesting, early diving equipment. George Town Golf Course is approximately 40 minutes’ drive (53 kilometres/33 miles) from Launceston.

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