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Bruny Island Cheese Co.

Bruny Island Cheese Co. is an artisan cheese maker in southern Tasmania, founded by Nick Haddow. Our cheeses are all made and matured using traditional techniques and are some of the finest artisan cheeses made in Australia. The cheeses Bruny Island Cheese Co. makes are very much the product of Nick's travels and training throughout the great cheese producing regions of France, Italy, Spain and the UK. They are the cheeses he loves to make and eat. Nick and his team are inspired by the artisan cheeses from their travels but they do not seek to copy them. Instead, they makes cheeses that are connected to their environment... cheeses with a distinctly Tasmanian character. Our Cellar Door on Bruny Island is open 7 days a week from 9:30am until 5pm. We are about 15 minutes drive from the ferry, on the main road heading to Adventure Bay. Look out for our sign on the left hand side as you enter Great Bay. Come in and taste our beers and cheese, watch us make cheese and have a chat with the cheese makers and brewer. We also have a store in Hobart open Monday - Saturday 10am until 5pm.

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Bruny Island Cruises - Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Pennicott Wilderness Journey's Bruny Island Cruises provides an unforgettable wilderness cruise along Bruny Island's rugged coast, southern Tasmania. The cruise was awarded Australia's Best Ecotourism Product in 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014. It has also won numerous state tourism awards, including Tasmania's Best Tourist Attraction 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Three Hour Wilderness Cruise departs from Adventure Bay, Bruny Island and travels along 50 kilometres of coastline to the Friars and back. The custom-built yellow boats take you up close to the awesome 'Breathing Rock', into deep sea caves and through the narrow gap between soaring cliffs and 'The Monument'. You'll feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the mighty Southern Ocean. Albatross, dolphins, seals and migrating whales are just a few of the abundant wildlife calling the coastline of Bruny Island home. Bruny Island is accessible by vehicular ferry at Kettering, a 35-minute drive south of Hobart. Guests can drive themselves to Bruny Island for the three-hour cruise, join the tour from Kettering or take a Full Day Tour from Hobart including meals, transfers and sightseeing.

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Bruny Island Lighthouse Tours at Cape Bruny

Experience the raw beauty of Bruny Island's coastline and enlightening historic tour of the Cape Bruny Lighthouse, with mesmerizing views from the Lighthouse balcony and surrounding jagged sea cliffs of Southern Tasmania. The drive into the South Bruny National park departing from Hobart and crossing to the island by ferry is an experience on its own with many wonderful lookouts along the way. Enter the lighthouse with your expert tour guide and climb the spiral stairs to the Prism room and hear stories of an era long forgotten by many. The photo opportunities from the balcony are plentiful, making this a must do on Bruny Island. The superbly engineered lighthouse prisms remain in working order and are unique to see close up. Learn about this early iconic navigational landmark, how it was built by convicts, and how life was for a lighthouse keeper in this far south corner of our world. The Lighthouse is on the Southern tip of the island and it takes about a one-hour drive from the ferry terminal and about a 45-minute drive from Adventure Bay. Trip Advisor Award for Excellence 2016, 2017 & 2018

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Bruny Island Long Weekend - The

This luxury three-day guided tour takes you from Tasmania's capital city Hobart, via private boat to Bruny Island. A maximum of eight guests are treated to coastal walks, produce direct from the source, luxury camping and exquisite meals. After traversing headlands where the next stop is Antarctica, retreat back to camp, built completely off-the-grid, with luxury in mind. Crisp sheets on king-sized beds and an outdoor shower framed by towering Eucalypts awaits. Brimming with activity, this weekend is delivered in a relaxed style that will leave you feeling restored in a way only Bruny can.

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Bruny Island Nature & Bushwalking Tour

Bruny Island Bushwalking Tour with Nature– Bush Walking And Lunch A personally guided small group tour with our expert Adventure Guides including Mars Bluff return walk on the Cape Queen Elizabeth track.​ Enjoy an easy to medium level walk, taking in lagoons, secluded beaches, dunes, ocean waves, cliffs & bird life. Learn all about the plants and little critters we see along the way. Taste and feel Bruny Island in some of the more remote areas of the region. We provide a local produce packed lunch, morning tea, water, backpacks and wet weather gear. Stop at The Bruny Island Neck Lookout and Wildlife Zone, Get Shucked Oysters & Bruny Island Honey after your invigorating and scenic coastal walk.

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Bruny Island Overnight Explorer

Bruny Island Overnight Tours is pure indulgence, delving deeper into nature, local foods and back roads of Bruny Island. We include beautiful accommodation, coastal walks, lighthouse tour, boat cruise and all your food for the two days. Enjoy lunch at the winery, dinner at the hotel, wine, cider, cheese, oysters, chocolate and honey. Visit many of the islands beautiful sweeping beaches, rugged sea cliff coastlines, incredible lookouts and parks. Discover the islands rare White Wallaby, Tree Fern Forest drive and 3 hour cruise along some of the most dramatic coastlines in Tasmania. If the cruise isn't for you we offer a beautiful walk into Mavista Falls, through the dense tree fern forests. There are so many highlights. Choose your own itinerary or tailor our existing tour to suit your preferences. Tours depart Hobart early morning returning the following afternoon, alternatively ask us about Helicopter transfers to Bruny Island.

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Bruny Island Premium Wines, Bar and Grill

Bruny Island Premium Wines, Bar and Grill is situated on Bruny Island in Tasmania's South. Carved from bush and pasture land on the outskirts of the settlement of Lunawanna this is Australia's southernmost vineyard. Bruny Island Premium Wines Bar and Grill is now open for all day lunch, seven days a week all year round, in a relaxed alfresco dining area overlooking the vineyard. An extensive menu specialising in Bruny Island produce, including tapas, gourmet burgers, platters, all perfectly matched with our premium cool climate wines. Richard and Bernice Woolley bought the property in 1997, establishing their vineyard the following year, planting 2500 pinot Noir and 1500 chardonnay vines. In 2008 they extended the vineyard to 6000 vines. The vineyard is set on a gently-sloping site with a sunny north-westerly aspect. In an ideal season, Tasmania's calm, clear autumn days are perfect for the slow fruit-ripening conditions needed to create premium cool-climate wines. Our wines are grown, made and bottled by hand on site. The Cellar Door opened in 2007, constructed with timber from the original vineyard site, and offers tastings and sales.

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Bruny Island Safaris

Discover everything that makes Bruny Island amazing with our Sightseeing, Food & Lighthouse Tour departing Hobart. Includes a scrumptious lunch and picnic style morning tea with freshly shucked oysters, island cheeses and wood oven breads overlooking the sea & beaches. Taste local produce such as honey, ciders, chocolate and even some of the native plant life. Search for White Wallaby in the wild and join our Iconic Bruny Island Lighthouse Tour, towering high above the wild sea cliff coastlines of South Bruny. Visit the Neck Wildlife Zone & climb the steps to the Neck lookout, joining North and South Bruny with 360-degree views. Share this magnificent small island with our entertaining and knowledgeable tour guides. With Hotel pickups departing Hobart by 7.30am and returning at approximately 5:30pm. A well organised and fun, in-depth tour of Bruny Island. Operating Bruny Island Tours for over 7 years with exceptional customer satisfaction. Trip Advisor Award of Excellence 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Trip Advisor Hall of Fame 2018 Our Tours: Bruny Island Safaris , Foods, Sightseeing and Lighthouse Tour – Bruny Island Lighthouse Tours, Bruny Island Walking Tours, Bruny Island Overnight Explorer & Bruny Island Private Charters on application

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Bruny Island Smokehouse & Wine Bar

Bruny Island Smokehouse & Wine Bar is located at 360 Lennon Road, North Bruny. It is rated 3.8 by 28 Zomato users. Serves Seafood, Tapas. The average cost for 2 mains and 2 beverages here is A$30 approximately. Listing provided in partnership with Zomato

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Bruny Island Traveller - Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys' Bruny Island Traveller is a fully inclusive seven-course gourmet day tour departing from Hobart, exploring the beautiful scenery and spectacular produce of Bruny Island. Every course on the menu is a stop on your journey and guests travel in small groups, led by an experienced local guide. Take in your surroundings as you stroll along a deserted beach, leaving your footprints in the sand. At The Neck, see the narrow isthmus stretch away south in graceful curves. These bush surroundings are home to a diverse range of wildlife including rare white wallabies. Savour the clean salty flavour of oysters straight from the shell at the Get Shucked Oyster Farm. Meet the cheese makers and enjoy award-winning cheeses and hand crafted ale at the Bruny Island Cheese Company. Explore the Bruny Island Berry Farm (in season) and savour a delicious morning tea. Enjoy a wine tasting and a cellar-door lunch at Australia's southern-most vineyard. Indulge in sweet treats at the Bruny Island Chocolate Company and Bruny Island Honey shop. Finish off your day with a tasting of Tasmanian single malt whisky at the Bruny Island House of Whisky. Tours depart Hobart at 0745 and return at 1730.

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Hillwood Road Meditation Skills Centre

Not just for meditators, this is a place where anyone is welcome to drop in to enjoy the views, ask for advice or just have a good conversation. The centre is beside a creek and surrounded by hobby farms in the quiet beauty of North East Tasmania. The building was once an apple shed and the original beams and weatherboards can still be seen. The decor includes apple memorabilia and a three metre high apple mandala. You are welcome to make yourself a cuppa, browse the bookshelf, have a chat with our friendly host or just have some time to yourself. There is a quiet time from 11:00 to 11:30 am for those who wish to meditate. There is no entry fee, but we ask for $5 or $10 if you participate in a facilitated meditation. For a fee, you can arrange to have a guided tour or a private session for counselling, deep-state therapy or tuition. We also offer retreats nearby. Make it a complete spiritual getaway by spending a few nights in Hillwood and attending a combination of sessions for stress management or spiritual growth. A program can be tailor-made for you or your group. See our website.

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Hobart Convict Penitentiary

One of Australia's most significant convict precincts is only a short walk or Red Decker bus ride from Hobart's CBD (at the 'Hobart Convict Penitentiary' stop). The Tench, as it was known by its inhabitants, was the convict prisoners' barracks for Hobart Town. It originally spanned over two acres and some 40,000 male convicts passed through the complex. Following the cessation of convict transportation, the site became Hobart Gaol for more than 100 years. Sections of the chapel were converted into two Supreme Courts connected by tunnels to the gaol. An execution yard and gallows were added. This fascinating history can still be discovered in the buildings which remain - a captivating insight into over 175 years of Hobart's shadier past. Access to all areas is by guided tour and events only, book via our online booking system.

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Hobart Showground Sunday Market - Weekly

Great range of stalls including second-hand bargains, plants and bric-a-brac. Choose from second hand electrical goods, beautiful glassware and ceramics, tools, quality restored furniture, books or other collectables. Outfit yourself from head to foot with second hand clothing and accessories. The variety is always different and always new sunglasses, jewellery, crafts, lace, home cooked cakes, chutneys and jams. CDs, DVDs, albums, stereos, art, sculptures, bric-a-brac, trash or treasure. It's all here for the finding. Avoid the hustle and bustle of the supermarkets and visit the market for the freshest of veggies and seasonal fruits. Pick up some great bargains in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Revamp your garden with one of the largest selections of outdoor plants, soil enhancers and garden furniture. Or buy that someone special a bunch of freshly cut flowers. Parking is Free and easy with plenty of room in the showgrounds and also disabled facilities. Permanent and casual stall are also available by phoning the office during business hours. Unlike other markets, permanent stallholders can leave their goods on-site and their stalls in place form week to week.

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Hogarth Falls

One of Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks, this walk starts at the top of Peoples Park in Strahan and is a gentle, meandering stroll through sweet-smelling bush to a delightful waterfall. Local schoolchildren share their connections with the place on interpretive signs along the way. For a pleasant, more extended walk, leave the car in the town centre and take the foreshore walking track to and from the park itself.

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Hollybank Forest Reserve

Hollybank Forest Reserve is just a 20-minute drive from Launceston. This is one of Tasmania's most popular picnic areas and has a distinctly European flavour. In autumn, exotic deciduous trees are a colourful contrast to the natives. A 40-minute walk passes through examples of Tasmania's major production forest types in a demonstration forest. Interpretive signs show how each forest type is harvested and regenerated. The reserve also contains 20 kilometres of dedicated mountain bike trails descending through the forest with short and long loops suitable for beginner and advanced riders. For the more adventurous there's a ten kilometre descent called the Juggernaut that will challenge the best of riders. There is bike map, a toilet, tap and bikewash at the trailhead.

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Home Hill

Now owned and operated by the National Trust, Home Hill was the family home of Tasmania's only Prime Minister, Joseph Lyons, his wife Dame Enid Lyons - the first woman elected to Australia's federal parliament - and their 12 children. Built for the family in 1916, it became their haven from public life and remains largely as it was when Dame Enid last lived there in 1981. Dame Enid's style is evident throughout the house, with an amazing array of wallpapers from the 1940s to the 1970s beneath classic pressed tin ceilings; and in the garden through the rock walls and paths, the pond and the garden rooms. Every part of Home Hill houses a rich collection of the political and personal mementos of two people who dedicated their lives to public service and their family, providing an unexpected insight into Australian political life and international relations during the momentous events of the mid-twentieth century. Situated only a five-minute drive from either the centre of Devonport or the Spirit of Tasmania dock, Home Hill is accessible by guided tour only. Bookings recommended. Age 6 and under free. Child price is for age 7 to 16.

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Honey Farm - The

Discover the tastes, flavours and textures of honey at The Honey Farm in Chudleigh, Tasmania. Nestled under the Great Western Tiers mountain range, the vibrant cartoon bees adorning the building are difficult to miss. Inside you will be taken on a journey of discovery into the amazing world of the honeybee. There are over 50 different honeys to taste, from single origin honeys, such as Tasmanian Leatherwood, to indulgent gourmet delights like the rich Honey Chocolate Paste. After tasting the honeys, explore the secrets of the hive with audio-visual and interactive displays. A feature is the glass beehive. Watch the bees busily producing honey, try to spot the queen bee and maybe even watch a newly born bee hatching from its cell- all from behind the safety of glass. Not only does The Honey Farm have the widest range of honey available in Tasmania, but also a unique range of honeybee related giftware, skincare products for both therapeutic and cosmetic use, and health-boosting Apitherapy products such as Propolis, Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen and Manuka Honey. Tastings and entry to The Honey Farm are free. The village of Chudleigh is just under a one-hour drive west of Launceston (64 km).

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Honey Tasmania - The Beehive

Honey Tasmania invites you to experience the delicious and fascinating world of honey, learn about the remarkable journey from flower source to jar and appreciate the wonder that is the honeybee. At The Beehive, you will find yourself immersed in all things bees and honey and learn about the unique Tasmanian environment. You will be able taste uniquely different varieties of pure raw honey made by our millions of industrious bees. At Honey Tasmania, we move our hives to various locations in the north of Tasmania, following the flow of nectar and pollen, allowing us to bring you over 15 distinctive honeys. In The Beehive, we are also showcasing two wonderful new display beehives, where you can watch the queen laying eggs, see a new baby emerge from a cell and experience the delight of the bees communicating through their waggle dance. Along with our delicious honey, we sell honey alcohol (the largest selection in Australia), as well as Tasmanian whisky and gin; we stock beauty products made from honey and beeswax; and offer honey and bee related handmade gifts, books on bees and honey, and many more honeybee focused products. Come in and try our delicious honey ice cream!

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Horse Riding Tasmania

Join Horse Riding Tasmania for an unforgettable trek as you explore some of South East Tasmania's best scenery! On arrival you will be greeted by your qualified and friendly guide before being fitted with a helmet and boots. A safety briefing will follow and you will be introduced to your obliging horse that will lead you on a memorable adventure. Ride into the luscious high country. Be guided through native bushland surrounded by magnificent views on this spectacular trek. Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, wombats as well as bird life and prolific native flora. Ride past incredible sandstone cliffs at Bluff River Gorge, climb Mt Hobbs passing through glorious rainforest for a mountain top view of Maria Island or brave the descent into Tin Pot Creek. We also offer multi day rides and or Exclusive rides at 7 Mile Beach, Horse Riding Tasmania is the ultimate in horse riding experiences.

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Hug a Horse

Connect and recharge with a full immersion experience Hugging a Shire Horse. In a world that moves so fast, we often don’t just pause to experience the beauty of connection in our busy lives. Horses are known for their unique healing qualities and the gentle nature of heavy horses accentuates this bonding experience. Each visitor has a sense of connection with their size, their gentle nature and It never fails to move people to a calmer place. The inspiration to share these horses blossomed the idea of ‘Hug a Horse’. We are a Shire Stud with mature horses and foals and we include time with them all in a beautiful riverside setting on banks of the Derwent River. This non-riding experience is an opportunity to get close and spend time interacting in activities with these beautiful horses, sharing the experience to slow down and connect in a real and authentic way. Each Activity includes lots of horse interaction including grooming, handling and activities in enclosed yard area, a paddock walk to meet the horse family with our stallion, mares and foals and a riverside interlude to enjoy the Derwent river location while enjoying local refreshments and produce. (by arrangement)

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