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Hartzview Vineyard Heritage Pickers Hut Village

The Hartzview Vineyard Heritage listed Pickers Hut Village is at Gardners Bay, in Tasmania's South. Take a stroll into history as you enjoy a self-guided discovery walk of the seven different restored small fruit pickers huts that families lived in during the picking season and established in the 1920s. During World War Two, some huts were home to Italian prisoners of war, who replaced agricultural workers serving overseas. You can also visit the cellar door which is open every day and taste from the estate Reserve Pinot Noir, Chardonnays and the large range of preservative free fruit Ports, Liqueurs (Blackcurrant, Blackberry, Cherry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Tasmanian Cassis) and Mead. The Vineyard Cafe is also open every day from 1000 to 1700 and serves all day lunches specialising in vineyard and cheese platters. Treat yourself to a delicious Hartzview dessert made especially with one of their fruit Ports or Liqueurs. At the end of the day, unwind and stay a while to experience true luxury in Hartzview Vineyard's self-contained spa homestead, relaxing in front of the log fire with a platter and glass of Hartzview Pinot Noir. Gardner's Bay is a 45-minute drive (46 km) south of Hobart.

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Hazelbrae House @ Hazelbrae Hazelnuts

Visit one of Australia's most productive and innovative hazelnut farms. Set amid the 5000 tree orchard, under the magnificent Great Western Tiers, the on farm restaurant and farm gate shop, Hazelbrae House, will alight your tastebuds with the delights of freshly cracked hazelnuts in all their forms. Enjoy a guided tasting, lunch or glass of wine from the deck overlooking the orchard and experience their passion, knowledge and skills, direct from the source. Restaurant specialties include hazelnut ice cream, hazelnut cappuccino and a chef prepared menu, filled with delicious produce from Northern Tasmania.

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Hellfire Bluff Distillery

The love and dedication that is found in every bottle of Hellfire Vodka can be traced right back to the day our first potato was planted. Our farmers pride themselves on the produce they grow, only providing the finest ingredients so that we can produce the most premium vodka. We use locally sourced water from the most pristine environmental conditions the world has to offer; ultimately providing you with elegant smooth hand-crafted vodka straight from the paddock to the bottle.

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Hellyers Road Distillery

Australia's largest boutique whisky distillery is located in Burnie, an easy 30-minute drive from Devonport's Spirit of Tasmania ferry terminal. The Visitor Centre is open daily from 1000 to 1630, (except public holidays), offering a superb cafe with breathtaking views over some of the nation's best pastoral lands and the beautiful Emu Valley precinct. Visitors can enjoy a fully interpreted tour of the distillery (Whisky Walk) to find out the fascinating origins behind the brand and learn how Hellyers Road crafts its award-winning single malt whiskies. The Whisky Walk also provide guests with the opportunity to pour and wax seal their very own bottle of Hellyers Road Distiller's Choice whisky - complete with signed Certificate of Authenticity. Bookings for the Whisky Walk are highly recommended. Following the tour you can sample their range of single malts, vodka and whisky cream liqueurs at the dedicated tasting counter - or enjoy a superb meal or coffee in the cafe. Even if you are not a whisky lover, a visit to Hellyers Road Distillery is a fascinating experience and insight into how one of the world's emerging whisky brands plies its craft.

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Herbaceous Tours

Herbaceous Tours cater for all who are passionate about food and wine in Tasmania as well as offering iconic tourism. Herbaceous Tours offers a unique opportunity to actually meet farmers and vintners. We take you to farms; vineyards and food producers where you will experience meeting and talking to the people producing the product, be it wine, cheese, oysters, small goods, salmon, abalone, chocolates, olive oil and a host of other wonderful Tasmanian produce. You will also see some spectacular Tasmanian scenery, learn some local history and taste amazing food. We also offer personalized day tours to many iconic spots all over Tasmania, maybe a day trip to historic Oatlands with the largest collection of Georgian buildings in Australia, or a trip to the beautiful Derwent Valley and Mt Field National Park, the far south to the Tahune Airwalk, Hastings Caves or the Ida Bay Railway, the choices are endless! We are also able to personalise extended tours which allows for visits all over the state wherever you wish to explore, just ask and we will work with you to ensure your stay in our beautiful state is truly memorial.

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Heritage Horse Drawn Carriages

Experience the romance of a bygone era by taking a leisurely carriage ride through the unique historic areas of Battery Point, Hobart Waterfront and Salamanca Place. Our carriage tours immerse you in the colonial past of Hobart. Drawn by two beautiful horses, the carriage is a stunning replica of 19th century vis-a-vis (face to face) carriage. Feel like royalty travelling with the top down, enjoying the sunshine or close the top in inclement weather and still enjoy the sights. Your driver and groom are also dressed in 19th century livery to complete the picture. What is more special than to treat your loved one to a romantic carriage ride, complete with champagne and chocolates? We can work with you to make your first date, proposal or wedding anniversary a truly memorable occasion. In fact, whatever the occasion, we can be there. Weddings are a specialty and we can promise you a truly wonderful addition to the best day of your life. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure the finer details are just perfect.

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Highland Getaway ATV farm tour

Walk amongst the Highland Cattle, feed the friendly alpacas and go for an ATV farm tour at Highland Getaway in the Huon Valley. Its an amazing experience. Bring your cameras to get some selfies with the animals. The Highland cattle love having their photo taken and the alpacas are always happy for a feed. You'll go for a ride in Julie's 6 seater ATV around the 127 acre property to see the Highlands and stop at the Summer House on the dam and look onto the Huon river. Then back up to the Homestead for some refreshments. Its roughly two hours altogether. Boots will be supplied for bio-security purposes. Please contact Julie to find out more about this tour.

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Hillwood Berry Farm and Farmgate

Open 7 days during berry season (Nov-May) Hillwood Farmgate is an iconic, family run pick your own berry farm, situated in the very heart of the scenic Tamar Valley producing the sweetest berries. We not only produce the finest fresh berries, fruit wines, vinegar's, and jams, we offer the ultimate berry farm fresh experience for families, friends and visitors. Come and relax in our berry inspired sweets Café, cellar door and gift shop with delicious sweet and savoury items.

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Hobart Cat Cafe

Home to ten of the smoochiest cats in Tasmania Hobart Cat Cafe is the perfect place to relax whilst in Hobart. Fully licensed and serving fresh and delicious snacks, meals and sweets with a range of gluten free and vegan friendly options, Tasmanian Art of Tea loose leaf teas, Villino coffee, fresh juice, smoothies and milkshakes for the little ones we're open seven days a week and welcome visitors of all ages. Working closely with RSPCA Tasmania and other local animal welfare organisations Hobart Cat Cafe is dedicated to promoting responsible cat care with our cats acting as adoption ambassadors to support the Adopt Don't Shop message in the most adorable way possible! With a variety of special events held throughout the day or after our regular cafe hours we always have something fresh and exciting going on. Located near the corner of Tasma and Elizabeth Street North Hobart with a bus stop right outside our front door we're open 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday (closed Wednesdays), 9am to 4pm Friday to Sunday and are pram/wheelchair accessible. Bookings are $10 per person and include your hour long snuggle session with the cats (or longer if we're not too busy).

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Hobart Convict Penitentiary -Tours & Activities

Immerse yourself in an incredible place of Tasmanian criminal history, that's only a short walk or Red Decker bus ride from Hobart CBD (Penitentiary Chapel Historic Site stop). The Hobart Convict Penitentiary 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 that remain - a captivating insight into over 175 years of Hobart’s shadier past. Access to the site is by guided tour or events only. These include Ghost Tours, and Pandemonium - 'The Convict Film Experience' There is also a National Trust gift shop on site. Open every day except public holidays (access by guided tour or event only, book online).

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John Elliott Classics Museum

A boutique antiquities museum housing examples of the art and culture of the major ancient Mediterranean civilisations. It was established in 1955 by John Elliott, Professor of Classics, to create a teaching and research collection which was also accessible to the public. From Egypt come the assorted amulets, scarabs and ushabti figures found in most ancient Egyptian tombs. A limestone false tomb door, through which the deceased's spirit could pass, is a highlight. Much of the Greek collection comprises pottery which traces stylistic developments in Greek art, from early static, geometric decoration to the fluid, elegant figures of the Classical era. Beautiful yet functional, they speak equally of mythical tales, religious reverence, and wild party nights. Closed during Summer Whether it's a centurion's sword, floor mosaics, jewellery and cosmetic items, or bronze surgical implements, the Roman artefacts give many insights into daily life in the Roman world. Once unearthed by archaeologists, they now await discovery by you. The extensive range of Greek and Roman coins, often miniature works of art, reveal much about political realities and ambitions by their use as propaganda tools - proof that political spin and manipulation has a long history.

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k.mueller Design, Studio Jewellers

"k.mueller Design, Studio Jewellers", Stall 259 at the Iconic Salamanca Market Hobart, is a shopping experience like no other. Offering the visitor an authentic look into the contemporary Jewellers craft and the chance to talk to the maker at the stall. Specialising in fine Handcrafted, Bespoke Jewellery made in the Studio at 28 Cecilia St St Helens from solid Silver, Gold, Palladium and Platinum, the pieces feature exquisite local Tasmanian, Australian and World Gems. Island lifestyle Jewellery at its best, "k.mueller Design, Studio Jewellers" offers you the visitor the opportunity to purchase a unique piece to celebrate your memorable Tasmanian adventure. With pieces representative of Tasmania like the "Cradle Mountain, lake Dove" Pendant and the Tassie Devil slide bead, to more classic lines like the "Teardrop" and the "Tree of Life" Pendants there is something for everybody. And from inexpensive Sterling Silver pieces to "one offs" in Gold with valuable gems, all price points are catered for as well. "k.mueller Design, Studio Jewellers" is easily accessible at Salamanca Market Hobart each Saturday stall 259 and in the centre of town in St Helens at the Studio Gallery and workshop.

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k.mueller Design, Studio Jewellers St Helens

"k.mueller Design, Studio Jewellers", situated in the heart of St Helens, the gateway to the Iconic Bay of Fires, is a shopping experience like no other. Offering the visitor an authentic look into the contemporary Jewellers craft, you can; Talk to the maker in his intimate Studio setting. See him design and create in his workshop. Specialising in fine Handcrafted, Bespoke Jewellery made on the premises from solid Silver, gold, Palladium and Platinum, the pieces feature exquisite local Tasmanian, Australian and World Gems. Island lifestyle Jewellery at its best, "k.mueller Design, Studio Jewellers" offers you the visitor the opportunity to purchase a unique piece to celebrate your memorable Tasmanian adventure. With pieces representative of Tasmania like the "Cradle Mountain, lake Dove" Pendant and the Tassie Devil slide bead, to more classic lines like the "Teardrop" and the "Tree of Life" Pendants there is something for everybody. And from inexpensive Sterling Silver pieces to "one offs" in Gold with valuable gems, all price points are catered for as well. "k.mueller Design, Studio Jewellers" is easily accessible in the centre of town and also at Salamanca Market Hobart each Saturday stall 259.

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Kaydale Lodge Gardens

Kaydale Lodge Gardens is an amazing two-hectare garden and is open daily 0900 till sunset. Wander through the garden, enjoy morning/afternoon teas and light lunches. The Lodge also features country-house accommodation with old-style farm hospitality. The garden has been a family obsession for two generations and continues to grow and expand. Enjoy the visual delights of this unique large country garden with a grand scale rockery, pear walk, zen garden and the productive vegetable garden with it’s seasonal produce used in the dining room. Truly showcasing all the four seasons from spring with thousands of massed daffodils and and fritillaria, to the summer months with hundreds of peonies creating a riot of colour. In autumn the maple leaves flame red, yellow and orange underplanted with drifts of cyclamen. What really sets Kaydale apart is the quality and creativity of the hard landscaping and attention to detail that ensures Kaydale's popularity and reputation as one of Tasmania's premiere garden attractions. Established in 1979 on a 70 hectare farm at Nietta a 30 minutes drive inland from Ulverstone. Kaydale is a perfect base to see all the beautiful local attractions and is seven kilometres from the magnificent Leven Canyon.

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Kentish Museum

The Kentish Museum is a heritage museum at Sheffield, North West Tasmania. Sheffield is a 40-minute drive south of Devonport (30 km) and a one-hour drive west of Launceston (93 km). The Kentish museum preserves and displays artefacts from Sheffield's history. Exhibits include agricultural machinery, minerals, shop fittings, old books, historical newspapers, pioneer household effects and clothing. The museum also has excellent displays on the history of hydro-electricity in the local area. The Kentish Museum is located in Sheffield's main street and is open from 1000 until 1500 each day. Sheffield is known internationally for its collection of public murals, which depict the area's rich history. Since 1986, dozens of murals have been painted in the town, ranging from large scale work by professional painters, to murals by local school children. Sheffield attracts over 100,000 visitors each year who come to admire this collection of public art. The town also hosts the annual Mural Fest - a national competition of mural art.

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Kenworthy's Stamper Mill

Waratah's pioneering past represents a big part in Tasmania's mining and economic history, made all the more captivating by its remote and wild environment. Kenworthy's Stamper Mill is an impressive display of working machinery which was relocated from Mt Bischoff to the centre of town, next door to the Tarkine Interpretation Centre. Dudley Kenworthy was a local character who continued prospecting for tin near Mount Bischoff mine after it closed in the 1940's. Visitors can view the separation process for themselves with the push of a button. Open seven days - entry is by donation.

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Killiecrankie Picnic Area

Killiecrankie foreshore hosts a free gas BBQ for day use only and the carpark can accommodate about 50 vehicles. Ideal for groups, other facilities include picnic tables, fresh water and a public toilet and shower. Killiecrankie beach occupies the southern corner of the bay, where the Killiecrankie Road terminates, and the small settlement is nestled in the lower slopes behind the western end of the beach. The beach commences amongst the low granite rock and to the lee of Nobby Rock, a low islet. It curves to the east for 800m to the mouth of Killiecrankie Creek mouth. The low gradient white sand beach faces north across the bay. Waves are very low to calm in the western corner, increasing to about 1 m at the creek mouth. They maintain a low gradient reflective to low tide terrace beach, with rock reefs and seagrass lying 100 m offshore. The western end of the beach is used for launching small boats and several fishing boats are usually moored off the beach. A privately owned camping area is situated a short distance away please contact Jude on 03 6359 8464 to book a spot.

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Kimberley Warm Springs

If you’re seeking an indulgent and beautiful attraction that is hardly known by other tourists, Kimberley Warm Springs is for you. This geothermal feature is the result of water surging upward from at least 350m below the surface, into a pool approximately 20 metre by 13 metres in size and about 1.2 metres deep. The site includes a sheltered BBQ, public toilet and car parking. Water from the springs remains at a constant temperature of 24–25 degrees Celsius. The water's chemical composition suggests it gains its heat from hotter sub-surface materials. The dissolved solids content is fairly low and contains mainly bicarbonate and calcium ions. The clearance of shading vegetation has led to excessive algal growth which is periodically removed as it covers the naturally sandy bottom of the spring. The spring is home to an endemic snail and an algae (Pithophora spp.) not previously recorded south of Sydney. To get there, follow the B13 (Railton Rd) to Kimberley. Turn north onto Morrison St, then onto Warm Springs Rd.

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Kimberleys Lookout

A 90-minute return walk with medium gradients (short stretches are steep), it provides stunning 360-degree views of the rolling agricultural hills of Kentish with a backdrop of Mt Roland, Cradle Mountain, the Great Western Tiers to the south and much of Tasmania's northern coastline to the north plus some dramatic valleys. Access is via High Street, which becomes Nook Road as it leaves the Sheffield township. The turn-off to the car park is next to the golf course, about two kilometres north from town.

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Kings Fine Art Gallery and Tearoom

Hidden away in the bush just seven minutes from Swansea Tasmania on the Great Eastern Drive is Kings Fine Art Gallery and Tearoom A jewel of a place, only a short walk away from the sapphire waters of Nine Mile Beach. The theme of the Gallery is water ways, beaches, woodland, flora and fauna. All art works are of the east coast of Tasmania. The resident artist works mainly in acrylics and oils. Originals are on display with exceptional quality prints also available. Enjoy morning or afternoon tea with freshly baked scones, homemade jams and cream or if preferred coffee. The Gallery is disability and Senior Card friendly with RV parking just a short walk away.

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