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Hobart Free Walking Tours

Explore the cultural and historical capital of Tasmania with a Free Walking Tour. At Hobart Free Walking Tours, we want everyone to share our love of Hobart, no matter their budget. For this reason, we don't charge up-front. Instead, we leave it to you to decide what you thought the tour was worth at the end. We will take you on a 2 hour tour of Hobart, Salamanca & Battery Point, explaining Hobart's fascinating history and contemporary culture. Please check our website for the latest tour schedule.

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Hobart Historic Cruises

Hobart Historic Cruises runs a wide range of tours including Harbour Explore cruises. Cruise options includes morning, lunch, afternoon, dinner, firework cruise and boat charter for party and function use. Bus tours include the Port Arthur Mega Tour, Bruny Island Sights Tour, Richmond, Mt Wellington and Devil Zoo. Their vessel can carry over 120 passengers, with full commercial kitchen, freshly cooked meals and full liquor licence.

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Hobart Historic Tours

Discover Hobart by foot and hear the fascinating stories of how Tasmania's capital city was established and how it became the vibrant waterfront city it now is. Choose your preferred small group walking tour and explore Hobart with your local guide on the Hobart Historic Walk (90 minutes), the Old Hobart Pub Tour (90 minutes) or the Grand Hobart Walk (three hours). The Hobart Historic Walk will provide an introduction to Hobart's history and orientation of the city today. Identify the heritage listed buildings and hear the stories of the early characters and issues that were major influences in the early days of Hobart. Or join the Old Hobart Pub Tour and learn about old taverns, pubs, brothels, smugglers, convicts and the characters involved. The Grand Hobart Walk combines the Hobart Historic Walk with a tour of Salamanca and Battery Point, this three hour experience with your local guide will give you in depth insights into Hobart's past and present. Visit their website for full details.

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Hobart Mountain Bike Tours

Want to ride experience Hobart's best mountain bike riding with a local? Suitable for all levels, whether you want easy scenic cruising or a single track odyssey or somewhere in between. We provide the bikes, the gear, the guides, the local knowledge and a monster dose of passion and enthusiasm. Hobart Mountain Bike Tours is a family owned and operated business dedicated to showing visitors the best mountain bike riding in our beautiful city.

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Hobart Shuttle Bus Company

Hobart Shuttle Bus Company provides an affordable means of transportation and short tours to some of Hobart's top tourist attractions. It offers tours daily from the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre Hobart (hotel pick-ups also available on morning departures) to Mt Wellington, Richmond Historic Village and ZooDoo Wildlife Park. Also check out our combination tours. Our tours start from as low as $30 per adult and $20 for children. Hobart Shuttle Bus Company operate 12 and 22 seater coaches which offer personalised small group tours. Commentary and local tour guides are provided on all tours.

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Hobart Snap Shot Tours

My name is Carmel and I am the owner and founder of Hobart Snap Shot Tours! My aim is to create a day you will remember for years to come, a day you will not forget in a hurry. I feel passionate about where I live, its history, its old buildings, its culture, its flora and fauna and most importantly its amazing wines. I would be delighted to impart my knowledge in a personalised tour, especially for you. I understand when you go on holiday, time is precious and you will want to see as much as you can without feeling rushed or lost or share tour with a bus load of strangers who may not share the same interests as you. I encourage you to bring your cameras as there will be many photo opportunities. Great memories of your trip to Tasmania need to be preserved. Included with your personalised tour I would be more than happy to take photos for you at no additional cost. These will be given to you by either email or USB. Please feel free to choose one of the organised tours or customise your own. Enjoy!

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Hobart Yachts

Whether it's a casual afternoon sail on the beautiful Derwent River or an extended epic yacht charter around some of the world's most spectacular coastline, Hobart Yachts has a trip to suit you! We have a selection of charters to choose from on our website but we are also happy to sail wherever you like. All our yacht charters include a professional and friendly crew to ensure you get the most out of your voyage. All our cruises include the best of fresh Tasmanian food and local wines and beer are available at regular bar prices. At 62 feet, Helsal IV is one of the largest yachts to race in the Tasmanian sailing fleet. A veteran of three Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races, she has the body of an ocean racer and the living quarters of a luxury cruiser; thrills and comfort go hand in hand with experiences that will stay with you a lifetime.

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Hobart's Trikemania Adventure Tours

Hobart's TrikeMania Adventure Tours offers a variety of exciting and adventurous trike tours in and around Hobart. Enjoy the comfort and relaxation of an "armchair" combined with a 140hp engine for unbelievable acceleration. Our tours are safe, even for children from four years of age. You can choose from 15, 30, 60 and 90 minute tours. We also offer wine tours. We accommodate everybody's idea of fun, excitement and adventure. You will get to explore Hobart's historic areas. You can wind your way up Mt Wellington for the greatest ever views over Hobart. Hobart's TrikeMania Adventure Tours operates all year round and in winter our tour to see the snow covered Mt Wellington is very popular amongst guests. We ensure that all guests are warm and comfortable by supplying jackets, thermal gloves and scarves as a tour inclusion. We are fully acrediated business is fully accredited and have all the correct insurance requirements. TrikeMania Adventure Tours are located at the Murray Street Pier opposite the Parliament House Gardens, right under the Aussie Flag.

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Hollybank Treetops Adventure

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure at the award-winning Hollybank Treetops Adventure in Tasmania's north. Fly through the treetops on the Zipline Adventure or glide through or glide along the forest floor on a Segway Tour. Keep the heightened adventure going with Tasmania's First High Ropes Course or explore the forest at your own pace when you hire a mountain bike! Open seven days a week (excluding Christmas Day). Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.

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Hollybank Treetops Adventure - Segway Tours

The Hollybank Segway adventure tours, northern Tasmania, consists of an exhilarating glide on forest floor tracks. You will enjoy the wonders that this unique landscape offers. Guests enjoy the adventure in groups of no more than seven people who are assigned professional guides. Travel on our forest tracks with friends, gliding through the forest in harmony with those around you at peace with the environment. These highly trained guides are an extremely important part of the entire experience and their value and contribution is critical to creating a memorable forest excursion. They are responsible for your safety and they also communicate a strong ecological and conservation message throughout the tour. Hollybank Forest Adventure operates every day (closed Christmas Day). Venturing into the forest on a bright, sunny day or overcast, rain-filled days will bring different and exciting elements to the adventure. The duration of the adventure is approximately 1.5 hours, after which you will arrive back at the Centre and relax and share your experience with others in your group while enjoying the refreshments available. Hollybank Forest Adventure caters for all healthy individuals who weigh between 40 and 120 kilograms, and costs $100 per person. Bookings essential.

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Lake Barrington

Lake Barrington is a designated "big fish" water, stocked by the Inland Fisheries Service with king size fish for anglers. Lake Barrington is also ideal for water-based activities such as swimming, rowing, water skiing, power boating and canoeing. It features camping sites, picnic areas with sheltered tables, BBQs and toilets. A kiosk operates on weekends in summer and during major sporting events. No water activity is permitted within the boundaries of the international rowing course, towards the southern end of the lake. This is a great place to get away from it and immerse yourself in Tassie's wilderness, just 15 minutes from Sheffield.

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Lake Burbury

Lake Burbury is a popular fishing lake on the edge of Tasmania's World Heritage Wilderness Area. At Lake Burbury, a 15-minute drive east of Queenstown, you can fish for the legendary Tasmanian wild trout with both brown and rainbow trout in abundance or just take in the natural beauty and serenity of the place. Named after Stanley Burbury, the first Australian-born Governor of Tasmania, the 54 square-kilometre lake was man-made for hydro-electricity production in the early 1990s. There are boat launching, picnic and barbecue facilities.

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Lake Gordon - Lake Pedder - Strathgordon

Take a good sealed road 150 kilometres west from Mt Field National Park to reach Lake Gordon and Lake Pedder, set in Tasmania's wild south-west wilderness and ringed with rugged mountain ranges. Both lakes are a mecca for fishermen with some of the best trout fishing in the state. Near Strathgordon is the mighty Gordon Dam, the the site of one of the world’s highest commercial abseils, run by Aardvark Adventures. Lake Pedder and its companion Lake Gordon, together comprise the largest inland freshwater storage in Australia, covering more than 500 square kilometres and holding more than 37 times the volume of water than Sydney Harbour. When travelling to the Lake Pedder area please take suitable clothing to suit the changeable weather conditions. Weather conditions in Tasmania can change quickly and frequently, especially in mountain areas. Snow, rain, wind and sun are all possible at any time of the year. Park passes must be purchased for entry to Tasmania's national parks.

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Lake Mackintosh

Lake Mackintosh is five kilometres from Tullah in Tasmania's west and is one of the most beautiful lakes in the region. The lake and surrounding country is magnificent with myrtle, sassafras and eucalypt forests along with native ferns growing almost to the lake's edge. Like all Hydro Tasmania lakes, Lake Mackintosh is stocked with brown and rainbow trout and a great place to go fishing with several boat ramps available on the lake. Lake Macintosh is also a terrific place to enjoy a picnic or barbecue on the shore. There are several easy bush walking tracks around the lake or take a three-hour return walk to the summit of Mt Farrell through lush forest past old mines and through areas of buttongrass. From the summit there are amazing views of Tasmania's wilderness. You need a licence to fish for trout in Tasmania's lakes. A free brochure - Fishing Code for Anglers - is available from licence-selling agents and the Inland Fisheries Commission.

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Lake Meadowbank

Lake Meadowbank is between Hamilton and Ouse on the Lyell Highway, a one-hour drive north-west of Hobart. Lake Meadowbank is the most downstream lake in the Derwent River hydro-scheme. Like all Hydro Tasmania lakes, Lake Meadowbank is stocked with trout. Try your luck fly fishing, spinning or trolling for brown trout - the lake’s most abundant fish - or perhaps a big rainbow trout. Water-skiing, canoeing and swimming are popular here and you can pitch your tent by the shore for a few days and truly get away from it all. Boat launching facilities, toilets, picnic and barbecue areas are available on the lake’s eastern banks and there's easy access from most shores. You need a licence to fish for trout in Tasmania’s lakes. A free brochure - Fishing Code for Anglers - is available from licence-selling agents and the Inland Fisheries Service.

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Lake Rowallan

Lake Rowallan is a Hydro Tasmania lake in north west Tasmania. The Lake is a 30 minute drive (25 kilometres/16 miles) south of Liena, past Lake Parangana and the Mersey White Water Forest Reserve. The last few kilometres of road to Lake Rowallan is unsealed. Lake Rowallan offers excellent bush-based trout fishing, with a stocked population of rainbow and brown trout as well as some native species. You can launch your boat at the northern end of the Lake or follow the four wheel drive vehicle tracks to sheltered camping areas where small boats can be launched from the shore. Lake Rowallan is also the starting point for walks into nearby highland areas including the Walls of Jerusalem national park. Along with Lakes Parangana and Cethana, Lake Rowallan forms part of the Mersey-Forth catchment—a system of lakes created by Hydro Tasmania for the generation of electricity. There are seven power stations in this catchment system, contributing about 15.8 percent of Tasmania’s energy needs. You will need a licence to fish for trout in Tasmania’s lakes. A free brochure - ‘Fishing Code for Anglers’ is available from licence-selling agents and the Inland Fisheries Commission.

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Lake St Clair (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Lake St Clair is at the southern end of the world famous Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The Aboriginal people of the area called the lake Leeawuleena, meaning sleeping water. Carved out by ice during several glaciations over the last two million years, this is the deepest freshwater lake in Australia (167 metres/ 547 feet) and the headwaters of the Derwent River. The area around Lake St Clair offers a wealth of walks, ranging from leisurely 45 minutes strolls to overnight bushwalks, as well as beautiful forests to explore. Lake St Clair is also the end point of the famous Overland Track, which runs from Cradle Mountain in the north to Cynthia Bay on the southern shore of Lake St Clair. Try fishing, boating or the ferry service travelling the 18 kilometre length of the lake, and meet bushwalkers completing the Overland Track. To help you make the most of your stay, information officers are available at the centre seven days a week. They can advise you on what to do and where to go and assist with general enquiries.

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Launceston Record Fair # 4

The Launceston Record Fair kicks off again on Saturday February 16 from 12pm at Saint John Craft Beer in Launceston! There will be 1000s of vinyl titles for sale from local and interstate sellers including The Record Collector and many more! Rare and collectible vinyl, new releases, classics, 45s, etc PLUS BYO Vinyl DJ Sessions from 1pm Have you every wanted to spin your records at your local bar? Here's your chance! No experience necessary - first timers welcome! Be sure not to miss this great afternoon of records and music! Table enquires email tasrecordfairs@gmail.com

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Launceston's Gorge Scenic Chairlift

Launceston's Gorge Scenic Chairlift lets you view magnificent Cataract Gorge from above, located in Northern Tasmania. Take in the spectacular features of Cataract Gorge from this single-span chairlift. View the South Esk River in a serene or turbulent mood after a flood as well as tree rhododendrons and fern glades. It takes about eight minutes to take the ride across Cataract Gorge and First Basin. Top speed is a sedate one metre per second, but usually the chairlift runs slower than that to afford passengers a longer ride. It is about 457 metres (1462 feet) from station to station, with a central span between two pylons of 308 metres (985 feet), believed to be the longest single span of any chairlift in the world. Since its opening in 1972, the chairlift has established a 100 percent safety record. Be sure to also wander the grounds below the chairlift, where you can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, tea rooms and the delightful peacocks who inhabit the area. Launceston's Gorge Scenic Chairlift is around a 15-minute walk from Launceston's central business district.

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Lavender House - The Perfumery

Lavender House - The Perfumery is Tasmania's only working perfumery. Entry is free, with a smile. The focus and winning points of difference for visitors to enjoy are the perfumery manufacturing area with a large observation window allowing a unique opportunity to see 'the makers making', a spacious gift shop offering the extensive range of herbal well-being products made, free product sampling and helpful advice. This innovative niche business that is focused on the uses of lavender was established in 1991 inspired by the owners passion for lavender and the natural therapeutic values of herbs. Steady painstaking research and development over nearly 25 years has resulted in a generous range of contemporary personal body care products, simple natural remedies, aromatherapy and perfumery plus, fragrant home care. All with the natural benefits of pure Tasmanian lavender. Lavender House - The Perfumery is at Rowella, a 35-minute drive (48 kilometres / 30 miles) north from Launceston on the Tamar Valley Wine Route, close to Beaconsfield, Beauty Point and the Batman Bridge. An easy round trip from Launceston seeing both sides of the lovely Tamar River. OPEN: Monday-Friday 10am -5pm CLOSED: Good Friday and Christmas Day. July and August visitors by appointment only.

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