Home Hill Vineyard and Winery Restaurant
Home Hill Winery Restaurant is situated in the beautiful Huon Valley a short scenic 30 minute drive from Hobart. Winning the most prestigious award, the Jimmy Watson trophy in 2015 with our Kelly's Pinot Noir has cemented our position as one of the leading producers of Pinot Noir in Australia. Other cool climate wines Chardonnay, Sylvaner, Sparkling Wine and a Dessert wine are also available for tasting at our stunning rammed earth Cellar door. Views from the Restaurant are stunning with the perfect manicured vineyard virtually so close that you can't help but feel relaxed and exhilarated by what you are experiencing. Head Chef, Terry Barrett is committed to providing fresh, flavoursome local produce on his menu and the friendly staff are dedicated to providing excellent service. Oysters, Huon Salmon, Beef & Lamb, apple desserts are featured on our menus, with gluten free and Vegetarian guests catered for. Before you depart from Home Hill browse in the gift shop, where you will find olive oils, jams, chocolates and the most exquisite Alpaca, merino wool and possum garments.
Honey Pot - The
The Honey Pot, located in the picturesque Huon Valley, and now on Bruny Island, offers the complete Tasmanian Honey experience. The Honey Pot is owned and run by local beekeepers and has a wonderful range of delicious Tasmanian Honey. In store you will find premium honey varieties such as the famous Tasmanian Leatherwood honey, and also Manuka honey from Bruny Island. Indulge in a honey ice cream, and other gourmet honey treats including honey comb, honey with ginger, honey mustard, creamed honey and honey mead. The Honey Pot has a great range of honey and bee inspired gifts as well as skin care products, beeswax candles, and healthy honey sweets. At The Honey Pot you can enjoy free tastings, and also watch the queen bee and all her workers, busy making honey in the observation hive. The Honey Pot is just a 25-minute drive south of Hobart, on the Huon Highway, and is open seven days a week. Our Bruny Island shop also open 7 days, and is located at 2184 Bruny Island Main Road, Bruny Island, directly opposite the Cape Queen Elizabeth Walk.
All of our food here at Hotel Bruny is ridiculously fresh and as local as we can possibly get it. Dave, our local fisherman fishes exclusively off the south coast of Bruny Island, his regular hauls of stripey trumpeter, trevally and calamari squid are delivered literally to our door....when we say 'catch of the day’ we mean it! Our Bruny Island oysters are grown for an average of eighteen months in some of the cleanest waters on the planet. Jason, of Cloudy Bay Lamb, produces (we think) some of the finest product in the country....our sausages are hand-made by Darren and the crew at Snug Butchery and our monstrous chicken parmas are made from Nichols Tasmanian free-range chickens and topped with Bruny Island cheese. Here at Hotel Bruny, we believe in real food, locally sourced and produced here in our kitchen and yes, everything on our menu goes through a rigorous taste-testing process!
Hundred Acres @ Ghost Rock
Hundred Acres is Ghost Rock's events space on the beautiful coastline of Tasmania's North Coast, that overlooks the winery's barrel hall and landscaped gardens. Throughout the year, Hundred Acres hosts a series of cooking classes, food and wine events. The venue is also perfect for weddings, corporate events, business meetings and birthday dinners. In our little neck of the woods, we are blessed with rich fertile soils, clean air and pure water. As such, we are lucky to be surrounded by some of the best produce on the planet (we are not bias!). From vegetables plots to dairy farms, fruit orchards to honey farms, vineyards, grain crops and the freshest seafood. At Hundred Acres, we source the very best produce around us, to compiment our award winning cool climate wines, to give you a quintessential food and wine experience of Northern Tasmania.
Huon River Jet Boats
Huon River Jet Boats offers high speed boat tours on the Huon River, Southern Tasmania. Huon River Jet Boats is based in Huonville, a 35-minute drive south-west of Hobart (48 km) in the Huon Valley. Huon River Jet Boats offers an exhilarating ride along 12 km of the Huon River. This 35-minute experience combines beautiful scenery with the thrill of white water. You'll speed through rapids and feel the excitement of 360 degree spins and breathtaking turns. You'll also experience the contrast of drifting along the tranquil waters of the river, seeing perfect reflections of riverside forests. Your skilled skipper and guide will reveal the history of the Huon River and Valley and, back on shore, you can sit down to a tasty meal made with local produce in the Boatshed Café, overlooking the river. Tours leave several times a day, (except Christmas Day) from the Huon Visitor Centre jetty at Huonville. You can also have a personalised jet boat experience, tailored to suit your individual needs. Bring warm clothes and a waterproof jacket, your camera and sunglasses and enjoy the fun. Lifejackets and waterproof ponchos are supplied.
Huon Valley Horse-trekking caters for small intimate groups and is located 45 minutes south of Hobart in the picturesque Huon Valley. We offer Horse riding for all levels, beginners through to experienced. On treks we journey through through valleys and over mountains offering some incredible views of the region. You will get to ride our well loved horses all trained and bred with love by Conny. Our horses are all beautiful in nature with individual personalities and work as team with a mutual respect. We encourage fun for riders and horses and safety is our number one priority. From children to nervous beginners, we provide guidance and support on our treks by supplying guests with safety helmets. For the experienced rider there are opportunities for to go faster or even jump a log. On our one to two hour treks we provide a small picnic of homemade muffins and biscuits. We are passionate about what we to and love sharing our passion for horses. Please join us on a fun filled Horseback adventure!
Ida Bay Railway & Cafe (Tour)
Step aboard our historic WWII diesel locomotive, enjoy an unforgettable 2 hour journey alongside the water's edge, through bush planes and enjoy a history talk from your tour guide at the historic cemetery. Once you arrive at 'Deep-hole' you will be able to walk around a pristine white beach or even take a walk to the Southport Lagoon (1H 30M return - Bookings essential). This heritage listed railway is one of the last operating bush tramways in Australia! Our cafe is the last place in Tasmania to get a great feed! We have a diverse menu including home-made burgers, fish & chips, freshly ground coffee and even some Tasmania Valhalla ice cream. Our staff are passionate about the local area and are focused on showing you the hidden gems. We stock all the local brochures and information maps. We are able to cater for groups large and small. Call us today to arrange a custom dining menu, even an exclusive train ride can be arranged!
Inala Nature Tours
Inala Nature Tours offers personalised birdwatching and wildlife tours of Bruny Island and Tasmania. It is based on 'Inala', a 1500-acre nature refuge on Bruny Island, which is home to six threatened bird species, all 12 Tasmanian endemic birds, echidnas, and white wallabies. It features Australia's only hide tailor-made for raptor-viewing and a canopy platform that provides close views of the endangered Tasmanian endemic bird, the forty-spotted pardalote. 'Inala' is also a wildlife rehabilitation centre. Accommodation is available on the property. Each tour is personally designed, and may be partially- or fully-guided. Tour packages range from a walking tour at 'Inala', half and full-day tours of Bruny Island, to longer tours around Tasmania to see a variety of birds in their natural habitats, including the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot, as well as Tasmanian devils, wombats, kangaroos, and platypus. Join their night tours on Bruny Island to see penguins, quolls, potoroos, wallabies and possums. They are also licensed travel agents and can book all your travel and accommodation arrangements. Their guides have detailed knowledge of the Tasmanian flora and fauna. The owner, Dr Tonia Cochran, is a trained botanist, zoologist and specialist birdwatching/wildlife guide with experience in leading tours throughout Australia.
Infuse Coffee Roasters
Infuse Coffee Roasters are located in the beautiful coastal seaside city of Burnie in Tasmania. A quaint renovated workers cottage built in the 1900’s. Our Espresso Bar serves our award winning blends and single origin coffees and our wonderful homemade biscuits (no food). The roastery has a range of alternative brewing devices, including siphons, Aeropress, ROK Espresso makers along with all the barista tools, coffee accessories, cleaning products, KeepCups, books and everything coffee! You may even see our roaster at work! Our award winning coffee is available 6 days a week from the roastery plus a wide range of restaurants, cafes and delicatessens in Tasmania.
Tasmania's coolest locale. Settle by the fire in the snowy, luxe interior of marble and plush grey leather at Institut Polaire. This cold climate wine and spirits bar embraces Tasmania’s long held status as the gateway to Antarctica with a passion for everything coldhearted. Sip a Süd Polaire Antarctic dry martini, savour new wave Tasmanian pinot noir or nurse your Alpine single malt. At Institut Polaire, you will fall in love with graceful wine, aromatic gin and artisan whisky from cool cats across Tasmania and beyond. Dive into some of the world's most revered and challenging cold climate terroir with an emphasis on low input, organic, biodynamic farming and natural techniques. Think grower Champagne, ‘riesling to die for’ and pinot noir from emerging local talent alongside international icons. A menu of daily plates features fresh and organic fare from local growers and artisan producers. Tasty wine bar snacks embrace provincial style dishes from further afield. Look out for the mystery wine challenge and specialty G&T flights. As the home of Süd Polaire gin and Domaine Simha wine, we offer a range of structured tasting experiences throughout the year. Tasting Experience bookings welcome. Cin Cin!
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 and the 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 2km north from town.
King Island Golf and Bowling Club Incorporated
King Island Golf and Bowling Club is located at Currie, on King Island's west coast. King Island is 80 kilometres/50 miles north east of Tasmania - a 50-minute flight north-west of Wynyard and a one-hour-and-twenty-minute flight from Devonport. The Club's nine-hole course-which has been compared to St Andrew's of Scotland and is an authentic coastal links with undulating fairways. This challenging course has fantastic ocean views and is completely open to the elements, with west winds affecting almost every hole. Highlights include the third, par three hole which is played from a clifftop towards the sea, and the testing fifth hole, which requires a long hit to clear water skirting the fairway. You can follow your round with a well-earned drink and a tasty meal in the licensed club house. Guides, clubs and buggy hire are all available and the Club also has bowling greens and squash courts. The two-day King Island Open, held here each November, attracts over 100 golfers from across Australia. The Open includes 18-hole and 36-hole events for ladies and men as well as a 36-hole junior handicap event. Holes: 9, Par: 72, Length: 5,465 metres, Australian Course Rating: 67.9.
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.
Lake Barrington is a designated "big fish"’ water, stocked by 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.