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Hotel Bruny

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!

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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 complement our award winning cool climate wines, to give you a quintessential food and wine experience of Northern Tasmania.

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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.

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Huonvalley Horsetrekking

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!

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Hursey Seafoods

“It is not just all about our Southern Rock Lobster” - You will know you have arrived at Hursey Seafoods when you see the Big Red Cray, nestled under the Nut beside the sea. There is plenty of room to park in a large car park area close to the docks. Often you will see the Managing Director at the slip maintaining his fleet, sometimes joined by wild Fairy Penguins at night. The dine-in area has plenty of window seats overlooking Tatlows Beach, where you will be swept away by Summer sunset views or beach goers at play in the Summer sun. Apart from premium seafood, enjoy char grilled Cape Grim steak or local Nichols free range chicken. Family friendly relaxed atmosphere, plus private Function Area for your special celebration. Order your takeaway at the ground level area and while your meal is being prepared, check out the local fish in the display tanks, or purchase seafood, including fish fillets, lobster, oysters and scallops from the deli. Enjoy your fresh take-away in the near by grassed area in the under cover seating. Step inside, we are looking forward to serving you.

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Ida Bay Railway Tour

***Please note that the railway will be open for business from 30 January 2019***** Step aboard our historic WWII diesel locomotive, enjoy an unforgettable two 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 (1hr 30 min - 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 and 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!

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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.

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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.

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Institut Polaire

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!

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Intrepid Travel TAS

Our small group style of travel means you’ll stay under the radar, travel the local way, eat the local way and sleep the local way. You’ll get as close to real life as possible (without actually moving in). You’ll have the unsurpassed knowledge of a local leader, taking you out of the guidebooks and into a world you’re waiting to discover. And with regular departures on trips in over 100 countries, you're bound to find something that's just right for you. Small groups, big adventures.

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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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Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees

Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees are trees sculpted into World War One soldiers in Dorset, Tasmania. The 25 statues depict the fallen men they were planted for in 1918. During a ceremony at the railway reserve at Ringarooma Road (renamed Legerwood in December, 1918) trees were planted in honour of fallen soldiers. As the names were called out, a relative of the soldier came forward to hold the tree before planting. In 2001, a report indicated that the trees were no longer safe and the community were devastated that the memorials would be lost. By 2004, it was decided that each of the stumps would be carved into the likeness of each soldier. A chainsaw carver, Eddie Freeman of Ross, was asked by the Legerwood Hall and Reserves Committee to sculpt the masterpieces. Various scenes depicting world War One were also carved. Walk along the avenue of trees and take in the World War One history displayed. Notice the Weymouth Pine at each end of the avenue representing Gallipoli and the Anzac soldiers who fought during this time. Enjoy the picnic area and peaceful surroundings. Dorset is approximately one hours’ drive (86 kilometers/53 miles) from Launceston.

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Leven Canyon Lookout Track

Come to the edge of a dramatic canyon with a river twisting and roaring 275 metres below - and hear nature's wild call. It's rare in the world to find a powerful place like Leven Canyon that's so easy to access. Enjoy the excitement of the canyon, only 45 minutes away from tranquil beaches and coastal parklands. The reserve, almost 2,500 ha, is a refuge for Tasmanian plants, animals and birds. Experience them on a range of fascinating walks, most of them easy. Relax in bushland surrounds while having a picnic or barbecue. There's much to explore, so allow at least two hours on-site. Walks include Cruickshanks Lookout, Forest Stairs, Edge Lookout Track, Fern Walk and Canyon Floor Walk. Facilities include stories and information revealing the significance of the Canyon and surrounds, picnic area with barbecues, tables and picnic shelter and toilets.

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Liffey Falls Reserve

Liffey Falls State Reserve is nestled in the cool temperate rainforest of the Great Western Tiers mountain range in Tasmania's north and is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Liffey Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Tasmania, along with Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park in Tasmania's south. The Liffey River rises on the northern edge of the Great Western Tiers and plunges through dense rainforest of myrtle, sassafras and leatherwood, running over several magnificent waterfalls before reaching rich farmlands and joining the South Esk River. There are four sets of falls along the 45-minute return walk from the picnic ground downhill to the majestic Victoria Falls (commonly referred to as Liffey Falls), all of which can be viewed from sturdy observation decks.

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Lilium Bulb Sale

Our 2019 Lilium Bulb Sale will be held at the Latrobe Memorial Hall from 11 am to 1 pm on Sunday 2nd June. Our Lilium Bulb Sale offers a very broad range of Lilium bulbs along with some select companion bulbs and plants. Many of these bulbs are unavailable elsewhere and are often in short supply. Best bulbs always sell quickly – be early! The emphasis is on easily-grown, garden lilies although there are also rare species liliums for the collector and many different Lilium Hybrids. This includes many of the great new Tasmanian-bred hybrids. Asiatics, Martagons, Trumpet/Aurelians, Orientals, OTs and more – all at reasonable prices. Most of our experienced growers have their own tables and are available to give personal advice on their lilies. Our 2018 Lilium Bulb Sale was again, very successful. These events just keep on getting better every year. Buyers travel from far and wide to attend this event. Thanks to all those who supported us and good luck with your lilies!

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Lillico Beach

Lillico Beach is a coastal reserve and penguin colony near Devonport in north-west Tasmania. Just ten minutes west of Devonport, this narrow coastal strip is home to a colony of Little Penguins, also known as Fairy Penguins. At around 30 centimetres high and weighing in at just one kilo, the Little Penguin is the world's smallest penguin. From the reserve's viewing platform you can watch the birds return to their burrows each evening after a day of fishing in the open ocean. Local volunteers and Parks and Wildlife rangers are on-site during the breeding season (September to May) and summer months (mid-December to mid-February).

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Lily & Dot

Midway between the city and North Hobart you'll find Lily & Dot, an eclectic gift store with a strong focus on Tasmanian-made gifts for baby and you. Situated in the midtown café precinct – a strip of independent stores and small bars popular with locals – Lily & Dot features baby blankets, cards and prints by local illustrators, jewellery, children’s books, candles, organic soaps and softies. Its crochet class program is a popular way to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon – see the Lily & Dot Facebook page too book.

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Llanherne Golf Club

The Llanherne Golf Club is located north-east of Hobart near the beach side town of Seven Mile Beach. It is a nine-hole, 18 tees, Par 72 course designed by Peter Toogood. Opened in March 1994, this links course features 18 tees with gently undulating fairways to nine large greens. Two lakes and numerous bunkers add to the challenge. Members competition is played on Saturdays, Ladies competition on Tuesdays and Mixed competition (open to visitors) on Thursday, 0900 for 0930 Shot Gun Start and 9 hole Competition every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Visitors with handicaps welcome. Holes: Nine (18 Tees), Par: 72, Length: 5978 metres. Slope Ratings are 124 for Members White, 120 for Yellow (Social), and 118 for Ladies Red.

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Lobster Ponds

The Lobster Ponds is a tourist and educational destination providing information about the endangered and threatened freshwater lobster, listed as the largest in the world. You will have a guided tour of the ponds which is set in amongst Tasmania's trees. We have a cafe for light refreshments overlooking the beautiful Flowerdale hills and valleys.

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Lovett Gallery Cygnet

Located in Cygnet, Tasmania is "Lovett Gallery Cygnet" operated by the Huon Art Exhibitions Group. HAEG is primarily a group of local artists that initially got together to support each other and organise exhibitions. They now run their own gallery 'Lovett Gallery Cygnet' to display and market the work of their members. The Gallery is located at the rear of the Town Hall, Mary St, Cygnet and open every weekend, Fridays during daylight savings and most public holidays from 1000 to 1600. HAEG now has 120 members and coordinates a major annual exhibition - "The Huon Art Awards" as well as mini exhibitions for member artists. Works at Lovett Gallery Cygnet are constantly changing and include paintings in all genres, photography, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery. Some members also produce greeting cards. Works can be viewed anytime on the website. Many tourists and local visitors on the Huon Trail also use the visit to enjoy the cafe culture now blossoming in and around Cygnet. Cygnet is a 50-minute drive (55 km) south of Hobart.

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